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Care to explain about boiling the chassis???

 

Yngwie, taken the car back yet? Be interesting to know how you went.

 

Cheers

 

Paul


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Yeah Sports, took it back and they allowed me to exchange it. This time however, I took a screwdriver with me and the new one goes well. There is the usual SCX sound but with a bit of Jif on the gears at 4 volts for 15-20 minutes, all gone. Thanks for the tip Triggy!

 

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There is the usual SCX sound but with a bit of Jif on the gears at 4 volts for 15-20 minutes, all gone. Thanks for the tip Triggy!

Regards

 

No worries, should go a bit quicker too! It's certainly nice to drive a quiet car.


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Care to explain about boiling the chassis???

 

Yngwie, taken the car back yet? Be interesting to know how you went.

 

Cheers

 

Paul

 

When I boil a chassis I strip it, then clamp it into a jig via axle blanks. (this could be done in many ways, I just happen to own a nice jig) I place the jig with chassis in situ in a container, then boil a jug of water pour it over said chassis and leave to sit until the water is nice and cool....

 

Kids don't do this at home unless you get mum OR dad to help....

 

then I remove the chassis and stick everything back where it should be.... and voila, lightly boiled chassis, goes really well with baked potatoes.... :rolleyes:

 

As much as I joke about this, it does work, I find most plastic production chassis are not flat, they all have a slight warp which will slow a car down quite a bit, especially if it's a bad warp.

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NOw I'm curious. You boil the chassis..

 

What on earth does the jig look like??


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The advice from cliffy is spot on about oil in the endbell, stops 'em dead, but i sqirted lighter fluid into the motor to clean out the oil and after letting it dry it went ok again

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The advice from cliffy is spot on about oil in the endbell, stops 'em dead, but i sqirted lighter fluid into the motor to clean out the oil and after letting it dry it went ok again

 

Fair enough, but I bet the brushes collapse pretty soon, they really hate any sort of liquid, I've seen them burn out a few times...

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NOw I'm curious. You boil the chassis..

 

What on earth does the jig look like??

 

Like this.....

 

Where do you get 'em? B)

I got that one from a guy in New York called John Briggs, from memory he made them himself and sold them for around $20. I believe this was his last one, and it was a few years ago. I bought it because I could see it's potential and it hasn't let me down. I suppose I was just lucky, and people ask me why I subscribe to Yahoo Groups.... :bday:

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he said.....it is as loud as Metallica Live.

NOW THAT MY FRIENDS IS FUNNY.....HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH,


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Chris Briggs has his jigs made in batch's as required.

Briggy's site

 

Look here for his contact details and tell him I sent you,he is a really helpful guy.

 

Phil

 

Cool nice to see the family is still building them...

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he said.....it is as loud as Metallica Live.

NOW THAT MY FRIENDS IS FUNNY.....HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH,

 

 

Hey Slotty, you obviously a fan.

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yeah,,

Im a big Metallica Fan alrite...


1x Australian National Champion

 

PhD/Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering for Slot Car Tyres

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