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    announment...

    ...as of 2017, i will be exiting norcal retro racing as vice-chairman. jim will be running the whole show for now on. anybody who wants to take over this page, contact me & i'll transfer the...
  2. cool, maybe i'll race wing cars too! :p

    cool, maybe i'll race wing cars too! :p
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    oh well, i tried.

    oh well, i tried.
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    i've been using this sanding band from mcmaster;...

    i've been using this sanding band from mcmaster; 80 grit, long lasting & it doesn't clog. http://www.mcmaster.com/#4756a147/=12tli9b
    anybody who wants one or two, pm me & we'll talk.
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    good luck with your new venture.

    good luck with your new venture.
  6. that's a dumb idea, stick with solder. it works.

    that's a dumb idea, stick with solder. it works.
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    wow, we're losing a lot of fellow racers, near &...

    wow, we're losing a lot of fellow racers, near & far. sorry to see another loss to our ranks.
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    Retro race #5 at SCR

    Our next retro race will be Sunday, May 15 at the world famous Slot Car Raceway, located in sunny Rohnert Park, CA. The featured races are F1/Indy's & 1/24 Retro-Pro on the big Blue King with the...
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    That was a spin-off from a VMRA Retro-Pro class...

    That was a spin-off from a VMRA Retro-Pro class we used to race. It used old GT-12 brass & wire chassis with a c-can motor & Can-Am type body. One of the main racing classes we raced was the F1/Indy...
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    It's not legal in D3, so it's not legal in...

    It's not legal in D3, so it's not legal in NorCal. Your thinking is going to get you in trouble.
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    The concept is to build a chassis around a...

    The concept is to build a chassis around a disposable motor. It takes the horsepower factor out of the equation & the emphasis on driving.

    I like using the honeycomb solder block; you can get...
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    as much as it pains me & jim, it is now. we allow...

    as much as it pains me & jim, it is now. we allow the r-geo kits, so we had to allow all the retro kits.
    however, real chassis builders do it from scratch. just saying. :p
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    Start with the JK X25 retro kit (it practically...

    Start with the JK X25 retro kit (it practically build itself), add a JK retro hawk motor, gear it 9/29 & top it off with a Outisight Ti-22. From there, you can understand the fundamentals of chassis...
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    I use a reamer to open the hole slightly, so the...

    I use a reamer to open the hole slightly, so the bushing or bearing can fit in easily. Then I install a motor slug with a bushing as a spacer, along with the endbell in a small drill vise, upright....
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    you just answered your own question.

    you just answered your own question.
  16. Pull up the rules, read them & figure it out...

    Pull up the rules, read them & figure it out yourself.
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    loose motor shaft...

    i love these mini-brute motors; we use these in three of our race classes. but there is one problem, the motor shaft like to break loose & slide forward into the drive gear. i've had at least three...
  18. nov 15th - season finale at fast track hobbies

    Join us for our season finale at Fast Track Hobbies. Can-Am & 4-1/2" Nascar on the infamous Purple Angel; F1/Indy on the new Yellow Dragon flat road course (formally from Fresno). Should be a blast,...
  19. well, i guess i'll have to fall back on my OTHER...

    well, i guess i'll have to fall back on my OTHER dremel tool:

    https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=JN.9L1%2fgijqkiFHqr4pmlECrQ&pid=15.1&P=0

    i bought this a couple years ago & i'm not sure if it's still...
  20. or you could've got this instead:...

    or you could've got this instead: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-12V-Electric-Dremel-Rotary-Grinder-Polishing-Lettering-Pen-Nail-Art-Machine-/121649788350?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c52e475be
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  21. NorCal retro race #5 at Slot Car Raceway

    Hey, kids. It's two weeks away before for our next retro race at Slot Car Raceway on Sunday, May 17th. This time, it's F1/Indy cars on the Blue King; Can-Am & 4-1/2" Nascar on the road course. Should...
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    an announcement from the management

    This is to clarify the type of bodies we use in NorCal competition. Of course, all bodies must be .010" thick, but we'll discuss that topic another day. Burrito out. To read the article, click...
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    meh, i've seen better.

    meh, i've seen better.
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    And now a message from the management:

    We at NorCal love our retro slot racing & offer a low stress, high competition race format. We donít do qualifying & everybody races in the same main. We donít use the fastest motors in our cars; in...
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    NorCal retro race #2 at Motown!

    Hey, kidz. It's two weeks away before our next retro race at Motown Raceway in Modesto on Sunday, Feb 22nd. Doors open at 10:00 am & racing starts at 12 noon. The race program will be Can-Am &...
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