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Forum: Slot Car Tech Tips - Q&A

Slot car tech tips and advice - ask those nagging questions about the technical side of slot car building and slot car racing. "Real time answers - even to stupid questions"!

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    1. Slot Car Racer

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      In this forum, I am purely a slot car racer. I only post about what I am doing with my slot car racing program. My purpose is to discuss slot car racing as a builder and as a racer. This is about tire wrenches, comm truer, soldering iron, acid flux, axle spacers, guides, cans, magnets, motor spacers....you name it, if it has to do with slot cars, I am on it. I am Slotcar Racer. This is a "blog" style forum - NO NEW THREADS - just one daily blog thread lead by Slotcar Racer.

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    2. Lee Gilbert has been a top builder of winning slot cars since back in the "Golden Age" 1960's, with wing slot cars in the 70's & 80's, and in the 90's to present times is building winning Eurosport and flat track slot cars. Lee will answer your questions about Eurosport and flat track "scale" slot car racing here.

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    3. Ask the man behind Best O' West, Monty Ohren all your tech questions. Monty is a first class guy and one of the premier slot car motor builders.

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    4. Multiple National and World Champion Paul Ciccarello answers questions about slot cars - from Womps & Flexi Cars, to Scale Eurosport & Group 7 Wing Cars. Since Paul C has become involved primarily with R/C racing now, this forum is closed to posting new questions - but still can serve as a reference for reading past Q & A.

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  2. Track Owner's Corner

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    Here's a forum for slot car track owners to share their knowledge and experience with other current and prospective slot car track owners.

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  3. Slot car track building - wood track & table construction, design, wiring, power, lap counters, etc. for building home/club tracks.

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  4. Questions, answers, & advice about power supplies... by & for track owners & potential track owners, as well as those building tracks.

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  5. Lap Counters & Software - Tech Tips Q & A for questions, tips, advice, etc about slot car lap counters & software.

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  6. Controller Talk

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    Slot Car Controller Talk - Tech Tips Q & A for questions, tips, advice, etc about slot car controllers.

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    1. Joe's Track of Courage - threads related to the building of a custom controller & track for Joe Paulin - who was left quadriplegic after an auto accident.

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: The First Big Mag "How To"

    Started by Quickerthanu, 07-13-2008 08:03 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 18,466
    03-23-2014, 11:47 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Pit space & pit boxes

    Started by team burrito, 06-06-2010 12:01 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 38,588
    05-24-2013, 10:16 PM Go to last post
  3. Cool Sticky Thread Sticky: Mini Motor Mania

    Started by oldweirdherald, 11-06-2006 08:56 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 11,483
    01-25-2010, 07:33 PM Go to last post
  1. Body pins vs clips why don't they line up?

    Started by Fast Freddie, 10-03-2017 12:41 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 465
    10-04-2017, 09:30 AM Go to last post
  2. Smile Smashing donuts

    Started by swodem, 06-11-2016 11:29 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,831
    09-30-2017, 02:59 PM Go to last post
  3. Question Mossettie steel pans

    Started by prog1800, 08-26-2017 12:14 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-08-2017, 08:05 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 50
    • Views: 11,370
    08-07-2017, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  4. FITT tyre truer

    Started by swodem, 07-23-2017 05:21 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 992
    07-24-2017, 08:40 AM Go to last post
  5. where to start.

    Started by kbbgood, 07-22-2017 10:08 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    07-22-2017, 10:08 AM Go to last post
  6. Trying to get Manta Ray to handle...

    Started by AuroraAFX1, 07-18-2017 06:53 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 63
    07-18-2017, 06:53 PM Go to last post
  7. Anglewinder set up

    Started by Boddz, 06-20-2017 03:27 AM
    anglewinder, magnet racing, set-up help
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,392
    06-20-2017, 06:57 AM Go to last post
  8. Guide flag blade length

    Started by Zippity, 05-26-2017 03:14 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-27-2017, 10:44 AM Go to last post
  9. Axle recovery

    Started by swodem, 02-10-2017 03:19 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 852
    02-12-2017, 11:41 AM Go to last post
  10. Coil vs Rectifier based Ceramic Zappers & Radial Mags

    Started by TheChad, 05-12-2016 02:46 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 6,666
    01-13-2017, 04:52 AM Go to last post
  11. Help with Parma FCR Tunning

    Started by Opie, 01-18-2011 09:19 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
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    10-27-2016, 08:04 PM Go to last post
  12. How do I ID a gear to determine its pitch?

    Started by Zippity, 09-04-2016 08:47 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    10-18-2016, 09:52 PM Go to last post
  13. SP armature

    Started by dmann, 10-16-2016 07:54 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,381
    10-17-2016, 06:12 PM Go to last post
  14. Super 16C arm wire size

    Started by dmann, 10-10-2016 06:20 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 730
    10-10-2016, 07:31 PM Go to last post
  15. Where i Can buy blank armatures and commutators?

    Started by lucapgt, 08-24-2016 03:43 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-01-2016, 11:46 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 539
    09-26-2016, 07:15 AM Go to last post
  16. What happened to floating body mounts?

    Started by RobertBG, 06-01-2016 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-22-2016, 12:44 PM Go to last post
  17. The case for/against shunting a G12 motor

    Started by Zippity, 06-04-2016 12:50 AM
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    • Replies: 29
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    07-17-2016, 04:13 AM Go to last post
  18. Please ID this setup

    Started by Zippity, 06-24-2016 09:46 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-08-2016, 08:31 PM Go to last post
  19. magnet matching question

    Started by RobertBG, 06-22-2016 07:57 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,032
    06-24-2016, 10:10 AM Go to last post
  20. Magnets that extend past the ends of the can

    Started by RobertBG, 06-20-2016 11:31 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-20-2016, 03:44 PM Go to last post
  21. What motor is this?

    Started by lucapgt, 04-15-2016 08:22 AM
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    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 6,015
    06-20-2016, 07:52 AM Go to last post
  22. Gears and a gear guard

    Started by RobertBG, 06-16-2016 04:38 PM
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    06-17-2016, 08:10 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 867
    06-09-2016, 08:15 AM Go to last post
  23. wing car chassis assembly tips and tricks

    Started by RobertBG, 06-07-2016 08:01 AM
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    06-07-2016, 08:01 AM Go to last post
  24. Weights relation to lap times?

    Started by RobertBG, 06-06-2016 07:41 AM
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    06-06-2016, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  25. Older chassis for non king tracks?

    Started by RobertBG, 06-04-2016 10:08 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-06-2016, 08:47 AM Go to last post
  26. why timing in EB vs in arm?

    Started by qtupro, 06-05-2016 06:56 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-06-2016, 04:13 AM Go to last post
  27. Shunts with Proslot brushes

    Started by RobertBG, 06-04-2016 08:26 AM
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    06-04-2016, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  28. trying to figure out these new offset gears

    Started by RobertBG, 06-01-2016 12:59 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-03-2016, 07:51 AM Go to last post
  29. Updating a older Koford Int 15 Feather setup

    Started by RobertBG, 05-31-2016 12:43 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    06-01-2016, 08:10 AM Go to last post
  30. has anyone tried epoxy to bond a unplated chassis

    Started by RobertBG, 05-29-2016 06:49 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,712
    05-31-2016, 12:25 PM Go to last post
  31. Rear axle lift?

    Started by Zippity, 05-26-2016 04:34 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    05-30-2016, 08:39 AM Go to last post
  32. Can you cut ceramic mags?

    Started by RobertBG, 05-11-2016 10:33 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    05-28-2016, 03:59 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,475
    05-18-2016, 04:55 AM Go to last post
  33. Old magnets

    Started by RobertBG, 05-08-2016 06:37 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,272
    05-09-2016, 05:17 AM Go to last post
  34. MUR 3304 "Tiger milk"

    Started by dlatch, 04-25-2016 09:18 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,052
    04-25-2016, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  35. Hot Super 16c

    Started by chris35c, 04-11-2016 06:27 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,194
    04-15-2016, 08:19 AM Go to last post
  36. Good for a laugh!

    Started by triggerman, 04-07-2016 05:26 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,595
    04-09-2016, 06:23 AM Go to last post
  37. Speed Tires

    Started by Oldguy, 03-27-2016 06:19 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,540
    04-08-2016, 06:07 AM Go to last post
  38. Airgaps for flat track motors?

    Started by Zippity, 04-05-2016 03:15 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 947
    04-05-2016, 06:44 PM Go to last post
  39. What is this motor good for?

    Started by Zippity, 03-12-2016 09:14 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 4,380
    03-23-2016, 01:21 AM Go to last post
  40. Can is higher than the magnets any big deal?

    Started by Thunderthumb, 03-21-2016 06:16 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 955
    03-21-2016, 07:28 AM Go to last post
  41. Soldering 16D can bushing

    Started by gc4895, 02-19-2016 12:13 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-02-2016, 12:47 PM Go to last post
  42. Guide Flag Thickness

    Started by fastvince, 02-24-2016 12:42 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-29-2016, 08:27 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,859
    02-22-2016, 01:53 PM Go to last post
  43. Hawk 7 Question

    Started by Ben Taxel, 02-17-2016 03:57 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,253
    02-18-2016, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  44. Hawk on a flat track

    Started by gc4895, 02-18-2016 10:58 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 947
    02-18-2016, 02:11 PM Go to last post
  45. In the Cheetah 11, Hawk or PS 4002 motor?

    Started by gc4895, 02-14-2016 08:18 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,190
    02-14-2016, 12:27 PM Go to last post

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