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#1126 Mike Wurn

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:25 PM

What are the thick looking motor brackets...they look kind of machined, like the one in post 1118? Sorry i don't know how to copy that picture here....duh.




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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

They are Professor Motor which is a copy of the original BWA bracket.

Or possibly an original BWA.

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#1128 Preston M

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:35 PM

So the last f1 i built wasn't all that great. I tore it apart, cut new side pans, and added a center pan There are a total of 14 rails of .032. Pin tubes still need to be added... i dont have any tubing laying around.
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:01 PM

Great looking build Preston. Soldering multiple rails of .032 can be tricky but yours came out great.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:43 PM

Thanks Dom. Just use a lot of flux, high heat, and prepare your fingers to get a little burned :)
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:14 PM

Thanks Dom. Just use a lot of flux, high heat, and prepare your fingers to get a little burned :)

I save my finger tips by using Chop Sticks to hold stuff.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:30 AM

Between baseball, golf, weight lifting, working on cars, and building slot cars my hands are so rough and calloused that it barely bothers me anymore. Now when something hot manages to burn through my pants, and starts burning my legs, ow! Had that happen to me last week and wow that sucked!
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:17 AM

You just got yourself another nickname, Pres. Tenderloin. Live wit' it.
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#1134 Preston M

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:33 AM

I think I can accept that lol. Are you racing with us today ?
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:37 AM

Uh-uh. No car to get over there in until late this week, remember? Doc only released me to drive yesterday, and now I gotta send the Repo Man after my daughter...besides, saving up my money for Fall Brawl. Pro'ly practice at SZ on Thurs.

It'll get more regular for me once I'm back at work, most likely early November.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:41 AM

Sounds good, see ya soon!
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:40 AM

Thanks Dom. Just use a lot of flux, high heat, and prepare your fingers to get a little burned :)

I bet lot's of us had burnt finger tip's in the old day's and not from holding hot brass.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:42 AM

This was a fun one, as it is my first non-kit build.
The bracket is made by Duffy... had it laying around so it might as well get used!
Rails are .055, and the center rails have one .032 wire soldered on top. Posted ImagePosted Image
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:06 PM

Nice work, Preston. There's nothing like bringing one of these things to life from the ground up.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:25 PM

Looking good. It is clear you love to build, and I am sure this is the first of many. I wouldn't be surprised if you never built from a kit again! :clapping:

What thickness are the pans? Chassis weight?

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:35 PM

,062 pans, weight currently unknown until i get to the track later. I dont have a scale at home.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:57 PM

,062 pans, weight currently unknown until i get to the track later. I dont have a scale at home.


63 grams
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:02 PM

I bet lot's of us had burnt finger tip's in the old day's and not from holding hot brass.


thats why "roach clips" were invented,,,,,,, :sarcastic_hand: :sun_bespectacled:
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:38 PM

This chassis was my first ever "Non-Kit" Build. It is tripod design. I cleaned the chassis the old fashioned way using Comet and a wire brush.

The chassis has 0.062" rails, 3.875" wheelbase, and 0.875" Guide Lead. It weighs in at 51.7 grams.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:48 PM

That's a good lookin' chassis, Eric! Nice work. Oughta eat up a King track.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:58 PM

Thanks Richard! I just wish I had it ready for last weekend's Retro East Race at Port Jeff Raceway.
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 07:38 PM

Eric,
Absolutely terrific job.

And no offense to the tumblin' guys out there, I prefer the brushed look.

And on that chassis, the brushed steel guide contrasting against the brushed brass nose pc. looks great.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:31 PM

Great job Eric. Really nice and it should run great out here for sure.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:09 PM

...And then there's...

Retro Pro sled built for George Blaha & incorporating his ideas.- And his suggestion for the name as well.

33g as it sits.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:55 PM

Great/ cool design.

It reminds me of one of those 8K exercise machines.

And he's goin' inline.

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