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#21 Yngwie

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 09:23 AM

Have tested mine on Mel's old track with no tuning and it wasnt too bad. Just needs a bit of weight in the nose!

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 03:13 PM

View Postkalbfellp, on Sep 19 2010, 09:17 AM, said:

I am waiting to see how these rear engined cars go on a rally track,anyone tried one as yet. The rear weight might be just the thing to help flick them around the corners.
I'm no rally expert being my first build,but after the right placement of the weight the car was great. No roll overs and the car does flick nice around the corners. :) Can't say i'm used to driving something so slow.

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 04:16 PM

Yes, driving a rally car around a twisty track requires a different kind of focus i have found!
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 08:39 PM

View Postsmallnails, on Sep 20 2010, 04:16 PM, said:

Yes, driving a rally car around a twisty track requires a different kind of focus i have found!

Sorry, We'll have the no(un) Focus Brad this year thanks......besides they're not eligible '60-'80. :)
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Posted 22 September 2010 - 01:20 PM

The munter tuned SCX Abarth is ready to take to the Australian rally slot tracks once again.
There has been a major re-fit of internals....new motor,pinion,chassis tweaking and trimming,front axle carrier, body lightening and replacement of some weight.
The original scx pinion didn't mesh well with the slotit crown and was noisy.

My most urgent priority now is the guide and braids....any suggestions?........ might just go with renewing the braids.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 01:55 PM

Hey Embs,

Whatcha running in the rally? Hope you give the boys some curry!!
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Posted 22 September 2010 - 03:30 PM

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The experts in Sydney all suggest Ninco sprung guide.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 03:31 PM

Don't really think there's much hope of that. Still... Miracles have been known to happen, apparently.
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Posted 22 September 2010 - 08:27 PM

View Postjazzbell, on Sep 20 2010, 03:43 PM, said:

View Postkalbfellp, on Sep 19 2010, 09:17 AM, said:

I am waiting to see how these rear engined cars go on a rally track,anyone tried one as yet. The rear weight might be just the thing to help flick them around the corners.
I'm no rally expert being my first build,but after the right placement of the weight the car was great. No roll overs and the car does flick nice around the corners. :D Can't say i'm used to driving something so slow.

regards shane a

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Shane brought his rally car to t/birds last night and showed us all. He was like a kid with a new toy. He sent it off down the main straight on the Brock track and we all had a chat amongst ourselves for a few mninutes while we waited for it to get to the other end. He proclaimed to us all that it doesn't tip over in the corners anymore and it didn't but a run on a rally track will see how it goes. Slot cars are fun regardless of the discipline that they are in.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 08:39 PM

Going to be interesting to see how a high-speed professional handles a different beast. As distinct to we total novices.

I'm looking forward to this, except for my part.
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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:18 PM

View PostMexico 2000, on Sep 17 2010, 01:34 PM, said:

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:49 PM

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WHERE DO WE POST THESE BEASTIES TO ???????

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 11:09 AM

The old SCX Porsche is finally ready, and will hit the mail tomorrow.

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SCX RX-42B motor with a noisy and optimistic gear ratio (slot.it 11/28)
Scaleauto 15.8x10 magnesium rims + Ortmann tires
Ninco sprung guide + vac-form interior and windows
otherwise stock, except the 15 gram lead sheet under the chassis :lol:
total weight 93 grams.

It's a tenth slower than last years Lancia 037 on my track, but the slow speed acceleration and brakes are better.

I'll post some build pics later.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 11:18 AM

Looks good BUT not too sure about this!

Wheels are open to any brand but must have a wheel insert or be a one piece wheel with sufficient detail to represent the style of the period of the model.

Would those wheels have been used on a rally car during that period?

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 11:30 AM

They have similar style as the Campagnolo Magnesium wheels, that at least Alfa used on rally cars in the late 70's

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Let me know if you will approve them or not. I'm leaving for a long weekend tomorrow night, so to have any chance of making the car arrive in time it has to hit the mail tomorrow. There's no time to order new wheels, so if they're not legal I won't send it.
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 11:34 AM

View Post356speedster, on Oct 7 2010, 12:30 PM, said:

They have similar style as the Campagnolo Magnesium wheels, that at least Alfa used on rally cars in the late 70's

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Let me know if you will approve them or not. I'm leaving for a long weekend tomorrow night, so to have any chance of making the car arrive in time it has to hit the mail tomorrow. There's no time to order new wheels, so if they're not legal I won't send it.

Got my vote Tore but you might have to put some air intakes on the bonnet. :lol: :D
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 11:40 AM

The Porsche don't need intakes to catch air :lol:

The crazy alfa is the GR.4 Turbodelta, these where works rally cars that raced in 1978/1979. Here's a another variant of the Campagnolo wheel that show the coned shape better. I guess it comes down to the size of the holes, but as anything else in the slotcar world, the slot version is a bit "overscale" :D

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 11:48 AM

View Post356speedster, on Oct 7 2010, 12:09 PM, said:

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Looks the good Tore. If I can get some good odds I would put some money on this car for a podium finish.

Don't know the Ortmann tires but I think Jaak used some a couple of years back and they didn't last the distance.
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Posted 07 October 2010 - 12:01 PM

I found them in my spare bin, so they are old "gray's" that have hardened up over the years :D Beside the sidewalls are about 3.5 mm and the car got about 2.5 mm ground clearance, so I'll take the chance.

I have gambled a bit on the front axle, by allowing it bit more downward play than I usually like, so it will either work and keep the guide in the slot better, or it may backfire and make it flip over easier. Only one way to find out :)

I guessed for a 10th place last season, and got it! so I'm aiming for the 8th this time. You got too many experienced builders down there to let a guy from the other side of the globe take the podium :lol:

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 03:00 PM

The wheels look O/K to me and I will be helping with the Scrutineering!

But the final word will be Phils.

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