Old Weird Herald's

Guide to Motor Services

- compiled by Paul Kassens

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Introduction

Web Link List

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Motor Services...
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DISCLAIMER:

The following listing of slot car motor service providers - was compiled using information obtained from their web sites. Please note that I can not update this information as frequently as the service providers, so always check on their web site, or contact the vendors, for the most current and up to date information.

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Alpha
ARMATURE RECONDITIONING $4.50 
We will race condition your armatures with the loving care they deserve. Our attention to details and our service will impress you. So will the performance you get when your armatures are reconditioned at Alpha! Reconditioning includes removing rust from shafts and stacks, ultrasonic cleaning to remove carbon, diamond truing the commutator, precision dynamic balancing, dye and return in new tubes by First Class mail. Be sure to check your package for the latest news and updates! 
COMMUTATOR TRUE ONLY (per armature)  $2.50 
BALANCE ONLY (per armature) For unbalanced armatures, or if you true you own comms. $2.50
CHECK BALANCE (per armature) $1.50

CHECK RESISTANCE (per armature)

$1.50 
You get 3 ohm readings... one for each pole of the armatures.  
STACK GRIND (up to .010 reduction per arm)  $2.50 
...........................(up to .020 reduction per arm)  $5.00 
SHORTEN SPACER (per armature)  $1.00 
SHORTEN COMMUTATOR (per armature) $1.50
Please note that this may not be possible on all arms. Works well only for comms with broach cut or EDM cut channels running the length of the comm.  
ENGRAVING $0.50 
MAGNET ZAPPING (any type magnets per pair)  $2.00 
Make your magnets as good as they can be. Bring any type magnet to its full potential. We can reverse polarity (magnets are always zapped the same polarity they are unless "reverse" is specified.) Send can/magnet assembly only (no endbell please). 
GAUSS READING (per pair)  $1.00 
Our gauss meter can measure the strength of the magnetic field of magnets in or out of the can. Gauss readings are useful for matching magnets. Before and after (zap) readings will tell if your magnets lost strength ($2.00 for before and after readings) 
ASSEMBLY - REPAIR CALL
Paul Pfeiffer will assemble or repair your motor setup. If the needed parts are from another manufacturer, they must be supplied.  
UPS NEXT DAY AIR RETURN (U.S. only)  $44.50 
For fastest possible return. Please enclose street address! (UPS will not deliver to a P.O. box). 
UPS SECOND DAY AIR (U.S. only)  $24.00 
Please enclose street address! (UPS will not deliver to a P.O. box). 
UPS GROUND SERVICE RETURN (U.S. only) $9.00
Please enclose street address! (UPS will not deliver to a P.O. box).
Motor service orders returned to you by U.P.S. are automatically insured for up to $100.00 value. If additional insurance is required, please include $0.50 per each additional $100.00 value.
RETURN BY FIRST CLASS MAIL (U.S. only) FREE
RETURN BY PRIORITY MAIL (U.S. only) $4.00
All correspondence and motor service work should be sent to the following address with a few exceptions: 

ALPHA PRODUCTS
P.O. BOX 1069
FOND du LAC, WI 54936-1069
PHONE: (920) 922-6509

When using Express Mail, UPS, Fed-Ex, or other non-postal delivery services, please use the following street address:

ALPHA PRODUCTS
716 NORTHWEST WAY
FOND du LAC, WI 54937
FAX: (920) 922-2944

 

Alpha Home Page

email: paul@alphaslotracing.com

updated 12/09/11

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Balance by Beuf

Balance By BEUF provides reconditioning & rebalance services from Super 16Ds to Opens. As well as repairs, rebuilds, magnet zapping, custom built bodies and more for Box Stock - Group 7. Try our services today. You won't be disappointed!
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Best O' The West

updated: 09/13/05

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Camen

Camen has been in the business of providing the highest quality motor components and services to the most discriminating racers for over a quarter century. During that time, our motor components have 13 times captured the coveted U.S. National Championship in the hotly contested Professional Unlimited motor class, as well as countless lesser titles. During this quarter century our equipment and craftsmen have set the standard by which others are measured, and this tradition continues uninterrupted.

The Legendary CAMEN Motor and Armature reconditioning and Repair services are among the very finest offered to the sport of Slot Car Racing.

We are proud to offer the following services:

For a complete list of our offerings, we invite your e-mail inquiries to:

e-mail: joel_camen@yahoo.com

http://www.camen.com

To take advantage of our services, ship to:

Camen Racing ~ 2874 Red House Rd ~ Appomattox, VA 24522
434-352-9181

For the finishing touch only Camen can provide

updated 12/09/11

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Fast Ones
FAST ONES ~ PO Box 1124 ~ Anderson, IN 46015-1124

http://www.fastones.net

e-mail: fast1ron@yahoo.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fast-Ones/104358887100

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Koford

REBALANCE & SERVICES

NEW ADDRESS:

Koford Engineering

1441 Dorcey Rd. ~ Winchester, OH 45697

http://www.koford.com/slot

e-mail: mail@koford.com

updated - 12/09/11

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Motor Dynamics
ARMATURE RECONDITION

THIS INCLUDES; CLEANING, RETRUE COMM, CLEAN STACKS/SHAFTS, PRECISION REBALANCE RE-DYE AND RETURN IN A PROTECTIVE TUBE.

$3.00 EA.
16-D ARMATURE RECONDITION

FOR UNBALANCED 16-D/CHALLENGER/CONTENDER ARMS. CLEAN, RETRUE COMM CLEAN STACKS/SHAFTS, RE-DYE AND RETURN IN A PROTECTIVE TUBE.

$2.00 EA.
CERAMIC MAGNET ZAPPING

IN OR OUT OF THE CAN. PRICE IS PER PAIR.

$2.00 EA.
COBALT MAGNET ZAPPING

IN OR OUT OF THE CAN. PRICE IS PER PAIR.

$3.00 EA.
MAGNET GAUSS READINGS

READINGS TAKEN BEFORE AND AFTER ZAPPING.

$11.00 EA.
ARMATURE STACK GRINDING

PRECISION GRIND ARMATURE TO YOUR REQUESTED DIAMETER.

$2.00 EA
MOTOR SERVICE FOR BALANCED ARMS

COMPLETE MOTOR REBUILD INCLUDES; CLEAN MOTOR/ARM REALIGN AND BLUEPRINT SETUP, RECONDITION ARM, ZAP MAGNETS, REASSEMBLE, INSTALL NEW SUPER II BRUSHES AND SPRINGS AND RUN IN. *SHUNTS & INSULATION REPLACED IF NEEDED. ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR OILITE AND BALL BEARING REPLACEMENT. NEW OR OLD MOTORS.

$12.50 EA.
MOTOR SERVICE FOR 16-D TYPE MOTORS

SAME SERVICE AS ABOVE EXCEPT NO REBALANCING. ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR OILITE REPLACEMENT SAME PRICE FOR NEW OR OLD MOTORS. COMPLETE REBUILD AND BLUEPRINT.

$10.00 EA.
MAGNET INSTALLATION NO HONING

CERAMIC OR COBALT MAGNETS EPOXIED IN YOUR CAN. SET-UP RE-ZAPPED BEFORE RETURN.

$15.00 EA
MAGNET INSTALLATION WITH HONING

CERAMIC OR COBALT MAGNETS EPOXIED IN YOUR CAN. HONED TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND RE-ZAPPED.

$25.00 EA.
MAGNET HONING

YOUR SET-UP HONED TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS AND RE-ZAPPED.

$10.00 EA.

WE OFFER MORE CUSTOM SERVICES

CALL FOR PRICING INFO.

ALL MOTOR SERVICES ARE PREPAID. WE ALSO ACCEPT VISA OR M/C.

MOTOR DYNAMICS ~ 744 N. 600 WEST ~ KOKOMO, IN 46901

PH (765) 456-1885 ~ FAX (765) 457-4086

http://www.fastones.com/motordynamics/

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Prime Racing
We at Prime Racing take the same care of your equiptment as we do our own. We Diamond true your commutators removing as little material as possible so we extend the life of your armatures. We use what we feel to be the best Micro Dynamic Balancing Equiptment in the industry, and take your armature Balance tolerance down lower than anyone else in the industry.

 

Mark Schlussman - Prime Racing

Armature Reconditioning Services
Superior Plus Armature Balance ( High Performance ) $3.00
Commutator Resurfacing only (Includes ultrasonic cleaning and dye) $2.00
Resistance Reading of Armature only $1.00
Read Armature Timing only $1.00
Magnet ZAP / Reading Services
Re-magnitize to their full potential $1.00
Gauss Readings ( Before or After ) $1.00
Gauss Readings ( Before and After ) $1.50
Tire Services
Tire Hardness "Durometer" Readings $.50/pair
5 Pair Minimum  
 
SHIPPING & HANDLING (USA ONLY-outside call for prices)
1st class mail [Priority] USA Only $5.00
Express Mail Next Day Shipping USA Only (up to 8 oz.) $13.00
No Charge Free return shipping with 10 or more armatures [1st class only] $0

 
Volume Discounts Available ( upon request )
Raceway Discounts Available
Prime Racing 
402 Jericho Turnpike
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
(516) 775-8633 or (516) 488-0455
http://www.primeracer.com/

updated - 09/13/05

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Proformance

If you don't know us already PRI has been in the SlotCar business since 1994. We started the with the idea of bringing Wing Car Racers the quality and performance that the factory Pro's demanded. After a short time building for those high end racers, we expanded into armature "reconditioning" and cobalt & ceramic magnet zapping. We purchased equipment with new, state-of-the-art technology and set the new standard in the armature reconditioning business. We now have stack grinding equipment and electronic tools for testing and measuring motor components. We do it all. Since we started there have been many others come and go. Even now we continue to give the best service and the "Best Balance" that is available anywhere. "If we can't improve on the armature balance, then there is no charge for that work".

David Liebenthal

Full Recondition Ultrasonic cleaning, scrubbing, spin dry, strip shafts, buff stacks, comm cut, balance, new tube $3.50
Commutator Truing Only $1.00
Balance Only   $2.25
Balance Only If we have to clean, dye, or strip solder from the shaft to do a proper balance $2.75
Stack Truing Per every .005 or less We have a new stack grinder that has great tolerances and wait till you see the finish on your armatures, ROUND is definetly better ! $1.50
Cap Commutator we will cap or "ring". Your choice $3.50
Engraving Just tell us what you want $.25
Resistance #'s Written on the tube $1.50
Inductance #'s Written on the tube $1.50
Combo #'s Resistance and Inductance readings on one armature / Written on the tube $2.50
Commutator Timing Written on the tube $1.50
Balance Readings Written on the tube $.50
Cobalt or Ceramic Zap Minimum 2 hits. We use the proper slugs during zapping which give a better charge. If you don't tell us the hole size we will do the zapping just like everyone else. Our machine is the same industrial built equipment that the major Cobalt Magnet factories use. $1.50
Gauss Readings $1.50

 

Please don't forget the cost of the return freight

 

What is a Full Recondition?

...If we can't improve on the balance of an armature then there is no charge for that work !!!...

1. First we clean your armatures in the Ultra-Sonic Cleaner. We use a chemical that does not harm the epoxy, insulation, or any of the armature components.
2. Next, your arms are scrubbed clean under clean water to remove anything that the ultrasonic didn't loosen.
3. Your armatures are then spin dried and the shafts are stripped of solder and the stacks are lightly polished
4. Time to cut the commutator. We have a custom made production machine that keeps an extremely close tolerance for roundness.
5. The next major step is to balance the arm. Our spec is lower than anyone we know in the business. We spend the time, have the equipment and of course over 7 years experience. You know who is doing the work - it is me !
6. Some dye to prevent rusting and a new tube completes the process 7. Package and Ship your product back to you. We do this work every day so your reconditioning should be done within 24-48 hours of getting here. Our standard freight policy is FedEx three day delivery with no signature required for drop off and no additional insurance. If you want more than $100 insurance please indicate that on a note in the package. If you would like to use US Post Office Priority mail, please indicate that with the insurance amount you would like, For any package we may insure at our discretion.

NEW ADDRESS:

Proformance Racing Inc.

530 Morning Mist Court ~ Kimball Bridge Crossing ~ Alpharetta, GA 30022

9 AM - 5 PM EST Mon. - Fri.

Ph: 770-663-6351 ~ Fax: 770-663-6351

e-mail: support@ProformanceRacing.biz

http://www.proformanceracinginc.com/

updated - 09/13/05

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ProSlot

RECONDITIONING SERVICES

We race condition any brand armature with the same quality service.

Every armature is ultrasonically cleaned, diamond trued, and precision rebalanced. We will take the lightest cut possible to true your commutator and we recalibrate our machine for each armature. All orders with 6 or more armatures are returned by U.S. Priority Mail (usually delivered within 3 days). Orders with less than 6 armatures are returned by First Class Mail. For faster return, enclose the proper amount for Overnight Shipping.

We accept Visa or MasterCard for our reconditioning services. Include your name as it appears on the card, credit card number, expiration date, phone number, billing address and shipping address. Your receipt will be sent back with your armatures.

Armature Reconditioning $4.00
When sending 6 to 10 armatures $3.50
Full Standard discount to commercial raceways for 10 or more armatures
Engraving $.50
Grind Stacks up to .010 reduction $1.00
Grind Stacks greater than .010 reduction $2.00
Remagnetize Ceramic magnets in or out of the can, including R/C Magnets  $1.25
ADDITIONAL SERVICES
Resistance and Induction readings done on each armature and marked on the tubes $1.50

ProSlot Home Page

Pro Slot Ltd. - 687 Lincoln Lake Rd. - Lowell, MI. 49331

PH: (616) 897-6000 - FAX: (616) 897-6052

email: ddebella@iserv.net

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SpeedShop

Motor Services
Commutator True $2.00
Motor Rebuild $15.00 plus parts
Motor Repair and Custom Motor Building Please call or E-mail

 

Lee Gilbert's SpeedShop

23319 SE 219th St

Maple Valley , WA 98038

425-432-0213

speedshop@earthlink.net

 

http://www.speedshopslotcars.com

updated: 12/13/05

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DISCLAIMER:

This listing of slot car motor service providers - was compiled using information obtained from their web sites. Please note that I can not update this information as frequently as the service providers, so always check on their web site, or contact the vendors, for the most current and up to date information.

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Motor Services Web Links


Alpha Balance by Beuf
Best O' The West Proformance
Camen
Fast Ones (email) Koford
Prime Racing ProSlot
Motor Dynamics (email) SpeedShop
 

(Note: If no web site currently available, above provides links to email )

Editor's Note: In compiling the information for this article, I have strived to obtain information from all slot car motor service vendors available. If there are are more out there who are not included, they have either not responded, or I'm not aware of them, and by no means intentionally neglected them!

Vendors: If there is another service that would like to be included in this guide, or if your information needs updating, please email me, and I will insert the information.

email: paulk@oldweirdherald.com

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