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now have Super II Complete instructions available!
036 SUPER II MANUAL with OILING INSTRUCTIONS
Complete exact manual (reduced size) with
oiling directions (actual size).
- Frequently Asked Questions
Super II was made by Aurora in 1972 and was developed as a result of competition
with Tyco. A young 17 year old, Tony Porcelli, originally made the 1st
car for himself to compete in races and beat the hot Tyco Pro cars. Aurora
was so impressed with the lad, they offered him a job and used his car
as a design basis for the Super II. The cars came from the factory to be
a full-race slot car with every conceivable trick known. Quadralams, were
the fastest known armature and each car came with one, and they supposedly
could turn 68,000 RPMs! Everything was gold plated for superior electrical
input. It was just the ultimate...unfortunately they didn't perform to
their racing expectations. Most racers were disappointed and especially
after shelling out some $12 each, which at that time was a lot of money
compared to regular AFXs for $4. Super IIs were then usually dismembered
for their parts or just simply put away from disappointment.
you tell me how to identify a Super II?
IIs have the following:
base chassis are black plastic with gold plating and the armature brush
springs mount inside gold cups. It also has special slots behind the front
wheels (under front gear plate tab locks) to accomodate the side weight's
top gear plate is very important for accuracy because they are no longer
available, but they are also black plastic and have 2 small tabs that stand
up at the rear of the plate. These tabs were designed to hold the lexan
body off of the gears.
top armature gear is plated instead of ordinary brass (later models came
with std. brass).
top idler gear (center) is also black plastic.
motor magnets will be blue and yellow.
pickup shoes will be gold with braided copper in the pickup area.
crown gear is a 19th gear (not standard AFX)
wheels are aluminum attached to axle with set screws. Tires are foam.
Armature is a quadralam. This is a copper double-wire wound armature--there
are actually 2 wires going in and out of each commutator solder joint on
the arm. AFX and Tjet have 1 wire. The term quadralam is for 4 (quad) arm
plates. If you look on the side of the arm plates there will be actually
4 definite thin plates. AFX and Tjets have 2 thick ones. The armature plates
will be black also. For accuracy, there should not be any "balancing" cuts
on the arm plates as another aftermarket company (K&K?) sold "balanced
quadralams" that have small cutting marks in the side of the plates. Note:
Xlerators also had quadralams but had much more wire windings and had a
special no-removable gear made into the center shaft that requires a special
Xlerator top gearplate.
The front wheels will have a deep conical shape and be machined aluminum
with O-ring tires. The front axle is non-independent, made of small diameter
pin will be double-sided AFX blade/pin molded also black.
will have side weights connected together by a wire that clips over the
side mounting tabs.
front weight is attached to a metal frame that doubles as the body mounting
frame holder too. This metal frame is attached with an 0-80 screw and nut
thru the chassis.
is lexan painted underneath in bright orange-red or yellow. There is a
chrome plated cockpit/scoop mounted on the top side. Driver head is AFX
style. Body is mounted to front of chassis by 2 small mounting pins.
car came in a special rear hinged cardboard box with a special velour-like
vacuum-formed holder to display the chassis and body separately. Underneath
are instructions, tube of special oil, wheel wrench, body mounting pins,
and tire oiling instructions.
Super II parts still available?
they are available, though supplies are depleting quickly. The infamous
quadralam has not been available for some time, nor has the top gearplate
making these 2 items the most sought after. Almost all other parts are
still readily available thru your hobby store. The magnets, still very
popular with racers.
you really supposed to "oil" the tires?
A small amount of oil was to be rubbed into the rear tires every time the
car was raced to ensure proper operation. As a racing hint, a film of oil
on the outside of your tires WILL improve your car's handling in the curves.
See our new reproduction Super II instructions now available (top of page).
there any books with photos of Super II cars?
The Aurora HO SLOT CAR IDENTIFICATION and PRICE GUIDE by
John A. Clark shows only 1 photo of the car but also has great color photos
of all the Aurora/AFX car line and is great for identifying the Aurora
hope this helps with your Aurora SUPER 2 questions and if you need to find
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