You counted me twice Bob

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(3 replies, posted in Cars)

Ditto

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(3 replies, posted in Cars)

I don't know why we can only do one photo at a time

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(3 replies, posted in Cars)

Several years ago I bought a Pink Kar Auto Union Hillclimb car. It sat in a drawer until I decided to enter a Pre-war proxy. The rear duels were too wide to meet spec so I turned it into a C type, the plastic wheels were crap so I had replaced them with 22" set screw wheels from Pendles. I ended up never sending the car to the proxy so back into the drawer it went.
  A couple of weeks ago I was browsing through Pendles online catalog and saw 22" insert wheel with the same external machining as the wheels I had, so I ordered a couple and four matching tires, I already had a longer axle, so now it is a Hillclimb car again.

I've driven all the way out to Howie's on the wrong Saturday. More than once.

Well I was excited to go racing tonight. All week I've been tweaking this and that trying to get that last bit of whatever out these cars.
  It was this morning when I turned on my phone that I realized that we had two even Thursdays in a row and we don't race until next week.

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(64 replies, posted in PASER)

Detune,
  I built a Flexie just for that track. I used the same Professor Motor 25K motor that most use in the Womps. It might be too slow for some, but I have been able to get some pretty good laps without coming out too often.

Don't worry Doc, it'll pass. As we know it passes often.

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(3 replies, posted in Al's Rippin' Ridin' Raceway)

It's Trans Am and Can Am this week. It's been a while since we've had the Trans Am cars out.

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(2 replies, posted in Cars)

We all have them, hidden away in drawers and boxes. Those old "toy" cars that we used to race but seldom see the light of day any more.  There is still a bit of fun in these old cars
   I came across this old Ninco Mercedes CLK the other day and out of boredom started fussing around with it. One of the plastic wheels was broken and the original crown gear was badly worn. So It now has Ninco Prorace wheels, hardened axles and a 25T Slot It crown gear.
  I did all of the things I knew how to do with these old plastic chassis and it was pretty smooth with an NC2 doing decent lap times geared 9/25. I replaced the NC2 with a hotter Ninco motor and gained a 1/10th or so but I didn't like the way it came out of the corners. I put the NC2 back in with a 10T pinion. I kept the 1/10th but it is much happier leaving the corners.
  It is turning the exact same laptimes  (6.4) as a stock Slot It LMP car I have, But I probably can't do it for 25 laps in a row like I can with the Slot It.
  Anyway I managed to spend an entire 90-degree afternoon in the cool basement and didn't spend a dime.

http://www.naste.org/members/bill/mitch_clk.jpg

He earned it, Al wasn't giving it away.

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(9 replies, posted in Events)

We ran this tonight. Thanks to the guys who were able to stay late to do this. Fernando,  Rico,  Doc and Al. Well Al didn't have much of a choice,  he sleeps there. Also thanks to Al for helping to retrieve the results. After running out of ideas we restarted the PC and there they were. Monte we miss you.
  Jeff it was nice to see you,  for those who don't know, Jeff is relocating to Colorado and this was his last odd Thursday unless travel/work schedules coincide for another race night.

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(9 replies, posted in Events)

Due to how busy everybody is this summer after two years of covid I'm going to make a change of venue for this round of the proxy. That and even the slowest car is capable of launching off of my overpass.
  This next odd Thursday (7/7) I will bring the cars to Al's to race after our two regular rounds of racing. We encourage any who are interested to stay and race. If you haven't been out to race recently come on out, our regular classes that night are LeMans and LMP.   If you don't have a car we'll have extras.
  These proxy cars are very fast with 28-30K motors on finely tuned chassis. In qualification I ran faster laps than I've ever run on my track.
  Hope to see you.

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(64 replies, posted in PASER)

docdoom wrote:

I just saw that there was a race at Bob new track on Monday.  How did it go. So are back to racing every Monday except on the 4th.

Traffic around Troutdale was a disaster, it took an hour to get from the exit to Bob's house.  There was Bob, Dave, John and myself. We didn't race, we all race laps for a while then did some socializing until it was late enough to start worrying about work traffic.

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(64 replies, posted in PASER)

At Bob's will we be racing the same Womp's and Flexis? If so at what voltage?

Bob had talked about using a lower voltage as the cars were such a handful on his track.

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(47 replies, posted in Rapid Raceway)

Great Racing there, thanks Howie, it was a great time.

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(0 replies, posted in Events)

It's odd Thursday, don't forget your toys as you head off to work.

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(9 replies, posted in Events)

These cars are coming to Tigard for the next round.
  I'll post more info when I have it.

I was on pace for a fantastic round until I had a wire come loose towards the end, my "backup" car just didn't have the same speed or traction.

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(5 replies, posted in Wanted)

I do have some extra 1/24 RSK and Lotus bodies with mostly complete chassis laying about. They came with the "keepers".

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(5 replies, posted in Events)

I'll pass, the last 60 seconds of a 4 minute heat are a struggle for me.

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(5 replies, posted in Wanted)

I only have the one, I'm inclined to keep it. Good luck on your search, most people keep the body and trash the chassis.

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(121 replies, posted in Rapid Raceway)

I replaced my crown gear and am ready for a rematch.

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(0 replies, posted in Events)

This Saturday's race at Rapid Raceway

http://www.naste.org/members/bill/Rapid_0mitch.jpg

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(5 replies, posted in Gorge Raceway)

Let us know when you want help "rubbering" it in.