Jump to content




Photo

Igarashi motors with aluminum endbells


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 MSwiss

MSwiss

    Grand Champion Poster

  • Advertiser
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 20,627 posts
  • Joined: 16-April 06
  • Gender:Male

Posted 07 January 2019 - 09:23 PM

Dale H brought in more of uncle's vintage stuff.
 
I'm not sure if I ever saw one in person(certainly not recently) but I always thought this was a cool deal.
 
One motor looks like it has a stock arm, and the other, a balanced and epoxied rewind.
 
The rewind has a real bad job on the balancing, as it has 2 big holes on all 3 stacks.(unless it was run, the wires shifted, and it was sent out and rebalanced)
 
20190107_202728.jpg

 

20190107_202806.jpg

 

20190107_201351.jpg

The one static balance hole is just peaking out, in the middle of the lams, in line with that faint black line.


Mike Swiss
IRRA® Components Committee Chairman
Five-time USRA National Champion (two G7, one G27, two G7 Senior)
Two-time G7 World Champion (1988, 1990), eight G7 main appearances
Eight-time G7 King track single lap world record holder

17B West Ogden Ave Westmont, IL 60559, (708) 203-8003, mikeswiss86@hotmail.com (also my PayPal address)

Note: Send all USPS packages and mail to: 5858 Chase Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60516





#2 Steve Okeefe

Steve Okeefe

    We're all mad here

  • Administrator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,068 posts
  • Joined: 16-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Greencastle, PA

Posted 07 January 2019 - 10:19 PM

Mike,

 

You're painfully close, but that's not a Hemi with a Simco endbell.

 

It's a Testor Turbo Mark III:

 

TestorList_p3.jpg

 

Testor started selling them in early 1967.  Here's a photo:

 

Testor Mark III EB end.jpg

 

These motors were actually manufactured by the same folks who did the Hemis (Igarashi), so the can is virtually the same, but the cast metal endbell is also Igarashi, not at all a Simco product.

 

These motors were vaguely similar to the Russkit 25, which also had a cast metal endbell.  The Russkit 25 endbell had brush holders though, instead of Testor's "Pittman style" brush plate.

 

These metal endbells (even if only pot metal) were about as bulletproof as you could get.  Unfortunately, being made of pot metal, they were also HEAVY.

 

Still, it's a shame no one developed this (16D size) idea any further.

 

 


  • boxerdog likes this

#3 MSwiss

MSwiss

    Grand Champion Poster

  • Advertiser
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 20,627 posts
  • Joined: 16-April 06
  • Gender:Male

Posted 07 January 2019 - 10:37 PM

Thanks for the correction.

 

I was wondering why the installation was so clean.

 

On the separate motor, I was fooled by the different spring than the one in the picture of the Testor motor, which if I recall correctly, was the type of spring the Simco endbell came with.

 

I never saw the top of the motor in the car.

 

It might be different.


Mike Swiss
IRRA® Components Committee Chairman
Five-time USRA National Champion (two G7, one G27, two G7 Senior)
Two-time G7 World Champion (1988, 1990), eight G7 main appearances
Eight-time G7 King track single lap world record holder

17B West Ogden Ave Westmont, IL 60559, (708) 203-8003, mikeswiss86@hotmail.com (also my PayPal address)

Note: Send all USPS packages and mail to: 5858 Chase Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60516


#4 Steve Okeefe

Steve Okeefe

    We're all mad here

  • Administrator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,068 posts
  • Joined: 16-February 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Greencastle, PA

Posted 07 January 2019 - 11:32 PM

Yup, Simco offered a kit (sold separately but usually purchased with the endbell) with that big, two-legged torsion spring and a pair of tube shaped insulators:

 

Simco 400-19 Brush Assembly.jpg

 

SOOO much better than the Pittman style ball point pen spring and two tiny bits of Phenolic!

 

Ask anyone who's had the coil spring on the Pittman style brush assembly fully compressed and ready to engage the brush arms, and then had the thing get loose and launch the tiny Phenolic bits half way to Jupiter at about Warp Factor 3.

 

You learn real quick to do the whole operation with the motor inside a large clear plastic bag, so when the spring inevitably gets away from you there is a  chance you will be able to find the bits.

 

Alternately, you could just get smart and buy the Simco spring kit...


  • MSwiss and Old Pilot like this

#5 Steve Deiters

Steve Deiters

    Checkered Flag in Hand

  • Full Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,978 posts
  • Joined: 28-May 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Cincinnati, OH

Posted 08 January 2019 - 10:04 AM

I look at the stuff and can't help but think the long road we have travelled to get to today.


  • elvis44102 likes this

#6 SlotStox#53

SlotStox#53

    Posting Leader

  • Subscriber
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,069 posts
  • Joined: 13-March 13
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:TX

Posted 08 January 2019 - 10:21 AM

Not those pesky phenolic pitch forks! :shok: Thank the slot gods for the Simco springs :D





Electric Dreams Online Shop