Static Age

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  1. Static Age

    Wild One Diff Mods

    I did this exact same mod to my wild one a couple of years go. Its still going strong on brushless power & after several beach runs.
  2. They all live on the shelf but I try to run them all.
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    How do these shocks work?

    Look like RC channel shocks. I have a set on my Ranger, pretty good quality. I've had them a few years & no leaks.
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    Kyosho Scorpion 2014 lost Goodyear logo

    Paint in the sand super letters instead. The good year logo wears off when running after a while.
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    Orv gearbox- 28mm shaft???

    I needed a hard to find gearbox shaft once. I cut the shank off of a drill bit.
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    Orv gearbox- 28mm shaft???

    As said above, the diff will fail quickly without it. If you do make one up then use hardened steel.
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    Marui shogun body on tamiya

    Wheel base & shock layout is close enough on the Optima. The battery is mounted length ways in the Shogun, would the Shogun body be wide enough to fit cars where that battery is mounted width ways? Need someone to measure the width.
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    Oh Dear.... (Bruiser clone)

    Yes, MCI with the colours changed.
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    Oh Dear.... (Bruiser clone)

    I've fitted those on mine. Perfect fit, way more traction than the original tyres & the softer side walls improve the handling.
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    Quick Kyosho Raider rebuild

    You could drill out the grub screw, but that could be very tricky with the motor in that position. The other option is to carefully lever or pull the pinion off. Once off there will be no tension on the grub screw & it should unscrew alowing you to fit a new one. I've had to do this before myself. If you are carefull you wont damage anything.
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    Quick Kyosho Raider rebuild

    I've got three models with this gearbox, RS500 & two Rockys. Seems a real pain at first but then you get used to it it pretty easy.
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    Wanted, please read my list.

    MCI racing do a good repro set of the integra decals.
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    Must have Kyosho?

    I have both the Javelin & Scorpion remakes. Fantastic to drive superb & build quality. I fitted the belt drive when building the Javelin, although chain drives are great for nostalgia the belt is much better for running.
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    Wild One axles

    I have the 53908 universal axles fitted in mine, works great.
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    The Kyosho Raider and its bizarre steering set-up

    Yes the OTW125, got a set in the front of a rocky, works fine.
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    The Kyosho Raider and its bizarre steering set-up

    I also have a Marui Hunter, the raider is a tougher car & easier to find parts for. Kyosho were fairly consistent with drive shaft sizes in that era. Rocky, Raider, Optima, Ultima & javelin have the same length shafts. I have Optima rere universal shafts in one of my rocky's.
  17. As said, only any use on very tight tracks. I had one in my drift car but switched back to a locked front diff.
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    The Kyosho Raider and its bizarre steering set-up

    The raider was my second RC back in the 80's. I've also got a RS500 on the shelf (identical to the raider). Sounds like the previous owner has made the not so good raider steering even worse. Putting it back to manual spec would be a start. The stock servo saver is terrible. I'm sure with a aftermarket servo saver & some decent ball end links the set up could be greatly improved.
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    Oh Dear.... (Bruiser clone)

    Yep, if possible. I guess side by side comparison of the manuals is the place to start.
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    Oh Dear.... (Bruiser clone)

    I attempted to fit the tamiya 54412 slipper clutch yesterday. Its not compatible. The spline pattern on the dog gear has no where to go in the HG-P407 transmission. Although it does fit it will not allow the transmission to engage 3rd gear(2wd high). Trying to select 3rd gear could potentially damage the transmission.
  21. Kyosho Scorpion 2014 fronts are 1.9" and bearing fit. 840 bearings if used on kyosho axles.. Similar width to falcon & Stricker.
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    Oh Dear.... (Bruiser clone)

    I removed a leaf from each spring & the coil spring on the damper shaft. It does allow for more articulation. I think due to the design axle articulation is limited. I'm also considering RC4WD leaf springs. The tyres are also very firm compared to most scale & crawler tyres. As mentioned above its a very good clone in terms of handling. Watch any youtube video of a vintage 3 speed & they are quite stiff & bouncy, not like more modern scale truck at all. I think with a few subtle mods it will be a fun truck that I can run as much as I like without fear of damaging a vintage 3 speed.
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    Oh Dear.... (Bruiser clone)

    Correct, they do have spring on the shaft. I removed mine to soften the ride. The shocks are oil filled & just like vintage tamiya they leak. After market shocks would be a good upgrade, but for now I stripped mine & rebuilt them with fresh oil, tamiya red O rings & a dose of AE green slime. No bother as I had these things in my spares box. The shocks only require a very small amount of oil to function well.
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    Unexpected Marui Hunter and what to do with it

    The Rest of the kit has brass bushings. These are easily replaced with 1150 size bearings, same as most tamiyas. The inboard front shocks are quite unique for the time, the rear mono shock sort of works if you set it up quite soft. No doubt twin oil shocks at each end will be an improvement. I've done no mods to mine except bearings for reliability. Its fun to drive but it will never be a racer. Enjoy it for what it is.