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#1 mdiv

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 07:27 PM

Hi all,

Looking for a a couple gently used (doesn't have to be minty mint) Pro Slot 'hex' motor set-ups (with magnets installed) from the early '80s era. Got a project in mind.

PM please.

Thanks and happy happy slotting, fellow bloggers!

Mikey


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:04 PM

Nice motor. What are you going to put it in?


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:33 PM

Please post a picture of the motor you want so we can find a match.

 

Thanks.


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:49 PM

Hi Chas,

 

Here you go

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Nick, I used the Camen motor in a car I had Dennis Samson build for me, it is awesome!

The motors will be used in some cars, kinda thinking of '80s night here.

Mikey


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 09:46 PM

I have one of the pictured motor, built and running (27) and some parts. Will get you info tomorrow.


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 11:19 PM

Thanks Mike!

 

These take a .513" arm?

Mike


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 08:39 AM

Looks like the Int. 15 strap setup? Am I close?


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 10:09 AM

I'd say G7/G27 cobalt. Like Camen RM 640.


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 10:16 AM

Cheater has a topic out there relative to the PS Hex motor and others from the early '80s. Nice peek of one so go seek!


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 04:17 PM

Hey fellas,

Here's another pic of one that fellow blogger boxerdog built for me, it has a GP20 arm in it

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Mike


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Posted 15 July 2019 - 05:22 AM

These take a .513" arm?


I believe they use .500" arms. I have a couple arms, too. Pics on the way this morning.


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Posted 15 July 2019 - 06:35 PM

Thank you Mike!  

Looking for 2-3 more of the setups or full motors.  Got an idea floating in my head for a special race.  Think old school Wing night!

Mike D

 

PS - I'm not sure how to reach out to a wider base of racers that may have these tucked away in the rafters, so to speak.  If you know anyone that might have what I'm after feel free to get the word out.

 

Thanks!


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Posted 15 July 2019 - 07:12 PM

The chassis is a "lifter" which was very popular in the early 80s. Very clever concept for weight transfer. The hex needs the can legs narrowed to really sing with G27 arms. This one looks narrowed a bit, but typically more. These always had a lot of "cog" and ran real well especially on high power.
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Posted 17 July 2019 - 10:45 AM

Hey fellas,

Doesn't just have to be the hex...any setups from that time period, cube, feather, camen etc. will do.

Thanks,

Mike D

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 08:35 PM

Anybody remember Fantom and Pocket Rocket
, both were short lived companys , they made set ups and I think ProSlot made the arms , the Pocket Rocket
Motors were very short for the time they were made , there was another identical motor to the ProSlot hex but had square sides not the hex design
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Posted 19 July 2019 - 10:42 PM

IIRC, Pocket Rocket was a Proslot setup with neo magnets, the brainchild of Scott Fisher, of Las Vegas.

They never achieved much success, because neo was in it's infancy, and it's heat handling capacity, was very poor.

Scott was a great guy to race, and joke around with, and I still converse with him occasionally, on FB.

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 10:46 AM

Thanks for the info Mike , do you know who made Pantom motors
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Posted 20 July 2019 - 11:50 AM

Fantom was Ray Birmele.

He partnered(or some sort of co-arrangement) with Dan Debella, for awhile, in the mid 80's, and was the one who got Dan to move to Michigan, from California.

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 01:21 PM

I remember Fantom

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 05:54 PM

Thanks Mike and Roy , cool t shirt , thanks for the photo
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Posted 20 July 2019 - 11:22 PM

Ray, good racing tonight!

Let me know if you have anything near-ish to the era that you'd consider letting go, and thanks for the tip of sending some of mine out to Joel, I'll have a looksie and see what he says.

 

See you soon,

 

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 10:26 AM

"Ray, good racing tonight! Let me know if you have anything near-ish to the era that you'd consider letting go, and thanks for the tip of sending some of mine out to Joel, I'll have a looksie and see what he says. See you soon, 

Mike D"

 

Mike, always good racing with you and seeing that incredible and interesting  looking  build by Dennis. Only recommendation is to change out those heavy gauge Drag leads as they are seriously interfering with the movement of the hinged front end and side pans. When I  have an occasion to see you next I'll show you some of my ancient 87' - 90'  Open & 27 motor program from my attic, and EDM cut Koford, GTO spring steel chassis and possibly some complete cars still intact. 

 

Some as shown here:

 

 

 

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