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About BMR

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    wheres the tape measure ?
  • Birthday 03/19/1963

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    Australia

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    South of Adelaide
  • Interests
    Aussie and American muscle cars , Summer cruisin , Motor racing - cars boats bikes . Corrupting my 11 year old daughters mind with my music and fighting to get the TV remote control from her or the wife when the motor racing is on TV.

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  1. BMR

    New Shed New Track

    Whats the surface paint ?
  2. road course - free to whoever takes it away
  3. this track may be up for grabs soon , $350 to who ever can pull it down and take it , I can help but due to back injuries I cant help physically much
  4. BMR Oval track and BMR road track could be up for sale soon , any interested people just pm me
  5. Bobs Crawfords " Sunset" molds and machine went to Thunderbirds Raceway in SA , I think they have a new machine , Bobs was a one off- made using a twin tub washing machine as a base with some directions scribbled on it in texta pen , only Bob could crack the code
  6. I need a vacuum forming machine - even a simple one just for windows and glass . anyone got any ideas on a home built one ? I was going to make vacuum HQ 4door bodies - scale ones the sae as the hard body but my mate Bob C died :(
  7. I have the mold still but no spare $$ to buy materials ? I have a 1 to1 chev to build now
  8. Found the thread again
  9. BMR

    Cheap Tricks

    Yes , he admit he used 9mm mdf as shelves he should have used something lighter or drilled it with a heap of holes then layed the foam over the top , the tin box itself isnt haevy for its size , less than your average canterlever tool box I reckon
  10. BMR

    Cheap Tricks

    What to do with that old dead computer tower - turn it into a slot car box . Novel box turned up recently at my place , it even had a watch battery installed to get working blue led lights to make it look like it was still a running computer .
  11. Hi all , left this thread for a bit and forgot to reply . re the johnson - a test on the tamiya kph gadget which isnt exactly up to NASA standards showed the johnson di do about 30,000rpm , on the track the thing had basically no torque which would back up what Axeman said earlier in the thread ( 50gcm ) Early Johnson was all revs but no go , even in an early scalextric mini which isnt exactly a heavy car it performed dismally on my track getting left behind by cars with more modern motors that are rated at 12 - 14 k / guessing about 100gcm . The old gold scalextric johnson didnt wind up any speed at the end of the 6 metre straight to impress either - tested a few of them so it wasnt just one dud . Hey they are what they are , its safe to say at the recent race at my place where we let the johnson run with all the other cars ( that were rpm limited to 16k ) The johnson was a reliable last place in every race . A normal run of the mill Scalextric 18k mabuchi on 10v will dust the stock johnson on 14v , yes the Johnson can be hotted up to go , but thats a whole different kettle of fish isnt it .
  12. Had John at FPR ( Fulham Park Raceway ) drop a couple of minis on his Tamiya dyno - crude guess running with a white mark on the wheels with a strobe light the wheels came up at 7000-7200 so with 3:1 gearing the motors were 21000 or so as a ball park , no way to test for torque but it aint much , they motivate the early minis ok with no ballast weight but 21k rpm is beyond what the up coming race class is limited at - so it seems the question may be answered . Next question - ideas have been put forward to limit the motors via resistors - Im not electrical wiz so any ideas on that front are appreciated
  13. Happy Birthday no need to tell us how young ya are most of us oldies will only be jealous
  14. Looking further its the johnson 111 motor that seems to be the motor I need the specs for , see the link on the first post - when I had a look easrlier tonight around the various websites there are people calling the johnson111 a 13uo and visa versa ? 13uo motors do seem to crop up a lot as high rpm motors but mostly the sites are talking about modifying them to do that . Imnot really into the old stuff , never been too fussed , plus never really cared for modifying motors anyway , dont paticularly go for the idea myself as it usually leeds to people leaving the racing venue / club to those few that can ( and do ) modify motors to win . history shows from there that it usually ends up with a club down to 3 members and no marshals - then no club ? Anyway 32000 rpm is way above what the little motor I have in my ancient scaley mini - if sound is anything to go on its lucky to be half that 32k - but its hard to tell over all the gear noise and axle rattle
  15. Cheers Phil , I did think to save time and PM you before posting on the forum , then thought others may be interested to know what those oldies did in the rpm stakes
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