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Hi there everyone,

Burnt out the motor in my Fly Lola T70 tonight
- What should I replace it with for home racing on my Scalextric Classic Track
- I would like something with a little more punch but bearing in mind that with a 16 x 4' layout the longest straight is just 12' also not going mad on price (£10/12)
I guess it is best to leave the gearing as it was? I would like to buy a motor with the pinion fitted as I do not have the right tools to change them. All advice will be appreciated and where to buy on the internet (Get slotted have various).

Thanks
Mark
 

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with 12 ft. straight the stock motor is probably the best replacement. decent speed and good acceleration.
faster motor likely would never wind up to its full rpm anyway.
perhaps replace the eleven tooth pinion with slot-it ten tooth, slight increase in acceeration w/out losing top end.
if you have old scalextric motors laying about they are the same as the standard fly motors. saves lots of funding for more cars.
 

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Hi Mark

When ever I burn up a motor or want to change out for something a tad quicker I go with one of the slot it motors.... the univerals motor would be best as the shaft is long on both ends so it will fit most any chassis that takes that type of motor.

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i would say tools (inexpensive but specialist tools) are vital to change a pinion! Doing so without a pinion puller and pusher will stress the shaft and the bits attached to it, and stuff inside the motor. Fairly sure it will negate any running in of the motors, if not the acual motor upgrade, even if the motor still works afterwards!
 

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I agree that a Slot.it motor (the 25000 rpm one) would be the best and easiest replacement. There is one made for Fly Sidewinders, and it will drop straight in. A word of caution though - you may well see an increase in performance that will mean that every other car you get to race against the Lola will need to have a Slot.it motor too, so adding £10 to the the cost! That's what happened to me, and I ended up with a lot of spare Fly motors and a lot of Fly Classics that were just as evenly matched as before, only a bit quicker...

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Cheers Guys for all the advice......


I think the sensible option is to stick to a similar stock motor or else all my other Fly Classics will need the same and it will be endless £££££££ , I have ordered a pinion puller/pusher and a motor from Pendle - They were very helpful - As a bonus I managed to pick up a New Martini 917K body from Pendle for one of my damaged Fly Porsches at just £7

All the best
Mark
 
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