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Garry J

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  1. We all hope Yolanda stops oscillating soon mate. Sounds painful.
  2. Have to agree Stoo. I remember sitting down at Creek Corner and hearing the race start in the distance. A few seconds later you'd see the Mustang hit the top of Hume Straight already 50 yards ahead of the pack.
  3. Yes Richard, the laser cutter came good eventually, thanks to intervention from Cam. I suspect he was having his own lockdown problems.
  4. Hi Richard, Some history. Last year and early this year I sold virtually nothing Slotworx, simply because there was nothing open. This was actually a good thing because I couldn't buy most of the bits I needed, and my laser cutter decided to take my money and run. Eventually parts started getting through and I sorted out some laser cutting, but, I then find I can't buy the correct grade of aluminium sheet to make T and H plates, body mounts and motor mounts. With even the best grade being too weak, and the subject of many complaints, I wasn't prepared to downgrade so I did the only thing I could and made the GenII. The oilite problem is an entirely different matter. The last time I ordered oilites I was supplied with solid brass bearings, similar to those made by Slick7. I can't supply these to use on stainless steel axles, which is the only thing we can get in 3mm, they have to be oiled extremely frequently or they'll chew out the axle in my experience. I found ball races are incredibly cheap so I changed. Even if I can get oilites now I'm not going to go back, but they'll be legal for racing. So now you know how we got to this point, not by choice. I have been discussing the problem of the 2 different chassis with racers and I've decided to make a new set of rules for the new chassis. They'll be the same as the old rules as far as you can't change or modify any chassis components, same wheels and tyres and dimensions, etc, but the minimum weight will be reduced and the following are added to the free choice list - Axle bearings Front axle - independent or solid, any material. Slotworx or Plafit bearing mounts only. It has to be said that these are only National Rules and they don't suit every track. I always encourage clubs to stay close to the national rules but do what works best on your track. Slotworx is not my primary employment, I work in IT. Slotworx gets whatever time I can spare after work, family, lawns, pool, pets, cars, etc. I'm sure you know how it is.
  5. Hi Jules, I have to make some for Ian. How many do you need. Cheers Garry
  6. Fox, regarding ball races, are they allowed front and rear? Probably obvious but best to get it in writing.
  7. Only one, I've got 3 or 4 of them. I should put them all together so I can contribute a few loaners.
  8. Grant, Gerald and Garry are in. Not sure of the team name but 'Phoenix' will do for now.
  9. Send me your address Jules. Thanks mate, I got it.
  10. I can supply the same bearings (from Plaig) for $1.90 each plus postage which is $1.50 for a stamp and an envelope.
  11. I have my doubts about these brass bushes. Slick7 brought out similar things years ago (probably still do) and you had to lubricate them constantly because they don't retain oil like sintered bronze does. Also most of us are using Plafit axles which, I believe are stainless steel. These bushes will chew out a stainless steel axle in no time, drill blank axles are the best alternative but hard to get in 2.9?mm. I've spoken to Werner but there doesn't seem to be any alternative coming. THEREFORE, I think I'd best change the rules for the coming year to allow any axle bearings. Everyone I've spoken to is in favour of switching to any bearings, and I can supply chassis kits with ball races for only $8 more than oilites. Of course this only applies to National Events, for club racing do whatever makes you happy. All in favour .................
  12. Hi All, This is the new 2nd generation Slotworx chassis. The main plate, adjustable rear end and motor mounts are unchanged, and it still uses aluminium body mounts for reliability. After discussion with Fox a while back we both decided it was too close to the Hornsby race to introduce new parts so they will be available next week, although I have orders already so there may be a wait for new orders. Upgrade kits will be available and all complete chassis will be supplied fully assembled. Features - T plate has 2 positions +/- 6mm, plus 12mm adjustment for the bearing holders. Front bearing holders are available in resin (for 2 bearing independent front axles) or aluminium. Front axle height adjustment is by shims and Plafit bearing holders will fit. My intent is to make a generic club racing chassis that can be used for a variety of bodies and classes, rather than only fitting the Slotworx Porsche or Aussie V8.
  13. 2022 1/24 LEXAN GT3 REGULATIONS 1.0 Body 1.1 Only Ace Modern GT (Lexan) Body Sets listed in the Official Body Homologation list are allowed to be used. 1.2 Body has to be cut to the manufacturers shown cut lines including the wheel arches. 1.3 The rear wing must be mounted at a minimum height of 3mm above the rear of the body, but never higher than the roof of the car. 1.4 Full vacuum formed driver interior ACE 24-12 may be used or any other vacuum formed interior making sure that no chassis part is visible through any window. Driver interiors must be painted. Engine detail underneath the rear window has to be used for the AUDI, Ferrari and McLaren. 1.5 Fantasy car liveries in the spirit of 1:1 Modern GT Car Racing are Permitted. 2.0 Chassis 2.1 Open chassis with a maximum 78mm wide chassis plate can be used. 2.2 No soldering to hold the motor in position. Only motor screws are to be used. 3. 0 Ground Clearance 3.1 1.0mm under the entire chassis including the gear. 4.0 Front Axle 4.1 Any 3mm diameter axle. Independent front axles are allowed. 4.2 Any 3mm axle oilites or axle ball bearings are allowed. 5.0 Front Wheels 5.1 Any Aluminium front wheels with a minimum diameter of 21mm can be used. 5.2 3D Wheels inserts in modern LMP/GT design have to be used. 5.3 Any Hard Sponge Tires sealed or non-sealed can be used. 5.4 Minimum tire and rim width is 6mm. 5.5 Minimum tire diameter is 25mm. 5.6 Maximum front spur width is 82mm but never wider than the body. 6.0 Rear Wheels 6.1 Any Aluminium rear wheels with a minimum diameter of 21mm can be used. 6.2 3D Wheels inserts in modern LMP/GT design have to be used. 6.3 Maximum tire an rim width is 13mm. 6.4 Minimum tire diameter is 26mm, maximum is 27.5mm. 6.5 Maximum rear spur width is 82mm but never wider than the body. 6.6 Plafit Black Magic Rear Tires (8441BM or 8442BM) and Scaleauto ProComp3 Tires are allowed only. 6.7 Use of Goo and/or any other tire softener, liquids etc is not allowed. Cleaning with tape or shellite only is permitted. 7.0 Rear Axle 7.1 Any 3mm diameter. 7.2 Any 3mm axle oilite bushings or axle ball bearings can be used. 8.0 Gears 8.1 Any plastic M50 module 44T spur gears for 3mm axles. 9.0 Pinion 9.1 12T M50 module. 9.2 For major events a different pinion option is to be at the discretion of the organisers. 10.0 Motor 10.1 SRP Speed25L Long Can Motor only. 10.2 Original lettering stamp on the motor can has to be visible. 10.3 Sealed motors are not to be opened or modified in any way. 10.4 Any lead wire. 10.5 For major events a different motor option is to be at the discretion of the organisers. 11. Weight 11.1 Minimum total car weight is 160g.
  14. I'm not sure where this fits but they are all Slotworx Cars, with various bodies. Bob is from Port Macquarie and has about 20 V8s and over 50 in total.
  15. That's a dog's breakfast Brett. I'll find the dimensions and make you something a bit more elegant.
  16. If/When Hornsby goes that'll be end of swapping lead wires too.
  17. Yes, the factory that makes the hand out motors needs to up it's game. Oh, hang on .................
  18. A quick note on hand out motors. The motors supplied by Slotworx and Ace Hobbies have all been tested and, not withstanding the normal variations of mass production, have all been found to be within the normal range of performance and without any overt irregularities. As we are all aware, there are many ways to destroy a motor, tight gear mesh, over revving, applying additives that destroy brushes, the list goes on. Therefore it is incumbent on each team to ensure their motor(s) survive. If your motor fails for any reason you will not receive a free replacement. You will need to purchase a new motor from the approved spares held by Mark if you wish to continue racing. Please note that this rule has been applied by the suppliers of the motors and not by Mark so don't complain to him. If you have a problem with this please address all complaints, via email, to nobodygivesastuff@ratsarsecomplaintdept.com I hope everyone attending has a great weekend at what might be the last of these weekends at Hornsby. I wish I could be there at least for the Saturday night piss up, sorry, make that 'social gathering' at the Blue Gum.
  19. A clarification on the rules regarding lead wires. You may add devices to manage lead wires as long as they do not influence the normal operation of the chassis, specifically the normal movement of the 'H' and 'T' plates, and comply with all other rules. Such devices may include, PC board, clips, tape, cable ties, shrink tube, etc.
  20. I don't remember Jan, I've looked for the original drawing but no luck.
  21. Talking with Stoo yesterday and trying to remember exactly when the flat track was built. The absolute latest possible year was 1992 as I moved to Brisbane in early 1993 making it 28 years old this year. I've rebraided it a couple of times over the years and converted it to modular at one time so, unlike the hill climb track, it's easy to move and would be a good buy for someone if James can't find it a new home.
  22. Hi All, There've been some issues reported of posts not being saved since new year. The server has had recent upgrades and there was an update applied to the forum software this morning so I'm hopeful the problem is solved. Of course if the problem isn't solved no one will see this post and I'm wasting my time. Happy New Year 🍻 Cheers, Garry
  23. Australian Enduro Championships 2020 Race Announcement: Next year a Tri-State Championship is to be held in Victoria, N.S.W. and Queensland. All Pro and Am drivers will be eligible for racing as 2 man teams in the four nominated classes: Scaleauto, Slotworx Cup Cars, Lexan GT3 and Plafit FLM. Each event will have trophy’s for Pro’s and Am’s plus points will be combined from all three events to get National Champions for each of the four classes and overall Australian Enduro Champions. For consistency each state will run the same format as raced at Slotfest this year with two classes on the Saturday and two on the Sunday. Racing will be at the following venue’s: Round 1: Slotfest at Mr Slotcars Hallum Victoria 3rd – 5th of April Round 2: Rivercity Rumble Margate Queensland at 5th – 7th of June Round 3: Bathurst MCN at the Bullring N.S.W. 18th – 20th September All classes will be raced to National Rules and most classes will have motor handouts. Please be aware Scaleauto will be limited to the SA 8003 chassis and lights will not be required for FLM. Teams nominating are allowed to change co-drivers but at least one principal member must run all in all events to carry points for the National Championship. Further information will follow shortly. For any questions please direct to the representative in each state. Slotfest Victoria 3rd – 5th April Organiser: Greg Colgan is the communication link for posts dates/ times / format and relevant info and answers questions online River City Rumble Queensland 5th – 7th June Organiser: Kim Axton is the communication link for posts dates/ times / format and relevant info and answers questions online Bathurst at the Bullring 18th – 20th September Organiser: Glen Page is the communication link for posts dates/ times / format and relevant info and answers questions online
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