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OK here's one for the tuners out there, I've got my Jaguar MKVII up and running (pictures to follow) and runs quite nicely on scratchbuilt styrene chassis. It's using a Ninco sprung guide which is fully engaged to its full depth in the slot on my SCX compact test track. I'm running at 12V and have only a standard micro scalextric motor in it. Its not fast and I'm not looking for increased speed but the handling seems to be off. It's fine mid corner and corner exit where I can get a nice tail slide on it but on entry to the corners it will just roll over at relatively slow speed compared to the speed I can go through the corner. Any tips for improving which is a rather annoying trait on an otherwise pleasant car to drive?

PS. I'm running no mag, other than those in the motor.
 

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Thanks guys, I'll coat the front tyres with nail polish and round off the rears and see if that helps before adding an weight.
 

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Here's the car in question...



I think I've got it quite nice and low, here's the plasticard chassis...



the front wheels are independent and run in 1/8" brass tubes. I've swapped out the spring in the guide for one that keeps the guide down better, the Ninco one was a bit weak, the new spring doesn't effect the guide ability to swivel, its still nice and free...





the front wheels turn freely and don't snag or rub on the bushings or bodywork.

I thought it would handle better than it does so a bit disappointed with it. I'll check all the points mentioned above and let you know how I get on.

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Perhaps I'm asking too much with the proportions of this car


Guide turns freely but will remove the spring and replace with tube to see if that helps. Tyres barely touch the track with the spring fully extended but perhaps it compresses in the turns and like you say the fronts grab.
 

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Hi Lloyd, lights are 2mm 'lighthouse' LED's, they have a nice 2mm long nose to them so could stick them right through the bodywork at the rear. The lenses covering the fronts are all from the original diecast. The body screws are a little loose to allow a bit of body movement. I hope I get it sorted, spent far too much time on this one already
 

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Hi Peter, I didn't true the fronts
. I coated them last night and loosened off the body screws a touch. It was an improvement but still a bit roll happy so I added some weight, and bit by the guide and two bits on the bracket right under both rear axles. It's much better now and will slide out to its maximum guide rotation before coming off so have the time to adjust speed and stay on. Much more pleasant to drive.

Wheels and tyres are Penelope Pitlane type 'CB' with resin inserts I made from the wheels off the die cast.
 

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Thanks for the kind words guys


jhrico, that's a good point and one I haven't considered I'll have to watch out for that when I build my track as some of the turns will be tighter than the scx track.
 
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