Any succesfully tuned the 512bb for non mag racing? Please post your tips!
My 512BB runs pretty good for what it is. It and the Capri RS are the best of the Carrera group 5 lot IMHO. I have the Blue with yellow lettering European University car. I would start with a car that has the early chassis with the conventional guide rather than the later style with the wonder guide. Other than that, it is about the same as any other splined axle car. Clean flashing from wheels, super glue the bushing slop, add your favorite tire and make the body float.
No, nothing special. It isn't super car like the Racer Capri. It is a...............a Carrera. I just sanded whatever wheel flash there was, added Paul Gage tires and did the super glue trick to the loosey goosey bushings. This is an early car so it has a straight axle and a conventional guide. The chassis is pretty simple on this car unlike the Dekon Monza. The car isn't fast given that it only has an E200 motor but she's pretty stable and slides pretty smooth on my wood track. I don't see a lot of unnecessary mass. It doesn't have a high roll center like the tippy Monza. I don't see where the lightening would come from in this car since it has a simple tray interior. I suppose a person could put in a lighter tray but bear in mind, this tray also carries the engine detail which shows prominently under the rear hatch. I could take out the electrics but that means the lights would have to go too. All and all, I think if you get a car like mine with the early chassis, you have a pretty good candidate for a no mag runner.
Originally Posted by Quickcars
Did you do anything to lighten the car??? It seems that part of the problem with making the car competitive is it's so darn heavy!
on the thread for the Revell stockers - I think it was Ken (mmoose) who suggested a solution to lightening interiors.
Make a scan copy of your interior (upside down on the scannwer tray, then print it out in light cardboard.
I did this for a Porsche 935, and the result is quite acceptable. - It was also several bucks cheaper than fitting a lexan interior - - oh yeah, and for butter fingers me, a lot less messy and quicker than painting a lexan interior....