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#1 Precision-Slotcars

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:29 PM

Detroit Retro racing

Hello Racers,

Wednesday 11/28/2012 retro racing at 7:30pm, and every Wednesday there after.

DJ Hobbies 16567 10 Mile Rd.
Eastpointe, MI 48021
(586) 206-8654
10 mile and Gratiot.


We will race F1 and Can Am using IRRA rules.(except sealed motor rule)

The motor rule is rebuild your own! Must use all stock motor parts!
Stock Magnets,NO shimming or honing magnets.
You can turn the com, Zap the magnets,balance the arm.
And assembly the motor to the best of your ability.

This will be a major cost savings and should get racers interested.

Hopefully we can bring back some guys to retro racing

The motor rule modification is only for local racing.Unsealed motors are not legal at IRRA events


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:10 AM

Great to see we're finally going to get some retro racing going in our corner of the world , thanks Dave Mountz for grabbing the bull by the horns and making it happen. I've got two JK spec cars that I'll put Pro-Slot 4002BB motors in for loaners if some of the flexi racers would like to give retro a try.
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#3 Mike Patterson

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:14 AM

Thank you for doing your part to foster unity in our little world of slotcars. Letting the racers work on their own motors has worked so well in the past.

I am not a doctor, but I played one as a child with the girl next door.


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:19 PM

There are already people doing there own motors in retro racing you just don't want to admit it. :dash2:

Good going Dave. Now you need to sell me a com cutter and a magnet zapper. Won't have to bring a knife to a gun fight anymore :)

Dave is DJ's the old corner climb track from TSS ?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:17 PM

There are already people doing there own motors in retro racing you just don't want to admit it. :dash2:

Good going Dave. Now you need to sell me a com cutter and a magnet zapper. Won't have to bring a knife to a gun fight anymore :)

Dave is DJ's the old corner climb track from TSS ?

Regards,
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Greg - yes DJ's has the Chris Dadds corner climb from TSS - Dave Robeling the owner has done a great job aligning and smoothing the surface and now is trying to catch up on braid replacement.
Does this mean I need to get the old Dyna Rewind Magntizer back from one of the HO racers??
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

Wednesday are tough for me, but I may try to make a few. Ill be rocking a seal though LOL

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

Hope you can make a race or two Cap.
You won't be the only one sealed.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:29 PM

There are already people doing there own motors in retro racing you just don't want to admit it. :dash2:


Would you care to name names, or is this just a theory on your part, as to why you don't do better at the races?

And I don't think you can use the "IRRA™" in your advertising, since you are NOT running IRRA™ rules.

I am not a doctor, but I played one as a child with the girl next door.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:46 AM

I am old, disabled, and can't drive worth a darn anymore. But my cars win IRRA's biggest races all the time and now all our motors are done at ProSlot. :) thirty more will be going when I get them back from the East.

If you think people are not building there own motors or having them built and sending them in to be sealed, You just keep thinking that. I know it for a fact.You want names get off your butt and do your own investigation.

By the way have you ever finished in the top three at a major retro race. R/4, Sano, etc.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:54 AM

By the way have you ever finished in the top three at a major retro race. R/4, Sano, etc.
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Why does it matter where somebody finishes? Does that make him any less of a racer than you or I?

I bet he's never been banned from a major retro race...

Why do you have to make statements like you do in a thread announceing a new series? You must really want to bring a positive light to Detroit Retro Racing.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:06 AM

Easy there Ralph - Greg is from Lansing :)
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:07 AM

LOL.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:10 AM

By the way have you ever finished in the top three at a major retro race. R/4, Sano, etc.

Greg,
No I haven't. But I DO know that whatever place I finish, I did it honestly and within the structure of the rules, and without feeling the need to cheat. Can you say the same?
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

What do these posts have to do with Detroit retro racing?
Mike go start your own thread.
You can call it Mike Patterson bitches about everything not of his concern.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:32 AM

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Go somewhere else and debate. Dave is just trying to get some intrest in retro around here. Fun Wednesday night retro and I for one would like to see some of the USRA guys come out. Rick Davis and I have a few xtra cars so come on down for some just for FUN racing.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:41 PM

Best of luck to you guys, we have a lot of fun with retro here in Indiana. The IRRA rules seem to work fine for us, it will be interesting to see how your series turns out.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

Good luck and good racing to the Michigan guys. There are a ton of old wing car racers up that way that may jump on board again. A weekly retro race will certainly be a positive for the overall picture...................
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:15 PM

Thanks Mike and Rick!
Glad to see some people understand what were trying to do.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:17 PM

Dave,

Like I said,

Way to go. Now we have the Detroit Retro Series and the MRRA both with open motor rules. I am all for it.

Now if the people who wanted to build there own motors will come back and race we will get a good thing going again

Regards,
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:24 PM

Is the DJ hobbies track at a residence? It looks like it on Google Earth.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

Dave,

Like I said,

Way to go. Now we have the Detroit Retro Series and the MRRA both with open motor rules. I am all for it.

Now if the people who wanted to build there own motors will come back and race we will get a good thing going again

Regards,
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Not quite - the only deviation from IRRA rules for the racing at DJ's is that racers can pull motors apart to true coms , send arms out for balance , realign magnets etc. - everything still must be in spec., whereas the MRRA has opened the door to a number of motors not on the IRRA approved list.
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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

Rick,

 

This is true and I have no problem with both.

 

Question, what is the spec for air gaps on puppy dog motors? and all arms will be spec 25 degree timing too, correct.

 

Regards,

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

Is the DJ hobbies track at a residence? It looks like it on Google Earth.

Mike - No it's in a strip center at the NW corner of Gratiot and 10 MIle , if I go to Google and click where the track is it gives me the address 16583 but something is amiss with Google - if I put that address in it shows it being down the street.

 

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:57 PM

 

Question, what is the spec for air gaps on puppy dog motors? and all arms will be spec 25 degree timing too, correct.

 

Regards,

Greg  

Greg

        From the conversation I had with Mr. Mountz that is my understanding.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:57 PM

You got that right, 16583 and 16567 show me the same house. I see the place at Gratiot, looks like once I make it there I would find it.





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