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CG Slotcars Autocoast Ti22

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:40 pm

Well for those that have it, you already know. What a great slot car. The time and effort put into a project like this is priceless.

Just a couple quick videos.

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Watch on youtube.com


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The outside is fine by me.

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Under the hood we have a very capable chassis and components.

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These gears are super smooth.

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The videos say it all really. Nice chassis and stocked with quality gear. Plus it's just unique and that goes a long way for my hobby dollar these days.

Nice car indeed.
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Re: CG Slotcars Autocoast Ti22

Postby Z-carfan » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:55 pm

Wow, that's a beauty!! Anyone entering that in to the Can Am proxy? :)
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Re: CG Slotcars Autocoast Ti22

Postby Audi1 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:06 pm

Yup, Bob (rleog) is signed up with an Autocoast Ti-22; #22. Should be a great car to watch in this series.

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Re: CG Slotcars Autocoast Ti22

Postby WB2 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:44 pm

I always hear economics of scale when people ask why their favorite cars hasn’t been produced as a slot car. Multiple liveries are mentioned as reason for bringing a car to production.
CG has now done three basically one-off cars. Yes, they don’t retail for $39.95, but the cars are unique, both in selection and in the use of high quality parts. And apparently unavailable. The dealers listed on CG’s website are all out of stock.
Please, CG, take a moment to update your website. The Ti22 shows up as a future car.
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Re: CG Slotcars Autocoast Ti22

Postby chappyman66 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:59 am

Thank you Harry!
Looks like a great addition to the Can-AM stable.
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Re: CG Slotcars Autocoast Ti22

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:15 am

Thank you all for the feedback.

A few things I did to improve the car for my smaller track:

1. Glue the rear bushings. They are just a little loose.
2. Added the lead you seen in the video.
3. The bulkhead uprights for the front axle centering collar needed a light file.
4.Lubricate appropriate areas.

You might want to secure the wheel inserts as well. They are a great fit but at speed they and come loose. I coated the inside of the wheel with a light coat of nail polish and reinstalled them.
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Re: CG Slotcars Autocoast Ti22

Postby gascarnut » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:06 pm

HomeRacingWorld wrote:Thank you all for the feedback.

A few things I did to improve the car for my smaller track:

1. Glue the rear bushings. They are just a little loose.
2. Added the lead you seen in the video.
3. The bulkhead uprights for the front axle centering collar needed a light file.
4.Lubricate appropriate areas.

You might want to secure the wheel inserts as well. They are a great fit but at speed they and come loose. I coated the inside of the wheel with a light coat of nail polish and reinstalled them.


Thanks for this checklist. Let me add a few items:

1. Take a close look at the front body mounting tower on the chassis. Mine cracked just above the chamfer where the tower blends into the chassis plate. I cut a short length of 1/4" OD brass tubing with s small square notch to clear the rib at the front of the tower and glued it in place to reinforce this. I have alerted Matt to this, perhaps he can reinforce this area in subsequent frames.

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2. On my track with the supplied Quick Slicks, there was so much traction that the car developed a hop under acceleration. After trying tapes of all types on the pod, I finally drilled and tapped two holes in the end of the motor to correspond with the holes in the pod and screwed the motor in tight. That absolutely TRANSFORMED the car and cut 1/2 a second off its lap times. It is now super smooth and absolutely no shudder or hop. I added some medical tape to the pod and that helped as well. Fiber tape or electrical tape was too much and made the car too loose.

3. I ground the front tires, as they were rather oval and bumpy on my example of the car. They are a nice hard compound so will work well.

4. I replaced the stock motor pod screws with Slot.it brass screws as they have a slightly flatter head profile and don't protrude as much below the frame. 1/2 turn loose works fine.

Finally, what a nice car! With the little bit of work I have done it runs very very nicely and of course looks amazing. I have a lexan bodied Ti-22 with a Slot.it HR1 sidewinder, S2 silicone tires, and the earlier 25k motor and this new car is easily as fast and feels more planted and predictable.

Congrats to Matt on a brave move and a great addition to our stables!
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Re: CG Slotcars Autocoast Ti22

Postby DaveKennedy » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:34 pm

I like that he's made a simple and sturdy looking chassis.
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