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  • Location Near Ski, Norway
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  1. bjorklo

    Kyosho Optima Mid Quick Restore

    Thanks mtbkym01 Those 3 cars together would have been awesome. I got the Laser ZX, I think they will make a nice couple on the shelf.
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    Kyosho Optima Mid Quick Restore

    Thanks. Yeah, your should get one It's such a nice chassis/car.
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    Kyosho Optima Mid Quick Restore

    A little more done as I mounted the rear suspension and the steering. This was not an easy task getting the e-clips on, since I don’t have e special tool for that. Then it was the steering mechanism turn
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    Kyosho Optima Mid Quick Restore

    Yeah I had to remake it, because it's not totally true that nothing else mount on it. you mount it to the upper chassis plate holder, which helps stiffen and hold the gearbox in place. and the upper chassis plate. That is why I made it, since I will not mount a mcs in this one, since it came with a Tekin esc. My car is the Optima Mid, and that's the manual I'm using for putting this car back togheter. The regular Optima Mid also had Gold shocks.
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    Kyosho Optima Mid Quick Restore

    Then I'm glad I have them and not need to find them Yeah so far it seems to be ok, but I will let you know once I have mounted the wheels and it's a bit easier to turn it.
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    Kyosho Optima Mid Quick Restore

    Did a quick polishing on the knuckles There is a little slack in the front suspension so I added a spacer One side almost done. The turnbuckles was a bit worn, so I painted them. So at this stage I should mount the front bumper. But I can’t get myself to mount the used very worn bumper, so I ordered a new one.
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    Kyosho Optima Mid Quick Restore

    Got the bracket made, after the second attempt, I was a bit rusty and used a to big cutting disc on my dremel. Final result Got an instant problem when i was to mount the bracket and motor mount to the gearbox. It says in the manual that I should use 3 m3X45mm screws, but I could only find 2 of them. So off to the hardware store to get some. OK so i didn’t find any that was 45mm, so I bought 40mm in hope that it would be ok. Once I got home and tried it I realised that the manual was wrong since the 40mm was way to long. So carried on to mount the spurgear. It’s comming nicely togheter, I think this chassis will be really nice. Was a bit concerned to mount the bottom belt cover since i almost had no double sided tape, but cutting it in thin pices gave me just enough. Off course I will not have enough for the 2 other belt covers, but I’m pretty sure I have more, the question is where? In the manual it said that I should use threadlock on the edges of the belt cover, but since this one will not see to much run time in my possesion I choose not to do so. Not sure what this part is called, but I don’t have the original tape to mount on it, but i found some sponge with glue from my Super Hotshot build. The result didn’t turn out to bad. Battery tray mounted This is how far I got in this time. starting to look like a chassis again.
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    Kyosho Optima Mid Quick Restore

    Looking at the gears, to see how bad they really are, if there is no hope, or will they be ok for some more time? I was surprised to see that they weren’t that bad, it was actually just dirt on the gears that made them look to be in very bad condition. Here you can se a 50/50 picture which on the left side I have removed the dirt and not on the right side. The the next gears All this dirt was on the gear between the teeth.. Done Then the last gear to clean and regrease. All done Started then to assamble the rear gearbox. Decided to put some ball-bearings instead of the non bearings. I noticed that the belt also had some dirt between the theets so needed to give it a wash. I forgot to take a picture from the inside, if I ever take it apart again I will try to remember to take a photo. all mounted togheter. Next step to do came to a rather quick stop. As I’m missing the triangle shaped part. Lucky for me, Mark Tootell, in the Facebook group «Kyosho vintage RC» helped me with some measurements. So I should be able to make one myself using carbon fiber.
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    The Cool Wheels Thread

    I like the Lohas wheels very much.
  10. bjorklo

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I washed some parts and sold my vintage Blackfoot. But first I took it for a short spin
  11. bjorklo

    Kyosho Optima Mid Quick Restore

    Got the parts from TBG to protect the belt I also found some time to do the mandatory wash of all the parts. So now I can start to assamble the car again
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Got some very nice parts today.
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    Kyosho Optima Mid Quick Restore

    Finally got some more done on this car. I have now taken and disambled all the parts. I also found the body and decals, i saw that I was missing the transmission cover and the belt covers so I have ordered them. I then took most of the aluminiums parts and polished them, I was thinking of replacing them with carbon parts, but since I don’t have the correct thickness I thought I just polish them. I should mention that I used Autosol metal polish and a dremel. Here is a 50/50 pictures where you can see the big differencs The bottom chassis looks really bad, and it has some very strong glue to it. In order to get the most of the glue of, I used Sitrus spray. It took allot but not all. After a hour rhe result turned out ok All the parts done.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Sold one of my two Vajra's
  15. That would have been great if they did a rerelease... I would like 10 of those