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Champion 26D sidewinder - fixed rear axle?


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#1 98arturo

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 09:33 AM

Can anyone tell me something about this frame? It looks like a Champion built in Japan, but I have never seen the 26D sidewinder!
 
Thank you very much.
 
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Posted 17 May 2016 - 10:51 AM

It's not a Champion frame. It is an Aoyagi (AYK) chassis that was marketed in Japan, Australia, and the UK. None made it to the USA.



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Posted 17 May 2016 - 10:57 AM

And the slots at the rear suggest to me that the motor was fixed and the rear axle was adjustable.


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 11:00 AM

An interesting frame, but I've never seen anything like it before. The motor apprears to be fixed while the rear axle is adjustable for different gear meshes. There might be brackets or some other axle holding fixture that uses the slotted holes, not shown in your photos


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 11:10 AM

Bill,

 

It had the same oval bronze flanged bushing used on the original stamped aluminum Champion sidewinder frame, but now placed horizontally. It had two positions, like on the Champion frame. An outside stamped brass bracket retained each bushing, with a small bolt and nut underneath. 

 

Remember that none of the "American made" Champion products were ever actually made in "America" but were subcontracted to a person of Japanese descent who supplied just about everything to Champion except bodies, under the "United Commercial" name. Even Bob Rule did not know until relatively recently that his chassis and motor parts were made in Japan... many by AYK, others by various small contracted businesses.

 

Same with the motor parts, ALL of them! But the motors WERE assembled in Chamblee from these Japanese parts.



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Posted 17 May 2016 - 12:35 PM

Thanks, Philippe.

Interesting, I'll try to realize what you have described.

Thanks again.


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 01:34 PM

Thanks, Philippe, for the added info.

I had forgotten about those bushings, although I do have a 36D chassis with them in it.

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 03:01 PM

Hmm, have a bunch of these inlines, but had never seen the sidewinder version - thanks! 

 

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 01:28 AM

Here is a picture of the adjustable rear axle bracket and motor clip (at the back is a brass version of the same)

 

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They also made a straight copy of the Cox chassis that uses the same motor mount (but for 16 & 36 type motors)

 

 

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 03:58 AM

Thanks Joel - still a very rare one for me. 

 

You mean a copy of the four Cox brass frames for the 16D And 36D motors? Also chromed? 

 

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 04:41 AM

I had one of those with a 26D, my first race car. Pulled the pin tube off and made brass side pans and a brass drop arm.


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