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Old 05-09-2008, 01:22 PM   #1021
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here are your results . . .

btw Kelly Ripa is Hawt . . .

http://www.surveymonkey.com/sr.aspx?...3oHtiLioD5Y_3d
it not only appears that Kelly isn't as hot as you thought..........

..........but, at least until a bunch of TC folks skew the results, that pancars have made a significant interest impact

1. Do you want a Trans Am pancar series?
Yes 48.8% 20
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Old 05-09-2008, 09:51 PM   #1022
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Finally got a chance to race tonight - Indy Slots in Beech Grove/Indianapolis. I really didn't know what to expect with 4-cell stock, but I was pleasantly surprised with how fast it was.

I had about 5 people ask about what kind of car we were running and the rules. I'm kicking myself for not printing off a few rule sheets. Next time I'll come prepared.

I'm not sure if anyone is running an old HPI PRO 2, but I'd be interested to hear some opinions on a good base setup. I think that I was running too stiff of springs. The car didn't roll much but was really on the loose side. I might try the stock manual setup, but it probably is designed to run on a parking lot.
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:34 AM   #1023
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any1 tell me if the hpi cuda or camaro are 1pc bodies. even the hpi shelby? i'm really put off by all the extra work on this GT for a rear bumper. thx in advance.

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The Camaro is 1-piece, but heavier than the 'Cuda, and more durable, too.
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thank you. next issues is seeing if the front posts are tall enough for the stand. might be just short. any1 else have this issue laying these bodies our their tourers?

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HPI Shelby GT350 is 2 piece, and seems a bit thin, I will give it a durability test tomorrow
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The 2 piece body (rear bumper) really isn't a big deal. I just painted up the '66 Mustang and just used some good double-sided tape to attach the rear bumper area to the car.
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Also agree with Indy on the VTA series. Ran with him Friday night at slots, and had a great time.

I did have trouble choosing a gear for 4-cell, though. What kind of FDR would you guys recomend for a tight, small carpet track- 35' * 65' with fast laps around 10.4? 27T only.
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Here is my GT350 that I finished last night, I'm hoping the weather let's us play today
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thank you. next issues is seeing if the front posts are tall enough for the stand. might be just short. any1 else have this issue laying these bodies our their tourers?

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I use the old HPI adjustable body post because of that issue.
I think this would be it although I used the old pro2 ones (A 371)
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBSZ9&P=7
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Also agree with Indy on the VTA series. Ran with him Friday night at slots, and had a great time.

I did have trouble choosing a gear for 4-cell, though. What kind of FDR would you guys recomend for a tight, small carpet track- 35' * 65' with fast laps around 10.4? 27T only.
Start w/ 5.5 fdr, and adjust up or down from there
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The 2 piece body (rear bumper) really isn't a big deal. I just painted up the '66 Mustang and just used some good double-sided tape to attach the rear bumper area to the car.
Shoo-Goo works even better
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The 2 piece body (rear bumper) really isn't a big deal. I just painted up the '66 Mustang and just used some good double-sided tape to attach the rear bumper area to the car.
Oh yeah....shoe-glue / Goop are a lot better...almost everytime I see TA race, there are rear bumpers on the track....(me too..happened at the national)

I shoe-glued it inside, then wrap around it on the outside. And I shoe-glue the WHOLE FRONT end for reinforcment. Not to mention, added the extra weight that I will need to be legal....
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Oh yeah....shoe-glue / Goop are a lot better...almost everytime I see TA race, there are rear bumpers on the track....(me too..happened at the national)

I shoe-glued it inside, then wrap around it on the outside. And I shoe-glue the WHOLE FRONT end for reinforcment. Not to mention, added the extra weight that I will need to be legal....
not to be rude or anything but do you mean shoo-goo?
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