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  • Slot.it SICA09I Porsche 956KH Gunston Kyalami 1983 - Photo Review & First Impressions

    Ever since I obtained my first Slot.it Porsche 956K (white kit) I have been really impressed with the performance and evolution of the car. The latest rendition is the Gunston Porsche 956KH as entered in the 1983 Kyalami 1000 km where the car ended up in 5th place behind four other 956s and a Lancia LC2 in second place splitting the works Rothmans Porsches in first and third.

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    Still in the shrink wrap.

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    The underside of the box with the now standard baggy with assorted extra bits including an Allen wrench, some 2mm grub screws and a plastic bit that I have yet to identify. What's new... a small packet of silica gel. What's missing... a pair of replacement tires (no worries , I use urethanes in any case).

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    Out of the box. The colours are very nice. If you check out the pictures of the actual car you will notice that the number is quite different and the graphic on the side panel behind the rear wheel isn't supposed to be there (unless the picture I am referencing was taken after they changed the rear deck).

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    Front-ish view.

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    Underside chassis view. Gray pod is offset -1mm (if I recall correctly). The rear mounting screw is a bit tucked in behind a piece of trim. This actually kind of works well to retain the screw when you loosen it off.

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    Rear view... shows a large central brake light(?) and everything else in its' regular place.

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    Driver detail. Notice the lack of home nation flags beside Jan and Jonathan's names. This matches the actual car. I wonder why they did that?

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    Front end detail. Front wheels are about 1/8" off the setup block. Some work will need to be done before I put this one on the track.

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    Let's have a look under the hood, shall we? What's new... white endbell motor, pale yellow crown gear. Everything else looks pretty standard.

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    What's that... some laser etched identification on the motor... 2019-50 23K. Interesting.

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    Up front... that positive wire will need some attention. And a plug for digital racers(?)

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    Last image... a small nit to pick... the rear wing was fixed in place a bit out of alignment - the left side is closer to the front than the right side. It's actually more noticeable in person than in this photo.

    Well, that's it so far. I'm currently not slot racing so I am in no hurry to get this prepped for no mag wood track racing. But as soon as things get back to normal I will see what it can do.

    Thanks,
    Peter
    PetesLightKits

  • #2
    good review of a classic

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    • #3
      ‘‘Up front... that positive wire will need some attention. And a plug for digital racers(?)’ The current issue of Model Car Racing Magazine has a really good article on using Slot-it wire harness to quickly swap chips between cars. Nice way to save money on chips
      Tony

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      • #4
        I believe the small plastic pieces under the box are for mounting a digital chip http://www.slot.it/Download/FAQ_PDF_...Digital.en.pdf

        Nice to see extra 2mm screws being included - what is the length, i.e. are they for the braids or front axle height adjustment?

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        • #5
          Bag contents;

          2 x m2x4 set screws - looks like they are for the digital chip mounting bracket according to the instructions linked in the post above
          1 x 2mm Allen key
          1 x digital chip mount
          1 x plastic washer (for digital chip mount)

          I checked a couple other fairly recent Slot.it purchases and found the same items in slightly varying configuration (one of my cars has the plastic digital chip mount parts attached to a sprue).

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          Last edited by PetesLightKits; October 3, 2020, 01:03 PM.
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          • #6
            Incidentally, for the racing purist, Slot.it's SICA09h, the Walter Brun Porsche 956KH #20 Jagermeister Livery (Hockenheim 1000km 1985)

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            was the same Porsche chassis (#106) as the Gunston car. So no racing these two cars at the same time - it just would have been impossible unless you converted one using the bits and pieces from this car...

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            Peter
            PetesLightKits

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