October 15, 2018 at 1:16 PM #13179
All – The official 2019 Austin Slot Car Club Race Schedule is published. The only small change we might want to discuss is the timing of the Thunderslot series and the availability of the new McLaren cars from Thunderslot. We might think about moving that series back from Q2 to Q3 and move up the NSR 908/3 series to Q2 from Q3. We can discuss at our next meeting. Please post any additional questions or concerns.
October 15, 2018 at 2:12 PM #13184
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I just ordered #48 Dan Gurney McLaren.October 15, 2018 at 7:31 PM #13186
I have the Led Zeppelin MclarenOctober 16, 2018 at 2:05 PM #13192
I will be running the #5 Denny Hulme model.
October 21, 2018 at 11:57 AM #13241
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Led Zeppelin Mclaren, “Jimmy Page” version – #21
Will be slightly different from Russ’ car.
... Fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar! Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime... Rush - Red BarchettaOctober 26, 2018 at 8:51 PM #13258
I will run the Paul Newman # 12October 27, 2018 at 11:41 AM #13259
Custom paint job for me. Probably number 7.
--Stabn'SteerOctober 28, 2018 at 6:43 PM #13260
Question for the series manager: The cars come stock with 15″ rear wheels and I want to make sure we are going to stick to running that size rear wheel as I am truing tires and getting cars ready for the series.October 29, 2018 at 9:38 AM #13263
We made a small mistake at the meeting. Neither John nor I have ever posted series rules, so we need a tutorial.
We intend to leave wheels same size, but allow slot.it metal wheels in front. Unless we get negative feedback on tires, we will allow slot.it low profile zero grip tires in front. Slot.it F30 or 22 on rear on stock slot.it wheels of same diameter and width. Is there a strong case for allowing Slot.it, BRM, or NSR rear tires of same size? No minimum diameter on rears, just chassis not touching track.
Open gearing. Stock chassis. No independent rotating front wheels. Slot.it wood guide. Anything else from Group C that we should eliminate???
I would include the little story here but I cannot copy it and paste it here. See header picture below.
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Randy and John – I would be up for helping you all out with the rules for the McLaren series. They won’t vary too much from the Group C rules other than a stock 15″ rear wheel. The guides are usually open as well as braid and wire. Motors are limited to dark orange end bell 23K Slot It motors and tires are usually Slot It. This limits people having to buy too many other tires to try out. The shore 30 tires work well and in the cooler temps of January and February the light cars will work well with shore 22’s. There will need to be a weight limit as well.
I can do a first draft or leave it to you two and then help you edit it. Let me know.October 29, 2018 at 10:25 PM #13268
John and I had discussed rules. I have a draft rule set in Word and a short blurb about the M8D in Word plus the picture above. What should I do with this for your review?November 7, 2018 at 1:52 PM #13284
I have found that the McLaren front axle rests on chassis posts under the axle where the grub screws would come up to adjust the axle. My low profile Zero Grip tires do not come close to the track because of the posts. I believe we need to amend the rules regarding chassis modification to allow removal of some axle post material to facilitate use of the grub screws to lower the axle.
The alternative is probably to run the taller profile ZeroGrip tire like a gt car would have. I would prefer to prepare the M8D like our Group C cars with low profile tires in frontNovember 8, 2018 at 10:28 AM #13286
Randy – Do the larger diameter 19″ zero grip front tires solve the issue without rubbing on the body of the car?November 8, 2018 at 2:03 PM #13289
Test tonight with taller tires went OK. I’m not sure they are 19″ zero grips.
November 9, 2018 at 8:56 AM #13293
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Randy – I have my son’s first edition Slot It McLaren #48 set up with 17″ zero grips and my newer #5 Slot It McLaren set up with 17″ zero grips. They will also take the 19″ but you will have to use spacers under the guide to get it all the way in the slot with the bigger tires as they will rub the inside of the body if they are put up high enough to fully engage the guide in the slot.
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