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  • Carrera Classic NASCAR Tuning Series

    All of you vets already know and do your own thing.

    But maybe some newcomers might get something out of these videos.

    The goal was to use as much of the STOCK components as possible and WITHOUT major mods for the interior/body to slam them like a low rider. I don't care for that look regardless of the performance. But that's just me. These are classic stock cars and I like to keep the "look" of them the best my eyes tell me too

    First is the review of the models.

    Second is a quick look at parts and the mods we will make.

    Next is the chassis modifications

    Now onto wheels and tires

    And finally the guide. It's a SAGA length one, so are welcome

    Hope these help.

    Here are the articles from the past for reference.

    Torino Tuning
    Basically all you see in the videos but in standard article form.

    Set Screw Connections
    Same method shown in the video playlist.

    Ultimate NASCAR with CB Design Steely Wheel

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    These tires might say 15x8, but the stretch perfectly over the 17 wheel. It allows you almost a stock diameter and also gives you a little more tread thickness where it meets the road. You need to LIGHTLY sand the INSIDE sidewall smooth to make sure it does not rub the chassis.

    I like to keep the car in stock gear ratio to better match the stock models I have. You can build yours to suit your own taste.

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    Chassis was sanded all around the outer edges for clearance. Trimmed the lip (cups) off the body mount post areas. Used a small rat tail file and opened up the body mount holes in the chassis.

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    I really like the CG Slotcars with this guide. What a difference this makes.

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    Painted the wheels first with flat black and then used Krylon Regal Blue. And yes, I used my toothpick and made some "dots" on the sidewall for effect. It might seem cheesy to do, but when the car is at speed? It looks great

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  • #2
    Very good Harry. I need to pick up one of those particular tire truers, I have a Hudy but can't use the stock axles in it. Thanks again for taking the time to make the video's.


    • #3
      A+ tutorial/video as usual Harry. Both newbies and veterans alike will benefit from all the various useful information you cover. Thank you!


      • #4
        Thanks for sharing Harry, it's always nice to see other peoples tuning tips.
        Ayton, ON Canada


        • #5
          Awesome! Thx so much for all the info


          • #6
            Know what axle length you used with the CBD wheels?


            • HomeRacingWorld
              HomeRacingWorld commented
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              I should but don't. I will need to measure tomorrow morning.

              I just buy the 54MM size and trim to fit the build I am working on and just lazy and never bother to measure.

            • WB2
              WB2 commented
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              I’m too lazy to trim.

            • HomeRacingWorld
              HomeRacingWorld commented
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              46.85 MM. I have the width set as wide as I can go. This is the Torino.

          • #7
            Harry, again, your videos here and on your You Tube channel of the modifications you do on these and all the other cars are just fantastic...great for the beginners and us older farts that may pick up something along the way!! Never disappointed in them and always looking forward to the next one...thanks for sharing!!
            TOM...HOME RACING GOO GOO!!!
            Warren, Ohio


            • #8
              Thanks guys, appreciate it.


              • #9
                Last video. Just a road test and final comments.

                I will have an article with all part numbers and links to share.


                • #10
                  Harry, These were very helpful videos.
                  Robert- Shoreline Model Raceways Club
                  Connecticut, U.S.A.


                  • #11
                    One more on lowering...thanks guys



                    • #12
                      Great series Harry
                      The Jester
                      of Da Lou (St. Louis) but from
                      the Soxside (Chicago)