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  1. I'll start posting the cars back next week. With a bit of luck I can find your original box and post back to the sending address.
  2. Sports Racer

    M2 Allen Keys

    $5 each with free shipping on ebay https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hex-Wrench-Driver-0-9mm-White-Steel-Allen-Screwdriver-For-R-C-Helicopter-10/264888104844?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 I normally buy 3 at a time and they last me about 6 months each before I manage to snap the end off through my own clumsiness.
  3. I've sometimes used a piece of rubber hose, cut and trimmed to shape to fill in the gap between the short can motor and the long can pod. Make sure the internal dia of the hosepipe is the same size as the protrusion on the end of the small can and the outside dia is big enough for the job. Very cheap and effective alternative.
  4. No strange driving technique, it's just super fast to drive no matter who drove it. My car handled marginally better but 32coupe's car was more powerful out of corners despite both cars having orange endbell Slot.it motors. He said he went through all his cars looking for the best 23k motor and borrowed it for his proxy car.
  5. More info as requested. I re-weighed the cars because some of the original weights didn't make sense. Name Mfg (Body / Chassis) Body weight (grams) Model Motor Align Tires Weight Weight rear Weight front % front / rear Sports Racer Scalextric / Scaleauto 19.6 Calibra Slot.it orange endbell IL Yellowdogs 87.3 52.6 34.7 39/61 32coupe SCX / Scaleauto 26.8 Mercedes CLK Slot.it orange endbell SW Yellowdogs 96.0 68.2 27.8 29/71 Aloha Fly / National Racer 24.5 BMW M3 Slot.it black endbell SW Yellowdogs 89.8 54.4 35.4 39/61 Dave P SCX / Scaleauto 29.8 Audi A4 Scaleauto 18k boxer IL Yellowdogs 107.8 69.8 38.0 35/65 Brumos RSR NSR 12.8 Renault Clio shark 21.5 SW NSR 65.6 42.9 22.7 34/66 Interesting to note that 32coupe's rear end weighs more than Brumos's entire car.
  6. Here's a post proxy review of the top 5 cars starting with equal 4th place, Brumos. The other 4th placed car - Dave P. A well deserved 3rd place goes to Aloha. Despite me bribing the drivers (see Round 12 video of the race with my car and 32coupe's) this car still managed to beat me for total wins in the Proxy. 32coupe managed 6 wins to my 5 and finished the Proxy in 2nd place. And on to the winning car. What can I say, it's mine, it's quick and surprised me with it's dominant performance throughout the proxy with a 3rd place being it's worst result over 12 rounds. As you can see, 5 cars and 5 ways to make them fast. Don't ask me for the secret to building a winning proxy car because if I knew I'd build all my cars like this. Let me know if anyone wants more info. Cheers Paul
  7. Someone reminded me about this video. A final review of all the cars.
  8. Will do but life keeps getting in the way. Racing 2 nights this week and AGM on Saturday. I'll try to do the top 5 on Sunday.
  9. Do you know how to count up to 10 in binary on your fingers?
  10. You want me to drive interstate and hand deliver it? Want your feet rubbed and car washed as well?
  11. My postie mate advised not sending anything in the post until the Christmas rush is over so I'll postpone sending out the cars until the new year. If you want it sent back earlier let me know. Cheers Paul
  12. Round 12 results. Name Round 12 laps Round 12 best lap time Round 12 Points 32coupe 82.87 6.134 20 Sports Racer 81.52 6.253 19 Brumos RSR 79.18 6.407 18 Dave P 78.39 6.413 17 sticks 76.84 6.552 16 Supercharged 76.75 6.709 15 Lancealot 76.62 6.55 14 Peter Gunn 76.45 6.677 13 Aloha 76.11 6.453 12 ArroldN 75.73 6.725 11 ALS 75.37 6.398 10 jimmyslots 1950 74.82 6.717 9 Alvaro 73.65 6.883 8 Shaynus 73.05 6.758 0 reek455 72.54 6.909 7 bov 71.22 6.964 6 curef99 71.13 6.972 5 Pepsi62 70.99 7.107 4 Which brings us to the final tally. Name Total Points Corrected Points Penalties Round 1 Points Round 2 Points Round 3 Points Round 4 Points Round 5 Points Round 6 Points Round 7 Points Round 8 Points Round 9 Points Round 10 Points Round 11 Points Round 12 Points Sports Racer 231 213 20 20 20 20 19 18 20 18 19 19 19 19 32coupe 222 198 -10 19 17 15 14 18 20 19 20 20 20 20 20 Aloha 176 168 17 12 17 17 10 17 8 19 18 15 14 12 Brumos RSR 161 157 16 13 9 16 14 19 4 9 12 14 17 18 Dave P 176 157 -10 18 14 18 11 9 16 10 17 17 17 12 17 Peter Gunn 165 155 12 18 13 19 17 10 16 12 10 12 13 13 jimmyslots 1950 164 155 11 16 14 18 15 11 17 16 16 11 10 9 ArroldN 153 149 13 19 10 15 20 12 11 4 13 16 9 11 Lancealot 146 141 14 11 5 7 16 13 13 14 14 10 15 14 Supercharged 139 133 10 7 11 13 8 9 9 6 15 18 18 15 Alvaro 128 117 -5 15 10 16 10 6 8 15 10 11 13 6 8 ALS 126 112 -10 4 15 19 8 13 4 12 15 8 7 11 10 sticks 121 108 -10 7 5 8 5 3 14 18 11 9 9 16 16 reek455 108 102 8 9 12 12 11 7 7 13 6 8 8 7 bov 107 101 9 8 6 9 12 15 14 8 7 6 7 6 Pepsi62 52 49 6 3 4 4 4 5 6 5 3 4 4 4 curef99 58 45 -10 3 6 7 6 5 6 3 3 4 5 5 5 Shaynus 42 29 -10 5 4 3 3 7 3 5 7 5 0 0 0 Track Alvaro Steve Nev Andrew Chris Dave T Alistair Peter Matt Alvaro reverse Andrew Steve As you can see there were some very close final scores and bragging rights. We had a great time racing the cars and because we did it all "in house" the guys got to know the cars and how to get the best out of them. All the guys are now determined to build better cars to beat mine and Andrews so next year is going to be tough. Thank you to everyone who entered.
  13. In a tight, tension packed round Andrew managed to beat me and take the honours for the most number of wins in the 2020 proxy - 5 vs 6. This is despite (and at considerable cost/bribe) one of the racers stopped racing Andrew's car in the first heat and walked off. Video is here. Pepsi, Curef, Shaynus Alvaro, Bov, Reek Lance, Sticks, Brumos Dave P, Peter Gunn, Aloha Arrold, Jimmy, ALS And the winners are......... Name Round 12 laps Round 12 best lap time Round 12 Points 32coupe 82.87 6.134 20 Sports Racer 81.52 6.253 19 Brumos RSR 79.18 6.407 18 Dave P 78.39 6.413 17 sticks 76.84 6.552 16 Supercharged 76.75 6.709 15 Lancealot 76.62 6.55 14 Peter Gunn 76.45 6.677 13 Aloha 76.11 6.453 12 ArroldN 75.73 6.725 11 ALS 75.37 6.398 10 jimmyslots 1950 74.82 6.717 9 Alvaro 73.65 6.883 8 Shaynus 73.05 6.758 0 reek455 72.54 6.909 7 bov 71.22 6.964 6 curef99 71.13 6.972 5 Pepsi62 70.99 7.107 4 I should have penalised Arrold for replacing the braid but taking 5 points off makes no difference to the final results. Mate, your braid was so bad it fell apart in the first heat and the car refused to go. I replaced it and we re-ran the heat. Well, this brings us to the end of the proxy. Thank you all for entering and letting us race your cars. We had a lot of fun and I hope my coverage gave you some enjoyment. I'll start another topic soon with videos of the top 5 cars and what makes them tick. Andrew showed me the inside of his and he's got lead in some strange places. Stay tuned. Cheers Paul
  14. As much as I like Barras and old Fords the two should never be mixed. I think one of God's commandments was Thou shall never fit a 6 cylinder in an XY. Especially one with a shaker and those plates.
  15. I dremmeled so much off my Calibra body the bonnet was warped with the heat.
  16. The last round of the 2020 Touring Car proxy will be held tomorrow. Have a look at some of the posts and start thinking about building a car for next year. It's never too early to start. Cheers Paul
  17. Well it's here, the last round of the 2020 Touring Car Proxy, to be held on Steve's track. For those of you with long memories we ran on this track for Round 2 where my car came first and Andrews was 4th. I’ll be really surprised if I can beat my brother this time for 1st place but if I do I get the bragging rights for winning the most number of Rounds this year. Currently we’re tied on 5 Rounds each. No matter what happens my car has won the proxy with Andrew in 2nd place and Aloha in 3rd. 4th spot is still close with Jimmy, Peter Gunn, Dave P, Brumos and ArroldN in contention. Lance will probably get 9th spot with Alvaro & Supercharged fighting for the final spot in the top 10. Some of the cars are showing a little worst for wear with rear wings being the main victim and braid wear not looking good on a few cars. Good thing this is the last round. Good luck to all. Cheers Paul
  18. I'll do a strip down video review on the top 5 cars. For my entry I started with the fastest car I have (Scaleauto Toyota GT1) and put a Calibra body on it. I tuned it with a 25k motor until I got it to handle well then put in a legal 23k motor so it felt slow but amazing to drive with the slower motor. 1 week before the proxy deadline I got my Sideways Group 5 Mustang to lap faster and put a renault Clio body on it. Very, very fast but a handful to drive. What has become strange is it drives just like ALS's and Brumos's Renaults - fast but hard to maintain constant quick laps. Maybe it's something to do with the short body with no rear overhang and therefore very little weight behind the motor. Andrew's car is pretty much the same as what he entered last year with very little work done to prep it for this year. Maybe the tyre wear lowered it so it's hit its sweet spot as evident by it getting better each race. I have no doubt it will win the final round at Steves this Wednesday. Aloha just builds great cars.
  19. Round 11 results Name Round 11 laps Round 11 best lap time Round 11 Points 32coupe 91.04 5.43 20 Sports Racer 89.01 5.732 19 Supercharged 87.32 5.993 18 Brumos RSR 86.82 5.586 17 sticks 85.55 5.984 16 Lancealot 84.71 6.01 15 Aloha 84.66 5.922 14 Peter Gunn 84.37 6.118 13 Dave P 84.09 5.971 12 ALS 83.45 6.017 11 jimmyslots 1950 83.31 6.1 10 ArroldN 82.76 6.041 9 reek455 82.55 6.111 8 bov 81.54 6.199 7 Alvaro 81.2 6.02 6 Shaynus 80.41 6.222 0 curef99 75.78 6.305 5 Pepsi62 74.51 6.316 4 Results after 11 rounds Name Total Points Corrected Points Penalties Round 1 Points Round 2 Points Round 3 Points Round 4 Points Round 5 Points Round 6 Points Round 7 Points Round 8 Points Round 9 Points Round 10 Points Round 11 Points Sports Racer 212 194 20 20 20 20 19 18 20 18 19 19 19 32coupe 202 178 -10 19 17 15 14 18 20 19 20 20 20 20 Aloha 164 156 17 12 17 17 10 17 8 19 18 15 14 jimmyslots 1950 155 145 11 16 14 18 15 11 17 16 16 11 10 Peter Gunn 152 142 12 18 13 19 17 10 16 12 10 12 13 Dave P 159 140 -10 18 14 18 11 9 16 10 17 17 17 12 Brumos RSR 143 139 16 13 9 16 14 19 4 9 12 14 17 ArroldN 142 138 13 19 10 15 20 12 11 4 13 16 9 Lancealot 132 127 14 11 5 7 16 13 13 14 14 10 15 Supercharged 124 118 10 7 11 13 8 9 9 6 15 18 18 Alvaro 120 109 -5 15 10 16 10 6 8 15 10 11 13 6 ALS 116 102 -10 4 15 19 8 13 4 12 15 8 7 11 bov 101 95 9 8 6 9 12 15 14 8 7 6 7 reek455 101 95 8 9 12 12 11 7 7 13 6 8 8 sticks 105 92 -10 7 5 8 5 3 14 18 11 9 9 16 Pepsi62 48 45 6 3 4 4 4 5 6 5 3 4 4 curef99 53 40 -10 3 6 7 6 5 6 3 3 4 5 5 Shaynus 42 29 -10 5 4 3 3 7 3 5 7 5 0 0 Track Alvaro Steve Nev Andrew Chris Dave T Alistair Peter Matt Alvaro reverse Andrew
  20. And the winners are: Name Round 11 laps Round 11 best lap time Round 11 Points 32coupe 91.04 5.430 20 Sports Racer 89.01 5.732 19 Supercharged 87.32 5.993 18 Brumos RSR 86.82 5.586 17 sticks 85.55 5.984 16 Lancealot 84.71 6.010 15 Aloha 84.66 5.922 14 Peter Gunn 84.37 6.118 13 Dave P 84.09 5.971 12 ALS 83.45 6.017 11 jimmyslots 1950 83.31 6.100 10 ArroldN 82.76 6.041 9 reek455 82.55 6.111 8 bov 81.54 6.199 7 Alvaro 81.20 6.020 6 Shaynus 80.41 6.222 0 curef99 75.78 6.305 5 Pepsi62 74.51 6.316 4 Andrew's car absolutely blitzed the field with a record breaking 5.430 sec lap and 2 laps up on 2nd place. This is .2 sec faster than Radarek's car from the last proxy and only .012 sec outside the outright lap record on this track. Alvaro drove the pants off my car to try and get the fastest lap but at 5.752 it wasn't even close. Brumos's Renault did a blinding 5.586 lap but it very hard to do constant lap times at this pace. One blink and the car came out of the slot. Reek's car lost it's body on the last lap of it's last heat. It just needs some longer screws to hold it on and will be fixed before the next round. Pepsi's is making a nasty gear mesh noise but only has to hold together for another 9 minutes for the final round next week. Cheers Paul Pepsi, curef, bov Shaynus, ALS, Reek Brumos, Alvaro, sticks Lance, Jimmy, Peter Gunn Aloha, ArroldN, Dave P Supercharged, Sports, 32coupe Post race review
  21. For Round 11 we're going back to Andrew's track. Last time he cleaned it just before the race and took off all the traction. This time it's been prepped for some quick times. Racing is tomorrow night - Wednesday 2nd December. Cheers Paul
  22. Thanks for the video, very interesting. Do you know what the weight of a bare body is compared to once it's filled, primed and painted? Cheers Paul
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