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#1 Barry

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 09:52 AM

I have been inspired to scratch build again after a 10 year break. I realized that I have forgotten a few things but it was a fun project. Hopefully I can test it today on a Hill Climb and make something better soon. f15a4b912257d9bce917bebaca575b36.jpg14830ac779dd2df84ea394a72153b9e3.jpg

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 10:00 AM

Nice chassis. It looks much like what Tony P is building. It should work well.


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 10:20 AM

Yes I have been highly inspired by TonyP and his video from a year and a half ago. I have probably watched it 3 times now and learned a lot from it. I am lucky enough to have two CNC tables in my basement and I drew up a base design based loosely on Tony's Flying V pictures posted here.

I cut the guide tongue, nose piece, and pans all on my mill and I hope to be able to make a motor mount sometime soon.

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 11:24 AM

I have been inspired to scratch build again after a 10 year break. I realized that I have forgotten a few things but it was a fun project. Hopefully I can test it today on a Hill Climb and make something better soon. f15a4b912257d9bce917bebaca575b36.jpg14830ac779dd2df84ea394a72153b9e3.jpg

Sent from my LG-H910 using Tapatalk A Gem,Barry,very inspiring,I look forward to seeing more of your work,and youre tempting me to maybe try my hand after,26 years of not building,and stop procrastinating(after lifes projects get under more control).


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 12:48 PM

Doesn't appear you've lost any soldering skills in the past 10 years  :) …..

 

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 03:23 PM

Very nice. Should work well.


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Posted 31 December 2018 - 04:53 PM

Beautiful work---nice attention to detail and a very simple design!! Have FUN with it!!


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Posted 31 December 2018 - 08:03 PM

Hi Barry,

 

From the craftsmanship of your chassis build - it looks like you never took a 10 year hiatus!

 

Welcome back!

 

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 08:10 PM

  When you build like that after taking a 10yr break, you realy set the bar high for yourself.  Nice work, now I'll be waiting to see what's next.  


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Posted 31 December 2018 - 08:12 PM

Tried to get some better lighting for a better picture. But I consider this a trial run and hope to make something nicer this week.

I ordered some parts like pin tubes, spacers, and threaded front axles from Mike Swiss Friday afternoon. I sent the payment around 7pm and it arrived today in the mail!! Holy cow that's fast service and I will certainly give him more of my business. I hope to play tomorrow on the jig on my day off. Should be a perfect way to get the new year started

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 08:55 PM

Looks great!! If I may suggest the JK fronts are good but get the plastic hub. The rubber falls off of the metal hubs.
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Posted 31 December 2018 - 09:02 PM

I think Mike Swiss was getting in some ARP bearing fronts but I have not seen the JK

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 09:54 PM

Chassis looks good Barry.  When you have a chance add a .055 or .062 U-brace up the inside of the motor bracket.  This will not only help with strength but keep the bracket from flexing in during cornering. 


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 09:54 AM

I had a Monday where nothing was going right so I decided to sit down at the jig and update my old Nascar chassis. I built that first one in 08 for a SERRA race in Abbeville SC and it was a horrible experience. I couldn't get it to handle at all and wasn't sure what to do. It has sat in the box ever since and it has almost hit the trash several times.

Everything went well until I got to the end and realized that I forgot to leave room for the bigger stock car front tires I did some dremel work and bracing and I think I have salvaged this one. It has 040 brass nose, tongue, pans, and center with 047 wire in TonyP inspired fashion. It will be out to the track tomorrow night for some test laps but I plan to build a better one soon with what I have learned so far. ae79ba99481ef67a3ea4afcf63312c98.jpgfb5d8500d5132e99135549b5a019193a.jpg7351b52704bc03b801182f784f5d9f39.jpg

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 09:57 AM

Weight is 72.3g

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:42 AM

Looks great Barry, good luck with testing.
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Posted 26 January 2019 - 11:30 AM

Our local track is a 70ft? Tri Oval and this new chassis took its first few laps last night. It is so much better than what I built 10 years ago I can not believe. I showed it to the other guys and they wanted to know what kit it was . I kept saying "mine" but I am not sure they believe that I built it from scratch.

Now I need to get to Atlanta and try it out on the Tunkle Hill Climb against some guys down there.

Body is a old one that is all I had handy for testing but I will get something fresh painted up for it6e463aafea4ebc054f056200a013b57f.jpga0a1fb83ecc76f04a6e3a318eef8b98e.jpg

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 11:50 AM

Yea do bring it to Atlanta. We run Retros every Saturday and are always glad to see a new racer. Check the schedule for times. On the second week of each month they have a plaque race that starts late morning and the other weeks racing starts around 5 PM. 


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 12:36 PM

Barry:

Your new chassis looks great and should run very well, but here's a BIG tip about making IRRA Stockcars handle.  Don't be afraid to add lead, even a lot of lead generally toward the rear of the pans, to get it to handle properly.  The main problem is that the .015" thick body is a lot of high weight and (generally) until you get them up to 130+ grams most of them just don't handle well.  For example, I built my Stockcar at the IRRA minimum of 120 grams and it handled terribly until I got the weight to around 135 grams and then it handled great.  Of course lighter is better for acceleration and speed but you will have a huge advantage if it handles great in the turns.  BTW...The body you've got on right now isn't bad but the Parma Charger 500 or VFC Charger will probably be a bit better.


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 12:56 PM

Yea do bring it to Atlanta. We run Retros every Saturday and are always glad to see a new racer. Check the schedule for times. On the second week of each month they have a plaque race that starts late morning and the other weeks racing starts around 5 PM. 

Eddie,

I raced one Retro race right before Christmas and I was not prepared. Everything I had was not working well so I went back to the drawing board and started over.

I race down there most of the time on Sunday with the GTP crowd but I will get some Saturday racing in when I feel like I have something enjoyable to run.

I can't place you yet Eddie and maybe we have not met formally but I am the guy who makes the pit stands and boxes.

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 01:02 PM

Thanks Jay for the tips. I have a VFC Charger to paint and I noticed how much thicker it was compared to what we used 10 years ago. It makes sense that any weight up high will need a considerable amount of offset weight to reduce roll in the turns.

I am sitting right at 120g now but I can also adjust the thickness of the brass sheet I use too and maybe keep it cleaner under the hood as well.

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 01:04 PM

Ok I have seen you wood work. It looks great.

 

No I am sure we have not met. I am the old fart racing on Saturdays. Well one of the old farts.


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