My friend has a KITT,from Knight rider. His car is an Ideal chassis, not TCR however, the chassis is junk and he wants to swap in another slot chassis. Through your experience which would probably be the best?
actually, a Majorette chassis should work out even better, and you can (sorta) keep it all Ideal. Its a slotted piece made similar to a marchon, uses the same type motor as those or Tomy Turbos. I have that same KITT car myself, Ill see if it works, and if he's interested I prolly have a spare Majorette laying around.
Plymouth, I PM'd you with pics and details on this. Ill post it all here so anyone else with the same issue can take note.
Majorette apparently bought the rights to the Ideal slotted and TCR systems sometime in the mid-90s. The chassis Majorette came up with has the same body snap tabs as the later Ideal TCR and slotted chassis but the wheelbase is about 1/16 inch longer for some reason. On most cars, converting to this chassis is as easy as snapping it on, but the front wheels bind in the fenders on the KITT transam. It would need a little shaving in the front fenders for the front wheels to roll freely:
The majorette chassis itself is a bit like a Tomy Turbo in design. They use the same motors and the axle and pinion from a Turbo or Super G+ will accept the Majorette rear wheels and snap right in. This is a good upgrade, since the majorette parts arent quite as precisely made and the tomy pieces are much smoother. To run a majorette chassis on 'regular' track (AFX/Tomy/Tyco/Lifelike) the guidepin has to be swapped since theyre much too thick. These have had T-Jet guidepins grafted on for the right fit. This pic shows the bottom and top views of the Majorette chassis: