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few questions

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does the amount of teeth a pinion has matter?

does it need to correspond with the axle?

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basically i want to upgrade my Renault F1's gears,etc

what is the best way to do this and what pieces am i going to need.

id prefer to buy from someone like Slot.it
 

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a smaller pinion can give quicker acceleration, as when exiting a corner.
a smaller crown gear can give higher top speed.

slot-it pinion gear will mesh with scalextric crown and vice versa.
on the scalex renault f1 car it is best to replace the scalex axle with a slot-it axle. also it is best to find aluminum wheels with which to replace those which are stock on the car. the knurling of the axle, done to prevent the wheels falling off, makes it near impossible to replace the wheels after removal and have them be round relative to the axle. that same knurling makes it difficult, not impossible, to use slot-it parts on stock scalex axle.

a question that must needs be asked: why do you want to regear the car?
 

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if you do get a slot it gear get an axel kit but be warned 24 tooth crown is only thing that will fit without a lot of work and the car will look kinda screwy at the end
my indy is an example its been drilled cut everything
 

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QUOTE (OWRacing @ 28 Aug 2004, 07:16)does the amount of teeth a pinion has matter?
Yes, the number of teeth matters in that the fewer teeth on a pinion, the more revolutions it must make to turn the crown (or spur) gear.

In other words, a pinion with 8 teeth must turn 3 times to turn a 24-tooth crown gear once.

Also of concern is the gear's "pitch". Though I couldn't tell you exactly what "pitch" means, you need to make sure that the pinion and crown (or spur) gears have the same pitch. This will ensure that they mesh properly.

-- Pete
 

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Pitch is the number of teeth per inch. 1/24th commercial track cars use either 48 or 64 pitch gears and you must use pinions and spurs that match. With most 1/32nd cars the motors are fixed in the chassis and can not be adjusted for the proper gear mesh. Slot.it makes spur and pinion gears that are actually of varying pitches that will match perfectly without having to move the motor.
 

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I thought that tweaking cars would be fun but it backfired on me terribly. I ended up with an SCX Impreza that had not traction and lights didn't work. I got it replaced and I haven't even touched it as far as tweaking is concerned. My Lister Storm ended up with a burnt out Fly stock motor which is yet to be replaced with a Slot It SIMX04. I did manage to fit a Xenon light kit to it which is superb. I really wouldn't want to mess with any car, just buy a fast car in the first place-you will spend more money modifying the old one than you will on buying a Slot It R8C/956.
 

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QUOTE (MR MAX @ 4 Sep 2004, 11:26)I really wouldn't want to mess with any car, just buy a fast car in the first place-you will spend more money modifying the old one than you will on buying a Slot It R8C/956.
So It'll cost me more than £30 to put some skinnies on a rally car, which none of Slot.Its offerings could compete in?

Even if you were to add 'costs' to basic tuning, it'll only cost, what? 20p for some sandpaper, a couple of quid for some oil and glue. For about a fiver (including the skinnies for the front) you have succesfully tuned your rally car to a competitive standard.

Sorry for going off topic............
 
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Hello folks.

Intergrali has/had an interesting project at Wrexham the other week which was a metallic blue Golf with the modified touch, as is everything with him at the moment.
But the Golf compete's as a GT, Rally and Touring car.

He had squeezed a Slot.it H.R.S chassis underneith which made it handle very well.

I believe pendle have Golf bodies for around £10 GBP and the chassis' can be obtain for around £10 GBP

That's all Folks!
 

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Soz, I'm a home racer so I was just thinking of the easiest option. I modded my Lister and it cost me a lot but it all had to be done so the light kit could fit-and it did. I had to cut the front tyres in half to get the wires to not rub the front wheels.
 
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