Tuesday, May 22, 2012

National Championship Series Chassis Fixture
by Precision Slot Cars

Way back what seems like a long time ago- chassis builders started their tasks with music wire, brass sheet, and a useful tool called a “jig”.

The slot car chassis jig was patterned after 1:1 racing chassis building fixtures and allowed the scale scratch builder to create a slot racing chassis where all of the parts lined up straight and true.

In recent years, builders of “stamped” chassis slot cars discovered that using a chassis jig or fixture could help them build straighter and faster slot racers.

One of the leaders offering custom stamped chassis building fixtures is Precision Slot Cars of Warren Michigan. Their latest chassis-building fixture allows the builder to set up and build the following types of stamped chassis:

  • Champion Turbo-Flex 4”
  • Champion Turbo-Flex 4 1/2”
  • F.C.R. 4”
  • F.C.R. 4 1/2”
  • Parma Flexi 5 4” (1/8” and 3/32” rear axle sizes)

Precision Slot Cars NCS Fixture

Yes- you read that right; this one fixture is designed to allow straight and true building of all of the chassis types that are used in Parma’s “National Championship Series” of races.

Information on the FCR National Championship Series can be found at: www.fcrseries.com and the new Flexi National Championship Series can be found at: www.flexiseries.com.

Because the NCS races are restricted to what equipment you may use in each division, aligning the rear axle bushings and guide to the rest of the car becomes important for less rolling friction. And as a bonus, the NCS chassis fixture allows you to build a chassis that tracks true and consistent on both the straights and turns.

If this wasn’t enough- the Precision Slot Cars NCS chassis fixture will help with the chore of straightening out chassis that have had a “meeting” with the wall or other solid object. The "plate" of the NCS fixture is a precision surface allowing for all chassis parts to be restored to perfect relative alignment.

Take it from me, being able to easily salvage damaged chassis certainly saves money in the long run.

Below are some photos showing how the Precision Slot Cars NCS chassis fixture can be used:

Turbo Flex 4"

Turbo Flex 4 1/2"
Flexi-5 4"

FCR 4 1/2"

Get your Precision Slot Cars NCS chassis fixture at www.pslotcar.com or Mid-America Raceway and Hobbies, who are a stocking dealer for Precision Slot Cars products.

(Photos courtesy of Precision Slot Cars)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Renown Mazda by Slot It.

CA15c - Mazda 787B #202 500Km Sugo 1991

Monday, May 14, 2012

New Sloting Plus axles and bearings

Just for inform you about some new Sloting Plus parts :
New sizes of hollow axles 2,38 mm under references SLPL 2152, 2160 and new 3 mm axles under references SLPL 22360, 22365.
Special ball bearings doule flanged for NSR axles under reference SLPL 1009.
New Universal wheel size 16,5 x 8,5 mm under reference SLPL 40116508.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Carroll Shelby video

Carroll Shelby in his own words.
Slot Car News mourns the loss of an icon... Carroll Shelby passed away today at the age of 89.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012