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About charlesx

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    Formula 3 Driver
  • Birthday 12/04/1945

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    New Plymouth, NZ
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    Slot cars 1/32nd and 1/24th metal; Family research/history and DNA; Neighbourhood Support; reading; Slot car proxies; slot car building/modifying and tuning; painting (art) not house. I am retired so plenty of time. Watching motor racing on TV.

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  1. Sorry silly me. Thanks for the correction Munter. You are spot on. Regards Chas Le Breton
  2. Hi Toast. Perhaps I misunderstood original question. Sorry about that. In NZ while some people use the small round IEC plug or whatever it is called preference is now fairly universal - jug plug. Problem seen with normal electrical plug is some child might try to plug into 240 volt socket. A serious potential health and safety issue. Regards Chas Le Breton
  3. I know very little but you might need a different plug in module to change from 1/24 to 1/32 but perhaps only if you race 1/24 metal. If they are both RTR you may be OK. A 25K motor in 1/24 would suggest RTR as most metal cars are nearer 50-60000. Regards Chas Le Breton
  4. Hi all. Seems like there is a fairly even view on what cars are best but throw in driver and tuner ability plus track conditions and it is still anybody's guess. Hope the comments from me and the others will help you though Caddo and many more. Agree Giovanni Montiglio is a great guy. Had the privilege to meet him in Nelson. I am still trying to beat those pesky Moslers with my Thunderslot Lola GT (I refuse to buy a Mosler) which is up to Nelson Thunderslot specs but otherwise still fairly standard with now fairly used tyres. Have most of the other Thunderslot offerings but most are still in boxes. Have to say though that my NSR Classic Porsche 917 is almost as fast as the Lola. Both are certainly capable of giving all but the best Moslers a run for the money. This is largely because while down on power compared to the Mosler they are so easy to drive. A visit by Scott from Wellington on Saturday however proved the 908 is very near the Mosler. The new Porsche 917-10 could also be one to watch. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  5. Hi Pepsi62. Will watch your V8 Commodore build with interest (if you proceed). Certainly hope you do. Will you be using a Scaly body or perhaps a resin one. My Aussie V8 is still a fairly standard Scaly Supercheap Holden but this year I have inserted a Slot-it AW pod and Baby King motor. Not sure it is any faster than before around track as not much room for tyres with AW layout. Currently has a pair of fairly skinny Tassie Phil's urethanes from a few years back. At least that might make Phil laugh. If I get really desperate I might try installing a sheep treadmill in the rear to give it a bit more out of the corners. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  6. Thanks Lenny for your comments about track surface and also to Brumos for confirmation of a change in conditions. We all had to contend with the same however so no excuses. At least my cars were consistent (consistently slow). Well done to the podiumites. Phil's track of course could be quite different but I am not too sure I have ever performed too well there before. Time will tell. Will at least be good to visit the land of my grand mother. Great start to the series and well done to the drivers/marshals and of course the organiser and track owner.. Sounds like you had some difficult conditions to contend with. As only about a lap between the first 10 for each heat and 2 laps between the first 18 it was clearly a very hard fought round. Thanks for all your good work too Lenny for keeping all the cars going. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  7. Hi Nonfractal. Good luck with your racing and your entry into proxy racing. Wherever you come it is a great experience. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx) from New Zealand.
  8. Sorry Caddo. I do not think there is a clear answer so I will not be voting. Thunderslot are all good even with stock tyres; 908 is probably pick of NSR Classics although new 917/10 may be better while I believe the Slot-it Matra is also a gem. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  9. Hi Lenny. Thanks for the qualifying report. Seems traction was a problem with many cars which is surprising. Either too much or far too little. I always thought the late John's track was pretty grippy like most Aussie tracks. Hopefully things will settle down. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  10. Hi Sports Racer. No problem with what you say but I want to race my Aussie V8. Think my car body is still closer to 30 grams. Already have a light weight interior. Regards Chas Le Breton
  11. Hi Non-fractal. Looking good. Sounds a bit more like a rally car though than a touring car. Just me being picky again again!!!! I suppose I cannot get past what is determined a Touring car in Aussie (a big V8 Supercar such as a Holden, Ford Falcon, Nissan saloon, Mercedes saloon) as raced in the Great Race at Bathhurst. Perhaps they have smaller capacity classes but all eyes are normally on the V8's. I have even thought the Mustang was pushing the limit a bit as I would view it as a sports or muscle car. Wondered how heavy your body was after surgery etc. and interior finished. One of the problems with my Aussie V8 even after removing the black windows, inserting new and lightening the body as far as I can is it is still B----- heavy. Oh for a NSR Aussie V8 but that is a pipe dream. Looking forward to seeing your car in finished state. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  12. Thanks Sports Racer. It does not worry me either way as I will be nearer the end of the field than the front. My wish is to not win the wooden spoon. Looking forward to proxy. My main concern is the safe arrival of my car in West Island. It is basically ready to go but I will muck around for a bit longer and try to not make it slower. Regards from "The land of The Long White Cloud" and the odd sheep. Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  13. Hi Peter. If Paul can produce photographic evidence of the car starting and racing in a qualifying event without a spoiler I have no problem. Any Touring race car though I am pretty sure should have the semblance of a roll cage as I think they have been required across period models are supposed to be from. Certainly I expect my 2006 Aussie V8 to comply although it will no longer have the full interior it was originally built with as now as allowed by the current rules. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
  14. That sounds fine Sports Racer but it still needs to fit in my Aussie V8 body. Tyre wear is still my major concern. Yours look very scuffed up. Regards Chas Le Breton
  15. Welcome to Alan's boss. No doubt you will keep us boys all in line. Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
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