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Old 02-23-2008, 07:47 AM   #421
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Just a small note about a minor rules change... bearings in 27T stock motors are no longer legal (not that anyone used or needed them in Trans Am). It was a bit of a placebo to keep brushed motor racers from panicking about the introduction of the brushless motors to the class, and we've found that not only are bearings not necessary, but the brushed motors are still faster overall.
They do help make this a less maintanence class however. We got a few racers like myself who already made the change, so we will probably let then leave them in for now.
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Actually, a bearing needs more maintenance than an OilLite bronze bushing.
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ApexSpeed,
What is your home track that is using all these rules for Trans Am and where you do the testing?
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What is your home track that is using all these rules for Trans Am and where you do the testing?
apexspeed 's home track is THE TRACK at Harbor Hobbys

this is the track holding the nationals as well. We run and fallow all the rules of the USVTA and every time we race we test and try new things. In an effort to keep things as close as possible.

Not speaking for apexspeed , but just filling you in on the happenings
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The elusive Pegasus Mustang and Cuda bodies, with a black plastic bag on the inside to help you get an idea of what they look like.
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I'll take 2 of the mustangs!! Boss 302's baby
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The elusive Pegasus Mustang and Cuda bodies, with a black plastic bag on the inside to help you get an idea of what they look like.
The real question is what did you buy that came in a black bag
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The bodies wallstreet. I know you wished it was wild Irish Rose, your favorite
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As it turned out...actually '69 Mach 1's

Interesting to see the 'Cuda is actually a later car (though it didn't specify a year iir). I figured it would be a '70 like the HPI and Parma bodies, but it's not. An unexpected bonus.
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Scottrik,or anyone,are these available,or just underground(ebay) or?? Would like to have a couple of the stangs.......................
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Scottrik,or anyone,are these available,or just underground(ebay) or?? Would like to have a couple of the stangs.......................
I bought mine direct from Horizon, but apparently got the last one they had. Someone made mention of the fact they can be ordered directly from Pegasus. The molding detail at the front was much more "crisp" than I'd expected. The price was at the rear--VERY flat to get 'em off the buck. The Mustang looked "squattier" than the HPI car, but still looked pretty good. The wheelbase was, iir, a tick shorter than the HPI bodies but the width was pretty good for a 200mm TC--much better than the Camaro.
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Scott,Thanks for the flip,good news.I'll keep diggin'.

To All here in the TA thread,have 3-4 guys ready to get some rides together for the new season.Also a defenite place to run in-doors.
Doug will get track info to you as soon as I can,still working on some people.
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Get them direct from Pegasus Hobbies here: http://www.pegasushobbies.com

Andy Jacobsen works there and is likely responsible for their creation. Be sure to let them know what you are using them for, and when you get one painted up and mounted POST PICTURES OF YOUR CAR.



Here's a gratuitous photo of my current "Gulf" 'Cuda on my Mi3...

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Oh, and I should mention that HPI is now officially behind this class and will be offering support to tracks running our rules without variation--more incentive to adopt the USVTA rules package completely.

HPI has also expressed interest in implementing this class in their 2008 HPI Challenge Race Series across the country. Looks like it's growing in even greater leaps and bounds.



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I like that Pegasus Cuda body, are they 190 or 200mm?
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