If 50 km separates you from your Tamiya stuff and from your last project you will be mostly involved in a permanent mumbling loop. Thinking about my last project is becoming my daily routine and a kind of escape. To the other hand what yesterday seemed a good idea today is totally to throw away.Last week I was sure that my TA-01 project will run a pair of ball differentials but, mumbling and mumbling, I’ve decided the opposite: it will run geared differentials… and this bring back me to the basic idea of this project: it has to be fast, tough, rugged, neat and easy to maintain. This is closely linked to my current life: living in Venice, living in a house that is not your space is a big limit and you have to think again also to your passion.The starting point of this project is the idea, much times postponed, to put back on the track my TA-01. The skating field near home is perfect for a stress-free car like a TT01/02 and I was a step to buying one but the TA call was much strong and it won!Loosing time in lurking the Web to look for, without a real intention, an alternative to the standard chassis and I’ve found, here in Italy, a replica, made out of delrin, of the TA02 frp chassis but with the length to match the Ta01 original one: bought but not before ordering the #19118018 “J” parts sprue to complete it: I’ve started from this point.For the rest, counter to my habit, I will keep mostly self-tapping screws, self-tapping suspensions pin and less uniballs as possible. Only the transmission will be strengthen as much as possible with full plastic gears to avoid the wear typical of aluminum gears, steel shaft, unis and -of course- ballbearings everywhere also motor mount will be swapped with a aluminum one.
Suspension will remain, more ore less, the standard ones, I’m still considering if swap the fluorine coated dampers from my FF-03 or going for black CVA on all four corners.
More pics to come, slow but sure.