Build Thread for all

Build Thread for all

Postby charlesx@xtra.co.nz » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:52 am

Hi Dan and all.

With my Touring Car Proxy car completed the Bugeye Sprite is my next project.

Got off to a bad start however. Thought I would use a new 3D chassis I had just got from Aussie but it turned out to be too wide without extensive modification. It is now to be used for an Aston Martin DBR1 project. While preparing for Bugeye use however I prematurely cut off the motor shaft at the opposite end to the usual to fit the 3D chassis. I could therefore not use the BWA motor mount in the usual manner (screwed to the bracket with the provided screw holes) so it was back to the drawing board.

Normally I could just use another motor but with a handout motor provided this was not an option.

This week I have started constructing a brass and piano wire chassis using modified BWA motor mounts and an old brass front axle and guide tongue assembly (probably from 60's) I got in a junk lot of slot car parts a few years ago.

Will add some photos when I figure out how to add on this forum and look forward to others adding their builds.

Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
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Re: Build Thread for all

Postby black3sr » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:04 am

Chas , Dan has approved buying a replacement motor from SCC. We have bought 2 or 3. We( the three entries from Northlands) are building various chassis. My first one started by using the adjustable plastic chassis from SCC.
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Re: Build Thread for all

Postby charlesx@xtra.co.nz » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:32 am

Thanks Black3sr.

I intend to stay with original motor. This seems more in line with original vision for proxy. My understanding is all the motors were tested for consistency. Not sure whether extra SCC motors would conform but does not worry me unduly. I will be quite happy if my car performs reliably and is easy to drive.

The Number 10 on the side of the motor however is getting rather faint but is still just readable. I should have put some clear tape over it before I started.

I have now completed my basic chassis and most of motor mount plus fitted the contrate and pinion. Not sure of the gearing though. Had to insert a plastic spacer between the motor and rear bracket because of my earlier blunder. Just about ready to fit the body posts for the mounting system.

Regards Chas Le Breton (charlesx)
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