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#1 chasbeeman

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 12:03 AM

.062" main rails and .055" secondary using the REH motor bracket drilled for Falcon. Also old Cobra guide tongue. Will add body mounts for floating pin tubes next.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 07:18 AM

Nice, what body you going to have.


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 09:40 AM

Nice, what body you going to have.

67 GTO , lexan for this one.

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:31 AM

67 GTO , lexan for this one.

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Been away from the bench for a bit, had to have retina reattachment surgery in December. Healing slowly so all good so far. I finished the 67 GTO drag car. Pictures show floating body mounts using jewelry making pieces acquired at local hobby shop.9b2f6eee8d7e71b3803620b36223c5f2.jpgd0401fe264bae2077823604526059b9f.jpg852dfbea500bb0f0657ca68a58139225.jpg

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:35 AM

Been away from the bench for a bit, had to have retina reattachment surgery in December. Healing slowly so all good so far. I finished the 67 GTO drag car. Pictures show floating body mounts using jewelry making pieces acquired at local hobby shop.9b2f6eee8d7e71b3803620b36223c5f2.jpgd0401fe264bae2077823604526059b9f.jpg852dfbea500bb0f0657ca68a58139225.jpg

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Built for a friend, letting him add interior and decals if wanted. Paint by Gary Voegler!

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:22 AM

Looks great 


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 10:39 PM

Looks great 

Thanks Nick!

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:04 AM

Nice looking build Charles! What motor did you end up putting in this car? I ask because I notice the crown gear is on the left side of the pinion & the can's air flow holes are longer than those of Falcons. :)


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:17 AM

That one looks like an FK-180 - not a Falcon class FK-130.


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 12:58 PM

COOL Paint !!!!!

 

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 04:21 PM

Nice looking build Charles! What motor did you end up putting in this car? I ask because I notice the crown gear is on the left side of the pinion & the can's air flow holes are longer than those of Falcons. :)

It is a generic fk180 from a Chinese company rated at 21000 rpm. We have a short basement track and only bracket race. Slower cars seem more consistent.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:12 AM

Nice build. The chassis don't look much different than whats offered nowadays (well the budget chassis)


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:09 AM

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Front body mount is all wrong. It should be as close to the front of the car as possible. Note that this is from the bottom of the car, and it is a no-bar chassis.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:54 AM

Ben, I don't know drag chassis, but what is the theory of having the front body mount way forward like you show? Does it have anything to do with chassis bite?


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 08:25 PM

You want the front end planted, the closer the front mount is to the front the more planted, the more down force... this is for cars that use a pinned front mount. If you are using a pinless mount it would be right behind the front tires where the body is a little more flexible.


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