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#1 Slot_Grasshopper

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 07:43 AM

These were in a lot of '60s slot car chassis parts I recently got, they are made of brass, I have no idea what they are, or if they are even slot car related, anyone know? 

 

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 08:00 AM

Weights for Strombecker slot cars.


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 08:04 AM

A half hearted attempt to make a poor design grip the track and not just spin the tires. As a kid that had those cars with the front motor and long driveshaft, I can give first hand testimony about their poor desing and poor tires. I wonder now how many of the junk cars from the early race sets would have actually ran OK with silicone tires.
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Posted 24 August 2016 - 09:18 AM

Ok, thx for the id and info, I'm glad they're at least  slot car parts and not venetian blind mounting brackets, you never know what you'll  find mixed in with slot car part lots.


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 03:53 PM

recycling can lead to invention....


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 06:21 PM

A half hearted attempt to make a poor design grip the track and not just spin the tires. As a kid that had those cars with the front motor and long driveshaft, I can give first hand testimony about their poor desing and poor tires. I wonder now how many of the junk cars from the early race sets would have actually ran OK with silicone tires.

When did slot car manufactures start utilizing magnets for traction? First I remember were Aurora Magna-Traction HO cars.


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