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VW builds for an IROC series

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:11 am
by tin_indians
Our club took a "summer vacation" to start back up again late sept early oct. At the last track meet before shutting down, a few of us said we'd build a set of IROC cars. I chose the timeless VW Beetle. Little did I know what I was getting into :doh: ..Started by ordering 4 identical model kits off of Ebay. Then, after deciding what I'd use from each kit I composed a list of the parts I needed to order from SCC Canada.
I wanted the wheels to look as stock as possible, so I took my dremel and cut the kit wheels down into the inserts needed for the 15x7 CB insert wheels. Yeah, I went small on the rims and PG tires in an effort to keep the overall performance down so that it would come down to the driver as to who would win. Plus, the PG tires are almost exactly the same size as the rubber tires that came with the models. Tires are PG 21093's... tall and narrow. I painted the glass black (lol, tinted glass) so I didn't have to make an interior, and could let the factory wires that came with the Pirahna motors run free so to speak. Each motor was given a 1/2 hr break-in run at 4 volts. There is NO weight added and NO body float. All chassis screws are tight to the bodies. It keeps everything equal.
Chassis is a "Harry" brass chassis with home made motor mounts and a brass rod brace. Gearing is 3:1 on rear axles in SCC bronze bushings, front axle is music wire in a brass tube.
Each car got shot with the colors of the track lanes from Tamiya rattle cans. Chrome by Molotow chrome pen. All chassis parts on all 4 cars are within 1/10 of a MM in measurement.

I have to honestly say, at the 3rd car, it wasn't fun anymore. It was just work.

Re: VW builds for an IROC series

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:59 am
by Beast Lee
What a great job Rick, really looking forward to running them... :music-rockout:

Re: VW builds for an IROC series

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:18 am
by midagekid1

The set looks awesome. Great job and can't wait to try them out...

midagekid1 :text-thankyouyellow:

Re: VW builds for an IROC series

PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:00 pm
by noddaz
It looks like a lot of hard work will turn into a lot of fun!
Great job there!!!