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#1 Tim Wood

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 08:39 AM

Have this chassis and had trouble putting the chassis together. Bought another one to try and improve on the first disaster. Parts do not fit together very well. Have put other chassis together and understand to file grooves or slots for parts to fit and had little problem. I have ground down a little or rounded the finger of parts that fit in the slots to make fit with no luck until I took a Dremel and a cutting point, mainly for wood carving and pretty much enlarged the slot not real precise, so when soldering piece in have to hold piece in. 


Anyone have any ideas? Maybe the older chassis was made different than this new one. People I have talked to with this model of chassis made theirs a few years back and seem to had no problem. This is hard steel to try and drill or cut out.


Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 09:53 AM

From Eagle Distributing. This was posted for the slot car racers and track owners:

"JRL Indy Chassis Kit, 1/24 scale for C-can motors. No assembly Iinstructions, advanced chassis builders only, requires fitting and grinding of many parts. Nickel-plated for corrosion resistance."

It was expected that you would have to grind and file, etc....


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Posted 22 December 2020 - 12:59 PM

Sorry Tim, that chassis is a PITA to assemble and has been for quite some time. I believe the holes/slots did not allow for the added thickness of the plating.


If you can get one, the new Red Fox JRL is much easier to assemble and he also has a new F1 body.

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Posted 22 December 2020 - 06:57 PM

The new Red Fox is far superior to the JK. It handles like a dream. The new body/chassis combo is awesome.
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Posted 23 December 2020 - 01:12 AM

Hey Doc Slotcar,

 Have you put one together recently, you should try it. Let me know how it turns out for you. Much modification on the grinding and filing and fitting. Thanks 

 I am not a advanced chassis builder by any means, but I am a craftsman. I enjoy the building part. I have assembled a few chassis similar materials had no problem.

Tim Wood 

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Posted 23 December 2020 - 07:02 AM

Tim, the more one builds, the better they get at doing it. Building with brass is easier than piano wire. Only you will find most of your mistakes. Enjoy your building, that's half the fun.  :)

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Posted 23 December 2020 - 03:33 PM

I've seen Foamy assemble a chassis in a matter of hours at a raceway
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