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New Scaley C3225S Trading Post Ford Wired For Reverse

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Bought the new scaley Will Davison Ford (DPR) car the other week and today put in a SSD DPR chip and the car took off in reverse.

 

After a few tests like putting chip in another car and also running it in analogue mode my findings are the chip was fine and the car runs forward in analogue but put a chip in and in digital mode off it goes in reverse (not really surprised given it's a FORD :D ).

 

Opened the car up and compared the wiring to the Richards Dunlop DPR ford which works fine (must have a Holden motor ;) ) and the wiring to the motor has the red and black wires the opposite way round and the green wire runs to the left braid and yellow wire runs to the right braid which is the opposite to the Richards Ford.

 

I guess the solution will be easy by just changing the wires around but I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue?


Cheers

 

Phil

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Mark,

 

Just tested the car with the DPR chip in with analogue mode on and it goes in reverse, same car with no chip in analogue mode and it goes forward.

 

So just figured out that when it comes to slot cars FORD probably stands for "Foward Or Reverse Device" :rolleyes:


Cheers

 

Phil

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Finely got around to switching and re-soldering the red and black wires on the motor and all is now good with car working fine in digital mode. (really fine actually these new model Fords are great out of the box)

 

Also stopped in to my local hooby shop and checked out other Will Davison ford models and they are all wired the same way so I'm guessing there should be others out there with this same problem.


Cheers

 

Phil

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I think they wire them that way on purpose so the Holdens actually have a chance??


"Don't trust everything you read online" - W. Shakespeare

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Okay then(seriously) :) I got a hold of a 38yr old Mini Cooper from e-bay tried it on the digital track at work set the track to anologue & yes it went backwards if being ran in the anticlockwise (as we all do?). I turned it the car arond to run in the clockwise direction & it went forwards arent i clever? Then i put another old Corvette 1974ish on the track & it went forwards in the anti clockwise direction? What puzzles me is these cars have no SSD chips in them, have obviously been well raced before i got them,why do they have alternate race directions. Also bought a scalextric Bathurst battle set up it came with a V8 Ford & holden,the Ford went forward the holden went backwards(went forwards when running clockwise) is the answer scaleys made in china? mass produced and only checked if at all to see if the wheels turn. Being new to the slot car game but having some 12volt skill i switched the Minis front braid wires around.All this did was put the track into safe mode so nothing worked. My conclusion is unconclusive & same as you guys i will change the wires over at the motor end & see what happens. I also changed the the power section of track around(Scalextrics flipped it to inside) & the Holden did go forwards in the anticlockwise.I didnt have the Mini at the time. :wacko: Dig/Plug fitted cars will run in either direction if on digital or analogue that much i can confirm.

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