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  • Here is what I hope will be my GPR entry. Building and testing has been going very slow on all counts with the Ortman tires giving me the most trouble.

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    • Looking good, Smokeio, though THAT'S NO MAVERICK!

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      • Looks like a Group 5 race within a race is shaping up.

        Slot.It offset sidewinder motor pod, NSR Shark 22.4k motor?

        This could be a winner!

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        • I am testing this top heavy Corvette. Has IndyGrips on the rear with a Monogram M5112 Motor and MRRC wheels. The chassis in made by Ninco and the body is Carrera.




          All so testing this Mustang




          For the LMP class

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          • THAT'S NO MAVERICK
            Too much work to get the flairs made and get the body light enough. Maybe next year.
            Slot.It offset sidewinder motor pod, NSR Shark 22.4k motor
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            hat's a 23k Slot.it motor but I have not finalized anything as the car does not run as I expected it to.

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            • Some stuff learned along the way so far:
              • Tamiya TS7 racing white is more like cream coloured. Great for an old Ferrari, wrong for a modern era prototype.
              • Tamiya on top of Testors paint doesn't work well together - fisheye!
              • Testors paint takes about a week to dry, Tamiya sets up in a few hours.
              • LeMans cars have 4 numbers on them not 3 (in case Mr Pattos was wondering) so ordering extra decals is a good thing to do.
              • Fly Racing gears fit 3mm axles, and are crap...but we all knew that already, didn't we?
              • Fly Racing Strontium wheels look a heckuva lot like black plastic. Dispose of them carefully: Strontium is radiactive!
              • Humbrol model cement in the blue container with the precision needle applicator is the bomb! Great stuff!
              • Home Depot sells 600 grit wet sandpaper, and wet sanding is the best! Smooooth.
              That said, I'm having fun finishing the 936. The 911 isn't far behind thanks to Mr. BWA and Mr. Slot.it: truly the Lego system of the slot car world. I'll be sticking with Tamiya products in the future: fully compatible with one another. I might even make it to a "2" on the Monogram scale after finishing this pair.

              Time to undo Ms. Fly Soldering Iron's work to get the 911 apart. To paint, or not to paint the white Fly Racing car white, that is the question? Tempted to put the decals on the white strontium, er, plastic body and call it a day.
              Last edited by dr vanski; 09-18-2006, 01:17 PM.

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              • I learned that Stronium is used by Fly to refer to aluminum wheels, and Strontium to refer to plastic wheels.

                I also learned that Slot Car Heroes 36t purple plastic spur gears can be pressed onto a 3/32" or a 2.5mm Fly Racing axle, and that Fly Racing wheels make good replacements for the rears on the Scalextric Ferrari 330P4. And that Jel Claws tires "for 365 GTB" work well on same Fly Stronium aluminum wheels on the rear of said 330P4. And that the Scalex 330P4 is in exact 1/32 scale, and would be great to beat up those pesty Ford GT40's by Fly and Scalex no one races any more. The secret is to release the rear two body screws and leave the front six (!) tight.

                And I also learned that when you rebuild your Maserati 151 (that you paid $165 for) because the gear spun on the rear axle (it was glued on), the guide breaks, and then the guide holder breaks, and the Fly Ferrari 250 GTO wheels make perfect replacements for the press-on aluminum wheels with the bottle cap inserts, as long as you turn down the rear wheels to go on the fronts, and use the narrower fronts on the rear, WITH the Fly tires, you can use the cast off MMK wheels on the FRONT of the Scalextric Ferrari 330P4, compete with those funny low profile tires MMK thoughtfully included. This allows the MMK Maserati 151 to go REALLY FAST!

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                • LeMans cars have 4 numbers on them not 3.
                  "Huh?" quoth he, having checked out various LeMans cars in the garage, with abacus accompanying. Do they maybe put one inside the engine compartment?

                  Humbrol model cement in the blue container with the precision needle applicator is the bomb! Great stuff! Home Depot sells 600 grit wet sandpaper, and wet sanding is the best!
                  I didn't know none of that, so thanks. I'm expecting huge prizes from next year's RAA concours judging. Also, I have some Walmart helicopters that need that special something.

                  I learned that Stronium is used by Fly to refer to aluminum wheels, and Strontium to refer to plastic wheels.
                  These obsessions of yours cannot be healthy, Robert. Maybe you need to talk to somebody. But then, maybe that's why you're here ...

                  I also learned that Slot Car Heroes 36t purple plastic spur gears can be pressed onto a 3/32" or a 2.5mm Fly Racing axle.
                  Yes, but won't you still need to glue 'em? Isn't it more sensible to purchase a Slot.it SIGS02 with accompanying grubscrew? (He asked, ergally.)

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                  • Originally posted by Wet Coast Racer
                    "Huh?" quoth he, having checked out various LeMans cars in the garage, with abacus accompanying. Do they maybe put one inside the engine compartment?


                    It's more visible on the outside of the engine compartment...



                    ...but only from one side. Go figure.

                    Fly should consider selling their Racing cars this way:



                    ...minus the cat, of course. I'm glad that the Fly soldering iron plastic melting lady didn't overdo it. Tamiya only for this car.

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                    • I'll be darned. Or worse, maybe. Wonder what year they changed that requirement, perhaps Monquispot or someone like that who knows everything could tell us. Also makes you wonder whether it applied to the GT class cars as well - not to mention which year their yellow-lensed lights came into effect.

                      Hopefully you and your cat are not overburdened with all of this stuff. Have you noticed the size of that airbox on the Martini Porsche? Woah, as they say. A heavy breather, that one.

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                      • Paul,

                        It's my meditation for an hour or so when ever I get a chance: working on some aspect of my GPR entries. I've never been any good at painting, and am doing my best to get better at it. At least both cars run!



                        I fully expect to get my clock cleaned by some of the other entries I've seen here. It'll be great to see the GPR field mix it up!

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                        • It's true, Paul, all the Le Mans cars have four numbers. I thought everyone knew that! We only require three in slot car racing because some cars are, uh, bad models. They are angled toward the right side because that is the way they pass the pits.

                          The bit about the Slot Car Heroes gear: I used it because it is thinner than a Slot.It gear, and it is the only gear that would fit with the large-hub Fly Stronium wheels, inside the scale width (2.23"x 32 = 71.4") Scalextric Ferrari 330P4 body. The motor is NOT one of your overpowered Proxy things, but is a stock Scalextric, which is just right for the car. So far, it has not twisted the gear on the shaft, but when it does, I'll pin the gear to the back side of the wheel. The real ones had 450 HP. Best lap time is 5.271, once I figured out that you can easily make it into a "flexi board" chassis, as the Brits say, with a single saw cut across the chassis, ahead of the rear body mounting screws. The thing screams, now. I had no idea a car which struggled to break six seconds on my track would be going faster than the entire RAA '06 field, save one. And, doing so with a stock Scalextric motor.
                          Last edited by Robert Livingston; 09-18-2006, 07:22 PM.

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                          • Originally posted by Robert Livingston
                            Best lap time is 5.271, once I figured out that you can easily make it into a "flexi board" chassis, as the Brits say, with a single saw cut across the chassis, ahead of the rear body mounting screws. The thing screams, now. I had no idea a car which struggled to break six seconds on my track would be going faster than the entire RAA '06 field, save one. And, doing so with a stock Scalextric motor.
                            Rut-ro. Sounds like you've created a MONSTER!

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                            • Van, it sure looks like you're moving right along with your entries....2 Boxer style motors huh...hmmm...what to do, what to do...

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                              • Have you noticed the size of that airbox on the Martini Porsche? Woah, as they say. A heavy breather, that one.
                                That scoop is not just for the induction air, it is also the cooling air, which is the large majority. Sounds like things are coming along well. Robert and I may have very similar looking cars, but I don't think mine is very scale, but it is on the list...

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