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Just got my latest order from Spain: Fly GT40 A183, Fly Ferrari Daytona E652 and the Ninco Porsche 911 Turbo... I was quite surprised to see that inside the Ferrari Daytona was not the usual Mabuchi S-can but a Fox type motor, even without the wrapper that's been on the 'racing' motors previously.
 

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The marking on the motor is PC-130SF 16115BT, which implies that it's actually a Nichibo, not any type of Mabuchi FK130 (Fox/Cheetah) at all even though the can is externally similar. The specs for Nichibo PC-130SF types in general give < 10000 rpms and very low torque (20g/cm max.), but I could not find the specs for the 16115BT variant...

Does anyone know what's behind this mystery motor?
 

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QUOTE Does anyone know what's behind this mystery motor?

A mystery pinion?

Sorry, that'll be the brandy talking!

I'll get me co.......

Mr.M
 

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Seriously, though, has this different motor been fitted with adaptors or have they altered the underpan to suit (preferably sliding the motor back a couple of inches at the same time
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And while we are on the subject of the Microsoft-like electric motor world dominance of the Mabuchi corporation, somebody(Prof Fate-I think) recently suggested that the SCX motors are one of theirs. I had always assumed (bad thing to do, I know) that these were in-house products, but as the later Team Slot cars have a very similar powerplant there may be something in it. Mind you, the early Team Slots had a virtually identical copy of the old Triang RX and I've seen photos of some nice ladies back in the sixties making these in the Scalextric factory, so don't try and tell me that "old Ken" had a hand in them too!

Please!

Mr.M
 

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There's an adaptor, slightly different this time than the ones used with the racing motors before... as far as I can see, there's no change in the chassis itself -> no chance for a solid front axle.
 
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