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On 5/10/2019 at 7:35 PM, Ray_ve said:

The twins arrived! :D

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Left bear has a very good chassis and plastics. Bodyshell is ok.

Right bear has a great and complete bodyshell. Chassis is bad.

The extra tire set is very good for its age. Not too dry, no cracks or damage. These will go onto the bear I'm restoring to original.

So, overall a great haul for parts and the potential for a 2nd original bear. I still have a used gear set somewhere! And other spares...

You need just a few parts to turn those tyres into a third bear!

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1 hour ago, nowinaminute said:

You need just a few parts to turn those tyres into a third bear!

I already have a stripped-cleaned-build with ESC and ballbearings chassis ready and waiting from another Bear that I bought as a bare chassis. :lol:
It is waiting for me to finish the body, and clean/assemble a wheel set. But this tire set and bodies are in better shape! Take apart, spray the rims silver, and good to go! ^_^

And I also have a box full of Bear spares.
Wheels and tires in various states, a gear set, and hopefully a bumper. So by combining everything, 2 original bears is now an option, maybe 3....?

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Some more TRF dampers, and a home made interior for an Abarth M02 that’s need some love - I love seeing people’s creativity with these kind of things - note all the repurposed Tamiya parts & additions like hands on a handless body;

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Got some go-fast goodies for my TT02 today.  The gears should provide a 4:1 FDR.

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15 minutes ago, speedy_w_beans said:

Got some go-fast goodies for my TT02 today.  The gears should provide a 4:1 FDR.

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A 49t pinion lol, can the tt02 fit that large? The biggest on my tt02b i ever ran was a 32 with a 64t spur but had to change to a 30 or 28 because in the summer my castle esc would shutdown 

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Not sure.  I referenced a "TheRCRacer" post where the author was running a 53/70 pinion/spur arrangement in his TT02, but I didn't want to modify the cover like he did.  So I'm backing down a few teeth on the pinion to hopefully fit without modifications (per Jason1145's speed run rules).

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I haven't got the space, money or obsession to own each of the dozens of variations of the Nikko Dictator but I do want to have a small collection that demonstrates the evolution over the years. The mk4-7 were all essentially the same so this one takes care of that offshoot nicely. This will probably be mostly a shelf queen with some light running, it's too nice to heavily mod, use and scratch up. I'll wait for a more beat up example if I ever want to do that.


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A recent Facebook purchase arrived,  hopefully get a better setup on the Optima Mid and other vintage...😬

 

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The 2S 'stickpack' Lipo! So hopefully the bearings for the M-05 will arrive soon, and I can start assembly... :D

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Ive been after this film for a few years.

Then i saw it for sale on e-bay so i thought i would give it a go.

 

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I never thought I'd be able to get one of these, as they seem to demand a huge premium, but I woke up one day and saw one reasonably priced but not too good to be true, and it was in even better condition than I would expect! I don't get lucky often with buys, but I'm still waiting for it to explode or disappear or something.

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Some other assorted goodies arrived too, not that this stuff is bad....hehe...but the Escort....man......good things do happen every now and again.

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Just a few rolls of the only masking tape worth buying for this hobby :)

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On 5/10/2019 at 2:35 PM, Ray_ve said:

The twins arrived! :D

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Left bear has a very good chassis and plastics. Bodyshell is ok.

Right bear has a great and complete bodyshell. Chassis is bad.

The extra tire set is very good for its age. Not too dry, no cracks or damage. These will go onto the bear I'm restoring to original.

So, overall a great haul for parts and the potential for a 2nd original bear. I still have a used gear set somewhere! And other spares...

Congrats for such a FANTASTIC PURCHASE!

What about the motors, both trucks have the same motor & gearboxes? I have heard these come with different motors sometimes.

On 4/23/2019 at 4:03 PM, JennyMo said:

87mm knobbly tyres!

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For Ma' Dually!

Jx

That Toyota pickup looks very very nice. I wonder what your plan is with this one, something out of the ordinary I believe? But as it looks now I know I am loving it :)

 

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1 hour ago, mongoose1983 said:

Congrats for such a FANTASTIC PURCHASE!

What about the motors, both trucks have the same motor & gearboxes? I have heard these come with different motors sometimes.

One truck has a silvercan or something equivalent but not the original black 480, the other no motor and missing the plastic end-cap that should be on the motor.

However, I still have those parts so no problem. The set was cheap enough and these cars are rarely complete at this age. And a silvercan motor is cheap and fine for these cars.

Gears are missing, no suprise there. But I have not opened the gearboxes yet, maybe there is a suprise somewhere.....

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2019-05-18_01-30-15

Some bits for my racing teapot, F103 and FF-03.

The teapot receives some proper old school plates with a number registered to a full-size red Morris Minor van, googly eyes for some character and a genuine Spektrum receiver to replace the glitch prone ORX one it is fitted with currently.

The F103 receives the Sport Tuned motor. This is for my 15th Anniversary Edition one which is set up to the brushed spec rules that our club had back in the day. 

The FF-03 receives the screws to replace a couple with damaged heads due to use of a Philips rather than a JIS screwdriver. 

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On 5/16/2019 at 5:50 PM, nowinaminute said:

I haven't got the space, money or obsession to own each of the dozens of variations of the Nikko Dictator but I do want to have a small collection that demonstrates the evolution over the years. The mk4-7 were all essentially the same so this one takes care of that offshoot nicely. This will probably be mostly a shelf queen with some light running, it's too nice to heavily mod, use and scratch up. I'll wait for a more beat up example if I ever want to do that.


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Nice one ! I had the '87 white model, I crashed it in less than 30min during the first run after a bad receipt.. The shop changed it by a new red one. It was my first and Last Nikko, but very nice model indeed. After the Dictator I got the GH2.

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8 hours ago, mongoose1983 said:

That Toyota pickup looks very very nice. I wonder what your plan is with this one, something out of the ordinary I believe? But as it looks now I know I am loving it :)

 

Thanks Mongoose - you know me, it will a twist on the usual... there is a build thread here [which is starting to describe the concept] if you've not seen it:

Jenny x

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A set of Schumacher CAT Spike tyres for my Procat.

A Cat XLS Pro transmission and alloy front diff housings, also for the Procat.

No doubt, now that I've got those last 2, offers of spare pulleys for the original transmission will flood in!

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All the way from Germany, now to find a decent high res scanner to try and replicate them!

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The long wait is over! 

(Not tamiya, but 😁

 

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Well these are certainly a thing of beauty! Now to try & find some road/Dragster tyres to fit them 😉

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On 5/15/2019 at 5:18 PM, Rb4276 said:

A 49t pinion lol, can the tt02 fit that large? The biggest on my tt02b i ever ran was a 32 with a 64t spur but had to change to a 30 or 28 because in the summer my castle esc would shutdown 

Just a quick update:  I tried the 49T pinion and it was about a 1 mm too large.  This 64 dp, 49T is roughly equivalent to 48 dp, 37T.  I opted to switch to 48 dp and rummaged around my parts box, and I want to confirm what you said:  48 dp, 32T is about the largest pinion that will fit in an unmodified TT02 gearbox.  I took some measurements and found an online calculator for spur gear dimensions, and figured 48 dp, 66T would be the smallest spur that would reach the pinion with my motor fully positioned inboard.  Anyhow, I ordered some 68T spurs to be safe and will have to live with a 5.52:1 FDR.  With a 10500kV motor that will give a theoretical stop speed of 104 mph, but most calculators suggest taking 25% off that figure.  Maybe 80 mph if I'm lucky?

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Another GT2 with the Hot Wheels I hope to replicate 

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