Model: (Click to see more) 58060: Monster Beetle
Status: Runner
Date: 20-Jan-2013
Comments: 10
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Slowly getting forward on the project. The more I work on the MB, the more ideas I get what has to be fixed! Really time consuming, as the next racing season is also upcoming, and I have to fix my M- and touring car.
Nevertheless, the MB is totally fun. Decided to rebuilt the dampers again, as they anyway had a bit too much damping. So I finally tried to do the best Vintage C.V.A. ever done with some new parts: TRF X sealings and new piston rods, thanks to the Re-Re Wild One. Also gained 2mm bump travel in front by that. After that I finally swapped in the Slipper gear this evening, and I´m totally happy. Switched the radio on, and let it scream on the desk! Sounds really good. Also I got the decals on, but have to do some body pics when the front end is fixed. So far very pleased with the results, hope you like it.
Matthias


It´s in! Tamiya, think about it for 2016 Re-Re.... Even the spur had to be narrowed. Look on the inside from the right. and from the left. Easy adjustment with box wrench! Handmade new Motor adapter, good heat transfer. Gear mesh o.k. now, but first attempt did fail. New shock setup front, without flange nut. supersmooth, thanks to TRF blue X rings! One fix to save the chassis from splitting.

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
My Monster Beetle Runner - part 4

Comments

beefmuffin

21-Jan-2013

looking really awesome! you're a true 'gear head'...

ruebiracer

21-Jan-2013

Thanks beefy, hoped you would like it, as we have the same masterplan: MB runner + shelfer. It took quite some time from the first idea to the last steps, but now I´m really quite into gears! (-;

k2cos

21-Jan-2013

hi can i just ask what the spring bit is for out the side only i have been biulding a tamiya porsche 911 tam tech and it has the same spring bit or it would have if i could find one. thanks

kontemax

21-Jan-2013

You should switch to some serious dampers.

ruebiracer

21-Jan-2013

@k2cos: If you mean the small spring for the slipper adjustment, it´s a DF03 part. No. is Tamiya - 5005169. But it´s really stiff, maybe to stiff for what you will use it.

@kontemax: You´re right, doesn´t make 'sense' to take the old C.V.A.´s, but I nowadays like the look of them, as it brings back the feeling and memories of my youth. That was the kind of 'understatement' I wanted on this one. In fact with the updates now, they work even better than some old Hicaps I have lying around. But have to admit, that I thought about the Hicaps, when testing the plastic ones the first time, as they were on the car. Tamiya did a lot of progress over the years, when I see how they can work now.

BeetleOne

21-Jan-2013

Love it!

kontemax

22-Jan-2013

Hi, welcome to the S.I.G. and please add some MB pictures.

ruebiracer

22-Jan-2013

Thanks so much Kontemax, proud to be added by you! Already added the bug to the SIG!

kontemax

31-Aug-2013

Please more pictures of the slippery clutch!

ruebiracer

5-Sep-2013

@Kontemax: I´m about the next post!
drop me a mail, if you need special pics.
So far everything works fine after the first runs!


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