tamiya_1971

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About tamiya_1971

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  • Location Blue Springs, Missouri, USA
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  1. That is the most kick *** body! More pics please.
  2. tamiya_1971

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Went through my workbench piles last weekend for cleanup. I noticed I have several 2 cycle engines from my HPI Baja I've owned for the past 12 years. I decided to go ahead and put in one of the engines and I started to take apart the Castle Creations brushless conversion pieces apart that I never used. I disassembled for over an hour with the thought of selling it on ebay. Went to bed, woke up and decided I'm keeping the brushless conversion. I can't screw up my ears any more and I think I've reached my point of gas/oil mix cleanup. So, I shopped over the weekend for a great deal, found a Castle XL X ESC and a Dynamite 800kv motor which should be here by the end of the week. Tried out my X-Maxx batteries in the chassis and found they are too long for the Scorpion shorty chassis I installed on the Baja years ago. Now I just have to swap out the shorty with the original, so apart again!
  3. tamiya_1971

    Kyosho Big Boss

    I built a Double Dare for a customer and hated every second of it. I didn't like Kyosho manuals. A buddy of mine loved his Double Dare though. I had a Nitro Brute for a few months during a really humid summer. I think I was able to get that thing started and running less than 6 times. Nothing worse than 90% humidity, 95 degrees and the frustration of a nitro engine.
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    Ford F150 Ranger XLT 58027

    Finished the front end clean up on the Ranger. Used an ultrasonic cleaner on the parts. It worked really well. Threw in a new o-ring on the shocks. So far, no leaks. Attached that RC Channel bottom plate. I think it looks good and will keep the chassis straight. The fiberglass chassis has a nice bend in the front. Now onto the rear.
  5. tamiya_1971

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Went out this evening for a run with my kids. Great time. Lunchbox, Mini Revo, and a Telluride.
  6. tamiya_1971

    Wild Willy Restoration Part 2

    The link on ebay shows an ESC. That doesn't work with a servo. It gets rid of the manual speed control servo so you are just left with a steering servo. That Hobbywing you have linked is a good ESC. As for the brand of transmitter/receiver your ebay link points to, I have never heard of that brand. I don't know where you are located, but I would stick with a name or known brand of transmitter/receiver. I'm more familiar with Spektrum, Futaba, or even a FlySky (which I find reasonably priced and work very well).
  7. tamiya_1971

    eBay Sales

    15% off until 7PM PT if you use the ebay mobile app (at least in the U.S.). That is what I see on ebay's front page.
  8. tamiya_1971

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Got a good deal on a new discontinued Traxxas Telluride roller so there is that. A pig graffiti body for the Stampede and a Kinexsis ESC and 3000kv motor for the Telluride.
  9. https://traxxas.com/products/models/electric/stampede-4x4-kit?t=overview Under features: Efficient rubber-sealed ball bearings
  10. Thanks, just saw it on A Main, 199 isn't too bad. Haven't found it on Traxxas' website.
  11. Where did you see the Stampede 4x4 kit? I built the TRX4 kit last year and thought it was a fun assembly.
  12. I will gladly stop by weekly and dust them for you.
  13. tamiya_1971

    eBay Sales

    I almost always notice on the ebay page in one of their banner ads. I have noticed a couple times on dealighted.com or some of the other "special online sale" sites on occasion where deals are posted. Usually after the sale has expired.