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26D Lola GT pivot

The Mabuchi 26D seems to have been and effort to find the best of both Mabuchi's smaller 16D and larger 36D motors.  The 36D had much more speed, but was bulky and required large, narrow tires in a sidewinder configuration.  As an inline, 36D either needed larger diameter tires or a severely hypoid gear,  The 26D was smaller in diameter than the 36D and shorter than either of the other motors.  They were fast, but tended to melt their plastic endbells.