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Way too long since my last post, Upcoming race season shortens my time for the classic Tamiyas. But as today my Mini body arrived, I had to do some updates on my M03 resto. Cut the body out and test fitted. As I want to built this for speed and some fun on the race track, I used TL01 rear uprights with more toe in. But this incline let the tire almost scrup the body. So I got the idea to extend the wheelbase to get a good stance. Fix was rather easy after the idea of spacers came up. So this one has now 213 mm wheelbase! Dampers are overhault CVA super Mini that were a donation from a race collegue, who didn´t need them anymore. Got some new O-Rings from REvolution racing, TRF guiding and Teflon pistons. Result is real smooth damping now. As this is my first M03, the only M-chassis I never owned, it deserves some special treatment to make my peace with this one. As the Mini is such a Tamiya Classic, I can live with the Mini body, although being a big VW Beetle fan...
Body will get a period paint job, probably Jägermeister, white black roof, black hoods and the typical white Mini stripes. I´m really trying to speed this project up beneath Racing, as I´m keen on finding a good setup and get the best driveout with the gear diff setup. Will start with 3k oil and probably moving on to 300k oil like on some 'modern' Mini racers. Hope you like the project, over and out for tonight!
If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
How to have oil filled gear diff in a M03