Stage 1 - Selecting the Kit
Each decade there are cars that stand out in your mind as being unique or special for one reason or another. So why choose the Subaru Impreza?
The Impreza is perhaps the 'cult car' of the 90's. Its success in rallying around Europe has helped enormously in building this reputation. So it seems just logical to try and translate that success into our 1:24 slot car project too.
Tamiya No.205 model kit pictured below.
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Building the Chassis
To build the rolling chassis on our Project Impreza we will use an MJK #1008 Dogbone 16D GT Chassis. Click the pics below for a closer look.
FRONT ASSEMBLY:Ensure that you apply only the minimum pressure onto axle when tightening the grub screws in the front wheels. This will prevent 'pot' marks from forming on the axle surface.
REAR ASSEMBLY:Attach spur gear onto rear axle first before locating into chassis mounts. Fit nylon spacers & right rear rim onto axle as close to bearings as possible. However, ensure axle can still spin freely. You may also wish to apply a mild loctite type glue between bearings and chassis to minimise any movement.
Ensure that you apply only the minimum pressure onto axle when tightening the grub screws in the spur gear and rear wheels. This will prevent 'pot' marks from forming on the axle surface.
Motor needs to be adjusted in chassis mount to ensure pinion gear forms a close mesh with spur gear.
THE FINAL STEP:If tyres are dipped into a mild soapie solution, they will slip onto the rim much easier. This technique will also ensure that tyres sit "truer" on the rim. Place 'moulding dots' on tyre side wall to back face of rim.