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    "the tradition of idiocy"

    Rick,

    Great builds. Your wire bending ability makes me want to run straight to the workbench and frustrate myself. Reminds me of the time I bent a homemade Gp12 chassis from a single piece of...
  2. Thread: 36d build up

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    Rick, I just got a set of Arcos, and am in the...

    Rick,
    I just got a set of Arcos, and am in the process of building the motor. From your photo, I couldn't see the endbell hardware. I've been researching, but can't remember if Champion beefed up...
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    The endbell side is definitely not the preferred...

    The endbell side is definitely not the preferred mounting choice. We pretty much use what the track owner can get, what's in the attic, or what came in the last eBay find. The car shown doesn't...
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    Deja vu all over again

    Noose and all,

    Great job. It looks like I'll have to get back to the bench and start building these again.

    Where are the rules posted? Are there east coast, west coast, and a lot of rules...
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    Back to the 60s

    Here's a photo of the latest chassis for the local 36d class:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/bianchi61/36dchassis.jpg

    It's not exactly a 70s pan car, but it gets around fairly well. ...
  6. Thread: 36d build up

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    Here's a shot of the latest 36d for the Wednesday...

    Here's a shot of the latest 36d for the Wednesday night group:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/bianchi61/36dFordcoupe.jpg

    We have lots of coupes and assorted hot rods running in the...
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    Can't wait for the pix

    Phil,

    Now that sounds like scratchbuilding. There's something about the process that is very rewarding and relaxing. The Dremel disc has never been a favorite of mine. Too much heat...
  8. Thread: 36d build up

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    Monty, The sidewinder layout doesn't seem to...

    Monty,

    The sidewinder layout doesn't seem to be a great advantage in our group. The necessity of running large tires to handle large spur gears cancels some of the advantage of the sidewinder...
  9. Thread: 36d build up

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    The smell of burning nylon

    I managed to track down a set of Arcos today. It looks like the monster motor might become a reality. Getting the Mabuchi endbells to live might be a problem. It's a bit hard to imagine being able...
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    In the early 90's when I came back to racing on...

    In the early 90's when I came back to racing on the commercial tracks, it was extremely disappointing to see that I wouldn't be allowed to race anything I built.

    With the retro racing classes,...
  11. Thread: 36d build up

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    Monty, Thanks for the quick reply. The...

    Monty,

    Thanks for the quick reply. The thought of an Arco 33 monster is just spooky. I'll have to go on a hunt for a pair and see what happens. For now, the stock 36ds will have to do.

    Your...
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    36d build up

    Monty,

    The local raceway has been racing a 36d vintage class. The rules are simple: A 36D, drop arm, 3 1/8" max width, and 1 1/16" minimum rear diamater tires. These extremely loose rules have...
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    Deuce, I've just finished moving into a new...

    Deuce,

    I've just finished moving into a new house. Unfortunately the unpacking and workbench building processes have barely begun.
    I will be doing a series of Indy roadsters as soon as things...
  14. Thread: Panda 1/24

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    Lexan and othe plastics

    Gebi,

    Great car! It's good to see people making their own bodies.

    If your machine won't make lexan bodies well, try other plastics.
    I don't know what you can get. PETG is a popular plastic...
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    Old tricks for old dogs!

    Kamikaze,

    First, welcome to the ranks of old scratchbuilders. Your thread reminds me of a lot of the issues we faced in the earliest days of scratchbuilding.

    Any pan or plate chassis can be...
  16. Thread: Vintage butchery

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    More Power!!!!!

    Tom,
    I'm certainly not upset by the Plasmaboy motor(s) pix. It's a great example of the outside the box thinking I was trying to encourage with this thread.

    Here's another shot of the...
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    HOLY SCRATCHBUILDING, BATMAN!!!!!

    4wheel,

    Wow, did you see the final auction prices? One of the Lola bodied cars went for $632, the other for $533, and another for $400+.

    That makes me want to fire up the, lathe, mill, and the...
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    Hobart Miniature Car Club

    Odes,

    Here is a link to the Hobart Miniature Car Club:

    http://www.geocities.com/h_m_c_c/index.htm

    You will have to search a lot of their links, but there are a lot of pictures of the cars...
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    Torsion bar chassis

    Odes,

    Good looking chassis. The Chris Briggs site is one of the best. It inspired me to build this chassis for the World Can Am Proxy in '05:
    ...
  20. Thread: Vintage butchery

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    Nice Ferraris

    Todd,

    Great looking cars. I see you have a mix of modern and vintage.
    That would have some people howling in protest.

    However, it got me thinking about full-sized cars. I'm sure nobody would...
  21. Thread: Vintage butchery

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    Paul, The quote came from the post in the...

    Paul,

    The quote came from the post in the scratchbuilt forum in which you were explaining what became of pdl.

    I was sure you were talking tongue in cheek, but it did get me to thinking. As far...
  22. Thread: Vintage butchery

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    Help

    I've tried to paste in the url for the example, but it's been too long since I last posted a url.

    Any advice on how I can get it to work?

    Terry
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    Found the Frankenbuchi Post

    http://www.oldweirdherald.com/slotcartalk/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11063&highlight=frankenbuchi

    Here's the thread with the post which showed the kind of junk which can be salvaged.

    Terry
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    Vintage butchery

    The above quote was recently made by Paul K in another scratchbuilding thread. It's very thought provoking. I'm sure that any of us who have purchased old slot cars on eBay have found some butchered...
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    Motormaster, No magnets are needed for a good...

    Motormaster,

    No magnets are needed for a good brass car. I'd be willing to bet that Larry's car will beat most stock magnet cars. This isn't to say that a full-on magnet car won't beat a brass...
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