Post by Phil Kalbfell on Apr 5, 2019 17:07:10 GMT -5
Very nice build, must get around to building my 25.Have done a 32b for the Tasman Proxy. I have been using these little motors in club cars for years,all geared around 8 : 23 or 8 :24. With no problems.. I tried HO gears but ended up with Slot It Crown and the 8 pinion as the best option. If you can still find them the Scalex 8 t FF pinion gives a nice smooth mesh.
Post by Phil Kalbfell on Apr 6, 2019 17:19:10 GMT -5
Yes John we had a lot of failures with these motors. Personally I have only had two failures. One guy in out club had 5 failures,then changed to a FF050 I know Stubbo had 3 failures in one Tasman Series. But they are very cheap and when you get a reliable one they are good. My cars with them have been running for about 6 years and still going well, but they are different to drive with poor braking compared to the FF050. I am sure Chris must have cars running for years with these motors.. Scale auto do a nylon pinion, SRP and Mr Slot Car do brass, MR Slot Car also do a steel. All in 8 T 1.5 bore.
Post by Phil Kalbfell on Apr 7, 2019 0:03:45 GMT -5
The two that Failed on me did so within the first few laps, so probably a factory fault, did not bother pulling them apart. I think the one club guy thst had lots of trouble was sanding tyres on the car,would not admit it though. I think the other failures were due to trying to run 9 /23.