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  1. You will need the AA parts - see manual extracts They are probably made of unobtanium now unless you can get someone to order spares from Tamiya and they still have stock.
  2. I'm still a big fan of the TA03, especially the flexibility offered by twin gearboxes. It ran well in FWD in 540-spec racing, but it can be made into a twin motored missile. RCCA's TA03 reached 85mph with brushed motors and NiMH.
  3. I just picked up an Scorpion re-re, so I'm still buying re-releases selectively even with limitations on space. I think Kyosho has really raised the bar on re-releases, so anything less than a 959 @ US$250 from Tamiya will just not impress! I currently have a Mini Mustang in bits on my desk, and hunting parts for that is a multi-year project.
  4. ...and yet they stay the same. Tamiya still doesn't include a full set of bearings in the basic kits.
  5. I'm guessing the Pumpkin would look somewhat similar to this, with a roll bar: Are QD tires M-chassis sized?
  6. Apart from fitting the Frog universals, perhaps try replacing the o-ring with a urethane bushing (http://www.rcmart.com/tamiya-53577-damper-urethane-bushing-p-14329.html)? The bushing will compress more than the o-ring and can be trimmed to fit. I had the optional FAV damper set which is extremely stiff on the back, so I doubt the suspension worked as intended anyway.
  7. I built a re-re FAV a while back and found the gearbox very tight, and from memory it seemed like the outdrives were slightly more offset to one side than the other, leading to the dogbone interfering with the arc of the rear suspension that side. I built it as per the manual and triple checked it too. My re-re Fire Dragon originally had horrible bumps in between the teeth of the bevel gears. Tried to cut them out. It's a shelf queen but I'm tempted to find some original gears to sort that out properly.
  8. Great idea on the Hornet shocks! I briefly ran a FAV fitted with the optional black shocks, and it was ridiculously stiffly sprung. The bottom spring retainer for the front W1/FAV damper is too small however, which leads to the spring rubbing/catching on the shock bodies. Someone here suggested using the V4 part from the GT01 Tamtech but I didn't manage to try that before selling the FAV. From memory the dampers limited the steering throw - how is it on yours?
  9. Hi all I'm always on the look out for PB Mini Mustang parts, either NIP or good condition lightly used. Please let me know if you have anything to let go. Currently searching for a 2-speed mechanism. Thanks for looking!
  10. Beetle please! Asking for a re-re Cactus (my first buggy) might a bit much tho
  11. There can't be many NIBs left in that condition, so nooo!
  12. If you must have a TA05 based mini, I'd look for a Square SMC-002 conversion kit, which appears to fit 540-sized motors and square shorty packs.
  13. The Watanabe Hornet isn't so bad after all! How about a set of Rilakkuma wheels for your 1:1 ride? Having picked up a set of the HPI bear wheels a few weeks back, I wouldn't mind a M-chassis version of these.
  14. Those are very different choices! For a runner, I think most people would actually suggest the DB01, which is cheaper and more robust than both the DF03 MS and Egress, and you will probably spend the price of the Neo Scorcher on upgrades alone. The MS's decals do look great however.
  15. Interesting to note that this is 4mm longer than the TRF201 with the pricey XR extended chassis.
  16. The steering servo placement on the Willy Land Cruiser looks rather awkward. Is it a dual motor 4WD?
  17. I'd like to order some black wheels but the Egress manual from the link given earlier in this thread has two different part numbers - 19335066 on page 32 and 19335056 on page 28. Could someone be so kind to check the code on the sprue and let me know which one is correct? Thanks!
  18. This little thing arrived today from Banzai, looking forward to testing it out.
  19. I visited Berlin a few months ago and made sure to drop by Tamico. I left empty handed however but spent quite a while admiring the vintage models in the display cabinet. German would have been helpful as the gentleman I spoke to wasn't that proficient in English. I didn't see the room in the top picture however.
  20. As a basher/drifter, but maybe not racer, 3racing has made a mini conversion kit for the TT01. You'll need a donor TT01 but the kit is relatively cheap nowadays (US$37 on RCmart). More discussion here: http://www.tamiyaclub.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=51202
  21. From memory, the big wheels make them float quite well too. And if you get bored, you could attempt to R/C it: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Losi-Lunch-Box-Custom-R-C-Remote-Controlled-1-36th-Truck-Micro-T-Team-Tamiya-Car-/290899011728 Photo of the box contents and assembly instructions available here: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10086637n/40/1
  22. There's a small pic of the La Ferrari (agree on the stupid name) on the Japanese site:
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