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  • Location Santiago de Chile
  • Interests History, Anthropology, Economics, bass/guitars, oldschool BMX, Country Music, Monster Trucks & Tractor pulling.

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  1. mongoose1983

    Kyosho 1/18 Lamborghini Cheetah

    OOOOH, that is totally sweet. I want one!
  2. mongoose1983

    niki lauda has passed away...

    A giant in the history of F-1! Rest in peace Niki Lauda.
  3. mongoose1983

    2WD HiLux stepside pick-up - aka. Cilla... aka Ali G.

    This has got to be my favorite in between so many incredible vehicles you've created. What a fantastic piece of work. I'm loving it.
  4. mongoose1983

    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    Congrats for such a FANTASTIC PURCHASE! What about the motors, both trucks have the same motor & gearboxes? I have heard these come with different motors sometimes. That Toyota pickup looks very very nice. I wonder what your plan is with this one, something out of the ordinary I believe? But as it looks now I know I am loving it
  5. Hi everyone. I'm looking to trade or sell my Buggy Champ (Rough Rider re-re) bodyshell, painted in Testors Champagne gold. Impeccable, zero cracks. Includes the roof, dash, and main shell. I'd like to trade this for a Grasshopper bodyshell or the Clod Buster main body piece. Doesn't matter if used or badly painted. You guys know I don't run from doing a lil work to get things good Let me know what you have. Picture from an old TC competition: What I have for trade: Y'all have a nice week! PS. More Tamiya parts for sale of trade here:
  6. mongoose1983

    SRB joblot for Wild One joblot? Anybody?

    Anybody into trading? You all have a good week!
  7. mongoose1983

    Avante Egress parts FS/FT

    I need Avante or Vanquish rear halfshafts to get my car running again. Anybody? You all have a good week!
  8. mongoose1983

    [updated] NICE vintage parts FS/FT

    Still looking to trade
  9. mongoose1983

    King Hauler Drag Truck

    I like your work. The truck looks fantastic! It made me smile to see you source your cardboard just like I do. The stuff is perfect for laying out the design of custom parts! Keep up the good work!
  10. mongoose1983

    Best colour for a Bullhead?

    White wheels. Definitely.
  11. mongoose1983

    Best colour for a Bullhead?

    Had I have the chance to work on one of these fantastic monster trucks I know I'd love to get one painted in any of these colors: Metallic red, Shiny black or, better than those, Metallic purple
  12. mongoose1983

    Random boxart thoughts again

    Here it is: You all have a good week!
  13. Sorry Martin. My TC mailbox is full. Also, I haven't had a minute, lots to do here with work, the wife, and life you know The Tamiya molybdenum grease isn't too expensive: The gearbox is not and will never be liquid tight. Tamiya is not even able to make shocks with such qualities! If I was you, I wouldn't use anything liquid on my cars -they're not made for that. Perhaps there are other brands that might do, but not the Tamiya we know and love. Kids at hobby stores these days don't have a clue about Tamiya cars, I would be careful with whatever they say to you at the hobby store. What you need is the creamy Tamiya grease (the one that says gearbox) and a lil moly grease. I would strongly advice against using red grease from other brands as that stuff usually dries and make things more complicated in the long run. And also, the gears don't need much stuff in them. I have seen guys applying lots of grease when there is really no need. Watch your wallet buddy. Spend on what you really need, and don't throw away the cash that might help you get another Tamiya car Have a good weekend!
  14. Welcome Tin tin. That's a nice specimen you have there. The clicking sound is a common problem with these vehicles. You replace gears and you'll be hearing that again in a short time. The problem is a mixture of the spider gears' natural wear and the gearcase not being as stiff or solid as it should. This is problem is shared with other Tamiya vehicles like the ORV based cars (Frog, Blackfoot, etcetera). Now, a lil clicking is okay, but if it's too noisy you better check it, change the spider gears and add a lil Tamiy moly grease. That will keep your Wild One buggy in good shape. Have a good Sunday!
  15. mongoose1983

    Avante Egress parts FS/FT

    Anybody interested in trading parts?