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#1 Tom Katsanis

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Posted 06 February 2021 - 11:44 PM

Just did a recent build of a tribute to the 554 fuel coupe.

I had the body painted for a little while & after seeing Rick's Kemtron Ram arm build & another friends build of a Kemtron Bronco with a 3v ram 222 arm I decided to put a 6v Ram sature into a Kemtron Mustang I had lying around.

Chassis rails have been scratch built out of 1/16 K&s aluminium stock s had been epoxied.

Rear tires & gear are modern stuff running on a 3/32 scale everything else (except guide) is scratch built or vintage.

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Posted 06 February 2021 - 11:45 PM


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Posted 07 February 2021 - 12:26 AM

:good:  :good:


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Posted 07 February 2021 - 11:38 AM

might have to work on some wheelie bars  :)


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Posted 07 February 2021 - 12:28 PM

Tom, how critical to a drag car is the location of the guide flag in relation to the car's front axle?  I notice this car's is well behind the front axle. That would be something one wouldn't want to see in a road racing slot car, but in a drag car is the car's weight distribution more important? You can tell, I'm not a slot car drag racer.  :)


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Posted 07 February 2021 - 08:51 PM

might have to work on some wheelie bars  :)


I did build am area I could mount them but I think I will get away with some nose weight.

Bill the guide position is not as much of an issue as on a circuit car I put the front tires out there to try & get some more weight over the nose.
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Posted 07 February 2021 - 09:14 PM

When the front end came down after a perfectly bitchin' wheelie, the front end actually bounced  :D  :good:

Why mess with that? It didn't even de-slot. Judges at The Wolcott Ranch give it a solid "10" performance  :yes:


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Posted 07 February 2021 - 09:22 PM

Thanks Pablo.

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 12:25 AM

I got some runs out of this car now & got it down into the mid 1.5s it still might need a bit more gear & I might add wheelie bars.



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Posted 22 February 2021 - 10:13 AM

Bad to the Bone fast  :good:


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Posted 22 February 2021 - 06:15 PM

Thanks Pablo I should get it a little faster.

Comparing this with a KTM 4 v motor I had in a similar weight car I think the 4 v comes out on top the Kemtron with ram 6v might have a bit more torque & will be capable of close times & a lot more reliable.





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