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I believe they are the same spec. I`ve changed a few as the sport is the only version I can obtain and it has not produced better performance. I don`t believe Scalextric intended it to?
 

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From what I've read several places the motors are the same, just the wrapping on the Sport version is different. At the Scalextric GT40 races I've been to there seems to be no difference in terms of speed between the standard and Sport models.

Lately I've only purchased Sport versions, but I guess that's just male stupidity thinking "more expensive is better"...
 

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In fairness Scalextric never said there was a difference or did I miss something? I never expected the motor to be quicker but just installed it as a replacement for a burnt out older type. I have to say I wish they would develop some new ones, as I have pointed out to Adrian.
 

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I have taken both apart and measured and metered everything...there is no diff except thesticker.

180t of 38 just like the Fly, MRRC, Evo 2 and so on.

Quality control is such that given a median, the can vary Plus or Minus 12% in performance.

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Scalextric are making a new range of motors and other "tune up" parts, they described them to us at the NSCC/Hornby weekend.

I think there is a thread about it somewhere.

The latest catalogue has a list shown in the background, but not complete.

They talked about ball bearings, different gears, pinions, axles, tryes, etc, etc.

We did suggest at the time that they were colour coded (or something similar) to help define them.

No release dates as far as i know.

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QUOTE (ProfFate @ 7 Feb 2004, 05:56 PM)Hi

I have taken both apart and measured and metered everything...there is no diff except thesticker.

180t of 38 just like the Fly, MRRC, Evo 2 and so on.

Quality control is such that given a median, the can vary Plus or Minus 12% in performance.

Fate
LOL!! I didn't need to pull one apart to find out!!
 

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Is there a difference between the mabuchi s and the older 80's mabuchi motor
I have a few of the older cars and they do seem a bit sluggish by comparison to the 90's motors.
 

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The couple of older cars i have seem to struggle when i put a magnet in them. they are the same speed as the modern Scalextric cars, but the motor gets a lot hotter, and eventualy slows. Im guessing the motors may have been beefed up for the magnets, but can anyone confirm this?
 

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QUOTE (Skeeter @ 21 Apr 2005, 15:28)The couple of older cars i have seem to struggle when i put a magnet in them. they are the same speed as the modern Scalextric cars, but the motor gets a lot hotter, and eventualy slows. Im guessing the motors may have been beefed up for the magnets, but can anyone confirm this?
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Yep that's exactly the same problem I've had are they or are they not 18,000rpm
 

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I cannot comment on 80s scalextric cars. They were not available to me in the 80s, and unless forced to, I would not have purchased them anyway. Not really a RTR guy.

The earliest RTR "S" can I have is from the MRRC Mercedes 154 reissue with the plastic chassis. It is mechanically identical to the current models.

If the physical size is the same, it is easy to pull the endbell and check with an Ohm meter(13bucks for a digital from Radio Shack in the US) should read 5 ohms on the wind. I would suggesst that the magnets have probably lost a little over time and need re-magnetizing.

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