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Old 12-02-2017, 04:13 PM
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We are going to have to have a half dozen people. Four to lift, one to position the post and the last to set the screws. Once it's up I can build the stairs and set the outriggers to prevent listing then add the railings. If everything continues at the present rate we could be ready for "Open House" a week from tomorrow.
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:53 AM
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I am available and can bring jacks, stands or anything else you may think we will need. You tell me the time and I will be there. Im off Monday tuesday and thursday. Also just in case anybody is interested the Iredell RC Outlaws will be having their final race of the season for monster trucks and drag race area for anyone to make test hits with drag cars
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We will be working on supplies on Monday most of the day and then on Tuesday rail installation. Fri and Sat will be hopefully finishing the rails and the heavy lifting days.
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For the guys who are into the road racing more than I am what is the preferred chassis for F-1? I am guessing that my old AE chassis would do for VTA but not sure what to get for a F-1 car. There is Tamiya and Team Associated but what else?
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The Associated F-6 looks good.
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I agree on that.
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Well, the F6 looks good but on asphalt the old t-bar Tamiyas are faster and much easier to drive. I re-set the F1 track record at Easley on Saturday (untreated asphalt) with my Tamiya F103 with F104 front end. The CRC F1 I tested Saturday is a tick faster but trickier to drive at the limit.

If you're new to F1, I'd recommend finding a t-bar Tamiya (F104, F104Pro, F104X1 or the new F104 Pro II). The t-bar cars have fewer moving parts and are much tougher than the new F1 link cars. The F6 can be made fast on asphalt but it is 100% harder to drive at the limit. And you'll need to buy some different springs to make it work on asphalt. The F6's carbon rear axle is fragile, so if you get an F6, best order a couple of extra rear axles for spares.

Another good choice is the Exotek F1R3, if you find one for sale. Or you can buy an old Tamiya F1 (F103, F104, F104v2, etc) and get the Exotek F1R3 conversion kit.

Just some friendly advice!

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Subscribing to this thread. Looking forward to a mini cooper class in this area. I love the M05.
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Coffin 9, it is good information from Scirocco 14(the other Coffin). my F-1 is an F-104V2 PRO. I am happy with it but it is hard not to recommend Associated products since you don't have to chase parts from third world countries. One of our local fast guys runs the F-6 and hasn't complained. You will get to meet him.

SRC Driver, There will certainly be room for the mini's. Bill Cox ran some with one late last week. It didn't traction roll or spin out so There is hope. We are having a workday on Saturday the 9th to get the drivers stand raised up. If you aren't to far away, stop by. We need as many hands as we can get for an hour or two. There may be a little time for an impromptu test.

If we can get everything done then we plan on calling an open house on Sunday the tenth so everybody can check us out and see examples of what we will be running at the track. We have fielded several questions about Nitro. Sorry, no Nitro and no cars that have been on dirt. We are strictly an on road facility. If everything goes well we have the room to add an off road circuit but that is 6 months away minimum.
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The rail pins were just dropped off so it is a full court press tomorrow to see how much railing we can get done to lighten the load for Friday. We really want to be able to have it open on Sunday for a couple of hours to meet all the prospective racers in the area. Stay tuned here and on social media for updates.
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Originally Posted by scirocco14
Well, the F6 looks good but on asphalt the old t-bar Tamiyas are faster and much easier to drive. I re-set the F1 track record at Easley on Saturday (untreated asphalt) with my Tamiya F103 with F104 front end. The CRC F1 I tested Saturday is a tick faster but trickier to drive at the limit.

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Another good choice is the Exotek F1R3, if you find one for sale. Or you can buy an old Tamiya F1 (F103, F104, F104v2, etc) and get the Exotek F1R3 conversion kit.

Just some friendly advice!

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Much appreciated on that info. Had an old Tamiya F-1 car back in the 90s. Have not been that type of class in a long time to say the least. Will do some searching and see what is available.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:53 AM
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Could be a little chilly this weekend!
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Got 200 feet of the outside rail installed and 40 feet of the inside rail. Cannot thank Coffin 9 enough for making the drive down from Statesville and working his rear off to help us today. We would not have gotten as far as we did without him. That just leaves us with 500 feet of the 6 inch boards and 360 feet of the 2 inch. We did get the start finish line painted as well as the pit in and pit out lines so other than some touch up the painting is done.

Yeah, it should be a little nippley on Saturday but we will be out there none the less. it looks grim for anything official for Sunday but miracles happen. Not usually to me though. The big task is getting the drivers stand erected. It is in place and awaiting levitation to the finished height. I will probably have the stairs finished first cause I can build them at the house and transport them to the track.

Stay tuned everybody. We are going as fast as two old guy's can go with a little help from our friends.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:56 AM
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Glad I could help out. If anything else needs done this week before Friday let me know
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Today is too cold to glue down the indoor-outdoor carpet for the inside turn radii of the oval and too cold to do the touch up painting so I am working in the garage on the things I can so we will be ready to get back at it on Friday.
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