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Hi There


We have run a small, highly social slot club in my garage for the last 15 years or so.

4-Lane Scaley classic track - several classes mostly out of box Scaley and Ninco and only interference is trued/glued tyres and the usual lubrication and maintainence that you would expect (also the oddbit of weight here and there when required and Ortmanns on some classes.) I keep and maintain all of the cars to keep them running equal.

Have just got half a dozen new Scaley Porsche GT1s at a great price and we will race them next season as a new class.

Want to have a play though and upgrade the running gear on them all to experiment and try to understand better the effect of gear ratios etc. I get the theory, but would like to 'feel the difference' so to speak and race one ratio against another to compare.

So, can anyone amongst the experts here suggest a combi of axle/crown/pinion,bush and hub/tyre that will fit these particular cars?

Another thing, I like cars to look right, so inserts on the hubs essential - not keen on ali discs on show.

Thanks in advance,

Best Regards,

Chris
 

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You can probably get Slot.it or NSR parts to suit, but it all adds up if you have to buy axles (if the GT1s have knurled axles you'll have to replace them to fit the after-market parts), gears, wheels and inserts four times over. Basically high gear ratios suits twistier circuits where one is accelerating from corner to corner, at the expense of top speed, whereas the opposite is true for long sweeping tracks. From my experience (running an amateur club in Dunsfold a few years ago) racers are happy so long as the cars you supply them are equivalent.
 

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Bung a SlotIT 10t SW pinion on and your car will have more acceleration and braking, but you'll lose about 1000rpm at top-end speed. Stick a 12t on and the opposite will happen. It's easy if you have a pinion fitting/removal tool.

Drop an email to pendleslotracing if you don't know which pinions to buy, or if you need a tool.

The Ninco tool is fine, despite what the wealthy puritans say about blowing a stack of cash on an NSR or SlotIt tool for the sake of such a dinky little bit of metal
 

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Thanks Screwneck,

I've had a Ninco tool for years and you're right - works just fine. The motors are inline on the GT1s. I tell you though, for a amateur fettler its a bit of a minefield! I get all the ratio/speed acceleration thing and fancied a bit of an experiment with these cars to be honest, so last night I had a muck about with some scaley hop-up parts I bought some time ago for this purpose (bushes/crown/pinion/axle/ali hubs and sili tyres - for 'le mans style car'). Guess what - all fitted together beautifully - apart from the fact that once the tyres were on they fouled on the arches!

Must say though, not a big fan of having to buy a box of five different ratio/length everything, and why on earth have the crown element of the drive in three different bits?

Thats why I thought I'd try somebody elses stuff!

Thanks for the replies.

Best Regards,

Chris
 

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Hi we run a wide range of classes a tour club and are able to upgrade all of the running parts motors, bearings, axles, rims tyres gears etc.

As mentioned above the Slot.it, NSR route is very sound but you may also with to consider the SlotingPlus range as well.

Regards

Ray
 
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