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  1. Thanks all. Great ideas and i'm going to go the Comical Frog and Brat route as suggested by @Juggular and then get a Frog body....Practically 3 for the price of 2.
  2. So, I fancy a comical version of one of the following icons. Any preference or are they just exactly same with different bodies? 57409 - Lunch Box 58666 - Hornet 58662 - Grasshopper 58673 - Frog Now the idea being is that i'll also buy the "normal" equivalent. At the mo. i'm swaying towards the Frog as i've always wanted to build an ORV chassis. (but then i also fancy the Brat for that!) Cheers Paul
  3. Nice to meet you Jason and thanks for a good deal. I'm delighted with this FAV. Cheers Paul
  4. Hi, I've got a vintage Terra Scorcher that is missing the body shell only. Any idea where I might get one (happy to get a re-re/copy one). Checked ebay and Kamtec but alas can't find anything. I've got a spare original Thunder Dragon shell, but I have already got an original Thunder Dragon and Thunder Shot, so just want the Terra Scorcher to complete the set. Cheers Paul
  5. Hi Jason, Replied to PM. Look forward to meeting up. Cheers Paul
  6. Hi Jason, I'll offer £110 for the FAV with the electrics, providing we can meet up. I live in Enfield but work in City. LMK. Cheers Paul ps. i can't PM you says you can't receive messages. Inbox full?
  7. Yes,Paypal charge a flat fee of £1.99 PLUS an additional 3.4% when using your associated credit card as a source of funds. See here : https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/cross-border-and-conversion-fees
  8. Hi, I've been trying to place an order using either my visa credit card or my Mastercard. Both have declined for same reason "1139 Authentication Not accepted". Now the only reason I can see, is that the billing address that you enter on their site is round the wrong way. To explain a valid UK address is in format : 99 Some road, Town/city, Postcode, Country However, when inputting billing address on their site it reads: Some road 99, Postcode, Town/city, Country Anyone know how to get round this? Don't want to use Paypal as it negates the savings. Cheers Paul
  9. I've just got a SandMaster from eBay and am pleased with it. Only cost me £30 + P&P. Had to add motor, esc & battery, but all in all i'm chuffed with it. (I do like Kyosho stuff though!). Think it's has some upgrades (turnbuckles, wheels/tyres and strengthened rear shock holder. Doesn't look like it's ever been run though - soon put that right!
  10. Another vote here for tamiya tool set 74085. Had mine a couple of weeks and so much easier with this set. This is a buy once and forget purchase. Got mine from Time Tunnel Models.
  11. Good job. Love all your Kyosho's. Just got my first Kyosho - a Scorpion 2014. Any recommendations for a motor. Not interested in fast, just something that'll be torque'y enough for off-road whilst maintaining the vintage feel. Would love to put a Le Mans in there, but stupid money. Quite like the Tamiya Dirt Tuned?
  12. Well after being so close to pulling the trigger on a Holiday Buggy, I accidently went and bought a Kyosho Scorpion 2014 , which turned up yesterday. Probably will end up will a Holiday Buggy at some point 'cos I do love their look (already got an unbuilt Street Rover). Probably going to order some hop up's for the Scorpion (led lights, roll cage and bucket lights).
  13. Thanks for welcome. Funny you should mention it, but i'm parting with the whole lot, as i've just listed it on eBay (http://r.ebay.com/KRoLMa). I used the manual just to check everything was there (it was). My father-in-law also gave me a vintage Thunder Shot (and another QD Thunder Dragon - already up for sale)), which I also intend to get round to checking out complete and then selling (it looks like the same running gear as the Thunder Dragon, but with different shell and wheels?) These "futuristic" looking cars don't float my boat, much prefer buggies (Sand Scorcher, Beach Buggies, Wild One, FAV's etc) Cheers Paul
  14. Hi, I'm going to order the Holiday Buggy soon along with some bearings. Is there anything else I should be looking to order/do when building. It's going to be used as a fun/basher car whilst I restore some vintage Tamiya's. I've read about upgrading the motor to a 540 ,but what motor in particular? What about the suspension? (not fussed about the holes in the body). Will it need any extra weight as I intend to use li-po 2s to run it, as I have a few of those. Also what are it weaknesses (ie. what breaks easy and what spares should I order?) Cheers Paul
  15. Big thanks to Taffer. I now have the manual to rebuild. Cheers Paul
  16. Hi, Long shot, but anyone out there got a manual for a Thunder Dragon. I've been given an original in box, but it needs re-building. I have found the manual on this site, but I want to download it and print it off, which you can't seem to do. Cheers Paul
  17. The broken lug on the front suspension arm is exactly the same break on my Mk1. Been on the lookout for a replacement but having said that it seems to function ok without it. I will have to check the rear suspension arms for the 1 or 2 bearing fit. Mine didnt come with any receiver box, so I decided to go for the later 2010 box, as 30+ year old plastic is too brittle for a car I intend to "put back on the road". I have the original gear covers, but again have sourced the later ones for fitment. I stripped and cleaned the shocks and just replaced the seals and surprisingly they work better than I was expecting and so far no leaks!
  18. Fantastic. I want one! (but just purchased a Street Rover, so will have to wait). Is this a standard WO with no mods whatsoever, if so I think it runs and handles great. Thanks for sharing.
  19. Hi, Just purchased a Street Rover and thought i'd go straight into Li-Po. The street rover is standard with supplied 540 motor and Tamiya 104 ESC. My RC is a Spektrum DX3E with a SR300 Receiver and S200 servo. Was thinking of getting this battery : http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=26806&buddycode=7F867B2D-87ED-40DA-BDDB-08F2D21D4C44 I currently only have a pro-Peak fast charger (yellow box one), which wont do li-po. So can anyone recommend a decent (cheap) li-po charger. Can anyone see any issues I might have with the above set-up? Cheers Paul
  20. Thanks for info. so far 30YrsL8r, it has helped me locate an original motor on ebay - just need to win the auction now! I will post some pic's of the front when I get in this evening to show the damage.
  21. After being given an original SS for Xmas in need of TLC, i've been bitten by the Tamiya bug and have just had delivered a BNIB Street Rover (after seeing a video from "shenlonco" of it from these very forums!). So lots to do......(but already thinking of my next...... )
  22. Thanks for replies chaps. Just to confirm the gearbox case does have the elongated tab along with the 2 tabs for screw hole alignment. If I can't get an original motor (don't know what to search for!), then I might put back the black one it came with and chop the end cover (which is nack'd anyway) to fit. I have got a replacement original end cover that I was going to fit, but might leave it until I can source an original motor. Cheers
  23. Hi, Think you could be right regarding the motor. It is certainly an old one thats been in there for 30+ years. Here's a couple of pics of it (black body with red end). What motor do I need to search for that will fit the SS without any mods? (assuming this motor is non-standard) Here is a pic of the front bumper. The bar on the right as you look at the pic is bent in more than the left. Doesnt seem much in the pic but more noticeable in the flesh. Cheers Paul
  24. Hi, I was given my father-in-laws Mk1 Sand Scorcher for Xmas. Currently in process of restoring and have sourced most of the original replacement parts I need (apart from the wing mirrors) . However a couple of questions, if I may : The transparent motor cover where the motor wires poke through, does not seem to line up correctly with the motor wires when the screw holes are lined up. This seems to cause unneccessary stress on the wires, in fact it's nigh impossible to seat it properly. The motor itaself is the original and works fine. Anyone else have this issue and what can be done without chopping anything! The front of the car has been glued to the body (cement based by the look). However I want to remove this as it has some damage around that area. Whats the best way without causing more damage to the shell or the front? Lastly the original front bumper, one of the arms is bent in. Can these be straightened? If so, whats the best method without stressting the plastic? Cheers Paul
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