here is a pic taken by SwissRacer of his test model of the new blue 550 Dapretto offering and my red Maxslot (Italy), built with a Marlboro style livery and an original Topslot 550 on a Slot.It chassis with with Bigslot and NSR running gear.
(Hope Swissracer does not mind if I pubblish his great pic!)
I have got two of these cars from Milan (one the same livery as the one shown above and the other is in the olive garden livery) They have different chassis (i would post pics but digi camera not playing ball), but both are fantastic and quick once i'd replaced the foam tyres with rubber scalextric ones (all i had at the time) They don't have magnets and lap fantasticlly quick.
The only work i have done on either is oiled the moving parts and trued the scaley rear tyre (still foam on front).
These are probaly my 2 fav cars in my collection. I acn not recomend Milans cars highly enough.
QUOTE (wayneslot @ 13 Jul 2004, 16:13)once i'd replaced the foam tyres with rubber scalextric ones (all i had at the time)
I also have the no. 88, but don´t run it as it has those foam-tires. How do I get the foam of the rims? Or do you replace the hubs (for Slot-it) as well???? I wont mingle with the car untill I know for sure.
To get the foam of the wheels which was very well glued on. I just cut the foam with a modeling knife taking off as much as possible. Then i ran the wheels over some sand paper as if truing the tyres until all the foam was rubbed away. Then i put on some new scaley tyres (xj220) and then trued them and it's been great, handles really well.
The wheels are connected to the axle with a screw (allen key head) so replacing the wheels and tyres should not be difficult , theonly reason i didn't replace the whole wheel and tyre combo is that i really like the wheels, so i just replaced the rear tyres.
I like the inserts/wheels as well, thats why I was so hesitant to do something about it. How do you fit the Scaley-tires? I mean, the rim must be flat? Do you glue them on or.......? And do you know of any silicones that will fit the rim?
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