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  • Round 9 - Murray Farm Raceway, Sydney Australia

    Well, this large carton arrived at work today.....

    Haven't opened it yet - but all appears fine so far....

    Stay tuned for more updates!

    Cheers, Tony.
    Last edited by bov; 09-26-2012, 08:14 PM.

  • #2
    Yay! We're back in Australia!!

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    • #3
      The Unpacking Report:
      #1 – looks perfect – No Apparent Damage (NAD)
      #3 – a few scratches, missing mirrors (great decals!)
      #4 – looks great! (NAD)
      #5 – silver bullet! Something in the wing? Missing mirrors, cracked LH headlight cover.
      #11 – great paint (or is decals) job! Short braids? (NAD)
      #12 – looks like a factory fantasy paintjob to me.. (NAD)
      #14 – ref #11 (except the braids aren’t short….)
      #17 – looks perfect – No Apparent Damage (NAD)
      #21 - missing RH mirror, LH braid was a bit twisted (now fixed…)
      #24 – (I guess, the #’s are a bit hard to read…and there’s only two…) no mirrors or wiper - ok
      #26 - looks perfect – No Apparent Damage (NAD)
      #27 – clever paint idea! No mirrors or wiper. Tires need cleaning
      #34 – looks like a factory paintjob to me.. tires might be a bit marked.. (NAD)
      #37 – a couple of scratches, rear wing looks ‘interesting’ – Tires need cleaning
      #49 – welcome home (well, almost…) no mirrors or wiper
      #51 – hmmm, looks like it could handle a bit more ‘hammering’…. (NAD)
      #52 – looks great! missing RH mirror, wiper (NAD)
      #55 – No mirrors, (NAD)
      #59 – another great tribute paintjob! Clever work on the wiper… (NAD)
      #61 – (well, there’s a hint a 6…) missing LH mirror. Body and pod are quite snug to chassis.. (NAD)
      #71 – (is this last year’s car ‘un-weathered’?) – missing mirrors
      #88 - looks perfect – No Apparent Damage (NAD)
      #98 – Giasou! (from my Greek wife) a couple of scratches, tires need cleaning… (NAD)
      #666 – Missing mirrors and wiper. Body is set really loose… rear end is locked up – do I open it up to investigate? I’m guessing something has come loose and jammed in the gears?

      I'll wait for instructions from the organisers.....

      There's plenty of tire debris in a lot of the cars... but overall, they look really great!

      All the tires will be cleaned (taped) prior to the evaluation runs....

      Cheers, Tony.
      Last edited by bov; 09-27-2012, 04:04 AM. Reason: clarity

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      • #4
        Hi Tony, you have a pm...

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        • #5
          Hi Tony, you have a pm...

          Unless it's to say "G'day mate lets have a brewski round the barbee", please do not ask for any work to be done on your car.

          rear end is locked up – do I open it up to investigate? I’m guessing something has come loose and jammed in the gears?
          If the car will not move, then you will have to do a body off intervention and let us know what the prognosis is....

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          • #6
            #71 never had mirrors, but thanks for thinking it might have. Sounds like it's all good, hopefully it'll run that way on the bottom half of the world.

            The weathered car stayed home this year- I prepped the clean one while the dirty one was still running the proxy. It will likely make a reappearance next year though.

            Chris

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            • #7
              #61 – (well, there’s a hint a 6…) missing LH mirror. Body and pod are quite snug to chassis..
              Hmmm body and pod settings shouldn't be any different than when it was sent in to Tech Inspection - I think they're written on the bottom of the chassis?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bov View Post
                #37 – a couple of scratches, rear wing looks ‘interesting’ – Tires need cleaning
                by "interesting," i assume you mean the paint is chipping off and the wing is crooked? i couldn't get any paint to stick to that wing. apparently tear proof parts are also paint proof. i noticed that this series consists of 64% lefthand turns, so i slightly tweaked the wing to compensate. (actually the wing was crooked when i bought it)

                tire cleaning. if the rules allow, i'd like some sort of wet cleaning. my preferred method is running the car at about 6v on a scotchbrite pad sprayed with simple green or water. but again, only if the rules allow it...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bov View Post
                  #24 – (I guess, the #’s are a bit hard to read…and there’s only two…) no mirrors or wiper - ok
                  I hadn't noticed that the front number departed the fix after my round.

                  Never had mirrors or a wiper.

                  Have a blast with them Tony!

                  Cheers!
                  Paul

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TransIssues View Post
                    I hadn't noticed that the front number departed the fix after my round.
                    Mea culpa.

                    I had a hard time keeping sight of those black cars...I used some of those Post-It yellow round dots on the hood and top so I could see them and, unfortunately, when I removed the dot from the hood of Paul's car, it also removed the number. It totally surprised me because I never actually saw the number on the hood until I saw it on the back of the dot!

                    I meant to mention it in the race results but it got OBE, what with posting the results and photos and getting the cars packed up and shipped. Sorry about that.

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                    • #11
                      Of mirrors & wipers 666 has always been sans.
                      If it's a part from another car is there a bonus?

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                      • #12
                        Boopie - yeah, I just meant the paint on the slightly crooked wing was a bit flakey....

                        Wet - I'll check out the settings on the car....

                        Monquispot - I'll open it up and see what's what....

                        Timkoul's PM was a Greek non-slot car related matter...

                        Overall - I'm just surprised at how 'new' the cars all look, considering the distances they've travelled...

                        Cheers, Tony.
                        Last edited by bov; 09-27-2012, 04:57 PM.

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                        • #13
                          I betcha somebody tries to click on it ...

                          Of mirrors & wipers 666 has always been sans.
                          Totally impressed by your bilingualism, I tell ya.
                          If it's a part from another car is there a bonus?
                          No, that's theft. See Rule 42.

                          Timkoul's PM was a Greek non-slot car related matter...
                          Hey did I tell you about the Greek boy who ran away from home?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by B52RN View Post
                            ...got OBE...
                            I know the feeling!

                            No worries whatsoever!

                            Cheers!
                            Paul

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                            • #15
                              Maybe that's why my car is so slow....it's not but maybe it is...

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