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#1 JimF

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 04:36 PM

I've been churning out some AW's lately. Here is an update on past and recent developments.

 

Starting with this older warhorse that I've raced a lot. This chassis has raced several times in NorCal and once (I think) on the flat track @ Buena Park maybe about a year ago. This car has always been good and I usually run it with the added weights as shown. Lately, it's been a little iffy on some tracks and I knew it needed a trip to the jig. Here it is stripped down and a few things repaired. It's ready for reassembly.

 

  • 3 rails of .055 spaced.
  • Coined nosepiece is an R-Geo part in .040 . Other brass plate is .032
  • Pans are "shaker" style.
  • 12* motor angle
  • Weighs in @ ~~ 108 gr. all up.

 

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In the meantime, I had built this a few months back but never raced it and hadn't even tested it much. I had built this halfway thinking about it as a flat track car and thought maybe it'd have too much bite on a speedway. I took it to our last race at Motown b/c I was suspicious about the old one. I tested the old car and it was pretty good but I thought something was wrong so I tested this one. It was a little grippy but spectacularly fast so I decided to race it. It was so fast that I didn't have to go real hard with it. I just ran it about 95% and stayed out of trouble. Since then, I tested it on the sorta diabolical Yellow Dragon Flat track @ Fast Track Hobbies and was blown away by it. It really is a flat track car.

 

 

  • 6 rails of .039 with a space.
  • Nosepiece is a coined R-Geo part @ .040. Other nose brass is also .040
  • Hinged pans are .032 with wire stiffeners
  • 12* motor angle
  • Weight is 111 gr all up with the .032 center weight in place.

 

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So just recently, the occasion came up to build this one for a customer after he pretty much demolished the one he had. This is a rail layout that I've used a lot and it is always good. On customer cars, I'll usually use a little steeper motor angle to facilitate gear choices and also to make motor installation easier.

 

  • 3 rails of .055 soldered.
  • Pans are .055 wire.
  • Nosepiece is .050 other nose brass is .032.
  • Motor angle is 14*
  • Center weight is .025
  • This is a speedway car and will go about 105 all up.

 

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Since I was in the mode, I made up another one for myself. This one is intended to be a little stiffer than the .039 car in case the situation arises where that one just has too much bite. I seldom do unsoldered rails but in this case, it hit the target for flex that I was after.

 

  • 5 rails of .047 unsoldered between the nose and the bite bar mounts.
  • Pans are .047 wire
  • All nose brass is .050.
  • R-Geo hardened steel guide tongue.
  • Motor Angle 10*
  • Center weight is .016. (this is going to be a handy place to store some lead)
  • Bite bar is .062. Inboard tubes are std but outboard tubes are drilled out to .070 ID.
  • All up is going to run about 106.

 

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 07:20 PM

Love it all, especially the "Fowler Deck" shaker thingies :heart: :heart: :heart:

Thanks for showing them :)


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Posted 02 July 2017 - 08:34 PM

Love it all, especially the "Fowler Deck" shaker thingies :heart: :heart: :heart:

Thanks for showing them :)

 

I'm........uhhhhhhh.......pretty sure I didn't invent them things but thanks for the "naming" anyway........ :blush:


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