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I just wanted to get some clarification on the rules for the mod class. As I understood it the rules were as per EAHORC's mod class except that we were free to use aftermarket traction magnets in the chassis.

Apparently we aren't allowed to use the gold turbo magnets, is this right? Is there a magnet strength limit, if so how do we measure it?

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Hi Jim, the Gold magnet is N52, the Silver is N48, both actually stronger than the Marchon magnets, I sourced the magnets myself to fit the block that Deane had made years ago. The silver is the closest to the Marchon when set up as a standard stock chassis, so thats why it was selected for the Tomy chassis to race against the Marchon. for measuring you will need a 'gauss meter'.
 

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Tony,

Part of the reason I ask is that I have some neo magnets for a tyco wide pan chassis that I was planning to try in mod but wanted to know if they will be legal.

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Technically no, as the source of your magnets cannot be checked and the strength verified and therefore controlled, although a pulldown test could be made to roughly gauge the strength on a track piece. I cannot say that it can be used this season, where would it stop, before long we would have promods or quasi promods on our hands!
 

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If you are allowing N48 thats already well into ProMod territory, in fact some ProMods don't use Neo at all, they use Poly (resin with chips of Neo in).

The Neos that come stock 'toy' chassis are only N30, but of course footprint and location count too, and that is where the MR1 is so good.
 

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Dunno what happened there, for NS read N48.

For what it is worth, the Neo Tyco magnets only come from two sources. The HC ones are easy to spot due to the pink surrounds, and come in two strengths, the K&Js are full size and are only N35.

It is possible to get Tony's 'gold' magnets in the silver, I have some, just to confuse the process further. Now you know why EAHORC pro-mod is any magnet!
 

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The magnets I have I am borrowing from Jon Cryer and I believe are from HC. I have 2 sets 1 have blue surrounds the other have green. I am going to give it a test tonight on Lee's track to see how it goes.
 

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Yeah, those are Harden Creek.

I'd always assumed the SCHORC rules were like the WHO ones for Mod, ie a bunch of allowed chassis and open traction magnet for all of them.
 

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The Mod rules at SCHORC are basically the same as EAHORC, except I allowed the controlled N48 silver magnets in fitted to a turbo because in testing they were similar to the SRT in performance.

I do not wish to take our Mod rules too far away from the EAHORC mod rules, as most of our guys do or have raced in the national series, it is a hard body class, not a lexan blob class.

Unlike WHO where just a few run the Mod class at the nationals.
 

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Fair enough.

I tested the magnets in the tyco last night but they overpowered the motor a little bit.
 
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