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René 'Vialli' Christensen
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I have successfully changed the back axle on a Porsche 962C and made it drive real well with a little bit of extra weight.

Now I want to do it to a Mercedes C9, but the wheels stick out from the body and that is not allowed in my club.

There is no room to cut the axle shorter because of the chassis, so what do I do?
 

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Nothing to do with the back axle, but...
The one thing I hated about my Scaley Sauber, Porsche and Jag was the 'nose-up' attitude they had on the track. I noodled about with front axles, wheels and guides to get things looking more realistic, but the most successful mod I found for the Sauber was to cut 2 slots down the chassis, one either side of the guide mounting as far up to the motor as strength allows, so that the guide now sits in a sort of 'independant sprung arm'. The car sits better on the track, the front wheels roll, and the braid contact is improved. I put some Slot-it wheels & tyres on the back (no problem with projecting outside the body, by the way), and it goes really well now. A favourite track monster for my junior team.
Despite the above comments, I'm a big fan of those Group C Scaleys, and one of these days I'll get my Porsche worked up into a real Slot-it beater. One day.
 

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Gary Skipp
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Hi Rene

I'm using the C9 for the 12hr Group C (whenver it'll be
) and this is what I have done:

Skinnies or thin SCX rubber on the front

Slot.It P2s On the back

Trued and glued, wheels, tires, motor, bushes.

Glued the spoiler to the chassis so you can ahve body roll with a fixed spoiler.

Slackened the screws about 2 full turns (the head should be just above the chassis). Also, if you can, remove the body clip at the front as this restricts body movment.

Taken the lights out (replaced with overdrive, placed in strategic CoG position)

Weight between the motor and front axel (Od Kit) , some infront of back wheels (lead tape).

Oiled the mesh.

Everything else is standard, axels, wheels, motor etc.

It runs pretty good. Its not a Slot.It but its great fun and at 16V, it'll put up a fair challenge to nicno types.

Good Luck!
 

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Alan Tadd
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I have modified 4 of my Scaley Porsches.

1) Threw away the chassis

2) Built a replica chassis from PCB. (Chassis is now Flat and front wheels now correctly set).

3) Used a Slot.it In-line Flex Pod

4) Reused the Scalex Motor, but with Slot.it Pinion

5) Used Slot.it rear axle with Slot.it crown

6) Brass Tube front axle with Scalextric Axle

7) Used TSRF Guide and braids

8) Used Slot.it Wheels and inserts with P3 Rubber.

9) Throw away the magnets.

You will probably find it handles better than a Slot.it Porsche due to the stiffer chassis, and the deeper profile of the guide. If you want more speed then use one of the Slot.it motors instead of the Scalex, although not really necessary for Non-mag home use.

Regards

Alan
 

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this is no help for Rene but

as soon as the slot-it 956 became available i started buying cars and adapting the chassis to fit the old scalextric bodies. the Mercedes required lengthening the chassis about 1/4 inch. the jaguar wheelbase is identical. also did a chassis for the scx mazda 787. unfortunately that body is much more bulky than the the others.
 

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Im pretty sure this older Scaly Jag is a Group C car ,correct me if Im wrong, really like the look of these cars and am looking to get a hold of the Merc. Needless to say the car was pretty bad when I got it , the light s didnt work so I pulled the whole mess out which definitely increased the speed . I had bought the frt and rear axles for the Racing Saleen for another project , but the stock wheels were a very close design and it was in real need of some true running gear , the rear axle came with the purple set screw gear and I replaced the pinion. The pics were taken before I did some guide work, which after had the nose at least a couple mm lower , it looked and handled alot better after the guide work. I dremeled the shoulder flat that the guide hits against which lowered the nose , it worked very well as far as handling goes. I left the stock mag in as its so light , it gives a good mix of traction and controled slide, but this was only after the Slotit P3 tires were used , the stock rubber up front on these wheels crowned on each edge which lowered rolling resistance quite a bit , I think this one is going to get the Ninco light kit
Gotta have those lights


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René 'Vialli' Christensen
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That Jag sure looks great. I 'specially like the wheels!
Who made those and where can I buy them?

 

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Hi , they are good looking wheels arent they
I bought them quite awhile ago for another project , I think I got them from GS, they are the frt and rear axle set for Fly Racing Saleen. They are listed under Fly spares then click specials.


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Hey DE38,

Nice little runner you've got there. It's seen it's fair share of track work but you've certainly breathed more performance into it than it ever had new.
I have one too, it's still stock. I'm amazed how well it can be driven though against faster newer cars when you get into the groove.
 

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René 'Vialli' Christensen
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Hi DE38,
I think I get the picture about the guide and lowering the nose.


Do you think there is enough room at the backwheels to put a plastic plate to close the gap as the Silk Cut Jaguars looked like in 1989 without touching the tires/wheels?


I plan to buy some Silk Cut decals from Patto for my Jaguar.
 

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Hi Turismo , been awhile since Ive heard from you. This car has turned into one of my all time favorites , its a great runner , very drivable , just a blast to run, and yes its seen more than its share of track time.
Slotrace.dk , there should be enough room for that mod., the Fly wheels are the same dia. as the Slotit small hub wheels, if you have some fit them on the car and see what you think
, Ive also been thinking about a relivery of this car ,have to do a little research, do you have any links to check out the 1-1.


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