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Hi all,

First off a bit of background.... I had a few scaley sets when in my childhood and spent endless summers setting up tracks on our garage floor and racing away solo of with my brother and friends. Had a few cars back then.

Fast forward to now and i bought myself the Mclaren F1 Scalextric set. Although i love it i have notice a fair amount of differences. Firstly the track joints. Another one is the cars themselves.

I want to clean the motor and gears from dust but im having trouble taking the bottom off. I took the 2 screws out and i was able to remove the bottom from just under the nose, but the other piece wont budge! I dont want to force it and break it so im asking you guys how do i remove it?

Secondly i have noticed that the guides have changed as well. Back then, it has a push and clip function which comes out with a little force and i can change the braids. These new cars are different. How do i remove the guide (without breaking it)?

Sorry for such noob quesitons.
 

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QUOTE (FuNkSty @ 7 Feb 2012, 05:16) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I want to clean the motor and gears from dust but im having trouble taking the bottom off. I took the 2 screws out and i was able to remove the bottom from just under the nose, but the other piece wont budge! I dont want to force it and break it so im asking you guys how do i remove it?
According to the service sheet from scalextric website http://scalextric.hornby.com/downloads/sca...service-sheets/ there should be 5 screws holding the chassis to the body. Have you removed all the screws. The service sheet I checked is on the 1st page from the link towards the bottom of the page - SS 342C Mclaren (C2262 C2263 C2415 C2416 C2554 C2555)

QUOTE Secondly i have noticed that the guides have changed as well. Back then, it has a push and clip function which comes out with a little force and i can change the braids. These new cars are different. How do i remove the guide (without breaking it)?
You can see from the service sheet as to how the guide fits into the chassis. You just need a little bit of force (preferably from above) and the guide will come out.
 

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I have checked the service sheets but most of them seem to be for older models. I cant seem to find one for the 2011 model. And upon looking under the car i can only see 2 screws. one at the back and another in the middle near the nose. I have tried sliding it each way to see if it slides out to no avail. I will try again when i get home from work but unless someone knows how i might be in a bit of a pickle!

Another question aboutt he braids.... In the old days when the braid was worn out, i would just simply reverse them round so the worn out bit is inside the guide and vice versa. Can i still do that today? im looking at the braids and they seem shorter.
 

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Don't know if this will help but I have the LTD Edition Lewis Hamilton McLaren/Mercedes F1. There is 1 screw for the rear wing, 2 screws just in front of the magnet, 1 more screw on the same plain as the other 2, and if the car is DPR (Digital Plug Ready) there is the screw that holds this plate down and upon removing this plate there is another screw which I'm pretty sure holds the front end/nose wing onto the car, a total of 6 screws to remove, maybe only the 5 without removing the rear wing. Haven't taken this car apart since chipping it so I'm pretty much going off memory. With the braids you just remove the round braid plate by pushing it forward, pulling it up and removing it to expose the braids. You can re-use the braids by removing them and replacing them on the other way after a good clean if you like but if you have the spare braids that usually come with the cars a quick changeover is easiest and you can always put new braids on the round braid disc and store until you need new braids again.

Matt
 

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Hello,

Just thought i should mention my idiocity. When i got home i had another look and i failed to spot the 2 screws deep inside the undercover.

Goes to show what beer and 11pm does to you!
 
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