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  1. Hi I have just picked up an old Reedy Ultra Series motor off EBay and one of the endbell screws is missing. The other one measures as about 2.5m x 7.5mm - can someone confirm the screw size? Definitely smaller than an M3… Thanks Nick
  2. Hi I have just picked up an old Reedy Ultra Series motor off EBay and one of the endbell screws is missing. The other one measures as about 2.5m x 7.5mm - can someone confirm the screw size? Definitely smaller than an M3… Thanks Nick
  3. I fitted a pair of 55mm Yeah Racing Big Bore Go shocks to my refurbished Rough Rider. Thanks to whoever on this forum suggested this - one question though - as part of the process of fitting the shocks, you remove the torsion bar - does this have any negative impact on the chassis? Does the torsion bar stiffen and strengthen the chassis as well as providing the spring for the rear suspension? I was thinking of some 70mm shocks for the front as well but the Yeah Racing ones are too wide to fit past the front arms. I have found some internally sprung shocks but I think I will see how the back is first.
  4. Pretty sure I have - but I will check - thanks
  5. Thanks - really helpful advice - I will check the ESC and chain tension.
  6. I have just finished building my Optima and have given it a quick run. I have built it stock and am running a Core RC 15t brushed motor with with Quicrun 1060 and 7.2V Nimh batteries. I am a little disappointed as it feels slow - I ran my original Frog over the same surface (all stock with table-02 and old black endurance motor and “normal” gear ratio) and it is much faster. Is this to be expected or do I have a duff motor or messed up my ESC set up? When I get some time to fiddle around with it, I will swap over the motors to see if that makes any difference. It is also quite a lot slower than my Rough Rider with a sport tuned motor. Any thoughts?
  7. Thanks - really helpful - I hadn’t realised that there were mini Nimh packs - I’ll try one of those - although it comes with a mini Tamiya connector but I guess I can just buy a normal connector and replace it.
  8. Hi I have just bought a Schumacher Supastox car off Ebay - without any real research - it was a bit different and quite cheap so I went for it. Had I done any research at all, I would have seen that they ideally run on 1s lipo (2s shorty will fit). I have Nimh in my other cars and don’t really want to splash out on a new charger for lipo. The Nimh hump pack doesn’t fit and the race pack will require some stabilising bars to be removed. A 5 cell Nimh would fit - but my physics A- level was too long ago - what is the difference in performance between a 6v and 7.2v battery pack on the same motor? I am not planning to race - I just want it to be working and go at a reasonable speed. TIA
  9. Thanks - it looks ok from the outside but the roll bar is in the wrong place!
  10. Finally complete! Thanks to Jonny Retro’s painting and decal tips on Tamiyabase. I have to say that I am pretty chuffed with the result as a novice 😁. The only thing to sort (apart from the rear dampers !) is the rear body clip - it is about 5mm out and so the clip doesn’t fit around the roll bar - possibly an issue with mix of original and re-re components?
  11. Getting closer! https://share.icloud.com/photos/0h45fQpGw9wZsORlO60oCtpaA#Home
  12. Thanks - body painted now - just need to read up the articles on rectifying small paint bleeds. I haven’t put anything on the tyres - they are just new!
  13. It joins my original Frog from 1984 on the shelf
  14. Final parts arrived so have finished the RR re-build. Just need to buy a body kit and some paint!
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