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  1. Best and most surprising deal for me:

    since years I'm on the hunt for a PB Mini Mustang. But they never show up on Ebay Germany, and even if they do internationally, prices are crazy. So, last year, on a Saturday morning, drinking coffee, I just placed an search add with a picture of a PB in the local classifieds. More or less for fun, never expected any result.

    2 hours later, my phone rings, a guy is telling me that he has that car in the pic. Of course you do, I thought, and asked for pictures. Expecting to see some toy grade stuff. Pictures arrives and shows a dirty but complete Mini Mustang with a 2 speed, plus a MK 1 Grasshopper with a new Parma body :)

    I call the guy back, asking how much he wants for all this... He said, maybe around 30 Euro? I nearly pass out, ask for shipping as well. He doesn't understand at first, why I would like to ship. After all, he lives in a village 3 minutes away from my house and could drive by.

    One hour later, I held the old cars in my hand, gave the guy a 50 and sold the Grasshopper off for 60 Euro a week later ;) 

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  2. 3 hours ago, Bugged out said:

    I replaced the stock pinion for a steel like for like (I think 19t 32dp)

    With a faster motor, you shouldn't go for a larger pinion at all. Also, your 32dp pinion is not the required metric m0,8. They are close, but probably not close enough

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  3. 21 hours ago, Wooders28 said:

    I'm always a bit sceptical when the same pics are used on different sites by different names (but guessing it might be the same person).

    Not much left Optima mid of that Optima mid

    Well, it's my car ;)


    And, there is at leat the gearboxes left ;)

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  4. 12 hours ago, NameUnchanged said:

    Thanks for the ID it is a definite mix match of parts 

    Does anyone know what the MRC sells for ? 

    The one I was bidding on yesterday went for 56 Euro and was in much better shape than yours

  5. 14 hours ago, nowinaminute said:

    I don't know how well it works personally but I've seen owners of other vehicles say that using a bit of that super soft packaging foam inside the dampers can give a sort of dampening effect. Not as good as a real oil shock of course but it does work to a degree apparently. 

    I'll try the foam idea, or drill out the fork a bit to give the o-ring a little more room


    16 hours ago, Shodog said:

    Today I ordered the bearings and battery. Any other hop ups I should build into it from the start? 

    Here is the bearing list:

    4* 3x6x2,5

    8* 6x10x3

    2* 8x12x3,5

    I also added the Yeah Racing CVDs, which will give you the ability to run normal 12mm hex adapter to modify the rear width a little

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  6. 10 hours ago, WillyChang said:

    yeah wish I did too but local stocks had just arrived and there was one left from first batch unbooked last week when I happened to go past :) 

    Had a quick flick thru the manual & can't find part #s for all those bits :( is there any info on that sprue?

    All info is in this manual, in the parts listing at the end


  7. I like your plan and look forward to more!

    But in 30 years racing and bashing cars, I never understood the need for a water proof servo. Just the way they are constructed, any servo is at least splash proof IMO. Unless you want to park that Beetle in a lake, I would invest the water proof extra charge in a regular servo

    PS. Can't wait to introduce my new born son to RC :)

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