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by goatdope
Sat 31. Aug 2019 15:37
Forum: News from MAGracing
Topic: Latest News from Magnetic Racing
Replies: 21
Views: 16050

Re: Latest News from Magnetic Racing

Good to hear from you Wes. Yes my address is the same. 5-6 spare pinions would do . let me know the cost. The only pinion I could find close was old "Aurora" HO scale hardware. Had to glue it on the shaft to keep it from spinning. Bought some new 10440 batteries and the power up problem in the cars ...
by goatdope
Wed 14. Aug 2019 02:27
Forum: News from MAGracing
Topic: Latest News from Magnetic Racing
Replies: 21
Views: 16050

Re: Latest News from Magnetic Racing

Hello "mag racers" My scale 1/4 mile oval motordrome has been in unheated storage for 2 years. the 4 modular track sections have had no visible distortion. only the grass infield in the very center of the oval suffered a little warping. The track is set up in my back yard under a 20' by 10' portable...
by goatdope
Thu 7. Feb 2019 15:47
Forum: News from MAGracing
Topic: Latest News from Magnetic Racing
Replies: 21
Views: 16050

Re: Latest News from Magnetic Racing

My portable scale 1/4 mile oval motordrome has been in storage for 2 years. Have 13 stockcars of 70s vintage that use the original chassis. will set up this summer . Excited about the new S01 adjustable chassis.
by goatdope
Mon 28. Nov 2016 01:50
Forum: News from MAGracing
Topic: Magracing under new management
Replies: 56
Views: 37488

Re: Magracing under new management

Hello Helium Frog, Been very busy this summer, Sorry for not keeping abreast of the new developments. Yes ,I believe detailed body shells are more attractive to potential customers. Many have not the time nor the skill to finish their bodies. However, unfinished shells should still be offered, at a ...
by goatdope
Mon 4. Apr 2016 18:32
Forum: Car building
Topic: F1 Stockcar racer
Replies: 5
Views: 6093

Re: F1 Stockcar racer

Yes fellas, The simple small oval is the easiest to learn to drive on. My scale 1/32 quarter mile motordrome can be driven on the racing "groove" by only using the throttle. Thus saving the battery. I'm still waiting for some real race drivers to try out this track. I did help out in the pits on an ...
by goatdope
Fri 4. Mar 2016 01:41
Forum: Car building
Topic: Wes's Adjustable chassis.
Replies: 10
Views: 9263

Re: Wes's Adjustable chassis.

Looks good Wes. Would it be possible to stretch the wheel base to 3 11/16" ? Ken
by goatdope
Tue 23. Feb 2016 15:36
Forum: Car building
Topic: Suggestions Sought for New Chassis Design
Replies: 40
Views: 32588

Re: Suggestions Sought for New Chassis Design

To Ned Your new adjustable chassis is "right on track". However, the 3.375 max wheelbase will only be good enough for about 35% of the bodies that I currently have. My bodies are all vintage American stock cars from 1940 thru 1998. Most 60's musclecars wb are 3.5". The wb for 55 Buick , 66-69 Ford F...
by goatdope
Mon 25. Jan 2016 00:41
Forum: Car building
Topic: Suggestions Sought for New Chassis Design
Replies: 40
Views: 32588

Re: Suggestions Sought for New Chassis Design

To Ned regarding "front end shimmy". You could try adding some weight. All my cars weigh at least 3.5 ounces. More weight in the front makes the car more responsive to lane changes. Ken.
by goatdope
Mon 25. Jan 2016 00:23
Forum: Car building
Topic: Suggestions Sought for New Chassis Design
Replies: 40
Views: 32588

Re: Suggestions Sought for New Chassis Design

Yes , the chassis WB being adjustable is most desirable. Also rotate the battery box 90 degrees so narrow bodies can be used. good job. Ken.
by goatdope
Mon 25. Jan 2016 00:00
Forum: Track building
Topic: Magnetic force measuring.
Replies: 26
Views: 21001

Re: Magnetic force measuring.

Hi Fellas, In regards to the optimum pickup shoe height. My oval raceway uses standard magracing wire layed in a grooved plywood surface. After alot of testing and trial and error I found the range is .011 to .020 inch from the bottom of the shoe to the top of the track with the wire right underneat...