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You should be able to get a 917 body pretty cheaply, they're fairly common, might be worth looking for a complete car though so that you get some spare parts, Wayne should have some brand new motors of mine, I'm sure we can work something out.
 

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Steady on, your cars are fast enough already
 

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QUOTE (slowracer @ 31 Dec 2011, 11:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Steady on, your cars are fast enough already


As Red Bull will tell you, you have to keep making improvements otherwise the opposition catch up
 

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QUOTE (Julian_Boolean @ 31 Dec 2011, 17:43) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>perhaps he's going to build a spare car.

Good guess


Almost right...two or three spare cars


Probably a couple of pancakes and a couple of G+
Just experimenting really, trying to find out WHY my cars are so quick because I really don't know
 

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Shouldn't be worrying...the more spare cars I have the more I can lend out if anyone is struggling


There's still no guarantee I can replicate the speed of the ones I have anyway, maybe the pancake the the G+ seem so hit and miss
 

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I wish I knew why there's so much variation in them, I suspect it's down to how well the armature lines up in the chassis.
Got a brand new X-Traction out of the pack this morning and it's a quick one straight away, no idea why and I'm not going to take it apart to find out, the one I had that was quick is now slow so I'll be rebuilding that one.
 

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I've got so much to learn with all these slot cars and the only way is to strip and rebuild and swap bits over and see what is quick
 

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QUOTE (Julian_Boolean @ 1 Jan 2012, 11:53) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I wish I knew why there's so much variation in them, I suspect it's down to how well the armature lines up in the chassis.
Got a brand new X-Traction out of the pack this morning and it's a quick one straight away, no idea why and I'm not going to take it apart to find out, the one I had that was quick is now slow so I'll be rebuilding that one.

I think you are on the right track there, the AW top plate when installed in the MT chassis was a tight as hell


QUOTE (LeeH @ 1 Jan 2012, 13:13) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I've got so much to learn with all these slot cars and the only way is to strip and rebuild and swap bits over and see what is quick

Thats the only way i'm afraid, plus talk and listen to those that have done it (and got it right)
 

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My biggest worry is trying to replicate the performance of my G+, it would seam that out of the 5 G+'s I own no others either run as smoothly or have as powerful magnets.

I'm not too sure but I'm thinking the un-smooth running could be down to the motor bearings maybe worn too much, just an idea, haven't a clue really, I'm looking into finding some NEW bearings to see what difference it makes, and some NEW magnets to see if just maybe some have lost power over age. then the fun starts, taking them to bits with brushes and brush springs flying everywhere and almost impossible to put back...the joys of slot racing.

Maybe we need a separate CAR thread for this sort of chat?
 

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QUOTE (Julian_Boolean @ 1 Jan 2012, 17:34) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I've got new G+ motor magnets and flux collectors if anyone needs them

Before I buy new magnets I want to figure out why some are strong and some not, were they like that when they were manufactured 30 years ago or have some deteriorated quicker than others and they were all pretty much similar when new?

Is there anyone on here who was racing them back then and can remember?
 

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I'm getting a couple of motors off ya already mate will get some magnets sets as well
 

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I've just had delivery of some AW magnets, but they're not as strong as my last AW magnets were...anyone else found different strength magnets in AW's?
 
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