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John Roche
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Hi Folks,

The next race class at Wellinbugger is for front engined GT cars. Any preparation or tuning tips are most welcome.

Thre track is routed with sandtex finish and copper tape.

Thanks in advance.



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I have several front motor Flys that I run non mag on my Scaley Sport track. I find that about 5-7 grams just ahead of the rear axle and as close the center of the car as possible works well. Much more weight doesn't seem to increase acceleration traction and seems to make the car slide more. Good luck.
 

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Phil Kalbfell
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We use about 20/30 grams in our Vipers all placed in front of the back axle. One large piece under the interior and the rest along the sides but between the motor and axle.We also replace the Fly bearings with scalex to reduce the slop and allow the body to float.
We are running on routed tracks.

See web pages for track pics.

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Matt Tucker
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The golden rule is don't ever glue the motor or bushings in!


OK I feel guilty about trying to gain a misinformation advantage - you can use slot-it hubs and any rubber tyre - proslots are choice (but diff to get hold of) so if you can get slot-it p3s they might hook up pretty well. Axles and gearings got to be standard so if you running a Fly use Scaly bushings (the nylon ones or sport ones) and sort out the front axles esp if its a stubby set-up. Glue everything in and get the body to float nicley.

Weight - you'll need some to give rear grip but not so much that you can't brake or accelerate - I use about 5/6g but I know some use about 10-15g. Weight is trial and error based on your own driving style.

Fly Panoz will be most peoples choice but **** swears by the carerra panoz and he wins so there must be sommit in it.

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John Roche
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Thanks guys.

Matt, I forgot to check the rules last night so that's a great help. ( don't forget to send me the poster for the NSCC meeting)

See how sporting the Wellingborough members are




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I know this flys in the face of all conventional wisdom but....

My Scalextric Corvette runs absolutely beautifully on the Wolverhampton Sandtex track which is very similar to surface to Wellingborough despite (perhaps because of) me doing absolutely nothing to it.

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QUOTE (Coopdevil @ 17 Nov 2004, 14:41)I know this flys in the face of all conventional wisdom but....
My Scalextric Corvette runs absolutely beautifully on the Wolverhampton Sandtex track which is very similar to surface to Wellingborough despite (perhaps because of) me doing absolutely nothing to it. <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

My Scaley Corvette also ran very well after removing the magnet, with no other changes. I did add a little weight to the back, but I'm not sure it made much difference.
 

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Matt Tucker
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I did a bit of race prep at the track last night with my Fly Panoz. However it was easily out striped by a Carerra Panoz. There is a lot more to come from my Fly version but...

What would you recomend to run on a wooden non magnet track in a front engined GT class?

Cheers
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Jim Moyes
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Matt,

At Bolwextric we have run a Fly only Front engined GT class in the past and the Lister seemed to be the best one. Minimental and I used Corvettes without much success, and one of the lads has a very good Marcos, but the Listers, with the necessary gluing of propshaft bearings, seemed to rule the roost.

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definitely add some weight around the rear axle, i've managed to get mine to sit under the rear axle itself. Also glue in the bearing for the driveshaft, otherwise its a chewed up rear gear. At my local club (Quorn) the marcos is the quickest but several panoz's can give them a run for their money.
 
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