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Posted 18 August 2019 - 11:20 AM

I have done a fair amount of searching, to no avail.

 

I would like ask if anyone can provide the physical dimensions (Height/Width/Length) of both the 26D/36D motors please?

 

I'm just wanting this for my own motor tech source info.

 

I see specs  displayed on eBay for the smaller motors and I realized that I do not have dimensions for these larger motors.

 

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By the way, was the 36D the largest motor applied for slot car racing?

 

Thank you very much.

 

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 11:36 AM

26D 

H: 0.763" L: 1.148"  W: 0.995"  Shaft length varies from manufacturers. My sample is 1.688".

 

36D

H: 0.882" L: 1.360" W: 1.097"  Shaft length varies from 1.809" for the Cox, to  2.458" for the double-shaft Gar-Vic.

 

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 11:49 AM

No Ernie, the 36D was not the biggest motor ever used in slot racing - for that you should go back to the old laminated pole motors from Pittman & Ram.

 

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Even earlier, a Pittman boat motor was used on some early drag cars... Here's one next to a AC motor that I found in a homemade drag car....

 

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Not sure if the 36D is bigger than the earlier Mabuchi 35R used in the first AMT 1/25 scale cars... but don't seem to have the photo in stock, and I'm not at home...

 

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 04:29 PM

As Don rightly said, the 36D was not even close to the biggest (*dimensionally) and even further from the heaviest motor for slots.  It's no wonder why (*even with their well-known shortcomings) the "can" motors took over PDQ!


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Posted 18 August 2019 - 05:12 PM

Rotor Jeff,

 

You're awesome - Thank you so much for taking the time to provide the dimensions - I really appreciate it!

 

Hi Don,

 

I forgot about the Pittman motor - in fact, I believe I still have a brand new one, still in the box somewhere?!

 

Thank you for sharing the pix.

 

Hi John,

 

From the picture that Don posted above, in comparison, the 36D would look like "mini" motor compared to the Pittman Boat Motor !

 

Thanks again everyone!

 

Ernie


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Posted 18 August 2019 - 05:23 PM

Jeff,

 

Thank you so much!

 

Hi Don,

 

I forgot about the Pittman motor - in fact, I believe I still have a brand new one, still in the box somewhere?!

 

Thank you for the reminder.

 

Hi John,

 

I guess non-working Pittman motors could also be as a boat anchor or door stop - I remember them being quite heavy.

 

Thanks again!

 

Ernie

 

I hope my info helped. If you need more information let me know.

 

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:40 AM

Hi Rotor Jeff,

 

It was very helpful indeed!

 

I appreciate your time and assistance.

 

Thanks again.

 

Ernie


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Posted 09 September 2019 - 05:35 AM

FYI

 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 12:45 PM

Thank you ZR - It is really appreciated!

 

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