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#1 dc-65x

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Posted 25 March 2022 - 05:34 PM

I came across this packaged new old stock Mura Power-Pak 16D armature with brushes and brush springs:

 

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Sure looks like it could be a true rewound Mabuchi armature and comm:

 

Mura Power-Pak armature (2).JPG

 

The clockwise timing is clearly marked:

 

Mura Power-Pak armature (1).JPG

 

A CW timed Mura. That blows the old adage, "Mura's are always CCW timed."

 

Just goes to show when it comes to vintage slot cars don't say "NEVER" or "ALWAYS".   :D


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Posted 25 March 2022 - 06:26 PM

For sure. M-41 is pretty early. Looks pretty hot for a stock comm.
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Posted 03 April 2022 - 03:50 PM

1/4V??? 

 

That can't have been too early, and I'm surprised that Mura would still be using stock commutators at that point and for that degree of hotness. Balancing hole seems a bit sloppy too. 

 

Any ideas Rick? 

 

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Posted 08 May 2022 - 02:41 PM

I have the M-40 36d 1v power pak (wound for use with transformer powered tracks).
Looks like Mura repurposed the real early packet with the ink stamp as the wind got hotter, id say it was still pretty early though.

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Posted 08 May 2022 - 05:40 PM

What you say about the packaging makes sense to me Lee. 

 

Mura and Lenz were both in contact starting out their fledgling businesses. Having spoken at length with Dave Lenz (Bob's younger brother) Mura and Lenz started out very small. After working his full time job Dave Lenz simply dewound and then rewound stock Mabuchi motors. Using fewer turns of heavier gauge wire, experimenting with advanced timing and trying to keep things in one piece with epoxy and thread. Over time their businesses grew in quality and sophistication. 


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