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  1. Hi Danny,

    You could also use the Hop-up wing that was released for the Madcap, Astute, Avante and Vanquish.

    it's part number 53055: Racing 'A' Wing... (Currently on eBay for £14.95) Looks pretty cool... Check out my "showroom" as one is fitted to my restored Madcap, Andy

  2. Thanks Snappy1 & Max for your helpful suggestions, I knew that I could rely on the Tamiya club Forum :-)

    Car now fixed and running again with a Blitzer C-Hub.... photo attached,

    58082: Madcap (owned 26 years) - but most parts replaced with new.

    Genuine body-set (New) - Painted Egress 2013 Bright Silver (PS-41) with Smoke (PS-31) Windows

    53055: Racing "A" Wing - Painted Egress 2013 Bright Silver (PS-41)

    Custom "Black & Silver" Madcap Decals (from ebay pc-rcworld)

    53060: Madcap Aluminium Gearbox Plate

    Aluminium "A1" motor support (USA)

    Aluminium "C3" Hex-Spacer (x2)

    53061: Astute Universal Shaft & Cup Set

    53043 Ball Diff Internal Set (Egress & Astute)

    Egress 2013 Hi-Cap Dampers (Front & Rear)

    53053: Hi-Cap Spring Set - Mini

    53054: Hi-Cap Spring Set - Short

    Full Ball Bearings Set (from ebay rcbearings)

    TU-104BK Speed Controller

    Vintage Acoms BEC Techniplus

    53779: GT-Tuned Motor

    Alloy Turnbuckles (Front & Back)

    53046: Astute 2WD Lightweight Wheels - Front

    53050: Astute Lightweight Wheels - Rear

    RW Racing 0.6 Module Steel Pinion 23T

    54154: F103 Carbon Reinforced Front Uprights

    Any more hop-up's or mods, please suggest

    If you download the photos, let me know what you think of it.

    Andy - Madcap74


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  3. Hi all,

    I'm hoping that one of you guys will have a solution for me.

    I've fully restored my 1989 vintage Madcap 58082 and taken it out for a few runs now.

    It runs great, especially with the Hop-ups and the GT-Tuned motor, but I keep breaking the C4 part - Front C-Hub

    (not the steering arm, which is now upgraded to carbon reinforced)

    I know its 26 years old buggy and not up to todays quality standards, but its so annoying as this is the 2nd time now in a month (and sourcing new C4 parts is getting harder)

    I know newer models have alloy parts from GMP, Yeah Racing etc.

    Is there an alloy part that will fit my buggy Tamiya or otherwise?... or am I destined to spend £££ on 3D printing an alloy version.

    Photo attached




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