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 Post subject: New Builds
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:35 pm 
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Hello rekindled interest in Racing and building. Not much activity in stl. more to come...
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 Post subject: Re: New Builds
PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:43 pm 
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The car ss all hand made from the front end circuit board, custom pickups that are bronze with sterling silver holders, ball bearings on the wheels and hand built motor mount. This motor was purchased as an m20 but i received a n20 motor. None the less it seems to pass the magnet test and is Super fast.


2nd Gen car has the n20 motor and Gen 1 chassis. The improvement is in the front end where I streamlined the geometry still offering the quick swap-able pickups and installed a pivoting flag guide that has vastly improved handling on the turns; was tricky, but worthwhile upgrade.
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 Post subject: Re: New Builds
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:56 pm 
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Welcome to POS.
WOW! Love the quality of the builds here. How about those guide flags!
What voltage are you running on? You got some big block engines there! Those green endbell N 30 motors have carbon brushes and NEO mags. Now, thats like putting a V8 in a go kart!
Try some 8mm x 10mm x15 M20 motors and and you will see an improvement in handling and driveabilty on on 18 volts.
With the skills you show here i feel you should attend the Gravity race at the Nats. We would love to have you!
Keep up the great work Best, Al Thurman , Arizona


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 Post subject: Re: New Builds
PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:10 am 
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Great attention to detail and your execution is right on! As Al suggests try attending some gravity racing events. You will be amongst you people.

Joel


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 Post subject: Re: New Builds
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:20 am 
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Is the that lexan body available for purchase?
so cool!


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 Post subject: Re: New Builds
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:07 pm 
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I've currently been able to run thse on a 12v. Cannot wait for 18v :peel:
as for the body heres what i've been working with. sorry using a friends pc, more to come. thank you.
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 Post subject: Re: New Builds
PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:42 pm 
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For the body of the car I found that AJ's #170L 1991 Viper body seems to best fit the length of the chassis. Everything i've run into so far has just been a little to small. Below being my only remedy to make it sleeker and more streamlined to go faster.
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I've made a few plugs and a fixture to get the perfectly snug fit on the chassis. This first plug gives me my exact shape allowing for a rough trim out.
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I then heat the fixture and plug up to 150 degrees, making the plastic body semi pliable to get the exact fit on the plug. Tightening down the jig I'm able to achieve flat sides on the body as well.
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The second plug allows me to get the exact cut out for the rear wheel tires and then a file to the rest of the body to get a even surface.
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more to come!


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 Post subject: Re: New Builds
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:09 pm 
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Digging back into the past when i was 15 and first started into the HO world with little money these are the first few i was able to build. Gotta start somewhere. had a n-gauge train motor just laying around...
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something got chromed along the way
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 Post subject: Re: New Builds
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 2:08 pm 
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Love the history pics there, Stlnutjob.


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 Post subject: Re: New Builds
PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 11:49 am 
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On the starting line for the Race weekend!
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All machine, all the time...more to come.


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