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#1076 MantaRay

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 11:59 AM

Forgot about this one..............JK Bracket and Nose pc., Warmack Twistamon rails, Chicagoland Guide brace and old reused, chopped up brack agra, Rgeo Ball Bearing Front Uprights.........Original design by Bryan Warmack. I did a few things a little different..lol
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#1077 Cap Henry

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:00 PM

CHR Cars #039
R-Geo Dragon Slayer 3 Kit
FSF 3/4" Bracket
Swiss Guide Brace
4" WB
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:15 PM

Had a busy week, spent it making and modifying chassis, produced 2 new saloon chassis, a Can Am and a F1 for a couple of racers. Rebuilt my own saloon and after testing the Z rail saloon modified that as well.
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This is the Z rail as tested at Raceway 81 , as built it was to light for a flat track with a Camaro body, plus it needed to be 120g for the rules. . As I added the lead it began to handle better and better running through the esses really quick with a good change of direction, total lead added was around 10 grams. Big problem was it would not take the entry to the banking without lifting. I believe that Z rails allow to much longitudinal flex, the motor is trying to climb up the gear and the flex is allowing it to move to much, the limits I had fitted prevent the chassis flexing downwards but allow freedom in the upward direction. I think this movement makes the chassis slightly unstable in fast corners, whilst allowing good change of direction in tighter corners. I have made heavier pans and fitted the rear stops in tight fitting tube which limits the upward flex but still allows the rails to rotate in the tubes like a torsion bar, not sure if it is still a Z rail but it still has a lot more flex than my standard chassis. I will be testing on Thursday night to see if it works.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:42 PM

VERY Nice !!! Mike :good:

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 06:05 PM

Nice fleet, Mike!
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:51 PM

CHR Cars #041
JK Kit with 1" JK Hypoid Bracket
Chicagoland Guide Brace
4" WB
.062/.055 rails soldered together
Built for Gary Clinton Jr for GTC-FK at Fall Brawl
Waiting on a new tumbler drum for final cleaning, this pic makes it look awful! LOL
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#1082 Cap Henry

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:58 PM

CHR Cars #042
JK Kit with 1" Hypoid JK Bracket
4" WB
10 Rails of .047
Shaker Pans
Chicagoland Guide Brace
This is an updated version of a design I built for Mike Muir and myself last year, this one is for Gary Clinton Jr
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 02:11 PM

Looks like it'll run good.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:14 PM

Im a pretty novice builder, but do enjoy it. This is the 4th chassis ive built but the 1st Rgeo chassis.


.047 main rails Quad rails
Race weight 110.2 grams




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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:25 PM

Looks good!

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:44 PM

Nice job, J.P.

I like the stagger of the rails going into the nose pc.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:47 PM

Thanks guys for the kind words.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:06 PM

A view from the left coast if you will. Pretty nice work for just your 4th build. Very nice work.
Let us know how it works. Again, nice job.
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:18 PM

Looks good JP. You are coming along quite well for just your 4th.............
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:51 PM

Pair of new F1s for myself

CHR Cars #043 (Top)
4" WB .95" GL
R-Geo 3/4" Tongue. JK 3/4" Bracket w/ Inner U-Shape cut from Chicagoland Brackagra
4 .062 Main Rails with a .062 gap and Brass Rear Half Rail
.062 Pans and Center Pan hung in the "spring" fashion as used on alot of Z-Rails

CHR Cars #044 (Bottom)
4" WB .95" GL
R-Geo 3/4" Tongue. JK 3/4" Bracket w/ Inner U-Shape cut from Chicagoland Brackagra
8 .047 Main Rails
.050 R-Geo Side Pans with .032 Center Pan hung in the "spring" fashion as used on alot of Z-Rails
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:29 AM

Cap,
Nice work.

I guess I should of mentioned to you I had these

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:12 PM

This is my first try at a IRRA chassis. It is A D3-25X JK kit.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:07 PM

Good job, Les!
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:47 PM

RV7KAA1... if that slayer is too tight....like all the time..unsolder the 2 inner rails ,take them off ...3 .047 rails is a pleeenty of stiffy......"let the slayer flexinzy"
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 05:34 PM

Nice builds...........Les, Cap and J.P.
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:28 PM

Ironically, the guy who has had his hand in designing or co-designing and drawing up all 3 of JK's Retro chassis kits,
Chuck Gambo, is one of Retro's racing scratchiest, scratchbuilders.

Along with cutting, drilling and bending his own motor bracket, cutting and coining his own nose pc., he even turned his own BB fronts.

Pictured is a 1 x 5 MM railed bipod, he just finished, and brought by tonight to test on the Flat track.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:55 PM

Chuck has the skillzzzzz.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 09:31 PM

I love it; he's testing with a motor from Da Sano IV! Hey, if it's still got brushes.............
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 08:37 AM

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:06 AM

Looking good Preston

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