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  • Sometimes we race Womps

    Not often but occasionally.
    I had some extra chassis sitting around and with all this extra time on my hands I dug out some bits and pieces. The original ones were built with urethane tires but I've been using more rubber lately. As we have a few 1/24 tracks around I've ended up with spent Pro-track tires laying around. I pulled out the tire truer and started turning these down to fit the Womps. once you get past the dry crusty part you've got a pretty good tire again.

    So after a few tire changes and all the 25K motors I could find in the junk box and geared to 7/35, Click image for larger version  Name:	89845498_10219873788289695_6647909195754504192_o.jpg Views:	0 Size:	357.5 KB ID:	28066Click image for larger version  Name:	90425953_10219897966974147_4744367647079006208_o (1).jpg Views:	0 Size:	405.1 KB ID:	28067Click image for larger version  Name:	88962408_10219807723038105_1502585160225259520_o (1).jpg Views:	0 Size:	266.8 KB ID:	28068 I have several of these that all run within 1/10th of each other. After racing the Slot-its, NSRs, and Revoslots, these are kind of refreshing to get out and flail them around the track.
    Last edited by Mitch58; March 24, 2020, 01:01 AM.

  • #2
    I have 4 that I had set up with urethane tires RX42 motors to use as rentals when we had a storefront.
    I dug them out a couple months ago (they'd been idle for 4-5 years) and we ran them on an oval. After about 5 minutes of running, oiling, cleaning, etc, they ran just as good as they did before they were put away. And they abuse they took...wow!!! They're all around great cars

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    • #3
      Hi,

      Where can we find this kind of slotcars, please ? Sounds interesting for my 1/32 oval. thanks

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      • Mitch58
        Mitch58 commented
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        Most of the online stores carry them RTR or parts to build them.
        They are also all over eBay.

    • #4
      sorry but I didn't find them

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      • chrisguyw
        chrisguyw commented
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        I just did a very quick check, and there are several on epay, and as far as retail/slot shops, Pacific Coast Hobbies has them.......apologies to any slot shops that I failed to mention.

    • #5
      I checked with the Parma site as well as Professor Motor and that sort of car is no longer stocked. Parma has had difficulties for a number of years, so Womps are probably no longer being made. Champion had their own version of the Womp, but they were acquired by Parma, so those are gone as well. Keep looking, some dealers may have a few left and they should turn up on ebay from time to time.

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      • #6
        Parma Womp chassis became my ideal basis for custom built chassis. Cut them up and reassemble as desired with whatever wheelbase is needed. Oh how I wish I'd stocked up on a bunch oh those brass chassis when they were available, they were so easy to modify. When they started to get expensive I'd buy the steel version instead to save a few bucks - a poor choice in retrospect.

        Sadly hundreds or thousands of these old relics must be hiding out in dusty slot car boxes hidden away in basements and attics.

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        • #7
          thank you all for the help !

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          • #8
            Here’s a list of womp type chassis a quick Google search and you’ll be able to find them easy


            Chassis:

            Parma Womp Steel #572 Parma Womp Brass #573 K&G Brute #16-02

            Champion Thumper #400 Champion Thumper #401 LVJ Charger Brass #LVJ002B

            LVJ Charger #002 Riggen #5003 R-GEO Raven #RGO-335

            Mid America Stomp #MAR 202 H&R Stinger #HRST01 Mid America Hammer #221

            Caveman Bodeez Longhorn # 32-1001

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            • #9
              Do an Ebay searchfor LVJ and you will find cheap adjustable womp style frames. ..... I think LVJ even has a facebook page. ...... You may try Smith Scale Raceway, I know they have parts run these chassis...... Probably you'll spend about $50-$60 to buy parts to setup this style car.....Search and watch Ebay and you can probably buy some used womps for $20-$30. ...
              Matt B
              So. In
              Crashers

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              • #10
                By all means. Out of my five cars there are probably 3 different brands, but they all run very close. Come to think of it I have a Steel chassis that I haven't seen for a while. I'll have to look around for it.

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                • #11
                  thank you all !

                  I may go for pioneer legends cars instead. Easier to find and maybe cheaper (I need 4 of them for my oval track). Or try to find the womps cars used.

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                  • #12
                    Hey Guys , I have a question about the womp style chassis , are they set for 1/24 scale wheels and tires ? When I looked at them I figure them for 1/32 scale

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                    • Fathead59
                      Fathead59 commented
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                      Not that I care mind you , I have enough 1/24 scale parts

                    • Fathead59
                      Fathead59 commented
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                      Oh , H&R has a Brass Womp style chassis

                    • TuscoTodd
                      TuscoTodd commented
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                      The H&R chassis is what we run for our local racing - using H&R blue 18,000rpm Hawk motors - makes for very fun and competitive class!

                  • #13
                    Womps are nominally 1/32nd scale, but they not to scale like most 1/32nd set type cars are.

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                    • #14
                      Womps used 1/8" axles and had metal set screw wheels with foam tires. Many people equate these parts with 1/24 scale, but they were just standard parts at commercial tracks years ago. There's no reason 1/32 scale cars can't use those parts. The original Womp chassis had a 3" wheelbase and later versions had 2 front axles placement holes so you could go to 3 1/4" wheelbase. I prefer the 3 1/4" wheelbase but don't like the shorter distance from the front axle to the guide pivot point which is why I prefer to chop the chassis up and extend it to the desired wheelbase.

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                      The above steel Womp chassis has also been narrowed to 2" where the body mounts.

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                      • Mitch58
                        Mitch58 commented
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                        Today, particularly with the newer "Womp" style chassis you can use either 1/8" or 3/32" bushings or bearings. you can build a Womp using all Slot It or NSR parts if you want to. My "for fun" Womps are mostly build out of what ever I found in the parts bin. The cars we've decided to race will be set up mostly the way they were in the old days, except for the motor. We are testing the lower priced motors motors To fit the track we will be using. It is a 90' routed track running at 13 volts, the 16D motors are way to fast. We will probably end up with something like Pihrana or Predator 21.5K motors.
                        The idea is to keep the cost down and to use up a bunch of parts that have been sitting around in drawers for years.

                      • Fathead59
                        Fathead59 commented
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                        Hey Mitch , can't you turn down the voltage a little to get the handling you want out of the motors ?

                      • TuscoTodd
                        TuscoTodd commented
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                        Mitch58 - we run the WOMP cars here locally with H&R 18,000rpm HAWK motors with 9-26 and 9-27 gearing - makes for a nice balance and an inexpensive power plant.

                    • #15
                      Thanks for the info , grabbed two chassis from H&R , part #HRST01 . Was just wondering what scale they might be

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