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  • Scalextric Ford GT40

    Curious If there’s any difference between the Sport models in the clamshell box and the cars in the clear plastic box.
    Sorry if this has already been discussed.

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    The "Sport" models had bronze rear axle bushings (as sloppy as the nylon ones), and, a "Sport" sticker on the (same )motor.

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    Chris Walker

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    • #3
      Don't know what they were thinking???? still same knurling on the axile, till going to have to make the bushing over size to fit..... still have to do the super fix for the slop....

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      • #4
        Amazing. When the Fly Ford GT40 and the Scaley version were often running together on the tracks, we all had our favored ways to fixing them both up to suit our own desires, But the one thing that drove us all crazy was those blasted knurled axles and the several problems they made for us, including near impossibility of removing wheels safely, slack that seriously hampered smooth operation, etc. I wonder what the decision-making process has been to continue to include this plague feature, but the best way to a smooth Scaley is still a split spacer snapped over the axles (possibly a Superglue fill for the bushings also), and to throw away the screws through the chassis that attach to the interior pan, grinding off the sockets they go through, to get chassis/body separation for flex. Oh, and loosen those body mount screws, for cryin' out loud.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by waaytoomuchintothis View Post
          and to throw away the screws through the chassis that attach to the interior pan, grinding off the sockets they go through, to get chassis/body separation for flex. Oh, and loosen those body mount screws, for cryin' out loud.
          You may find that leaving the interior secured to the chassis and doing some filing/cutting/sanding of the interior/body to allow the body to "float" just might work better as you are now placing the weight of the interior on the chassis where it will aid handling , not on the body where it is definitely detrimental to handling

          Cheers
          Chris Walker
          Last edited by chrisguyw; November 30, 2019, 01:21 PM.

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          • #6
            I hate doing the superglue trick on the nylon bushings. I take a razor saw and cut a diagonal slot through the bushing. I then turn the slot to the bottom of the hole when I snap the axle in. This pinches the bushing, removing the slop (at least enough for me).
            Last edited by WB2; November 30, 2019, 07:16 PM. Reason: terminology

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