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#1 Ted Bier

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 09:14 AM

OK so like I'm going nuts!

I have this AFX Tomy Turbo chassis.

They talk about wide AND narrow bar chassis!

So I have seen a couple of guides and I see NO difference!

What bar are they talking about?

The traction magnet as a bar?

The bars in the magnets in the motor?

The bars that hold the body on?

 

Help!

 

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 09:19 AM

Ted,

 

Have you seen this PAGE?


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#3 Ted Bier

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 09:35 AM

Cheater.

I have not seen this page, I just bookmarked it for future reference.

It doesn't help me out. He only mentions Tomy Turbo regular and lighted! Nothing about wide or narrow bar.

Bummer, but thanks!

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 09:44 AM

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I've looked at this site.
 
If you scroll down to AFX Tomy Turbo, you'll see wide bar and narrow. I can't see what they are talking about!

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 10:04 AM

IMO, they have the wide and narrow reversed. Look at the traction magnets... one is "stepped" and the outside edge is equal to the outside of the chassis, on the other one the outside edge is farther inboard.
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Posted 11 June 2019 - 10:07 AM

Hi Ted,
 
The picture that you provided is the wide chassis. The narrow does not have the body tabs and is slimmer in width. It was used for the F1-based cars. The "bar" reference should not apply to the Turbo chassis as it does not utilize what I would call a clip due to the motor being a complete contained assembly.
 
This is the narrow chassis Turbo.

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 10:15 AM

Ah-ha!  Someone in the know!  :D


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 10:20 AM

I feel so much better now! Just lost my mind for just a little while!

Thanks, Matt, for straightening it out.

I think they should change the description to... TABS and NO body tabs. It would be easier and you know what your looking for!


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