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1/06/2013 6:01 pm  #1


first drag slot build

I just found a slot track in Avon, In and I have never built or raced a drag car... So here I go.... Parma holeshot chassis, Proslot speed fx16d motor. 75 Gremlin body... Let me know what you think!

 

1/06/2013 8:24 pm  #2


Re: first drag slot build

Be Carfull , it is addictive..tried to kick the habit but have kept coming back for 53 years most of all have fun , and keep notes of the times and what changes you make to tire size an gear changes.their is a lot to learn from the other racers,ask you will find most will help .. go get 'em

 

1/07/2013 9:26 am  #3


Re: first drag slot build

Thanks guys! Im trying to figure out how to post pics on this forum???? Any help would be appreciated.

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1/07/2013 10:16 am  #4


Re: first drag slot build

Skooter. Welcome to B500, to post pictures here is what you do.

1. Get a Photobucket.com account.
2. upload your picture in photobucket.
3. use the link: img share
4 then when you want to post a picture on here
type:  [img]http://photobucket.com/YOUR LINK[/img]

In case you have a problem with it, please email me
the picture and I'll post it for you.

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
 

1/07/2013 6:04 pm  #5


Re: first drag slot build

Thanks D! Going to sign up now and get some photos up asap. I just bolted up the business into the chassis and am excited! It looks like a half finished car now, lol! Im gonna take it to the track tomorrow night and see if it runs, then get to work painting, detailing and coming up with a name and graphics for it.


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1/07/2013 6:23 pm  #6


Re: first drag slot build

I am a techtard by the way...39 and my phone is smarter than I am... and the shrink told my parents o was a genius...lmao! What do they know....

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1/07/2013 6:23 pm  #7


Re: first drag slot build

Skooter, I don't know if you can do it off a cell phone,
do you have a http://photobucket.com account?
If not, for now just email me the pictures at  bracket500@live.com

I'll try to post them tomorrow.

DVan

Last edited by DVan (1/07/2013 6:25 pm)


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
 

1/08/2013 6:00 pm  #8


Re: first drag slot build

Thanks for posting the pics Dvan! I finished it up cosmetically today. I also took it to the track tonight and its a blast to run! Im hooked! Got it down to a .97 at 40 mph with some tweeking. Im sure once motor is fully broke in I can get it to .93....I will email a pic or 2 if you wish to post them. I sent my laptop to the doctor today so I should nbe able to post them myself soon. Thanks for your help!

              http://bracket500.com/mb/jer5.jpg


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1/08/2013 6:56 pm  #9


Re: first drag slot build

Nice clean looking set up ,you are going to need a longer board

 

1/08/2013 7:55 pm  #10


Re: first drag slot build

Skooter you might want to consider some struts on them wheelie bars.

Struts are the top bar on the wheelie bar, see pic.

   http://bracket500.com/links/psl/psl3.jpg


DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
 

1/08/2013 8:24 pm  #11


Re: first drag slot build

I have some stainless tube... I will get some struts on board asap. Thanks Dvan!

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1/08/2013 8:25 pm  #12


Re: first drag slot build

Where can I get one of those jigs I see all you guys have?

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1/09/2013 7:23 am  #13


Re: first drag slot build

#1 Check your local track an see if they can get one For you ( support your raceway) if not go to the Precison Slot Cars web sight they make a lot of diffrent jigs for diffrent chassis and more accesories for them than you can shake your wallet at , me I build on a piece of 3/4 inch X 5 Inches wide X 16 long thick plywood with a slot sawed in it for the guide. trust me, if you want to go faster ,and stay in the slot, BUY A JIG old sleepy cars struggle to go 13's in a straight line

Last edited by davidRevans (1/09/2013 7:24 am)

 

1/09/2013 7:37 am  #14


Re: first drag slot build

Skooter have your local track order you a Lucky Bobs jig. They're around $40.00.
You can build most chassis with it.

  DVan


"Where legends are made and records are broken".
 

1/09/2013 7:53 am  #15


Re: first drag slot build

Thanks guys! I definately am a supporter of the local track philosophy... I will get h to order me one

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1/09/2013 11:47 am  #16


Re: first drag slot build

Have Ron order ya a Carlisle drag jig.

 

6/22/2014 4:09 pm  #17


Re: first drag slot build

http://i1267.photobucket.com/albums/jj558/Ben_Kernan/082sstubejiged.jpg

 Or you could get things started on a Rgeo road course jig...


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