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 Posted March 23rd, 2011 09:13 AM   IP
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It looks fantastic!
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 Posted March 23rd, 2011 12:01 PM   IP
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Pink Driver's Panel right.

 Posted March 23rd, 2011 12:58 PM   IP
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Pink Driver's Panel right.


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 Posted March 23rd, 2011 12:58 PM   IP
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Pink and black will be perfect
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 Posted March 23rd, 2011 01:36 PM   IP
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The 50's all over!!!!!!!!!!!
Black Pants, Pink Shirt, Black Patent Shoes and a Silver Belt, Flat Top with Duck Tails and Long Side Burns. Oh to be a teenager again and know what I know now. Whooppee!!!!

 Posted March 23rd, 2011 02:48 PM   IP
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Black Pants, Pink Shirt, Black Patent Shoes and a Silver Belt, Flat Top with Duck Tails and Long Side Burns. Oh to be a teenager again and know what I know now. Whooppee!!!!


Crap I'm old. I remember that, and my desire to have that look back in the 50s. I had the skinny belt with two buckles, duck tails.

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 Posted March 23rd, 2011 04:14 PM   IP
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Black Pants, Pink Shirt, Black Patent Shoes and a Silver Belt, Flat Top with Duck Tails and Long Side Burns. Oh to be a teenager again and know what I know now. Whooppee!!!!


Do you have a picture of yourself dressed that way?

I can be the jump start for the car parked in your mind
Cos' you left the lights on all night long


Ya, horses you muck mouthed, baboon jawed, green shanked idiot! I'll make you some fudge!
And all the kiddies rolled their loathesome, filmy, bloated little eyeballs.


Wenn ist das Nunstruck git und Slotermeyer? Ja!...
Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!

 Posted March 23rd, 2011 10:14 PM   IP
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Unforunately my parents house burned in 1977 so no. But trust me I was looking good.
But I do have some pictures from the late 60's and early 70's, as well as some from the track in Garland on Marquis from 1978 to 1982. Brian you may be in them.

 Posted March 24th, 2011 02:48 AM   IP
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Ok, enough talk about the "good ol days"! When I got to the track, I took the drivers panel off. Got all the screw holes filled with bondo sanded, then I put a couple of coats of paint on it. There was some stuff that got in the paint on the racing surface , and it didn't need to be there. I wasn't happy with the way the paint came out, so "I sanded a hole in the track"; not really but I did sand the whole track by hand last-night/this morning. After cleaning the track for three hours, it was time to put a final coat of paint on the surface. It came out how I wanted; FINALLY! I will "clear" the straights Sunday or Monday. I may go ahead and strip the lanes tomorrow or Friday, if the paint gets delivered. No pictures, but just look at the last pictures I posted, and it'll still look like the same black track as before. My plan is to have all the wiring done, one week after the TSRA race in Houston, but I have been saying it would be done by the end of the month for about six months now; LOL!
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 Posted March 24th, 2011 07:33 PM   IP
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 Posted March 25th, 2011 01:18 PM   IP
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The Control Panel looks very good. Remember to knock off the edges though. How long is the panel? Mine is 19' 1 1/8" total length w/ 30" between center posts. Also is it going to be regular panel or reverse(black closest to the lead-on)? If yours is 20', you could add slightly more spacing for a lead-on marshal about 8' after the staightaway starts & the lead-on turn ends. I wish mine had the extra length & I'd like to have it done that way(adding the extra length towards the lead-on. Most of us are fat or getting fatter as we get older & the longer panel is helpful. Hopefully you'll go " Red,Black,White - left to right " on the post sequence. I wish you could have come down & helped when Shelby & I were working on our track. Your track looks fantastic.

 Posted March 25th, 2011 01:36 PM   IP
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I don't remember the length, but I did make room for a marshal on the straight; I copied the drivers panel that came with the track. It will be a regular drivers panel(with red by the lead-on). I'll measure everything tonight, when I go up there.
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 Posted March 26th, 2011 01:41 PM   IP
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John & Chase....Looking Great!!!
Keep up the good work & we will have an awesome T.S.R.A. race there soon.

Patrick

 Posted March 30th, 2011 11:21 AM   IP
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Braid? Lane Stripping? anything?


 Posted March 30th, 2011 12:34 PM   IP
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Braid? Lane Stripping? anything?


That' what I'm talking about Nobody!
It's been six days & ONE WHOLE WEEKEND!

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 Posted March 30th, 2011 12:53 PM   IP
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I finally got the main straight to dead-man "cleared. Had a lot of problems doing this, but it's done now. Also got the circuit breakers and plug boxes in for the power supplies. I'm going to put some braid down Thursday.

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 Posted March 30th, 2011 01:11 PM   IP
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Good work! I can't complain.
However, I will be looking for braid Thursday!

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 Posted March 30th, 2011 01:15 PM   IP
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This looks ALMOST as good if i would have done it.

LOL

Someone's gonna kick them plugs!

 Posted March 30th, 2011 01:27 PM   IP
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No they won't, they are a foot and a half under the track. There will also be a box around it, so nothing can be messed with.

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 Posted March 30th, 2011 01:36 PM   IP
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I see where this is going. John and Chase can kill the power to the lane that their competition is on.
I can be the jump start for the car parked in your mind
Cos' you left the lights on all night long


Ya, horses you muck mouthed, baboon jawed, green shanked idiot! I'll make you some fudge!
And all the kiddies rolled their loathesome, filmy, bloated little eyeballs.


Wenn ist das Nunstruck git und Slotermeyer? Ja!...
Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!

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Brane wants to get his point across across across!

 Posted March 30th, 2011 01:57 PM   IP
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I see where this is going. John and Chase can kill the power to the lane that their competition is on.


We don't want to kill it, we just want to knock a volt or two off of it. LOL!

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 Posted March 30th, 2011 01:58 PM   IP
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How many circuits in the conduit?

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We don't want to kill it, we just want to knock a volt or two off of it. LOL!


I'm gonna put a BIG battery in my contoller for ROMS!


 Posted March 30th, 2011 01:59 PM   IP
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How many circuits in the conduit?


5

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 Posted March 30th, 2011 02:02 PM   IP
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5

1 AMP EACH!

 Posted March 30th, 2011 02:04 PM   IP
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1 AMP EACH!



Just on your lane! LOL!

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I'm gonna put a BIG battery in my contoller for ROMS!





Keep an eye out for BIG controllers.

I can be the jump start for the car parked in your mind
Cos' you left the lights on all night long


Ya, horses you muck mouthed, baboon jawed, green shanked idiot! I'll make you some fudge!
And all the kiddies rolled their loathesome, filmy, bloated little eyeballs.


Wenn ist das Nunstruck git und Slotermeyer? Ja!...
Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!

 Posted March 30th, 2011 02:07 PM   IP
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I'm gonna put a BIG battery in my contoller for ROMS!




Do you mean like this?

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 Posted March 30th, 2011 03:01 PM   IP
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Two is all, I thougth we would have a set per each lane!


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