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Pablo68

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  1. Hmmm, I'd love to show you a pic, but putting pics up on this site has always been a pain in the *******. If you have a suggestion for an easier way I'll try that.
  2. I get the mid size ones. They are the ones you want.
  3. Yeah I'm going to concur with the Kimborough servo saver. I use them on a few of my buggies. My MB has one, I also mounted my servo in the center and used aftermarket cups, balls and steering links. It works really well. The kit servo saver is trash. It was one of the first things I changed on my MB.
  4. Remember guys that dignity is overrated! Never hesitate to curl yourself up into strange contorted semi upside down positions just to do what at first looks like a simple job on your RC car. Both hands somewhere on the desk/car, head underneath, probably one foot above as well all in an effort to simulate having three hands. I didn't choose the RC life.
  5. Pretty sure I've done the same at some time. Not uncommon for me to have to go back and undo everything I've just done in order to put something back on the RIGHT way around.
  6. Whatever choice you make, you need to grow a mullet as well, to be period correct.
  7. I have noticed that the prices on Ebay are crackpipe at the moment for most RC things. Yeah it will have to come down again to balance things out eventually. Having said that, I have managed to get a couple of ok deals from time to time, and there's always plenty of cheap possibly cruddy China parts on there if you want to get creative. The postage is the other thing that is just insane at times.
  8. Yeah I'd go the Ultima. I have an unreasonable amount of love for those buggies.
  9. I thought that tracks that did have vintage classes did run different classes of them? Classed as different eras and 2 vz 4wd etc. As to the ugliest Tamiya buggy ever as was mentioned a few posts back, I see your Durga and raise you the 501x.
  10. I once bought a gear off shapeways for my Marui Hunter. Tried it but it just didn't work, everything bound up. The original gear was ok, but I wanted one that I could mount bearings in to get around a wear problem that cuts the gear life short in those models. The printer just didn't produce an accurate enough gear.
  11. ^ Those are gold. Ok, remember guys, a little shock oil goes a long long loooong way. Everywhere in fact. What? There? How? It wasn't even....
  12. Spend years (the vast majority of which was me procrastinating) getting parts together for, planning and thinking about restoring an old Kyosho Assault. Finally get it running as a Scorpion/Assault Frankenstein combo of new and old parts. Take it out for a run to discover after all that effort that it drives/handles a lot like a Wild One. (I'm actually pretty stoked about it, every now and the I turn around to look at it.)
  13. In terms of off road I'd have to guess at the Hornet, if not that then Grasshopper, which are mostly the same chassis anyway. Don't know about on-road chassis.
  14. How dare you! I don't need this kind of negativity in my life. Probably my Hornet. It was my first.
  15. That's awesome of you, hold that thought though, I'm re-working things a tad so I might be ok.
  16. Finally stopped procrastinating last night and built these *******ing things.....and you are absolutely right, longer than standard, and the diameter makes them too big to fit at any rate. Oh well, looks like I have a spare set of shocks rattling around. I might tey to swap them with the shocks on my OG Ultima.
  17. I don't know if you've read any of my posts on this forum, but they usually follow a pattern of my buying something, often for a bit too much, finding out it's crap, often as a fixer upper, then complaining about how difficult it's all turned out to be, and all my **** ups on the way through the project. In a weird way that's what has got me and kept me hooked. It's quite possibly also the working car at the end of it all and how that makes me feel. Strange but there it is....
  18. Actually, thinking a bit further on this, my Hornet would definitely be having an identity crisis of sorts, it's made up of so many different cars n bits now. Who am I? What am I? Definite existential crisis territory.
  19. I think my cars would uniformly say, SSSHHH! It's that Pablo guy, maybe if we're quiet he won't notice us..... **** he's coming over, Me? No, nononononon! Please don't drive me nooooooooo!!! Or something like that. I can't imagine what they think when I'm stripping one of them down.
  20. Stop boasting!! Yeah it's a nice score mate
  21. Very sorry to hear that mate. Yeah Covid sure has made things a lot more complicated. Hope you're ok.
  22. I've recently been running my big scale stuff (Xmaxx and a 5b) and my 4x4 Slash with my boys. Quite pleasant to sit down with my (now adult) sons and shoot the shirt while driving RC cars. Good times. Keen to meet up with the crew in here again for a run of the RC cars.
  23. No no all good man. I was just having a whinge sp anything that's fun is good. I thought one of the pick ups was the Fall guy truck too.
  24. Thx, interesting cars there Superchamp
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