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Old 02-11-2014, 10:22 AM   #6181
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You can also check out the actual results from 1966-1972 on the Historic Trans Am website here - (http://www.historictransam.com/Results.html).

Please note that USVTA is based on cars with engine displacement over 2.0 liters. When looking at the results from 1966-1969, cars with a "O" after their result are the cars the USVTA is using. O stands for over 2.0 liters and U stands for under 2.0 liters.

If you browse through the results you will see that there are some cars that haven't been turned into 1/10 lexan bodies. Here is a quick list (may not be complete)

- AMC Javelin - 1968 -1970 model years - here is some additional info (http://www.amx-perience.com/Trans_Am_Javelin.php)
- Chevy II Nova (not sure which model year)
- Dodge Dart - here is some info on a '66 Dodge Dart that ran (http://ezinearticles.com/?Group-44-D...pic&id=3673215)
- Ford Falcon - here is some history on the '63 Falcon that ran (http://www.carcraft.com/featuredvehi...3_ford_falcon/)
- Mercury Cougar - 1967 & 1968
- Pontiac Firebird - 1968 & 1969 - here is an example of the Jerry Titus car (http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2...tiac-firebird/)
- Plymouth Barracuda - pre 1970 model years

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You can find a lot of great SCCA Trans Am series or specific car info by searching on the internet. Make sure to be specific in your search if possible, since Trans Am will pull up a lot of Pontiac info
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:48 AM   #6182
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RJSpeed (aka BoLINK) makes a 9" wide Nova (Chevy II).
I'm hoping that the Mercury Cougar (You forgot this one, IndyRC Racer), the Dodge Dart, and the Ford Falcon will eventually be made. (I want to paint a Ford Falcon up like Andy Griffith's patrol car)
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:00 PM   #6183
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Thanks for pointing out that I left out the Cougar. Dan Gurney raced the Cougar in the 1967 season. I added it to my earlier post.

Here is a link to Dan Gurney's All American Racers (AAR) - http://allamericanracers.com/
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Warren Tope entered a Pantera in 1973. Why isn't that allowed?

Raced in Trans Am in the big boy class...
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Simplest answer: because that car you mention is not found on this roster -->http://www.historictransam.com/Roster.html
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The USVTA as it currently exists only recognizes the cars with the larger displacement engines raced in the SCCA Trans Am Series from 1966 through 1972.

Many of the cars that raced during this era have been reproduced as R/C car bodies and are readily available. For the current list of bodies that are legal for USVTA racing, check out the rules on the USVTA website (http://www.usvintagetransam.com/rules/index.html)

The goal of the USVTA body rules is to replicate a specific type of real racing. If it wasn't raced "back in the day", then it isn't USVTA legal.

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The question of "Why can't I run XXX body?" comes up regularly in this thread. The simple answer is that it isn't allow per the USVTA rules. However, no one on this thread is preventing an individual from buying or attempting to race that body at their local race facility.

Not all tracks follow strict USVTA rules. There are several tracks that run "Outlaw" VTA, which better suits their local track and/or racers. Some tracks allow any ROAR 25.5 motor, some tracks allow 21.5 motors, some tracks allow additional bodies, etc...

My advice is that it is best to follow USVTA rules when possible, since they have produced a very stable class. However it is also a good idea to check at your local track and with local racers before making any purchase to make sure you are buying something that can be used.
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:02 PM   #6187
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There are 20 officially approved USVTA bodies to pick from:


RJ Speed (aka. Bolink) part numbers:
1. #1054 - 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
2. #1055 - 1965 Ford Mustang


HPI part numbers:
3. #17510 - 1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda
4. #7494 - 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
5. #17531 - 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28
6. #17508 - 1965 Ford Shelby GT-350
7. #17519 - 1966 Ford Mustang GT
8. #104926 - 1966 FORD MUSTANG GT COUPE BODY
. . For the HPI Mustangs (6, 7 and 8 above) which are not provided with a spoiler:
. . A lexan spoiler of 16mm total height from trunk deck, and overall chord of 20mm is allowable. All other bodies must use the spoiler included with that specific body set. Built in spoilers may not be enhanced.
9. #17546 - 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 (scale wing ok)
10. #105106 - 1970 DODGE CHALLENGER BODY


Parma part numbers:
11. #10143 - 1969 Z28 Camaro
12. #10141 - 1970 Boss Mustang
13. #10113 - 1970 'Cuda


Pegasus Hobbies part numbers:
14. #PGH4001 - 1970 Camaro SS (aka. Chaparral)
15. #PGH4002 - 1970 'Cuda (aka. 'Big Fish')
16. #PGH4003 - 1970 Mustang (aka. 'Mach Racer')


Protoform part numbers:
17. #1526 - J71 (Rendition of 1971 AMC Javelin)
18. #1535-30 - 1971 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am


McAllister Racing part numbers:
19. #286- 1969 Mustang body
20. #295- 1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am VTA body- 1/10- 200mm
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Not to be pedantic, but the rules don't actually state that.

Nor do the rules state:
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The USVTA as it currently exists only recognizes the cars with the larger displacement engines raced in the SCCA Trans Am Series from 1966 through 1972.
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What the rules have is a body list that defines the era of cars we want to portray. Because I control the body list and I only approve bodies from that time line there is no need for that statement to be in the rules.

If your track allows you to run a Pantera, enjoy....
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Unhappy Help with Novak 25.5

Got my 25.5 motor returned back from Novak annotated no defect!!! BS I've put this NO DEFECT motor in two different chassis with two different ESCs (Tekin RS PRO in blinky and a new Hobby Wing Just Stock) and it does the same thing in each. It sounds great if I rev it up while the car is on a stand, but as soon as the car is on the ground and you hit the throttle it sounds like two gears stripping and grinding together until it starts moving (its not the pinon spur gear mesh). I have no other brushless motors that sound like that and no other motors that have been in the same two chassis and the same two ESCs that sound like that. I use the Spectrum Pro radio and use it to control 6 other cars, trucks, buggies and truggies and none of the motors in those sound like that either.

If there really is not defect with my motor, do all Novak BOSS 25.5 Ballistic motors sound like that? Hope not!
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Got my 25.5 motor returned back from Novak annotated no defect!!! BS I've put this NO DEFECT motor in two different chassis with two different ESCs (Tekin RS PRO in blinky and a new Hobby Wing Just Stock) and it does the same thing in each. It sounds great if I rev it up while the car is on a stand, but as soon as the car is on the ground and you hit the throttle it sounds like two gears stripping and grinding together until it starts moving (its not the pinon spur gear mesh). I have no other brushless motors that sound like that and no other motors that have been in the same two chassis and the same two ESCs that sound like that. I use the Spectrum Pro radio and use it to control 6 other cars, trucks, buggies and truggies and none of the motors in those sound like that either.

If there really is not defect with my motor, do all Novak BOSS 25.5 Ballistic motors sound like that? Hope not!
Have you tried slightly loosening the 3 screws for the sensor, slowly spin the motor shaft and re-tighten, but not to tight?

I know it sounds odd, sometimes the alignment on the sensor end gets goofy from adjusting the timing, and under a load sounds like a coffee grinder if it is out of whack.
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John, no, that's definitely not normal. Have you tried a different sensor wire? Are you 100% positive that it's programmed correctly? Once it starts moving does it then sound and run like it should?
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I have had the same thing happen with my 25.5 Ballistic/Edge 2s combo. When I did the analysis described in the ESC manual, it came back as a bad Hall sensor. I haven't gotten a new sensor board yet. Might have to try Eric's fix.
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