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  1. Hi Leslie, sorry its so late in the day! Here it is mate, ive got the manual! If you PM me your email I'll PDF it tomorrow and send it over! Cheers B
  2. Ha, thats great mate! I didn't know you could get spares for these! My lovely wife brought me mine cause her maiden name was Griffin at the time! We took it on holiday with a load of mates and one of them managed to smash it into a wall and broke one of the front suspension arms! I cobbled it back together with some Araldite but it was never the same again and kept breaking in the same place, so it was consigned to its box! its stayed there for the last 20yrs!!! I'll have a look tomorrow and let you know! cheers, B
  3. Hi All, after the grey chassis A parts for a vintage frog/brat for not crazy money please! thanks Baz
  4. Hi Busdriver, Ive just pulled a vintage one off of ebay, which i had for sale, did you want it finished with decals etc or just the body tub on its own to build up? let me know if your interested, thanks Barry
  5. Hi Leslie, i think ive got an ordinary Griffin in the loft,! Its boxed so will have the manual, I'll have a look and get back to you tomorrow! Cheers Barry
  6. Hi all, I'm in need of an original Wild Willy/ M38 Gear plate -the one that attaches to the motor/motor housing must say 'WILD WILLY' Paypal would be great (would consider a complete gear unit if you have one available but must be WW not Quattro or Ascona!) thanks Baz
  7. Hi All, I'm in need of a vintage MK2 SRB chassis, ideally mostly complete, i don't need wheels, body, mech tray or radio gear etc ( unless you really want to part with these too!). It would be Ok if its covered in dust as a shed/loft find, and has a few broken bits or is rough, but i do need most of the important (especially mk2) bits there please!!! Let me know if you have anything to sell, UK based would be great and Paypal transfer, or i have plenty of vintage stuff to trade with paypal adjustment if needed. Let me know what you want in return! Look forward to hearing from you, Thanks Barry
  8. Will do Junkmunki, I'll try and have a look later & catalogue what ive got, thanks B
  9. Hi Hairy Jon, I have a few of the early Tamiya F1 (typically the Ligier Matra and Ferrari 312T3 cars I'm currently in the process of going to/ getting rid of to cut down the size of my collection!, I have various things, from incomplete but mostly there projects, to boxed up parts etc. Or if you want a completed kit I'm sure I can find a boxed Good Condition example of each. Let me know if you are interested, Thanks Barry
  10. Defo with you on the last point there Superchamp!!! And just to prove my dedication to the cause (this could almost be a separate how far would you go to.... thread!!) I discovered that I had the bones of a countach/936 chassis kicking around in my spares pile, so i thought ok I'll test my engineering skills and make a chassis plate out of some 2mm Aly I had lying around, ok not too bad, about 2 hrs in the garage, Then I had that 'mental' moment but it needs a mechanism/radio tray. Of course these are rare as the proverbial rocking horse......to find being sold separately, sans car as it were. I kicked myself for missing out from the chassis set that was on ebay a few weeks ago (Superchamp was that you and do you have any more left ?!!!). So I thought, ok how hard will it be to make one?!! Approximately 5/6 hrs later I emerged from the garage, it still needs a polish - but I did manage it, the one on the chassis is the scratch built one, the one on the cloth is the original. Can somebody please confirm I am not as mental as I think I am!!!! thanks and happy new year all, B
  11. Really interesting thread guys and a subject very close to my heart! For 'investment's' sake I would say far too volatile really. I think the ceiling value of some original cars are totally over -inflated and all it takes is for Tamiya to bring out a re-release (which in the next 20 years they could re-re all of the first 100 with ease!) and suddenly whatever you thought was a sure-bet investment of £5/£600 is now worth less than half that overnight! I recently spoke to a client about it and he reckoned to be careful about your investments and minimise the risk by spreading where the investment goes, and he advised that vintage Tamiya cars were 'The icing on the cake' not to be used as the 'meat and veg' if you see what i mean. As an aside I am lucky enough to own a 1978 Ford Capri with a 3.5L V8 in it (pulls like a train & doesn't stop cause the brakes are crap!!! LoL!, - more like scream out loud!!!). But I keep having the same discussion with people in the classic car world about relative values once the 1970s/80s generation get old. etc. But added to this is the compounded problem of the environmental impact of such a car/engine in a growing environmentally aware world. Either way, both the Capri and spannering a Tamiya put a smile on my face and that is worth more to me than any amount of money sat in a bank or hedge fund etc, I'll just be mindful that i should not 'overdose' on that addiction!!! As Baddon says, they were built for the fun, the minute it isn't fun, its time to get another hobby or invest elsewhere if that's what you're into, surely?!!!
  12. Hi Superchamp82, thanks for the heads up, of course I'm going to be a good boy and just look at it hence the sky hi prices of the 427 versus 435!! I think i've tracked the problem to the crystals so have ordered some replacements, but trying to work out if the polariity of the servos is correct is a nightmare!!! cheers B
  13. Hi all, I'm trying to do a vintage hilux/blazer project Ive been squirrelling away for ages and ive got some acoms ap435 transmitters/ ara 435 recievers that i have been hoarding/collecting for this very job! I cant seem to get any of the little blighters working so i have a few questions, firstly is it possible to use as7 servos with the ara 435 receiver (the plug socket fits - so it must work right????!!!) or is there a funny polarity going on here like the earlier acoms? Secondly which crystals should I be running here, single or dual conversion, I'd really appreciate the help as i'm pretty lost here being out of my 27mhz comfort zone!!!! and this stuff does not google well!!! I know its old tech i'm trying to get working here but i really wanted to do a classic retro job on this one!!! cheers B
  14. Thanks Aerobert, i do apologise if its in the manual, i must have missed that!!! BW Barry
  15. Hi All, just getting round to doing one of the xr311's ive had in the loft for years and need to touch over some glue spots - Doh! (my eyes aren't as good as they used to be!!) does anyone know the acrylic paint code for the body colour, thanks B
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