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Peter Gunn

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  1. Agree with DP201 interesting last round with the midfield group , basically the top 3 places on the victory podium were decided some time ago those 3 cars are just in a differant class , have no idea how they get that sort of speed out of those cars but very impressed. Be good if someone can take the time to give a final sum up on the cars over the series so us lesser mortals who live worlds away can gain some info from those who run our cars on the tracks down under, looking at my car in the vids seems i,m pretty comsistant on the vids but results are all over the place, would like to know before committing to doing a car for any future series, stay safe.
  2. Odd i have found mounting those sliders under the car they don't seem to do anything at all but make the front look lower , have fitted a thinner softer braid and weighted the chassis 60--40 , i am using the 23k motor in mine wanted to save a 21 for a proxy race and the chassis is really running well with Yellowdogs on the back nice bit of bite but gives me a slight controlable movement accelerating out of corners left gearing as standard and the brakes are really good . The white body kit has a seperate black front, spoiler and back, which has decided me to do another Black Widow type livery , just waiting for the right temp, to cold and damp at the moment
  3. Great minds nearly think alike Mark did a small write up in a similar vein in Slotforum, i presume you cut the 4 side chassis stops of as well
  4. Agree with Leo on the main point, was thinking we could possibly run the cars we have been using for the last couple of times in the WRP again , we all have them and most i expect would only need a set of new braids and MJK's, you would have to find out about venues and logically there would not be that many real rally tracks so there would have to be acceptance of race circuits in the mix. At the moment there is a proxy series going on in the land of OZ for touring type cars , perhaps some one down under might be able to work something out similar for rally cars, also you would have to find out first what sort of interest there would be before even thinking about it. The way this pandemick is going around the world there seems to be no early end to it , the experts ? are of the opinion that a vaccine MIGHT be available for all round about the summer/ autumn of 2021, but like all experts they all disagree, so as things stand the only possible way of doing it in my opinion would be a one nation approach, which would be basically Australia if someone would take it on , they do have the tracks and more into rally proxies than most , but.
  5. PG's Paul ,very big gap between first 2 and the rest of the field , closer with the next batch 114 to 110 covers quite a few cars interesting to see what tyres that group are using
  6. Looks like my car is gradually sliding down the race results , really suprised to be still 5th overall , have to think about a more consistant car overall, congrats to the usual top runners in a class of their own this series especially 32 coupe , but for his penalties would be smokin this.
  7. Just heard the news that Sean Connery has passed away, in my opinion he was James Bond, made many movies apart from Bond but it is Bond that will always define him , as a man he was direct, had great dry humour and said it as it was, so Mr Bond R.I.P
  8. If you check back through the thread you would notice there was a lot of chat about tyres and Alexis make in particulat always good to have a control tyre but in the case of that particular tyre think the feeling was it needed a bit more work, for a good urethane tyre a PG, Bosa, MJK and the Yellowdog work well Bov but with the PG and the Yellowdog both need some trimming width wise to get them regulation size
  9. Interesting runs Alexis , how many cars are using the BWA motor and how many the Jack Rabbit , and how does that work out on the results board.
  10. Shaynus you'll have to stop reading comics and read some slot car mags on how to build a slot car chuckle
  11. Having a closer look at the videos 111 looks like it is a red car with a blue stripe over it possibly a p 362 not the GREEN Ferrari 250 LM 111 i sent many months ago, why.
  12. Hi Alexis , what is happening with the IPS races this year , in my opinion it,s about time we sorted it out as it,s really not going to happen as it usually does , so might be an idea to call it a day and post our cars back please, there is to much going on in each country concerning the virus and everyones safety must come first. Perhaps 2021 might be a better year but i doubt it but you never know regards.
  13. I am not worried Lance i try to put a good car out in what ever proxy i do , my comment was about the rules if you have rules you build a car to them, if the rules are flexible state that , Paul wants to run a fun proxy well most are anyway that's why we do it , been a lot of chatter on here about cars and what's wrong with them , so was stating my observation, which i presume is still allowed even in Covid times. Paul and myself have been racing in proxies a few years and enjoy a bit of rivalry , expecially when we ran the same type of cars last time that's why i have entered this proxy, and now trying to work out how to beat him if i do this again, this is what proxy racing is all about , improving on what your currently doing , just one thing i would not mind changing for next time is upping the motor limit to 25 K.
  14. That's wrong if you change tyres for one should do it for all, many don't learn at all but rely on others , and it,s not testing your building skills many use plastic chassis , so that comes down to your tuning skills , none of us have much of a chance building cars to compete down under as we don't have home advantage that quite a few have, so no idea as to what's needed on the tracks down there. . I only run on plastic have no wood tracks anywhere near me and no clubs to practise at, so i have to learn from my experiances of proxies, and just hope i,m good enough to put a car up to run a whole series, don't expect any crowing rights over others , just gives me something to do that connects me still to slot car racing, but i read the rules. As i said just observing what others are saying, and lets face it if your tyres are shot half way through a series you ain't learned much.
  15. Interesting always thought the idea of a proxy was to set your car up for a whole series, including tyres , not send extra sets of tyres because you can't set a car up properly , just a obversation on what's being said.
  16. One thing i did mention at the start of this series was tyres , obvious to me looking at cars at the start some tyres were to small and would NOT get through the whol;e series , perhaps there should be a new minimnum start tyre rule, nice to see a new name on top , dissapointed with my car should have gone a lot better on that type of track, i'll congratulate Paul on his car this year something else .
  17. Car 14 will be back Lenny not sure what to enter yet.
  18. If your modifying try the Thunderslot wood guide on it , i am now fitting this on many cars here , one reason is i like the front facing grub screws really does stop any wire breakage as the screws nip onto the plastic of the wire so no stress point, secondly you can really lean on ithe car throught the twisty bits, have 4 cars fitted with this guide and a improvement of lap times on all 4 cars, and yes use a hard chassis have 4 thunderslots with these in now and again you can see the differance in lap times especially on a long track.
  19. I think Curef99 has been on about this car for years now, let's face it there is not a good French car , so just build a normal car chuckle
  20. Paul out of interest how many inline chassis are there this year and how are they performing.
  21. Lot of bragging rights going on here , Paul has got of to a cracking start it all depends on the end of the series not the beginning who has the final bragging right , good to see my OLD adversary's name again , how yah doing GAS41T, hope life's getting better for you now .
  22. Now that is interesting especially for the ff motor , when can we buy them ?
  23. Expect the lack of grip is due to the amount of time the car has been waiting to get going when it left here was spot on, same as it always was Alexis , should get better with use.
  24. Thanks for the kind comments great fun doing all 3 of those re released bodies and the Amato chassis turns them all into great racers strong and heavy enough to have the weight low down .
  25. Did notice some bits flying of , dunno which car tend to agree about where to pass and not where to pass, still one way of nobbling the competition chuckle
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