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by SlotBaker
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Upcoming Races
Topic: Final 2018 HSC Retro Round
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Final 2019 HSC Retro Round

Typo in the heading Mark, "2019"..>.. 2018?
by SlotBaker
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Aussie Retro Discussion
Topic: Race Report. SRC Round 7 SSME
Replies: 38
Views: 1357

Re: Race Report. SRC Round 7 SSME

Greg, the SRC was instigated by HSC, so it was logical that the HSC regs be used.
by SlotBaker
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Aussie Retro Discussion
Topic: Race Report. SRC Round 7 SSME
Replies: 38
Views: 1357

Re: Race Report. SRC Round 7 SSME

Shaker tubes are loose fitting pin tubes on a chassis. When the body is fitted to the chassis with pins, the tubes can move (shake), providing movement to the body. Check out the scratchbuilt F1 chassis in this post. The same thing can be done with flexi chassis, by drilling out the body clip holes ...
by SlotBaker
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Aussie Retro Discussion
Topic: Race Report. SRC Round 7 SSME
Replies: 38
Views: 1357

Re: Race Report. SRC Round 7 SSME

OK, that appears to apply only to GT1, and not Aussie Retro Can Am.
:?
by SlotBaker
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Aussie Retro Discussion
Topic: Race Report. SRC Round 7 SSME
Replies: 38
Views: 1357

Re: Race Report. SRC Round 7 SSME

"Illegle tyres" - What was illegle about them??

Good turn out, and good racing by the looks of it.

Congrats to Troy, Darryl, Casey and Kenny for the podiums.
by SlotBaker
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Aussie Retro Discussion
Topic: Drivers have your say
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: Drivers have your say

Brad, I like the concept, but one hassle I see, could be those who go in the enduros, don't always race in the club race nights, so wouldn't necessarily contribute to any prize they might win.
If everyone was ok with that, then it would work.
by SlotBaker
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Aussie Retro Discussion
Topic: Drivers have your say
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: Drivers have your say

Hi all, interesting discussion, and it is impossible to satisfy everyone, so there will need to be a fair bit of understanding from everyone if we are going to remain as a group building and racing these very cool slot cars. While I've been out of action for a while, I live in hope of getting back i...
by SlotBaker
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Aussie Retro Discussion
Topic: RACE REPORT - 2018 SSME 4 Hour Retro CanAm Enduro #2
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: RACE REPORT - 2018 SSME 4 Hour Retro CanAm Enduro #2

Some pretty good totals and fast times there from team OZ. Well done.
Congrats to the podium winners.
Looks like all teams racked up reasonable totals, which means no major dramas with cars.
Welcome back to SSME Kenny, what do you think of Aussie Retro?
Thanks, Stoo for the great report.
:)
by SlotBaker
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Aussie Retro Discussion
Topic: Front Wheels
Replies: 32
Views: 1231

Re: Front Wheels

It seems like there are no more contributions to the suggestion of running small wheels. Brad, do you think you have an answer to your suggestion? Seems like we have created another suggestion about only running Retro Can Am and F1? on the small HSC track. I would vote for that too. Mainly to save h...
by SlotBaker
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Aussie Retro Discussion
Topic: Front Wheels
Replies: 32
Views: 1231

Re: Front Wheels

As far as I'm aware, ball bearings are not allowed anywhere in the car.
:(
I'll check the regs.
by SlotBaker
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Aussie Retro Discussion
Topic: Front Wheels
Replies: 32
Views: 1231

Re: Front Wheels

Brad, yeah, I've seen those wheel stickers too, and made comments to the owners, but they said the cars passed tech, one guy took heed and cut the wheel wells out, the other shrugged his shoulders and raced.

Which bodies are the main trouble makers, as far as the front wheels go?
by SlotBaker
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Aussie Retro Discussion
Topic: Front Wheels
Replies: 32
Views: 1231

Re: Front Wheels

Neil, Fence sitting = 10/10. Sorry but can't agree with not cutting out the front wheel arches, and going clear to see the wheels. They didn't do that back 'in the day',,,, the days that we are replicating. I know I'm being an old fart stick in the mud, but I would love to retain as much purity of t...
by SlotBaker
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Aussie Retro Discussion
Topic: Front Wheels
Replies: 32
Views: 1231

Re: Front Wheels

Brad, the regs have been in use for 10 years, and doesn't appear to have been a concern all that time, plus there are plenty of good bodies that work with the existing wheel size. The rule set was structured around cars that were raced in the USA prior to 1970, hence the Retro tag. The cars built ar...
by SlotBaker
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Aussie Retro Discussion
Topic: Front Wheels
Replies: 32
Views: 1231

Re: Front Wheels

I vote no, to the suggested rule change.
by SlotBaker
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Aussie Retro Discussion
Topic: Luddenham 4 Hour Enduro
Replies: 22
Views: 1033

Re: Luddenham 4 Hour Enduro

Sorry, I have a few family health issues and unable to commit.
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