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These el-cheapo FF's might be of interest to someone wanting a few less horses than the Scaley '18k' ??? rocket motors. They have marginally higher revs than a SRP 18k FF at 12v but as they only arrived today I haven't had a chance to try one as yet. - https://www.ebay.com/itm/2PCS-MABUCHI-FF-050SK-11170-Micro-Motor-DC-9V-12V-17500RPM-for-Car-AV-CD-Player/262360539801?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649


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Old thread but here we go. What did these motors perform like. I was looking today at some and I thought they might be worth giving a go?

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1 hour ago, Oldskool62 said:

Old thread but here we go. What did these motors perform like. I was looking today at some and I thought they might be worth giving a go?

That's a darn good question. Must have a hunt around and see if I can't find them and pull finger and get one into a car.

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Pretty much as the first description, slightly more revs than the SRP 18k motor but also with a little less brakes. I got some for the Scalextric Torana’s as I don’t like how much grunt the standard motor has. This motor puts it on par with the Scalextric Mabuchi motors in the Falcons so good in that regards. 

As they mention they are used. 

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Cheers for this. I picked up a couple of Torana bodies that I want to put stock chassis under. The Scalextric FF motors from suppliers  are around $45-$50 so I thought these motors I have seen online might be the go. I did notice some of these motors are used in a heap of different things. That's why I was wondering what is the difference was between the Scalextric and other applications.

 

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I bought some over 12 months ago, no brakes, back in the bag, back to SRP motor.

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15 hours ago, kalbfellp said:

Talk to Vinno I have just sent him some for his Toranas

Hi Phil Thanks for the reply. I read what he previously wrote. Did you send him a couple later than when he replied?

 I am doing 2 x L34's and the motors are the only thing missing. I have been looking for a couple of C8301 motors and the places I have contacted seem to be sold out. So I am on the look out for two.

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Seems to be getting difficult to get lowered powered ff cans , as far as i know SRP are finished and looks like the 18k has now joined the 16k as unobtainable  , has anyone tried the 16k PSR ff motor ?  if so be interested to know how it performs.

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1 hour ago, Oldskool62 said:

Hi Phil Thanks for the reply. I read what he previously wrote. Did you send him a couple later than when he replied?

 I am doing 2 x L34's and the motors are the only thing missing. I have been looking for a couple of C8301 motors and the places I have contacted seem to be sold out. So I am on the look out for two.

Let me know if you want a couple of motors and where you are?

Once I have the Morris Torana running I am going to trial it with a 28 crown gear to see how the braking is. As mentioned this motor has a little more grunt than the SRP but isn’t like the Scalextric FF which is just too much in my opinion. 
I ran my Brock Torana against my Moffat race tuned Falcon when my son was down the other day and they were a good match. The Falcon had a little more legs down the straight but the Torana had better braking so they were reasonably even. Looked good running around together. 

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