Model: 99997: Marui
Status: Restored
Date: 7-Jul-2008
Comments: 15
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I inspected my Samurai drive-train today and found that the 'buzzing' I heard from the gearbox was probably the overlapping gears rubbing and/or worn bushings. I went to the LHS today and bought all the bearings needed, they are 10- 4x8x3mm for the gearbox and 8- 6x10x3mm for the axles. In the last photo, you can see I wrapped a strip of masking tape to secure the pulley-shaft bearing, which was then secured with medium CA. Some CA was also needed for the motor clamp mount, which chipped away into two pieces during disassembly. I didn't use any of the 4mm washers, they seemed to bind the gears when the gearbox was closed. The drive-train is as smooth as butter, now, and everything has been polished up! I am still amazed at how light this rolling chassis is, 2 pounds 1, 1/4oz (948g). My rolling chassis re-re hard body Brat weighs 2 pound 10 and 3/4 oz (1220g), to compare. What motor/ESC should go in it? I was thinking the LRP Quantam and a silver-can, I'll have to raid my F201 for those! The stickers on the side of the body have been trimmed off of the compound curve they were designed to wrap around, I couldn't accomplish that and ended up with a wrinkled decal job, I don't think the body turned out looking too bad. Thanks for looking (again)! - Jim







If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Samurai #4!!!

Comments

Wyoming

7-Jul-2008

mmm nice one Jim

scollins

7-Jul-2008

looks really good, whenever you are at Larrys RCs buying stuff feel free to call me as it is only minutes away!

Origineelreclamebord

7-Jul-2008

Looks great! I keep having the opinion that Marui just looks very similar to some of tamiya's designs, but I just really like them And 948 grams is just insane, it looks much heavier! Is it even 1:10 then? I expect if you're asking what ESC to use you are going to run it? I don't know at what speed it will run with a silver can, but I'd take a silver can or if that's a bit slow a Sports tuned motor with an ESC that matches it...

ukzz4iroc

7-Jul-2008

Let us know how it runs with the the bearings- I'm too chicken to run mine.. just in case

Tobbe70

7-Jul-2008

Love this one and this is definately one of the nicest 4WD buggies ever made IMO. Beautiful car.

Davecat

7-Jul-2008

Even nicer than the Shopper!.

davidr2007

7-Jul-2008

This was my first ever Rc car back in 1988. It kept breaking, whish I kept it though. This one is a beauty. Wel dont. Thank you.

Road Burner

7-Jul-2008

Thanks for the nice comments! After the photos were taken, I installed the LRP Quantum and a silver-can. I test drove it today and it's new performance is quite dreamy!

SMOKE-DOG

7-Jul-2008

Nice, looks clean.

sk790-93

28-Jul-2008

Looks great!! Like the tire lettering.

mr.retreader

25-Apr-2009

That is one sharp example. yet to see one in real life. Great looking bugs.

fristajlo

25-Aug-2010

Great looking car! Just bought one for myself. Have a question about the bearings. Are you sure that the 6x10x4 is correct? Cant find them anywhere....

Road Burner

25-Aug-2010

Thanks Martin, the description has been changed to the actual bearing size. I have 6x10x3 in my cars

ModMax

20-Mar-2013

This is a beauty! I may have to aquire one sometime.

Road Burner

20-Mar-2013

Thanks modmax, they are great for sure!


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