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Should we exclude Thunderslots but allow Cam Am bodies in this proxy?

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  • Should we exclude Thunderslots but allow Cam Am bodies in this proxy?

    There are many people wanting to run these bodies. I do not want another Thunderslot dominated proxy.

    That said, these bodies may give some the opportunity to build some cars that can put the fight to the gt40s etc.

    I will leave poll open until Monday. Let's lock this in quick and move forward i want no more rule changes after this please!

    Zack
    17
    Allow Can Am Bodies including thunderslot
    11.76%
    2
    No exclude Can Am and Thunderslot bodies
    82.35%
    14
    Allow Non Thunderslot Can Am bodies only
    5.88%
    1

    The poll is expired.


  • #2
    Although the Lola is eligible, I'm fine with excluding it as its A CHOICE in the Can Am. It's not dominate like the TS McClaren and the SLOT IT McClaren which have been consistent top performers. It STILL comes down to the builder as there are Lolas in the top 5 and the middle of the pack along with the Mclaren. The TS may provide a head start to compete for some builders. So I would say IF there are other TS cars that may be eligible to run with GT40s in the SCCA, let em run. Just not the Lola as there's a proxy for that currently ( the Can Am) and possibly in the future.
    Last edited by Brumos RSR; October 25, 2019, 11:33 PM.

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    • #3
      You may be surprised with this but I have voted to not allow TS bodies as they are very light and a tad wider than scale giving better performance.
      I get more fun with close racing.
      CanAm was raced for the first time in 1966 and this Proxy is for cars that raced prior to that.
      A max body width would make this clear cut. (the Cheetah I ran last time is 60.5mm wide at the widest part)
      I'm sure Zack will get it sorted for us all.
      Last edited by DRW21; October 25, 2019, 12:58 AM.

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      • #4
        Thanks for input, and cast your votes in the poll!

        DRW21 thank you for honesty and the suggestion. I may take it!

        Zack

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        • #5
          You are the best Zack

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          • #6
            I voted no to the TS and any other CanAm bodies. This process was intended for cars that raced BEFORE the CanAm series started, so I feel we should keep it like that. I understand that T70s and GT40s and McLaren M1s raced before the CanAm, but since they also raced in the CanAm series, let's leave them in that Proxy rather than this one.
            Dennis Samson

            Scratchbuilding is life
            Life is scratchbuilt

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            • #7
              Just my .02 here. Would it help if we used 1964 as the cutoff date?

              Randy

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              • mseitz
                mseitz commented
                Editing a comment
                Your .02 has merit but I'm in the process of building a '65 Mustang GT350 B Production whose body has no significant width, height or weight advantage. Just wanting try getting a favorite old Monogram release to go much faster than stock. But I could find something different on my shelf if rules are amended.

              • ZackM
                ZackM commented
                Editing a comment
                This is why I didn't want to roll back the date, because are still some relevant cars that do truly represent this proxy...

                Zack

            • #8
              I voted for the non TS Can Am bodies solely because not every racer has 100 cars on a shelf or in a box, they may only have 4 cars and one of those was going to be a proxy car. It looks like the vote is overwhelmingly in the favor of no Can Am. so on the other hand a lot of bodies are interchangeable and plentiful.

              Myself, I'm thinking of an early Jag or corvette.

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              • #9
                I looked at the site the other day looking for the GT40 and I didn't see any listed as racing until 1966. Maybe these old eyes missed it. It has been deemed legal so I'm ok with that ruling. Still plan to upgrade the cars I ran last year and hope for the best. Was tempted to find a low slung car but I can't seem to find them as slot cars. Unless you have had these for over 40 years. Now is the Ferrari 365 P2 legal? I see it was produced in 1965 but I couldn't find it listed or pictured. Found a 250 P in the list. Oh well. Just my thinking.

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                • #10
                  Arrold,
                  i'm not overly familiar with the era, but if they raced in the SCCA it would probably be Sebring. I know Ferrari as a team went there several times using the 12 hour as a test for LeMans. But there were probably privateers driving Ferraris all over.

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                  • #11
                    I have a lola body I planed on using in the proxie I say no also.......

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                    • #12
                      Doc,
                      Bring your Ferrari and a box of parts over here after work some day and experiment.

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                      • #13
                        OPPS wrong place

                        Tested the two Cobras out today at
                        Amoskeag North Race Park.
                        The cobra with the
                        Policar motor sidewinder handles great but the gears were very load so new gears will be ordered. Last years car ran great with the H&R sidewinder
                        The inline was all over the track, rear tires suck not the car.
                        Attached Files

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by Austin View Post
                          [FONT=google sans][Policar motor sidewinder handles great but the gears were very load so new gears will be ordered.
                          Hi Austin, What gears did you use........ dia. and, tooth count of pinion, and, spur ??..........I am sure you know this, but, when you get too far away from true pitch, bad mesh/noise occurs. While you can still buy these "bad" pinions (several retailers still stock them) , most of the plastic car manufacturers have figured it out, and are no longer producing them.

                          Cheers
                          Chris Walker

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                          • #15
                            Alright guys sorry for the short delay. This poll has ended.

                            I want to thank everyone who took part in this, and for making my job easy. We will excluded Cam Am cars, including Thunderslot from this proxy.

                            Thank you all for the input and understanding, the main rules page will be updated shortly!

                            Zack

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