View Full Version : What up Stream racers
04-16-2004, 10:13 PM
Okay, you got me. Just a little job scared, I can't lie. Man, you guys are killin' me!!!!! I am sooooo ready to race my T-Maxx. When I do have a weekend off, I can't seem to get up in time to get out to Debbies. Gotta rest/sleep in a little while I can, you know? Are Savages 1/8 scale? Would an Associated Monster GT be allowed to race? It was purchased at Stream if that helps my case...
The new layout sounds sweet, even though you all know how tech. sections work me over. If I didn't have to work constantly, maybe I could get in a little practice. I still need to do something about my nose diving problem, other than that, the car feels pretty good. I've been working 7 to 6, so I never made it up there to dial in my B4 this week. As Butthead so eliquantly put it, "work sux." Again Chad, you & Jady got me pretty close the last time I was up there. Thanx for that. I hate to show up unprepared & hacking, but I just (unfortunately) can't get up there to practice like I should. It's all in good fun though, I just want to hang with the big dogs & give you guys a little friendly competition. It would be nice to win, or at least place once in awhile.
Well, it's past my bedtime. Gotta get up at 4 A.M. Good luck tomorrow, everybody. I gotta get some bearings for that old car I'm restoring so I'll stop in tomorrow (I get off @ noon) if I get a chance, to check out the MT competition.
04-20-2004, 07:23 PM
More buggies sold. This class is growing well. More guys interested in truck as well. Will we have a C main this week?
04-20-2004, 07:32 PM
04-21-2004, 11:43 AM
Big tire order coming in this afternoon, if anyone wants to get ready for the weekend. A bunch of M3 holeshots and red bigshots for buggy. Red ifmars for truck. More stock motors coming in as well as a couple of those Reedy quad mag 19's. Supposedly they are really good motors for open mod.
04-22-2004, 10:19 PM
We are also starting a 4-wheel drive class this weekend. There should be 4 XXX-4's out there.
04-23-2004, 09:00 AM
Let's see some trucks out there also. I know you guys have them.
04-29-2004, 12:08 PM
Next off road is 8 May. Let's have a big turnout.
04-29-2004, 05:08 PM
I will try my hardest to be there. I finally got a weekend off last weekend, but my wife was messed up, so I had to stay home & take care of her. The 4 back surgeries she had between the hurricane & Nov. are still giving her lots of problems. Spinal fliud leaks, back pain, spinal headaches... it's a nightmare. Anyway, I'll be there as often as I can between work & my responaibilities at home. Take it easy...
x Racer x
05-02-2004, 04:24 PM
Ill be there, with bells on...? Nah, no bells, but a car that wont glitch maybe! What time to start and all that info? I got everything i need to run stock and mod, just lemme know...
- Dave W
05-04-2004, 02:07 PM
Stream Hobby Shop is missing two transponders. If you have one please give me a call. 591-0720
05-14-2004, 05:38 PM
Off road saturday 22 May. Bring a friendRusty
05-23-2004, 08:33 AM
Great day of racing. On road saturday 29 May
05-27-2004, 10:37 AM
Off road 5 June saturday. Turnout has been good. Let's keep it up.
x Racer x
06-04-2004, 01:17 PM
Looks like rain guys...
06-04-2004, 04:20 PM
Yeah, it's not looking good.
As of right now they are calling for isolated T-Storms in the morning, turning to partly cloudy later in the day. Oh well. On-Road was awesome last weekend! :thumbsup:
x Racer x
06-04-2004, 11:43 PM
Is the track under water? Are we going to try and race?
06-05-2004, 09:02 AM
There will be no racing today 5 jun unless you are a duck.
On road 12 Jun
06-14-2004, 10:15 AM
Off road saturday June 19
06-17-2004, 04:21 PM
:cry: I have to work Saturday, as usual. Looks like it might rain anyway (not trying to jinx you all). Good luck to all & hopefully I'll see you next Saturday for on-road.
06-24-2004, 12:56 PM
Any chance of an off-road trophy race this season?
06-26-2004, 12:28 PM
Off road racing Saturday 3 July. Raffle Prizes, Food , Fun.
Come out and race
07-01-2004, 05:03 PM
Racing Saturday 3 July
07-12-2004, 09:42 PM
Help.....What is R.C. racing?.........Charlie Moore
x Racer x
07-13-2004, 08:16 PM
Charlie! man you need to come out! How ya been? I havent seen you literally in years! You gonna come to Stream and say hey to everyone? I guess i have to come and play in the dirt this weekend then.
07-14-2004, 12:51 PM
I believe if you really wanted to, you could come out this Saturday and show US what this RC racing stuff is all about.
07-14-2004, 08:58 PM
HELLO....I was there sunday,Ran my old truck around . The track has changed ..I like it...Someone has done alot of hard work.You will not see me this sat...Hunter Safety Class...Have to be there...I need batteries...Or a hole lot of cycling....But i will come out and try to play soon , mabe talk to Rusty for some help.SEE...YA...(losi rules) CHARLIE...
07-26-2004, 09:27 AM
New dirt coming. But of course it is raining all week.
x Racer x
07-27-2004, 12:44 PM
Let me know when they are workin on the track. Ill be more than willing to help out.
07-27-2004, 10:30 PM
New dirt today 28 july. Need help to spread. Call 591-0720.\
07-29-2004, 03:47 PM
Due to all the rain off road racing has been cancelled for July 31 Saturday.
Racing will start again on 14 AUG.
07-30-2004, 04:49 PM
Will it be on or off road on Aug 14th?
07-31-2004, 03:34 PM
Off road. Just to clarify we're still racing ON-road on the 7th.
08-07-2004, 09:41 AM
Lots Of New Dirt. Work Party Sunday 8-8-04. Bring Shovel Wheel Barrow, Rake Etc. Lunch And Cold Drinks Provided.
08-10-2004, 12:48 PM
We are well under way with the work on the track. The dirt seems to be of better quality than we've ever had. There is still much to be done, so any help will be apprecited. We'll likely be working on it every evening this week. We'll get rolling about 4pm each night, and usually we will work till dark.
We're also gonna work hard at getting the gas truck class going.
This will definately be our best track ever. Lend a hand if at all possible.
08-12-2004, 02:42 AM
what the heck man you cant call anyone to let them know the track is gonna be worked on! im callingyou tomm to see if your gonna be out there.
08-13-2004, 03:42 PM
Roger, we will be at the track tomorrow morning around 10 to work so we'll see you then.
08-15-2004, 03:16 PM
Hey Chad, I need your expertise for a minute. As you know, I recently got a big block conversion kit for my T-Maxx. It included steel CVD's, so I'm okay there & I know that I should replace the stock tranny gears with steel gears to handle the extra power, although I probably won't until I strip the old gears.
My old engine was a Megatech M16 with an RRP vented aluminum flywheel. I've heard that flywheel weight affects engine performance, specifically idle & accelleration. My question is: will my RRP flywheel work with the Dynamite Mach .26 that was in the conversion kit (provided that it will fit, of course), or do I need a new one made specifically for a big block? Also, should I get an aluminum shoed clutch, or do you think my MIP clutch with new composite shoes would grab okay?
Oh, do you know if Traxxas makes a carb linkage conversion from the old Pro .15 rotary to the new 2.5 slide? I thought they did, but looked on their website for a part # & couldn't find it.
Thanks for your help.
08-16-2004, 10:46 AM
Stock Traxxas flywheel, would likely have a better idle, but the difference would be subtle. You'd also be hard pressed to tell the difference in acceleration between the two flywheels with the big block. Stock Traxxas and RRP should both fit, I believe. I recommend using a new collet.
MIP shoes SHOULD work fine. Keep them deglazed with a green scotchbrite pad (inside of clutchbell also), and spray with nitro (or brake) cleaner before reassembly. Aluminum shoes can have a better hold than composite/ teflon shoes, but at a cost. They usually require quite a bit more maintenance. You have to deburr the edges of aluminum shoes very frequently. Aluminum shoes also eat up clutchbells. Try the MIP's first. If they work ok, stick with em, much cheaper than the alternative.
Stock tranny gears should do ok for a little while provided you make sure to come to a complete stop and wait a couple extra seconds before shifting into reverse from forward or vice versa.
As for the linkage.... You may just need the 2.5 linkage, not sure of the part #. You can of course make custom linkage utilizing a threaded 2/56 rod and ballcup, your current spring, along with some small dubro wheel collars (spinning racks in the back right of shop). That may be your best bet. Adjust brake/ throttle linkage and clutch engagement so that the brakes aren't applied while the clutch is engaged. This may require further tweaking after engine is broken in, btw...
08-16-2004, 10:55 AM
I'm hoping to get some more work done on the track tonight. Depends on wether or not it drys out some today. Don't feel like slippin and slidin in the mud. We've recieved our forth load of clay. We have a lot more dirt than ever before, so there will definately better berms, jumps, and elevation changes. The straight will be on the back side of the track and there should be some fun technical stuff in front of the driver's stand. We'll also try to do an elevated and improved pit lane.
Gas truck is definately going to be fun on this track. That's a big priority for me.
08-16-2004, 04:05 PM
Thanks for the advice, man. I have a new collet, so It sounds like I can make it work. I still have the stock flywheel too, if I need it. I'm sure I can work something out with the carb/linkage change. I'll let you know how it works out so you'll have a good success story to pitch to the next guy eyeballing the conversion kit. Help him along in his decision, you know. Maybe I'll bring it by one evening so you can take it for a test drive.
It should be a blast, I can't wait to get it all together. I haven't had time to mess with it yet. From the manufacturers' numbers, I'm going from around 1 hp (the Megatech box has a vague 1+ hp) to 2.75 hp. I don't know the rpm on the M16, but the Mach .26 turns 30,000. I don't think I'll gian too much on the top end, but low end power should be sick. I may need to invest in a wheelie bar...
08-19-2004, 10:17 PM
lets get er' done!
08-23-2004, 12:20 PM
Should be someone working on the track every evening after 4pm. Feel free to stop by and lend a hand.
08-23-2004, 08:57 PM
The best off road track in Hampton Roads will be up and running Saturday.
Alot of hard work by Chad Charlie and Shane.
08-26-2004, 07:17 AM
The track is coming together very well. The clay we have is easily bettter than anything we've had in the past. There is also just so much more of it. The track is way more elevated than ever. Lots of big berms for the turns. Nice, technical, step up, step down tabletop. Downhill double jump. It's gonna be lovely.
I hope to see everyone Saturday morning. It's gonna be good.
08-26-2004, 10:29 PM
best track in the hampton roads!?
you mean the only track in the hampton roads!
i went by debbies and it looked like the beach after a vollyball tournament.
08-28-2004, 02:17 PM
Great Day of racing.
Customer Appreciation Day
Saturday Sept 4
Food, Door Prizes,Sales throughout the store
08-29-2004, 10:36 AM
The Track is just great. A lot of very hard work by a few people. A big thanks to Chad (your're the man), Shane, Charlie, JD, And the young man from Pop's Hot Dogs (I'm sorry I just can not think of your name). I'm sure I forgot somebody. But a big thanks to everyone.
Chad ran races and raced all day. He was one worn out man at the end of the day. So when you see him offer him a very cold Diet Coke (inside joke).
Chad again Thank You.
We would like to keep the track covered when not in use. This will keep the grass down and dryer. I have a large Tarp. If you have one you don't use and would like to donate Please let me know.
08-29-2004, 03:45 PM
The track IS great!! I'm very proud of all of our efforts. It would take some pretty good math skills to tabulate all the man-hours put into the track. It was a ton of work for all involved. Rusty and the rest of Stream should also recieve a ton of thanks for the extra time, effort, and considerable financial investment in the race program this year. Timing equipment, laptops, scoring software, 64 cubic yards of red clay, tons of sodas, water, and food (mostly french fries) for the track crew were not cheap at all!! And most importantly, TIME..... is priceless. Rusty gave all of this, and it shouldn't be forgotten. Those who think Hobby shop owners make a bunch of coin by running races need to get a clue, IMO. It is done for the love of the hobby and for the cause of making the customers happy.
I hope all you racer's can help make all this worth the effort. We really need to promote this track and get some great turnouts. Increasing participation will make it better for everyone.
We also really need to try and promote two very important classes at Stream.
One is nitro stadium truck. There are a ton of nitro guys who need to get into off-road. A lot of them already own a GT, XXXNT, or other. I think this could easily be the most popular class if we could get it off the ground. A bunch of us own them, and they just gather dust. Let's break em out and run em. We have an awesome elevated pit lane, so we need to make use of it. Getting this going will really help turnouts. I plan on running this and mod buggy when I get all the gear necessary to run both easily.
The next (and most important) class we need to push is Novice. I believe there are a bunch of kids and beginners out there who are very interested in racing, but they're a little intimidated to jump in with both feet. The see us serious guys with $400 chargers, cutting motors, flaming tires, and all the other craziness we do looking to drop a couple of tenths off our laptimes. They see this and decide it's way too serious for them, and turn tail. They're way too worried they'll be in someone's way, or embarrass themselves somehow. We need to get them going cheaply and painlessly. If someone asks you how to get started racing, and you tell them they need to spend a couple grand and practice 5 days a week for 2 years, do us all a favor and slap yourself in the face. Seriously!!! A kid with a beat up stampede and a couple of stick packs needs a class to race in, and we should be able to provide that. And all you racers should be ready to help them out when they get to the track. The class should allow any rc car that can get around the track, period. We should help and welcome them whenever possible. We should turn marshall for them like they're running for a national title. Lets make newbies welcome.
That's all I got for now. So promote, promote, promote guys!!
Rusty.... I lift my cold, frothy, adult beverage in your general direction. You're a great friend, and an awesome track owner!!
x Racer x
08-29-2004, 07:00 PM
Besides the track bringing alot of nostalgia, Stream HS brought along the hobby at its best. As i consider the fact that i am old enough to use the word nostalgia, I whiff the odiferous scent of red clay that proliferates my hobby room. Memories. Hats off to the guys that did so much work, both on and off of the track. What we raced on Saturday was your sweet reward.
08-31-2004, 01:37 AM
Rusty,Chad....What do you guys think about getting T-Shirts? i mean pretty much everyone that races at stream travels to big races. i know i wouldnt mind paying 15 20 bucks for a shirt if it helps promote the track. i just went by and looked at it...yes at 130 in the morn. just to see what it was all about and DANG! i need to find another job where i have sats. off..this 6 days a week thing is killing me. im gonna see what i can do at work as far as a tarp. but like i said the track looks awsome. good job guys!
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