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Old 11-27-2010, 11:21 PM   #16
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Hi Bob,

I still have a couple of those Delta gear diffs. A couple of them are the red colored ones they came out with as well. I am kicking myself for getting rid of a box full of MRP cars about 10 years back. We used to cut the center of the chassis to create a flex system that was basically the first t-bar type rear suspension. I still have some of the bodies they made. There are times I wish we could have some races with those again. I don't miss the straight axles though. No diff, just a hex shaped axle with the gear and wheels all keyed together. Actually that was what the Jerobee car used. MRP had an axle with flat spots and a square drive on the gear that locked onto the wheel hub for their direct drive system. I'll have to catch up with you some time to chat about those early days of 1/12 scale.

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Old 11-27-2010, 11:44 PM   #17
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I'll have to catch up with you some time to chat about those early days of 1/12 scale.

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Or catch up with Johnny Wishbone. He was racing 1/12th when cars had wooden rims.
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The Phantom Lexan car in the early '80s has a gear diff. It won the 1981 UK nationals too with Neal Francis. Beautifully engineered but pretty heavy. Afraid I don't know of any pictures, but I do know of a couple of people who still have them.

It may have been a benefit in the old silicone tyre days but I doubt very much if it would be nowadays. We have Cecil Schumacher to thank for the current design we all use (I had one of the first), and very good it is too.

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Old 11-28-2010, 03:23 PM   #19
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Or catch up with Johnny Wishbone. He was racing 1/12th when cars had wooden rims.
Why you young whipper snapper. Actually my first car was a rock in the shape of a C100 and the remote was a stick. LOL

Bob u doing the Minot race?
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Why you young whipper snapper. Actually my first car was a rock in the shape of a C100 and the remore was a stick. LOL

Bob u doing the Minot race?
Yea. But I don't want to get all hardcore for a change. I'm gonna pick something fun and race it. I just want to relax and have a good time. I've been thinking about intentionally racing a front wheel drive only car in touring. I know it's gonna suck, but I don't care. I just want to have some fun and do something different.

also, the beauty of racing with a stick as a transmitter was you could club some dinner on the way home. racing was easier back then, less "stuff" to take to the track. Back in "200 BD". (before Delta)
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Why you young whipper snapper. Actually my first car was a rock in the shape of a C100 and the remote was a stick. LOL

Bob u doing the Minot race?

Hey! I think you are the guy that took my gronk dino softskin racing loin cloth sponsorship after the Cave 3 nat's.
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Back in the good ol days when a "Boosted ESC" meant you stole it.
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Back in the good ol days when a "Boosted ESC" meant you stole it.
"Boosted ESC" stood for a amped up 8-track player and ESC was Extra Static(y) Crappy music.

A guy has to do what he has to do, sorry bout the loin cloth deal.

Nice thing about the stick, you could use it for a remote, get lunch or make a date.
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