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  1. Keith may not be well known in RTR circles but was a very known and revered 1/24th Metal car racer through out New Zealand. After a long illness he died in Wellington Saturday 21/11/2020. Donations welcome to Cancer Society New Zealand. I will always remember Keith as a real nice guy. He always showed great interest in my proxy cars although a Metal car stalwart. Regards Charles Le Breton
  2. They appear to be available at Slotraceshop in Napier NZ. Chas Le Breton
  3. Thanks Sports Racer. Was very sorry to pull out as the Holden is every bit of an Aussie icon and the driver Greg Murphy a Kiwi icon. Did consider sending my good car but I use it all the time so was not really an option. My car is a 2006 model. Regards Chas Le Breton
  4. Hi Sportsracer. I regretfully formally advise that I am pulling my Holden V8 entry. Sorry about this late change. Hope it can make room for somebody else. Still keen to progress but not happy with current build so back to the drawing board. Good luck with the event. I will enjoy the race reports as the proxy proceeds. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  5. Hi Bobets20. Agree entirely with Johnno it is essential all parts of track are accessible although a stick particularly with an arm or crabber on end can help. As your space is fairly wide compared to length a hole can be considered in middle but I would avoid if you can. It is a pain to climb under. Personally I would go for a longer narrow shape if you have room. Being able to access at least three sides is also helpful. If you stick to width named though I think you need on all sides. How tall you are and how far you can comfortably reach. Kids can always stand on a stool or box. Preferably build a cross-over into your layout to equalise lanes. Hope this is of some help. Regards Chas Le Breton
  6. Hi Sports Racer. Sorry to have to say but my Holden may be a non-goer. With 21400 FX180 it is that loose I am going to try a Baby King 17000. Main problem though appears to be tyres as the used MJK tyres I chose are terrible. Pity as car looks good. Thought I should warn you. Will give myself until this time next week and then advise final decision. Regards Chas Le Breton
  7. Thanks Alexis that is very kind but a bit too much to ask and no idea what new rules will be. Perhaps an option when the rules are published. Not sure of dimensions of MSC one. Possibly bigger??? but might be close enough. I was thinking I could just alter Lancia one but not an option at this stage. Regards Chas Le Breton
  8. Thanks Alexis. All I need is one for the Metro if they decide to allow. Metro interior and body is 40 grams so I have suggested no restrictions for this and Audit as long as everything looks the same outside. Motor, gears etc. to remain as is of course. My standard Ford RS with standard interior is about 30 grams but OZ Rally Ford RS 200 20gms.so that would be my aim for Metro. Not sure about Lancia as it is fairly close to Ford RS200. Your light weight interior might be a good compromise. We will have to wait for new rules I suppose. No idea if your Lancia interior would fit Metro but it could probably be adapted. Hope things are getting better virus wise in Greece. NZ pretty good but new cases are currently being imported from overseas which is disappointing. Regards Chas Le Breton
  9. Hi Phil. I used 8:25 at least in second year to improve braking (perhaps even 8:27). Being used to driving Slot-it C without brakes and other cars with little brakes I find the Solabotic very easy to drive. Depends a bit on track. Long straights followed by a sharp corner could be the exception but a reasonably easy adjustment I would have thought. Best advice I can give for all proxy cars is to not try too hard. Sometimes easier said than done but lots of offs are to be avoided. Like you Phil my cars performed quite well. I was about 7th both years but car was certainly more suited to some tracks than others. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  10. Great interior there Alexis. Luv the additional detail. Well done. How much does it weigh? Would be a great addition to all Group B Scaly cars. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  11. Hi Munter. I used the Solabotic motor for a couple of years in Tasman Cup until banned. Never had any problem. Also used in SRP sidewinder Bugeye Sprite that I raced in Canada/USA a few years back with no problems. Gearing in Tasman Cup was 9/25 but I think I changed this to 8/25 the following year to improve braking. Car performed quite well. Do not recall what gearing of SRP car was. Regards Charles Le Breton (charlesx)
  12. Hi Phil. I just like their small size. Have no idea why they were excluded originally but was it for the same reason? I thought they were pretty much the same as SRP16000 (although different characteristics) or are we now saying the other motors you mention are superior. Despite early results there did nort appear to be a firm favourite last time. Perhaps I should put my name on one of those Tasman 1790's but I have plenty of 16000's and BWA motors I would prefer to use if Solabotic not eligible. Regards Chas Le Breton
  13. Thanks Lenny. Will look forward to the rules in due course. I would hope however that whatever they are that all options are available to all entrants. Better get back to finishing my Aussie V8 for the Touring Car Proxy. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  14. Hi Lenny. Thanks for stepping up. Apart from that I agree with what Munter has said. Was sad to see John S leave us as he had been such a trooper for so long. He will be long remembered. I know Alan was thinking of letting the little Solabotic motor in again but you may have your own ideas. Regards Charles Le Breton (charlesx)
  15. Thanks Mark. Sure he will enjoy the experience. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  16. Hi Mark. Presume that is Phil. Give him our regards. Charles Le Breton (charlesx)
  17. Hi all. First run very successful.. Car very smooth but a bit loose probably due to narrow MJK tyres. Did not otherwise seem to have any handling problems even though I had the pod screwed up fairly tight.. All other cars had either Slot-it N22 or wide NSR . Keen now to try on my own track probably tomorrow. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  18. Hi Sports racer. Good progress today so will run tonight for first time. MJK 4257 tyres not perfect but look ok and just fit relatively narrow width of car. 58mm. Axle/wheel/tyre width about 57mm so all very tight. Will attach a couple of progress photos shortly.. Still a bit to do - mainly minor tuning. Also refitting interior and rear wheel inserts. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  19. Sorry Sports Racer. Fprget my request. 1407C Super tyres were too small diameter. Will have to use a second hand pair of MJK4257 - off my 2018 WRP car. I have quite often repurposed MJK tyres off my rally cars I will get there in the end. This harder than expected. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  20. Hi Sports Racer. The re-build of my Supeercheap Holden V8 is now progressing well. I suddenly realised time was getting short. With any luck I will have it running tomorrow night. Such a radical up-grade from a fairly standard Scaly so no idea how it will go. Will post some photos in next couple of days. Another question on tyres though. Have decided to stick with urethane - either PG, MJK or Super/Yellow dog. Am restricted in size though because of narrow rear track of car. A question though you may be able to answer - have found amongst my stock pile a packet of Super 1407C - 0.796" wide. Are these urethane??? Kindly advise if you can asap. No idea when I bought them so do not have a clue myself. Otherwise MJK 4219 are my most likely choice as I have used these on many of my rally cars. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  21. Hi Mac and all. You guys better be careful eating all those goodies. You will out grow your cars. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  22. Hi Regme. I do know if you can do this over a digital track but I recently put 7/32 copper tape over analogue one and it worked a treat. Very smooth power and did not affect mags or actual power supply. If it is OK you would probably need to leave of movable track arms as those joints need to move. Cooper tape is often sold for lead light window manufacture and usually easy to get. Very cheap. Just a suggestion. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  23. Hi Regme. Is it oxidation of tracks and contacts. I would not think digital system would be problem unless there is something there that can corrode. Braids on cars also probably need a good clean and brush. Certainly sounds like an electric continuity problem. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  24. Hi Shaynus. I do not have a Slot-it Ford GT but always thought the SW orientation would be required to fit the full interior provided. Car also being fairly short would minimise space as it does for Ferrari PB 312 and Alfa. If your rules allow to use light weight interior this could probably be accommodated with inline. Otherwise perhaps a bit of fettling to interior if that is allowed. Really depends on your local rules but sounds like standard interior only. Perhas you need to change the rules if other than Group C cars are to be raced. Why not just make it standard Slot-it but not LMP cars. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  25. Hi all. I have one based on an electronic circuit breadboard not unlike the ones you mention Wobble. Beauty of Precision ones is they are all marked out and provided with pins, measurements etc. I will attach a picture of mine but I just hammered in nails where I wanted at time. Would not be difficult to set-up properly. This was made for 1/32 but a 1/24th one would be just as easy. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
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