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Old 09-17-2017, 03:47 PM
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Bringing up old issues of Dirt and Track, does anyone remember the plans/tutorial they had in one issue for making your own plywood pit box?

If anyone has got that issue and would be willing to scan and upload the article I'd be super grateful.

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Bringing up old issues of Dirt and Track, does anyone remember the plans/tutorial they had in one issue for making your own plywood pit box?

If anyone has got that issue and would be willing to scan and upload the article I'd be super grateful.

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Mate, if nobody else responds by the end of the day, I'll find and scan it tonight, and put it up here for you.

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That'd be great Alex, thanks.
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I built one of those lasted me for years until I outgrew it
Were you sleeping in it??
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That'd be great Alex, thanks.
Right, found the issue, issue 2, Oct - Nov 1987.... wow, some of you do have good memories!!!!

Will try and scan here in the office today... if that doesn't work out (TIFF scanners suck), then will scan to .JPG tonight from home and publish.

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Here you go mate!







Hopefully this works!

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Brilliant, thanks Alex! Much appreciated

Wow, Oct-Nov 1987, just short of 30 years ago.....
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Wow, I can remember charging batteries using a clock work type charger and multi meter to tell when they were at peak volts.

Actually I still have the same multi meter that is in the pic with the kid.
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Thats a beauty that pit box.... Yes i too can remember the clock type timer to charge batteries. Seemed like forever when you were waiting for them to charge.
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And that's back when batteries were 1200 to 1400mAh. Imagine charging that way with the capacity batteries we have now. it would take 3 hours to charge.

How technology has changed over the years.
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I still have one very similar from when I raced as a kid. I was close to breaking it up just yesterday as it is taking up floor space
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I think i still have one of those clock type chargers in the cupboard.
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