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3/10/2013 3:18 pm  #1


How they built them 20 years ago.

Ran into Mike at local track, he used to race 20 years ago.
I thought this chassis was interesting. He said he built it
back before they had these new chassis kits.

          http://bracket500.com/mb/mike20a.jpg


          http://bracket500.com/mb/mike20b.jpg


          http://bracket500.com/mb/mike20c.jpg


  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
 

3/10/2013 5:40 pm  #2


Re: How they built them 20 years ago.

That's a blast from the past! They still work too http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png


Knowledge does not equal Understanding, and the Truth is the Truth, no matter what you think of it...........
 

3/10/2013 7:01 pm  #3


Re: How they built them 20 years ago.

Steve, yes he has this chassis running mid 8s....

 DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
     Thread Starter
 

3/10/2013 8:26 pm  #4


Re: How they built them 20 years ago.

They will go even quicker than that with the right motor. Even though it appears a very simplistic car, the working rails can be made of the same size wire as the more modern chassis. Typically, if the main rails are of .055, and the wheelie bar upper rail is .047, with proper weight distribution/tire/gear, a grp12 motor can go mid .7's with one.

The current chassis with the steel motor box and nosepiece sure make cars easy to build however.

Last edited by Steve B (3/10/2013 8:28 pm)


Knowledge does not equal Understanding, and the Truth is the Truth, no matter what you think of it...........
 

3/11/2013 9:19 am  #5


Re: How they built them 20 years ago.

Steve trust me he could have, I forgot to mention the motor before he removed it for the picture session was that old too, he's going to get it tuned up... Then we will see, I can see 7's easy with it.

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
     Thread Starter
 

5/04/2014 3:21 pm  #6


Re: How they built them 20 years ago.

http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj558/Ben_Kernan/DRS05.jpg

Don't know where you were, but this is what I was runnin' 20 years ago... & this chassis still kicks butt today. The peice you are showing looks more like 30 years ago, except for the gear...

Last edited by Macman (5/04/2014 3:24 pm)


Formerly of SARN
 

5/04/2014 7:13 pm  #7


Re: How they built them 20 years ago.

Macman. I feel you're right on era. I thought they allready had some chassis 20 years ago, thanks for clearing that up..


  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
     Thread Starter
 

5/07/2014 5:48 am  #8


Re: How they built them 20 years ago.

Speaking of old builds, I bought this one used in late '90, no front wheels, no body mounts. Still going strong today, Plumber style chassis w/floating pans; old S16-D, .980 1000', 12.40 1/4 mi. still 1/8 axle & 48 pitch gears... If it ain't broke, why fix it...
http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj558/Ben_Kernan/1990buy.jpg


Formerly of SARN
 

5/08/2014 4:29 am  #9


Re: How they built them 20 years ago.

working mans car right there http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png
 ,add a top brace from the wheelie wheels to the axle upright brace amd go win brackets , or uv solder the wheels an drop it on a road course , multi-purpose !

 

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