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Old 02-28-2012, 01:19 PM   #1276
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I learned how to start these engines with my finger flipping the flywheel!! Probably switching to a Muran Nova Rossi 9 Port, Can't have enough power, you think?

Yeah, I keep switching from a "stock" build to a "resto-mod" build. ;-) May re-think the Servo Saver. Ya think I need to use slotted head screws and piano wire linkages with Du-Bro connectors?
now that chassis is never going too break
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Speaking of using your thumb to get a motor started, would it be ok if I brought out my Cox 049 Dune Buggy? Of course I will have to put a nail in the middle of the straightaway to hook up the string since it just goes in a big circle but hey I want in on the nostalgia.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:01 PM   #1278
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I too raced back in the 70's and still have my old Heath car, Marker Machine and Associated RC2B(300B?) cars. Would these fit into your Pan Car Class? I'd come out of retirement for that. I'd need a new radio and servos though.

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Here are some pix of one of my secret weapons for next season!!
I love this! I've been tempted to make a fiber glass chassis on the CNC machine at work.. got plenty of 3.2mm thick FRP.
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DO NOT FORGET TO SAFETY WIRE THE BACK PLATE, you know what happens if you don't.
I don't remember having that problem much, if at all. I was so slow that the screws never came loose! I have seen some short 4-40 socket head screws with little holes thru them in my junk box!!!
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SHe may not break, but she'll bend like you won't believe! ;-)
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Speaking of using your thumb to get a motor started, would it be ok if I brought out my Cox 049 Dune Buggy? Of course I will have to put a nail in the middle of the straightaway to hook up the string since it just goes in a big circle but hey I want in on the nostalgia.
I'll bring mine too! I'm gonna put a coupla servoes in it! Let's RACE!
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I too raced back in the 70's and still have my old Heath car, Marker Machine and Associated RC2B(300B?) cars. Would these fit into your Pan Car Class? I'd come out of retirement for that. I'd need a new radio and servos though.
......Toom......I will be running a 300ball diff car myself against the new pan cars..........I have an older Airtronics CX2P that works perfectly you can have for free if you want it...Pay for shipping and its yours...you will need to scrounge up a receiver for it though...........http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/d...t=RC250001.jpg .my solid axle car..PM me if interested... http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/d...rm/2312021.jpg
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:37 PM   #1284
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DO NOT FORGET TO SAFETY WIRE THE BACK PLATE, you know what happens if you don't.
.............i don't.toooo young..what happens???..............do they go KAPOW?
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I too raced back in the 70's and still have my old Heath car, Marker Machine and Associated RC2B(300B?) cars. Would these fit into your Pan Car Class? I'd come out of retirement for that. I'd need a new radio and servos though.
Well, yes and no... Almost all the guys planning on running in Toledo and the MidWest Series are going to race "Modern" Pan cars, the Classic Class from Europe. A few of us are messing with the idea of playing around with the older cars, mostly Associated types, but likely they will not be competitive with the newer cars. After all, reports from Europe indicate that they can handle modern race engines and are appearently very fast!!

If I had my 'druthers, I'd race old Deltas, Associateds, MRPs, Markers, etc. But, although I can beg, borrow, steal, and build one for me, I do realize it is not practical or even possible for most. Now if we can find someone with some free CNC time, I'll get with those interested to put in some design inputs and we will make a run of 50 to 100 "Retro Pan Cars" and have some real fun!! ;-)

Bottom line is bring out what you have, I'm sure you can run it around and probably race if too! Just realize what you have vs. what the modern pan cars are and have fun! Your biggest problem is likelly to be TIRES! We have not been able to find any donuts to glue to existing wheels and the only ones available are the modern 4WD ones pre-glued and trued. SOme have been able to make adapters, the front is pretty easy, the rear is usually tricky because of the diff.

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Place a 5 gallon bucket, with 20 foot string fixed to side, in center of track, the string well have a mark at 10 foot mark. put buggie on string at 20 foot mark. now start buggie, release and start timer at same time. Buggie that wines up string on bucket up to 1o foot mark in shortest time wins and becomes Champion of the World.
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.............i don't.toooo young..what happens???..............do they go KAPOW?
Nah, the screws come loose and there is an air leak which keeps the engine from drawing fuel. Usually won't start or run!!
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Nah, the screws come loose and there is an air leak which keeps the engine from drawing fuel. Usually won't start or run!!
.............oh..........thought there would be carnage..........damn......
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I love this! I've been tempted to make a fiber glass chassis on the CNC machine at work.. got plenty of 3.2mm thick FRP.
Go for it! THe boys over on your side of the pond have created a monster me thinks! THe new "Classic" pan cars are fast and expensive! I really think some of need and want a simpler, cheaper, and SLOWER class just to race for FUN!

Problem is if we are not careful, especially in the USA, (Relatively few really interested in 1/8th on-road of any flavor) we'll splinter those wanting an alternative to 4wd and not have enough to even try to race.....

In my opinion it's too bad we can't have an Old Time Pan Class, but facts are facts ;-(
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AARCobra left some of the facts out, why I don't know. So if one of those back screws came out under power, it would release a poisonous gas, not unlike a leaky Jiffy Pop! Just one reason why there aren't as many 1/8th racers as there used to be!
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