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  1. ringding350

    Hotshot drive shaft dropping out

    All sorted now. Fitted new ball ends, a couple of orings, and sleeved the suspension arm mounts as they had a huuuuggge amount of slack. It's much better now. Thanks for the tips!
  2. ringding350

    My 1989 madcap restoration.........

    From the Madcap manual that I have:
  3. ringding350

    My 1989 madcap restoration.........

    Oh, I hadn't realised. Those yellow shocks are a different construction to the CVA's I've got. I don't think the parts I shared will fit.
  4. ringding350

    My 1989 madcap restoration.........

    Actually this is a cheaper way of dong it, and there's one in stock in Bristol. Might be worth double checking the fitment though. I don't work for them BTW, it's just I'm off work sick and bored!
  5. ringding350

    My 1989 madcap restoration.........

    Tamiya do a spare parts kit for the CVA shocks, Antics have it cheaper than on ebay here. Only in black but if it gets it running maybe that's good enough? You never know they might even have it in their Bristol store and it'd save the postage!
  6. ringding350

    My 1989 madcap restoration.........

    Did they not come in the kit?
  7. ringding350

    My 1989 madcap restoration.........

    I used a DT-03 CVA kit on my Madcap. IIRC it had both 'long' and 'short' end fittings. I used the long ones to get clearance on the lower wishbone.
  8. ringding350

    Hotshot drive shaft dropping out

    Aha, the ball joints are quite slack. I hadn't considered it might be them that's at fault. Thanks.
  9. I've a vintage Hotshot that's used for bashing around the garden with the kids. It runs pretty well but it often drops the front right drive shaft out the 'socket' on the wheel. It then get's stuck there and I have to remove the top suspension arm to free it and relocate it. I think it's happening as there's a little too much suspension travel, but I can't see a way of restricting the suspension movement. Any tips?
  10. ringding350

    Hotshot - bushing the suspension

    Like this one? I can't work out how it reduces the slop. https://www.tamiyaclub.com/getuserimage.asp?t=&id=img33435_26M57_1.jpg
  11. ringding350

    Hotshot - bushing the suspension

    Excellent, thanks. Glad to know it's been done before. The stuff I've found is 0.5mm wall thickness, and 3.0mm ID. I'll see how I get on.
  12. I've a couple of vintage buggies, one of which is a Hotshot. It's not, and never will be, a shelf queen (I don't have the time or the patience!). It's just for having fun with with my boys. The two top front suspension bushes have a load of slop in where the plastic has worn over the years. I was considering drilling them out and inserting a phosphor bronze bush, but thought I'd see what the conventional wisdom of the forum is. I realise I might be able to buy a replacement diff housing, but even if I could I'd rather make a repair that increases the durability rather than put in a rareish part to get worn out. Any pointers?