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  • B-Nova adapters for Pioneer

    Do you make any adapters for Pioneer (mustang) to slot-it? Thanks, Matt

  • #2
    Works on Pioneer also!

    Hi Matt,
    Yes I Have used GM-1 sets on my Pioneer Mustangs. I just drill out the existing chassis hole with an #16 .177 drill and then they can be used the same as on the Scalextric. I like using the GM 1/16 thick for them.
    Bob

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bnovamodels View Post
      Hi Matt,
      Yes I Have used GM-1 sets on my Pioneer Mustangs. I just drill out the existing chassis hole with an #16 .177 drill and then they can be used the same as on the Scalextric. I like using the GM 1/16 thick for them.
      Bob
      Thanks Bob, I'll place my order today! Matt

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      • #4
        This sounds promising. I might get some for my Charger and Mustang.

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        • #5
          I used the thinnest one but maybe I should have used the 1/16". The 1/16"sits flush withe chassis whereas the 1/32" sits a little deeper, so that the guide is flush with the bottom of the chassis. This enables the guide to clear the track better but a thicker one would give more of a tripod effect. This is on a Charger chassis. If I can get the adapter loose (I used super glue as well as a countersunk screw) I might give the thicker one a try. It might mean that I have to cut the guide blade down some more though

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Burglar View Post
            I used the thinnest one but maybe I should have used the 1/16". The 1/16"sits flush withe chassis whereas the 1/32" sits a little deeper, so that the guide is flush with the bottom of the chassis. This enables the guide to clear the track better but a thicker one would give more of a tripod effect. This is on a Charger chassis. If I can get the adapter loose (I used super glue as well as a countersunk screw) I might give the thicker one a try. It might mean that I have to cut the guide blade down some more though
            If you are using the screwed in universal guide you can try shims to adjust it down instead. I think NSR makes some, or a plastic washer sanded down.

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            • #7
              Slot Car Corner and S C 7 make shims for guides. I have purchased both from sponsor vendors.

              Mc

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              • #8
                Thanks for these replies. I don't think it is crucial to adjust it, but a shim might be a flexible option. The car is quite low due to the wheel and tyre change at the front (15x8 CB Design wheels with SIPT07 zero-grip tyres it looks pretty much as if the tyres are barely touching the track surface most of the time. Chassis clearance appears to be around 1.5-2.0mm while the distance from the track to the body sill is around 3mm. On a standard Pioneer Mustang like my #32 fastback and my Bullitt (the other two Pioneers I used on the track) I would go for the thicker 1/16" guide and will probably order another pack of those. I also need to change the guide in my Scalextric Yunick Mustang - I'm guessing from other responses that the thinnest adapter would be the one to use there (except in cases of repair).

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                • #9
                  I've used the 1/16" adapter to fit a Slot.It screw fit guide - the standard type - to a Pioneer Mustang. It worked well. As with the wood guide I had to file down the corners of the guide with a flat file (and the housing in the chassis a little with a round file) to fit the rectangular guide into the round opening. I also filed underneath the back of the flag to make sure it cleared the chassis okay when pressed down hard. Fitted Slot.It braid and eyelets and it was good to go! I also used the same filing technique to fit a Slot.It guide to a Monogram Fairlane but that application did not need an adapter.

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                  • #10
                    I did test it on the track, and I think it could benefit from the guide being a little lower, so I simply cut a thin slice of Evergreen 226 tubing and used that as a shim. I'll see if it runs better when I finally test it on an oval track Monday evening.

                    Unfortunately the Mustang broke one of its front axle tabs not long after I installed the B-NOVA adapter so that car is out of action. It did run fine on the track though as as I had the tyres sanded down a long way it did not seem to notice that I had glued in the front axle in a little crooked. After this experience I immediately braced up that area on the Charger chassis with rectangular styrene tubing.

                    I still have a 3/32 adapter left from that pack and I am thinking of installing it in my Scalextric Smokey Yunick Boss 302 Mustang, which now has the rear axle from the Pioneer Mustang (with Slot.It gear and bushes) in it and may even receive its 18K motor and 13T pinion eventually.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Bob, I look forward to receiving my order! I appreciate that you now have the spacer for the Pioneers, I think that's a very good idea as one of mine tipped forward a bit when gluing. Oh, and I did install that 3/32 one in the Scalextric Mustang. Works a treat. The car was transformed

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                      • #12
                        Whats new?

                        These will be the new pieces you receive. They fill in the front and do a much cleaner and stronger job then just the 1/32 alone. Let me know how they work!

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                        • #13
                          I hope this isn't a dumb question........

                          What is so wrong with the standard guide/braids that you need to swap out for a different one?

                          I only ask to see if there is an improvement we can make in that area.

                          Thanks

                          Jules

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                          • #14
                            I think most people prefer just a simple pickup like slot.it, nsr, etc.

                            Several manufacturers get fancy and complicated with their guide systems, it's ridiculous... Then we have to fix them, like with the Bnova bits.

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                            • #15
                              @Pioneer
                              Not having owned any of your cars yet (I stress the "yet"!), I am actively replacing the guides on my Scaley's because of thier shallowness. I like the deeper, screw-in Slot It guide. This has made a noticeable difference for me, so if your guides are comparable to the scaley one size wise, I can see a desire to change for those of us with wood tracks.

                              This is by no means difinitive, just a guess.

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