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Don't know if this has been covered elsewhere, but...................
Can Guide blades on carrera slots be replaced with something more compatable with scaley sport track? Ferrari F1 very smooth, quick enough on my track and the magnet system makes a real difference to handling when moved from front to rear. (simulates understeer/oversteer balance like real thing).
however braids need constant fettling, would Scaley, SCX, Ninco or fly replacement guide fit?
 

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not a fan of carrera guide on scalex sport track, so I am also interest in answers to this too.

A sort of related solution which worked on my Carrera Bently and LMP Audi, is to replace the front tyres with skinnies. Made a huge performance increase on those cars, presumably in part by allowing more pressure on the guide
 

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QUOTE (dannyboy @ 9 Nov 2004, 08:32)I have modded my Bentley with a Ninco spring-guide and it works just fine! I had to drill the guide-mount a little to fit the Ninco-guide. Also use it on Sport-track and now it´s a blast (after i changed the gearing, axles, hubs, tires and motor. All slot-it).

Danny
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THE Carrera-story.... take all typical Carrera stuff (magnets, gears, axles, wheels, motor and guide) out and replace by generic.... the car will be fine but what if you like de idiosyncrasies of the typical Carrera items?

why not just buy a generic slot car and modify it instead? Oh you mean nobody makes the body like Carrera does.... you're absolutely right, some of their cars are stunning... well most of them are and the company's choice of cars is at least original which means they give us models nobody else do...

Maybe Carrera could sell bodies w/o running gear, so we all could build our own chassis? I know what I'd do in that case... F575 with Slot.It HRS chassis


any opinions out there?
 

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Graham Windle
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Carrera club some times have bodys available on their web site I got 2 merc 300s to build for the tassie targa race very cheap too
 

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Ninco fitted the first Carrera guide posts pefectly (including the first generation Bentley, but they are much narrower postholes nowadays.

Older Scalex wire-in blades (same as current MRRC), Ninco sprung and Ninco black standards all fit the 2004 chassis, but you'll have to scrape/shave the shaft down a little or sand out the posthole a tiny bit to allow smooth sideways movement...and you'll need the right eyelets to keep the braids in place.
 

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Graham Windle
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the tsrf guide is the best option but If you check out my carrera race prep a small piece of copper tape cure the wobble and small front take care of the pick up , earlier this year I ran a competition using carrera cars set in this way on sport track in the villiage hall 80 competitors 4 carrrera cars no problems no breakdowns
 

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QUOTE I have modded my Bentley with a Ninco spring-guide and it works just fine! I had to drill the guide-mount a little to fit the Ninco-guide. Also use it on Sport-track and now it´s a blast (after i changed the gearing, axles, hubs, tires and motor. All slot-it).

Danny

I did exactly the same to my 575; tear out all the lightning stuff, ninco guide, slot-it axle, hubs and motor plus NSR tires....now it is faster than the new fly viper (both without magnets of course...)

zubi
 
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