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#2851 Half Fast

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:06 PM

Nice build Charlie, looks very professional, :victory:

 

I hope Jimmy and Chris make some more scratch building parts.

 

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:44 PM

In my ever ending quest to keep up with Tony, I built a new Can-Am chassis. The inspiration for this chassis came from Tony's 18 rail 039 wire chassis that he allowed me to take up to the R4 last March. The 18 rail chassis handles very well, however it is a little loose for the way our Florida tracks are glued. Therefore, I decide to build a similar chassis having 14 rails of 039 wire. And for the first time, I made the side pans out of steel wire. The fighting weight of this car is 101 grams, RTR.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 09:53 AM

A little something that I put together yesterday.

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:10 PM

Looking good Jeff.
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Posted 02 August 2017 - 09:12 AM

Here is another kit machined in house at HVR by Jim. Pans , bracket and nose are all .032 brass, rails are .055 inner and .062 outer,Swiss 2 deg tongue,HVR fronts and Bartos axle.He is trying a couple new designs so we will see how it goes tonight at our weekly Retro race. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:47 PM

Here is a little something to the scratch built gallery.  First up is a reality modified "shelf queen" for a long time friend in North Carolina.  The body was made my Jerry Fascione and the chassis was built to the reality modified specs. 

 

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This next one is a new builders class that is being start at Rapid Raceway with a twist on the reality modified chassis rules.  This one has .078 rails with a 4" wheel base and came in at 130 grams with the nerf bars.  This one was built for Jerry Fascione and he added the nerf bars once I completed the chassis.  Usually this class requires 1/8" axles but the new class will have the option of 3/32 and BB fronts.  The pans have a plumber/shaker set up. 

 

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 08:26 AM

Dom, how do you keep the "cotter pin" from coming out? Is it kinked?


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 06:25 PM

The pin head has just enough twist to hold it tight against the center weight.

Normally I would have used a regular body pin but the way the pans are set up I needed something that could slide under the front pan support.
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Posted 23 August 2017 - 07:31 PM

Another new car ready for Fasttrackshobbies on Saturday.🤞🏻🤞🏻
3x047 rails with 062 forks, pans are 025 and the hinges are 039 wire in 1/16 square tubing. Rgeo 3/4 rear and the rest is scratchbuilt.WP_20170823_20_28_29_Pro_LI.jpg
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Posted 24 August 2017 - 07:24 AM

Looking good Chris

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:07 AM

Hey Chris, if you haven;t done so already, I suggest you trim back those pan downstop wires near the front wheels.  Ask me how I know this!   :laugh2:


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 06:48 PM

Heres another one of Jims (HVR) chassis kits machined in house at HVR. It has a 2 deg. Swiss tongue,Bartos front axle and HVR ball bearing fronts. There is also a center pan for this chassis which I didnt use because this one is a CanAm only build.

This one is a little different than the last one I did,it has a 3/4 bracket so the pans and nose are different. It was setup with 4 .047 rails and 2 .055 rails on the outside. These build up really nice, Im going to see if we can come up with another variation of this one.

 

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:55 AM

Here is a UKRRA edition Stalker for Andrew Bishop to run in thier Saloon class. Chassis is set up for .750 tires all around, .015 front clearance, .050 rear clearance, .750 guide lead, and 4.0 wheel base.

I lowered the rear axle by trimming the bottom of the motor bracket at an angle. This allowed the motor shaft and axle to intersect on center.

Fully assembled will come in around 125 grams.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:56 PM

Heres another one of Jims (HVR) chassis kits machined in house at HVR. It has a 2 deg. Swiss tongue,Bartos front axle and HVR ball bearing fronts. There is also a center pan for this chassis which I didnt use because this one is a CanAm only build.

This one is a little different than the last one I did,it has a 3/4 bracket so the pans and nose are different. It was setup with 4 .047 rails and 2 .055 rails on the outside. These build up really nice, Im going to see if we can come up with another variation of this one.

 

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 08:56 PM

Here is a FANG I built up to race at HVR this weekend in a Retro East race. Qualified 6th and finished 2nd.

111 grams with body
15/16" Guide lead
4-1/16" wheel base
Steel/brass tail combo

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:41 AM

Beautiful builds, Dom!


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 11:30 PM

RGeo Razzo anglewinder with removable inserts. Chassis has dbl. 062 rails, 4.00 wheelbase, and .900 GL.
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Posted 01 November 2017 - 10:52 AM

RGEO RAZZO I ran it as a coupe on HVR King . handled great. 

 

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 12:22 AM

I thought i would post a few builds of different frames im into lately..

This was built from an HVR kit Hudson Valley Raceway. I call it the Hudson Speedster,

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This is a mix of different RGEO components. A Dragon nose, original dragon Pans  and RGEO bracket.The frame was from a older TRI TUNER i had  came out really cool.

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Last a Mixed Hybrid as ordered from a client. JK nose, RGEO PANS AND BRACKET.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 09:33 PM

FacebookSomethingNew A Outlaw Modified Built from an RGEO THRASHER that are run at Rapid Ricks. Out of my comfort zone on this one.. 

 

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 04:14 PM

I thought i would post a few builds of different frames im into lately..
This was built from an HVR kit Hudson Valley Raceway. I call it the Hudson Speedster,
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This is a mix of different RGEO components. A Dragon nose, original dragon Pans  and RGEO bracket.The frame was from a older TRI TUNER i had  came out really cool.
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Last a Mixed Hybrid as ordered from a client. JK nose, RGEO PANS AND BRACKET.
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Here are the two Jersey John chassis assembled. Race ready. Came in third place with Frankenstein. Plan on moving up the ranks! Good handling chassis!f27a85ab606b540e5045cfabcef08ea1.jpgf575f4bed9e03565c9e749fa5e9ef511.jpg

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 04:19 PM

Here are the two Jersey John chassis assembled. Race ready. Came in third place with Frankenstein. Plan on moving up the ranks! Good handling chassis!f27a85ab606b540e5045cfabcef08ea1.jpgf575f4bed9e03565c9e749fa5e9ef511.jpg

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:41 AM

This is built very much along the line of the Fang kit but without the machined parts so I am calling it Snaggletooth.

 

Chicagoland wide bracket and guide tongue.

live front axle with bearings.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:12 PM

Not bad Eddie

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 12:29 PM

A RGEO Samurai JJ HITMAN  stockcar build. inner rails are a combo inner .062 outer .055 both sides. Heading to Tony L.

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 05:38 PM

Not bad Eddie

I'll take that.

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:17 PM

Eddie,

 

How much does it weigh? Is the center piece removable or permanent? Does it move?

 

Looks like an interesting build. Good work on it!

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:09 PM

Thanks Jim

 

 As you see it ready to race with body and tires it was 109 when it won at CMS week before last.

With no lead I think it is about 102 or 3.

The center pan is permanent and it is a shaker pan so it moves.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 08:19 PM

So, here is my new f1. 3 rails of 039 and center forks of 055 to a custom nose piece and brass guide tongue. 4" wb and .870 gl. It still needs a maiden run.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:37 PM

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95% done, new stock car for Dennis Dominey out of a X25R, Samson style rails. Will get a center pan and a Bartos front axle


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 04:42 PM

A  HITMAN SAMURAI Stock Car for Rob in Cali and Kevin in Colorado.

 

RGEO kit ...062/.032 main rails

 

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 06:10 PM

Finished up today a J-MOD for RAPID RICKS Modified Outlaw class built from a RGEO Thrasher with Hudson Valley BB fronts.. Heading to MA....

 

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 05:54 PM

This one is a Christmas present I built for Richard Sylvester, proprietor of The Doghouse racing club. He's been griping to me about not having a good retro F1 --- especially one that he felt could challenge mine!  :D

 

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The rails are all .055, including the fork. The brass pans and main nosepiece are .063.

 

My only regret is that I painstakingly attached the front axle before sticking the whole thing in the tumbler. After the axle was attached, The length of the axle exceeded the mouth of my barrel, so, I cleaned it up and scrubbed it with some steel wool to give it a nice shine.

 

Now, I'm just looking forward to a little track-tuning with him.

 

Cheers, and Merry Christmas.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 05:53 PM

I just pulled this chassis, built by Bernard Powell, out of the C/R tumbler, and it looks pretty nice, so I'm going to post it for him.
 
I have a few critiques for him, but I like how he used the C/R CNC milled, body mount standoffs, as his downstops, in the back.

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#2885 Bernard Powell

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 08:17 PM

Thank you very much any tips you can give me I appreciate it

#2886 MSwiss

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 08:21 PM

#1 tip;
Use more punctuation in your posts. Lol

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#2887 Steve Ritter

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 08:30 PM

My New Jersey John F1 chassis. Beautiful work. Looking forward to the next race!1ec3763598a844d0e4faa654fcf31b7d.jpg

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 08:45 PM

Well done Bernard. I like the nose.

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 09:00 PM



My New Jersey John F1 chassis. Beautiful work. Looking forward to the next race!1ec3763598a844d0e4faa654fcf31b7d.jpg

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#2890 Bernard Powell

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 01:45 AM

Thank you dominator I'm learning trying to get better with the help of Mike Swiss I'm learning

#2891 Eddie Fleming

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:06 AM

This one has

 

.047 rails

 

CL motor bracket and guide tongue.

 

Should have used 3/4 for the front parts the one inch makes it a bit heavy at 51.9 G

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 11:58 AM

Eddie, your chassis looks great! The front uprights caught my attention. Are you using 3/32 bearings with a drill blank front axle?


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How old should a highway be before you tell it, that it has been adopted?


#2893 Eddie Fleming

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 12:02 PM

Yes Bill. I have built a few but this is the first one that I cut out the center of the tube.


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 03:48 PM

Eddie, thanks for your quick response. :)


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#2895 Bernard Powell

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:47 AM

Looks real nice Eddie I like the front upright also

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 08:59 AM

Nice job Eddie. What's the wheel base and guide lead?

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#2897 Eddie Fleming

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:15 AM

Thank you Bernard.

 

Dominic this one is very much an experiment. the WB is 3 & 7/8 and GL is just over 7/8. Can I just say SHORT


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:45 AM

Not that I need another Can-Am car, I decided to build something a little different. Basically, this chassis is a 2 piece chassis with the side pans tied together. The main rails are .039" (7 each side) and the pans are made of .055 wire. RGEO motor bracket. The chassis with the front axle weighed in at 47 grams, while the RTR car is 103 grams.

 

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 08:53 AM

New Can Am for Greg Wilkinson (a.k.a. Papa Nerf). FSF kit. .078 main rails, CR 1.360" bracket, JK 7R, ARP 9/Red Fox 28 gears, Cahoza guide, TQ lead wire, JK tires front and rear, 4" wheel base, and 1" guide lead. Comes in at 109.3 as shown which is perfect for Rapids hillclimb.

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 12:47 PM

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