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#1 Ron Sullo

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 11:37 AM

Could a Slot Works chassis by Trinity (photo attached) built on jig w/soldered rear bushing & axle brace be "paired up" with a new Pro Slot PS-3011 Group 12 SRS C Can Motor (w/Ps-3013 arm) ?

 

Asking for advice, got this feeling during polar vortex to get this black spider alive again.

 

it's not a C-Pan so motor will sit up too high - what gear ratio match, bushings soldered, yikes I've read for the tenth time "Cheaters T-Flex" but am still blinded by the need for speed.

 

Pan flat, tongue is right and with black LMP bod could be a midnight rambler for blowing wind nights.

 

Friends of the slot, am seeking help [gear ratios tips, cease and desist advice, use a c-pan only you fool)

 

thanks in advance (eyes are blood shot from web searching)

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 11:59 AM

That is the 2nd gen of that chassis.  The 1st gen had the front flag guard and the 3rd gen also cut off the pans behind the body mount.  Never have seen one of this group black - only bright plated.  The NEXT frame was an entirely different design in 4" & 4.5" and always black.

 

In the 1990s, a grp 12 went in them OK,  MAYBE just soldered in and likely a little filing to get the motor screws to go in.  Champ Turboflex and JK Cheetah were better on the flat track.  It was lightened for GTP and outlaw-12.


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 01:11 PM

In general, with a G12 in a C-can, you may have to file the hole in the motor brace just a  little to get it to fit nice. (you might also flatten part of the busing in the can. Solder the motor in instead of using screws, so there'll be no issue there.

 

With 64 pitch gears, I would start at about 10-40 on the ratio, and adjust from there.

I don't know that I've done 48 pitch gears with a 12 in the last 30-something years, but if you keep your ratio near 4.0 to start, so what would that be 8-32? and then adjust. (higher ratio for short chutes/curves vs lower ratio for longer straights and faster curves)

 

I have one of these, bright plated, though... couldn't remember if it was a trinity or a champion. My 25 year old 16-D still eats up the track in it with an old Champion Mercedes GTP body!

 

Since some of my next projects are right up this alley, let me know if you need any further advice, help, or crazy ideas!


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 02:28 PM

I still have several of these chassis but none in black.  Don't remember them coming in black only bright silver.  Maybe this one was powder coated. 


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 03:18 PM

You all have been very helpful - in such a short time period - much appreciated !

 

I know the C-can is a bit much but … it's screaming to get out of the plastic bag

 

Will start the project tonight and post finished product soon .

 

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 04:55 PM

We ran the plated version in C-2 (X-12 motors) and didn't have much luck with them. I think a hot mini might be something to try.


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