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Not a problem, thank you so much for the testing and feedback.



The Odyssey is not quite as sleek as some of the available cars out there, I still will race a Probe GTP in open comp for now until the Odyssey open cockpit car is done sometime this summer. But as someone who just placed an order said, it's a more realistic looking version of a Grand Am car than what has been previously available. And for a modified ceramic class car (or a J-Jet class) this is a great looking accessory.

On the local HOSRA circuit there are six modified class Odysseys being campaigned, all six are in the top 10 in points, the first three spots being currently held as well. The car still is run under a provisional allowance in the rules since I'm not a "mass producer" and less than 500 have been made, but I have been told I may be given a waiver under HORSA rules to continue having teams run my bodies. If this is the case in May after the current series ends I'm going to put in a lot of time making bodies again. I just called my partner and told him as of today, the Odyssey is a production item for AMG Racing.

Again, thanks to my test team for helping out.
 

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Hello Pete-

Just catchin' up on some threads-

I think what you are doing, have done, and are looking to do all sounds great!
You are obviously a rabid slot fanatic!

I know there has been a bump or two on the board with you already, but please keep the chin high and continue to do what you do-

It was great of you to field test these and report it all, and the others' responses were a great review.

I like that (any) Ford body very much! I think it came out fine! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:



Cheers..
 

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Here's a few of Pete's "Odyssey" bods.

These were shot with acrylic and duffed with a light clear coat to resist cracking common in waterbase paints. You'll note I like a little more skirt and left them hangin' long.

These Oddy's sit on some of Dragula's Tomy/AFX "China" chassis. Rocket fast out of the box with no mods other than a quick tire truing. As billed by Chris these babies are way tougher than the usual plastic. They took a serious pounding, and had the marshalls at Marty Bauer's sweet new Brystal track ducking for cover!

Pete's Odyssey bods are tough! These cars left the track occasionally at warp 9 with the altimeter climbing. Must be that wing! ;) More likely the idiot behind the wheel. In my defense I was intoxicated by speed. These shells bit the concrete floor hard.

The only major damage was a driver fatality to the blue version 1 shell when the cockpit disintegrated. I had painted it in the old school Ford colors to honor Pete's Ford heritage. It was my favorite, so naturally it had to die a horrible death. :cry:

The yellow and green version 2's fared interstellar travel much better, with only a wrinkled chin and a detached wing respectively. :thumbsup:

If you like slick vacuum bods the Odyssey is a beauty.

Thanks Pete. Glad to have you back!

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Bill, you're going to inherit the Martini Focus Odyssey with the rest of the new ones, this body was supposed to be for me but as soon as my G-Jet arrives I will have an AMG Odyssey Version 3 that will be run. The v.3 will be the one with the molded in wing and roof scoop.








I revised the tail lights and a few of the sponsor decals on the Martini car. Decals are a mix of waterslide and vinyl, no guarentees after it get track time with them staying put. I have to draw you a couple more Super Modifieds (you did need 4, right?) and a couple more of the Supras (4 again, right?). ALso, HORSA has allowed release of the DIRT I Late Model so I may make a few more of them if the mold holds up. It wasn't built for large quantity production and I've been trying to beef it up some.

What I'd like to do Bill instead of $$$, if you can build me up a few junkyard running pancake cars to give to some kids. They have been hanging around watching me build my track and helping me do things like sweep up and run wires. Right now I just can't afford to order XT's, even at only $10 each, to give away. I'll have your order ready to go on Tuesday so you have some time if you like this idea.
 

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It would be my pleasure Pete. How many kids need some wheels? Gimme a head count. Let's getem' hooked. :devil: I take great pleasure in corrupting future generations of slotheads. HeHeHe

Thanks for letting me play!

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Bill I have a total of 4 but I think there may be a 5th helping the next few days. We have an exhibition at the Boys and Girls Club next in 2 weeks, that should be fun too. Junkyard Dogs are fine, if I start getting beat by them you will be in trouble. I packed you a box today, the normal Priority Mail box wasn't quite big enough so I had to step up a little. I think you will be well pleased. You got at least 4 of everything I make except the NASCAR stuff that's already gone to Martin. And I think I only had 2 Pinto's left as well, you got them both. It may go out in a day or two, the dealership owes me for a car I sold last month and never got the gig for. I'm out on disability now so we're counting pennies until Arnold sends me my checks.

BTW, Martin just built a new high banked 4-lane oval with 16' straghts. He's calling it "Martin's-ville". Last night we were jumping our only Slot Motorcycle into miniature haybales to please the crowd. We got up to about 15" with the current ramp, and a new ramp is in the works. All we need is fireworks now.

I used my new airbox today for the first time, it was designed to do two cars at a time using the same 6" X 4 1/2" sheet of PETG that I normally do one car with. While it did work I'm not happy with how thin the bodies are on the sides that face each other in the draw down process. I use 0.010 and it typically draws bown between 0.008 and 0.006, the close sides were only 0.004 and I just feel that's too thin. The process of flipping the rack for a better draw is a lot easier though and the new cars are pretty crisp.
 

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Yee-hah, slot bikes and fireworks. Warms my heart. I'll get started on the chassis for the kids tonight. As always thanks for the bonus!

I agree on the thickness issue, Some guys consider lightweight shells disposable. I do not. It takes some time and effort to mask, paint, stripe and trim one correctly. When I blow one up it's a loss. So I like them a little thicker, especially around the edges.

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Yeah, if I get 12 cars from a pack (like I did today) it's only 30 cents a body to make, trying to make it only 15 cents and have quality suffer don't make too much sense. I may order some 0.015 thick later and see how it draws for you durability guys.

Unofficially the slot car guys have named the FF the AMG Eagle, in recognition of the indy car of the 1970's. I have a Carousel 1:18th 1973 Eagle diecast, the one Lone Star JR won Indy with that year. Eagle...I sort of like it.

 

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Gordon Johncock won the '73, 500 in this car... It is an Eagle,Offy wrenched by Pat Patrick. Sadly his team mate Swede Savage was fataly injured in an fiery crash at the start, driving the sister car #40

JR drove a McLaren.

Johnny Rutherford Winner 1974 Indy 500
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Opps...

You're right. The '73 AAR was driven by Johncock. I have the car, it's out in the shop in a case but admittedly I haven't seen it in about a month. I do remember the JR car more because of the color. I also have the Hy-Gain car in 1/18th but it never made it out of the case.
 
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