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    old school cars, building cars from kits.

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  1. Sooo, I've run into a bit of a snafu: I tested the cpru with the TamTech transmitter I have. Unfortunately I got nothing in the way of response. Not sure if it's the transmitter or the cpru. One thing to note is that the battery connector has been severed. I wonder if an incomplete circuit could cause glitches. anyhow I'm now forced to get all new components to make this thing run. I just dropped $120 on a servo, esc, motor and receiver. 3x the amount that I spent on the car. Suddenly the $40 I bought the car kit is not looking like the bargain it was. I'm committed to seeing this through though. So does anyone know if I can paint the underside of the body? It's thick styrene I believe.
  2. So I recently came into a porsche 962 that was in a bit of disrepair. Fortunately, I have all of the parts to make it whole again. Everything shown here, plus all of the screws, and parts in blister packs. I bought a TamTech radio and matching crystal, in case I decide to keep it period accurate. I may just do a modern esc, rx and servo conversion though. The car came assembled and I should have photographed it in that state 1st, but didn't even think of posting this rebuild until today. Oh well. It came pretty filthy, one of the wheels is missing, but as far as I can tell the CPRU is working. I connected a battery to see whether or not it would show any signs of life. I need to solder new battery leads if I plan to run the original eq. Anyhow, this might take a while. I have the original unpainted body as shown, with the decals. I wonder if the decals are any good, considering this kit is from the late 80's. Also, does anyone know whether I can paint this from the inside? The plastic shows a bit of yellowing...
  3. So I just pulled the trigger on a very stripped down MF-01X kit on ebay. No wheels, tires, body or motor which usually come with this kit. I have my eyes on the Escort body set, as this is certainly the most appealing of the shorter wheelbase bodies, at least imo. The thing is, I'm wondering what upgrade parts from the M platform will fit on this car? I also would like to get the blue wheel set, but don't see it being sold separately right now. Looking forward to building this kit!
  4. Thought I'd revive this thread... I just scored a tt porsche 962c kit for $40 on Mercari. Not sure of the release date on this but I'm guessing either late 80's or early 90's. So the tech is old. It comes with a crystal I believe, but not the tx. I was poking around and saw that some versions did have the tx included. My question is, does anyone who has experience with this older TamTech line know whether or not I can outfit it with modern tx and rx? I may just hold onto it as a collectible, as I do have a GT-01 Porsche Martini kit I could build, and these are a lot easier to find now. I'm telling you guys, don't sleep on Mercari. I bought both of these kits for less than $200.
  5. @boomer22 thanks for the reference! Never would have thought to get so in depth with different lubricants and their "fortes" if you will.
  6. Interested to see what others say about using WD40. Never would have thought to use that, although weirdly I do love the smell.
  7. I'm not a crawler fan by any means but these sure look like fun!
  8. I've brewed about 30 batches of LME beer and at first they were "ok", but by the 5th or 6th batch they were tasting as they should. I think largely you need to pay attention to your boil, and of course washing and sanitizing bottling eq and bottles is absolutely imperative. You can ruin entire batches by not properly washing and sanitizing.
  9. I've been selling a lot of my stuff on Mercari. So far it's been great. Check them out if you want a break from ebay.
  10. Sadly I sold my setup, over $400 worth of gear for $50 when I had to get rid of everything quickly. I had 2 carboys, a few 6 gallon buckets and bottling equipment. The most expensive thing out of the lot was a 5 gallon stainless steel pot for boiling the wort. I miss it because I made some really good brews and it was very satisfying to drink what I had made. Plus, it saved a bit of money over buying store bought beer. One of these days I may take the plunge again, this time with full grain recipes, rather than LME.
  11. you got me interested in this kit. Of course, it's very visually appealing, as it is a similar color scheme to my Datsun 240 rally car, and the chassis looks pretty robust too.
  12. I'd love to know this too, as I have a couple of shells I'd like to custom up.
  13. I have successfully destroyed another A Parts set (bulkhead covers) I can't find these anywhere. If someone has replaced theirs with the carbon reinforced A Parts and has the old ones lying around, I'm interested!
  14. Nice work Problemchild! Regarding masking tape, I had a roll of plastic based masking tape that worked like a charm, but sadly, my dog ate it! Does anyone know of a vinyl or plastic based masking tape?
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