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#51 gotboostedvr6

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 03:07 PM

Cut the blade short.

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 03:07 PM

The braid pocket is further forward with the RF, but the long blade, on the HP, extends just as far forward as the RF does.


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 05:00 PM

The braid pocket is further forward with the RF, but the long blade, on the HP, extends just as far forward as the RF does.


Essentially they are achieving the same thing?

I have tried both. Apart from the HP being slightly thicker, I find it hard to tell any handling difference
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 02:49 AM

I have never had any RF guide break... I have ywo kids, a niece and a nephew, that are rough on stuff; they hit hard and often.

Guys at the raceway won't use them 'cause they broke some off in the threading process. I've never had that happen but I do put a drop or two of oil on it. Did see a good racer break a Parma guide at the National Flexi race.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 08:12 AM

Boil 'em before you thread 'em.

Also cut the shaft short and oil before threading.
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 12:14 PM

Next time you're near that track, measure the distance between the two straights just going into and exiting the turn.
 
Using my photo from post #21, and after calling to Jay to see if he recalled the lane spacing (4-1/4" he thinks), the radius of the turn in white seems to be about 6 inches. If the lane spacing is 4 inches, it would be close to 5-2/3 inches.

 
Don Weaver and Richard Sylvester measured the diameter last night and found it to be about 11.75", so you're math is pretty darned good.
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 06:53 AM

I'm surprised that no one has commented that they wondered why "... it took two southerners to measure a 12" straight line."  :laugh2: ​        (sorry Richard)

 

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 07:17 AM

Five fingers on each hand and they kept their shoes on?
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 07:18 AM

LOL.

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 08:19 AM

While the southerners were measuring it the Yankees would have started a group to study which side to measure from.
 
Oh excuse me... Northerners, not Yankees.
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 09:11 AM

Thank you for the correction.
 
As I understand it...

"Southerners" define Yankees as those who live north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
North of the Mason-Dixon Line Yankees are often defined as those from New England.
In New England a Yankee is someone from Vermont.
In Vermont a Yankee is someone who had steak for breakfast.
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Posted 11 May 2018 - 09:31 AM

Maine has Yankees, too! :laugh2:
 
But why do they call Maine downeast?
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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:57 PM

I hope to do that soon.  Also, RF doesn't always fit some of the shorter Retro bodies.

 

My first impression of the HP Electric Blue guide flag is good.  Ran a Can Am car on BPR's King track and it ran faster than my Parma guide.  Took some shots into the wall near the bridge with no damage to the guide flag.  Flag was not pinned, just the standard pre-threaded version. The slot where the lead wire clip and braid fit into is wider than the new Red Fox guide making it easier to slip in without a great deal of effort.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:47 PM

I broke one of the older version red fox while threading it. It had an air pocket in the stem! I broke another old style red fox on my 4 1/2" stock car. nothing would have survived that hit.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 01:59 PM

The braid pocket is further forward with the RF, but the long blade, on the HP, extends just as far forward as the RF does.

 

The fact that the braid pocket is further back on the HP is good IMHO as it can avoid the having the braid contact the front of the body, which can happen with the Red Fox.

 

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