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Old 02-08-2019, 07:37 PM
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I'm looking for a Aurora super ii gear plate. Anyone?
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:48 AM
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I do not know of any regular seller that has Super II gear plates, they may turn up on eBay from time to time. I have never examined a Super II, the gear plate looks the same as a A/FX/Magnatraction gear plate, except that the plastic is black. Would a JL/AW X-Traction gear plate work if all you wanted to do is get a car running?
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:20 AM
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I'm looking for a Aurora super ii gear plate. Anyone?
I would do an ebay search, or find a collector in your area that has lots of parts.

The super II is iconic, and folks hoard the parts for them IF they know what to look for. I have managed to assemble two of them from parts found or traded for.

If you do find one, be SURE it's in good condition because you will pay a pretty penny for one. Lots of folks that found them, cut off the body support bosses, making them useless for a real Super II restore.

Good luck.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:55 PM
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They're not "unobtanium", but close.

Im cursed with along memory for silly bits and nuggets. Some moons ago, renowned resin caster Chris Rolph produced Super ll gear plate replicas. I didnt have the need, so I'm clueless as to how many were produced, or their long term performance characteristics, vs the original plates.

Good luck!
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:21 AM
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I would not expect that a resin gear plate would hold up very well compared to a stock Nylatron, or maybe it was Delrin, one. Anyway if the goal was to do a proper restoration then original Aurora parts should be used. I was wondering if Bob "Mr. Aurora" Beers would know where a gear plate might be found.
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:29 PM
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I was wondering if Bob "Mr. Aurora" Beers would know where a gear plate might be found.
I'm SURE Bob Beers has one for sale.

Good call.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:09 PM
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Bob has a Facebook page called "mr_aurora’s ho slot car stories and store" so you might try pinging him through that.
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:55 PM
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I do not know of any regular seller that has Super II gear plates, they may turn up on eBay from time to time. I have never examined a Super II, the gear plate looks the same as a A/FX/Magnatraction gear plate, except that the plastic is black. Would a JL/AW X-Traction gear plate work if all you wanted to do is get a car running?

The Super II gearplate also has a couple standoffs near the rear end to hold the body off the chassis. Still, a regular gearplate will work.

It's now the hardest part to find for a Super II, now selling often for more than the Quadra-Lam armature.
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:57 PM
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Default Super II gear plate

Pretty sure I have one or two. Haven't thought about selling or trading, but... Make me an offer I wont want to refuse.

Bill
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