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    Do I remember using a coil spring instead of a...

    Do I remember using a coil spring instead of a brass tube as a saver, or am I remembering something else, again.
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    I just received my Precision Slot car 2011 full...

    I just received my Precision Slot car 2011 full house jig, and I must say it is about the slickest jig I've seen in 50years of building. I also have an early RGEO unit and jig wheels and they have...
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    Where are you at? I know the location of a small...

    Where are you at? I know the location of a small one off hill climb that can be had very reasonably, if you're close to Eastern PA. If you're interested PM me. I'll be able to get dimensions next...
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    There was one floating around Keystone while I...

    There was one floating around Keystone while I was working there. Was a little heavier than aluminum but seemed to work a little better in spray or low glue situations. Biggest problem I saw was that...
  5. Thread: Center Pivot?

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    Center Pivot?

    While reviewing some recent photos of chassis, there is something I don't quite understand. IRRA rules clearly state that center pivots are not allowed. My understanding of a center pivot is two...
  6. tried Zippity;s link and worked for me ,too.

    tried Zippity;s link and worked for me ,too.
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    I believe that is how they sort of balance the...

    I believe that is how they sort of balance the way out arms, you don't think the Chinese manufacturer would toss out a wildly out of balance arm, do you?
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    I'm like you, way to many shells, but now that...

    I'm like you, way to many shells, but now that I'm healthy again (sort of), I can start building again. I'll order the shells in the next day or two, couple of Cuc's a Banshee, a Dune buggy, and what...
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    Very nice build. And True Scale does have a vac...

    Very nice build. And True Scale does have a vac formed La Cucaracha shell, gets my mental wheels turning, I think I will !!
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    I,m thinking that it has to do with excessive...

    I,m thinking that it has to do with excessive runout and not so much to do with balance. They just cut a few thou off the high stack to get it to spin between the magnets. If it had to do with...
  11. Thread: braids

    by SteveDee
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    new ones, save the used up ones for the big races.

    new ones, save the used up ones for the big races.
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    A Christmas Story (This really happened)

    Let me set the stage. Those of you who know me, know that I am a fairly round person, and that I have let my beard grow out and it is almost totally gray/white, and this particular day I was wearing...
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    Gear 13:39, no added weight, I prefer Koford...

    Gear 13:39, no added weight, I prefer Koford chassis, which one depends on your track, super speedway types need a stiffer one, a drivers style track likes one that is not so stiff (narrower center...
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    The best advice that can be given is to practice,...

    The best advice that can be given is to practice, practice, practice. The best set up will always work better if you are at you're at your best. Those of us who have been doing this for years can...
  15. You know, there is another simple solution to...

    You know, there is another simple solution to this. A cranked or molested motor that is much faster will also draw more current. If a small value resistance is placed in series with the motor...
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    At last. the secret finally revealed!

    At last. the secret finally revealed!
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    Now that is a RACE REPORT!!!!!!! Very well done,...

    Now that is a RACE REPORT!!!!!!! Very well done, Thanks for your effort.
  18. Great, a governor who gutted police, fire, and...

    Great, a governor who gutted police, fire, and the schools with budget cuts, promising to line Bernie's pocket with public funds if the race can't show a profit on it's own. If Tony George couldn't...
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    With out a doubt ,the best format I've ever raced...

    With out a doubt ,the best format I've ever raced Is that used by NE ISRA and Garden State ISRA. Qualify by timed run for laps and sections with fastest lap as the tie breaker. This automatically...
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    As far as I know the track went to Tennessee, it...

    As far as I know the track went to Tennessee, it was either to a store that sold Nascar diecasts or maybe as a club or private track, either way the folks that picked it up didn't seem to be to up on...
  21. Thread: Wing car help

    by SteveDee
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    While there is no single answer, there are...

    While there is no single answer, there are somethings that can help. I'll also make the assumption that you are new to wing cars. Tires- I like to use the firmest and narrowest tire that I can hook...
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    It is an alcohol based fluid with a graphite...

    It is an alcohol based fluid with a graphite polymer suspended in it, Called Neo-Lube. Used to score this stuff back when I worked on Nukes. Works as a bushing lube too.
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    just try a chemical blacking agent, available...

    just try a chemical blacking agent, available from a good model railroad supply. blackens metal without effecting conductivity much.
  24. Don't think so, too much wire for magnets that...

    Don't think so, too much wire for magnets that strong,look at the air gaps, .40 with .500 arms. These are drag race only. Real neodymium will not take the heat for other racing. If ,as stated, they...
  25. This is something I've been thinking about for a...

    This is something I've been thinking about for a while. Suppose one were design an electronic controller with the working parts on a card/box/heatsink to be mounted under the panel and out of harms...
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