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G'day all,
I had been eagerly awaiting the arrival of my new GT40 Gulf and it arrived on Monday this week. As per usual I couldn't help myself but had to give it a run around the track, unboxed it and took the body off to true/oil grease etc and the first thing I noticed was that the front right hand tyre grub screw (for height adjustment) had been super glued in place because someone had made a mess of the grub screw hole during manufacturing. I'm not one who usually complains about these things but its not the first time I have recieved a 'Brand New' car only to find it damaged. I purchased the Nissan R390 Calsonic earlier in the year and it already had one of the front wheel components broken. I take it the thing that we call quality control doesn't exist with these cars or I'm just one of the unluckiest people around (Actually I am, usually when I buy something brand new theres always a problem-(Nissan Entrails a lemon,fridge blew up,microwave didn't work, numerous broken bones, car accident etc). I just thought I'd post this problem as I know there are quite a few collectors here on the forum and it wouldn't look good if in the future you sold your new GT40 to someone else for a tidy profit only for the person who bought the car from you to get stuck into you and say that you have used the car and repaired it with super glue. To say I was dissapointed is an understatement. I would take the car back to where I purchased it from but the airfare alone would probably buy me 10-15 more cars. Although I am peed off I would like to say this this won't stop me purchasing more's in the future. So much for a limited edition.
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Hello everyone, I've just recently had my Slot-it Gulf Ford GT40 (in fact I've had two of them). One of them I'd taken apart after a short run round my track, I'd noticed that on the set-up block the front tyres were well clear of the block so set about adjusting the front axle and sure enough the right hand grub screw was tight and then suddenly gave and it did appear to be glued in but I didn't think anything of it until I've just read this thread, I used a pair of longer spare grub screws on the underside of the chassis and removed the axle blocks, was then able to perfectly set the front axle.

I did notice that there were no eyelets on the motor wires (they looked as though they were just pushed in to the guide, something else I'd better check), I also found the rear axle assembly to be tight, it was much improved after re-setting, I also fitted a rear suspension kit which was a bit fiddly and replaced the rear tyres with a pair of 21x11 P6's, as yet its had only a small amount of running.

There were some minor blemishes on the paint over the left rear wheel arch (the other car was perfect however, body wise) haven't checked the running gear on this one as it was not going to be used.

I also have a Fly Gulf Ford GT40 and was glad to see that the Slot-it version didn't have the inaccuracies that were on the front wheel arches of the Fly version.

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