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It’s ok, I’ve got a 10kg hammer somewhere so should have no problem removing the magnet. ;)

I’ll replace it with an equivalent weight piece of lead.

Cheers

Paul


May the downforce be with you.

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My car left Miami yesterday. Scheduled to arrive 8-2-21.


MOPAR or NOCAR YES IT'S A HEMI

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2 hours ago, Sports Racer said:

It’s ok, I’ve got a 10kg hammer somewhere so should have no problem removing the magnet. ;)

I’ll replace it with an equivalent weight piece of lead.

Cheers

Paul

Replace the whole car with a piece of lead?

It will probably go just as well! :lol:

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On 7/23/2021 at 8:21 AM, Shaynus said:

Doh! :wacko:

Totally forgot about magnets! Our local track Isn't magnabraid so magnets don't have any effect, apart from ballast,  so didn't even cross my mind...sigh...a bit embarrassing, sorry!

I remember last year an o/s competitor having a dig at us Ozzies not reading the rules in regards to wheels, and now I'min the same camp - oh, the shame!

At least I'll be starting in my usual position! :P

(Walks off, hanging head in shame...)

Last year i was the car with the most penalties... shame does not kill, but i am trying to have none this year... we shall see.

 

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5 hours ago, curef99 said:

Did you receive mine?

 

Yep, got it last Wednesday.


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On 7/25/2021 at 10:03 PM, Sports Racer said:

Yep, got it last Wednesday.

ok, now, let see if it is a better car than last year:), and more important, let see if i start with no penalties :)

 

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Was wondering when we might see the shakedown Paul, looks like some great cars this year.

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I'm taking the cars to Andrew's this Saturday for a run. There's still a few I'm waiting for so Saturday will just be a test session (and video) to let everyone know how the cars are.

I tested some of them last night on my little figure 8 test track to see how good/bad they are and there are some dogs. I hope they run better on a proper track.

Yours was the fastest by far. Almost broke my lap record. :o

 


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Hi Sports Racer. Would not be surprised if mine is a bit of a dog. Put back in box if you wish.

Regards Chas Le Breton

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That's not boding well...

But you'll find that mine corners better on the straights. 

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1 hour ago, charlesx said:

Hi Sports Racer. Would not be surprised if mine is a bit of a dog. Put back in box if you wish.

Regards Chas Le Breton

No need to panic.

There's a big difference with cars on my figure 8 test track and on a real track. For setting up cars it's great but sometimes when I take a backup car to a race meet it goes better than my race prepped car.

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19 hours ago, BARacer said:

mine corners better on the straights. 

now, being french leaving in an English speaking country, this one is a first??? i do need a translation :).

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Just clutching at straws...i'm hoping my car is going to be okay, but I fear what the weekend shake down will reveal. 

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On 7/30/2021 at 3:45 AM, curef99 said:

now, being french leaving in an English speaking country, this one is a first??? i do need a translation :).

Read as "does not go around bends" :)

 

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On 7/29/2021 at 3:33 AM, Sports Racer said:

I'm taking the cars to Andrew's this Saturday for a run. There's still a few I'm waiting for so Saturday will just be a test session (and video) to let everyone know how the cars are.

 

Any luck with the videos? 

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I’m trying to find a way to download the video I took.
We only had time to test a few cars but some are awesome. Peter Gunn’s is as fast as mine. His wife’s car is probably going to win the proxy but the other English car from his friend might have something to say about that.

I don’t know what they put in the water there but I want some of it.

Charlesx 6.540 (skinny, top heavy car. Way out of it’s league here against much wider bodied cars).

Pepsi 6.077 (drives much better than last year)

Bov 5.705 (funny, didn’t seem quick when driving it but lap times don’t lie)

oldman 5.910 (not quick on the corners, lacks grip)

Shaynus 5.924 (It actually went slower with the magnet - never seen that before. Still has the problem of doing 5 laps then coming out of the slot without warning so you’re scared to keep driving it fast).

Peter Gunn 5.784  (If driven at 10/10ths it would be faster but watch out for the back end - it will snap without warning).

Sports Racer 5.784 (feels slow, very smooth and easy to drive)

Dixie 5.467 (and does it easily and consistently)

32 Coupe 5.515 (I hate this car :D. Very fast on the straights and corners well)

JohnnieE 5.446 (takes a while to get there but gets better and better as the tyres warm up)

 

I’ll try to test the rest later this week.

Cheers

Paul

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Hi Sports Racer. Does not surprise me at all. Put it back in the box if you wish. Regards Chas Le Breton and all the best for the event.

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just because i made a comment about english language, it looks like i was not selected for the run down :)...  all good, joking here.

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Or I could be so fearful of your car I didn't want to show up all the other entrants. :lol:

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So my car was about 1/2 sec faster than my last year’s car before I detuned it a bit to make it more drivable for more drivers, but still quicker. However, still don’t think I’m anywhere near the top looking at some of the cars Paul tested … great builds, uh oh, doh

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We did wait until the end of the day when the track was well rubbered up before we attempted the test runs, I did all the driving and was very surprised at how quick some of the cars are.

I am looking forward the the first race, my best guess is that it will be a real battle for the podium, I just hope my car makes it the the top.

There should be a few more test sessions before we can set a qualifying order for the first race, stay tuned for updates.

Cheers

Andrew


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My car was scheduled to have been there 21-8-2. Tracking showing only leaving Miami FL USA. Hopefully it gets there this week.

 


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