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Old 05-16-2018, 09:02 AM
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Default New new, not NOS Tjet chassis.

Is Auto World currently the only one making reproduction Tjet style chassis?

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Old 05-16-2018, 09:05 AM
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Take a look at Dash Motorsports
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:22 AM
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Scott,

I gave one or two, if you want to take a look.
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:50 AM
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Default Dash has chassis?

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I will take a look. I thought that Dash was sold out of chassis.

And good to hear from you Glen. How goes the track?

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Old 05-16-2018, 12:23 PM
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Dan hand builds his chassis's and sells them when he has a batch made up. You need to keep an eye on the web site front page, as he pre announces when the sales open up. They have been very popular, so you need to be ready, when he opens the sales.
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:26 PM
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Dan hand builds his chassis's and sells them when he has a batch made up. You need to keep an eye on the web site front page, as he pre announces when the sales open up.
I will keep that in mind.
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:55 PM
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The Dash parts are virtually identical to the originals. All parts interchange with Aurora.
Well, physically iodentical. The armatures and magnets benefit from modern technology.
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Our club races the AW/JL T-Jets. I'm interested in new chassis, less on bodies if anyone has Trades available.
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DOM,trending on the Bay right now for around 12 bucks. About the same as you can get them from AW.
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Our club races the AW/JL T-Jets. I'm interested in new chassis, less on bodies if anyone has Trades available.
Dom -

Wouldn't it be great if we could run our series with the much more consistent and smoother running T-Dash chassis instead of the Auto World monsters we're now working with? We could limit mods to wheels/tires/axles, motor brushes, pick up shoes and guide pins. Our body rules would of course stay the same. They are the closest thing to an original Aurora T-Jet that I've ever driven around a track, that's for sure. Been missing you this past few weeks.

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Old 05-17-2018, 10:09 AM
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Running a series based on the latest Dash cars would be fine is they were easier to come by. The original Dash cars were easy to get, but they required some work to make them good runners. I have a half dozen of those in SS lite trim that I use for IROC style racing. Dash uses new tooling for the latest chassis, I believe. I have not had a chance to get the latest version of the car for evaluation.
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Running a series based on the latest Dash cars would be fine is they were easier to come by. The original Dash cars were easy to get, but they required some work to make them good runners. I have a half dozen of those in SS lite trim that I use for IROC style racing. Dash uses new tooling for the latest chassis, I believe. I have not had a chance to get the latest version of the car for evaluation.
Exactly, Rich. And that's why our club decided it would be easier as a supply point to just use the Auto World T-Jet chassis, and deal with it's shortcomings without going overboard on modifications. When it's right it's fun to race, much like driving an old A/FX car, what with the brass front ends, small diameter tires, and precision axles allowing better corning speeds and smoother running. We use Delrin rear wheels with slip on tires only, no silicone over foam set ups are permitted. That's just what the original club members voted on when we started the series, not that one was better than the other.

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DOM,trending on the Bay right now for around 12 bucks. About the same as you can get them from AW.
Thanks O-M! I have recently purchased a set of new AW Ultra G chassis @ $11.86 each on the bay. I just thought to add some more chassis if someone had available.
I have some 1/32 cars, For HO BSRT inline parts, Dash & Host bodies and other stuff too.
The club did intend to include Dash chassis but as Big E and Rich mention, availability became the issue.
It's interesting that after running various inlines on a seasonal basis for more than 30 years, our club
membership has grown considerably and now racing year round since adding the AW/JL pancake class.
For NE racing, I've never raced slot cars in shorts and flip flops prior to last year.
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HOCOC has a class for JL/AW Thunderjet 500 cars without the traction magnet. We use weighted front ends like Fray cars and CNC rear wheels with slip-on tires. We run the cars with fairgrounds, dirt late model, VW Bug and Henry J bodies.
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Wouldn't it be great if we could run our series with the much more consistent and smoother running T-Dash chassis instead of the Auto World monsters we're now working with? *snip*
Check your PM inbox -- Ernie :>)
You should try Super II style crown gears in a AW chassis. Smooths the power delivery out. And limits the top speed.

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