I have a few Champion 707 motors and all have a magnet shim except my most recent purchase. Everything else seems legit winding,balancing,endbell,arm marking ect. It shows no signs of ever being apart.
My question being did all 707's have the shim or did some come without?
Motor in question, without pinion.
Formula 1 on the King – 2/21/17
The F-1 class was the order of the evening as ten cars were put through tech inspection for another shot at the Gerding G7 King. Due to a late start race director Richard Payne decided to run just the middle 6 lanes.
Ten F-1 Cars in Tech:
Parity has arrived in F-1 at MVH as six cars posted fast laps within about 1/10th of a second, the middle six cars finished within 4 laps of each other, and two positions were decided by just one track section! Even though it was a night of loose gears (both Rolly LaPierre, Jr. and Bob Blanchette needed to retighten and/or replace their crown gears more than once) and a couple of serious crashes (Dave Panich had to resort to a back-up car after a hit took out his front axle) much of the pack was bunched up fighting for the last step on the podium until the final heat.
Nick Ball claimed the fastest best-lap time of the evening edging out John Weaver by .007 seconds, though Weaver’s always consistent driving allowed him to take the win by 5 laps. Four laps back, Rolly (racing a loner from Bob with a Falcon motor in it!) and Peter Lentros were in a battle for the final step on the podium, both logging 228 laps when the checkered flag flew, as Rolly squeaked past Peter by one track section. Dave Panich finished a lap down in 5th, while Dan Savage trailed him by 2 laps and was a lap up on Bob and Rich Girvin who were in another close battle for position. Similar to the race for 3rd place, Bob was able to edge out Rich by one track section to claim 7th. Richard Payne and Dick Griffin finished out the field.
Final Standings, laps completed, fast-lap time, lane:
1) John Weaver 237/0 4.397 BL
2) Nick Ball 232/0 4.390 GN
3) Rolly LaPierre, Jr. 228/8 4.445 YL
4) Peter Lentros 228/7 4.500 GN
5) Dave Panich 227/0 4.608 BL
6) Dan Savage 225/0 4.444 OR
7) Bob Blanchette 224/8 4.445 BL
8) Rich Girvin 224/8 4.608 GN
9) Richard Payne 221/0 4.672 BL
10) Dick Griffin 208/0 4.874 GN
February NERR Race at MVH:
02/25/17 Stock Cars on the Figure 8
CanAm on the Sovereign
Next Week’s MVH Tuesday Night Retro-Race:
02/28/17 Coupes on the Figure 8
Podium (L to R): 2nd Place – Nick Ball, 1st Place – John Weaver, 3rd Place – Rolly LaPierre, Jr.
Weaver’s 1st Place Chassis:
Nick’s 2nd Place Chassis:
Rolly’s 3rd Place Chassis:
I’m going to cut back on the number of races I go to this year. I enjoy the racing & companionship of all of my racing buddies but
I’m sick of the long haul. The 10 hour round trip takes a lot of the fun out of it & more & more I’ve been finding myself dreading the long drive more than I am looking forward to the races. I just can’t do the long drive any more. It’s a drag both leaving & coming home in the dark, especially since much of that for me is in rural, deer (and elk) country.
Will still try & make a couple in Spokane this year & most of the ones in Missoula. That's just a 3 hour round trip. : ).
Sluggo aka Randy
I got some NOS chassis and bodies from Mid America, here's the first build. Bobcat 36d motor, Weldun gears, H&R rears, Tradeship fronts, Createx paint and some old decals. Handles great, 5 second laps on my 76ft track. Many thanks to Mid America and others for making these parts available, building and running these cars really takes me back!
What is the best quality can of spray paint for Lexan slot car bodies?
After enduring another episode of "Let's Troll the IRRA®
", Bob Munder coming into the shop, put a smile on my face.
Along with being a real likable guy, he brought the following;
He had this anglewinder chassis. While not a piece of art, I still enjoy these privateer builds.
I wound up putting on a pair of JK 7/8" dia. X 1/8" axle tires, to see how it would run.
It was wired backwards, so with the body needing repair, the lead wire looking marginal, at best, and guys warming up for Wednesday night racing, I stopped practice, to take a few quick laps, "bodyless."
It really scooted down the straight.
I was more impressed with this inline chassis, with its far rearward, Iso pivot, and sliding pans, held in place by the pin tubing.
What appeared to have been on the anglewinder, was this Dave Bloom Elfin, in the popular gold paint, with white stripe and black fogging, seen a few times in this DB THREAD
Bob had a primo Hoffman box.
While saying he raced in Toledo, when I spotted this, it became apparent he moved at some point to this area, and ran at the iconic Hinsdale Raceway.
He volunteered he just ran there casually.