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  1. Thanks, grrrrrr. This is not my first Tamiya, I've been building these things for years. I even built the Rere Bruiser and it's ridiculously complex 3spd transmission with zero issues. So I must've done something wrong. I'll take the blame, I just don't know for what.
  2. Yeah I don't get it. My 30 year old Astute runs great. How's everyone else's SA? Did I do something wrong?
  3. This afternoon I was running my newly restored Astute ( amazing by the way). While doing so I noticed that the front wheel was out of round. Almost egg like. Anyway got an idea how to fix? Can I boil it? Astute front wheels are kind of rare and hard to come bind. I don't want to ruin it so I'll wait to here your opinions. It looks fine stationary.
  4. .......I'm so frustrated with this transmission!!!! No sooner did i type that the noise was gone it returned. The noise sounds like one of the gears is missing a tooth or 20!! Why the heck didn't Tamiya just add a gear diff and a slipper with the 32P gears of the standard transmission? I'm trying to get the TTC to work in one of my Kingcabs and it's not working. It makes a horrible squelching/clicking sound. I've ordered another gear set for it. If this doesn't work I'll be converting another Kingcab to stealth.
  5. Nice work!!! It's amazing how well Kyosho nailed the Turbo Burns. The basic layout is still used by all 1/8 buggies/truggies to this day. I'm looking forward to seeing this one complete. Will you run it? Even just the back yard?
  6. Gorgeous!!! I reaaly need a Monster Beetle!!!!!
  7. Hey some updates for questions I had: Tamiya USA site has been updated, spares can be found there. Associated B4 Slipper Spurs and slipper pads fit (the spur requires a litte reeming). The clicking noise my transmision was making was because there was play in the shaft, a little shimming fixed it all up!!!
  8. I have ZERO afiliation with this auction, just thought Id pass it along. If someone want a solid runner Monster Racer/King Cab this has what you need. Thorp Trans, AMPRO Arms, and a new body. This is a bargain. IF I didnt have another in the works Id be all in!!!! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Tamiya-1-10-Nissan-King-Cab-Off-Road-Racer-Toyota-hilux-grail-find/254352041093?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Dafd6678e6898405e89857554145a4654%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D123873020296%26itm%3D254352041093%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2481888&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A4330bbf2-d18a-11e9-bd25-74dbd180503a|parentrq%3A0c7f606a16d0aa41161fdc2cffcec241|iid%3A1 Again Ive got nothing in this. Just trying to help out a fellow enthusiasts.
  9. Man this thing is a BLAST!!!!The differential works GREAT, the metal hubs have reduced the slop that was in the rear suspension due to the camber adjustment. I might take it to the locat indoor track, but Id need to invest in Super Astute wheels in order to mount modern tires for clay tracks. Its just nice having it runinng again. The Astute was fun on the track, didnt win a worlds, but it was fun and looks amazing. I think thats the formula Tamiya needs to focus on with its "Track" cars.
  10. Where are you guys purchasing spares? Im trying to piece together another gearbox for another project. I can find the arms but I cant find anything having to do with the gear box. I need the case, the gear set, the slipper assembly etc.
  11. My First RC car was a red Nikko Lobo that i got on Christmas. I remember staring at it in the Sears Christmas catalog for hours. I wish I knew that they had made a hobby grade RC
  12. The rere rear arms are super strong, I had a Black Special Avante with a crazy Novak Brushless and it took everything I threw at it. Tripples imcluded!
  13. Nice, BUT my next kt is a TRX sport with a Blazer blody.
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