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#101 MSwiss

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 04:58 PM

Congrats to Sam Rackham, Jim Lange, and Dale Yamashita on their 1, 2, 3 finish, in F1, on the King, at the last SCRRA race, at BP, using pinned Red Fox guides.

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 05:29 PM

I broke the post off an unpinned one this weekend. I was too lazy to switch to my pinned ones before the race. Lol


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 10:04 AM

Congrats to Sam Rackham, Jim Lange, and Dale Yamashita on their 1, 2, 3 finish, in F1, on the King, at the last SCRRA race, at BP, using pinned Red Fox guides.
http://slotblog.net/...17/#entry694554

To go along with the 1,2,3 finish in F1, for the pinned RF guide, the 3rd place finisher in that race, Dale Yamashita took the win, in the CanAm, using one.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 04:32 PM

They look nice. We sold a few the other day. 


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:24 PM

Congrats to Jason "Butters" Engel on his big win, at this past weekend's FNRS race. at Tri-State Raceway, using a C/R pinned Red Fox guide.

Butters bested some of the greatest Flexi racers in the U.S....and Ralph, to take the LMP win .
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Posted 17 October 2017 - 04:36 AM

Butters bested some of the greatest Flexi racers in the U.S....and Ralph, to take the LMP win .

"....and Ralph" OH SNAP :laugh2:


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 10:14 PM

"....and Ralph" OH SNAP :laugh2:

Sam,

Ralph's a good friend of mine, and when I get in a bind, I have to make him do, as my "back-up Wes", to give some crap to.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 01:18 PM

With the Sano, subsequent semi-recovery, and 3 parties this past weekend, I got way behind on pinned guides.
 
As of late, last night, I'm back on the drill press, and the gluing board. LOL

 

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 02:43 PM

Mike Swiss:  The soaking of the guides in something does what?



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:02 PM

Gets/keeps them wet. Lol

Lack of moisture is a guide shoe's worst enemy....along with the wall.

I figured if I'm going to transport the guides, back and forth, to the raceway and home, in a closed container, I might as well keep them in water.

That's what I'm doing now.

At home, boiling guide shoes, eating 10 day old Portillo's pasta, leftover from the Sano, and livin' the dream. Lol
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Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:26 PM


Boiling guide shoes, while eating 10 day old Portillo's pasta, leftover from The Sano, and livin' the dream. Lol
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Posted 18 October 2017 - 03:49 PM

Pablo made a "enough for leftover's" donation. lol

On Sunday we ran through all the brisket, and almost, all the pulled pork, on the first trip thru.

I should of been suspicious, when the emailed invoice, from Uncle Bub's, was 25% less, than what it was supposed to be.

I would of inquired, but I was too busy, Saturday night, giving Howie the ass-beating of his life, on the Fielder Flat.

I took the extra $$$, and treated Jackie, to an all-expenses paid, round trip, to the movies.
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:09 PM

With the Cubs (sort of) playing tonight, The raceway was quiet, and I was able to go at the pinning, pretty hard.

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 08:42 AM

Are the pink guides designated for slot car breast cancer awareness month?


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 07:44 AM

Well, I still haven't broken any posts, on the new Red Fox guide, while threading them, but I did break my GT1 threader, yesterday, while threading a pinned guide.

I switched over to a Backtrack Guide Buddy 2 which has a smaller ID than the GT1.

To facilitate using it, I cut two additional slots/flutes, at 3 and 9 o'clock, to go with the ones at 12 and 6 o'clock.

That helped quite a bit.

It's still not as effortless as the GT1, but it cuts a slightly deeper thread.

That deeper thread, makes getting my nylon nuts, started, much easier.

They also rotate on the post easier, but still hold their adjustment, real well.

The new, nice JK round nuts, that already get started easily, start even more effortlessly, rotate on the post with less effort, and again, still hold their adjustment real, real well.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 12:12 PM

Well, I still haven't broken any posts, on the new Red Fox guide, while threading them, but I did break my GT1 threader, yesterday, while threading a pinned guide.

I switched over to a Backtrack Guide Buddy 2 which has a smaller ID than the GT1.

To facilitate using it, I cut two additional slots/flutes, at 3 and 9 o'clock, to go with the ones at 12 and 6 o'clock.

That helped quite a bit.

It's still not as effortless as the GT1, but it cuts a slightly deeper thread.

That deeper thread, makes getting my nylon nuts, started, much easier.

They also rotate on the post easier, but still hold their adjustment, real well.

The new, nice JK round nuts, that already get started easily, start even more effortlessly, rotate on the post with less effort, and again, still hold their adjustment real, real well.

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So Mike, what do you think the threader of choice would be for someone like me that needs to replace one? PS.... on the ones I have gotten from you in the past, I had to chase the threads with a 10-32 die.



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Posted 24 October 2017 - 12:45 PM

Yes, the GT1 cutter worked well for me, but it probably was because it wasn't cutting as crisp/deep.

 

The JK round nut still went on, and my cutdown nylon nuts also threaded on nicely, once you got them started, which was a bit of a pain.

 

When measuring the ID of the GT1 cutter, it was .003" or .004" larger, than the Backtrack.

 

But interesting, is that a 10-32 bolt threads, into both of them, with the same light effort, and feel.

 

If you get the Backtrack, I would add the extra slots and open up the existing ones.

 

When I went to 4 slots, I made them 2 (thin) Dremel 409 discs wide.

 

Since I posted this morning, I've opened them up, probably about, another half width of a disc, and it works even better.

 

But be aware, when threading a fresh post, you have to back out, periodically, to break off the plastic.

 

I didn't have to do that with the GT1.


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:11 PM

I added the extra slots in my backtrack threader after breaking a post off in it, and it made a huge difference! Why have you been holding out on us mike?!?!? Lol

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 08:46 PM

I added the extra slots in my backtrack threader after breaking a post off in it, and it made a huge difference! Why have you been holding out on us mike?!?!? Lol

Been meaning to respond, but too busy shipping stuff and parties.
 
I assumed it would help, but I didn't have to try it, until I broke my GT1 threader
 
The weird thing, a little later in the day, after I posted #117, I made another attempt at fixing my GT1 threader.
 
Just grafting in a piece of piano wire across the break, and soldering it, did not work.
 
It would spread out, the further I threaded it down the post.
 
So I came up with the idea of putting a ring around the end.
 
I had a brass washer that was the right diameter.
 
I opened it up, sort of surprisingly easy, with my unibit.
 
Anyway it has worked crazy well, so far.
 
I've threaded about 3 dozen flags since I fixed it.
 
When I added the washer, the broken off part of the threader, apparently was just pinched in a little bit.
 
So my repaired GT1 threader now cuts a little deeper, in my opinion, as deep as the Backtrack.
 
But despite the deeper cut, I can go back to cutting the whole length of the post without having to back off.
 
If anything, it cuts easier, and backs out easier at the end of the cut.
 
Even though it still just has the stock 2 flutes/slots, it feeds the trimmed part, out one of the slots, in one long piece.
 
You can see a sample of the long shavings, it produces, in the picture below.
 
And to add to that, whatever mojo is going on with the repaired threader, it also leaves the top of the post slightly reduced in diameter, and my cutdown, nylon nuts, now go on, super-easy.
 
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 06:25 PM

Congrats to Mike "Raisin" Garrett, on his CanAm win at the the ORS-KOR Race #2, at Tom Thumb, in Columbus, this past weekend, using a C/R pinned guide.

 

Also scoring podium finishes, this weekend, was Team Hi-Tech #2, with the win, and Team Old Skool, with a 3rd, at the Boola Bash NASCAR Enduro, at Buena Park Raceway.

 

Also congrats to Dale Yamashita, and Craig Corriea, on their 2nd and 3rd place finishes, in the F1 race.


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 01:58 PM

And now that Bryan has the Can-Am results posted, from the Boola Bash, it appears C/R pinned guides swept the podium.

 

Big congrats to Jerry Johnson, Dale Yamashita, and Sam Rackham.


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:46 PM

Congrats to Ralph Thorne and Jason Burnside, on their wins , this weekend at the FNRS race, at Fast Eddie's, in Pinellas Park, FL, using C/R pinned Red Fox guide flags.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:40 PM

I've been made aware of all the broken non-pinned Red Fox guide's at the Fall Brawl.

With winter coming, and humidity dropping, the issue will just be getting worse, in the cold weather regions.

My dist. finally got more guide's to me, late last week.

This past weekend, in between hosting, both parties, and racing, I started drilling them.

So place your orders, and I'll get to them in order, ASAP.

Be aware, there is an existing big backlog, plus I am backed up in general, from being real sick last week.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:34 PM

Better get to work Swiss. LOL

 

We used the your pinned ones and didn't have any problems. Gave them a good test too as Matt was hit by everyone including the pace car.

 

Keep up the good work Mike.

 

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:01 PM

The below picture has been circulating on FB, with the poster, commenting in the thread "pinned guides don't work".

 

A few facts;

1-The below, broken pinned guide, was not pinned by me.

 

2-It was pinned by a local racer.

 

3-Said local racer used .039" wire- after the first hundred or so, I switched to .047" wire.

 

4-Said local racer made a poor choice of adhesive.

 

5-Said local racer hit a stationary car, 2/3rds down the straightaway, with a C can powered GTP car.

 

6-to say pinned guides don't work is highly inaccurate.

 

7-I've sold about 700, and I haven't heard of a case of one breaking in a race.

I'm sure it will eventually happen, but in the case of the Fall Brawl, all the ones that broke, were non-pinned, while quite a few of the racers were running my pinned ones.(and somehow, as already alluded to, no one broke any of those)

 

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#126 Matt Sheldon

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:30 PM

Mike,

 

Does your pin penetrate into the blade at all? Not looking for specifics, just an observed question.


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:49 PM

I guess you never got any yet. LOL
 
Yes, of course.
 
I'm not sure if it would be much of a reason to do it, if it didn't.
 
It goes down about .250", or 80% of the way, down.
 
What's weird is on the one Ricky D did, in post #125, I see the pin, but I don't see the hole it came out of.
 
In the FB discussion on it, a few guys commented, that the guide wasn't pinned.

 

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#128 Matt Sheldon

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:53 PM

I guess you never got any yet. LOL

 

Yes, of course.

 

I'm not sure if it would be much of a reason to do it, if it didn't.

 

It goes down about .250", or 80% of the way, down.

Not fast enough to need them, but I am on the backorder list.

 

Agreed, and why I guess I was looking for confirmation of where the shear point was going to be at.

 

Thank you!


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:57 PM

Where Ricky busted his, is typically where the unpinned ones, break.


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#130 Pat Skeggs

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 02:23 PM

It happened, a red fox pinned guide broke at the Race Place yesterday . Edsel, driving his F1 in the straightaway took flight and smacked into the turn. The pin was still in the guide, but the plastic at the base broke. It broke below the guide nut so it just fluttered after that. The plastic threaded shaft just slid off the pin when he looked at it afterward. I still think it's a great flag and will continue to use them. PS I don't think any flag would have survived that shot.


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 02:41 PM

Common sense, if you you hit a wall hard enough the guide will break pin or not. The pin  does increase the force it takes to snap the flag but no plastic flag I know is break proof.


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#132 pmwslots

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:14 PM

I finally caught up with all my orders for these.
 
These wound up not being super aggravating, for me to do, so I will continue for the time being.
 
I wound up doing about 15 extra, if anyone needs ones shipped right away.
 
As James Grandi mentioned in the other thread I ran on RF guides, none of the surfaces are very flat.
 
I've experimented with flattening/truing them a bit, and have shipped and will ship some, that way.
 
Here's what they look like, although this pink one doesn't show it that much, from lack of contrast.
 
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i would like try a couple please pm me what i need to do to get like 5 ? ty


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:33 PM

Will do, Perry.

Do you want them threaded?

I took a break from making these over the holidays as I was too busy with parties and rentals.

On this latest batch of 200, I am making the extra effort to boil each color separately.

Otherwise the lighter colors take on the color of the darker ones.

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Two-time G7 World Champion (1988, 1990)
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