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    Excellent coverage. No participation, but no...

    Excellent coverage. No participation, but no fault of the stalwart gentlemen who showed up. Good for them.
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    Tu non capisci, vero?

    Tu non capisci, vero?
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    Yes, and those people are the rules-making...

    Yes, and those people are the rules-making organizations.
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    When all you're allowed is a sow's ear you have...

    When all you're allowed is a sow's ear you have to do the best you can with it. To continue your metaphor, when the sow's ears are so crooked it can't hear the dinner bell, Farmer Brown needs to...
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    There's something to think about. :unsure:

    There's something to think about. :unsure:
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    I certainly respect your opinion but think it...

    I certainly respect your opinion but think it more more attributable to good fortune than the motor quality. As for boundary pushing I believe that's called "racing" and is a required activity...
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    And I have one and it works really, really well. ...

    And I have one and it works really, really well. Too bad I need one, but that's how it is and how it's always been.

    I've been at this for decades (over 5 if you must know). I've melted, burned,...
  8. Thread: Hot Super 16c

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    "heard" and "seem" are extremely weak evidence to...

    "heard" and "seem" are extremely weak evidence to go on. Unless you know the air gap and arm diameter you're trying to hit a target in the dark.
  9. Thread: Speed Tires

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    More often referred to as Speed Rubber. It's a...

    More often referred to as Speed Rubber. It's a siliconish material that screws up the lane for anyone following the user.
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    It's always on. The more appropriate question...

    It's always on. The more appropriate question would be "Is anyone listening?" :lol:
  11. Thread: USRA Umbrella

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    Michael, This issue has been rampant for...

    Michael,

    This issue has been rampant for decades. The USRA was established to be governed by racers. Over the years it's been hijacked by various groups who thought they had "the answer" to a...
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    It does my heart good to know that the USRA is...

    It does my heart good to know that the USRA is rolling along as usual.

    Best wishes for the future!
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    Has everyone awoken sober simultaneously? ...

    Has everyone awoken sober simultaneously?

    Congratulations, kudos, etc., etc., to all parties concerned with particular emphasis on the forthright (and dare I say ballsy?) Mr. Salzman.
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    Sound thinking.

    Sound thinking.
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    That does make me feel a bit better. Thanks, Zip.

    That does make me feel a bit better. Thanks, Zip.
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    That's interesting, Mike. I have some brushes...

    That's interesting, Mike.

    I have some brushes that I took out of some 4002FK motors that won't fit in my brush radius fixture while the BF and GD brushes do. I wonder what that's about?
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    This thing is better than a Deathstar (or Falcons...

    This thing is better than a Deathstar (or Falcons 1 through 7) but...

    1. the magnets come loose and hit the stack
    2. the can bushing is often loose
    3.the endbell bushing spins
    4. the armature...
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    I'll see what I can do to satisfy your request. ...

    I'll see what I can do to satisfy your request.

    Paragraph 1) You start with the statement that you're not sure if what you had was a slot car but you really want to get into the slot car hobby. ...
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    Please... not another Cauthen.

    Please... not another Cauthen.
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    Pro Slots have been plagued by loose endbell...

    Pro Slots have been plagued by loose endbell bushings since the first ones arrived. When we raced no-seal puppy dogs we found a lot of them. The separately packaged replacement bushings solved the...
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    Quality control has never been a strong point...

    Quality control has never been a strong point with P/S's so-called "Euro" motors. The ridiculous situation that developed when the wind on a retro-approved version of a specific P/S motor suddenly...
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    Google. Type in "slot car track wiring...

    Google.

    Type in "slot car track wiring diagram" and you'll get a bunch of images covering track and controller.
  23. Historically speaking... there is no security...

    Historically speaking... there is no security method devised by man that can't be subverted by another man.
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    I'm amazed that anyone thinks pulling lanes out...

    I'm amazed that anyone thinks pulling lanes out of a hat/jar/bag is a new idea in slot racing. We used this procedure in 1964.
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    Keep us informed!

    Keep us informed!
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