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  • Chipping an old F1 car

    Hi all,

    I have an old Scaley F1 car I am chipping with the F1 solder in chip. There is already a ferrite man on the engine (from analog) that I'm connecting to. The wires to the braids also has a ferrite man on it too. Do I need both? As you know, packaging all the wires in these small cars is a pain in the butt.


    -- Rakete --

  • #2
    I started leaving the analog wiring.

    I tend to leave the stock wiring upfront and connect the lead wires further back in the car.

    I don't think it can hurt to leave the ferrite choke on the guide, and motor. I remove the spades and connect the wires to the chip further back leaving the original wiring in place.

    F1 chip is the easiest to fit in most cars, but in an F1 car it is always a challenge. Make sure you wiring is well insulated, I use shrink tubing.

    Have fun.
    Alan Smith
    SCI Owner.



    • #3
      Thanks Alan!

      Appreciate the quick response.


      -- Rakete --


      • #4
        I agree with Alan. Keep the ferrite men whenever possible. If you have two, use one on the motor and one on the braid wires. If you just can't make things fit, then they can be removed, but do your best to fit them in.