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Thunder Slot Lola Part 2

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:19 am

When these were released I decided I wanted both of them. I am one of those that like to have a matched running mate for the closest door to door action I can get.

My car arrived from Power Hobby safe and sound and time to have some fun.

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Finish on this model is like the first. Very clean and good clear coat for shine.

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Another reason I like having a matched pair is experimenting. I can try different tuning techniques and testing them side by side adds to the fun.

So I decided to make my own independent fronts using the common axle collars you can find at SCC, Cloverleaf, etc.

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In stock form the collars are just slightly too wide to fit in the narrow space of the chassis. So I mounted the collar on the axle with the axle just counter-sunk enough to allow the set screw to make a secure hold. Then I filed the collar with a large flat file to flush.

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Just enough for the collar to stay intact and provide a good fit.

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Perfect. No contact and read y to race.

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On my track there isn't much difference if any. It's still silky smooth and fun to race, so no harm done either.

SANDING - I have to say that sanding the rear tires smooth is the hot setup for my track. The flash molding on the rears can cause a bad hop. Once sanded however, these cars are both scale rockets and provide the fun I was hoping for.

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With my son around now, it's a hoot to watch him take to wood track racing. He doesn't care much about the scale issues, he just thinks they "look cool and are smooth". I suppose in that view these releases score a win :)

Thanks again to Power Hobby for great service.
-Harry

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Re: Thunder Slot Lola Part 2

Postby SlotCarCorner » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:02 pm

Great tip on the independent front axle/wheel setup.

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Re: Thunder Slot Lola Part 2

Postby ShotgunDave » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:53 pm

Cool setup Harry. I'm thinking I may like this yellow car better than the red one. But you're right, you almost need them both don't you?
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Re: Thunder Slot Lola Part 2

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:06 pm

Thanks guys.

Yes, I think so but I'm odd that way.

I spent some extra time today just running them. Just fun to try and best the lap time of the previous run :)
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Re: Thunder Slot Lola Part 2

Postby Brumos RSR » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:34 am

Great part 2!!! Did you find any improvements with the independent front over the conventional front end set up?
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Re: Thunder Slot Lola Part 2

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:19 am

Thank you sir.

No difference here, but we have a modest size layout. So hard to say either way.
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