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#226 eshorer

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 08:58 PM

Today's very successful Race Results: I was able to win the Mixed Race, both before and after all handicap laps were applied. The car ran very smoothly, and while the current motor didn't quite have the ponies compared to last time, the brakes were excellent, and that made it easier for me to drive. I'll hang on to it, clean it up, maybe try the 2nd motor that was sent along with it, and run it again in two weeks. A few others are starting to build cars for this class, and most are taking a good close look at this one! Everyone admires how smooth it runs.

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 09:59 PM

Here's a link to a clip on YouTube of the car going around the track just before today's race:  https://youtu.be/CUaJnwPOFeo

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 10:06 PM

:D 


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Posted 29 September 2019 - 08:58 PM

Another race, another win. :-)  No new track record; too many track calls slowed things down. Plus the brakes started going, and that slows me down. Still, the car is great, and a pleasure to race. Here are the results from today:  

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Posted 30 September 2019 - 08:35 AM

:D  :good: 


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Posted 30 September 2019 - 11:58 AM

You could go into production!  :laugh2:  Maybe limited production. :)


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Posted 30 September 2019 - 02:09 PM

Another race, another win. :-)  No new track record; too many track calls slowed things down. Plus the brakes started going, and that slows me down. Still, the car is great, and a pleasure to race. Here are the results from today:  

Eddie 

 

Another excellent race by Eddie driving Pablo's hardbody Can Am Lola. We had another new Can Am Lola in the race built/driven by Tim Herrera. Tim's Lola was very fast as well. For the complete photo/race report, here's the link: https://socald3.smug...nVKwC/i-sdBXnm7

 

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 10:58 PM

Back at it after a month of travel... Japan (a couple of 3rd places in Retro racing in Tokyo) and SE Asia. Today's Mixed Race was a decent 2nd place 1/2 lap behind Phil Nyland with his CanAm built by my Autorama Teammate, Marco Carvalho. Jay Henry ran a third CanAm. The low totals were due to running with some much slower cars and a lot of track calls. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it! That car still has some winning life in it!

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Posted 16 December 2019 - 09:46 AM

Excellent driving as usual, Eddie  :)  You make me look really good  :dance3:


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Posted 29 December 2019 - 08:59 PM

Another 2nd place today. The car is still going strong, but maybe not quite as strong as before. The track seemed a bit inconsistent going from lane to lane. I changed out the motor for another that Pablo had sent due to the old motor losing its brakes. Anyway, it's still got some races in it!

Have a Happy New Year!

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 09:54 PM

Cool. Don't be afraid to send it back to me for a tune up from time to time  :)


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Posted 10 January 2020 - 10:12 PM

Lola came back to the Wolcott Ranch for a post-race teardown/cleaning/inspection. She needs:

 

- new coat of nail polish on front wheels

-lead wires inspection

-a solder joints check

-body pins need to be extended a little

-rear wheels need new rubber

-Eddie is asking for more brakes so gears will be changed from 10/52 to 9/46 9/48

 

New Koford M678 rubber is drying

 

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 07:59 PM

Axle is a Koford, so I didn't expect it to be bent, but I checked it anyway. Of course it is perfect. Then I cleaned and polished it

 

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Braid wear pattern was about as good and even as it gets, indicating good alignment and no chassis problems

 

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I moved all four body mount pins outward a hair. The body is still easy to slip on and off

 

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 11:50 PM

9-46(5.111) will give you less brakes than 10-52(5.200).
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Posted 12 January 2020 - 01:38 AM

The new rubber will change braking more than the gear change.


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 03:29 AM

You are so right, I need to re-think that. What a brain farter I am  :dash2:  :laugh2:  I'll go 9/48 :)

Thanks gentlemen, you saved me from being a dummy  :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 06:22 PM

 You want a Faas 48t?

 

I might have one.

 

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 06:43 PM

Is the hole 3/32 or 1/8? The label says "Spur 1/8 - 3/32 Hole". Does that mean it's sleeved? If so, I can't use it for this race car.

 

But those are sure sweet vintage gears  :D  :clapping:


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 07:38 PM

Lola progress report: new gears are on order. Hope they arrive in time to install them and send the car back to SOCAL in time for next Sunday's race  :)

 

Mike Swiss identified my gearing brain fart. I screwed up and he saved me. :)

 

Scott at PCH e-slotcar.com has been great accommodating my time crunch :)

 

Everything else has been a piece of cake:

 

-New rear tires dry one more day then get a final trim/true

-Front wheels got 2 new coats of nail polish

-Chassis got a complete cleaning/inspection/polish; no damage, no broken solder joints

-New lead wires, exactly the same as the originals

-Body mount pins extended

 

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Body has very minor crash damage, thanks to Eddie's superb driving skills  :good:  :D  I cleaned it up and re-mounted the Noose interior. Easy day

 

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 09:15 PM

Is the hole 3/32 or 1/8? The label says "Spur 1/8 - 3/32 Hole". Does that mean it's sleeved? If so, I can't use it for this race car.

 

But those are sure sweet vintage gears  :D  :clapping:

 

 

Yeah, it's sleeved.

 

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 09:28 AM

Those are super gears; very rare. And now I know where they live  :D  :dance3:


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 12:31 PM

Those sleeved Fass gears have a machined spacer in them & run perfectly true. Open class wing cars in the late 60's & early 70's used them when we had to run 7/8" rears with 1/8" axles. I built my 1st wing car chassis to these specs. Once 3/32" axles started being used, Gunther Fass began providing his gears with the machined spacers, so he didn't have to manufacture new gear hubs. He didn't begin using 3/32" hubs until later, when 13/16" rears were run that required smaller O.D. spurs be used..


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 05:03 PM

New rubbers final true at .985 give plenty of clearance, about .063, enough for a couple races at least

 

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 05:09 PM

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 05:58 PM

:shok:  :o  :clapping: 


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