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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. 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. 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. Power Supplies

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    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: 18,298
    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: 38,339
    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: 11,383
    01-25-2010, 07:33 PM Go to last post
  1. Question Mossettie steel pans

    Started by prog1800, 08-26-2017 12:14 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 640
    09-08-2017, 08:05 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 11,072
    08-07-2017, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  2. FITT tyre truer

    Started by swodem, 07-23-2017 05:21 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 927
    07-24-2017, 08:40 AM Go to last post
  3. where to start.

    Started by kbbgood, 07-22-2017 10:08 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 384
    07-22-2017, 10:08 AM Go to last post
  4. Trying to get Manta Ray to handle...

    Started by AuroraAFX1, 07-18-2017 06:53 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 50
    07-18-2017, 06:53 PM Go to last post
  5. Anglewinder set up

    Started by Boddz, 06-20-2017 03:27 AM
    anglewinder, magnet racing, set-up help
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,342
    06-20-2017, 06:57 AM Go to last post
  6. Guide flag blade length

    Started by Zippity, 05-26-2017 03:14 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,501
    05-27-2017, 10:44 AM Go to last post
  7. Axle recovery

    Started by swodem, 02-10-2017 03:19 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 811
    02-12-2017, 11:41 AM Go to last post
  8. 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: 6,499
    01-13-2017, 04:52 AM Go to last post
  9. Help with Parma FCR Tunning

    Started by Opie, 01-18-2011 09:19 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 9,305
    10-27-2016, 08:04 PM Go to last post
  10. How do I ID a gear to determine its pitch?

    Started by Zippity, 09-04-2016 08:47 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,906
    10-18-2016, 09:52 PM Go to last post
  11. SP armature

    Started by dmann, 10-16-2016 07:54 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,338
    10-17-2016, 06:12 PM Go to last post
  12. Super 16C arm wire size

    Started by dmann, 10-10-2016 06:20 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-10-2016, 07:31 PM Go to last post
  13. 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: 518
    09-26-2016, 07:15 AM Go to last post
  14. What happened to floating body mounts?

    Started by RobertBG, 06-01-2016 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,450
    09-22-2016, 12:44 PM Go to last post
  15. The case for/against shunting a G12 motor

    Started by Zippity, 06-04-2016 12:50 AM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 29
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    07-17-2016, 04:13 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. magnet matching question

    Started by RobertBG, 06-22-2016 07:57 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-24-2016, 10:10 AM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. What motor is this?

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

    Started by RobertBG, 06-16-2016 04:38 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-17-2016, 08:10 PM Go to last post
  21. Smile Smashing donuts

    Started by swodem, 06-11-2016 11:29 PM
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    06-12-2016, 08:48 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 852
    06-09-2016, 08:15 AM Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. has anyone tried epoxy to bond a unplated chassis

    Started by RobertBG, 05-29-2016 06:49 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    05-31-2016, 12:25 PM Go to last post
  30. 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
  31. 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: 1,420
    05-18-2016, 04:55 AM Go to last post
  32. Old magnets

    Started by RobertBG, 05-08-2016 06:37 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,244
    05-09-2016, 05:17 AM Go to last post
  33. MUR 3304 "Tiger milk"

    Started by dlatch, 04-25-2016 09:18 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,033
    04-25-2016, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  34. Hot Super 16c

    Started by chris35c, 04-11-2016 06:27 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,108
    04-15-2016, 08:19 AM Go to last post
  35. Good for a laugh!

    Started by triggerman, 04-07-2016 05:26 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,563
    04-09-2016, 06:23 AM Go to last post
  36. Speed Tires

    Started by Oldguy, 03-27-2016 06:19 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,499
    04-08-2016, 06:07 AM Go to last post
  37. Airgaps for flat track motors?

    Started by Zippity, 04-05-2016 03:15 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 911
    04-05-2016, 06:44 PM Go to last post
  38. What is this motor good for?

    Started by Zippity, 03-12-2016 09:14 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 4,255
    03-23-2016, 01:21 AM Go to last post
  39. Can is higher than the magnets any big deal?

    Started by Thunderthumb, 03-21-2016 06:16 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 922
    03-21-2016, 07:28 AM Go to last post
  40. Soldering 16D can bushing

    Started by gc4895, 02-19-2016 12:13 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,781
    03-02-2016, 12:47 PM Go to last post
  41. Guide Flag Thickness

    Started by fastvince, 02-24-2016 12:42 PM
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    02-29-2016, 08:27 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,828
    02-22-2016, 01:53 PM Go to last post
  42. Hawk 7 Question

    Started by Ben Taxel, 02-17-2016 03:57 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,216
    02-18-2016, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  43. Hawk on a flat track

    Started by gc4895, 02-18-2016 10:58 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 923
    02-18-2016, 02:11 PM Go to last post
  44. In the Cheetah 11, Hawk or PS 4002 motor?

    Started by gc4895, 02-14-2016 08:18 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,156
    02-14-2016, 12:27 PM Go to last post
  45. Help using a Wright Way Tire Truer

    Started by gc4895, 02-10-2016 11:16 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,623
    02-11-2016, 06:01 PM Go to last post

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