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I'm looking for help advise on modifying / tuning Artin chassis. I've picked up some cheap Artin track and some cars and as I only wanted the track cars are a bonus. However I'm only interested in using the chassic to build some other cars starting with a Ford GT40. Being new to 1/43 I've no idea what parts to use or were to obtain them.

I'm looking for advise on were to obtain (all in UK if poss) suitable 12v motors and pinion gears to suit (I've read the motors topic and all the reference numbers mean nothing) was thinking of trying the DSlot motor from Pendle's.
I also will need to obtain suitable wheels and tyres and possible axles and crown gears.

I'm not looking for out and out speed as I don't intend to race the cars, they are just for my own pleasure on my home track which when finished will be single lane (using the Artin track) and road/rally.

Thanks in advance for any help/advise
 

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Hi Beardy, look for HO motors such as Scalextric Micro and Tomy AFX on ebay. These little motors are perfect for 1/43 and can be found very cheaply. Used in conjunction with any swivel guide, such as Scalextric 1/32, again from ebay, even with the rest of the Artin bits, axles, gears, tyres will make a quick little car. I will PM you soon with photos of the parts I am suggesting.

Regards, Lloyd.
 

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Beardy, i you put a little work in the artin cars, they run quite nice. You can use any 13D size motor found in 1/32nd cars as a direct replacement motor. All other motors will need chassis alterations. rpms between 20 and 24 [email protected]
Try the following tuning tips:
- glue tires to rims
- sand the tires (this is probably the most important thing to do!
- reduce the play in the rear axle with a small drop of CA glue (super glue).
- loosen the body screws a little
- possibly lower the magnet if you like magnets.

Try also this link - very, very good tips from Philippe:
http://web.me.com/pmarchand/Slots/page2/page2.html

Peter
 

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Hi,
Thanks for the link pfuetze had seen this site before but forgot to bookmark it.

Lloyd.L - thanks for the links I've order some of the motors to try and I've already got a small selection of guides I can try.

Was asking about wheels as I would something with a recessed hub so I could make inserts from the kit wheels if possible.

P.S. Lloyd.L when you have some spare I would be interested in a Mk1 Cortina and 105E Anglia body.

Again thanks for the advise and links
 

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Hi Beardy, the only supplier I know for aluminium recessed whells is Ranch Design in the US. http://www.ranch-design.com/

They are easy to deal with and reasonably priced.

I am casting Cortinas at the moment. My Anglia 105E mould is my only one with a defect, the cars come out with a little rippling on the left side. I will make a new mould sometime, but for now I will do you one from this mould for now, its quite usable, but will need a little filler to make it perfect! I will let you know when I have them ready.

Regards, Lloyd
 
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