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Hi again Oldman. Can I use brass rear axle bearings or do I need to retain Scaly plastic ones? C Le B

 

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Hi Charlesx, i did answer yes with post that metioned modified body and chassis (slight triming of chassis for body float) every thing eles is optional 

also 1st June to BOV     Thanks Oldman......PS....any other questions wellcome  we have 11 cars entered so far

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On 6/10/2022 at 1:56 PM, charlesx said:

light weight interior and windows courtesy of Munter/John Warren

I thought we had to use standard windows?

My entry will be a Ford Falcon XB but getting the rear track down to 60mm is proving to be difficult.

Cheers

Paul

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May the downforce be with you.

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1 hour ago, Sports Racer said:

I thought we had to use standard windows?

My entry will be a Ford Falcon XB but getting the rear track down to 60mm is proving to be difficult.

Cheers

Paul

G'day Paul

You don't need to get the rear track down to 60mm, the tyres can be up to 1mm wider each side than the body, but only if you want to. By all means, they can be narrower than that if you like.

Mind you, if the XB rear fender is 58mm wide (don't have one on hand to measure), then yes your max over all tyre width would be limited to 60mm

If, for example your car is 60mm wide across the rear fenders, your rear tyres can be up to 62mm wide overall. For that same example, if your rear tyres only end up being 56mm wide (well inside the line of the rear guards) that is absolutely fine too.

Same goes, if your car is say, 40mm wide, your rear tyres can only be 42mm overall width.

 

Cheers,

Shaynus

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Hi Paul,  WINDOWS..sorry i missed the part about windows I would say that a unmodified body would include windows so standard windows would have to be fitted.....

ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 17 JUNE 2022 WE WILL WAIT FOR CARS THAT ARE IN THE POST FIRST RACE APROX MID JULY      Thanks Oldman

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Hi Oldman and Sports Racer.

Thanks for clarification re windows as I was going to use ones that came with light weight interior. No problem as I have not fitted yet. Will not go back in until painting finished. Also hopefully today but pretty cool weath

60mm should not be a problem as Scaly cars all same width at motor mount. My Camaro is comfortably 60mm and I could narrow further if required. Just fit narrower wheels,/tyres would be one easy solution. My Holden V8's are only about 58mm but constrained by body only. My Falcon even has wide Slot-it N22's on original axle. Think I had to shorten the Scaly axle slightly.

Hope this is of some help.

Thanks also for clarification re dates.

Regards Charles Le Breton 

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Hi Shaynus and Oldman.

The 60mm was my idea as the only other eligible car I had was the Sierra. It is much narrower. About 56mm, Axle/wheels width about 54mm. The idea was to equalise the cars a bit.

The Falcon XA, XB and  XC from the one I have seen is a monster by comparison but I do not have one. As I have said to Oldman before though if people want to put wheels outside body that is fine but to my mind is not prototypical. Sure some of the later cars have widened arches  (including my Network 9 car) but car has to be based on standard Scaly car.

I accept they are your rules but my car will stay at 60mm. I could take to 62mm by lifting body slightly by putting spacers in back body mounts but I like my cars to look right. That is just me.

Regards Chas Le Breton

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Hi Shaynus/Oldman.

According to my information an XC Falcon is 63-64mm so 65-66mm width seems unfair to say a Sierra. Not aware of XA or XB but they will be fairly wide. Regards Chas Le Breton

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Hi again. The XB is about 62.5mm at the rear arch, which is the widest point - therefore max.64.5mm. That is nearly 10mm wider than Sierra. C Le B

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Hi all.

My Camaro is now rolling as promised and I have started painting with first very light under coat  Rear track is exactly 60mm with 10mm rear MJK tyres.

Wiring, pick-ups and 7gms of weight fitted directly in front of motor. With your grippy Ferrodor track surfaces I may need some up front as well.

Will give it a run tomorrow and finish basic painting. Car currently weighs 76.10gms which seems a bit light. See FB for photos.

Regards Charles Le Breton

PS. I see a standard Camaro is 62mm so in terms of rules it could be 64mm but I do not recall a photo of one like that at Bathurst. Not sure would even be eligible to race.

 

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Hey Oldman

My Bathurst proxy Falcon laps faster than your Touring Car Proxy entrant.

Just letting you know what standard you need to build your Bathurst car. :D

Cheers

Paul


May the downforce be with you.

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1 hour ago, Sports Racer said:

No contest, we all know the best cars come out of NSW. :P

And the most crap

:) :) :) :) :)

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Quickly read this post before it is deleted or i turn grey again

Gary

http://www.facebook.com/Rallyproxy2017

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44 minutes ago, gazza said:

And the most crap

:) :) :) :) :)

Geez 5 minutes of being a sandgroper and he has wiped his NSW heritage. ;) 

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A9X Torana ready to rock and roll( literally) Where do we send the cars too????

MJK size for the rear, 20 x 10 please

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16 hours ago, Vinno said:

Geez 5 minutes of being a sandgroper and he has wiped his NSW heritage. ;) 

I've got some big mates who could "pay him a visit" but the petrol cost to the other side of the island and back are more than I could afford.


May the downforce be with you.

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5 hours ago, Sports Racer said:

I've got some big mates who could "pay him a visit" but the petrol cost to the other side of the island and back are more than I could afford.

Typical cockroach, getting others to do the dirty work    :)  


Quickly read this post before it is deleted or i turn grey again

Gary

http://www.facebook.com/Rallyproxy2017

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Hi Oldman and all.

Gave my Bathurst Network 9 Camaro its first run tonight. Only a  couple of laps without body and weight to check everything revolved ok. MJK tyres very shiny (original) but not hiccups. Guys were really empressed with body/decals etc. See photo on FB.

Still a few things to do. Need to fit lead, light weight interior, Scaly windows and paint a few details I missed.

Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)

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Hi all.

My Bathurst Network 9 Camaro is basically ready to post so not bad for a little over a week. I have had other things to do as well. Pretty happy with result by my standards. Will add some tyres to trial on track and ease body/chassis as allowed by rules prior to posting Monday.

See Facebook for the latest photos (Taranaki Slot Car Racing Club).

Regards Chas Le Breton

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