Model: (Click to see more) 99986: AYK
Status: Project
Date: 24-Jul-2020
Comments: 4
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An AYK Bun Bun Racer I got from eBay a good while ago, have always thought these are are cool with the cartoon like proportions, the box art is fun too but sadly I didn't get the box with this one.

The name Bun Bun translates into Buzzing in Japanese, these cars have a centrifugal clutch so the motor always runs at low rpm without the model moving, the clutch has pins on it that work against a spring steel finger that makes the car sound like it has an F1 engine idling and revving up when driving. There are some videos on YouTube showing this. It's not a model built for speed with a little motor.

Did a cosmetic resto so far, couldn't get repros of the original play on words Caramel decals, so used a set of correct Camel ones, repainted the car from the inside as original paint was thin/patchy. As for the driver Senna would have been the obvious choice but given AYK are Japanese decided to paint him as Satoru Nakajima.

Next stage will be electrical/chassis restoration and get it buzzing again!

7 9 5 12 10 13 Before 8 Before 8 Before 5 Wooden Top! 10 3 15

Comments

Bwaaatch

25-Jul-2020

Adorable! And lovely fix up … heads of to eBay to snag one …

MAD-BEE

26-Jul-2020

Cool! You got a pic with the shell off? Interesting rc!

The Dodge

26-Jul-2020

Thanks! Added chassis pics, it’s just missing the spring steel finger that sticks onto the speaker box, will try replicating this with a piece of junior hacksaw blade with the teeth ground off.


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