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#1 geardriven

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Posted 04 December 2016 - 09:15 AM

I have a H&R slider chassis mounted under a typical 1/25 model kit hard body.
The body is fully detail and with a simple interior plate ( no interior tub).
The chassis is set-up with standard RTR tires ( widened rear H&R tires of the same diameter).
The current motor is a Parma 16D home set motor with a Parma "pink" crown gear.
I want to add some bolt-in motor power and am looking for some suggestions.
Hard bodies are heavy and I want to go fast. I am looking to strike a balance between power and reliability.Lookin for a complete bolt-in, maybe in the Super 16D line..???...or others.
No drag racing...the car is used on a flat track with an approximate 40' straight and a backside combination of curves.
I want something hot with some reliability that will "haul the beans"....
Educate me...
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Posted 04 December 2016 - 09:22 AM

If you are using the Homeset 16d then just putting in a regular 16d will make a big difference. What are you using to power the track?


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Posted 04 December 2016 - 09:26 AM

Sorry...commercial track only....I have no home track at the moment.
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Posted 04 December 2016 - 10:39 AM

Chuck,

 

Like Mike said, a standard Parma Deathstar will liven up that car dramatically. Before they became NLA we ran them in a FCR Hardbody series.180-190 gram cars. Ran on a  155' Hill Climb and Kingleman.   They were reliable and re-buildable. If you want to try a Pro-Slot 16-D it will also work. Try a 9/29 or 9/30. 


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Posted 04 December 2016 - 11:31 AM

Havlicek can wind you a mean 16D/16C motor.


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Posted 04 December 2016 - 11:52 AM

I have a motor by John which flat out scares me....but I think I might have to contact him on this one....good idea..
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Posted 04 December 2016 - 04:17 PM

Put a Hawk Retro motor in it!! :)


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Posted 05 December 2016 - 12:45 PM

The 'roller' you describe would be usable in the Chicago area 'MidAmerica Hardbody Series' ...we run PS FK motors geared 7/32-33 on Kings, Ovals and flat tracks,

 

Back in the late 1980's, we ran Superwasps in them. (cutup womps).


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 02:04 AM

OK guys.....resurrecting this thread from the first of December, but I took Don Weaver's advise and contacted John....
We chatted a little bit a and I let the Doctor mix up an electrical potion that made an old, gray-colored Revell 16D into a flat-out beast.
It took a little bit of discussion and planning and we all moved through the Christmas holiday, but just yesterday, I received this small little mail package from East Hampton, NY.......enclosed was an electromechanical work of art....
Tomorrow I am installing the motor and hopefully get down to the track sometime soon to "release the fury".....
If you would like to know more about this motor, John created a thread in his section. The thread title talks of when a vintage 16D is really vintage.
It evolves around the build from start to finish starting out with a somewhat clean Revell 16D ending with a pro-built Orange-colored 16D..... This will be a real grocery hauler....lol
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