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    Subwayaz the track in this thread has long since...

    Subwayaz the track in this thread has long since closed, but there are now 3 tracks in the greater Charlotte area.
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    As to bodys, go to some place that sells plastic...

    As to bodys, go to some place that sells plastic models, if the track does not have what you want... Hobby Lobby is a good place to start. You also could try my friend Ernie at Fast Trax, in...
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    Most tracks have house controllers on the drag...

    Most tracks have house controllers on the drag track which are free to all, but not recommended for high powered motors. You could use a standard Parma controller with a 1 ohm resistor, and not use...
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    Having built lots of both, hard tale door cars...

    Having built lots of both, hard tale door cars are a lot harder to get right.
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    For a Boss 490 I like a 13 tooth pinion, probably...

    For a Boss 490 I like a 13 tooth pinion, probably 56 tooth crown. Try a 1" 1/16 x.435 tire, my preference would be JDS. Play with the crown gear, up or down for fine tuning. You might also get a set ...
  6. Thread: Velociraprator

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    That motor is not a beginner's motor... Gearing...

    That motor is not a beginner's motor... Gearing sounds right, but you could go down to a smaller spur gear. What size tires are you running, what kind of body are you running, how much does the car...
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    nobars

    17348I know this is an old tread, but there are a few newer posts, so here is an update...
    The latest wrinkle in no bar chassis is the slip-joint chassis, which allows some flex in the chassis to...
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    Good explanation Lumpy! There occasionally are...

    Good explanation Lumpy! There occasionally are side bets, but that is more of a personal thing... I have rarely seen it, & only among top traveling racers.
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    This is a lousy forum for drag racing questions,...

    This is a lousy forum for drag racing questions, since most of these guys don't dragrace; you would be much better of going to Facebook & looking for one of the many slot drag-racing pages, search...
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    last past got lost, here... any progress with the...

    last past got lost, here... any progress with the body mounts Rick was looking at making???
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    OK, finally found this... don't know if I will do...

    OK, finally found this... don't know if I will do this or not... any progress on the body mount Rick is going to make??? will probably want some if he makes them...
  12. Thread: Shutdown Help

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    GREAT reply Larry, very informative, excellent...

    GREAT reply Larry, very informative, excellent idea using steel braid & traction magnets. ween something like that done in a couple of places, & some drag tracks still do something like that; with...
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    Just get a larger slot box, you know you need...

    Just get a larger slot box, you know you need some more cars anyway!!!
  14. Hey Zip, the 180 is perfect!!! THANKS !!!!!!

    Hey Zip, the 180 is perfect!!! THANKS !!!!!!
  15. Where can I get a 178? On some short tracks my...

    Where can I get a 178? On some short tracks my 148 is too sensitive with 16d, hawk 7 & falcon.
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    Not New American either, we used2x2 cubes to...

    Not New American either, we used2x2 cubes to support sides...

    Glad to see it going to Biloxi, there hasn't been a track down there since '88.
  17. Thread: New Everything

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    One point in favor of a warehouse location would...

    One point in favor of a warehouse location would be RENT!!! Mall operations require a lot of rent & a lot of foot traffic. There is a Mall location in Murrel's Cove SC, (North Myrtle Beach) Prehaps...
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    IMO, if all you are going to do is play with wing...

    IMO, if all you are going to do is play with wing cars, the 30 band upgrade is NOT for you. Personally I prefer the Pro Brake rheostat, since it gives me more adjustment to my brakes, & I change it...
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    If you are just playing with the family, slower...

    If you are just playing with the family, slower cars are in order... try hawk 7s in wing car chassis, fast & will not break the bank!! BTW this would be what we now call "$100 wing cars". these...
  20. Thread: 356 Speedster

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    try a forum that deals with HO...

    try a forum that deals with HO...
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    First, i15 & x12 are the same identical wind,...

    First, i15 & x12 are the same identical wind, but the 12 is on a shorter stack, making it probably lighter, & also IMO able to rev more freely. The 15, with a longer stack may possess a little more...
  22. Someone over on SB said last week they had a...

    Someone over on SB said last week they had a king...
  23. Longmont has a king

    Longmont has a king
  24. Thread: Looking for

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    Looking for

    Looking for a DRS c can rearend like this, or something similar.
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    First track I ever put a 1/32 car on... Cox ford...

    First track I ever put a 1/32 car on... Cox ford GT...
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