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I would like some opinions as to which older 16D motors had the most get up and go !
Sure, we have all come across motors that; for some odd reason or another; just flew
and were freaks. In the pics, I have shown some real fliers, and possibly the Chong is
unchallenged , but the Lenz and French are not too far behind, and the Dynamic Green Hornet
will keep up for a few laps, then slowly diminishes as it heats up. Any input, comments and
experience with these motors, and any other hot motor of the era, would be greatly appreciated!

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A vintage motor thread, great!!!

Here is a very rare beast, although not a proper 16D, it is the right size motor.
Back then, there were many many US rewinders, but UK ones were almost non existant.

Here a rewind made up of a Rikochet can/magnet with a Rikoflash endbell
When I bought the first one, I thought it was a home wind, but I later found the 2nd one fitted to a chassis.
Last, I found a magazine article describing it

Here is the Taylor Tuned Motor, not quite as sexy as an Orange Picker or a Thumbprint, but much rarer.

It is fitted with this armature

And here a magazine article about it

Now a coupe of US rewinds

Lenz Hemi with silver winding

Unknown rewind , Russkit 23 painted metalic red

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I read somewhere that you cannot put a can arm in an open frame where the brushes are at 90 degrees to the magnet (different timing).
You would need to use a Pittman 196 or an Atlas.

Here are few more high performace 16Ds

Blue Certus

European Orange Picker

My favorite vintage 16D, Champion Black Power motor, (only available from Champion of Europe I think) quick, good brakes and reliable.

Dyna rewind

Pink Mura

Probably home made rewind. (bought from young Ralph Parker)

Another unknown motor, look quite professional, crackle finish on the can and kakhi coloured epoxy.
Anybody out there knows who made it?

This is would be high performance if it could stop smoking everytime I run it.

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Zig, this is a great thread!

Chris, sadly, I have to work EB weekend.

Here is another skewed arm motor, Hemi based (The reason they are not popular in Slots is that smooth starting is of no benefit for us)

My Pink Mura is fitted with the arm in the foreground, I guess I could fit the one in the background.

Now a pointless Mura (I can't see any difference with a standard Mabuchi)

This time, a rewound one, Russkit 23 based (what else?)

?? Motor, ignore the Champion EB, I put that on.

Now a very ambitious home rewind (the centre of the laminations is showing through, but it is still the standard wire)

Anyone knows who made these arms?? Both have silver windings, (The colour marking may be a clue)

Another question: Standard colour wire covered with buff coloured epoxy, who made this??

Finally, as someone else posted a 26D, here is my favorite vintage motor bar none, the very elusive Mabuchi 270S.

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Here are a few fast FT36s

First is by Howkill

Next is a Green Hornet done by Dynamic.

Third is unknown, but it does look like the first one (Russkit can painted metalic blue)

Now a couple of 26Ds

First a metalic red one (same colour as the 16D shown further up the thread).

As it says on the tin.

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A few 36 size motors to start with.

Probably the only way to stop your endbell melting

A Cox Nascar with Ramboochi modification (new armature and new endbell) The performance is actually quite disappointing, the arm shaft is soft and wears out very fast. Mine had to be fitted with ball bearings to stop it self distructing.

A 36D with unusual vertical cut balancing.

There are 2 types of Johnson 333, one is a copy of the 36D, this is the other one.

A pair of Rikostreak, Mk1 and Mk2. To me it looks as if the Mk2 version is a copy of the Mk1 but made by somone else (which seemed to be the norm with Riko)

Finally, a Cobra 26D.

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Zig, glad to be of service; and it's always nice to show off the old collection.

Now, if I am allowed to show unusual motor (as opposed to just "hot" ones), then I have a few more I can post.

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