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#26 Bill from NH

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 10:44 PM

Larry, the Porsche 906 is good. My first commercial slot car back in 1967 was a Russkit with a Porsche 906 body.   :)


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#27 Larry Horner

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 11:21 PM

Mike and Pablo, you have me convinced! And thank you for the advice as like I said in the beginning ... first anglewinder.  :good:  Pablo, based on what you said, I'm thinking the brace would be a wire bent into 3 segments where the middle segment will run from the axle tube to the endbell end of the can.

 

Bill, another great thing about the 906 is that the back window is huge hence my chassis mashup will be on full display!


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Posted 16 April 2021 - 01:27 AM

Anglewinder motor bracing isn't an exact science, All I can say is, grab the car in one hand, the motor in the other, imagine the motor trying to desperately climb up the spur, and wiggle it. That's what you need to prevent. The main place on an anglewinder you don't want movement or flex, is the motor box. There is no one perfect solution for the brace. It depends on the exact car.


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Posted 16 April 2021 - 08:15 AM

Bracing in a motor isn't an exact science, use what ever shape (U, L, V. etc.) fits your application. You can solder in a brace from the motor to the rear axle tube. If you want extra strength, place braces top & bottom of the rear axle tube to the motor. In my opinion, a "U" brace can offer the most strength because it has two legs that are soldered to a rear axle tube.


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 10:15 PM

Hi Larry,

 

I don't why, it's only now that I stumbled across your build?!?!?!

 

Very nice craftsmanship Larry!

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 08:35 AM

Let us know how it works when you get done testing it. That will be where the rubber hits the road.

 

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#32 Larry Horner

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 01:54 PM

Glad you like it Ernie ... I'll bring it to Eddies when we meet up hopefully in a few weeks!

 

In this case it will be where the fish rubber hits the road but I will certainly do that Greg! I am hoping to have it on track in another week or two and will report back then.


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Posted 07 May 2021 - 12:19 AM

I'm bite late to your party Larry, but got to say, really clean build. Love the symmetry of the motor box :good: 


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