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Round 8 - Rally Isle Of Man - Part 1


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#1 slotcarmann

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:13 PM

Morning all

Good news is the box of cars arrived on schedule from Leo this morning at 10am. :D

Barbs and I will be dusting off the cars this afternoon for a pre-competition test session at the Club and check to see if all is OK. I will have our cameras with us.

Barbs' and my cars will at long last make their debut, but I doubt whether they'll worry anybody else's entries too much - mind you, we
are on home "soil", as it were...! :wacko:

I'll post an update and some photos later.

Could somebody please pin this for me?

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 08:00 PM

Nice to be back in the IOM again with the manx lads and lassies, have fun with the cars Dave mine already has instructions underneath about the right way up chuckle :rolleyes:

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 08:13 PM

Right way up...?

Is there one?

Got wheels top and bottom on mine for when it goes down under....it'll need it.... :lol:

Barbs is looking forward to our afternoon at the Club - she loves being involved.

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 12:57 AM

Hi guys

Well....after the test today, I have some bad news...!

4 of the cars have locked rear wheels and won't run.

All 4 of them had the axle only in one of the axle bushings when I took them out of the box.

For 3 of them I was able to push the axle back into place but it is still locked tight.

The 4th car appears to have a broken bushing, but again the wheels are locked tight.

I won't name the cars, but I would like to investigate the problems and see if I can do a quick and easy fix tonight.

If I can, they'll be able to run tomorrow.

Otherwise it will be a DNS tomorrow and in Round 9 at the weekend, I'm afraid, as I have very limited time.

Unless I am told by the organisers within the next 4 hours that I can't open up the cars, I will proceed to see if I can do a fix on each of them.

Oh....Barbs car isn't the slowest, but it won't worry the quicker cars...! My car is just a pain....I wish it would stay in the slot. Maybe another 100gm of lead might help….lol

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 01:19 AM

If these cars cannot be easily fixed maybe these two rounds should be abandoned as these problems do not seem to be the entrants but rough handling by the postal guys.

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 01:23 AM

Hi Phil

The box looked OK and all the contents looked OK to the eye when unwrapped, but the box may well have been chucked around.

It's frustrating for all concerned.

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 01:44 AM

Hi guys

Have just looked at one of the cars - the one I thought had a broken axle bushing - and it was just that the axle bearing had popped out of the bushing on one side.

It has now been re-sited and the bearing glued into the bushing.

Fingers crossed...!

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 02:17 AM

Hi guys

Good news update....all 4 cars have had their rear wheel bearings glued into the axle bushings and the rear axle turns.

The cars affected were: Nos. 2; 5; 20 and 46.

However, car 5's axle doesn't turn very freely, so will look at this back on the Club's track tomorrow, before we start.

Just need to sort out a sticky guide on Barbs' car and a weight issue with mine.

There are some very nippy cars amongst the crop this year...!

Wish everyone luck tomorrow....lol

Cheers
Dave

Edited by slotcarmann, 08 August 2018 - 02:26 AM.


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 07:28 AM

The bigger the packing box the further the postal guys can drop it to see if it bounces!
I don’t think there is anyway to prevent some of this miss handling.
Very good news that the cars were able to be fixed OK.

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:55 AM

Judging by my time in the second Scottish stage, #5 had quite a few offs so is probably a bit battered !

Thanks for your efforts to fix it. Hope you manage to free the axle up a bit more tomorrow...

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 09:58 AM

Both Leo and myself had the same problem with a few cars, maybe they just weren't glued in to begin with and the turbulence in the planes unsettled the cars.
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Posted 08 August 2018 - 10:32 AM

That was the first thing I did on my car superglue the bushes in......

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 03:08 PM

Thanks for looking at the cars mate . My axle was super glued in as well but with amount of racing it may well have come loose . I think we may never fix the postal mob except sending the cars in a metal container with foam filled sides . Anyway let's get this show on the road and see what it holds.
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Posted 09 August 2018 - 05:50 AM

Hi guys

Had a 6 hour day down at the Club today....but after juggling for quite some time with the timing software on Ballayorkley to set up a single lane rally event, we still managed to get two stages done...! :D

Sadly, car 46 had a rear wheel work loose on the 2 lap warm-up for Stage 1, but all it needed was a spot of superglue in the hub and it was back in business.

I think I know who was quickest, but I won't say just yet, until I can balance that out by showing how close to the bottom my own car was. :blink:

Just going to have evening meal and then I'll crack on with the Stage 1 spreadsheet.

More later....

Cheers
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Posted 09 August 2018 - 08:28 AM

OK folks

Don't want to keep you in suspenders any longer....here are the First Stage Results from Round 8 - Rally Isle of Man - Part 1

**** Errrm….can anyone remind me of the steps to post the results from where they are in Excel?

Sorry guys....brain fade.

Cheers
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Edited by slotcarmann, 09 August 2018 - 08:39 AM.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 09:07 AM

Sorry folks

Must get some shut-eye, so off to bed....if someone can remind of how to post the stuff, I'll give it a go in the morning.

Oh....I didn't win Stage 1, by the way....lol

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:42 AM

Copy the results, paste into a photo program then save the image to a hosting site, post the URL using the image menu.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 03:35 PM

Hi Phil

Thanks for that, I just couldn't remember.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 04:09 PM

Morning all from a sunny Isle of Man....just gone 7am.

Here are the results of WRP Round 8, Stage 1....

https://www.dropbox....ders/WRP%202018

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 04:40 PM

Hi folks

I can't seem get the image to show directly within in the text.

Any clues....it's a .jpg file in Dropbox.

Cheers
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