Entries from June 2010

IGARASHI and HEMI slot car motors

June 21st, 2010 · 4 Comments

This article offers some visual help to figure the various versions of the “Hemi” motors manufactured in the 1960s by Igarashi. First, it is important to say that there is absolutely zero connection between Igarashi and Hitachi or even, HIT, which is a Marusan sub-brand. Before manufacturing can-type motors, the Japanese Igarashi Electric Co. founded […]

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Hitachi “Hemi” Confusion, De-confused…

June 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

For many years, slot car collectors have wrongly believed that “Hemi” motors were the product of the Hitachi company. This is not correct, and this article will attempt to de-confuse the confused. Hitachi produced a rather cheap copy of the Mabuchi FT16, featuring a can with 3 oval slots and a somewhat different brush-holder arrangement. […]

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