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Old 05-14-2011, 12:57 AM   #11506
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Fellas i love the vta class....i just got it going an as i got a 68 camero body...but i just had to do this one...an can we make it legal???
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:13 AM   #11507
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Nice job but I don't think the GT40 was ever raced in Trans Am so it's not likely to be allowed for VTA.... BUT...It's perfect for USGT !!
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That is beautiful. Yep USGT car for sure.
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And because it is a Ford GT and not a GT40, not only is it not a Trans Am car, but it's not even Vintage.


Perfect for USGT.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:55 AM   #11510
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Next stop on the East Coast VTA Tour is Brownie's beach-side permanent track in Staten Island. If anyone caught the video or pics from the first Tour stop at Ray Murray's Wagner Park in NJ, you'll know why this stop is going to be just as HOT! The Long Island Back Breaker crew is coming out for their shot at a Tour win and they're rolling deep.

If you're considering attending, check out Brownie's thread or the Tour thread for information. It's great to see everyone getting pumped up about VTA at the ROAR Nationals in this area, and we're working towards making this opportunity special for all who attend.
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We had another decent turnout at Mikes Hobbies in Dallas again today. 3rd week of VTA racing here. Had 6 entries, with still more people asking all about the VTA. Know of 5more with cars, and another 4 with cars in the process of joining up.
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The A-main for our VTA racing today at SpeedWorld Hobbies in Roseville (Sacramento area) in California today..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Z0iScZVuQ

Thank you Nel for shooting this video!!!
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Just picked up a 007 xray to use for VTA. Any setups or gearing tips would be appreciated. The car will be run on the rug. It is a US version but I'm switching to a exotek chassis.

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I'm working on setting up a TC3 as a spare/loaner VTA car, have a few questions for the TC3 wizards.

1) I have the composite plastic shocks, which I've installed the VCS2 upgrade kit on, and I am using a rear shock tower on the front per the more modern TC3 setup sheets.

I'm running into an issue where the shocks are just too long, especially on the front. I had to shim the front shock tower up 3mm AND take the uptravel limiters off the shock shaft (the VCS2 kit says these are required to prevent the piston from hitting the bladder) just to get enough uptravel to be able to push the chassis of the car flat to the ground. I had to remove the uptravel limiters on the rear as well. The pistons don't seem to hit the bladders, but the uptravel is still quite limited because the shocks don't compress short enough (the bottom spring retainer hits the bottom of the shock body and that's the shortest they can get).

Do the aluminum/factory/FT shock bodies compress shorter, or are they the same?

2) any tips on being able to run the diffs looser than the manual setting without having them slip obnoxiously? They are extremely tight compared to what I"m used to on other more modern TC chassis, and even when they are tight they slip.
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The A-main for our VTA racing today at SpeedWorld Hobbies in Roseville (Sacramento area) in California today..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5Z0iScZVuQ

Thank you Nel for shooting this video!!!

good race, lots of room on that track.
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Billy's track is really nice. My sister lives 5 minutes from there in Citrus Heights. Wish it had been around when I was growing up there. At least I get to visit once in a while.
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Just picked up a 007 xray to use for VTA. Any setups or gearing tips would be appreciated. The car will be run on the rug. It is a US version but I'm switching to a exotek chassis.

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Chuck, did you talk to Joe K? Think he is running the same chassis in VTA.
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He is going to get me his set up.
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We had another decent turnout at Mikes Hobbies in Dallas again today. 3rd week of VTA racing here. Had 6 entries, with still more people asking all about the VTA. Know of 5more with cars, and another 4 with cars in the process of joining up.
Here's a pic of the VTA Line-Up for the A-Main...


You can watch the full 8 minute video of last Saturday's VTA A-Main here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzNxNnfnfM0
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Good to hear you guy's are picking up speed !! I don't know the reason but maybe it's as simple as "VTA is just TOO cool !!" As of this past Sunday, we picked up 3 new drivers , all of whom want to go VTA, AND 1 more possible new driver who also likes VTA. Thats almost as many new drivers as we already have actively running it. This formula just WORKS !!
On another note I wanted to throw out a huge THANKYOU to Carl Seils. For those that don't know, Carl is one of the folks who make killer decals for VTA cars. He's currently working on a car I'll use strictly for display at car shows and other events we can promote the club at. He's been extremely patient working with not so great reference material to re-create a winning car from the Trans Am days. Quality work from a quality guy. If you need decals, he's a great choice for the job.
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