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Bought the Autoart Nissan Fairlady today from Modelzone, but the gears are slipping, I know I should take it back but it was only £9.99 and the last in the shop.


Question is I only found 2 screws on the base to secure the body so I assume the back of the base slots into the body some how but I don't want to break anything taking it apart to have a look. I'm sure somebody on here has already done this so help please.


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Hi Roger,
What position where these two screws in? One in the front and one at the back or both front or both back??

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OK ..... this usually means that there some small lugs that are wedged into the rear bodywork.

I would gently raise the nose of the car from the chassis and check for any binding on the sides in case there are exhaust pipes protruding. If the sides are clear try pulling the chassis forwards with gentle pressure.
 

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Hi ,

I have three Fairladys.The third one moans and groans when you take her for a ride.
If your Datsuns are the same as mine(not the third one) the screw at the back is concealed by the exhaust silencer box.This silencer is removed by inserting a thin screwdriver between the back of the car body and the silencer and then gently levering the silencer off.The silencer is reatained in place by two press fit studs that push into the body.

Hope this helps. My cars(belive it or not) actually have a sticker giving you the above instruction.

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Bryan

Should read bottom of the car body and not the back
 

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Hi Roger,

Only a pleasure.I am glad I could help this time.I am always looking for help.
I am not sure if a Scaley pinion will fit or mesh...have never tried...but perhaps you could try and stick the pinion with a dab of superglue.Just determinne beforehand where it shoud sit on the shaft to mesh properly before the gluieng.

Ja,spares are a problem(in South Africa anyway) with some of these other makes of slot cars...at least with Scalextric, spares are easier to get.

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Roger,

If the 4WD is the same as the Lamborghini it has 10/28 drive which means a 9 or 11T Scaley would fit if you move the crown gear a little but will give you different gearing. Hopefully some superglue will fix them if they are not split.

Some 4wd models run faster front wheels than rear so if you have to use a scaley put the smallest one on the rear. But a lot depends on the stance. This will only work if the front wheels are slightly off the track on the straight.

If you stick with 10t and buy some more check the diameters first before buying. Standard in-line is 5.5mm
Ie slot.it SIPI10 Standard SW gears are 6.5 but you can also get some at 6mm.

Sorry if long winded it is a slow day today!
 

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Thanks Arbath Mike for the PM and other info here.

I should have said it is front engined with spring and long spindle so it's not 4 wheel drive.

I have sorted the problem in a surprise way, normal white in line Scalextric pinions were also

spinning on the shaft so I tried a black side winder one which was a good snug fit and meshes perfect.
 
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