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Scalextric Ford Daytona Prototype

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:10 pm

Here it is!

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Not a bad outfit. If you like these cars that is :)
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Re: Scalextric Ford Daytona Prototype

Postby dge467 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:54 pm

That is a great looking car! Also a great review too Harry!
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Re: Scalextric Ford Daytona Prototype

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:06 pm

Thanks sir, appreciate it.
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Re: Scalextric Ford Daytona Prototype

Postby bigman » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:12 pm

HARRY
:text-goodpost: Once again another great review, love your test track it shows just what the cars can do. :auto-driving: :auto-checkeredflag:
I like the look of these cars, who doesn't like the good old red white and blue. :laughing-rolling:
Those proto body styles have been running around Daytona for many years and a lot
of research has been Produced for a lot of Manufactures. :auto-driving: :auto-driving: :auto-checkeredflag: :auto-driving: :auto-driving:
Thanks Harry for your hard work, this place is the best, long live HRW. :auto-checkeredflag:

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Re: Scalextric Ford Daytona Prototype

Postby SpeedyNH » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:14 pm

a fan I am. thanks Harry! I also really liked the fishtail on the edge. calm, medium, fast, too fast- excellent! it doesn't get much better that that (unless you ran twice as many laps, that is) (or we could see each lap time up in the corner).
(those gears do sound horrible though.)
agree that one is not enough.
thanks again for all your good work.
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Re: Scalextric Ford Daytona Prototype

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:08 pm

I had the body loose and that was part of the rattle.

The other part? C'mon...you know what it was...YES, our beloved plastic pinion had a split :)

Appreciate the feedback and kind words. I make mistakes here and there, I just do my best to correct them.
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Re: Scalextric Ford Daytona Prototype

Postby SpeedyNH » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:26 pm

aha. they still split, then. bummer.
for my club race cars I usually replace the whole rear end and geartrain so I forgot about That little problem. but sometimes I just change tires to run the car around. good to know. thanks Boss.

I've been waiting for somebody to come out with these cars.
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Re: Scalextric Ford Daytona Prototype

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:28 pm

Well I have not had one in awhile. But given the knurling and pressure fit, it usually happens sooner or later. I just swap a Slot.it in there.
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Re: Scalextric Ford Daytona Prototype

Postby SpeedyNH » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:51 pm

roger that.
edit: do you take the knurling cr4p off the motor shaft first like I find I have to? just curious.
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Re: Scalextric Ford Daytona Prototype

Postby WB2 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:32 pm

I noticed the reviewer seemed to keep pushing down on the car.
Is this another Scalextric car where the front wheels don't touch the track?
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Re: Scalextric Ford Daytona Prototype

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:39 pm

The reviewer...that's me.

And I was pushing on it because I had the screws out to pop the body off to show the inside. So I was trying to make sure it looked seated during the second segment after I removed. But in any case I'll try not to do so from now on.

Fronts touch. Look closer at the photos. Tires are clearly seen making contact.
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Re: Scalextric Ford Daytona Prototype

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:45 pm

And what cars do you have that do not touch? Most all of mine do, In fact most need a guide change or front tire sanding to get them right.

If your tires are not, try adjusting the braid on them. These cars have narrow braid that gets crossed and bunched up rather easily.
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Re: Scalextric Ford Daytona Prototype

Postby Z-carfan » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:35 pm

Good stuff Harry, I think the review was great. Mine is already on order, thanks!
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Re: Scalextric Ford Daytona Prototype

Postby Rooster » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:01 pm

Enjoy all your reviews Harry, thank you!

And, I'm one that thinks this is a sharp looking car. :twocents-mytwocents:
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Re: Scalextric Ford Daytona Prototype

Postby WB2 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:01 am

HomeRacingWorld wrote:And what cars do you have that do not touch? Most all of mine do, In fact most need a guide change or front tire sanding to get them right.

If your tires are not, try adjusting the braid on them. These cars have narrow braid that gets crossed and bunched up rather easily.


L88 Corvette, two '70 Camaros, Ferrari P4, and Challenger.
Chevys got guide replacements, P4 is awaiting work, and Dodge required a bit of work.
Braids were not the issue.

Worst offender in the slot car world had to be the SCX Compact cars.
I recently opened a new set of SCX Compact F1 cars. I was amazed at how well they ran, even great tires (after a sanding). But the front wheels are off the ground by a significant amount. When the car goes around the track and the white letter tires can be read, somethings not right.

And, no, I do not need a dissertation on the tripod effect.
Rules I see require "all wheels to touch". They should do that out of the box.
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