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036 SUPER II MANUAL with
Complete exact manual (reduced
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 A young 17 year old, Tony Porcelli, originally
made the 1st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.
the fastest known armature and each car came with one, and
could turn 68,000 RPMs! Everything was gold plated for
input. It was just the ultimate...unfortunately they
didn't perform to
their racing expectations. Most racers were disappointed
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
for their parts or just simply put away from
you tell me how to identify a Super II?
have the following:
chassis are black plastic with gold plating and the armature
springs mount inside gold cups. It also has special slots
behind the front
wheels (under front gear plate tab locks) to accomodate the
gear plate is very important for accuracy because they are no
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
body off of the gears.
armature gear is plated instead of ordinary brass (later
with std. brass).
idler gear (center) is also black plastic.
magnets will be blue and yellow.
shoes will be gold with braided copper in the pickup area.
gear is a 19th gear (not standard AFX)
are aluminum attached to axle with set screws. Tires are foam.
is a quadralam. This is a copper double-wire wound
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
plates. If you look on the side of the arm plates there will
4 definite thin plates. AFX and Tjets have 2 thick ones. The
will be black also. For accuracy, there should not be any
on the arm plates as another aftermarket company (K&K?)
quadralams" that have small cutting marks in the side of the
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.
front wheels will have a deep conical shape and be machined
with O-ring tires. The front axle is non-independent, made of
will be double-sided AFX blade/pin molded also black.
have side weights connected together by a wire that clips over
side mounting tabs.
weight is attached to a metal frame that doubles as the body
frame holder too. This metal frame is attached with an 0-80
screw and nut
thru the chassis.
lexan painted underneath in bright orange-red or yellow. There
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
came in a special rear hinged cardboard box with a special
vacuum-formed holder to display the chassis and body
are instructions, tube of special oil, wheel wrench, body
and tire oiling instructions.
Super II parts still available?
are available, though supplies are depleting quickly. The
quadralam has not been available for some time, nor has the
making these 2 items the most sought after. Almost all other
still readily available thru your hobby store. The magnets,
popular with racers.
you really supposed to "oil" the tires?
small amount of oil was to be rubbed into the rear tires every
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
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
hope this helps with your Aurora SUPER 2 questions and if
you need to find
parts for restoring your cars, see Road Race Replicas for
all your needs.
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