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Truing the tyres sounds like a problem for future Michael...

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It runs, better with the body on - because of the extra weight maybe.

It can also have a really impressive amount of body lean.

Time to start the real tuning.

 

I will have to take the timing computer out once of get my long list of chores done.

A pain how real life gets in the way of the important things.

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Some windows and one interior made....it looks like a weight saving of about 8 grams.

 

I am going to mod the interior tray as the stock piece steps down at the rear and with all you "low riders" this could be an issue.

 

How many pieces of each are required?


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Well so far the Metrorama Mongrel Mob are

 

Locals:

Mac

Munter

Crockett

Pat

Pedro

JK

 

Other kiwis:

Wobble

 

Aussies:

Shadow Rusty

Gas41T

Yngwie

 

Not sure if it's worth posting some lightweight glass and interiors to Aus?


Podiums are for short people.

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That looks like ten which is doable....will ship to Australia for 8.00AUD

 

Remember 8 grams from the upper half of the body is well removed.


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I'll definately take a set...

 

(I'll also try to get some measurements for the RX7 interiors previously requested...)

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That looks like ten which is doable....will ship to Australia for 8.00AUD

 

Remember 8 grams from the upper half of the body is well removed.

 

I will grab Gas41T set and send it over with his can-am proxy car

the cars are due back as the last race was run on the weekend


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Shadow Rusty I have an RX-7 so dont stress. Might do clear windows for you as well.

 

We will just have to see how well your Metro goes first.


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Just add a head and go.....at least five people will be happy. Gotta find the next burst of energy.

 

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Looking great there John...

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Good work John, you'll be needing another holiday.

 

don't put ideas in his head


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my Metro is running and the body is in the paint shop

some tuning to be done over the next few weeks


Holdens rule the rest just drool

 

slot cars are my drug,

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Just add a head and go.....at least five people will be happy. Gotta find the next burst of energy.

 

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The Vac King! Thanks on behalf of the Turd Herd.


Podiums are for short people.

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Fantastic John... I thought for sure you'd have to lose the head rests but they've come out superb..

 

My motor position is finalised and just need to set the rear axle. Body work to follow


They are only toys .... until you pull the trigger.

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John if you ended up with a spare set of windows - just in case mind....

 

Car runs nice, smooth, easy to drive, probably not fast enough but we will see.

I will true the rears tomorrow, I had trouble deciding what to use so a little testing was required

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A little time on the tyre truer, and the wheels are nearly ready for the tyres...

Behold, the "Not Quite an air rim, yet not a solid one either" wheel...

 

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Thanks guys, but in reality, it's nothing new. The RC boys have been doing it for years...

 

What it does is reduce the deformation of the rubber, particularly when using soft rubber.

Oh, and it's 'tuneable' too...

Soft open cell foam is more like a true air ride, whilst harder more closed cell is more like a true solid.

 

Also, I believe it's thunder slot that will be releasing something similar for use on an actual NSR air rim.

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There are ten sets of windows and interiors, each set in a little bag, ready on my bench.

 

pickup Thursday evening or Saturday morning...beware the driveway potholes, effing neighbour.


John Warren

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Not sure we are racing this week, I will schedule a visit Saturday morning to Chez Munter for a set of windows and interiors.

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