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  1. I cannot tell you the model but it is Positive, diode direction show that. It also has the newer large diameter sensitivity pot and updated circuit board that was introduced to allow the larger pot to fit.I think this was about two years ago. Found out when wrong size pots arrived for a repair. Some of the commercial and home set controllers do not have Colour coded wiring.
  2. We have a couple of people using the Slot It controllers down here, on two occasions the controller self resetting fuse has worked and the controller stopped. The second time it happened we believe it was caused by the cars braids shorting across both track braids when the car either de slotted or was marshaled. As it only happens occasionally it is hard to pin point, but worth checking.
  3. The floor polish content varies from Country to country. Many years ago I tried what was made here and it was crap, so a friend sent me some from the UK and it was better, although IMO no where as goos as Auto acrylic clear. So it is possible what Chris is using is different to what is available here.
  4. To the best of my knowledge Jaycar do not carry any suitable wire wound pots anymore.
  5. The Camaro was originally Hugger Orange, and I believe the Monaro was Sebring Orange. But I Di remember reading an article on the Jane cars where it was stated that they later had a custom mix done for the team cars, that was similar but appeared brighter. As photos from that period can vary a lot depending on film,photographers, processing and printers unless I can find a code reference I just go with what looks close.
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    Scalex Ute

    The utes were built on a longer platform than the sedans and Scalex seem to build to their own ideas of the correct wheelbase. Somewhere I have a very rough Scale ute someone sent me years ago.
  7. I am surprised that no one has mentioned what voltage you are running on. Many if the US clubs running on 10 volts with unweighted Slot Its. As Dennis mentioned the track layout and surface also is a big consideration.
  8. A small envelope size parcel from the UK arrived yesterday, post marked 14th December, seems no logic with clearing the back log. Small parcel sent to Canada returned marked. “ not accepted my Canada Post” Seems only larger parcels sent as Courier are being accepted at present.
  9. I think you would will find that Airfix steering front end had screws holding the front wheels on, about 1963 or 64.
  10. MJK are Eurethane but I think they are 40 shore and Gage normals are 30 or 35 and extremes are softer.
  11. The Tasman Cup rules allow 50mm outside to. Outside, while this is out of scale for many cars, it is what is allowed. Cars are up to 1965. Running scale width makes a car uncompetitive agains the wider cars. It is all a compromise. As for the Gage tyres the bleeding of the pigment and softness is normal over the years. Often Eurethanes only last 2 to 3 years especially if they had got hot at some stage.
  12. By the time you fill the body to obtain a good finish the door lines will have gone with the detail, so it all needs to be added.The thickness and hardness of these means you may struggle with the scriber to get enough depth. I have tried another knife and it does work if you can control the temperature, and be careful.
  13. I feel for all you people, living here in Tasmania we have been very lucky, only one cluster outbreak early last year, so now life is almost normal.
  14. These products are easy to use especially compared to the old Dow Corning material of years ago.I still have many white moulds from years ago. Just remember that Pinkysil cures very quickly as does easy cast. The high temperatures last week made both cure too fast.
  15. What sort of Lacquer are you talking about, Old school nitrocellulose lacquer or modern acrylic lacquer? Chances are that either will cause the Tamiya model paint to wrinkle as the thinners is “ hot” compared to the model paint. Best to use only the same clear as the base paint.
  16. John Batich has decided he will not be running this year so No 8 is now available.
  17. Back is wrong to be a Brabham. A pic of the rear may help.
  18. Alan: I know there has been no problem in the past with the laser chassis, but any changes often bring questions, so easier to sort now and clarify the rules now. Especially for newbies to Slot Racing like Charles and Rossco! I got my first set for Christmas ‘61, and have been involved in Proxy Racing for 20 years! Starting to feel old!
  19. The change in rules still needs some clarifying,as the Laser cut chassis ( Peter Gunns) has the suspension lower arms built into the chassis so technically is part of the chassis main frame!
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    M2 Allen Keys

    There are several types of stainless grub screws. I replace all my original grub screws with either stainless or Unbraco. I nothing special in the way of Hex drivers, was using Slotting Plus but found a good source of cheap Hex drivers and now use them.
  21. I cannot see that anyone has answered Peters question from October about T51 Cooper Maserati. That car would not be eligible as it is an GP Cooper Maserati from earlier era. The only 2.5 cars are those from Tasman Series in 1964 and 1965, by that time the T51 Mildren Cooper Maserati had had the motor removed and put into the Renmax. The only T51 running were older cars with FFP motors.
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    18k ff-050

    Talk to Vinno I have just sent him some for his Toranas
  23. While many people do use the Floor finish on Models and Slot cars, I tried it a couple of times and like many have decided that is it good for floors but not Slot cars that are handled and subject to oils and cleaners.The finish does not compare to a good clear coat made for the paint you are using. The floor finish tends to absorb moisture from handling and cleaners etc.they are made to be stripped off the floors after some time and replaced. I only use Auto Acrylic paints and clear so that the finish can be polished out for a good finish.
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    Sorell Creek Track

    The pub. Building looks great in the flesh, it is a great build especially when you consider Mal is not a “ modeller”. He has only been involved in racing for a short time compared to many of us. great build.
  25. These motors are very similar to the 17900 motor that I supplied for the Tasman Proxy series, almost impossible to tell any difference to the SRP 18000. I have plenty here if anyone is looking for some.
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