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Hi
I am thinking of upgrading the rear axle bearings/bushings.
Does anyone know a good supplier of ballbearing races made for this purpose.

These will be for Scalextric standard cars to start off woth.
Also what are the dimensions need?

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Hi Az.
Ninco have a purpose designed ball bearing set available for their cars but, of course, Ninco cars have a 2.5mm axle diameter as opposed to the Scalextric (and most others) standard of 3/32".
The problem you're likely to encounter with Scalextric cars in particular is that the wheels are moulded directly on to the knurled axle ends. Once removed they'll never go back on properly again.
My suggestion is to remove the whole rear axle, gear, wheel set-up and replace them with after-market stuff. You can always clip them back in if the changes don't work out.
If you find suitable ball bearings let me know.
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Lowrider.
 

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Cheers Lowrider

Try this http://members.optusnet.com.au/bpatto/gears&bearings.html
But they are very dear.
I live near a bearing manufacturer/supplier whose prices are a 1/10th of the site above.
I just need specific measurements for the scalex axles.
I have replaced hubs in the past with mixed results but I do have some spare hubs for this test.

If it works out I will then look towards getting aftermarket hubs & axles.

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MB-Slot ball bearings, sold typically in Italian shops, e.g. www.slotcars.it. These are for 2,38mm axle, external size the same as a "normal" brass bushing.
 
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