My First RetroPro Build.

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Mark Fox
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My First RetroPro Build.

Postby Mark Fox » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:15 pm

Been meaning to build one of these for a while and finally got around to it.

Rails are .055"
Brass is .063"
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Lots of wire holding it together for strength.
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Ready to go.
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Body is a Truescale RetroPro Abarth
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Weighs in at 85 grams which is heavier than I was aiming for.

Tried it the other night and runs under 4 sec on all lanes on the King with ease (even without its little driver 8-) ). Really great to drive.

Best time on Blue at 3.71 sec. It will be nudging very low 3.6's or better with the right conditions and a little more playing.

Looking forward to racing it at the Aussie Retro Nats in October.

Get building guys.
Last edited by Mark Fox on Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:11 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Regards - Mark 8-)

"Do Less with More Focus"

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Re: My First Retro-Pro Build.

Postby SlotBaker » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:03 pm

Good work Mark.
Sounds like a solid performer.
What body is that?
Steve King

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Re: My First Retro-Pro Build.

Postby neiljb » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:21 pm

Hey Mark
You stole all my ideas again !!
LOL
Nice build thanks for sharing
Looking forward to the race in OCT.
Neil

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Re: My First RetroPro Build.

Postby Mark Fox » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:10 pm

Hi Steve - in my post I originally said it was a McKee but on checking the SCRRA regulations site I now know it is a Truescale reissue of a Original body: Dynamic Abarth (issued 1971).

Here is a link to the SCRRA RetroPro bods list: -
http://www.tsrfcars.com/scrra_rp_legal_bodies_web.htm

Thanks Neil - they are such great ideas so why not use them 8-)
Regards - Mark 8-)

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