Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.
I had my first full race meeting with the SD yesterday.
Boy did that car motor! I won both finals just as I pleased, and obliterated the class lap record in the process.
And to cap it all, the class win has now given me enough of a points advantage with 2 rounds to go to assure the championship win in Super Stock. You could say it was a good day, helped by the fact that my son also won both his finals in modified with his TC3. So we have another record.....first time a father and son have both won their respective classes in the same championship year. I'm on top of the world.
There will be a full report of yesterday's race meeting later today in our club website www.irmcc.com
GLIDE 1. The propshaft mod is simple. The TC3 shaft is made in 3 pieces, the hollow centre rod and two ends. The ends are glued in. Remove one of the ends.......I did it on the lathe. Shorten the rod by the required amount - make sure the total length is absolutely accurate, then glue the end back in.
As a matter of interest the TC3 shaft weighs 6 grams. The standard SD shaft weighs 15 grams, so it's a good saving where it really matters.
The car was really impressive off the line. I started the first final from spot 4 on the grid but was into the first corner first. The second final was easier because I started on pole.
RANDMAN. Thanks for the compliments. You are right, the top pivots are Trinity. In this case they are there purely for strength and to keep everything running true, but I have used them with a bottom swivel on other cars in the past and this way you can adjust the caster too. Problem is that the bottom swivel then becomes an even weaker point.
I see Masami didn't do so badly in the Reedy race. Does anyone know where one can find a report?
Joe from sunny Malta.