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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. 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. Track Building

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    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: 18,872
    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: 39,244
    05-24-2013, 10:16 PM Go to last post
  3. Cool Sticky Thread Sticky: Mini Motor Mania

    Started by oldweirdherald, 11-06-2006 09:56 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 11,664
    01-25-2010, 08:33 PM Go to last post
  1. gearing new .560"D. 38 deg S16D

    Started by GaryG, 01-16-2008 09:28 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,584
    11-25-2017, 10:27 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,022
    11-25-2017, 09:12 AM Go to last post
  2. Rear axle lift?

    Started by Zippity, 05-26-2016 04:34 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 3,462
    11-25-2017, 09:05 AM Go to last post
  3. The case for/against shunting a G12 motor

    Started by Zippity, 06-04-2016 12:50 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 6,501
    11-25-2017, 08:34 AM Go to last post
  4. wing car chassis assembly tips and tricks

    Started by RobertBG, 06-07-2016 08:01 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,095
    11-22-2017, 02:40 AM Go to last post
  5. why timing in EB vs in arm?

    Started by qtupro, 06-05-2016 06:56 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,026
    11-21-2017, 08:58 PM Go to last post
  6. What happened to floating body mounts?

    Started by RobertBG, 06-01-2016 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,707
    11-20-2017, 02:21 AM Go to last post
  7. magnet matching question

    Started by RobertBG, 06-22-2016 07:57 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 2,337
    11-18-2017, 09:05 PM Go to last post
  8. Hall Effect Sensor for Wrightway magnet matcher

    Started by wink, 11-10-2017 01:05 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 421
    11-15-2017, 08:54 AM Go to last post
  9. PS4002FK slight change in spec?

    Started by swodem, 10-21-2017 02:24 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 767
    11-03-2017, 09:23 AM Go to last post
  10. Poll Poll: Which motor would you choose?

    Started by robinboer, 11-01-2017 06:24 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 353
    11-02-2017, 09:10 AM Go to last post
  11. Body pins vs clips why don't they line up?

    Started by Fast Freddie, 10-03-2017 12:41 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 629
    10-04-2017, 09:30 AM Go to last post
  12. Smile Smashing donuts

    Started by swodem, 06-11-2016 11:29 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 3,018
    09-30-2017, 02:59 PM Go to last post
  13. 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: 12,081
    08-07-2017, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  14. FITT tyre truer

    Started by swodem, 07-23-2017 05:21 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,102
    07-24-2017, 08:40 AM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. Trying to get Manta Ray to handle...

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

    Started by Boddz, 06-20-2017 03:27 AM
    anglewinder, magnet racing, set-up help
    • Replies: 1
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    06-20-2017, 06:57 AM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. Axle recovery

    Started by swodem, 02-10-2017 04:19 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-12-2017, 12:41 PM Go to last post
  20. Coil vs Rectifier based Ceramic Zappers & Radial Mags

    Started by TheChad, 05-12-2016 02:46 PM
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    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 7,059
    01-13-2017, 05:52 AM Go to last post
  21. Help with Parma FCR Tunning

    Started by Opie, 01-18-2011 10:19 AM
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    1 2
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    10-27-2016, 08:04 PM Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. SP armature

    Started by dmann, 10-16-2016 07:54 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-17-2016, 06:12 PM Go to last post
  24. 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
  25. 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: 575
    09-26-2016, 07:15 AM Go to last post
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. What motor is this?

    Started by lucapgt, 04-15-2016 08:22 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
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    06-20-2016, 07:52 AM Go to last post
  29. 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
  30. Weights relation to lap times?

    Started by RobertBG, 06-06-2016 07:41 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,165
    06-06-2016, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  31. Older chassis for non king tracks?

    Started by RobertBG, 06-04-2016 10:08 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,449
    06-06-2016, 08:47 AM Go to last post
  32. Shunts with Proslot brushes

    Started by RobertBG, 06-04-2016 08:26 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 746
    06-04-2016, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  33. trying to figure out these new offset gears

    Started by RobertBG, 06-01-2016 12:59 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,964
    06-03-2016, 07:51 AM Go to last post
  34. Updating a older Koford Int 15 Feather setup

    Started by RobertBG, 05-31-2016 12:43 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,439
    06-01-2016, 08:10 AM Go to last post
  35. has anyone tried epoxy to bond a unplated chassis

    Started by RobertBG, 05-29-2016 06:49 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,850
    05-31-2016, 12:25 PM Go to last post
  36. Can you cut ceramic mags?

    Started by RobertBG, 05-11-2016 10:33 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,173
    05-28-2016, 03:59 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,562
    05-18-2016, 04:55 AM Go to last post
  37. Old magnets

    Started by RobertBG, 05-08-2016 06:37 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,353
    05-09-2016, 05:17 AM Go to last post
  38. MUR 3304 "Tiger milk"

    Started by dlatch, 04-25-2016 09:18 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,091
    04-25-2016, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  39. Hot Super 16c

    Started by chris35c, 04-11-2016 06:27 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,394
    04-15-2016, 08:19 AM Go to last post
  40. Good for a laugh!

    Started by triggerman, 04-07-2016 05:26 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,659
    04-09-2016, 06:23 AM Go to last post
  41. Speed Tires

    Started by Oldguy, 03-27-2016 06:19 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,620
    04-08-2016, 06:07 AM Go to last post
  42. Airgaps for flat track motors?

    Started by Zippity, 04-05-2016 03:15 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,001
    04-05-2016, 06:44 PM Go to last post
  43. What is this motor good for?

    Started by Zippity, 03-12-2016 10:14 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 4,529
    03-23-2016, 01:21 AM Go to last post
  44. Can is higher than the magnets any big deal?

    Started by Thunderthumb, 03-21-2016 06:16 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,015
    03-21-2016, 07:28 AM Go to last post
  45. Soldering 16D can bushing

    Started by gc4895, 02-19-2016 01:13 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,006
    03-02-2016, 01:47 PM Go to last post
  46. Guide Flag Thickness

    Started by fastvince, 02-24-2016 01:42 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,619
    02-29-2016, 09:27 PM Go to last post

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