If one were (hypothetically) staging a proxy race featuring mid-century sports cars. Let's say the Targa Florio for the sake of discussion, and one were to specify one spec motor in the rules, which motor would you lobby for? Hypothetically, of course...
Post by David Mitcham on Aug 18, 2017 13:52:30 GMT
I would go for an S-Can type motor, say up to 20k rpm. I use SRP 20k ones for my sports cars (usually GTM kits as you may have noticed) but there are plenty of different makes around although the SRPs are a good price www.pendleslotracing.co.uk/spares/motors.html?___SID=U&ajaxcatalog=true&manufacturer=137&motor_type=330 . Slot Car Corner have their own S-Can at 21.5k rpm www.slotcarcorner.ca/piranha-21-5k-slot-motor/ . I think I would stipulate a type of motor and a maximum rpm and leave the make to personal choice - of course you could leave the type motor to the choice of the entrant too but that might make for a too diverse performance range for proxy racing. One would have to think about the motor/drive arrangement too - would it be in-line only or would sidewinders/anglewinders be allowed - if they were then one might need to think about two classes which would rather complicate things.
I like the idea of a mid-20th century (50s or 60s?) sports car scratch build series based on one of the great races/circuits and I'd be interested in entering (hypothetically of course)!!
One of the main considerations is easy availability of any motor. The BWA motor was used in several proxy racers but then delivery became a problem.People want to simply be able to buy online and be assured of quick easy delivery. SRP are a good choice for many but supply can be a bit spasmodic at times..We use the 16,000 is our Front engined class as we find the 20,000 a bit too much for our tracks,