Micro T Track WIP (Now Fortified with Video)

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Re: Micro T Track WIP (Now Fortified with Video)

Post by sidewinder » Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:54 am

Dave, you have a neighbor who's a racer, ask him if he'd mind doing some mild welding. Get a piece of 1/4 - 1/2 steel plate cut into about a 18 inch square then have him take a piece of tubing like he has for his roll cage, most likely it will be 1 1/2” O.D. x .095 steel tubing, cut it to about 4-5 ft length and weld it in the center of the plate, you'll have a cheap tamper that you can use for years. Oh, and you might want to give it a quick coat of paint.
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Post by crazydave » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:06 am

Scraping away with the wood works pretty good, it's just digging up the grass roots that takes time. When the ground gets too soft, I lay the wood flat and jump up and down on it.

A rolling pin is an interesting Idea, maybe a big piece of PVC pipe could work well. :???:

Go figure, I've got a place to play now, and I wear out the tranny in one of my cars. :mad:

Well, I was going to order more batteries soon anyways, I guess I'll just have to throw a tranny in there.


EDIT:, Hey that's a good idea SW, he's got a whole shop in the back of his truck, I'm sure he'd be happy to weld something up for me. :-o
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Post by VooDooMafia » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:07 pm

have you made any changes to teh track since the pics in the first few posts?

I was going to start one but keep putting it off as I don't want to spend all that time diggin up grass and weeds lol
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Post by payaso » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:12 pm

VooDooMafia wrote:have you made any changes to teh track since the pics in the first few posts?

I was going to start one but keep putting it off as I don't want to spend all that time diggin up grass and weeds lol





Holy shit dude... Where the fuck you been hiding?


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Post by sidewinder » Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:36 pm

The quick way to get rid of grass is a little kerosene, it will kill the grass in about a day. Then if you really want it gone toss a match and the dry stuff burns away... :???: well, maybe not in an apartment complex. :???: Oh, and don't let the EPA find out, they have no sense of humor.

CD, the tamper works great, it's what you use on a dirt track when you fill a hole, so, your neighbor has probably seen them which will save the lengthy description (that I fumbled through).
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Re: Micro T Track WIP (Now Fortified with Video)

Post by VooDooMafia » Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:09 am

payaso wrote:
VooDooMafia wrote:have you made any changes to teh track since the pics in the first few posts?

I was going to start one but keep putting it off as I don't want to spend all that time diggin up grass and weeds lol





Holy shit dude... Where the fuck you been hiding?


Good to see you around, homie.









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Yea man its been awhile , sessiz and I where talking about the pimps not to long ago then I picked up a micro t and thought "hey where can I get info on making this shit faster" so you know the answer BitPimps :)
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Post by crazydave » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:31 am

VooDooMafia wrote:have you made any changes to teh track since the pics in the first few posts?

I was going to start one but keep putting it off as I don't want to spend all that time diggin up grass and weeds lol
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Post by VooDooMafia » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:03 pm

Thanks for the friendly welcome home :)

make sure to keep us posted on the progress as you are way further along then I am and I am looking for some ideas lol.

I have some in my head but thats as far as they are right now.

Have you done any modding to your cars yet?

I still love to fire up that ZZ you fetted and duel celled for me :)
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Re: Micro T Track WIP (Now Fortified with Video)

Post by crazydave » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:18 am

VooDooMafia wrote:Have you done any modding to your cars yet?
Well that's a silly question, isn't it? :lol:

Yeah, I had one of Ripper's Exo-T chassis, but that got converted back to a baja bug. The Micro Desert was a Micro-T. I've got Atomic shocks and springs, turnbuckles, pivot block, a HR pivot block on the other car, and a HR motor sink. I've run 6-cell packs, LiPo, and I've burnt out a few of those Atomic BB motors, but now I'm more into running my cars mostly stock, and just trying to keep them on the track. ;)
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Re: Micro T Track WIP (Now Fortified with Video)

Post by crazydave » Sun May 24, 2009 12:30 pm

Well, its more fun driving on it than making it, so I haven't done much else.

So far we have the double jump. Which don't look like much, but I think the action is pretty scale. It presents a challange as wel, it will really trip the cars up if you don't hit it right.
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Then I'm, working on making this a banked corner. Still got some live roots in this area. I need to get some more grass killer and kill those roots so it will be easier to dig up.
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Then there's the naturally occurring obstacles. Like this rock filled gully that the rain makes running off the roof...
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... and this one, that I've nicknamed, "The Litterbox". Its name is quite literal, you should drive around this pile at all cost. :shock:
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Then more video. I brought both the cars out this time.
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Re: Micro T Track WIP (Now Fortified with Video)

Post by sidewinder » Mon May 25, 2009 2:37 am

The timing on the end of the music was great, how long did it take to synchronize that? And, I can honestly say I haven't heard music like that since I quit going to clubs trying to pick up drunken college girls, not that it was bad (it wasn't) just not my type of music. Other than that though, it was a great video and the track looks like fun. :-o



...now if I could just convince people to make videos using Jimmy Buffett music.


...maybe a Revo jumping a house set to Pencil Thin Mustache or an old Clod tearing things up to Peanut Butter Conspiracy :???:
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Re: Micro T Track WIP (Now Fortified with Video)

Post by crazydave » Mon May 25, 2009 8:57 am

sidewinder wrote:The timing on the end of the music was great, how long did it take to synchronize that? And, I can honestly say I haven't heard music like that since I quit going to clubs trying to pick up drunken college girls, not that it was bad (it wasn't) just not my type of music. Other than that though, it was a great video and the track looks like fun. :-o



...now if I could just convince people to make videos using Jimmy Buffett music.


...maybe a Revo jumping a house set to Pencil Thin Mustache or an old Clod tearing things up to Peanut Butter Conspiracy :???:
I edit my videos, then I find the song that fits the time, I'll shuffle a few things around, and somehow things just sync up, I don't know, I think I have a gift with that.

Makes sense this reminds you of college bars, it's the Pixies, pretty much a standard as far as college rock goes.

Don't hold your breath for the Jimmy Buffet, but I've got a couple Leo Croce songs I'd like to use someday. :lol:
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