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I got me Scalectrix black Merc CLK DTM Ltd
. I will be running it solely on wood and need to add some weight. The problem now is that after I've removed the screws, I can only get the body about an inch away from the chassis
. The wiring to the lights seems to be too short. Do I have to remove the whole circuitry and replace it when I get the body back on or do I cut the wires
and fit longer ones? Any ideas.
 

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Ease the lot out mate, the lights should come out with the chassis.
Sounds like the lights have come away from the chassis and are a little stuck to the body.
A Gentle but firm pressure should ease them out.
 

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QUOTE (Swissracer @ 20 Sep 2004, 11:29)Ease the lot out mate, the lights should come out with the chassis.
Sounds like the lights have come away from the chassis and are a little stuck to the body.
A Gentle but firm pressure should ease them out.
Thanks Swissracer. That seems to be the problem. The lights are still in the body and not on the chassis. Will give it a go.
 

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QUOTE (MK2-Escort @ 20 Sep 2004, 10:43)The corvette L88 and TVR 400R's are a right pain to open up

Yup - I bought 2 TVR 400R's yesterday, and on first opening, both were tough to get off. After a little investigation through the 5 mm, of clearance, I worked out, a little gentle force (and not just levering it with a screw driver
), they would come off a treat.

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personally, I prefer a more realistic car which is hard to open, than one with obvious part lines half way up (like the join line along the scalex GT40 cars' nose - much as i like that model)
 

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Mampara, just be careful and watch if your headlight lenses pop out as you ease it all apart.

This is one thread that I would like the new dude at Margate to read up and act upon! You're packing these cars tighter than "a snake's arse in a wagon rut" (source - Good Morning Vietnam)
 

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QUOTE (like the join line along the scalex GT40 cars' nose - much as i like that model)

I have got 2 of these cars and I agree, the line is very obvious-yet they are dead simple to ease apart. Just won a Scaley Chevvy L88 and TVR T400R off Ebay yesterday, they haven't been sent here yet, so I wont bother taking them apart, when I do that with slot cars, things usually go wrong!
 

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Well guys, I managed to get the lights away from the body. Damn those little headlight lenses are a pain aswell. The problem now is getting the whole caboodle back. There is a thin slot where the circuitry fits into the body and if you fit the lights back in the chassis before reassembly, you can forget about getting it into the body. I eventually just removed it and it snaps together with no problems now. The car is for racing anyway, not show. Thanks for the help.
 
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