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  1. Nesta is allowed to watch and see all posts on...

    Nesta is allowed to watch and see all posts on "the other forum". He also is being thanked in the race report for the pictures he is kindly taking. In the first lines of the report, it says:


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    Falcon 7 motors at your raceway

    I am pleased to report that the Falcon 7 motors that were back ordered have now been shipped to the various distributors. Your local raceway will have them on their shelves in a matter of days if not...
  3. Exactly... :)

    Exactly... :)
  4. Polystyrene (especially the Japanese stuff molded...

    Polystyrene (especially the Japanese stuff molded in the 1960's) is very brittle. What Tamiya did not know then (but they sure have learned since) is that you must add a percentage of vinyl chloride...
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    Don't you like those paper drivers too? :p

    Don't you like those paper drivers too? :p
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    Bingo! Looks like someone mixed cans and...

    Bingo!

    Looks like someone mixed cans and arms...
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    To add to what Don said, the NCC was hurriedly...

    To add to what Don said, the NCC was hurriedly put together by the survivors of the 1968 crash. As the "big ones" were leaving the scene of the hobby's commercial collapse, the pro-oriented ...
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    No one can escape...

    "Resistance is futile. You WILL be assimilated..."
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    Secret Information Revealed!

    I saw these bodies at the old Associated factory. I seem to remember that the body on the left (the Lola SS) was deep red and white. The one with the arrow on it (whatever its name was) was deep...
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    Gris, I'll see if there is anything around our...

    Gris,
    I'll see if there is anything around our parts. I know that John Emmons found some GT and NASCAR bodies at Dollar Tree, so may be the rods are there too...

    Larry,
    this is a really neat...
  11. Thread: Slot Car + Tv

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    Formal Invite.

    Edo,
    If they let you in at the US Customs with all your former commie past and all that, you are welcome to spend the night, I'll pick you up at the airport. :D
    That is if the Good Lord does not...
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    Those "precision" screws are the standard...

    Those "precision" screws are the standard self-tapping Champion screws and are a pain to deal with because the slot on the screw is very shallow. Looks good but not good to deal with.
    Then again,...
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    The standard Parma or Associated arm with the...

    The standard Parma or Associated arm with the square hole in the center is the ticket. I can send you the dimensions...
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    We can make a forming tool in our shop and use...

    We can make a forming tool in our shop and use our press if we get lazy-cut flat drop-arms... I could use a couple myself to fix some old piles of mine...

    Ka-CHING, ka-CHING! :D
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    More?

    Ka-Tching!
    Ka-Tching!

    Catchy tune... :)
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    Equal Opportunity Calling!

    I smell BIG licencing fees here... :D
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    Tom, the black motor is a standard Champion...

    Tom,
    the black motor is a standard Champion "production" mill. After these motors became obsolete, they were assembled with leftover armatures and stuck in their RTR cars until 1972 at least....
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    Those were the Days...

    So would I, eh? It took me two days to cut that !@#$% center section in 1973... I had steel powder in my Kleenex tissues for a week after!
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    Yes, sure, but where is the sport of it? :D

    Yes, sure, but where is the sport of it? :D
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    Forget front-axle tubing!

    Hi Rick,
    now you ought to try this one:

    http://www.electric-dreams.com/images/pdl-diamond-73-steelcar-9.jpg

    http://www.electric-dreams.com/images/pdl-diamond-73-steelcar-11.jpg

    It is a...
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    TSRF Races at BP September 17th

    The results and race report are now posted.
    Paul Sterrett is the winner, but the competition is getting tough...

    Mike Steube won the September 10th race and the race report will also be posted...
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    Rick, another fine piece of...

    Rick,
    another fine piece of retro-engineering... :)
    What body are you going to use?

    I want to tell you that it was a real pleasure to drive your Neat Things replica car that you built for...
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    You got that wrong. 1/ They are Japanese, not...

    You got that wrong.
    1/ They are Japanese, not Chinese.
    2/ They are period pieces, but are still available from REH because lots of them were produced and lots of them were unsold. Their original...
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    The "beach boy" was racing with us at BP 2 weeks...

    The "beach boy" was racing with us at BP 2 weeks ago and did quite well for a fellow who had not raced on a commercial track for abour 30 years. He is a true enthusiast in the purest sense of the...
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    You think it was expensive? Actually I thought...

    You think it was expensive?
    Actually I thought that it was rather cheap for such a prized (and rather pretty) collectible. And yes, it is absolutely authentic.
    Collecting by throwing money at any...
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