Thommo

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  1. I've just landed a tub of 3Racing ultra High Viscosity as per above. You only coat the gears with it and not fill the diff case if using in an unsealed diff. It is seriously sticky !
  2. Thommo

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Extreme pallet art !
  3. Thommo

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    From a pink champagne Unimog with Barbie wheels to the War Rig..... this is a wonderful place !
  4. So I imagine Hagrid with a Lunchbox..... you're lucky they didn't expelliarmus the controller out of your hand
  5. A different kind of beach run but I guess this still qualifies.
  6. Thommo

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Brilliant ! I just ordered some from RC Mart for my Super Astute gear diff. Can't wait to give it a try, looks like it should be sweet sweet action for the back section !
  7. Thommo

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    My wife calls this site "Nerdclub" "Oh...you're on Nerdclub again are you" ! "Yes Dear"
  8. Thommo

    Any guess on re-re 2019?

    I'm on the same time zone as Hong Kong and it's definitely the 2nd of April today !
  9. Thommo

    Any guess on re-re 2019?

    Any reason why Stellamodels have (58059) 959 parts as being new products for April...... ? https://www.stellamodels.com.hk/parts-tamiya-kits-c-75.html
  10. The Bronco body looks awesome Mate, that's a lovely job you've done. You're on the right track (excuse the pun). I'm sure a few others will chime in but my initial thoughts are as follows: The Tamiya 54665 aluminium motor mount. Xtraspeed rear lower trailing arms are a good alternative to the GPM rear link kit (only the important trailing arms, not a complete kit). Junfac front skid plate / bumper. Upgrading to machine screws is a good idea and do get yourself an m3 tap so you can cut some thread in the plastic or at least cut the first 6-8mm of thread before fitting the screws, (you shouldn't have to drill). Yeah Racing do some great little screw kits in steel or titanium that will have all the m3 machine screws that you'll need. They are hex screws. Enjoy the build, CC01's are a lot of fun and it will look amazing with that Bronco shell.
  11. Thommo

    Help With ReRe Egress equipment

    It looks to be a standard Tamiya AV pinion and unfortunately they are just not suitable for continued use. You can check with a magnet if you're not sure but I'm guessing that one will fail the magnet test. As per Willy's suggestion, you want to get yourself a few mod 06 or metric 06 pinions from either RW or Robinson Racing. The brushless motor will have heaps of torque so I would say you can comfortably start with a 20 tooth pinion. I would get a 20t and a 22t for that set up.
  12. Thommo

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    1997 I lived and worked there for 8 months and only met one other Aussie in that time so having the Aussie accent back then was a real novelty.
  13. Thommo

    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Mangere Bridge.... Now that's a spin out for me ! I lived in Hillsborough for a while and crossed that bridge every day, working in Manukau. I was the only Aussie that anyone had ever met (if they had not been to Australia)... so my nickname of course was "Aussie" How about - "The J Gillham Perpetual Trophy for Continued Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to Radio Control Buggies of Mangare Bridge and Surrounds Trophy"
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I clicked like for the trophy, not the fried ESC. I'm a big fan of novelty trophies, we build our own for bowls and golf days and they always get a laugh and look great on the shelf. Construct with wood, rivet on a plaque for engraving the winners each year and just bolt on anything relevant or irrelevant..... One of our's is called "The R'Ardon Perpetual Trophy for Continued Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to Football in Western Australia Trophy"...... so give it a stupid name also, it adds to the fun !
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    Help With ReRe Egress equipment

    Awesome ! From memory, I think those three coloured terminals will twist and pull straight off of the motor if you need to solder the ESC wires straight onto the motor. You may need to do this in order to have the wires clear of the steering servo. Is that a steel pinion ? If not, you definitely want a steel pinion (and less grease) !