These classic Ferrari’s from Carrera are nicely done and have plenty of potential for non-magnet/wood track racing. Here is my approach that resulted in very pleasing results.
CAUTION: The following modifications WILL void your model warranty.
Video summary of this project.
There are a few items I will change to improve performance, yet keep some to minimize added costs.
- Keep the stock wheels/axles.
- Keep the stock chassis, just modify.
- Achieve chassis float with minimal body work.
- Change the motor for a milder/classic performance.
- Change the front guide system to set ride height correctly and reduce freeplay.
- Change rear tires to suit our track surface.
So why not change the wheels? Simple answer: I do not need to. Upon inspection they seemed very round and true and only a sanding session on my Tire Razor is all that is needed.
This is WHY I have a wheel/tire machine in the first place. To improve existing stock wheels to reduce costs.
Parts List: Click the links below for reference.
This motor is one of the shining stars of the SCC line up. More power and speed than a “NC-1” style motor, yet milder than stock. Sort of a balance that I like for the classics nowadays.
Sloting plus makes a wide variety of guides. I like to try different types in projects. These work just fine for a model like this.
This is one of the best parts we have available in 3D today. It makes guide conversions on Carrera models a breeze. When ordering I like to pick the combo pack. Never know what size you will need for those spur of the moment projects.