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I'm keen to fit a 3D printed chassis for my Monogram Cobra Daytona, thats fine, but I'm puzzled by the comment " must use the slotit narrow motor pod"

 

Am I correct in assuming that the pod is for the FF050 motor?

 

Do SlotIt make such a pod?

 

My search has not revealed such ....

 

Can anyone point me in the right direction or better still, has anyone done this conversion?

 

Many Thanks for any help

 

Terry

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Whats this build for Terry?

Difinity used a Slot It pod in his Tasman build but its not a slimline motor pod. Looks like JB weld filling the gap and holding it in place.

Not seen a slimline Slot It inline or side winder either.


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but I'm puzzled by the comment " must use the slotit narrow motor pod"

 

 

Terry

 

I think they're referring to the slightly narrower pod as used in the DTM cars which just appears to have the side flap missing on the regular inline pod that fills the gap to make up the width for the sidewinder pod.


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We can clarify that the narrow inline pod is the one used in the DTM cars.

Standard inline Slot it inline pods can also be used if the side flap is removed.

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Re my Tasman car and pod, the JB is to hold the chassis rails which run from the guide to back axle in place. Mine is a standard offset pod modified to carry the FF motor, with a great deal of material removed to fit. It was about 5mm wider with the tag still on.

I think there are a couple of FF pods to fit a slot.it mount now though. Try Shapeways.

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Thanks for all the help guys, this is the pod which comes through Shapeways and although it will do the job the lack of bearings for the rear axle is unusual, no doubt the set up will work and I suppose its to me accepting this unusual arrangement.

 

This is a build just to get the Cobra on track and using it as a bit of a build thing, we do run this era as a classic our club racing and I'm exploring the possibilities, I'm not a fan of front engined cars especially as we run no mags in our cars.

 

Although its no big deal to remove the side flap on the standard pod from SlotIt.

 

Just seems a shame to have the Cobra languishing on the shelf with that awful front engined setup.

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Hi Terry,

I've used the FC-130 slotIt pod on a couple of small touring cars that I've adapted to take a FF-030. I filed either end of the motor opening till the motor slipped in then super glued each end. you will also have to a relieve a bit of material from the front mount to clear the bearing and lower lead withe tang. I then made up a couple of filler pieces to go down the side of the motor to fill the gap to the pod sides.you could use PCB or plasticard. on one I used some lead sheet for extra ballast. just glued them in. I also ran offset crown wheels as well

 

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The rear setup of the olifer pods is quite smart IMO: add slot.it olites and use grabscrews to set the height of the rear axle (as you do for the front).

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I like that car Lenny Broke....what about a shot of the topside?


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I like that car Lenny Broke....what about a shot of the topside?

It's a Carrera Opel Manta A (considerably lightened) with an olifer 3 d chassis, 0.5mm slot it pod SRP 18k motor. It's bit rough around the edges but is a race car, nice wheel inserts, don't ya think??

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I like that car Lenny Broke....what about a shot of the topside?

It's a Carrera Opel Manta A (considerably lightened) with an olifer 3 d chassis, 0.5mm slot it pod SRP 18k motor. It's bit rough around the edges but is a race car

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That is a great looking car.

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Thanks Rusty, I like it because it's different to all the escorts etc in our small touring car class.

Sorry Terry. didn't mean too hijack your thread :unsure:

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No problems Alan,

 

I ventured downstairs to take a closer look at the Cobra and have now come to the decision that I will be using the original chassis, although some surgery will need to be done I reckon I can slip a pod in there and convert the car to a mid engine set up, like Lennys Opel it will be a club racer and the Cobra will be a change to the usual runners in this class such as the Ferrari 250 GTO, which is the choice of the majority of our club members.

 

I may start a new topic to better illustrate how the thing goes together....

 

Terry

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I ventured downstairs to take a closer look at the Cobra and have now come to the decision that I will be using the original chassis, although some surgery will need to be done I reckon I can slip a pod in there and convert the car to a mid engine set up

 

I may start a new topic to better illustrate how the thing goes together....

 

Terry

 

Good luck with it. The standard chassis isn't too bad to work with and I've converted mine to mid engine inline and it's a realty good runner and put's up a good fight in a similar class to yours. And if it's any help Terry, I've edited my Grand Sport / Cobra thread so the photos are visible again.

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Terry the Slot.it Bronze bushes pop into the rear axle mount from the inside, I used one in my ATCC Proxy Torana. You can adjust height infinitely too so you can pick and chose offset crowns or normal crown gears, just install top and bottom grub screws.

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You can adjust height infinitely too so you can pick and chose offset crowns or normal crown gears, just install top and bottom grub screws.

 

Sounds interesting....my first thoughts though are...rear bearing height controlled by grub screws in plastic? you gotta be kidding me!


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You can adjust height infinitely too so you can pick and chose offset crowns or normal crown gears, just install top and bottom grub screws.

 

Sounds interesting....my first thoughts though are...rear bearing height controlled by grub screws in plastic? you gotta be kidding me!

 

They have very tight tolerance fit so they don’t move and it is more of a nylon type plastic so very solid. You could always set the height up and then add some superglue or similar if you are concerned. Long grub screws work well. I also left the tiniest amount of play in the bush rather than doing it tight to make sure I didn’t make it out of round. If only I put the standard motor back in rather than the SRP 18k motor it has really let my car down compared to others.

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Olifer pods with the rear grub screw axle adjustment i have been using these for a while now and so far have been very good no movement from set up, use slightly longer grub screws in the 3/4/5 mm range longer in the bottom holes and smaller in the top holes running the olifer pod in the IPS this year so see how they stand up to that , not had to super glue them yet.

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