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#1 Samiam

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 11:12 AM

Here's a car I acquired via an eBay auction that included a bunch of other stuff.

 

Just looking for info on the chassis mostly, although info on the little strap motor would also be welcome.

 

What does anyone know or see?

 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 11:30 AM

It looks like a Camen strap motor.

 

The chassis is so cut up, it's hard to say the origin.

 

But probably a Slick 7 or Camen.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 08:18 AM

Camen "P" chassis from around '89-92 or so. It was made into an early 1/24th eurosport type chassis.

 

I can't tell much about the motor from that one pix.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 01:13 PM

Have you try running it? Is there a number on the stacks?

I have a body that will fit.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 04:43 PM

When CASRA  started in the Northeast, some of the 1/24 eurosports used Grp. 27 arms & strap cans the first year.


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I heard they weren't going to make yardsticks any longer.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 05:07 PM

Thanks guys. I don't have the car yet. It's in transit.

 

Should be interesting to see what's going on up top.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:02 PM

Got the car today. Pretty sure Tom is right. It has all the signs of a Wing car with the light weight lead wire soldered flush at the guide. Center spine is hinged. Arm is a Camen 31-27.

 

Motor will get freshened up , some recycled retro tires mounted, throw a high downforce body on it and see if I can knock the walls off Doug's King.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 06:25 PM

Motor will get freshened up , some recycled retro tires mounted, throw a high downforce body on it and see if I can knock the walls off Doug's King.

 

I am confident in your ability to knock the walls down in any class of car as well as to set a new altitude record when launching over the bank :)

 

Cheers


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:44 PM

Are those two rusty pieces of piano wire shown in the photo above just there stuck on the front magnet? Is there anyone in NY who can zap cobalt mags for you? 


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I heard they weren't going to make yardsticks any longer.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 08:19 PM

They look like a couple cheap Allen wrenches to me.

You have to be careful zapping an old setup like that.

The rear magnet might come out while taking out the motor, or pop out while zapping.

At Koford when zapping cobalt setups, I place a piece of foam tire rubber between the mags in case one, or both, popped out.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 08:20 PM

Those were two .050" Allan wrenches.

 

I am pretty sure someone at PJ Raceway has a supper duper magnet zapper. I will NOT be calling Ken-NO.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 08:47 PM

Sam,
See above post.

We were posting at the same time.

Virtually no reason to zap cobalt magnets, especially in a fun car.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 08:50 PM

Mike,

 

Will I need a choke ?


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 08:55 PM

Maybe not with a wind that mild.

Especially if it has a "Eurosporty", high numeric gear ratio.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:02 PM

I will be replacing the gear since Doug does not allow metal spurs. Any recommendations on a ratio? I have zero 'sperence with cobalt motors. 


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:06 PM

If you gear it 8-38 or 8-39, I would think it wouldn't need a choke.

With metal gears, I only put the kabosh on them if they hang below the chassis.

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