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About richb77

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    Bird mountain, Germany
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    RC! Real cars, Motorcycles, Most forms of modelling and scale items. Electronics gadgetry. Oh most importantly, My kids.

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  1. It's a long shot... But does anyone know a body supplier that has a lightning in the range (ideally a Tamiya clone) as this will have to do unless Tamiya San is planning a re-release soon?!
  2. Thanks but what i meant was a list for each model. So it would read... "Model": 4 x 1150 8 x 1050 E.T.C and there was a page for each chassis/model. Ignore my insane jibberings...I see the link you have supplied and can do the legwork. Its just a shame i think the site i found is either lost or been forcefully pulled. I have a feeling it was another Tamiya forum site or maybe even vintage-RC- Thanks by the way!
  3. Hi All. Once upon a time i came across a list of Tamiya models (not unlike the model list here) and each model/chassis had a list of the bearings used in that model. Anyone know where that was/is or where i can find similar as i like to source my bearings locally (basically suppliers at work get me what i want for a few quid as work buy thousands of big bearings from them. I have just bought a JTCC Chavalier on the FF03 chassis and want to know what i need. Cheers. Rich
  4. As the title says. I want a vintage frog for restoration. Anything 50%+ complete considered. Also I am looking for an F-150 lightning body. Unpainted
  5. Hi all. I have an unused m05 chassis (racing mini Cooper Version) that I want to rally/tarmac. The car in mind is RWD and I'd like to convert it if possible. Is there a way? Is it worth it? I could at a push leave it FWD if its a ballache. Thanks chaps.
  6. Great!: Thats what i was planning to do ( I stock up on Halfords paints when i go back across the channel). Thanks for that!
  7. I am restoring a vintage wild one at the moment and have a plan for a colour scheme that whilst not clashing with the red cage wouldnt look the best. I was wondering how some people have painted them in a robust manner that they survive some light use. My restos tend to end up ans fully functioning shelfers. Other question (Is open ended and i suspect a can of worms) should i paint them or not? Its not the rarest of vehicles and with the re-re these cage parts are fairly commonplace now.
  8. Thanks chaps. I think I will go with the 36mm motors. Backlash. Yes I have brushless set ups (2) but they are not matched and the boat runs twin motors so will probably be worse than guessing a size. I'll drop some cash on a pair of 3674s and if they dont work, tell the mrs they where only a tenner and try again 😜 Thanks for the sanity check and advise sharing 🍻
  9. OK. I'll come clean. This isnt car or Tamiya related. But i know you lot are bright and helpful. So i managed to get my hands on a NIB Graupner B24 Nimbus boat. Its the GRP hull model from turn of the century and i have been lusting after one since seeing one in the flesh all those years ago. Issue is it was designed and fitted with (2) Graupner speed 600 brushed motors. I want to bring it up to date with twin brushless. I am confusing myself silly with trying to do this and need some guidance. The 600s have are 1845kv (15500 unloaded max rpm on 8.4v nimh) so i am aiming for circa 1800-2200Kv Efficiency means the 600s are about 150W so anything above that is a win. I suspect inrunners are easier (direct swap). I will run 3s Lipos meaning i will get a good but not ludicrous speed increase (and can up to 4s if i want too). Now. The sizes are whats confusing me. I can get 3674 2200Kv motors (36mm diameter x 74mm Long) or 2845 (28mm diameter x 45mm long) now both exceed the wattage of the speed 600, both suit the Kv desire so why choose the heavier, larger and more pricey 36mm over the 28mm? Heat? Torque? How does a brushless measure Torque other than Watts? Thanks for any help as i am going around in circles with this.
  10. Ok. My Mrs is pushing for a thinning of the ranks and i am reluctantly going through what i can part with (I hoard). I picked up this little oddity a while ago which has sat since, not wanting to mess with it (restoration wise). Its odd as i have only ever seen the all blue version with high inlet scoop over the engine and NEVER the white and blue livery. I cannot even find reference to it on the web. Could it be a prototype?? Its marked 1974 which is odd as the car didnt race until 76! Its clean with no corrosion and works just fine in both gear ratios. There is the obvious lack of rear wing and the tyres (after what i assume is close to 40 years) have some minor cracks. The rubber is still supple though and could be repairs with something like stormsure or similar. I chose to leave it as its original. Open to offers. Would possibly be tempted with a 1980's Frog in need of restoration on the grounds that my Mrs must not find out XD
  11. You should be perfectly fine with acrylic auto clear coat. Halfords stuff is pretty **** good IMHO. i would do several light coats, building it up thick enough so you can polish out any orange feel or overspray.
  12. Recalling all the pain and suffering i went through trying to find a pair of these metal brackets (not to mention the cost) i thought i would offer replacement parts up for sale on Shapeways. They are modelled off of my genuine parts and work a treat on my Willy. Holes are pilot and need to be tapped or thread cutting screws used. Standard material option is metallic plastic but metal options are my preferred. Enjoy. https://www.shapeways.com/product/5Q2QPSCNG/tamiya-wild-willy-m38-windscreen-bracket?optionId=61731321
  13. Yippeeeee! Im not the only one...I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE!
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