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#1 geardriven

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:56 PM

I have just aquired this 1/24 chassis (eBay item #352373885808).
I now have two of these and I would like to create a few hardbody slot cars for commercial track use.
I am looking for motor suggestions for what I think are the "new school" 16D series motors.
Some I speak to suggest "a Pro Slot 16D" but I see quite a few variations and my knowledge about motors in the 16D series is extremely limited. Some others suggest a 16C series motor...???
My objective is a motor which will have the ability to move the weight of a hardbody....something fast that will keep my attention and challenge my skills. I have a DiFalco DD271 to "drive with"...
I definitely don't want a "hand grenade" or something temperamental that needs to be rebuilt every other week.
A pump gas 502 in 1:1 terms.....
Also a recommendation on a pickup guide and brushes again for commercial track use....
Open for suggestions and will reply to any questions....
Chuck Tresp




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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:18 PM

Chuck, take you chassis to one of the local Chicago commercial raceways, such as Chicagoland, Mid America, etc. to see what they sell for motors, bodies, guides, gears, tires, etc that you can use to build your cars. Since you plan on running these cars on a commercial track, your parts business will help them to stay open. eBay has plenty of items they'll sell you, but they don't have any tracks where you can use what you bought. The commercial raceway owners will be able to answer your slot racing questions too.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 01:27 AM

Bill,
I deal with Mike Swiss at Chicagoland Raceway.
My only regret is that my personal schedule at home leaves me next to no free time for track enjoyment.
The DiFalco DD271 I refer to, a slot car or two, small parts and chemicals all have been purchased over the counter at Mike's...
I am in business myself and I am aware of the reciprocating trade benefits.
I ask my questions based on my desire to learn (expand my knowledge) as the avenues for knowledge and opinion can sometimes stretch farther than local slot car tracks.
I would be remiss to think that a purchase or two has been made by the majority of slot car owners at one time or another on eBay or alternate places.
eBay satisfies my search for obscure "old school" stuff and a low-ball bid once in a while can make things like this frame come to light.
I however thank you for the suggestion and I believe Mike Swiss is more than qualified to recommend a combination that would meet my goals.
Thanks again
Chuck Tresp

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 06:08 AM

Mike is a straight-up  guy! You're fortunate to have a trackowner like him in your vicinity.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:49 AM

Buy the 16D motor that is specified in the rule set where you run the car, even if just for fun.  That way you can also enter a race (if/when).


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 01:56 PM

Good to hear you're still plugging away, Chuck.

We use the Proslot 4002FK minimotor with our hardbody cars, geared something like 7-31.

That style of chassis isn't legal for our "official" hardbody races, but for Saturday night races, I'm sure guys wouldn't mind if you used it.

Using the same motor, we normally use, would put all the cars, in sync, speedwise.
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Posted 14 June 2018 - 03:44 PM

You'll probably have more fun with Saturday Nite Racing.   It's like the real early days when you are just playing and not too serious about the racing, but real serious about the fun..


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 10:49 PM

Hi Mike,
Thanks for the reply with recommendations ...and yes. I am still pluggin' along.
I hope to make it over real soon on an early Sunday morning, before the dew burns off to get a little lap time in.
And yes,
I can use your help with the Proslot motor and gearing you recommend as well as a good working guide and brush set-up.
My plans are to rummage around in my spares and find the pieces (wheels/tires, axles, bearings etc) to set-up a "roller"....and I might go as far as mocking up the body to the chassis.
I hope to stop down in the very near future where I can get some lap time in as well as some much needed pointers.....
Thanks Mike...talk soon...

Matt B....your perspective is pretty spot-on. I find more fun in the hobby than competition. Finding someone to race is easy....finding good friends that will race with you, is a little harder to find....
Chuck Tresp





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