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1/29/2013 4:01 pm  #1


Old School, Willys, SleepyDave should...

Will test Wed. night...
  DVan

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1/29/2013 6:26 pm  #2


Re: Old School, Willys, SleepyDave should...

Here you go Marty, BTW total weight 99.7 grams.
Will put new motor in it tomorrow.

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 DVan

 


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1/29/2013 7:09 pm  #3


Re: Old School, Willys, SleepyDave should...

Nice work DVan , like to see all that brasshttp://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png
 , would recomend you do a test run with the motor that is in it , I have been running a 41 willis  No Bar with a drive shaft Parma ,weighing in at a heavy 200grams , I turn 14,50's but if I try to lighten it gets jumby  down track at 14 ...just pulled all the weight off it and added wheelie bars todayhttp://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/sad.png
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1/29/2013 8:41 pm  #4


Re: Old School, Willys, SleepyDave should...

Dave the body is a styrene from WRP on this chassis, I figure that less body weight might help it go a little faster.....

 DVan


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1/30/2013 2:49 am  #5


Re: Old School, Willys, SleepyDave should...

Looks good ,those heavy kit bodies tend to tumblehttp://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/shocked.png
. Imagine if you polished all that brass with some BRASSO and a wheel then sprayed with clear ,would knock your eyes out !http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/sleep.png

 

1/30/2013 7:41 am  #6


Re: Old School, Willys, SleepyDave should...

Marty it's 5/32 square tubing.

 DVan


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1/30/2013 8:04 pm  #7


Re: Old School, Willys, SleepyDave should...

Car ran well, not enough time to change motor, will try again next week.
Launched real smooth.
  DVan


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2/07/2013 11:34 am  #8


Re: Old School, Willys, SleepyDave should...

Added weight, car needs more engineering and a lot more weight...
It made a couple of passes last night, it was like watching the real
thing, bouncing, de-slotting and crashing all over the track...


  DVan


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2/07/2013 12:44 pm  #9


Re: Old School, Willys, SleepyDave should...

Yea!http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/lol.png
But is not home building No Bars a challangehttp://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png
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10/24/2013 8:26 pm  #10


Re: Old School, Willys, SleepyDave should...

I like the old school builds too . However , I like them to hook up and work right . I don't like the jumping and crashing asspect .

Do you think the drop flag bar could be eliminated and mounted solid to the chassis ?

have you solved this problem yet ?

Thx
Gonzo

 

10/28/2013 1:59 pm  #11


Re: Old School, Willys, SleepyDave should...

GoneGonzo, I tried it with out the drop flag bar, it just jumped out of the groove, so I thought I would go back to the basics of yesteryears....
*My goal was lighter than some of these no bars cars run*

  DVan


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10/29/2013 7:14 am  #12


Re: Old School, Willys, SleepyDave should...

Try adding a little weight behind the grill of the body ,it is the farthest out leverage point so it has more effect than alot more wieght closer to the axle http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png
 I have also found the high rear body mount shifts the body weight toward the rear BUT above the axle lifting the front end , moving  down to the bottom rails helps keep the center of gravity below the axle ..all the old build road cars were mounted as low as possiable.http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/sleep.png

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10/29/2013 11:35 am  #13


Re: Old School, Willys, SleepyDave should...

SleepyDave, will try that next time I take this car out....
Thanks for the tip...

  DVan


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10/29/2013 11:36 am  #14


Re: Old School, Willys, SleepyDave should...

Also try moving the hinge point farther back near the rear axle that way the chassis won't have leverage on the flag plate and pull it out, I have been 1.20's with a wheelie car with a model car body.

 

10/29/2013 7:33 pm  #15


Re: Old School, Willys, SleepyDave should...

another thing to try ,a piece of weight just ahead of the passenger side rear axle ,I feel it helps control the rear wheel trying to lift from tourge http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/confused.png
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