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Peter Gunn

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  1. Was wondering when we might see the shakedown Paul, looks like some great cars this year.
  2. Not that great i,m sorry to say yesterday they reported over 46 thousand new cases, and 96 new deaths for Monday , so it looks like were in big trouble once again , Boris is asleep at the wheel of the UK Titanic i,m afraid, and were surrounded by icebergs.
  3. Yes i always weight the front of the chassis as near to the front axle if possible in that chassis the recess behind the guide post is the best spot i,ve found , apart from that i,ve only weighted the pod in front of the motor . Have found the tyres that come with it i beleive they are supergrips are ok but have changed to Ultragrips for wood , but the Supergrips seem great on plastic track like Policar or Carrera.
  4. Can't see this winning car there Paul.
  5. Chuckle have you heard of the term sanbagging down under i wonder , think Paul has
  6. Applies to most of us Terry about feedback and improvment to the cars , some as you will have noticed are streaks above the rest , i,ve been doing this for a while now and at the moment the cars have gone backwards to where they were say a couple of seasons ago . There is a lot of variations in slot car motors and i have found that especially in the ff one's , tyres are cruicial there seem to be so many differant one's being used now, again a few years ago it was PG's or MJK so unless you are able to get the right tyres for the tracks you will always be playing catch up, i use a razor tyre truer but apparantly my tyres are not so good , possibly because i only have plastic track which has differant handling than the wood ones on which i do my set up's. You are doing pretty well mate at the moment and you will find it won't be 20 or 10% improvement but 1 or 2 is the norm and judging by other proxies i do getting into the top 3 is really hard when your looking for fractions, well that's my opinion anyway been doing these things for years now.
  7. VERY big gaps opened up now top 3 are in another league to us mere mortals chuckle , i think it,s all over now, roll on next time.
  8. Alan if you PM me with what your after i do import Nicks tyres for others as well as myself but only the R-Y range and very limited at the moment waiting for another order , i have some in stock think 1204 7mm 1402 9mm, 1403 10mm, 1404 10mm width , shipping is very expensive so worth while shipping for others at the same time saves a lot in postage.
  9. After all Paul should know the way to go he won last year , and as far as the old slot it motor is conserned here it was found even they were of variable performance especially in the last year of manufacturer when some people tested the 21k as they were supposed to be and found 23K instead , very difficult to beleive any K rating on any make of motor ALL have variables.
  10. Phil think you hit the nail on the head about tyres , the lack of track usage and racing time at some of the tracks , one club i know here has pretty bad grip levels when they returned and after cleaning the track took a long time to rubber in, think most people prep their tyres reasonably well now. Also as we know weather makes a differant to track surfaces , especially wood , i use a home track of plastic which does not seem to suffer with the same problem, pretty consistant winter or summer in my garage which is under the building. .
  11. Great info Phil just what i was looking for on car's 14 and 16 , Tassie tyres ? where do i get them using Yellowdogs this season, last season used XPG's and before that MJK's , car 16 was the extra car this year and interesting to see that the SRP 18K motor in that is now 2 seasons old and just seems to be running faster in a straight line, have noticed that before . The ff motor is one i don't use at all except in the Tasman and that's the only milage they get , so have to put more miles on them here to really run them in.
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    We used to get Nascar a lot in this country , but these days it,s hard to find anything about it at all, rely on you Tube myself now , pity there is not more interest in Nascar slot cars like there used to be a few years back , especially now there are 3d chassis for these cars
  13. Dennis i have been entering this proxy for a few years now and have always considered all proxies a learning curve especially when you have no club track to race on , i set up on my home plastic track to race on wood tracks and in some proxies i'm reasonably successful, not over bothered about winning like some , but want to turn out a competative car to compete so will listen to any advice given. The problem i seem to have once again is not drivability or handling but my motors don't seem to give the performance of others i,m using the Tassie 1790 and the SRP 18k and i,m gearing the same as most of the top guys do, so i would like to know where i,m going wrong as over the last couple of series my cars have improved slightly but have gone backwards as far as results are concerned so i,m trying to fathom out why , so if there is a next time i can put a better car out. I am actually building a new car , using the beardog chassis as i,m unable to make a brass chassis due to arthritis in the fingers so it does take me time just to do modiifications to it and use some of the advice i,ve been given, don't want to make any mistakes i may have done in the current cars , hence i would like some constructive feed back to improve , as i,ve said always want feed back if the car is a pile of S------ tell me i don't mind at all.
  14. Disagree Paul think we need to find out why the large gap so others can catch up, top 5 are away as regards points , look at the fastest laps gives you a good idea as to the performance of the cars , couple of tenths is a big gap , all i would like is a view on what the rest of us mere mortals are doing wrong, i cannot learn on the track as i'm in a differant Hemisphere so rely fully on feed back. For most of us the series is over have no chance of a competative come back lot of differance from 50 points for finishing first and 23 rd place and last getting 4 points, i know there needs to be us also rans so the top boys can feel great being there , without the rest of us you don't get to race , so all i,m asking is some decent feed back so we can have a go and compete.
  15. Be interesting to know Phil why so many of us are of the pace this year , looks like outright speed looking at the amount of laps and lap times the top runners are doing, looking at comments seems most cars are handling ok, perhaps the drivers could let us know why so we can improve for next year There is one hell of a gap as well now in points looks like already the final results are between 6 cars , be good to get the field more competative in the future, can only find out what were doing wrong if were told so we can compete.
  16. On the posting issue Paul don't forget us up in the UK will have to really get our cars on their way by at least the 2nd, 3rd week of June as some postings to OZ and NZ are taking 6 weeks , so a address would be useful. Cars are Peter Gunn 111 Mercedes same as last year, but modified, Dixie 90 Opel Calibra, JohnniE Opel Calibra
  17. You and me both charles , not sure what has gone wrong with my cars this year, like me i suppose getting old.
  18. Just a query Paul ? when do you want the entry fee's and where do we post cars to , car's 515, 111, 90 are all finished and wood track tested interesting results one car broke John's outright lap record which was held by a Thunderslot Mclaren M6.
  19. Would expect a car that is used to a certain track and driven by the person who built it to be competative , home advantage is always a big plus, i,m just sending 2 normal cars with conventional chassis in and quite expect not to be competative with any car that has home advantage , without the likes of the rest of the field it would be a lonely race running on your own, but that way you could win every round.
  20. BARacer, let me try to help you as regards proxy tracks, down under , it,s a learning curve mate , not sure if it,s your first down under proxie but there are a number of things that happen to the tracks, firstly the weather goes from bloody hot to bloody cold and like all wood tracks it,s weather affected, and the locals know how to build cars to take that into consideration, the track surface goes from Ferrodo to painted also the locals know that and build cars to suit the sort of track they race on. I build a number of seperate proxie cars based on my experiance of racing on them in OZ & NZ but still very hard to beat the buggers, note experiance that you have to gain by listening to most of the advice your given some very helpful, but then there's Paul , never quite sure about him, however it,s a learning curve and you like me will learn the hard way what does work and what does not.
  21. Nice work Gary not thought of doing 3d printing myself but a lot of it about now , and after seeing all you,ve done giving it some thought
  22. I,ve found it,s horses for courses, Thunderslot are a very good all round drive on plastic track which a lot of us no club people use over here, i have found the latest NSR 908 a joy to drive also on plastic, and the Slot it Matra also has the edge on similar cars not only in the slot it range . But i don't own many standard cars as i,m a fiddler , and all of the above i,ve mentioned i,ve tuned up so they all go a lot faster than you'll buy out of the box, there is really no such thing as THE fastest car a lot depends on the track your running on and the set up of the cars. If i had to pick just one car i suppose the Thunderslot M6 might be it , once you have set it up properly and before i modified it i did notice it was the best of the Thunderslot cars i had , not by a lot but noticable, now in a staight line it was really no differance to the other Thunderslot cars i have still in standard form, but it seemed better in tight bends , now i just think this car is just that little bit WIDER than the others , and the balance and stance of the car seems better, but i still find the NSR 908 a very fast drive on my plastic track.
  23. Welcome Paul from a member who lives a little way away from you, hope you enjoy your time here , some very helpful people here as well , love your tracks by the way and the pose chuckle
  24. Ah we have found Paul out his MODESTY chuckle, didn't mention home advantage , track advantage, and being able to test on suitable tracks as well as writting the rules , but for us mear mortals who cannot complete with the god of slot cars , were only there to make up the grid for without us he cannot race at all
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