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Old 07-05-2017, 09:20 PM
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C'mon, are you trying to tell us you once had a competitive car?

My 2c on the pod/non pod issue - I bought a Spirit Peugeot 406 off eBay and the previous owner had glued the pod in. When I unstuck it my laptimes on a wooden track were the same but it was harder to do those times consistently.
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Old 07-05-2017, 11:35 PM
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C'mon, are you trying to tell us you once had a competitive car?

My 2c on the pod/non pod issue - I bought a Spirit Peugeot 406 off eBay and the previous owner had glued the pod in. When I unstuck it my laptimes on a wooden track were the same but it was harder to do those times consistently.
Of course, by then you had consumed several Foster's Lagers, so your observation should be taken with a grain of malt.

You must admit, that was pretty good ...
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:54 AM
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Fosters is only sold overseas. It's not a very good beer compared to what we have here and no Aussie would drink it.
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Fosters is only sold overseas. It's not a very good beer compared to what we have here and no Aussie would drink it.
I much prefer a schooner of VB for mass market beers!
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XX amber for me, if I have to do with a b33r; and I don't even claim to be the most interesting person in the world- I'm just the local (loco?) engineer.

I do have a small poster with a nice cartoon German beergarten girl (well-endowed of course) on it that says "slotcars- it's ok to drink and drive." I like to add, 'just don't be the only one doing it!, or your relative results may eventually suffer.' but I did once run an enduro whilst partaking of 'cocktails'. we finished second, so all is not necessarily lost.
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what were we talking about? oh yeah, motor pod tightness. I too have found that cranking 'em down or taping 'em pretty tight works better on wood. seems the opposite for plastic track magnet cars.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:30 PM
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what were we talking about? oh yeah, motor pod tightness. I too have found that cranking 'em down or taping 'em pretty tight works better on wood. seems the opposite for plastic track magnet cars.


What he said. One club member here used to used flowable silicone (like they use for auto windshields) to seal the pod. Sometimes it worked, a couple of times it didn't - but every car seems to behave differently.


We chalked it up to the dampening effect, as there was just enough give in the silicone to dampen the vibrations. I've never had the guts to do it for fear of making a mess of it (and that stuff is bluddy hard to remove according to one of club members who tried and failed).


So I use gorilla tape or fiberglass reinforced boxing tape (I believe it's commonly referreed as CARGOFAST tape by some well known tuners here on the forum) to stiffen the pod, with a small 1/4 turn dial out of the pod screws give or take.


On my 50' routed, latex painted track, with strategically-placed weight (usually either on pod near the motor, or at side edges of chassis moved to back as close to rear wheels) using glued & trued fronts and back (urethanes) I have experienced 2-3 tenths reduction in lap time taping the pod and another .10-.15 depending on pod screw dial out...for reference, that's off a 5.8 sec lap time which I consider to be competitive.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:43 PM
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The Beavis and Butthead in me keeps seeing wood and silicone and vibration... and screw and ... OK I will stop now..
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One can only wonder where the Gorilla tape fits in ...
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