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Thread: Slot Car Racer Today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mic Byrd View Post
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    Working hard as always I see you should have a few good motors out of the rebuild batch . I have 10 or so of mine on the desk that need complete rebuilds magnets out of most of them need to get them done by the Isra Nats.I haven't touched my stuff since the Bash at the Beach will maybe get started this weekend.
    Cool Mic. Yeah, I have a little momentum going now. Just finished the Group 10

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    I was looking around on this blog for some photos of the new FX JRL chassis and came across this. Is it my imagination, or does it look like the pans are tied together with a piece of piano wire? Wouldn't that mean the pans would be pretty locked up...maybe side to side movement, but moving together? Maybe somebody else has a better take on this...

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    Racers:
    The chassis is designed to use a piece of .025 wire across the back of the pans, this in no way ties them together into a 1 piece pan. The .025 wire is just heavy enough to hold them in place but not force them to work together. It is possible the Greg used a heavier wire when he built the chassis for whatever reason, the kits are shipped w/ detailed instructions and all the wire / tubing needed to build the kit the way it detailed. This class allows some slight changes to the way guys build the kits in different parts of the country.
    Thanks Ron

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    If I'm not mistaken Lee Gilbert Built that JRL for Greg at the nats.
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    It Also had 2 small pieces of bullet proofing under the front skid plates
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    Closeup

    Here's a closeup George.




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    The most important question! How did it work in that configuration?

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    Greg Gilbert finished 2nd to Chris Radish so it most of been alright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mic Byrd View Post
    Greg Gilbert finished 2nd to Chris Radish so it most of been alright.
    Exactly!

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    Thanks for the close up, Tony. So far nobody has really confirmed what I am seeing, but now looking at the close up photo, the rear wire sure is soldered right on to the pans...and yes, it did work well. This kind of makes it into a two pan chassis instead of three piece. Is that what others are observing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slotcar Racer View Post
    Thanks for the close up, Tony. So far nobody has really confirmed what I am seeing, but now looking at the close up photo, the rear wire sure is soldered right on to the pans...and yes, it did work well. This kind of makes it into a two pan chassis instead of three piece. Is that what others are observing?
    That is exactly what I see Easy fix if it doesnt work too.
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    It does in a way but the .025 wire is so light they still work independently of one another to a point . Its like the front tie wire on the Dog 3 IMHO
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    Mic:
    Thanks for the input, that was exactly what I was trying to get across to the racers. The .025 wire is so small and flexible it in NO way binds or constricts the pans or makes them a 1 piece design. So as not to confuse anymore racers, the updated design will use a more Eurosport type keeper to hold the pans together, this should stop anymore questions or supposed problems.
    Thanks Ron

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    When will the updated design be available?

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    Got 1 motor built and it will leave tomorrow for the Flats had an arm acting up in Hermans new contender motor new arm and break in watch out Flats Racers
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