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Hi!

Yesterday I run with my Scalex GT40 in a race for classic cars (almost all Fly Classic)
. With ten cars present I finished in the seven place. It was a poor race for me because I loose speed in every curve of the track, the reazon for this was the modifications I have made in the guide in order to get a more "driveable" (this word exist in English?).

This afternoon I made some minor improvements in the guide and the car runs better and turn with more speed without "deslotting" (and this word?). Nevertheless I notice one of the back axle whell is twisted.
Where can I find plastic wheels to this car?

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Most good slot stores should have, or should be able to get, replacement axle sets for your car. You can get the rear set complete by itself. If it's a front wheel (which I doubt), you may have to buy the chassis kit.
 

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BWA's wheels are great, but I'm guessing that you are located in Germany? If so, you can get these Maxi-models wheels from Motodrom:



Kind regards,

Russell
 

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QUOTE (Dennis David @ 9 Nov 2003, 02:03 AM)Don't get plastic wheels get these. BWA Wheels

I would like but the rule for this classe of races do not allowed. I must use plastic wheels AND it must be from same period of the car (I can not use the plastic wheels from Slot.It)

No, Russel, I live in Portugal, but is easy to get that wheels in Germany if it is in plastic, but I don't think so...

Dickie: this is new to me I think Scalextric does not sell spare parts for its products. I never saw it in any model shop here in Portugal or Spain. I must ask.

Thank you for your replies.

Regards from Vila Real, Portugal,

SilberPfeil
 

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BWA does in fact have a German/European distributor.Contact Klaus at Overdrive Slot Service,and he will be happy to help.
 

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Here are the part #'s for the rear axle sets, complete, with a motor pinion as well.

W8575 Ford GT40 Rear Assembly with Chrome Wheel Hubs c/w Motor Pinion
W8576 Ford GT40 Rear Assembly with Black Wheel Hubs c/w Motor Pinion
W8577 Ford GT40 Rear Assembly with Gold Wheel Hubs c/w Motor Pinion

And for the underpans, complete with front axles

W8578 Ford GT40 C2403 Gulf #9 c/w Front Axle assembly
W8579 Ford GT40 C2404 Gulf #6 c/w Front Axle assembly
W8580 Ford GT40 C2464 Pale Blue #1 c/w Front axle assembly
W8581 Ford GT40 C2463 Black #2 c/w Front Axle assembly
W8582 Ford GT40 C2465 Gold #5 c/w Front Axle assembly

If your local hobby store doesn't stock them, or won't order them, try an online store. I don't know of any in Portugal, but I do recommend Pendle's if you don't mind ordering from another country.
 

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QUOTE (Dickie @ 9 Nov 2003, 07:32 PM)And for the underpans, complete with front axles

W8578 Ford GT40 C2403 Gulf #9 c/w Front Axle assembly
W8579 Ford GT40 C2404 Gulf #6 c/w Front Axle assembly
W8580 Ford GT40 C2464 Pale Blue #1 c/w Front axle assembly
W8581 Ford GT40 C2463 Black #2 c/w Front Axle assembly
W8582 Ford GT40 C2465 Gold #5 c/w Front Axle assembly

Funny, I have two Scalex Gt40: one red (to be in the shelve) and other (to the track) plain white and these does not appear in your list. Anyway I need the rear wheels.

Best regards from Vila Real, Portugal,

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The red #3 and the gold #5 both came with the gold colored wheels. Not sure what the white one came with.

Sounds like you're racing the white one, in which case it may not be too important which set of wheels you get, as long as you get some right? Check around the hobby stores, I'm sure somebody will have what you need. Or at least be able to get them for you.
 

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QUOTE (Dennis David @ 10 Nov 2003, 06:44 AM)Hey Silberfeil check out ... Die Silberfeil
Hi David!

A fine website of yours!
Beside of both like the Silberpfeil's I think we drive the same type of car...
 

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I remember an interesting discussion on another forum a year or two back.
One guy claimed that it is possible to to straighten out a twisted plastic wheel by mounting it on a straight axle and heating it in hot water, followed by spinning in the chuck of an electric drill or similar. I contradicted this by suggesting that an out of round wheel could only be made worse by this method. I can't remember how the debate ended, but I still believe I was right!
Anyone else have any thoughts on this?
 

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I don't know if this helps but...
Something I've done on a few of my cars is to pin the spur gear directly to the wheel. If you use a set screw gear, that will hold the axle straight and true, and the wheel can be located to it with just a couple of brass pins drilled through unobtrusively. You can reduce the hub of the wheel and snuggle everything up close, and the wheel has a good chance of running true. It can help maximise the available track width between the rear wheels so that you can fit the sidewinder motor neatly.
 
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