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  1. Well, that Big Bear I got of Fee Bay a few days ago now sits disassembled on my bench. Easily the filthiest model I have ever taken apart. Dirt and sand everywhere, very sticky dust, dead spiders in the tires, thick, lugubrious grease in the gears. Many of the bolts have corrosion on them. The tires, while being in okay-ish shape all have multiple flat spots. The tire inserts had their lips bent, almost like scallop shells - how do you do that? You'll see in the picture that one of the screws is not like the others - someone just jammed a screw that was way too big into the back of the wheel. Nice job. I'm guessing that when this was put away the last time it was run hard and put away wet, so to speak. Whatever double sided tape that held the ancient receiver in place was clearly made out of the material that they make the little black boxes out of that are on jets. Wish the whole truck was made of that stuff, it'd last forever. Oh yeah, the front body mount and the bumper were broken. However I'm not deterred. As I go along, I'm sure I'll have questions... as a matter of fact I have one now - what is the best way of cleaning small metal parts? I was thinking of soaking them in mineral spirits or something similar, but not sure. Could always dowse them with Dawn dish soap and near boiling water. Was wondering what everyone else would do? Also a serious plus came with this Big Bear - an MIP ball diff. So the transmission won't bean issue. I hope.
  2. Cleaning up my stash: 2 Marui Hyper Traction 800-320VR block tires. No visible sidewall cracks. 10 Euro + shipping.
  3. Recently I went back to my parents' house to have a look through all my old RC gear from the late 80s and early 90s, as I'd got into a conversation with a friend who I did not know was an RC racer and wanted to know what I still had and what sort of condition it was in. It was all pretty much as i remembered it except for one rather bedraggled but complete chassis which I did not remember at all and could not even recognise. After some research it turned out to be a Marui Hunter and it appears to have been a drunk eBay purchase from some years ago, as I don't remember having bought it and had no clue it was there. It seems to be in reasonably good condition and lacks usable electronics, although it must have been kept in a garage or shed before I bought it as it needed a clean, some TLC and a modern radio, ESC and motor loadout. I have started buying the electronic components (ESC and servo so far) and have sourced a repro shell and wing for it, as well as a scrap Marui Galaxy chassis for spares, as I gather the Hunter and Galaxy share a basic chassis and some parts. The rebuild looks pretty simple and painting the shell will be no problem as that used to be my favorite part of a build, but i do have some queries about the type as I have never owned a Hunter before and had never remembered even setting eyes on one, although it clearly didn't get into the attic on its own. Thank you in advance if anyone has the knowledge and expertise to answer any of these. 1.) The Galaxy and Hunter share a chassis and the scrap Galaxy chassis I bought still has all the independent suspension parts in place. The Hunter chassis has its monoshock at the rear and it seems to work, but is it worth the effort of transferring the oil shocks from the Galaxy to the Hunter, or would the results not be good enough to be worth the hassle? 2.) The Hunter instruction manual I saw online indicated that the kit originally came with three pinions: 18T, 19T and 20T. The chassis I have only has one, which is attached to an ancient-looking 540 motor, although I haven't removed it yet to find out which one is fitted. Does anyone know what pitch these gears are, or have a way of working it out? 3.) The monoshock at the back of the Hunter rather unsettles me, partly because it looks like a very peculiar layout and partly because it seems to cause an alarming amount of positive camber on the rear wheels when it is sitting still. Does this just mean the shock needs recommissioning or is this the car's natural stance and it will settle down when it is moving? Also, would fitting the rear shocks and mounts from the Galaxy cure this tendency, as it looks horribly wrong to me, having come from lovely flat-stanced, double-wishboned Kyoshos. 4.) Way back in the day I briefly owned a Marui Toyota Land Cruiser before a friend crashed it and broke the chassis beyond repair. I cannibalised the car for usable parts, including the rear wheels and adaptors (which are the same as those originally fitted to the Hunter). These fitted perfectly well on to my Tamiya Grasshopper I, so given that the Marui wheels and adaptors fitted on the Grasshopper, does this mean that adaptors intended for the Grasshopper will fit on the Hunter, allowing me to have a wider choice of wheels and tyres? Thanks for reading and any help would be appreciated. I am rebuilding the Hunter as my daughter is getting to an age where she is becoming really interested in machines and I would love for us to be able to use it together. That said, I recently looked in our garage and found two other long-forgotten eBay purchases: a pretty decent-looking Tamiya Grasshopper II and a very sorry-looking Super Sabre chassis in need of a lot of care and attention. So it looks like I have a lot of work and hunting down spares on eBay in my future.
  4. New in box, you will never find this in this near perfect condition. everything new and box in near perfect condition for its age. rare car SOLD
  5. Greetings, Please check out my items for sale area, and be sure to revisit each week, as I often list new things when I have the time... https://rctoymemories.com/items-for-sale/ You can also buy from me on eBay if you wish. But everything is cheaper if you get in touch via my website, and simply use Paypal or Direct Deposit (what I save in eBay fees, you save). Pretty much everything I sell is vintage. Currently stuff for sale includes........... .............And lots more. Thanks for looking. H.
  6. As per title looking for information on options, hopups and tuning info for the Marui Big Bear. MIP or whoever else. Tried google Found some intel but there is little that got documented. Fotos, Build Info, old instructions highly welcome. Got a v1 myself with mint original gearbox interested if I can still make a runner out of it for a decent price with alternativ parts. thx
  7. as title says, I am looking for a Marui Big Bear manual version 1 and/or 2. original, copy or scan.
  8. Hi, I have 3 sets of Marui Big Bear wheels/tyres available, 1 set exc cond., 2 sets good cond.(perfect for running).
  9. Hey guys - my Marui Hunter project is now up for auction on ebay. See pics below and full details in the listing. Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/331728364757 There is a crack near left front suspension arm. Clean crack - can be glued or plastic welded.
  10. Hey guys - I think there are some of you who mainly stick to the forums and don't visit the main page very often, so I'll put this here as well. I've decided one of the projects I don't have time to complete is my Marui Hunter project. I have pretty much everything that's needed to make a nice example, including a genuine NOS body, wing and decals... an essentially complete roller / chassis, a manual + exploded parts diagram and a bunch of new parts you can see in the pics below. Let me know if you are interested and feel free to PM me with any sale or trade offers. If nothing comes together within a few days I'll put it up for ebay auction. Have a look! ps- I also have a vintage 1/32 Mini 4WD Marui Hunter kit I'd be willing to throw in as a bonus for the right offer - I love having matching big and little models! Here are some more pics as requested by one interested party. Note: there is a crack in the roller chassis around the left front suspension arms (see pic)! See crack in chassis below - looks like it can be plastic welded or glued, break is mostly clean. If anyone is interested in this, last call! Going up on ebay in 3... 2... 1.... (tonight probably)
  11. Hi, since I'm mostly into Tamiya it would be nice to open my mind a bit more and get to know what people consider the absolut must have vintage car from the different brands. To me it's as follows: Tamiya: Egress Kyosho: Javeline Marui: Ninja Graupner: Renault alpina Schumacher: pro cat I know there are several other brands, so feel free to enlight me :-)
  12. Cleaning out my spares again and found some tires that i got with a project i bought a while ago. Here 2 Marui Hyper Traction tires 800-320 VR. They are not new but in fair shape and still very soft and no cracks in the sidewalls. I have no need for them but maybe another TC member can. Send me a PM if you are interested.
  13. I'm selling some parts and NIB kit Please, No swap. Tamiya Honda S800 M02 NIB : Price : 159 euros + shipping at cost (from France) Lot 4 bodysets 1/10 Renault Megane Maxi : - 190mm - 260mm - No decals - Fit on FF-01 et FF-03 Price : 25 euros for the whole + shipping at cost. (from France) HPI Bodyset 1/10 BMW 2002 Turbo : - 225mm Price : 29 euros + shipping at cost. (from France) Ta02 Racing Special NIB : - NIB Price : 189 euros + shipping at cost. (from France) Tamiya Clio NIB : - NIB Price : 195 euros + shipping at cost. (from France) Blue Roll cage for Marui galaxy RS - good shape Price : 22 euros + shipping at cost. (from France) Tamiya BMW M3 TT01 - NIB Price : 100 euros + shipping at cost. (from France)
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