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  • Preparing a fray-ish tjet car ?

    Hi,

    I'm wondering if there is any tutorial somewhere to prepare fast tjets ? Which rims, wich tires, wich axles, how to balance armature, stuff like that. ANd where to find the parts and compatible bodies.

    I'm also interested by any other "magnetless" racing options (magnetless chassis, magnetless kits for magnet chassis, etc...).
    thank you !
    Last edited by demether; February 10, 2020, 11:30 AM.

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    I have posted this before: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1msY...ew?usp=sharing
    Clickable links to suppliers are included at the end of the article.
    If you expect to enter formal races consider starting with the latest T-Dash rolling chassis if those are legal. You can build a fast T-Dash for about half the price of an Aurora based car.
    Last edited by RichD; February 10, 2020, 11:46 AM.

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    • #3
      Thank you, Rich. I'll read it carefully !

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      • #4
        Hi if i remember right you were from France you had 2 layout one 1/32 scale Artin and one Ho Riverside,, for parts try Slot Car Direct, from Great Britain, nice range of parts and he aware of some club racing Barry is a nice guy, i have been doing business with him from several years and i am from Canada
        Sylvain

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        • #5
          thank you Sylvain ! You've got a good memory, I do have these 2 tracks, for now on restoration. I'm starting to think about the next months races

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          • #6
            Originally posted by demether View Post
            thank you Sylvain ! You've got a good memory, I do have these 2 tracks, for now on restoration. I'm starting to think about the next months races

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            • #7
              By the way, do you know a good store or source for tjets and xtraction rolling chassis or complete cars ? thanks

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              • #8
                http://jaghobbies.com/ho_slot_cars/slot_cars.htm

                http://www.slotcarcentral.com/mm5/me...vc?Screen=SFNT

                http://www.onestopslotshop.com/

                http://www.lucky-bobs-slot-cars.com/
                Last edited by Ky. Slot Racer; February 24, 2020, 01:48 PM.
                Mark

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                • #9
                  thank you a lot !

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                  • #10
                    Yeah, if you can't get to a show, those are some good places to look.
                    Happy hunting! Ernie

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                    • #11
                      thank you ! I think I'll go also for vincent wheels and silicon tires. Do I need a wheel puller tool (don't know the english name for it), or does it work directly with JL/AW tuff ones axles ?

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                        Slots'n'Stuff has both Vincent wheels and silicones from Super Tires. Check out Andrew's website <slotsnstuff.com>
                        You can order direct, it's his full time gig. Good luck, and... Enjoy! -- Ernie :>)

                    • #12
                      You can live without dedicated tools for pulling and pressing on wheels, especially if you are not working on your cars a lot. Without a wheel puller there is the risk of deforming a wheel when you pry it off. If you use two screwdrivers the chances of that would be minimal. It is also possible to deform a wheel when you put it on the axle, the alignment must be close to perfect and without a wheel press it is more difficult to get the wheel position correct. If you are using injection molded wheels those are not too expensive, if you happened to damage one it would not be a great loss. It would be cheaper to replace a wheel now and again rather than buy a wheel press. If you were using machined wheels you might be more reluctant to throw them away.
                      One of these days I will have to take a look at my tuning article and make sure that the links at the end are up to date. I am not aware of any European dealers that carry parts and tools for HO cars, if someone could PM me with information on that I would be glad to include that information in a future revision of the article.
                      Johnny Lightning and Auto World Thunderjet 500 cars are very similar to the original Aurora ones, but there are enough differences that I did a separate article to cover them. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PQm...ew?usp=sharing

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                      • #13
                        thank you a lot for your answer ! I think I'll go for a wheel puller, I ruined some road race replica wheels pressing them by hand.

                        EDIT : where can I find a H0 scale wheel puller ?
                        Last edited by demether; February 29, 2020, 07:24 AM.

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