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Thread: Slot Car Racer Today

  1. #31
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    Pat
    Have F1 Mack very nice chassis .1 thing the front wheel stand offs don't take a hit . lent it to a buddy late in the race a car came off if front of him and it took off left front wheel. I have since rebuilt it and reinforced those 2 stand offs. Nice Build by the way
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    Yeah Pat, it looks really nice, good job building my friend. Hey, thanks so much for that bottle of scotch you gave me at The Worlds. I still haven't opened it!!!! What's the matter with me? Mic, if you lived closer, I'd have you over to the house to make sure I open that bottle!!!!!

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    Years ago I would have flown across country to have a glass with you. Don't indulge in it anymore . Have a tazer thread started any insight would be welcome.
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    you mite want to look at these Koford products for those unshunted contender motors M609 & M608 I use them on 16 D motors with good success .Springs only seem good for a race or two.
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    Thanks Mic, I'll check out those Koford items and also look at the Tazer thread. I'll bring the scotch to the race in Modesto this Saturday to share with Fred Hood. So, last night one of those nights to just do the necessary "busy work". Opened up the set screw holes in the rubber on five pairs of tires so I could easily pull out the defective set screws. I had made up a bunch of these tires on new magnesium hubs, but the screws were stripping the hubs. These are the longer solid set screws....I've never had problems with the short hollow screws. So, I switched out set screws and trued these last tires down to .680" for Saturday. I need to call Paul to order another 100 set screws. I think I am getting tired of only 50% of these magnesium hubs being anywhere near true. Over the years at least half of them are really wobbly. Once the rubber is mounted and trued, they work OK for practice tires, but for race tires, Slotcar Racer prefers something with very little run out. Will have to look into the carbon fibre hubs and the Cahoza hubs. Really pricey, but I hear they are accurate. OK, gotta go, "work" is calling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mic Byrd View Post
    Slotcar Racer
    you mite want to look at these Koford products for those unshunted contender motors M609 & M608 I use them on 16 D motors with good success .Springs only seem good for a race or two.
    The springs are a bit on the light side and do not hold up to heat well.

    I ran them on a 16D that I had and found that the car slowed down. But give them a try you mileage may vary.

    Roger has two cards of them if you want to give them a try a long with cups.

    Mike
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    Mike your right they are lite but you can tweak them and they don't last much more then a race.But I've had some real good group 10 motors useing them .
    Motors By Mic B
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mic Byrd View Post
    Mike your right they are lite but you can tweak them and they don't last much more then a race.But I've had some real good group 10 motors useing them .
    I agree any thing you can use to get the power the brush the better.
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    BTW.........DYKEM is the name.........it's main purpose is to lay out metal to be scribed/cut in the machine tool business. just Google it.........it is relatively cheap for a large bottle
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    Slot car racer,

    I thoroughly enjoy the technical aspect that you have injected in to this thread along with the humorous banter.

    It is refreshing to read of a racers day to day preparation with an honest attention to detail that is beyond reproach.

    As an up and coming racer with a thirst for knowledge and looking for every wee bit of additional speed, If you do not mind, Could you please explain the drive train balancing process and what devices are preferred to do so?

    I understand the concept and would like to learn the process.

    Thank you slot car racer, Whom ever you are!

    P.S.........Big boys "Love" scotch....(and single malt Irish too!).... Maybe we should compare notes sometime...........Got flask?
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    Finally got my friend Ken’s high downforce Outisight Mercedes mounted on his new Bulldog 2 GT12. Gorgeous paint job by SCR's Frank Sarkela, really nice! I wish I could build cars as nicely for myself as I do for others. It’s almost without fail that I build a car that beats me, and Ken is a formidable racer at Slot Car Raceway, Rohnert Park, CA, site of the 2006 & 2008 USRA Scale Nats. Ken bought a blueprinted Cahoza G12 motor for this car and how sweet it is. I also finally finished building three other GT12s for future sale. These are Slick 7’s “Hybrid GT12” chassis that came out in the summer of 2009, all with bearings on the rear axle and 72 pitch gears. One has the Cahoza O Can with Tornado 2 mags at a .530” airgap, Koford G12 arm balanced by Alpha, fully shunted. Next is a Kelly 4 hole with Koford mags at .535”, Koford G12 arm balanced by Beuf, and the third is a Kelly 3 hole with Tornado 5 mags and once again, Koford G12 by Beuf. I’ve run this chassis before at SCR and could turn 3.7s easily. One time Rudy and Owl Chump were there testing this chassis and Rudy was clocking in 3.7s. He kind of blew my mind how fast he was going. We were using some of Owl’s monster Box 12 motors, big old hairy Camen cans. I better go now, “work” today is actually work.

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    Slotcar Racer
    Top Notch work .I like the Dykem die hate to clean rust .solid pin tubes do you float them and what do they do for you that way?
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    Thanks a lot Mic, I appreciate it. Also many thanks to Curmudgeon for giving me the correct name for Dykem, I will definitely look it up. I wonder if that works better than the comm dye. My buddy Fred Hood has used the comm dye for years, so I started using it when all these unplated chassis started appearing. On the floating pins tubes, Rudy designed them really well, the holes are nice and big so they really shake rattle and roll like they should. Also, the front mount is WAY up front, gives really good downforce from the front of the body. The Hybrid chassis is pretty much the same as the Slick 7 GTX only it has brass and steel which Rudy says does something with harmonic vibrations. When he started talking about that stuff I knew it was going way above my head so I just asked him to pass the salt when we were eating at Black Bear Diner. Owl chowed down on a huge plate of strawberry belgian waffles as I recall. That man can pack away a lot of food for such a skinny bean pole.

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    Armature dye is just a thinned out version of dykem. But I am not sure what they use to thin it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patraceruk View Post
    Sounds like you had a great days racing Slot Car Racer. Over 100 entries is seriously good. Wow!!!

    Finished the Mack 24th F1 yesterday. Installed a BSP prepared super wasp c can I had kicking around my workshop. Hope to try it out later this week. An article on the build will be in the next issue of SCRN

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    Great looking car. If you don't mind me asking, what did you use to wrap the front axle stubs with?

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