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Avante2001/Egress Rebuild

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I have just pulled out all my old vintage Tamiyas and starting with the my favourite, the car which I bought back in autumn 1991. While not satisfied with it and always dreaming of the Egress (was very expensive for me as a 14 year old on pocket money) over the next year slowly built it up buy adding hop ups such as hi- cap dampers, torque splitter and ball diffs, Egress body set and few years later bought a carbon graphite chassis set.

The car has not been used since 1993 so tyres have perished as too have the damper seals. I shall post some pictures of the build here:

In the mean time if anyone can advise which parts to use for hi cap damper rebuild would be much appreciated,

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Worn looking Avante 2001 with a genuine Vintage Egress in the back ground awaiting its turn for clean up and re lube up of all parts and damper rebuild.

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Body a little worn and some damage at the front (softest part of the shell and first to normally break up) Might paint strip and respray.

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Dampers removed for rebuild and chassis cleaned of all dust:

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Today I am going to the dampers and clean/replace rubbers of which the top seals became fully hardened like plastic!! :o

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Nice rebuilds, I''m looking forward to seeing these progress.

I know the red coloured top seals work well for vintage Hi Caps. The re-re Hi Caps came with the red top seals too so go red. The O'rings you linked are correct.

Sorry I can't link you to the red top seals just now but you'll find them

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Hi, the green are for the mini CVA, the red are bigger and are for the short CVA.

You need the red ones. They are the same you find in the Re Re Hi Caps.

Max

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Thanks for that info, I have ordered all the seals and a set of damper oils. I will put the Egress rebuild on hold as I am waiting for some odd bits and a front gear case as mine is cracked at the front so will do all the gears at once along with fresh grease etc.

BTW the diff plates, what grade wet and dry paper is used to make it run smooth? also on the vintage ball diff what size are the balls? can you get tungsten or ceramics?

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Getting a bit bored waiting for some bits to arrive, I decided to clean up and lube up the gears in my original vintage Egress.

Starting to pull out the gears as I noticed some binding coming from the drive line, upon inspection it seems to be coming from the rear spur gear hitting the dual diameter gear at the bottom of the gearbox, I have double checked fitment of the one way bearing and associated washer and fittings and they seem ok, anyway the issue is still there if anyone has experienced similar problem can shed some light as to how to resolve it?

I have a Tamiya CPR 160 with Servo and a New Technigold Motor, but is currently in my Altezza TA04R Chassis. Might take it out and fit in the Egress.

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Gearbox housing cleaned up of old grease:

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Cleaned and fitted back in with fresh grease, car was never used and the ball diff felt smooth so didnt bother with it:

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when fitting back the drive shafts, I noticed there was some play so fitted a washer between the a arm and the hub carrier on both sides including front.

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Gear covers all fitted back:

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Undercowl fitted, seems to have a lot of swirl marks, any ideas if there is a mild cutting compound to polish back to a clear finish?

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Body and wing cleaned and fitted:

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Very nice Egress. I have the 2013 reissue which I've had for a year and not built yet. Just waiting on some center diff parts so i can start the build properly. In the meantime though, I'll keep an ey on this build thread. :)

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I was quite surprised once cleaned how lovely these cars are took me down memory lane to when I was 12 and dreaming about owning one the Lime green yellow Egress in Radio Race Car Oct 89? At that time I only had a Boomerang so these cars hold a lot of fond memories.

I have bought a re re Egress and Avante as well as a Avante Bs which are all still in the box temped to buy another Egress though and keep it in the box.

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Damper seals arrived for my Avante 2001/Egress conversion. So got started with removing the o rings and replacing them with new ones.

Fresh 40wt oil and two hole pistons, now at least the fronts are super smooth. Shock body is a little scruffy but this was my runner from back in the day. Yes my gearbox is cracked waiting for a replacement to turn up.

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Will do the rears tomorrow:

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I all, forgive me for necro posting on all the Egress threads!!!! I ordered a rer-re from RCMart. I'm killing the time by going through these threads .

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