Rambo John J

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  1. Hello Tamiya club! This is my dilemma, i have a twin detonator (Same chassis as twin dagger) Have upgraded to 20T pinions, Metal bearings, Alloy shocks, Im looking to fit new motors but am a little bedazzled by the choice(2 x 27turn, 1 x 18 turn ect,ect,) and dont know what would fit best for speed and power, i want a motor that would take an ECS if i wanted to upgrade in the future(or do i upgrade it now, if so why?) All advice no matter how trivia would be greatly appreciated and hopefully this thread will help many others. Drive Hard People . . . . Johnny. Hi all, This is my second post on here, with my latest update to my DET! it has already been geared for speed rather than crawling and had full sealed bearings fitted, and now has Ansmann Racing Shocks fitted, these babies only just fit as they lower the vehicle by 10mm and the shocks them selves are 3m wider than the stock shocks, just want u all to know they fit and you can pick these up for around 15 GBP, P.S. anyone know how to wire on a powercap???
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    How Much For Johnnys Twin Det!

    Heres the link! http://www.tamiyaclub.com/forum/index.php?...c=53137&hl=
  3. Hi all, ive a modded twin detonator in the sale section. Anyone any ideas what i should sell for (JUST A BALL PARK FIGURE WOULD BE GOOD), ive had some interest but no ones named a price! If all components were bought new it would cost around the £500 gbp marker! Any advice would be great, Cheers fellas!
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    For Sale , Twindetonator F350 Shell

    Anyone any ideas what i should sell for, ive had some interest but no ones named a price! If all components were bought new it would cost around the £500 gbp marker! Any advice would be great, Cheers fellas!
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    For Sale , Twindetonator F350 Shell

    Hi all, Due to house hold choors i am reluctantly going to have to sell my beloved shelf queen! Please message an offer on the WHOLE TRUCK or just the BODY SHELL or SINGLE COMPONENTS. Details below! Johnny's Twin Det: Super E-Truck Esc. Ford F-350 shell. Adjustable upper arm's. Upgrade steering rod's. Beadlock wheel's. Axial Rock Lizard tyres. Steal Ball Bearings all round. 20 Tooth Pinions. Super Stock TZ Motors x 2. Oil Filled Adjustable Integy Shocks (rare). Alloy Knuckles each corner. Alloy C Hubs. Alloy Hex Fittings. 3700 Mah Battery. Alloy shock towers. High torque metal gear servo. Tyre paint. Now i have tears. . .
  6. What'cha paintin! We want pictures! Pleasssse!
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    Stupid Newbie Question

    Its a truck with odd tyres, that i can tell you.(fronts different to rears/bet they say its for performance ) Do they revers, that is such a basic question. . . but a good one, ive no idea, and thinking about it , if they do. . . how!!! is there a third channel for a gear box or what!!!! Now i need to know?
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    Custom Cr01 With Tundra Body.

    Nice build! Im liking this, would love to build one myself, but bank manager says 'NO!'
  9. Hi all, Due to women and work responsibilities I've been away for a while! Its good to be back, I've been pruising forums to see what you've all been upto! Good to see everyone enjoying the hobby! I have finally got round to throwing some paint on my new shell! (when i say new shell, i bought it about 12 MONTH'S ago! ) Its not the most original, but was inspired by a high lift put on here years ago! A few more mods on the truck, so here's the overall list: Johnny's Twin Det: Super E-Truck Esc. Ford F-350 shell. Adjustable upper arm's. Upgrade steering rod's. Beadlock wheel's. Axial Rock Lizard tyres. Steal Ball Bearings all round. 20 Tooth Pinions. Super Stock TZ Motors. Oil Filled Adjustable Integy Shocks. Alloy Knuckles each corner. Alloy C Hubs. Alloy Hex Fittings. 3700 Mah Battery. Alloy shock towers. High torque servo. Tyre paint. And 3 Kilo's of solder Think thats about it,Anyhow recent pics on my last post!
  10. I know, rust staines on the body shell suck! Your gonna have to upgrade my friend! The good news is it aint gonna cost a fortune! What u need: Bag of m3 screws, stainless or galvanised, : alloy dog bones, This can probably be done for around £12 Good luck,
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    Huge Tamiya Opportunity !

    RE: HOTSHOT! If you guys do duel shocks on the back ill buy one! BEEN LOOKIN AT A HOTSHOT FOR A WHILE, N YOU HAVE HAVE THE INSPIRATION FOR ME TO PART WITH MY CASH! This is a challenge within its self!!!!!! Please dont do half a job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. Got bored, cracked out the pain, n stuck it on the tyres!!! Came out nice again!!!
  13. As the title describes, ive rebuilt a friends subaru brat but his body is thrashed, got ran over about 10 years ago,(the car, not him.) What bodies will fit this chassis, am i correct in thinking its the same as monster beatle! ime gonna trawl the bay, i need cheep, and i need fast! his birthday on tuesday! PLEASE help! Many thanks in advance, John.
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    Weight In Wheels

    Ive no pics cos im lazy, and cant stop drinking for the 15 mins it would take to take a tyre off a bead lock, but heres a great tip!!!!!! Go to B&Q or a good harware store, ask for lead strip to clad house windows!!!! Its not lead however, but is heavy metal, and comes complete with an adhesive tape on the back, 'i am sooo lazy' but u gotta admit this method rock's!!! Simply remove tyre from wheel, remove adhesive backing, wrap around wheel to desired weight and BooYah!!! Dont forget to put tyres back on!!!
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    Wild Dagger Shocks.

    They look like they will fit fine, i have integy shocks on mine along with shock towers, the only thing they could possibly foul is the upper arm, a few small washers and all will be gravy!! !
  16. Just fitted a Hetronix Mx12k Servo High torque, metal gear, fast action, also had to fit the opposing servo horn, i new i kept it for some reason! Works just fine, and reasonably priced too! Is it recomended i use a servo saver with this ???
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    Rubber Tubing For Shocks

    What im after is the rubber tube that comes in the bottom end tamiya kits for the shocks, Approx 1cm x 7cm hollow tube, Ive trawled ebay to no success, anyone know where i can order one? cheers John.
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    Rubber Tubing For Shocks

    Thanks for the tip, Shocks have already been replaced, I need the tubing to mound a body shell, sounds daft i know but ill post pics when i finally get it done!
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    Painted Monster Beetle Driver

    Ha ha, thanks twisty, He's been eating too many pie's!
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    Painted Monster Beetle Driver

    Hi there, am selling this driver on ebay, if he sells ok ill be available for comission work, what do u guys think of him?
  21. Think the knuckles were GMP, is that what yours were? Mine are fine at the mo' but ive still got to give her a good thrashing! It might be worth havin a look at junfac.com, there parts are prety sturdy, not sure if they do knuckles for td though!
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    How Much Is A Hot Shot!

    Hi there, im looking to get a hot shot for my next project as ive finished my tl-01b and nearly finished my tl-01, What is a fair price to pay, im looking for the re-re, but not sure of a fair price, theres not so many on fle-bay at the mo'!(e-bay, i mock em, but u gotta love em!) Anyone got one they want to part with, im also after an extra shock if anyone has one! Ive seen one for 150 pounds, is this a lil too much! Also if anyone has one, how is it! All coments will be greatfully appreciated. John.
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    Brushless Hotshot?

    IMO i want u to put a top end brushed system in it, Im looking at getting one of these my self(hot shot that is) Depands how often u run it, Every day, go brushless. Every weekend, go brushed, more bang for your buck! 11turn motor and unlimited esc should do the trick!! Either way, buy quality! You only get what u pay for!
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    To Spray Or Brush?

    Always spray when u can, it leaves a much smoother finish, Spray lighter colours first, as darker colours cover more easily, if it was a yellow car with black arches, id spray the whole car yellow, then mask off and spray the black! when masking use masking tape and 'thin card' instead of 'paper' to ensure no colour runs through. Spray from a good distance, , , 30cm is good. And remember several thinner coats gives a smoother finish, and dries quicker!!!
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    Anyone Buy A Levant?

    P.S. Must say, i do dig the Brushless install and the tires! But that aint gonna sell quantity is it Mr Tamiya!!!