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About jimmyslots 1950

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  • Birthday 07/29/1950

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  1. As I grow older my eyes are getting worse I use a trick that a mate used at a National event to check the number of teeth,he takes a picture with his mobile phone & blows it up.Too easy Cheers Jimmy
  2. Well said Paul,I think some people are in Proxy racing for different reasons to me.I personally love building slot cars & it's a bonus if a group of guys want to go to the trouble of racing them on 10 different tracks ,doing video's & reporting on how each car goes just shows their passion for the hobby. My cars are very different to the competition & is a challenge to compete with them,some of my best slot races have been sitting in front of my computer watching a stranger drive one of my cars & if they give my car a compliment then I'm a winner. Keep up the good work Paul,really appreciate all the time & effort you put in to this Proxy. PS I'm a bit worried about Sticksy,I think the air might be a bit thin up on his mountain retreatDo offs get factored in to the Einstein equation Cheers Jimmy
  3. Thanks for the run guys,really enjoyed the Vid & comments from Andrew & Paul on everyone's cars performance. Now the hard part trying to find more speed,is it motor or gearing or both?
  4. Thanks for that Gary,great era in Aussie motorsport & brought back some very good memories. As a young teenager growing up in the '60's my dad used to take the family to a lot of motor race events. I remember sitting in the back seat of my dad's Austin A60,stopped in traffic on the Hume Highway queing up to get in to Warwick Farm when a flat bed truck was creeping past in the Right lane with Geoghegans Stang on the back Hot day window down so I did what any teenager would do,reached out and touched the Left rear tyre. Next time I seen it was an hour later coming across the Causway heading down Hume straight towards Creek corner,full song Although I was a tragic Holden man I've always had a love of the mighty Stangs & always will Cheers Jimmy
  5. No thats not a Plafit upgrade,my scratch build from a sheet of 1mm Carbon fibre,a lot of trial & error. I've got the same Chassis motor combo in my Bob Jane Camaro that raced yesterday in a Trans-Am Proxy in North Caroliner & had some very positive feed back from the drivers on the Facebook vid. Last years Megane chassis was all PLafit but I decided to loose some weight as last years tyres gave up with 2 rounds to go. Cheers Jimmy
  6. While we are waiting for the rest of the field to arrive I thought I'd show you whats under the bonnet of my Megane. Every time one of my cars returns from a Proxy I can't wait to get my hands on it as usually it has not done what it was expected to do.WIN So rather than send back a looser next year I set about changing the set up,1 because it wasn't good enough & 2 because I like to fiddle,some times I don't improve a car but with Proxies you have no idea of the tracks to be raced on for the best set up,just rely on some feed back & a bit of video. This year I've been busy trying to remove weight from my Plafit chassis from all my proxy cars,so with my trusty hacksaw removed the front half of the brass base plate & replaced it with Carbon fibre also making new H plates & guide tongues.While I was there decided to make the base plate a sprung unit similar to my 1/24th GT3's that we race locally at the Bullring. Also tried replacing the springs with silicone washers & this is still a setup in the developement stages but shows some promise. All up the Carbon parts have saved around 10 to 15 gms but I could find a few more gms if I got serious.I've tried to get the Yellow dogs to work but all my MJK tyres have been better,also lost a tooth on the Pinion hoping that will get the Plafit Pointer honking a little bit better. I think that motor in Bov's car is one of the new Predator 22K donks from Slot Car Corner in the States,I'm trying a few at the moment & are looking very promising. Here's my baby Cheers Jimmy Here's my GT3 for North America this year
  7. I've been using Post image ever since Photobucket went silly & have never had any problems with it. https://postimages.org/ Cheers JImmy
  8. Hi Paul hope you are feeling better. Please add me to the list for another series,Renault Megane but this time with my new chassis & new boots that hopefully last the 10 rounds. Cheers Jimmy
  9. Hi Paul Hope your recovery is going well,& the bride didn't catch you chasing the nurses around the ward. My car & the Captains arrived home safely,my tyres were stuffed & explains the poor performance in the last 2 rounds where it dropped 5 laps in each round from the earlier rounds on repeat tracks Maybe might considder running less rounds or less laps next year to allow cars to be competitive the whole series without repairs mid proxy,how did every one elses tyres last Cheers Jimmy PS Got hold of your latest x-ray.
  10. Hi David The Parma controller looks like a 1.5 - 2 ohm that are used with 16 D motored cars at commercial raceways. Might be a little savage with scale cars but can be modified for the smaller type motors. Cheers Jimmy
  11. No Hornsby was only 1/24th,I do very little 1/32 but just lately I've got my interest back through Proxy racing. At the end of the day what works in 1/24th will basically work in the smaller scales just a different size toy Cheers Jimmy
  12. A bit late but here is my Turbine car that I raced at Hornsby Vintage,brass & pianno wire chassis,Plafit Cheetah motor, not the nicest build but a very good car to drive. Was very competitive until some scallywags turned up with open wheeler retro's Cheers Jimmy
  13. Nice livery Shaynus,best part of the NSR is they are easy to tune & a great driver straight out of the box,one of my favourite cars at the moment. Cheers Jimmy
  14. Hi Tony Had to loose some weight to make it legal so made my own body mounts,in the process it came to me to make the main base plate carbon fibre for my 2022 GT3 saving 20gms which I think has been my down fall in previous Proxy's. Might be wrong but so close to the big dogs I need to try something different & I think light weight is the only thing I haven't tried. So watch out for a very light weight GT3 next year,testing yesterday with carbon base plate came in faster than my M6. Love the challenge that Proxy's throw at you,makes you test your self to build the ultimate slot car & if you don't succeed it was fun trying anyway. An old mate rang me the other day to ask for advice on a slot car repair & when he asked me what I was doing I tried to explain what Proxy's were & I suddenly realised how hard it is to make a slot car to go fast on 10 different tracks that you haven't even seen before,now thats a challenge. Wiin lose or draw I don't care as long as strangers enjoy driving my cars I consider myself a winner. Cheers Jimmy
  15. Hi Vince

    Would be good to catch up & talk 1/32 slots as my main group are predominately 1/24th.

    I can be reached on 0407103581 & I'm retired so any time suits.

    Cheers Jimmy

    1. Vinno

      Vinno

      Hi Jimmy

      That would be good. Going up to Sydney for the granddaughters birthday tomorrow but next weekend or Friday night might work out. I’m not retired yet I’ve got about 5 to 7 years depending on how long I can put up with it. 

      Reagrds Vince

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