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Old 04-30-2012, 03:30 PM   #346
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-TWISTER-...item4165116478

I got a good laugh from this auctions description, especially the comments about "reproduction"...
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:02 PM   #347
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Twister doubles. I remember stocking those. Pain in the butt. Big packaging at that time when everybody else was in a tiny box or in a bag hanging on the wall.

It's interesting, but no more particular value than whatever a new Twister mod might be worth to you. To make matters worse for the seller it's the "Pocket Rocket" motors. Just not desirable realtive to the actual Twister branded motors.

On a good day, he'd be lucky to get $40 shipped. It's just a motor. Armatures, debatably (made up a new word there), aren't collectible.

Good find, and a fun look.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:10 PM   #348
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Pocket Rocket is a stock motor or at least machine wound no modified motor.
My good old Twister commutator lathe got a Pocket Rocket motor from factory and I think they didnīt use a modified motor either for powering the lathe, even when it was a real expensive lathe.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:20 PM   #349
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Pocket Rocket is a stock motor or at least machine wound no modified motor.
My good old Twister commutator lathe got a Pocket Rocket motor from factory and I think they didnīt use a modified motor either for powering the lathe, even when it was a real expensive lathe.
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Sorry man. They made stocks and mods in that label. I raced for twister, and we stocked them as well.

I found an old AD of ours from November 91, number TWI3000, Pocket rocket Stocks, $14.25 (What was the ROAR max back then... $25-$28?) Getting a little fuzzy on that one. Pocket Rocket mods, didn't sell that well.

I thought this was cool, I forgot Twister had "named" motors.

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Old 04-30-2012, 04:32 PM   #350
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OK thanks for correcting. But pocket rocket is looking somewhat cheap comparing with the "real" Twister modifieds.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:17 PM   #351
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OK thanks for correcting. But pocket rocket is looking somewhat cheap comparing with the "real" Twister modifieds.
You hit the nail on the head. I agree as well. I recall that being the customer perceptions at the time.
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.....hey Mr. Stormer,ever consider contributing to rc history[even moreso].A brushless motor appropriately named the Bob Stormer "Storm".It's advertised for Mod Ice track racin'LOL.
It's great to see this thread up at the top again.
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Twister doubles. I remember stocking those. Pain in the butt. Big packaging at that time when everybody else was in a tiny box or in a bag hanging on the wall.

It's interesting, but no more particular value than whatever a new Twister mod might be worth to you. To make matters worse for the seller it's the "Pocket Rocket" motors. Just not desirable realtive to the actual Twister branded motors.

On a good day, he'd be lucky to get $40 shipped. It's just a motor. Armatures, debatably (made up a new word there), aren't collectible.

Good find, and a fun look.
Those decals I would love to have. But yeah, I really doubt anything more than 40-50 bucks would be had on that sale. Sometimes people tend to believe that just because they paid X amount of dollars, or it was the "hot" set up at one time, it's really worth something today.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:49 AM   #355
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I still want a Team Dorkmissile decal sheet, I would totally run that at the IIC this year

The problem with motors is that they usually made a LOT of the good ones that people won big races with, and it's not like baseball cards in that nobody cares if it has no fingerprints on them or whatever. Maybe a signature from a famous driver associated with the motor would do something for value.
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Thanks to Bob, and all of you that have been contributing to this thread. It really put a huge smile on my face.
I'm only 24 but I have been racing since I was 9 so I had a few years of brushed Nicds to experience. This thread is sooooo cool especially since Im sure most guys my age and younger that are racing now, have no idea the history and development of the sport to get it to where it is today.
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:00 PM   #357
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Hey guys. Trying to figure out what this is. Just got it from a friend who ran it against the other cavemen. Any thoughts?



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Hey guys. Trying to figure out what this is. Just got it from a friend who ran it against the other cavemen. Any thoughts?

I think that is a Bolink chassie for the Ledgens cars they use to produce.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:17 PM   #359
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I think so. The front end is different, though. Its about 1.5" longer than usual.

It looks like the fiberglass bit on the front may be a well engineered home made piece. It's hard to tell. The wheelbase appears to be very close to 260mm and width is 210mm.

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Old 08-18-2012, 08:50 PM   #360
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Anybody know what this is?
vintage car identification help
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