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Have you noticed the AutoWorld screw guide in one? I found a use for them!

A quick reversible method to make Aurora Screechers much more fun to drive. Take the AutoWorld screw pin and replace the front screw on the Screecher.
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P.S. Not sure why Aurora named these cars after Tjets that need oil!? First rule of marketing: pick an appealing name.
 

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Have you noticed the AutoWorld screw guide in one? I found a use for them!

A quick reversible method to make Aurora Screechers much more fun to drive. Take the AutoWorld screw pin and replace the front screw on the Screecher.
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P.S. Not sure why Aurora named these cars after Tjets that need oil!? First rule of marketing: pick an appealing name.
Where can you buy those screw-in guide pins? I got one AW car that came with that but I could not find only the pins for sale.
 

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I buy replacement OS3 Lightning Rods (For T-Jets and Similar Chassis) and put them into my 2 AW cars than came with those screw pins. So I had them extra. Slot Car Central sells those aka Magna-Steer cars rather cheaply. So fun to monkey with.
 

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"Not sure why Aurora named these cars after Tjets that need oil!? First rule of marketing: pick an appealing name."--CBwho?

After a 30+ year career in business, let me 'splain how it works:

~~"Marketing" comes up with a corny, ridiculous, or otherwise unappealing slogan, and follows it up with an expensive ad campaign that doubles down on the lunacy. Of course, this is for a flawed, overpriced, out of date, white elephant of a product that was behind schedule to begin with.

~~If the product happens to take off in spite of their flounderings, marketing takes 100% of the credit.

~~If it does poorly, marketing snidely blames the sales department.

I think they teach them all that in college. Guess which department I was in?
 

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Leave it to marketing to look at an Argintine weapon called a Bolas. Change the name to "Clackers'. Then sell them to kids as toys. I'm certain nothing will go wrong... right? I'm amazed we lived through it.
 

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From what I've read, the first version without pin was not very drivable. Some little magnets inside the shoes were supposed to keep the car on the track, but apparently didn't work very well, so they just made a newer version with a guide pin, no magnet inside the shoes and a fixed non-pivotong front. I bought the bare chassis, no idea what bodies it was used in.
 

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@Glock24, instead of weights, you need the magnets back in the shoes!! By eliminating the pivot and magnets, they forgot the reason for the initial design...

When you mentioned your car deslots easily, that confused me. Because mine with the AW pin and magnets in the shoes drives very nice and fun with drift action (on 8v, since they are low voltage cars). The only issue I notice is on tight 6 inch curves, they can be a bit spotty since the pin location relative to the pickups isn't ideal but it's easy enough to drive past it.
 
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