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Sports Racer

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  1. Thanks for the laugh, best joke I've read in ages.
  2. Do you do a final truing on the wheels that they have to go on? Mine need a final trueing with 1600 grade (wet) and the outer corners sanded back to clear the bodywork. 1s't cut, 2mm @ 45 degrees. 2nd and 3rd at 30 degrees off the 1st cut, 1mm please. Should only take you an extra hour or 2. You've got nothing better to do, right? If my car doesn't win every race I'll blame you. Don't you love being a proxy organiser.
  3. Car is in the post. Hope it clears Customs in time (WA is a different country to NSW and they do everything different over there). Cheers Paul
  4. Love / hate? Honestly Keith, you would have to be the biggest pain I have ever encountered (next to my wife and daughter). Loved your recording of the Peter Gunn theme though so there's some balance. Keep up the good work (and keeping me on my toes). Cheers Paul
  5. "Bathurst Special" Competed back in 1912 and no pictures exist but it did race. Honest
  6. How does your graph go re 2 lead weights placed behind the rear axle, as far back and as far apart as possible? Asking for a friend.
  7. Depends on who you listen to. In Canberra we tune our cars with lead and it's easy to get the car handling much better than standard. The trick is to add as little lead as possible so the car isn't too heavy. Between 80 and 90g is the target. Keith keeps harping about how quick mine and Andrew's cars are on the straights. My car wouldn't even finish in the top 10 in a drag race against the other proxy cars but it does carry a lot of corner speed into the straights. Hard to describe how easy it is to drive fast - beautifully balanced and predictable. It can be driven very deep into corners at speed and powered out much earlier than most of the other proxy cars.
  8. Extra money? You do know that we sent all out worst convicts to Western Australia. And Gazza, but he probably missed the original boatload.
  9. Standard tyres and max of 5g lead - you may as well be on another planet compared to what we can do to our cars. No wonder the Corvette is your preferred weapon of choice.
  10. We've got a lot of under 40's racing in Canberra. Helps if you have a slot car shop to attract newby's.
  11. MJK size to suit Slot.it alloy rims please but I'll send the car over on MJK tyres. Prefer you keep my tyres as they are trued the old fashioned way - hundreds of laps on a ferrodore track and chamfered so they suit the lean angles of my XB Falcon. Thanks Paul
  12. Easy to drive but not enough grip on Alvaro's track.
  13. Thanks but how do you get a Scaley Corvette to stay with the Porsche or Mercedes GT3's? These 2 dominate our racing. And as for racing into your 7th decade, I'm not far behind you.
  14. Have a look at the best (fastest) proxies. All the good cars have anglewinders with small can motors. In the inline class you're competing with Lancelot, DP201, Brooksy, Dixie, Aloha, JohnnieE, Nonfractual, old man and Pepsi
  15. Disagree, if I can use the weight to improve cornering speed the car comes out of corners faster. On the straights my car is no faster than most of the field and slower than a few of the long can motored cars.
  16. Both cars were set up by Andrew. He has some strange ideas about weight placement but the proof is in the videos. The top 5 cars will be pulled apart after the proxy to show how they tick.
  17. I've got some big mates who could "pay him a visit" but the petrol cost to the other side of the island and back are more than I could afford.
  18. No contest, we all know the best cars come out of NSW.
  19. Big jump from it's performance in the 1st round. Still needs weight.
  20. Results Round 8 Name Total Points Points, worst round dropped Round 8 Laps Round 8 Lap Time Round 8 Points Sports Racer 191 169 57.77 5.899 25 32coupe 179 165 57.11 5.828 24 lancelot 177 159 56.27 6.164 23 DP201 161 145 55.97 6.408 22 Aloha 114 104 55.46 6.193 21 Peter Gunn 122 112 55.26 6.168 20 Dixie 130 119 55.19 6.114 19 sticks 122 112 54.72 6.065 18 Nonfractal 96 89 54.66 6.256 17 Alvaro 153 138 54.59 6.154 16 ArroldN 79 74 54.57 6.210 15 jimmyslots 1950 153 139 54.19 6.173 14 Nev 126 113 54.01 6.140 13 Brooksy 144 133 53.84 6.186 12 Shaynus 76 70 53.00 6.263 11 bov 129 119 52.86 6.130 10 BrumosRSR 84 82 52.79 6.407 9 Supercharged 87 80 51.94 6.409 8 JohnnieE 69 65 51.50 6.308 7 ALS 39 36 49.73 6.488 6 old man 77 73 49.32 6.522 5 BARacer 40 37 49.23 6.664 4 Pepsi62 22 20 48.95 6.695 3 curef99 23 21 46.37 6.968 2 Placings after Round 8 Name Total Points Points, worst round dropped Round 1 Points Round 2 Points Round 3 Points Round 4 Points Round 5 Points Round 6 Points Round 7 Points Round 8 Points Sports Racer 191 169 23 24 22 23 25 25 24 25 32coupe 179 165 25 25 20 22 24 14 25 24 lancelot 177 159 19 18 25 25 22 24 21 23 DP201 161 145 21 20 23 19 16 18 22 22 jimmyslots 1950 153 139 18 17 24 24 17 23 16 14 Alvaro 153 138 24 23 16 17 15 19 23 16 Brooksy 144 133 22 22 14 21 21 21 11 12 Dixie 130 119 11 13 17 20 23 15 12 19 bov 129 119 12 15 19 18 20 22 13 10 Nev 126 113 15 21 18 15 13 17 14 13 Peter Gunn 122 112 20 16 13 13 10 13 17 20 sticks 122 112 14 11 21 14 18 16 10 18 Aloha 114 104 16 10 10 11 14 12 20 21 Nonfractal 96 89 7 8 11 12 11 11 19 17 BrumosRSR 84 82 8 2 8 9 19 20 9 9 Supercharged 87 80 10 12 15 16 9 10 7 8 ArroldN 79 74 9 14 5 6 7 8 15 15 old man 77 73 14 19 9 10 8 4 8 5 Shaynus 76 70 6 7 12 7 6 9 18 11 JohnnieE 69 65 17 9 4 8 12 6 6 7 BARacer 40 37 4 3 7 5 5 7 5 4 ALS 39 36 5 6 6 4 3 5 4 6 curef99 23 21 3 4 3 2 4 2 3 2 Pepsi62 22 20 2 5 2 3 2 3 2 3
  21. It wasn't until I went through the results spreadsheet that I realised we raced the same direction on Round 1 on Alvaro's track. We normally race in the other direction which is why I was confused but it is interesting to compare lap times and number of laps completed against Round 1. Some cars got faster, some slower and some miles different in performance between the 2 rounds. I can only put that down to having different drivers between the 2 rounds. Here's the results of Round 8. Name Round 1 Laps Round 1 Lap Time Lap time last year Round 1 Points Round 8 Laps Round 8 Lap Time Round 8 Points Sports Racer 55.72 6.163 5.879 23 57.77 5.899 25 32coupe 57.73 5.985 5.934 25 57.11 5.828 24 lancelot 54.50 6.074 6.422 19 56.27 6.164 23 DP201 54.73 6.083 6.07 21 55.97 6.408 22 Aloha 54.28 6.280 6.208 16 55.46 6.193 21 Peter Gunn 54.63 6.264 6.639 20 55.26 6.168 20 Dixie 53.86 6.317 11 55.19 6.114 19 sticks 54.01 6.231 6.549 14 54.72 6.065 18 Nonfractal 51.33 6.547 7 54.66 6.256 17 Alvaro 57.12 6.023 6.496 24 54.59 6.154 16 ArroldN 53.43 6.329 6.204 9 54.57 6.210 15 jimmyslots 1950 54.49 6.195 6.537 18 54.19 6.173 14 Nev 54.27 6.017 15 54.01 6.140 13 Brooksy 55.23 6.089 22 53.84 6.186 12 Shaynus 51.27 6.540 6.548 6 53.00 6.263 11 bov 53.89 6.248 6.666 12 52.86 6.130 10 BrumosRSR 52.38 6.435 6.117 8 52.79 6.407 9 Supercharged 53.77 6.363 6.13 10 51.94 6.409 8 JohnnieE 54.41 6.314 17 51.50 6.308 7 ALS 50.54 6.545 6.364 5 49.73 6.488 6 old man 54.01 6.251 14 49.32 6.522 5 BARacer 50.16 6.592 4 49.23 6.664 4 Pepsi62 49.36 6.598 6.933 2 48.95 6.695 3 curef99 49.42 6.772 7.074 3 46.37 6.968 2 Cars are shown in finishing order but facing the wrong direction for the race. And my comments on the cars. This was one of the rare times that I got to drive each car so it's about time I told you what I think. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm6gha60_5k Your drivers for the day were Alvaro - green lane, Graeme - yellow lane and me - red lane. It's worth noting that Graeme is a slightly slower driver so it was good to get him because any cars that were hard to drive would show up under his driving. Remember - for a proxy race you need to make the cars easy for anyone to drive. And now for the race videos. ALS, Pepsi and curef https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUEtciVOAUQ BARacer, JohnnieE and Supercharged https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXzQKrI9r5U Brumos, old man and sticks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fey1jwVdHA Brooksy, Dixie and bov https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkGwud7axEM Nev, Arrold and jimmy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBvIAfsnyH0 Peter Gunn, Shaynus and Nonfractual https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA26RMkvrMM Aloha, lancelot and DP201 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25o25duirG0 32 coupe, Sports and Alvaro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzaVMrFIgaY Cheers Paul
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