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Title: Contemplating buying scales
Post by: jdincau on February 08, 2018, 06:56:52 PM
It has been several modifications past since the roadster has been on scales and the set I borrowed is no longer available. I was looking at these, any comments?
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/pro-67650


Title: Re: Contemplating buying scales
Post by: Stainless1 on February 08, 2018, 07:31:26 PM
If you lived closer you could use mine.... anybody out in sunny CA that can lend Jim a set of scales...
 :cheers:


Title: Re: Contemplating buying scales
Post by: jdincau on February 08, 2018, 08:06:07 PM
At the speed I work I would probably need them for a month, that's why I was contemplating buying. I read through Skips bad roadster post and he thought they were invaluable. Tony got a spin ticket at Speedweek and I don't want him to get one at El Mirage if we can help it.


Title: Re: Contemplating buying scales
Post by: Stainless1 on February 08, 2018, 09:26:48 PM
Most don't use them every day... unless the do circle track.... got mine from Craigslist for less than half that, but then that is a very nice set and read out.... mine is basic
Lent mine to one of the guys building a mile and maybe Bonneville car... he weighed 119 configurations over 2 months.  Said he really was tired of climbing in and out, then he realized he could be replaced with a couple of bags of sakrete
Not anal.... just thorough...


Title: Re: Contemplating buying scales
Post by: ronnieroadster on February 08, 2018, 09:48:14 PM
We use that type the only difference I see with the one we use is it includes a plug in power supply as well as can be powered with battery's. 


Title: Re: Contemplating buying scales
Post by: Happy Pappy on February 09, 2018, 10:47:59 PM
I'm not to far from you. Helendale, off route 66, between Victorville and Barstow, a place called Silverlakes. I have a set of Quantum 1 scales and some ramps that you could borrow... Just not for a month :-) I will need them around the end of March / April for the new build.
Worked great for the Formula Cars, just need to figure out what I am looking for in the roadster as far as weight % front and rear. Maybe you can direct me to the post from Skip that you are referring too.

Chris


Title: Re: Contemplating buying scales
Post by: jdincau on February 17, 2018, 11:31:48 AM
I'm not to far from you. Helendale, off route 66, between Victorville and Barstow, a place called Silverlakes. I have a set of Quantum 1 scales and some ramps that you could borrow... Just not for a month :-) I will need them around the end of March / April for the new build.
Worked great for the Formula Cars, just need to figure out what I am looking for in the roadster as far as weight % front and rear. Maybe you can direct me to the post from Skip that you are referring too.

Chris
Thanks but I bought a set, here is Skips post about fixing the handling of his roadster;
http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,15515.15.html