Tagged: Thunder Slot Specs
- December 26, 2017 at 2:10 PM #11499
Thunder Slot screw menagerie
Body and pod to chassis TORX T6
Wheels, crown gear, and guide braid 4/40 coarse threads grub like NSR grub hex.
Front axle adjustment and optional body height adjustment M2.5 x 3mm fine threads grub NSR size hexDecember 27, 2017 at 11:37 AM #11501
THUNDERSLOT Parts Analysis
— All chassis and body screws have a Torx-T6 head.
— Wheel grubs are 4-40 with a head for a 0.05-inch (1.3mm) hex driver (same as NSRs and common on 1/24 cars). Axle adjustment screws are also 4-40 – but Randy’s research says they are not the same as the wheel/crown screws! (different thread spacing?)
— OEM Tires are quite soft, seem like a 30-shore or maybe 25. The tread is easily trued off. Rated size is D:21mm x W:10mm //Diam (20.40mm), Width (9.90mm)
— Rear wheels look good but are plastic.
— The front-end is very light and wheelies are possible if your braids are not groomed tight to the guide shoe. OEM Braids are reasonable but may benefit from replacement by softer Slot.It copper braid.
— OEM guide looks reasonable, may be beneficial to replace with Slot.It deep-wood guide.
— Adding 3gm in the triangle of the pod, or 1~2 tungsten ‘magnet’ slugs in the chassis may prevent “Porposing” in the green-lane at the button-mans hairpin.
— Interior is Lexan with hard-plastic driver and hard-plastic windows.
— OEM Sidewinder motor is can-drive, rated equal to the Slot.It Orange (21.5k-RPM, 175qm-cm-TRQ) but seems to have more torque than rated.
— Triangle pod is similar to the NSR delta pod, including plastic ‘nuts’ for the pod screws.
*OEM = original equipment from manufacturer
... I gotta 427, Z-28 a thousand horsepower straight outta the gate ... Frank Marino, "Bottom of the Barrel Blues" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUCRaGmoMt8January 14, 2018 at 7:32 PM #11563
DIBS: Mark/Spyder; #52 White/Dana-LugunaSeca 1967 Peter Revson (Number changed to #21)
PR ETs on Jan 13 2018 – @ 11volts: 3.953, 3.964, 3.973, 3.990, 4.072
(PR=personal result as in running; ET=elapsed time)
... I gotta 427, Z-28 a thousand horsepower straight outta the gate ... Frank Marino, "Bottom of the Barrel Blues" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUCRaGmoMt8
January 14, 2018 at 8:10 PM #11567
- This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by BarkingSpyder.
#2-Red-coupe Surtees/Hobbs-BOAC500 Brands Hatch 1967 (CA00101S/W)
#2-Yellow-coupe Bonnier/Axelsson-BOAC500 Brands Hatch 1968 (CA00102S/W)
#8-Blue-coupe Leslie/Motschenbacher-Daytona 24Hrs 1969 (CA00103S/W)
#30-Blue-spyder Gurney CANAM Bridgehampton 1966 (CA00201S/W)
#52-White-spyder Revson CANAM Laguna Seca 1967 (CA00202S/W)
White-kit Coupe (CA001KS/W)
White-kit Spyder/CanAm (CA002KS/W)
... I gotta 427, Z-28 a thousand horsepower straight outta the gate ... Frank Marino, "Bottom of the Barrel Blues" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUCRaGmoMt8January 14, 2018 at 9:41 PM #11572
I don’t believe the Slot.it wood guide to be necessary on these cars. I’m with Russell on keeping these as stock as possible.January 16, 2018 at 8:37 AM #11576January 16, 2018 at 8:46 AM #11581January 16, 2018 at 9:16 AM #11585January 16, 2018 at 9:17 AM #11586January 16, 2018 at 9:18 AM #11587January 16, 2018 at 9:18 AM #11588January 16, 2018 at 9:18 AM #11589January 16, 2018 at 9:19 AM #11590January 16, 2018 at 11:54 AM #11591
I’m calling dibs on the 30 roadster of Dan Gurney. Dan Gurney died this week.January 16, 2018 at 5:43 PM #11594
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