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  1. The lack of original bits is almost an improvement - there are loads of people out there with rere or restored SWBs. But there's likely no-one else out there with a buggy quite like this one. Chapeau!
  2. I think that might be the way forward in the future - although for now I'll be experimenting with the sleeve, as I'm trying to do this as cheaply as possible! Cheers for your help ;-)
  3. I've bought some new shock mounts for my daughters' WT01; planning on running something other than the truly dreadful friction shocks on there - probably CVAs. Anyway - the new mount attaches at two points per side; the lower of these is the upper swingarm attachment point too. How do folks attach the swingarm? The original sleeved screw won't fit any more. I was thinking of using a brass sleeve for the screw to pivot inside, and then widening the screw hole on the new shock mount to the same diameter as the gearbox mount so the screw's not also rotating on the shock mount when the suspension pivots. Anyone got any thoughts?
  4. This evening I have mostly been wondering why the badword anyone would want to assemble a car using red threadlock. Aaargh! Bought this on eBay earlier this year, and I thought it was about time I treated it to some love. Kind of wish I hadn't. :-/
  5. That’s the ones. Excellent resolution, but just not useable. I’ve used MCI before and been very impressed :-)
  6. *Finally* managed to sort the paint and fitting of this Avante 2001 shell onto my Egress (I've never liked the Egress shell). Made a new wing mount to get the wing into more or less the right position. Not happy with the repro decals I bought though - adhesion is good, but they're far too thick, so they don't conform at all to the shell. I've ordered some from MCI instead - I've had good experiences from them in the past. Still, quite happy with how it looks - need to run it now!
  7. A Mid to go with my originals, a Dynastorm and a Jamie Booth Egress please 🤣
  8. They're very good - yes, a little too pink compared to the originals, but they work very well - no leakage in mine so far, and they're nice and smooth :-)
  9. I restored my brother's old Terra Scorcher for him this summer - a great thing to work on, and a lovely car to drive afterward
  10. You can fit a 24t in there too if you need more top end...
  11. I know what you mean, although my collection is small, and they're all runners - even if only occasionally in many cases, and usually on a track. I built a couple to race with, and I've got a carpark basher, but the power of eBay means that spares are never too hard to come by - sometimes the internet is a wonderful thing. Personally I can't understand keeping things NIB (they were meant to be built after all) and runner bodies are cheap and available for most things these days. But hey, YMMV :-)
  12. There are some trestle tables and a few chairs IIRC. No food though, so bring your own (Blyth isn't far away). I haven't been for a while; really looking forward to next week!
  13. I run a set of these wheels on my rere Avante too (I keep the box wheels and tyres for shelf duties). When I built mine, there was a little yellow slip of paper that fell out of the manual that suggested you locktite the centre diff. I've - er - lost this bit of paper, but nevertheless it's worked for me on both my rere Avante and an original Vanquish... I've just used Kimborough servo savers (and if you can find one, the racing steering kit gets rid of a lot of the steering slop) :-)
  14. Great collection so far! My first car was a Ranger - that might be next on the list when the right one comes along :-) Oh, and awesome name, Barney ;-D
  15. I guess that as there's so much crossover with other kits that even if they don't rere the TerraScorcher it's not impossible to find the bits you need. I recently restored my brother's one, and it was pretty straightforward. You can also get a metal plate on eBay to fit in front of A5 which should help a whole lot when it comes to surviving crashes :-D
  16. Hello all Does anyone have a rear Mid diff case in good condition they'd be willing to sell me? Or I can trade it for a ball diff case in good nick :-) Thanks :-D Barney
  17. Cheers for that! Can you recall what pinion you used?
  18. Sweet! Thanks! I've just looked it up - that looks awesome. I'll keep an eye out for something like that in the UK :-D Ta Barney
  19. Hi all, and sorry if this has been covered before. I'm looking to put a little steam in my Avante's strides by installing brushless; the stock motor feels a little sedate compared to my other beloved antiques. My usual go-to, the Speed Passion 13.5t, won't fit without filing the top plate back, and it also seems to interfere with the trailing arm on that side (at least with the stock 22t pinion); the leads emerging from the back also take up too much room and generally it's a no-go. So what does everyone use? Are there any motors which will fit without having to do any abrasive maintenance? ;-) And what pinion? I'm not looking any anything too spicy - 13.5t will do me happily. Or should I just run a hotter brushed motor? What are your thoughts? Cheers, Barney
  20. @BLAZE86DUBZ how did all this work out? I'd usually run Speed Passion 13.5T MMM but I'm not at all sure it'd fit in the Avante rere...
  21. Hello @netsmithUK - did you manage to figure out the problem?? Cheers :-) Barney
  22. Hello folks. I subscribed a couple of weeks ago, and I goy busy adding some photos... on my iPad. Since then, however, I can't log in to the main site. I tried resetting my password, but it seems that the site has forgotten my email address. Yes, I used my email address to log in :-) I tried logging it with the helpdesk - actually twice; once when it happened and once last week, but all's been quiet on that front. Can anyone one here help me? Cheers! Barney
  23. Thanks @Yalson I generally use an under tray; I just hadn’t put it on for the photos.
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