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Carrera's Mustang guide placement

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We've got a Carrera muscle class for box standard cars. By 'muscle' we mean anything born in the USA. Classic NASCARs vs. Pony Cars vs. Muscle vs. modern Mustangs and Chargers.

Figuring that all Carreras are born equally brakeless, overweight and wooden-tyred, I thought that the '67 Mustang fastback - originally released to tie in with The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift - was a fair choice. I found a nice candy red one that looked just the job... until I took it off the plinth.

Guide behind the front axle, anyone? At what point did that become acceptable behaviour for any slot car designer?

Now I must admit that Carreras are my least favourite cars by a mile, not least because we insist on running them the wrong way round the track. To add this kind of insult to the injury of having to shell out for an unwanted car seems a little bit stiff to me, however.

When Scalextric has even managed to get the guide up front of a classic Mini, failing to do so on the socking great schnoz of a Mustang seems woeful. Does anyone have experience of trying to convince this thing to go around corners as I haven't dared try it out - firstly on principle and secondly because I don't want to add to the Fiat-like depreciation that Carreras suffer from!

Yours, perplexed!
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We ran a class for GT’s in a recent past, which, eventually, turned out to be a failure. But, nevertheless, one of the chaps there found the Aston Martin, with it’s long wheelbase, had too much “drift” in it, breaking out too much. Seeing that the HRS chassis was permitted, he then took the loose guide from the HRS2 chassis and used that on the HRS and modified the existing guide to only take the front axle and wheels. The result was that the guide ended up behind the front axle and the car behaved better and handled as predicted.
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