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Old 10-26-2012, 12:03 PM   #2326
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Yes, that site has many manufactures not just RJ Speed.

I just heard from Rick, he and I had spoke about this and several other items at this year's 'Birds and I can now let folks know that he is re-releasing the full interior panel. He hopes to have the info to GP in the next week or 2.

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Geno-Machino, thank you for that clarification. I followed the link to RCcarkings.net and found that they have a "Smoke'N Bandit" body which looks just like HPI's '78 Firebird. This one also has a replaceable nose piece. It too could just have a different nose put on so that it would resemble the 1971 Firebird.
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:34 PM   #2327
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Rick Jordan, owner of RJ Speed, told me that he is way overloaded with molding projects right now and there are no openings for a few months. He also said that they currently have lots of RJ Speed '68 Camaro bodies and '65 Mustang bodies on the shelf. It sounds like there has been very little demand for them.
Thanks for the update, Dave.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:55 PM   #2328
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Talk about rotten luck, sitten here in Daytona for a state race that finally included the VTA class and a friggen hurricane decides to come by for a visit. Gotta love Florida.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:50 PM   #2329
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Talk about rotten luck, sitten here in Daytona for a state race that finally included the VTA class and a friggen hurricane decides to come by for a visit. Gotta love Florida.
Hopefully you guys will get some racing in Richard.
I'm going to the track tomorrow to excercise the demons out of my VTA...going to be doing a lot of trial and error setups on it....see what it likes and don't like!
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:02 PM   #2330
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Talk about rotten luck, sitten here in Daytona for a state race that finally included the VTA class and a friggen hurricane decides to come by for a visit. Gotta love Florida.
Rich/Benny I will see you in the morning I think we will be ok
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:12 PM   #2331
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Rich/Benny I will see you in the morning I think we will be ok
Wish I was going to be there Pete, but I will be in Plant City at the track trying to get a handle on my TC6....working my way to the big leagues
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:00 PM   #2332
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I followed the link to RCcarkings.net and found that they have a "Smoke'N Bandit" body which looks just like HPI's '78 Firebird. This one also has a replaceable nose piece.
Its a great looking Trans Am considering that it was probably sculpted by hand by a very talented individual who went through a lot of trouble to bring it into this world, but I wouldn't say that it looks just like the HPI. I am amazed at how many different shapes those boys can stretch to a TC dimensions and still somehow represent the car that it was intended to resemble. I am really excited to see what Dale is coming up with.
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Old 10-27-2012, 06:57 PM   #2333
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Went to the local track today and got my Tc6 dialed in much better than it's been....well, untill I hit the pipe and broke my first "C" hub...parts ordered and on the way!

Finished out the day with my World GT and got that hooked up!
I think I'm addicted to this racing thing.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:49 AM   #2334
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I got to run my first VTA car on Wednesday, I've been gathering parts to get it running for a few weeks now. I'm an offroad guy, been racing since '91. Its a big learning curve for me, but a local racer helped me get my droop and settings close. I was ok with the car. Chris, the guy who helped setting it up, ran some fast laps. Batman tried it and commented it wasn't an Associated; ever helpful lol.

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Xray T2R Pro, old Sky Rc 4k 40c lipo, ballistic, geared 94/41 for now. need to add a fan and gear up a few teeth.

I felt the car was pretty smooth, a little pushy going in to the corner and loose on exit. Slow on the straight. I was only able to get one run on borrowed tires and body, but it was decent. I'm going to go through the shocks tomorrow. I only had time to look at the rears this week.

I'm looking for some tungsten or brass weights, I had to add 6 3/4 oz and its just too many pieces to keep a clean chassis setup.

Overall I'm excited to try a new class out and hopefully I can keep improving with lots more practice.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:53 AM   #2335
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My son and I was in the same boat as you, back in July. We came from offroad. I built an AE TC4 for VTA, brought it to Thunder for my 1st race. Everyone there was very helpful, donating traction additive, setup advice, Myron donated a body, etc. The Onroad Crew at Thunder are the coolest cats to race with. We both come up and run there very often every since
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:42 AM   #2336
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dont worry about it not being an AE car...just glad you are joining us...Welcome to USVTA

any help I can offer, just ask...cya
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:38 PM   #2337
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MARKT311, you gonna make it to Thunder this weekend? My son and I will be there running VTA, and trying out a USGT car we've thrown together. We don't plan on competing with it tho.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:08 PM   #2338
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Hey Rob when will this body be legal? Let me know so I can get my VTA car ready!!!!!

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Old 10-28-2012, 09:31 PM   #2339
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You gotta be kidding.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:51 PM   #2340
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Yes he is lol
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