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#1 dc-65x

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 04:54 PM

In this thread want to document the track tests of my builds. I'll have:
 
1.  A picture of the finished car
2.  A picture of the rolling chassis
3.  A link to my build thread
 
Below is my home track I'll be testing on. It was built by Gary Gerding and below is a link to its build:
 
Home track!
 
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1963 Shelby Cooper Monaco King Cobra
 
Lap time = 4.905

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RAM and Kemtron motor mashup - the RAMtron 850
 
Lap time = 4.843
 
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Harvey Aluminum Special
 
Lap time = 4.846
 
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Chaparral - Morrissey/Braverman sidewinder
 
Lap time = 4.888
 
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Six gears, 8 ball bearings, and a Pittman 65-6v motor
 
Lap time = 5.002
 
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DC196B + DC65A-6 + DC62B = Pittman motor mashup!
 
Lap time = 4.657
 
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Ram's 3-volt beast - a road-race version
 
Lap time = 4.812
 
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Braverman's 'Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets!'

 

Lap time = 5.984

 

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Scratchbuilt Cheetah

 

Lap time = 4.926

 

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 05:02 PM

Super cool! If I was a cat, I'd live in the donut bed. You could bring me cat snacks. If I got tired I'd just climb down into my house under the deadman  :D


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Posted 10 June 2021 - 05:28 PM

If I were a cat I would ambush your cars in the slow section and chew on the fenders :laugh2: 

 

Great looking cars Rick, really nice set up. :good:


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Posted 10 June 2021 - 06:08 PM

Rick, I'm waiting for the test results of your new Ford J car to see if it likes curves.  :good: I see blank wall spaces crying out for some race banners or posters. Nesta's girlfriend is quite the artist if you wanted anything original.  :laugh2:


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Posted 10 June 2021 - 07:07 PM

These guys say they are sharing the donut turn marshal bed and 3 is a crowd:    :laugh2:

 

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Bill I started the thread so it would be ready for the debut of the Beast. I should have it on the track soon........


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Posted 11 June 2021 - 12:39 PM

Ok, it was the slowest one but I just love the AWD car ... I rather imagine the gear mesh makes it sound like a turbine! :good: And I'm with Martin ... I'd swat at your cars as they drive by. Friends of mine recently got a couple of cats which are siblings and they have those same beautiful coats as yours. And because one is large and one is small, they got named "Moose" and "Squirrel".


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