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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 04:31 PM

What are these? No, not the cod filets. The little .020" thick, nickel brass items in the zip loc bag. What is the purpose of them? No prizes. A possible future semi-sincere pat on the back, if you guess the technical term that I conjured up.

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 04:41 PM

Are they slot car related? Chassis part of some sort, like a brace?

 

Ill go for the slaw……looks delicious!


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Posted 14 January 2022 - 04:49 PM

Yes, slot car related.

Not a brace.

Slightly above average cole slaw.
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Posted 14 January 2022 - 04:50 PM

If they were steel, I'd say they were a guide tongue brace.

 

However, in brass? Front axle upright? Guide Tongue?

 

Enquiring minds want to know. Keep the cod. I'll take the biscuit.


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Posted 14 January 2022 - 04:50 PM

Heavy guide spacer, or not
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Posted 14 January 2022 - 05:12 PM

Joe Neumeister correctly guessed on FB.

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 05:15 PM

Looked like fish eyes to me.     The fish is what caught my eye!


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Posted 14 January 2022 - 06:16 PM

Why did you have to include lunch in the pic??


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Posted 14 January 2022 - 07:50 PM

Their spicy crispy chicken sandwich and chocolate shake make my day!


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Posted 14 January 2022 - 09:05 PM

What it will look like, installed.

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Confirming it's stop function.

 

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Posted 15 January 2022 - 10:55 AM

Here is my Facebook blurb on the item, with stock #,  price, and availability.
 
New CR136 offset reducer/"Marshal Buddy".
 
Use one or more, soldered on the bottom of your guide tongue, to reduce the offset on your chassis when running on tracks with a deep recess, or with cars, where rules require a tall front clearance.
 
Prevents over-rotation in guides like the newest Red Fox, which is only available in a "cutdown" version. Can also be added to the bottom of guide tongues with no, or poorly designed guide stops, in situations where you would normally use at least .020" in guide washers.
 
Check with your Flexi or FCR tech director, to determine if this is a legal add-on.
 
CNC milled from .020" thick nickel brass.
 
Available at Eagle and ERI distributors next week.
 
$12.00 for a ziploc bag of 4 pcs.($3 each)
 
Typical short discount as other premium CR CNC milled parts.

 


Mike Swiss
 
Inventor of the Low CG guide flag 4/20/18
IRRA® Components Committee Chairman
Five-time USRA National Champion (two G7, one G27, two G7 Senior)
Two-time G7 World Champion (1988, 1990), eight G7 main appearances
Eight-time G7 King track single lap world record holder

17B West Ogden Ave., Westmont, IL 60559, (708) 203-8003, mikeswiss86@hotmail.com (also my PayPal address)

Note: Send all USPS packages and mail to: 5858 Chase Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60516






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