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  1. Wobble

    New Scalextric Cars

    Yep, got one, 148mm long, 60.5mm wide and I've replaced the wheels with smaller diameter wheels in keeping with other T/A's and have approx 58.8mm width at outside of rear tyres.
  2. Who told you that? They true up pretty easy for me.
  3. In the deep end eh? Well good luck with that and playing with the big boys. Hope you noticed the small print. There's no money back guarantee with this one, but then it wouldn't have cost too much anyway.
  4. I put the piece of lead in the magnet pocket just in front of the motor. Truthfully, I didn't even notice a magnet pocket under the rear axle and had to look at the photos to check it out. Also, you'll need to use a photo hosting site and Postimages is easy as - Postimages — free image hosting / image upload -
  5. Looking good. I need to have another crack at my #79 Cougar 'cos it's the slowest. I think it's just a weak motor.
  6. Yep I noticed that in the photo but there is nothing there, just the refection playing silly buggers. However there is some weight; a bit of lead in the magnet pocket the same size as a magnut. The weight is 85 grams all up with 52g over the rear axle. ps Have you tried MJK's without sanding them but just rounding the edges a bit? If your wheels are reasonably true they are as sticky as. I've put them on cars with only the centres touching 1-2mm and they have almost too much grip.
  7. Good luck with it; well worth the effort I reckon...
  8. Best of luck with yours Matt. And, a couple of things I forgot to mention and that is the removal of the little man thingy on the top of the motor and any bits and bobs under the tray of the interior above the motor that can hinder lowering. Also, I replaced the front axle with piano wire so it's easier to true the front tyres. The silver marks on the front tyres (3rd pickie) show the lined up wheels when put back on the piano wire axle after truing.
  9. No problems, this was the most recent so I can recall better what's happened. I can't do a before and after but here is the end result. The quickest of mine can hold their own with the Scalex Camaro's and Pioneer T/A's I race against. What can't be seen is de-wobbling the standard guide (remove about 0.5mm from the top of the stem and don't tighten screw too tight (gorse pockets again)) and only the rear facing layer of braid under the guide plate. edit Also turn down the standard front tyres or use something smaller. and the process which isn't as bad as it looks. The chassis. Cut off each end as per pickies (I used a razor saw), shave/file/sand a bit off each side between the wheels (green arrows) and file off cups on chassis mounts (blue arrows). Under the body. Glue the ends into the body (green arrows), shave off the sides of the interior (red arrows) to allow it to sit down in the chassis and take about 2mm (+or -) off front body posts to suit.
  10. Thanks for that Oldskool62. I wanted to get one of these - Scalextric Chevrolet Camaro IROC No.33 SCCA Trans-AM (C4220) (pendleslotracing.co.uk) - and so far they're a no-show here and I didn't want to miss out so I took the plunge and added a Scaley Cougar chassis to the list. I like their Cougar and have 5 different liveries of them and have no problems getting them to go well. Sure it takes a bit of time and effort but definitely worth it as they go real good if you get it right and can hold their own against other standard s/w chassis'd 18k T/A cars. Also, I've got gorse in my pockets and would rather fiddle with a car than throw heaps of dosh at it to get it going well. The Cougar chassis has the right wheelbase for the HQ Monaro body I have and the width of the axles suit it too, and I'd like similar performance at the end of the day.
  11. Thanks for that Mobbzee, didn't think about Pendles and yet they've got a car I've got my eye on so shouldn't add too much to the post.
  12. Cheers, thanks for that Matt. Another option is good.
  13. Hi guys, I'm wanting a Scalextric Mercury Cougar chassis if there's one floating about out there somewhere or even a chassis with the front and back cut off outside the mounts. Even a rubbish Cougar with a good chassis could be an option too.
  14. I really like the purple on no-2 but the blue car gets the nod from me too Ross. Great job(s).
  15. While waiting for the garage to do a WOF today I visited the local Warehouse to fill in time and this is what I found. - Mako Mako Quick Change Drill Handle | The Warehouse - It's got a 'three gripping collet on head' which is basically a miniature drill chuck and includes 9 drill bits. It feels as good as a pin vice that I paid more than 3x the amount which can't take anywhere near the range of drill sizes.
  16. Found this at Bunnings ..... "Rubber infused formula", looks like it'll be ideal for gluing tyres and less than $10 Loctite 3g Super Glue Power Flex Control - Bunnings New Zealand
  17. Their Maserati was a sidewinder too so maybe all their new GT cars will come like that.
  18. Occasionally Scalextric release a car with duff tyres eg BMW Z4 GT? ..... The tyres on almost all liveries of this were pig tyres and couldn't be trued and had as much grip as slick tyres on ice. Maybe the DeLorean tyres have a similar compound or at least a compound that causes problems for other types of tyre.
  19. Wobble

    NSR GT40 Mk 2

    Hi Ross, although I don't recall having any problems with the interior of mine it had quite a weak motor instead. Needless to say I replaced it but I used a Piranha 21.5 instead, and it must be a strong one as it really flies now and it doesn't need any added ballast as my Slot.it versions required.
  20. Nice looking car and great to be able to fold the top down too. Currently weighing up the pros and cons of selling our MX5 and replacing it with a ready to roll, road legal MGTF kit car. ps ... welcome aboard.
  21. Seeing the post Gazza added with the Bartlett Camaro got me thinking about something to do with Pioneer motors that I'd like to ask about. It's some time since this thread was current but I've been having the odd run with this car and recently dropped a Pioneer motor into it and now it can lap the track where I race as quickly as any of my Slot.it Group C cars and LMP's and it's quite a long track. My quickest cars usually take about 8.3 - 8.5 secs per lap. I remember reading somewhere about Pioneer's 18k motor specs and seem to recall that the output of one version was getting up there towards Slot.it's orange endbell of the time. There used to be a 'small p' version and a 'big P' version among others and it would be good to check it out if anyone can recall reading this post as well and knows where it is.
  22. That's how I used to do my proxy cars before I built my 'steam punk' as you called it, tyre truer. I always wondered why they went better around left hand bends than right handers.
  23. My blue one goes good, a few grams of lead on the DPR hatch watsit and BRM Nascar tyres and it's a good runner on wood no magnet with just the usual body float goings on. This #33 definitely needs to come my way and I'm not even a Chevy man/fan.
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