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#1 Ember

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 03:56 PM

Does anyone local sell or have the ability to manufacture brass motor brackets for chassis building? Seems ridiculous to have to purchase something so simple from overseas.

Even just a mounting plate that could be soldered in place?
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Posted 09 September 2014 - 04:57 PM

I'm having trouble sourcing a slimline bracket now that Art has stopped making his.

I'm sure Art's were priced at about $2 a bracket or less.

Absport have a few brackets but they are more expensive $6-$8 per bracket.

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 05:16 PM

Just seems silly that there's not something similar available in Aus. Trying to get anything from Art tends to be a bit of a joke anyway.
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Posted 09 September 2014 - 05:39 PM

agreed

might look into it

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 05:47 PM

It can be a good experience to make them yourself.....good in what way you ask?

Cost effective, learning the design and engineering principles involved, and then knowing that you can do stuff that works.
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Posted 09 September 2014 - 07:14 PM

I don't have a drill press Munter. I tried to make a mount plate with the stupid Dremel drill press and that's just laughable.
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Posted 09 September 2014 - 09:55 PM

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 10:09 PM

I know its far but have a look at abslotsport,UK: http://www.abslotspo...iz/page104.html

Then there is a post by howmet tx in slotforum(which by the way seems to be down right now) titled "red not dead" about building your own,you'll have a good lough too.
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Posted 09 September 2014 - 10:58 PM

Red not dead:
http://www.slotforum...topic=39079&hl=
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Posted 10 September 2014 - 04:26 AM

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I don't have a drill press Munter
...dont need one but you do need a drill
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Posted 10 September 2014 - 08:41 PM

Might be worth talking to MJK, the truck chassis they did is all Aussie and motor brackets would be so easy.

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 09:16 PM

Already in discussion with Ian. Has anyone got any samples other than the BWA ones? I suggested them as a good starting point, both the motor bracket and the guide mount, as they are no longer readily available and many seem to rely on them.
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Posted 10 September 2014 - 11:07 PM

I was about to ask - is the BWA one what you are looking for - I have a few so that would give me an idea of the size

I will look at what else I have collected pretty sure I have another one or two - origin unknown

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 05:41 AM

Bwa please..... This us looking promising.

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 06:41 AM

BWA was one that I knew many people relied on. I have a set of guide holder and motor mount. But I was wondering about something for other motors too. At the moment I'm using slimcans because I seem to have a small car thing at the moment. But I have plenty of other shells that will handle an S-can or an FK with heaps of room.
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Posted 11 September 2014 - 08:06 AM

It would be great to get a similar product to the BWA front and rear brackets, just a suggestion, perhaps the front guide mount could be improved.

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 10:26 AM

Thunder Alley Brisbane sell kits for scratch building drag cars that have a brass motor mount and guide tongue. Give muddy a call on (07) 3809 3572
https://www.facebook...eralleyslotcars

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 11:30 AM

2 pieces of piano wire per side, folded to take an axle tube. Solder to motor to the wire the right distance to mesh the gears. I use an 80w or 120w iron and Bakers fluid to ensure a strong fast join.
Align with a set of calipers.
Haven't used a bought one since the late seventies...

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 11:49 AM

The first two chassis that I made I soldered the motor in place. I'd rather be able to change the motor. That's the main reason why I want a mounting plate.
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Posted 11 September 2014 - 12:03 PM

I'm: unsolder, resolder. Or use a 1-2mm thick flat plate and drill holes for the pinion and mounting screws; or hot glue...😊





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