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    I am thinking of building my first sidewinder brass chassis, but am not sure how to mount the motor. Is there a motor mount you use or another method. Please post a picture or two of what you built that I could reference, (copy).
    Thanks

  • #2
    If the holes aren't pre-drilled in the chassis, you could actually use CA glue on the end mount instead of the usual screws.

    But I suspect you're a bit more ambitious than that. What's the motivation to use brass, and do you reckon you'll have a pod in the chassis?

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    • #3
      Hello, Depending on your soldering/building skills, there are a few options................

      1/ You could use an existing sidewinder motor pod Slot-it, Scaleauto, NSR etc., and build a brass/wire chassis plate to mount it to. The following chassis is one I built a few years ago, using this method. (I have done several since, using both sidewinder and inline pods.

      Sidewinder.......using a Slot-it motor pod.

      Novemner26th018-2.jpg

      Inline, again with a Slot-it motor pod......

      2003-12-31-23-00-00-18.jpg


      2/ You can use a pre made sidewinder bracket, and solder this to the chassis main rails. The following is a JK-C92 bracket,...it is sized to fit all FC 130 and FK180 motors. which are the common sizes used in current "Plastic" Slot cars. If you are handy, these are relatively easy to make yourself.

      JK25005_main__33289.1407174851.jpg?c=2.jpg


      Here is one soldered into a chassis.

      2003-12-31-23-00-00-27.jpg

      2003-12-31-23-00-00-92-copy.jpg

      3/ You can solder the motor directly to the chassis rails/chassis plate,.........this is by far the most common method used in commercial track type cars.

      vyrp12-157-RH-ES32-2016-2.jpg


      Cheers
      Chris Walker

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      • #4
        West Coast Racer, the motivation to use brass is that I love the look of these chassis. I've just built my first in-line brass chassis and really enjoyed the process. And my past plastic chassis scratch builds all look like glue bombs.

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        • #5
          Chris, I was hoping you would chime in on this thread. Love the work that you do.
          The car I want the sw for is a 58 corvette convertible, so room is quite small. So I'm thinking of using the brass bracket you've shown.
          I would like to use a wire frame too.
          Thanks for the photos.

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          • #6
            I look forward to seeing your build,..........if you are searching, the JK C92 brackets are available from PCH (Pacific Coast Hobbies), and I am sure other retailers as well.

            If you do choose to use an existing plastic motor pod, and are tight for space, here is an easy mod. to make on any plastic pod with bushing "claws" or "fingers"......this will free up some much need room.

            The following shot has a typical unmodified Slot-it pod on top, and a modified one on the bottom..............by cutting off the "fingers" and installing some single flanged oilites, you can narrow the width, which on a narrow car can be very beneficial..........this is obviously an inline, but the same will apply to a sidewinder pod.

            DSCN4318-copy.jpg

            If you choose to go this route, MRSlotcar make some small OD 3/32 bushings which will slip right in, without enlarging the existing holes in the pod.

            The reduced OD oilites on the left,.typical 3/16 x 3/32 oilites on the right........using the little ones on the left makes life much easier, and you can get these right here from Alan at 132slotcarus.

            These are excellent quality and are used by lots of commercial track racers.

            DSCN4643.jpg

            As an FYI I did build a Corvette SR2 for a proxy a couple of years back using a plastic pod, with a brass/wire chassis plate...........it competed in the "TLOR" proxy, and won the series. I did use an inline motor configuration, for no other reason than I felt like it

            2003-12-31-23-00-00-10-copy.jpg

            2003-12-31-23-00-00-12.jpg


            Cheers
            Chris Walker

            PS Shout if I can be of any further help !!

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            • #7
              Great input from Chris there, real nice workmanship!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by chrisguyw View Post
                I look forward to seeing your build,..........if you are searching, the JK C92 brackets are available from PCH (Pacific Coast Hobbies), and I am sure other retailers as well.

                If you do choose to use an existing plastic motor pod, and are tight for space, here is an easy mod. to make on any plastic pod with bushing "claws" or "fingers"......this will free up some much need room.

                The following shot has a typical unmodified Slot-it pod on top, and a modified one on the bottom..............by cutting off the "fingers" and installing some single flanged oilites, you can narrow the width, which on a narrow car can be very beneficial..........this is obviously an inline, but the same will apply to a sidewinder pod.

                DSCN4318-copy.jpg

                If you choose to go this route, MRSlotcar make some small OD 3/32 bushings which will slip right in, without enlarging the existing holes in the pod.

                The reduced OD oilites on the left,.typical 3/16 x 3/32 oilites on the right........using the little ones on the left makes life much easier, and you can get these right here from Alan at 132slotcarus.

                These are excellent quality and are used by lots of commercial track racers.

                DSCN4643.jpg

                As an FYI I did build a Corvette SR2 for a proxy a couple of years back using a plastic pod, with a brass/wire chassis plate...........it competed in the "TLOR" proxy, and won the series. I did use an inline motor configuration, for no other reason than I felt like it

                2003-12-31-23-00-00-10-copy.jpg

                2003-12-31-23-00-00-12.jpg


                Cheers
                Chris Walker

                PS Shout if I can be of any further help !!
                Nice work!

                Bob

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