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Old 12-01-2012, 01:38 PM   #2956
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U.S. Vintage Trans Am Nationals: April 12th, 2008

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Hey all of you Trans Am racers, be sure to set aside Saturday, April 12th, 2008 for the Inaugural U.S. Vintage Trans Am Nationals to be held at The Track at Harbor Hobbies in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois.

This event details are still being finalized, but we will be presenting a Trans Am ONLY event based on 6 rounds of heads-up heat racing (best 4 rounds count), and also will include a Concours event, Longest Haul Award, 20-car 50-lap shootout and other fun happenings during that day.



Save the date now, get a hall pass, get off of work and do whatever you need to do to make it out on the 12th of April. It's going to be a don't miss event for years to come.

Race rules will be official U.S. Vintage Trans Am rules found on the USVTA website here: http://www.usvintagetransam.com

The Track at Winthrop Harbor's website is here: http://www.harbor-hobby.net

We will be listing hotel information and any special side events, sponsors and other details as they are confirmed. Race pre-entry forms will be posted here and on the site when they are completed, so stay tuned to this thread for all of the latest info as it develops.



Hope to see you in April!
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:44 PM   #2957
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i have great VTA news. I have posted on here that VTA seems to have gotten away from the orig intent and usvta rules at my local track. The discussion has opened with the track owners and the VTA racers. One of the best VTA guys sacrificed a points race night and tested different combo's and all were tested at USVTA weight(1558grams actual). The track stays the same layout for 4 weeks so they have 3 prior weeks of data at 1450 grams.

At this time i don't know what if any changes will happen, BUT with the racers and owners discussing and testing is a HUGE plus and i hope will benefit all involved.
Track located in northern indiana. Michiana rc raceway.

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Old 12-01-2012, 04:59 PM   #2958
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I does not affect me .But the guys with now have to lose the weight or get a new chassis with the older chassis . All I have to do take some weight off!
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:11 PM   #2959
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I does not affect me .But the guys with now have to lose the weight or get a new chassis with the older chassis . All I have to do take some weight off!
Bill this don't help me I will always be FAT. Lol

Myron is the date for the scale nats wrong or are you
Going to get a delorean with a Novak flux capacitor
just so you know it's got to Go 88 mph to get us back to that date
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:29 PM   #2960
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I'm actually not for the change because it takes away from the orginal rules to allow the older and heavier chassis.If a club wants to race lighter cars (like PC) then let the people know that come to race at there track. Changing the weights only hurts the local guys that can't handle the extra weights when they have to add it. I know someone that won and was light weight by 100 grams .that was all the weights he had? Strange that he went thru tech 3 times before the mains.
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:47 PM   #2961
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Bill this don't help me I will always be FAT. Lol

Myron is the date for the scale nats wrong or are you
Going to get a delorean with a Novak flux capacitor
just so you know it's got to Go 88 mph to get us back to that date
GREAT SCOTT! LOL
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:12 PM   #2962
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I guess it depends on track size but when I was running well over 1600g on our tight track I had no problems with kicking the rest of the field, with far better traction. and if someone tries to pit maneuver your they get the wrong end lol
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1550 levels the playing field for older tub chassis...my TC3/4 dont have any extra weight at all...and with HPI Z28 and some sho goo...its dead on...but if I had to loose 100 g, man that would require either to buy lighter eletronics, or light chassis,screws, ect..

its easier to add weight than to take away....makes it easier for the guys with the older cars....

also any chassis is allowed cause why not...if you want to spend big money on a new chassis...knock your self out...but dont get pissy about the class when Joe Blow whoops you with a Sprint 2...just saying, any chassis will work if you can get it setup for your style of driving...
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Do Kimbrough brand spur gears in 64 pitch fit in a TC6 chassis? I have a 108 tooth Kimbrough spur gear that doesn't fit in my chassis. A friend of mine just bought a used TC6 to use in VTA. I have this spur gear and a selection of 64 pitch pinions (54 to 58 tooth) that I was going to give him to get started.

Will these larger size pinions and spur physically fit in his TC6?
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Oddly enough, the USVTA Scale Nationals will be the weekend of April 13, 2013....
More odd is the fact that I will be there.
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Do Kimbrough brand spur gears in 64 pitch fit in a TC6 chassis? I have a 108 tooth Kimbrough spur gear that doesn't fit in my chassis. A friend of mine just bought a used TC6 to use in VTA. I have this spur gear and a selection of 64 pitch pinions (54 to 58 tooth) that I was going to give him to get started.

Will these larger size pinions and spur physically fit in his TC6?
havent tried a 108...but 104,100, and I currently use 96 all Kimb,...not sure whats not fitting
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Hi
I have the Xray T3 2011 , who got the VTA chassis set up for Xray car?
ps 2012 T3 is Thanks
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I have the Xray T3 2011 , who got the VTA chassis set up for Xray car?
ps 2012 T3 is Thanks
I ran my T3'12 in VTA and knocked my best lap time down by 0.9sec ( run a T2'07 usually in VTA ). Large track, med/high bite, this worked for me;

2.8/2.6 springs
35w oil all 4
1.5*f / 2*r camber
#2 link hole front w/4mm shim out and 1mm in
#2 link hole rear w/1mm shim out and 1mm in
0* front toe
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50mm ECS shafts front
52mm rears
top shock hole #3 f&r
5mm ride height f&r
6mm front droop
5mm rear droop
medium flex settings top and bottom
f&r diffs up position
1.4 swaybar front
1.2 swaybar rear

Setup worked for me with my driving style
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well after starting this project at 4 am yesterday i finished, nothing radical because it was my 1st paint job, awaiting more paint for the nose sections.
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