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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    I was foolish. I was careless. I let my reserve stockpile of cheap-but-entertaining kits that you-can-build-on-a-quiet-monday-night dwindle away and finally disappear over the last couple of months... only to be caught unprepared when today's monday night actually turned out to be a quiet one. Now I have nothing to build and no-one to blame. I must suffer, and I deserve it!
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    More suspension setup experiments on the DT-02.
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    Your favorite tire?

    I'm with you on the Pin Spikes, but I also always had a thing for the King Cab tires, with their odd push button style flat spikes. Very technical looking, they always seemed like highly specialized serious racing tires to me.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Had a quiet 4WD buggy moment, then went on to perform much-needed but boring maintenance work on far less spectacular, yet constantly run 2WDs.
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    My midlife crisis backyard RC playground

    Inspiration for that propane tank... Seattle Boeing bomber plant during WWII, in "harmless residential area" disguise. Urban camo, if you will.
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    56043 US M551 Sheridan

    It's impossible not to be a fan of something that fires a 152mm shotgun shell.
  7. I would have sworn it couldn't be done, but... that is one good-looking Manta Ray!
  8. Well, you know where you can get the Direct Connection decals from, so that's a start
  9. One reason for high fuel consumption in the TBIs, at least in my expeerience, are bad O2 sensors. If you can get the old one out without stripping the threads in the manifold, it almost never hurts to replace the sensor.
  10. Oh yes. This is it. Wow. Haven't seen it in more than 30 years. Thank you very much.
  11. Very good, thanks a lot. That explains where the plate came from and indirectly proves the existence of the picture I described.
  12. Maybe I'm making this up, maybe not, it's getting increasingly harder to tell. I very clearly remember a picture that must have been a Tamiya promo photo, an action shot, one that I most likely saw in some sort of Tamiya sales literature, decades back, in the late 80s probably. It showed a pickup truck going thru a puddle at speed. At least that's how I remember it. I also remember very clearly that the pic was black and white, while at the same time I'm 100% sure the truck was red. But what I really remember is the truck's front plate, a California blue plate, a vanity plate to be exact, that read STOLEN. Every other detail might be just my mind trying to fill in the gaps, but it WAS a (Tamiya) truck and it HAD that plate. I've been leafing thru the period's guide books and catalogs, but to no avail. I can't find the picture. Is my mind playing tricks on me, or does anybody else remember this picture?
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    The "postman Brought Me" Thread

    This. NIB, my first-ever purchase thru the TC trades section. Thanks to the careful seller's packaging skills, it arrived unscathed despite DHL's best efforts to the contrary. Very happy with this transaction.
  14. I owned quite a few 4.3 powered trucks and vans, and I still have a '93 Chevy Caprice with a factory LB4 4.3 V6. (Yes, they made those, in 92-93 only, and only available to fleet account buyers). While the 4.3 V6 works well in light trucks in my opinion, the version that came in the passenger cars was a mid-80's, 130 hp econo version reactivated in '92, mostly for taxi fleet buyers that didn't want the 305... but backed by the same 4L60 transmission and 3.08 rear end... yeah... one of the less exciting GM powertrain options of the time, to put it politely.