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Old 06-05-2012, 04:45 AM
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There is less than four months to go before the cars are due. The first race will be on the 6th of October. We have airline tickets bought, two other VRAA races and a wedding to get in during the month of October. There is a very tight schedule and I will be abiding by it. If your car shows up late you will miss the round.

How far are you on getting your cars done?

Ken
Well this post has me thinking more about it. I am still looking for a Honda shell. I have others that would work, but want to run a Honda this year.

My question, has the number 1 plate been the kiss of death?

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Old 06-05-2012, 06:53 AM
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Well this post has me thinking more about it. I am still looking for a Honda shell. I have others that would work, but want to run a Honda this year.

My question, has the number 1 plate been the kiss of death?
No one running the number one plate has finished higher in the overall points than 5th. Good luck
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:05 AM
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Matt,

As you know, Dave Jones makes a very well crafted and accurate RA271.

Last year, Jay Hardy converted an 'ancient' VIP Honda into this very nice RA272 for the GPdM, and modeled his entry as the car that Ginther piloted to victory at the 1965 Mexican GP.




Ken,

Perhaps it's time to start a 2012 builds thread? Just a thought.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:01 AM
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Gad! It's early June and I'm already starting to feel the pressure!

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Old 06-05-2012, 09:00 AM
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Stewart do not feel bad most of us have not started yet. . . .
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:36 AM
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I'm thinking Team Red this year; I feel the need to go faster....

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Count me in! #13 if it can be had, if not how about 31? No idea what I'll be using as a car or chassis...I'll probably spend some time looking at last years photos for inspiration. What type/brand/ size of wheels, tires, gears and motors should I be buying?

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Old 06-19-2012, 05:33 AM
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Count me in! #13 if it can be had, if not how about 31? No idea what I'll be using as a car or chassis...I'll probably spend some time looking at last years photos for inspiration. What type/brand/ size of wheels, tires, gears and motors should I be buying?

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Welcome to the party Don. Your entry will be car number 31 since 13 has already been taken.
Here is a link to technical data from last year that tells you what parts were used in everyone's cars. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...JYS02Unc#gid=0

If you need a body send me a PM I have a few spares. .

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Old 06-19-2012, 08:21 AM
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Count me in! ... What type/brand/ size of wheels, tires, gears and motors should I be buying?

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hi Don.

A bit of decoding for the tech data spreadsheet motors listings:
  • 050V = FF050 previously available from Dr Vanski (now getting scarce but can ask)
  • 050 BWA = FF050 from BWA (were in short supply last year but new shipment in)
  • 030 S = FF030 Solarbotics (a robot scratchbuilder shop in Calgary)
The wheels people used are not listed, but would be either scale 13" (about 12mm rim diameter) or scale 15" (about13mm dia.) Which one you choose to use will depend on the size wheel thecar you pick actually ran on and how much fidelity you want in your model. 13" wheels are available from BWA, Penelope Pitlanes and Ranch Design, 15" from the first two and many others.

A good place to check for info is the resources thread below this one.

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Old 06-19-2012, 04:20 PM
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As far as I know Al has not secured a supply of the new BWA motors. The ones we tested we're only some samples to test!
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As far as I know Al has not secured a supply of the new BWA motors. The ones we tested we're only some samples to test!
Alas - my memory fails again - thought I had seen them up in his website but no, he (and us) are still waiting on that slow boat from faraway land. Appologies for getting anyones hopes up prematurely.
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I was going to craft the instrument panel and fashion a motor box today. Then I discovered that all my plastic card disappeared in the move. How inconvenient is that?

So I checked to see if a seat would fit--I suppose Ken will suggest that I add space fame tubes around the sides.. At my current pace, I'll have this car finished on August 28.

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I picked up a Lotus 25 Scalextric C82 to use as a base (just like this one http://www.scalextric-car.co.uk/Cars...otus_green.htm) , but it is way too pretty to cut up, so I'll probably run a quick mold and make a resin or fiberglass body. Any objections to body modifications to make it appear to have the Ford motor?

And it looks like I'll be cranking out the soldering iron and brass for a chassis.

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Old 07-04-2012, 05:34 AM
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Don you have two problems.
The Scalex Lotus 25 is very small, too thin and short in the nose.
The other is that it never ran with a Ford motor in a Grand Prix race. The Scalex Lotus FJ is very close to the Lotus 22 that ran with a Ford motor. The other cars that ran with Ford motor are the Stebro, Brabham BT6, Cooper 73 and Brabham BT10.
I have a resin version of the FJ Lotus and I think some is casting the Stebro.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:15 AM
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Hello Don

Phil is correct that the Lotus 25 is way to small to make an easy project to build your first VRAA car.
It has almost no room for the crown gear and you would have to go the Ranch Design route. I have had those shells in my spares box for years and have never made an attempt in building one.
I have offered you shells that are easy to work with and can be made into very competitive cars, is there some reason you do not want to accept my offer for help? I have a spare Dave Jones Lotus 21
with your name on it, all you have to do is ask. I am here to help Ken
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