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  • #31
    Originally posted by Modlerbob View Post
    I have found my tire truer and when I find the power supply I will do the same with mine.

    The question no one has asked. Where in the world does anyone race slot cars with rubber that hard and why put a set of useless tires on the car to start with?
    Hard rubber? on the fronts?
    You want hard rubber on your fronts, harder the better. That makes it easier to get them to the zero grip status, - hence me also coating in superglue and polishing to make them super slipppery

    Ernie has apologised for the rubbing issue earlier on.

    Found your tyre truer??? Golly, how'd it get lost.
    Mine are used almost daily. After a race or two ie, 10 to 15 minutes track time, soft rubbers usually need re-truing.
    Last edited by SlotsNZ; 07-14-2015, 04:29 PM.

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    • #32
      quote, "Golly, how'd it get lost."
      well, you gotta understand that Bob has just moved/rebuilt his track and all his stuff back home. (glad to see you're sorting it all out, my friend!)
      speed

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Speedynh View Post
        quote, "Golly, how'd it get lost."
        well, you gotta understand that Bob has just moved/rebuilt his track and all his stuff back home. (glad to see you're sorting it all out, my friend!)
        speed
        Ah the horror beyond all horrors . . . . . having to pack and unpack slot-space.........

        Sympathy cards to Bob...... I know I have to pack mine in 12 to 18 months time, and despite being mostly organised, there is a lot of cave to stow away.

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        • #34
          I know I have to pack mine in 12 to 18 months time, and despite being mostly organised, there is a lot of cave to stow away.
          You should get your wife to help you; they're brilliant at this stuff!

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          • #35
            haa haa

            Originally posted by Wet Coast Racer View Post
            You should get your wife to help you; they're brilliant at this stuff!
            yeah right, 30 minutes later we'd be hearing beeep . . . beeep . . . . beeeeep as it backs into the driveway and drops the tin can

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            • #36
              mine wouldn't do that- she'd make me sell it all! lol
              speedy

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              • #37
                Originally posted by SlotsNZ View Post
                Hard rubber? on the fronts?
                You want hard rubber on your fronts, harder the better. That makes it easier to get them to the zero grip status, - hence me also coating in superglue and polishing to make them super slipppery

                Ernie has apologised for the rubbing issue earlier on.

                Found your tyre truer??? Golly, how'd it get lost.
                Mine are used almost daily. After a race or two ie, 10 to 15 minutes track time, soft rubbers usually need re-truing.
                The rubber on the back was just as hard. Matter of fact Ernie stated that they used the same wheels and tires front and back, a mistake of course but that is what was delivered. I have it all sorted out and most of my stuff has been found and is in use. Low profile zero grips up front, grub screws to control the ride height and now a perfectly great running car.

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                • #38
                  They Look Nice ...

                  This may be the best looking model of the McLaren F1 "short tail" yet. With "go fast" accoutrements no less...


                  But when are you going to do race liveries ?


                  That is when I can get excited about the car ...

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                  • #39
                    Alternative paint scheme...

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                    • #40
                      My spur gear has the hole through for the axle bored out too large and the gear will not sit straight or turn when tightened down. None of my other gears will fit with the unique chassis and pod design. I have a beautiful car I can't run. Is anyone selling replacement gears that will work? Can MRSlotcar help out?

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                      • #41
                        Slot Car Corner Canada has them.
                        I imagine the USA arm might as well?

                        One note though, I have found that every gear I've checked is slightly warped. Poor production quality I guess. Hasn't made a performance difference though that I can tell. Wonder if it will mean longevity trouble though.
                        Last edited by Wet Coast Racer; 11-25-2015, 10:04 PM. Reason: Removing Non-Advertiser link. Whatcha thinking, Johnny?

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by JohnnySlots View Post
                          Slot Car Corner Canada has them.
                          I had exactly the same issue with mine. I replaced it with a MR Slotcar all metal one and it works perfectly now.

                          The issue is, the car should have been supplied like this and also with decent tyres too..... I love the MR Slotcar offerings, but I wish they would improve QC.
                          Last edited by Wet Coast Racer; 11-25-2015, 10:05 PM. Reason: Ditto

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                          • #43
                            Ken,
                            Try Professor Motor.
                            They should be somewhat close to you.



                            Steve

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                            • #44
                              McLaren Spare Parts

                              Hi Ernie,

                              Can you buy the Lexan Parts for the McLaren Series? I purchased a white kit after much success with a Yellow one and an Orange one. I painted it Black to create a JPS Livery. Unfortunately the Windscreen arrived split right down the middle.

                              Kind Regards

                              David
                              eaglemont@hotmail.com


                              I apologize for the hassle with the front tires - It was a design oversight on my part and has caused a bit of grief for some racers.


                              A smaller tire/wheel combination had been a consideration, but only after we had the moulds for the tires and inserts produced. Further delays in production and added costs in making new moulds was the reason we moved forward with the car as is.


                              Most people I've spoken with have used a smaller front tire, like a Slot It Zero grip along with adding 4 set screws to help locate the front axle height.


                              I'll do my best to try to alleviate the issue with future releases

                              Ernie[/QUOTE]

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by steeveew View Post
                                Ken,
                                Try Professor Motor.
                                They should be somewhat close to you.

                                Steve
                                PM didn't have them. I ordered a plastic and a metal one from SCC Canada. The metal one has so much drag it doesn't run and the plastic has a 'high spot' that slows it down.

                                Both were 29t because many of our local races require stock gearing. Anyone have any luck with a different tooth count spur gear?

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