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    Fast Pete's RT-HO Ultra-G Super Jet

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    Fast Pete's RT-HO Ultra-G Super Jet

    Post  Fast Petey on Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:51 am



    The only picture I have of this car, I wish I could find the one of the inner workings.

    I vacuformed the body to fit the Cobra clip for the T-Jet, the nose had these little strakes that stiffened it up a great deal so you could 'push' the competition out of the way easily. But the slick exterior was just the beginning.

    On the inside lived a balanced and blue printed Mean Green, spinning between very hard to find Polymer T-Jet magnets (they were $18 at Lucky Bob's a few years ago), with RT-HO competition motor brushes and BSRT springs. All of the plate gears were replaced with RT-HO machined and lightened brass, I later replaced the brass with the delrin gears to save just a little more weight. The chassis was actually an Ultra-G T-jet with the neo dot, the wheels and tires were Road Race Replicas, these tires are the white letter tires, I just turned them around because I like a black wall tire better. Topped off with BSRT silver plated pick up shoes and springs, and a delrin guide pin, this was one fast T-jet.

    For about a week I raced this car against Magna-Tractions and X-Tractions before a couple of the guys decided they wanted to see what made it tick. I immediately got requests to build this $85 car for a number of my friends, ultimately making 60 of them over the course of a year and a half. It was, by far, the fastest T-Jet I have ever owned. I sold about 200 of the Late Model T-jet bodies, it was pretty popular on the east coast.


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    Re: Fast Pete's RT-HO Ultra-G Super Jet

    Post  tjettom on Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:29 pm

    Hello Pete....Thanks for all you have done for the hobby....I have some RRR wheels and the newer tires they just released and have been using them for display purposes only. I was wondering are they actually useable for racing especially with all those motor up grades you made. I figured maybe you may have trued the wheels on a lathe and also sanded the tires or were they useable as they came from RRR? Just curious because I buy a lot of RRR products but have never used the tires/wheels except for displaying cars that I have built for people.On my racers I have always used double flange with slip on silis. So just wondering how well they worked out for ya because they look so much nicer on a racer than plain generic double flanged wheels....

    Thanks Pete.... Really enjoy the bb and am happy it's for pancake cars only.

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    Re: Fast Pete's RT-HO Ultra-G Super Jet

    Post  Fast Petey on Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:06 pm

    Tom, in 4 years with RRR I've only had a problem with one wheel. I have maybe had 20-25 sets of the 810-817 series and not a bad one in the bunch, and the one bad wheel was one of the narrows I got from a second line vendor. Same with the tires, no truing needed in my experience, and the white letter tires are the best. He has chromed axles that are just a tad shorter then stock OEM that allow you to get the narrows under his bodies, and the DASH cars too. Smile We run a 3R as a SPEC wheel/tire combination in our rule set, 18 cars, no bad wheels yet. I've never has a dismounting problem either, even with the slicker chrome wheels, and even in the car I built with polymer magents. He also carries a white wall tire that is great looking and great for racing too.



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    Re: Fast Pete's RT-HO Ultra-G Super Jet

    Post  kiwidave on Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:55 am

    Very,very nice race car!!!

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