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  1. I've picked up a banged up original Ultima with the intention of getting it back on the road but it is missing a few bits. Most seem to be available on the rere. Tyres, radio plate, roll cage are the main things but it is missing some gears and the shafts they sit on. Does anyone know if the gears off the re-release wil fit the old version? They look very different but if they fit the old mounting plate positions it might work? I'm planning on keeping the original diff if possible? Cheers
  2. Got the manual sorted now, had to download a page at a time but got there in the end; this is it if anyone needs it http://www.retromodelisme.com/manuel_page/24/lazer-zx-kyosho.html
  3. Thanks for all the info! It sounds like a bit of an over-engineered drive system but I guess they had their reasons for designing it that way... I will be stripping them both down for a clean and rebuild but as they came complete I thought I might as well see what I have to work with. The only things I can see that is showing signs of needing sorting visually apart from the lack of bodyshells (2 on order along with stickers now) are the driveshafts and steering links which are all a bit rusty so the cars should come out really well.After looking at your blog I'm not looking forward to cutting the shells, I hate doing that at the best of times and these seem worse than most! I'm pretty sure I used PS16 on my Sand Scorcher shell, it's amazing how it can look so different on another car. Did you manage to find a manual to download? I've found one but it only lets you save and print one page at a time which is a bit annoying.
  4. I love the one on the left with the chrome wheels! What blue did you use on that? I've had a closer look at mine now and they are actually in better condition than I thought. Just very dirty but not scuffed or broken. I've had them both running, one has a lot of slip before it gets up to speed and the ther is instant. I've tightened up the nut on the slipper which was very loose but hasn't changed it. Any hints on what else it might be? I haven't taken them apart yet..
  5. Thank you, it's good to hear a vote for the ZX. I'd hate to do it with the wrong bodyshell.
  6. I finally found a post about it. Seems like it has no brake or reverse as it's an aircraft esc really. Here's what I found if anyone is interested: You have 3 screws N / H / C N= Neutral H= High Speed C= Curve like Expo on the radio. Step 1: Set the neutral. Step 2: With the little box put on the motor wire, and set the high speed , 90% in max forward the light is off. Step 3: Set the curve like you want: turn the screw on left Slow Curve, Turn the screw on right High Curve. Not much use to me as so I'll be getting a replacement.
  7. Wow small world! They're a bit of a project but could will be nice. Just need to make sure I do them up as they should be.
  8. I picked up a pair of these yesterday. One has no bodyshell and one has one that looks like an Optima Mid SWB body and it isn't a Mid. Looking at the chassis alone I'm pretty sure its a Lazer ZX but before I buy the wrong body and repro stickers can anyone confirm? Cheers!
  9. Does anyone know anything about this ESC? It works forwards but no reverse. I'm not sure how to set it up or what the 3 recessed dials are for. If anyone has a manual that would be awesome. Does this even have reverse as an option? Thanks in advance.
  10. I do have a brushless combo in it at the moment and I'm not loving the idea of drivetrain death! Although I'm never going to race it I think maybe I'll research these clutch upgrades to save killing it. It's going great at the moment though!
  11. It was as you said, the spur gear was slipping. The rubbing had shred a bit of the surface of some of the layers behind it away but after a clean up, re-grease and tighten it seems to be good again. I'm not sure ill be able to find those parts anywhere! Do you know if there's an alternative to all those parts behind and in front of the spur gear? Thanks for your help.
  12. Hi, its a swb not sure about the diff type. I haven't opened it up yet. There aren't any smells but there is a squeaky noise as it pulls away. I'll take it apart and get back to you. Thanks for replying.
  13. My Optima Mid seems to build up speed slowly and struggle on grass although top speed is very quick. If I hold it still and accelerate gently the the motor and pinion are turning the gear but the belt is not moving. It feels like a slipping clutch on a car. Does anyone know what can cause this and how if at all it could be adjusted or if not what may have gone wrong?
  14. My next project arrived today after being adrift in Hermes land for a couple of weeks. I can't wait to get started on cleaning it up and seeing what I've got to work with. Many parts will be needed so if anyone has a prop shaft, wing mount, tyres, bodyshell or anything else that might help let me know!
  15. Are there any spray paints other than the Tamiya PS range that are any good for painting the inside of a clear shell? I specifically need metallic brown but could maybe lay solid brown over a pearl coat? Does that work? Either way I can't find polycarbonate brown spray anywhere - anyone got any ideas please?
  16. I've got a spare Carson Cup Machine 23t somewhere which I'll probably donate to give it a bit more speed. I've told him that it's not going off the BMX kicker jump when he gets it and he's good with that. Maybe just a plank on a couple of bricks...
  17. I actually did order a Landfreeder for him today. I found the bodyshell is going to be half the price I paid for the whole kit so we'll see how he goes. Either he'll get on with it or we can put the truck body on a WT-01 and I'll find a cheap body for the CC01 and I'll see what I can do with it. We found some videos on youtube of one with a brushless set up that goes like stink and another doing donuts and jumping stuff. Mainly though they are locked diff crawlers but definitely not going that way. We even found a couple of Fall Guys truck versions. They do seem pretty versatile. It'll be interesting as I've never built one like it so I'm sure we'll learn a lot together! There are enough hop ups out there to deprive him of pocket money for years to come!
  18. Good grief that's more than I paid for the whole truck! No wonder people are breaking cars for part on ebay. Sad thing is though if I don't see one come up soon I might have to bite the bullet! Thanks for looking this up!
  19. Actually I think PhantomRC has nailed it with the Landfreeder I'd never heard of them but it'll definitely make the best Fall Guy truck. It doesn't tick all the boxes but with raised suspension and bigger wheels it'll be almost perfect. I don't know much about the CC-01 chassis but there seems to be tons of spares and I can get a new one for about on budget. I watched a few youtube videos with my son and he's sold on it completely but apparently we'll need a light kit etc too... Thanks everyone for your help! I think we got there in the end and I learned a lot along the way!
  20. I've found a fairly cheap Wild Dagger but the poly body on it is horrible and wouldn't be something you'd want to swap but would you sell the Blackfoot 3 shell? If so how much would you want? It's definitely the one that would look best for our plans.
  21. I see, no in just meant converting it to a single motor to make it RWD and get the speed up and complicated electrics gone. It means that the Twin Detonator and Wild Dagger etc could work. These seems to be more common than the Blackfoot 3 or Xtreme.
  22. OK that's what I was hoping - it just opens me up to a few more options. Cheers.
  23. I didn't realise the gearing was different, thought it was just 2 of the same gearbox as the WT-01 and it was slower because of the draw of 2 motors. So they're actually geared more like crawlers and would still be slow on 1 motor? Yeah it sounds like the wheel arches wouldn't align well with the Blackfoot shell. https://www.modelsport.co.uk/ecx-1-10-amp-crush-mt-2wd-rtr-orange/rc-car-products/443263 this looks cool! No idea if they're a good brand? So does this https://www.modelsport.co.uk/kyosho-monster-tracker-2-0-1-10-ep-readyset-blue/rc-car-products/443108 and I've actually heard of Kyosho I've always steered clear of ready built stuff, just doesn't have the same appeal as it feels more like a toy if you know what I mean? But I'll show them to him and see what he thinks...
  24. Anyone know if you pull the front motor and gears out of a WR-01 does it effectively become a WT-01 or are other mods required? Also can a standard Blackfoot Re-re body fit a WT-01 chassis or is it too short to look good?
  25. That's definitely out for him then! Thanks for clarifying.
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