Potential start stands...

72_Chevy_C10 Wednesday, 11/12/2014
Event coordinator

Hi Guys,

I stumbled across a fairly good way to support your start gate...old speaker stands...

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w407/critterwerks/Mobile%20Uploads/20141112_071649_zpskxac77sb.j...

If you don't have any laying around, just keep an eye on ebay...you should be able to find them for around $20. The ones I have are adjustable from 27" up to about 50", and they have good, heavy bases.

Just a thought....I'm thinking one of Smitty's starters would fit nicely on the top of a speaker stand. The top of the stand is about 5" x 5"


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model40fan 11/12/14

i'll send ya one, with a remote control starter string that makes it video friendly... in  the box....

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model40fan 11/12/14

I drilled [3] 1/8" mounting holes that will fit within the 5" x 5" speaker stand's shelf, [2] uphill of the track's upward end.[hidden by the dual track anchor],  [1] centered in one lane, shouldn't need it... but !

  If the shelf stays flat you can wood screw a strip of 2" x 2" pine through the rear holes to get starter pitch...

Added the angled shaft that will work as a pivot if you choose to start the cars with a pull cord... needs 1/2" of McDs orange colored milk shake straw,  it's a larger diameter, it will slide over the soda straw I used,  it becoming a bushing for the pull cord...

with remote starter string ;

HOT WHEELS  track out front,

Drill a 5/16" hole through the raised strip between the lanes on DRAG TRACKs [tab up hill] and it will anchor the track with the wingnut...will not effect the track's normal use...


  • Cool, I'msure I'll be able to get is mounted on there! — 72_Chevy_C10
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redlinederby 11/12/14
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Interesting idea...microphone stands could be used similarly too, they have heavy bases as well. All in all, just threaded pipes

  • Yup! I just like that the height are totally adjustable — 72_Chevy_C10
  • Get a PVC fitting with the same thread size as the mic stand, then a tee, build on ! — model40fan
  • PA speakers stands would work as well. — JohnK
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