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  • Auto World's Release 32 Arrived Today And a Tuneup!

    What a nice job they do on these bodies great addition to the Trans Am Thunder Jets I'll be working on getting them tuned up!

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    Last edited by Fitzy; August 15, 2021, 02:38 PM.
    Jeff Fitzpatrick
    Troy, New York

  • #2
    I got mine today, the 1968 Camaro looks the best.
    Austin
    Merrimack, NH

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Austin View Post
      I got mine today, the 1968 Camaro looks the best.
      They all look so good! that 68 Camaro is my favorite also
      Jeff Fitzpatrick
      Troy, New York

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      • #4
        Every one of these AutoWorld ThunderJets I have purchased has an issue with the rear axle flopping around some to the point that the rear tire will hit the body and slow or stop the car plus the last few cars have some kind of yellow paste grease inside them so to tune them I take them apart pull the rear axle out wash the stripped down chassis in dish soap and water to cleanup the grease mess, Scale Engineering makes a really sweet hole peener for the rear axle holes pretty easy and quick to do and takes almost all the slop out of that axle scale engineering also makes an axle pusher for sending the axle back through the hole and crown gear makes it so easy anyway a pair of reproduction shoes some Thunder Oil and a pair of Jel Claws rear tires and these cars fly I'll get some times recorded to post later

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        Last edited by Fitzy; August 15, 2021, 10:20 PM.
        Jeff Fitzpatrick
        Troy, New York

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        • Austin
          Austin commented
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          You are should right about them rear axles, I would think they would have fixed that by now.

        • BIG E
          BIG E commented
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          Yeah, Jeff - EVERY new Auto World car you acquire has to be field stripped, cleaned of all that cheap lube, and then re-assembled the right way, as you've been doing.
          Keep up the HO racin'. -- Ernie

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        Overall I'm pretty happy with the way it runs takes a little work but runs really well after a little tuning especially the rear axle issue the Camaro's are next

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        Jeff Fitzpatrick
        Troy, New York

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        • #6
          I swage the axle holes of all of my T-Jet type cars slightly undersized then open up the holes to the correct diameter with a drill blank. Auto World axles are often undersized, for cars that I race the rear axle gets replaced with a drill 0.0625" drill blank.

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          • #7
            Nice looking bodies that are ruined by the monster truck chassis.

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            • #8
              Chassis aren't for a monster truck.
              If you want the chassis to sit lower on the body just trim the screw posts until you get the stance you like.
              Easy enough to do.

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              • #9
                The hitch with this sort of car is that you can only lower the body a little. My club races pancake cars with Trans-Am bodies, but the cars are built to Fray/T-Jet SS rules which allow the tires to almost be completely outside of the body. In that case the body can be lowered more with the main restriction being the height of the chassis in the back. Obviously that does not make for a scale appearing car, but when you are racing you do not see the wheels sticking out.

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                • #10
                  I finally had a chance to get the other cars cleaned up and ready to run this weekend

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                  Jeff Fitzpatrick
                  Troy, New York

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