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  1. #61
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    guess again Dennis, No Changes have been made nor is it local deviation.

    I build cars both ways, and have since day 1.
    Tom Hansen

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  2. #62
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    Reading the IRRA rules does not show the axle tubes to be "optional" at builder's discretion.

    No idea where you got that one ....... but I am more than willing to make mods as the axle tubes are a PITA. As long as we are all building to the same standards, I am happy.
    ~DC dynamo~

  3. #63
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    are you going by sketches, or have you looked on the retro scratch builders forum....?

    I have no idea how you came to that conclusion.
    Tom Hansen

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  4. #64
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    Why has this thread got no photographs in it?

  5. #65
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    Lightbulb

    Zip-
    probably 'cuz some have been posted here-
    http://www.pacificslotcarraceways.co...#RETRORacing/1

    or over on the scratch builders site(s), and a few of mine have made the SCRRA threads and Zimmerman and CPC race reports.

    Plus some don't want their car pix out there

    But mostly cuz we're lazy
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    Thanks Tom

    I feel so much better now.

    Have a wonderful July 4

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.O. Watt View Post
    are you going by sketches, or have you looked on the retro scratch builders forum....?

    I have no idea how you came to that conclusion.
    I'm just reading off the IRRA rules for chassis construction. Only passing reference is made to mention the axle tube as stated below:

    3. Chassis Construction:
    3a. Each car must have a one-piece brass rear
    bracket consisting of at least three sides (vertical
    or horizontal), with each connected side having
    a minimum width or height of at least .200".
    3b. The motor bracket must support the motor
    and extend to touch the rear axle tube.
    3c. The axle tube does not need to travel
    through the motor bracket.

    Why do the rules mention axle tubes IF not required? I have always assumed axle tubes were required on a Retro car. Most cars I see have them. Happy to delete them if my assumptions are incorrect.
    ~DC dynamo~

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    While it does say you Must have a bracket, it doesn't say you Must have a tube.

    If you have an issue with the wording 0f rules, I suggest you take the issue to the IRRA Board of Directors as they control what is in them.
    Tom Hansen

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  9. #69
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    The rule states that the motor bracket MUST touch the axle tube. Now that is some weiird teminology for a rule and I have NO idea what that means and my guess is you don't either. I don't suppose that taking it up with the BODs will change the wording ........so I am not going to bother.

    Happy to minimize or eliminate the axle tube. If any readers outside the PNW area want to weigh in with their opinions ..... please do so.
    ~DC dynamo~

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    Well you should take it up and consider that you have. I'll sum it up as a good catch. Yes, it was written with an axle tube in mind and mostly to ensure the aspects of the bracket. We will work to correct the wording so it is reflective of those cars that don't use axle tubes.
    Joe " Noose" Neumeister - Team Nutley
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    DC, the task of writing rules for scratchbuilt chassis is definitely non-trivial. We do keep trying to refine the rules to make them more clear and unambiguous.

    Honest input is always welcome, DC.

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    DC,

    It might interest you to know that amended language to clarify that axle tube reference is already being circulated to the BoD members for discussion and approval.

    We're not perfect but are quite serious about maintaining and improving the IRRA rule set to the best of our abilities.

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brassy View Post
    DC,


    We're not perfect but are quite serious about maintaining and improving the IRRA rule set to the best of our abilities.

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
    You're welcome. Glad to see tubes are not mandatory and new clarifications are in order.

    You guys have done a very good job for the most part in fabricating a complete set of rules that work and are enforceable.
    ~DC dynamo~

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    Jim,

    what time are we starting tomorrow? I don't mind if we start later because of Tom's work ..... as that gives me a chance to play my Wallyball.
    ~DC dynamo~

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