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  1. Good find but at £27 (seems the correct exchange rate) for a small aluminium nut I'm out. I will have a browse later see if they have anything else I need and maybe I can justify it then.
  2. The TRF201 part is unobtainium last time I tried to buy one. Durga could be a option but then again how easy is that to find and is it M2.5 which I believe the DN01 is.
  3. No sorry My second one is holding up still. I am considering getting some done on shapeways from aluminium or stainless steel/bronze or even the pure stainless mix, they would need to be tapped post production - I think it's M2.5. Then because they charge per part I was thinking maybe getting several joined together that need to cut/separated into the individual parts if that makes sense. I have been busy the last few weeks hence not being on here much. It shouldn't take long though to model in Solidworks when I get a chance.
  4. I would have thought if you have already built a Tamiya and found it pretty easy you shouldn't have a problem. Just take your time and ask questions if you aren't sure.
  5. Touch wood I still haven't had issues with my ball diff. Yeah those tyres aren't great on certain surfaces, no surprise. They are pretty good on fresh cut grass if it is short/dry (not lush grass) and the soil underneath is dry. Hard pack ground and tarmac OK too. Not tried them on carpet. BUT boy the stock tyres are horrendous on gravel - IF you manage to get speed up (being incredibly sensitive on the throttle) it is like a guided missile ready to bite you in the rear. It's all kind of relative though, as you say it behaves much better than the run of the mill Tamiya buggy. If you jump back onto a regular Tamiya buggy or have it running at the same time you realise how much faster you were/are going without issue. Not good for crashes that sense of security, I seem to be going much faster when something goes wrong, fortunately they seem pretty tough.
  6. To this day I have no idea what model of 2WD Tamiya buggy I first had. I bought it off a mate at school for about £40 in the 80's. All I can remember is that it had a aluminium bathtub chassis, it wasn't a Grasshopper or Hornet, a beetle ran over it on the road and flattened it (managed to bash the aluminium out to use again and no plastic parts got broke - go figure) and it ended up in a big pond which was the final thing before I sold it. Oh also remember getting in trouble for flatening the battery of next doors fiesta which we charged it off.
  7. My TA03 just needs a bit of paint I'm getting there slowly. Lot of fun though these TA03 with all the bits. Can keep you busy for hours.
  8. Oh I would would love a desktop CNC VMC. The things I could do, I could dream all day about it. I have a seat of Solidworks which comes with machining software if you stay on subs each year so that part is covered. On top of that I spend most of my days designing stuff that will go straight on CNC machines. BUT ever time I get that itch to buy one, a new CNC is too expensive and any secondhand ones are either too big, too used, broken or made of cheese.
  9. In between fixing up the TA03 and upgrading the rising fighter a bit I managed to get back onto this and start getting some of the goodies on it. So first up on the last delivery I received the 5mm reinforced adjusters item number 54257. I'm still sceptical whether they really are any different to the black versions in the kit. Either way it allows me to put all the new hard turnbuckles on the front. Well it says (bit out of focus sorry) 'Made from a special low-friction nylon material'. Maybe they are better than the kit items. Anyhow it means I'm going to get these guys on now, so there will be a full set of 53943 turnbuckles front and back. Apart from looking nice they are so much easier to adjust. Oh but lets not forget adding the rest of the aluminium blue ball connectors! So as previous with the turnbuckles I measured the ones I was replacing and set the new ones to the same..... and on they went. # Next up, to finish the front, was add a set of front K blocks 54185 on some new rims. Strictly speaking these were designed for 4wd but Tamiya put them on the TRF201 and it's relatives only leaving out the DN-01. I will later be getting some front Hole Shots and fingers crossed that will cover me for most surfaces I will be using. On they go. Wow I got there, that is the front totally finished! No more upgrades on the front...................don't quote me on that Nest updates will be some goodies being installed on the rear.
  10. The Tamiya tap in the UK is like £20, I saw the price and just thought forget it. The fact that you can get a set M3 1st, 2nd and 3rd taps by the likes of Presto or Dormer for much less sealed the deal for me.
  11. Just fitted those RC bearings on the Rising fighter and they seem spot on fit and best of all it doesn't sound like a bag of bolts anymore.
  12. Yellow to spice things up, nice I take it you know the lightweight version of the motor plate doesn't have the deep recess for the screw on cover that the standard blue TRF version has to keep out dust? Just means you will get more dust on the pinion/slipper clutch/spur). I don't know how much difference it makes in practice as I have only ever had the standard TRF version on.
  13. Rest of my items that I had been waiting for were delivered today. So these with the other items I had delivered previously gives me plenty to do.
  14. Last couple of days really been getting on with cleaning, replacing and rebuilding the TA-03RS Lancia 037. So far done the front end, who knows what awaits on the rear end.
  15. I would have thought the closest you could get to the finish on a delorean is to use a brushed steel wrap. As has been stated they were bare metal but the stainless steel was then brushed - not polished. Stupid idea really stainless steel weighs more than normal steel used for car bodies so you are making the car heavier. Anyway what about something like this? https://www.wrapdirect.com/brushed-silver-aluminium-vinyl-with-adt/ Have no idea how well it would stick to the body and really you want brushed stainless not aluminium, sure someone would sell stainless version somewhere.
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