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    • #13863
      racer68racer68
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      I’m sure we’ve all been looking forward to the debut of the Indy Roadsters. After talking to Art at Monday nights race it appears we will have a race  scheduled towards the end of this years S32 season. The rules are firming up and here is what we have so far.

      -Any true, front engined  roadster that was registered, qualified or participated in any Indy 500 race from 1950 onwards to the very last roadster in 1967 is eligible.

      -Only the FF050 slow  motor may be used in a front motor, rear drive  configuration with the motor ahead of the cockpit.

      -Cars must weigh a minimum of 80 grams.

      -Cars may use any size wheels and tires as long as they represent a reasonably scale appearance.

      -Authentic liveries are encouraged but fantasy liveries that maintain a look (paint colours, fonts and graphics) representative of the period that they raced in are allowed

      For anyone having trouble locating roadster bodies e-Bay is a great resource. Geodies is a seller that usually has several eligible bodies available and he is willing to combine shipping. Here is a link to a current body on sale https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1-32-Bardahl-Ferrari-Indianapolis-resin-body-kit-slotcar/193310078141?hash=item2d022db4bd:g:izcAAOSwDuleJzIi. e-Bay also often has old Eldon roadsters on sale.

      Rules may need a little polishing going forward but hopefully by keeping things relatively simple we can all  rise tothe challenge of building a front engine roadster .

      I’m looking forward to seeing what we all come up with . Lets get building!

       

       

      • This topic was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by KenKen. Reason: Typo 1976 changed to 1967
    • #13867
      ArtArt
      Moderator

      Thank you for your accurate and inspirational post regarding this proposed class racer68.

      The front motor configuration will allow for a nearly full interior/pilot which all participants would be STRONGLY encouraged to include in their models. The minimum weight is designed to level the playing field somewhat for heavier slush poured resin bodies. Since many bodies do not have the space to accommodate a larger S-can motor the BWMS050 motor becomes the logical choice and it doesn’t hurt that they are so cheap.

      The goal here is to have a diverse field of realistic period appropriate models. If you have extra time for this build the emphasis should be on adding more detail to your model – not on how to make it lighter or faster.

      Hopefully this will take off like our pre-war class has.

      Let's Get Building!

    • #13872
      KenKen
      Moderator

      Thanks for posting the link Racer68. Nice variety and selection of bodies at reasonable prices. I look forward to this new event.

      Fun facts...
      Chuck Norris's roundhouse kicks are so powerful. The shockwave can be seen from space with the naked eye.
      Chuck Norris once participated in the "running of the bulls". But he walked.

    • #13953
      f1nutzf1nutz
      Moderator

      Is anyone thinking of putting in a order of these bodies? If so maybe we can coordinate so we don’t all end up with the same car and also save on shipping? If so I’d be interested in getting one or 2.

      I’ve begun work on a slosh poured resin body which I pulled from an old lexan body I had laying around.

      Sadly it is the same Watson roadster made by AMT though probably much more lumpy in comparison.

      I’m presently carving and sanding some of the more distinct details to hopefully de-lumpify it.

    • #13954
      KenKen
      Moderator

      Hi F1nutz. I’m interested in one car. But I no longer have Paypal. I would need to pay cash and add it to someone else’s order. I patiently await other responses to your suggestion.

      Fun facts...
      Chuck Norris's roundhouse kicks are so powerful. The shockwave can be seen from space with the naked eye.
      Chuck Norris once participated in the "running of the bulls". But he walked.

    • #13964
      AvatarLuis Meza
      Member

      Hello Guys, I would also like to join the group for this order, I do not have a Pay Pal account but I could pay cash to whoever is able to add one car for me, is this possible?

       

      Thank You in advance

       

      Luis Meza

    • #13966
      KenKen
      Moderator

      I have some newbie questions before I can make a build plan please.

      Please explain what a “40mm front motor drive” means? 40mm between the motor housing and the crown gear?

      Thanks,

      Ken

      Fun facts...
      Chuck Norris's roundhouse kicks are so powerful. The shockwave can be seen from space with the naked eye.
      Chuck Norris once participated in the "running of the bulls". But he walked.

      • #13972
        ArtArt
        Moderator

        For some classes this was the MINIMUM distance between the motor (from the can or endbell) to the rear axle – so if a caliper set at 40mm can fit between the motor can and the rear axle then that model qualifies as a front motor model – how you transmit the power is up to you… I don’t believe we ever set a minimum distance for this series…

        Let's Get Building!

    • #14163
      KenKen
      Moderator

      Hi F1nutz. Here’s an idea.

      If a car is $15 and the shipping about the same. Are you, or someone else willing to place an order if club members pre-pay $30 per car until the order arrives and actual shipping cost is known? Let’s find a way to get this off the ground.

      Pre-paying will make sure everyone picks up their kits without delay.

      Fun facts...
      Chuck Norris's roundhouse kicks are so powerful. The shockwave can be seen from space with the naked eye.
      Chuck Norris once participated in the "running of the bulls". But he walked.

    • #14166
      f1nutzf1nutz
      Moderator

      Thanks Ken while I was not volunteering to do the order I can if you want.

      I was planning on going with my slosh cast Watson in the end but will check if maybe there is something else I can order.

      I don’t think you need a paypal account to pay for ebay stuff last time I checked just a credit card is good.

      I will look into it however.

    • #14192
      f1nutzf1nutz
      Moderator

      Progress on the slosh cast Watson Roadster.

      I also found an earlier version in Lexan that may be able to be duplicated.

      • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 1 day ago by f1nutzf1nutz.
    • #14204
      ArtArt
      Moderator

      Your project is coming along nicely F1nutz! What is the wheelbase on that?

      Let's Get Building!

    • #14252
      f1nutzf1nutz
      Moderator

      2 3/4 inches. How does that compare to the AMT kit?

    • #14254
      f1nutzf1nutz
      Moderator

      Watson Leader Card Special

      note the offset suspension and starter tube in the front grill opening.

       

    • #14255
      KenKen
      Moderator

      Nice video F1nutz. Thanks!

      I just did a final calculation on the wheelbase for the Ferrari Bardahl Special, and after checking it 3-times. It came out to 84mm or 3.300″ inches. The Geodies body might be a bit heavy, but it’s very long. There’s also lots of material that can still be removed to reduce weight.

      Fun facts...
      Chuck Norris's roundhouse kicks are so powerful. The shockwave can be seen from space with the naked eye.
      Chuck Norris once participated in the "running of the bulls". But he walked.

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