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    For Sale: Carsteen controller

    I have a lightly used Carsteen controller for sale. I forget which version this is, but it's not the latest one.

    I sent this back to Steen in Denmark for an upgrade a while back, he put in a new...
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    Good run, congrats!

    Good run, congrats!
  3. Thread: Tire Gauge

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    Interesting concept! How much change in...

    Interesting concept!

    How much change in diameter would you expect from differing Shore Hardnesses of the rubber?

    It seems to me the pressure from the dial indicator will compress softer rubber...
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    Congrats to Justin, and thanks for using Samson...

    Congrats to Justin, and thanks for using Samson Classics "Harry's nuts".
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    John, My controller had no issues with the...

    John,

    My controller had no issues with the slider switch, although I believe its brake MOSFET is blown, as there are no brakes at all regardless of the slider position.

    I have not had time to...
  6. Dave, check your PMs.

    Dave, check your PMs.
  7. What diameter are these?

    What diameter are these?
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    Thanks to Don for sending me the controller, it...

    Thanks to Don for sending me the controller, it was fun to test.

    I think he is being a bit hard on himself, there's a lot to like about his controller. The brakes are awesome, and adjust really...
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    Not that I know of, but since this unit is on...

    Not that I know of, but since this unit is on loan I am not about to go opening the control box to find out.

    Why would it have a battery?
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    Don's controller arrived here yesterday for the...

    Don's controller arrived here yesterday for the big test session.

    Initial comments are basically "WOW"!

    What a beautifully made item, so professional in the way it is made and finished, it...
  11. Thanks for the advice! I managed to repair the...

    Thanks for the advice! I managed to repair the resistor myself by shortening the trigger stroke on the controller and removing the part of the resistor that was damaged. It is a little more sensitive...
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    I'm a taker for this test! I can test on the...

    I'm a taker for this test! I can test on the Buena Park Raceway flat track, and I have ES24 cars with motors up to 19T25 plus some ES32 and Euro F1 as well. I can also run comparisons with a number...
  13. Question about the old Speedshop controllers.

    I have a Speedshop controller where the wire wound resistor has some damage at the top speed end. Does anyone have a spare resistor, were these ever available as a replacement part? Any advice for me...
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    Are you interested in letting that go? I would...

    Are you interested in letting that go? I would like to get my example working, if only for light use.

    Let me know here or by PM, thanks.
  15. Thread: SoCal Tracks

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    https://www.facebook.com/Wright-Slot-Car-Raceway-1...

    https://www.facebook.com/Wright-Slot-Car-Raceway-1522307461330511/


    http://bpraceway.com/

    Both at least 60-90 minutes drive from San Bernadino though.
  16. I will take them if still available.

    I will take them if still available.
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    Are you talking about the beryllium copper spring...

    Are you talking about the beryllium copper spring washer thingie that used to hold the spherical bushing in place?

    Just grab on of the fingers with a pair of needle nose pliers and pull - it will...
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    OMG, now that is a shock! Had he been ill? ...

    OMG, now that is a shock! Had he been ill?

    RIP.
  19. "Flex-Rite" tweak board from Samson Classics

    Here's something primarily for Retro racers, but it has applications in other scales and classes too:
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    Maybe an old Cox brass clip would work to hold...

    Maybe an old Cox brass clip would work to hold the motor in? Like the ones used in the Cucarachas or the 1/32 Ford Gt and Cheetah.
  21. Thread: JG's PWM

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    Guillermo, I still have the original PWM Brake...

    Guillermo, I still have the original PWM Brake chip. It should still work. As I recall, the B&R was more sensitive to dirty contacts than the PWM brakes.

    If you want to try it, send me your...
  22. Thread: JG's PWM

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    I have a Linear 200 as well, with both the brake...

    I have a Linear 200 as well, with both the brake and release module and the PWM brake module. I use the PWM brakes all the time, as I could not get used to the Brake and Release action.

    I have...
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    Nice! Here's another one for you, taken on my...

    Nice!

    Here's another one for you, taken on my home 1/32 track:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/gascarnut/08%20Videos/th_Pebblestone1.mp4
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    I love the concept, but so far I see wraps only...

    I love the concept, but so far I see wraps only for the Parma handle.

    Are you planning to offer these for the Red fox handle as well, and if i send you a different handle, could you set up a wrap...
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    Russ is correct, centerline hinges were outlawed...

    Russ is correct, centerline hinges were outlawed even before D3 (back in 2006 when we were racing "Nostalgia CanAm"), primarily to keep the frames simple. Remember that 10 years back the average...
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