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Yes I thought the 250F was going suprisingly well...until I discovered the magnet! But even when I took it out the car was still quite good. Very hoppy on acceleration though - Jim has prescribed a motor with a bit less oomph
The standard tyres seem pretty sticky and I am tempted to stay with them....

As for the wheels I am not sure the NSU TT qualifies - some say it didn't start racing until the seventies - anyone have any evidence of before that?
 

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29k is a bit overkill for Norwich, maybe 20 or 25 might be better suited? With 9:26 gearing should be nice!
 

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Looking forward to this event - the under and over two litre saloons are starting to go well but am having big problems with the Cartrix 250F....it jumps up and down on acceleration. I have put a 21k NSR motor in it after even worse problems with a 30k one! I have trued the tyres etc but the problems persist.
It's like the axle tramp I used to endure driving a hot Ford Anglia in the sixties.... Any suggestions anyone?
 

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Ken. Have you checked that the back axle isn't bent and is there any moulding flash still on the wheels, obviously if they are plastic wheels? Mike
 

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Thanks for all the help - the motor is glued in but Jon Grainger noticed a bit of play in the axle bearings now which I didn't spot before. So I will change them and see....
 

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Make sure the glue is holding Ken, especially at the drive end.
Thought I had my W196 secure but it was still hopping about till Mac Pinches "fixed" it with his hot glue gun.
It ran great after that.
Eddie
 

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My 250F is finally running really well - Slot.It guide added after advice from young Jon and running Slot.It gears too so looking forward to this one. Slightly worried about tyre sizes on the Barracuda will have to get them checked well beforehand - and the NSU Prince is going really well....bring it on!
 

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Mind you I have seen Jim practicing with his two bubble arched Mark 1 Escorts - one in Alan Mann colours - boy are they quick!
 

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No worries Dave,

Because of the low numbers of attendants, the club won't be open for an official practice tommorow. I'm free from around 12-2pm tommorow, so as Ken is not available, I might be able to open up the track for any visitors willing to travel.

Doors open at 8.15am on Sunday, and racing will commence at 10.15am. F1s first followed by Saloons,

Regards
Jon

P.S My mobile number is 07791 974954 if you need to ask any urgent questions
 

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Today saw the second running of the Norwich Revival. Due to a few reasons, entries were a little thin on the ground, but we still had a great time and some relaxed slot racing.

Here are the top 3 results from the various classes

Saloons
Over 2ltr Racing/Fastest Lap
1- Jon Grainger/9.480
2- **** Kerr/9.905
3- Jim Kelly 9.916

Saloon Concours
1- **** Kerr
2- Jim Kelly
3- Ken Mason

Under 2ltr Racing/Fastest Lap
1- Jim Kelly/10.810
2- **** Kerr/11.402
3- Ken Mason/12.246

Grand Prix Racing/Fastest Lap
1- **** Kerr/10.869
2- Ken Mason/11.097
3- Jim Kelly/ 11.193

Grand Prix Concours
1- Jon Grainger/**** Kerr (both drivers scored 69 out of 80 points!)
2- Jim Kelly
3- Ken Mason

Photos to follow-
 

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Despite the lack of numbers it was great fun. The less serious atmosphere it's really enjoyable. Thanks for organising it Jon people don't know what they are missing. Congrats to **** and Jim and yourself for some gorgeous models
 
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