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    Where would be a good place to source Fly 1/32 replacement guides/braids and tires? Thank you in advance.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Barfly View Post
    Where would be a good place to source Fly 1/32 replacement guides/braids and tires? Thank you in advance.
    most guys just throw the fly running gear and guilds in the trash and go with after market axile bushings, gears and wheels and either nsr rubber od paul gage tires.
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    • #3
      While that is the solution for some people, not everyone wants to rebuild the entire rear end of the car. I only have one Fly car with a full rebuild as simple fixes are adequate for most home racing. Club racing may be different.

      Slot Car Corner is a good source for replacement guides and braid, just be aware that they are not Fly brand parts though they work just fine.

      For tires it really depends on what material you want and then you can pick manufacturer and selection.
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      • #4
        Barfly, it might help if we know which fly car you have as collectively, there may be enough of us here with spare used OEM parts and some new as I may have a guide to help you.
        The Jester
        of Da Lou (St. Louis) but from
        the Soxside (Chicago)

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        • #5
          Thank you.
          I have (5) #99070--it is their black Marcos 600 special edition and (3) BMW M3 Rally cars.
          They all are listed as having the same front mounted motor, Short Can 18,000 rpm. 9/27 pinion and crown.
          I'm setting up a Carrera Evolution track at our house overseas for myself and neighborhood kids.
          I bought all the same inexpensive Fly cars so the the performance would be the same making for close racing.
          There are 1:43 and HO cars available on line over there but 1:32 stuff is pretty scarce near as I can tell.
          So what I have with me when we leave is what I'll have for six months.
          So things like worn out braids and tires could be a problem. And I'm not looking for Fly manufactured stuff just somewhere
          I can look for compatible parts by any manufacture, not junk but maybe middle of the road quality and price.

          Thanks again for any help.

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          • #6
            Others will chime in here I’m sure, I would use the following from
            www.slotcarcorner.com

            slotting plus wood guides you can trim them to match the current guides but fit deeper in the slot than the standard fly guide.

            https://slotcarcorner.com/collection...-sloting-plus#

            SCC eyelets

            https://slotcarcorner.com/collection...lot-car-corner

            Thunderslot braid precut simply trim off what you don’t need

            https://slotcarcorner.com/collection...-thunder-slot#

            Paul Gage would be my tire of choice for grip, long life, simple cleaning and will create some grip even if the track is not white glove clean.
            I’m not sure of your size as I do t know which model BMW you have but it would be an easy look up for you . I would do 2 extra sets per car unless you are running magnets than 1 set will work.

            https://slotcarcorner.com/pages/paul-gage-tires

            Steve at Slotcarcorner will be glad to help you with everything else.
            Last edited by Brumos RSR; June 20, 2022, 08:39 PM.
            The Jester
            of Da Lou (St. Louis) but from
            the Soxside (Chicago)

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            • #7
              I wasn't familiar with the Fly Marcos 600 so I looked it up. For racing with kids I think the mirrors, rear wing, and front splitter are likely to be casualties before any chassis parts or the tires. I have a few dozen Fly cars but I'm a solo racer and even though I race them hard to record lap times they haven't been beaten up so no failures yet, except for the ones that came with cracked pinion or spur gears. If you've tested out all the cars you should be set to get started. A dealer like Slot Car Corner or Clover Leaf can recommend a type of replacement guide that will be an easy install if needed.

              As for tires, replacements are available made from either urethane (Paul Gage) or silicone (Quick Slicks). Someone with a Carrera track can let you know which they recommend. BUT, cars with new tires are apt to out perform those with stock tires reducing overall close racing. If you upgrade tires on one car you'll need to do the same on at least one other car to have a pair for racing.

              You probably don't want to spend the money but for racing with kids an adjustable power supply to reduce speeds can be a blessing. Less crashing will likely mean better racing and less damage to cars. Running the cars at 9-10 volts might be ideal.

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              • #8
                [QUOTE=slothead;n165190
                You probably don't want to spend the money but for racing with kids an adjustable power supply to reduce speeds can be a blessing. Less crashing will likely mean better racing and less damage to cars. Running the cars at 9-10 volts might be ideal. [/QUOTE]

                I sure appreciate all the input, never thought about the tires becoming an advantage like that. I did however think about a variable power supply. And bought two of these from Amazon. I use this and a 12v 7ah gel filled battery. The little rectangular ones that you see for a small motor cycle or lawn tractor.

                https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0978T3JKH...roduct_details

                Again thank you to everyone, I'm headed over to Slot Car Corner to see what I can afford LOL.



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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Brumos RSR View Post
                  Others will chime in here I’m sure, I would use the following from
                  www.slotcarcorner.com

                  slotting plus wood guides you can trim them to match the current guides but fit deeper in the slot than the standard fly guide.

                  https://slotcarcorner.com/collection...-sloting-plus#

                  SCC eyelets

                  https://slotcarcorner.com/collection...lot-car-corner

                  Thunderslot braid precut simply trim off what you don’t need

                  https://slotcarcorner.com/collection...-thunder-slot#

                  Paul Gage would be my tire of choice for grip, long life, simple cleaning and will create some grip even if the track is not white glove clean.
                  I’m not sure of your size as I do t know which model BMW you have but it would be an easy look up for you . I would do 2 extra sets per car unless you are running magnets than 1 set will work.

                  https://slotcarcorner.com/pages/paul-gage-tires

                  Steve at Slotcarcorner will be glad to help you with everything else.
                  Thank you for the links, very much appreciated.

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