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  1. Hey everyone, I'm selling a vintage Track Master Turbo Glide Belt Transmission for a Monster Beetle/Frog/Blackfoot. It was pulled from a stored Monster Beetle. I just re-greased the diff and cleaned the whole thing. Seems to be in great condition. It will include hex drive cups (not pictured) and a motor pinion gear (not pictured) and the original instruction manual. I'm asking $200 on my eBay listing, but I'm willing to entertain offers if anyone in the community is interested. I'm willing to ship anywhere. http://www.ebay.com/itm/122572798764?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
  2. I know this is a longshot, but I'm trying to upgrade an old Monster Beetle I had when I was a kid. At the time I installed a Trackmaster Beltdrive transmission, but kept the hex drive shafts. I'm now looking to switch to dogbone axles. My understanding is that the original packaging included both hex and dogbone drive cups (or perhaps you chose which you wanted upon ordering). Regardless, I do not have the dogbone drive cups and cannot find them online at all. So I'm reaching out to the community to see if anyone has a set of the Trackmaster dogbone drive cups (Trackmaster part # 7118 - see link below). I've tried using different available drive cups from different manufacturers, but the shaft coming out of the differential is quite large, and I've not been able to find an alternative cup that will fit. This is a link to the part I'm looking for: http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/trackmaster-trans-dog-bone-drive-cups-152824291 Thank you, in advance, for your help!
  3. I was running my old Monster Beetle just today after many years of disuse and I noticed something that got me thinking. When the vehicle was in a rough spot and really needed some torque on the wheels, I noticed the wheels (aluminum rims) were just 'slipping' inside the tires. That is, the tires were not spinning, but the motor, tranny, differential, axles, and rims were all moving. There is apparently not enough grip between the tire and rim to organically prevent this. A long-standing question I also have, which I imagine relates in a round about way, is this: I can't figure out why my Monster Beetle has shocks. Every time I hit a bump that would normally actuate the shocks, the tires just compress. When running the car the shocks do not move even once. The tires just 'deflate' to absorb the shock. (To be clear, the re-inflate each time, too.) Both of these seem to indicate a poor contact between tire and rim. How do you guys deal with this? Or do you at all? Should I be gluing my tires onto the rims? Should I buy slightly smaller tires? I'd love to hear feedback from the community. Thanks!
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