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Posted 09 June 2019 - 05:19 PM

I see interiors mounting from the front axle. What is the rule?

 

How are they mounting it to the axle?

 

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 05:40 PM

The interior can be mounted to the chassis or the body but the chassis must be covered when viewed from above. Mounting to the front axle is often done with a small tube around the axle and tape or just tape.

 

I think mounting to the body would be a much better requirement because the mounting to the chassis often just flops all over.


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Posted 09 June 2019 - 05:54 PM

Thanks Eddie. So either way is legal?

 

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 05:58 PM

If mount properly to the front axle the interiors DO NOT flop around. I have used loops of tape to tape interiors to flexi chassis with no front axle and they to DO NOT flop around. 

 

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 06:02 PM

Pics?
 
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Posted 09 June 2019 - 06:30 PM

True but they are not all mounted properly.
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Posted 09 June 2019 - 06:40 PM

Enlighten me? Pictures are helpful!

 

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 10:43 PM

Check any Retro East race report


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Posted 09 June 2019 - 10:47 PM

While I have not done an A-B comparison, the goal is to make sure the interior does not effect body movement. Personally I mount my interiors to the body but make sure they are not interfering/ getting stuck on the motor.
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:44 AM

True but they are not all mounted properly.


An interior improperly mounted to the body can flop around, too.
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 10:52 AM

Enlighten me? Pictures are helpful!


It's allowed in GTC, Can-Am, and F1 but NOT Stock Car. Not everyone does it. Less seem to be doing it these days.
 
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:15 AM

Joe,

Can you tell us, do the racers that use the interior mounted directly on the chassis go by nick names or their full first and last names? :dance3:
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:32 AM

Edsel, Chubby, XPro LOL.
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:46 AM

Well, anything other than "Chubby" and no one would know who it is!!  :)
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:53 AM

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:08 PM

We seem to be drifting off of and around the starting subject.

 

So as I see it the only purpose of having an interior is maintaining a connection to the roots of our hobby, racing model cars. If we are going to continue to do that, and I think we should. The interior should be required to be mounted placing  the driver in a position allowing him to see from and drive the car. That also leads to the question of realistically painted, or at least more than childishly colored to the minimum allowable standard. 


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 04:20 PM

Thanks, guys. That's what I needed to know. Either way is legal. The IRRA® rules I found online said the interior "must be mounted to the body." Had me wondering.

 

 

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 04:36 PM

It was done in the '60s by Henline.


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:02 PM

I have been doing my 4.5" Stock Cars like this and it has really helped stop body bind. Really has helped within the donut and saves a little weight as well. I have also in the past left tabs and just taped off of them, but in time the interior was twisting loose.

 

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:36 PM

I seem to recall someone writing about it in the tips section of Retro. He said he'd cut a piece of the McDonald's coffee stir straw and slit it long-ways, wrap onto the front axle and then tape the interior to it.

 

I've never tried it, but it could worth a shot. Sometime ago, I actually picked up one of those straws with some intent.


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:11 PM

This is for Can-Am, GTC, and F1:

4a. An interior may be mounted in any manner as long as long as it fully covers the chassis when viewed from above. Interiors are to be mounted with the driver facing in the proper direction.

This is for Stock Car:

4a. The interior must be attached to the body with the driver facing in the proper direction and fully the cover the chassis when viewed from above.


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