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Post by mogul » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:12 pm

I wonder if anyone could recommend suitable universal joint drive shafts for the Maxima? One of the ones I currently have fitted seems to have a damaged bearing, so I'm hoping to replace it with something more readily available. Also any advice on a compatible slipper clutch would be great.

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Post by top-timm » Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:54 pm

hi
i was given this buggy quite a while away ago from a friend ,can anyone identify if this buggy is a PB MAXIMA or is it something else and any ideas of the price that this would fetch..there is also a chassis and some components on a seperate pic and these baffle me and again any ideas please would be most appreeciated i can be contacted on tim.rogers73@ntlworld.com
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Post by Incredible_Serious » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:47 pm

top-timm wrote:hi
i was given this buggy quite a while away ago from a friend ,can anyone identify if this buggy is a PB MAXIMA or is it something else and any ideas of the price that this would fetch..there is also a chassis and some components on a seperate pic and these baffle me and again any ideas please would be most appreeciated i can be contacted on tim.rogers73@ntlworld.com
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Top buggy is indeed a PB Maxima. Best not to ask about the price (Rule #10 here: viewtopic.php?f=85&t=154). Other buggy / parts appears to be a Tamiya Sand Scorcher, one of their Special Racing Buggy series, judging by the chassis and the VW rear exhaust detail parts.

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Post by microwaveguitar » Mon May 08, 2017 3:01 am

Hi, I come from Taiwan, this is my PB MUSTANG~~ :D
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Post by dinglem » Mon May 08, 2017 3:13 pm

Quite a few people were using the PB Mini Mustang when I first started out, this was at an indoor club racing on carpet. They always seemed very suited to such tracks. Later on the same friends moved on to the PB Maxima; you just don't tend to see them around anymore, well apart from in this thread!

I managed to find an old PB advert from Radio Race Car, December '91 which I will attach here.

One of my old school friends also still has his Maxima sat in his garage.... Hmmmm.... :P
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Post by tamiyadan » Mon May 08, 2017 3:41 pm

the 'mustang' and then the 'maxima' were good cars for the time.

the dud was the 'ACE'.

the ACE was a complete step backwards for some unknown reason.

they went from a mid motor design to a rear motor design. it threw the handling all off.

It was just strange because most manufacturers went from a rear motor pod to a mid motor in 4wd.
PB started a head of the design game then went backwards.

The ACE is super rare, there was suppose to be a 2wd drive also never happened from what i understand.

i have a maxima and Mustang :D

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Post by dinglem » Mon May 08, 2017 4:28 pm

I'm going to try to get my hands on the Maxima my mate has.... i raced against it enough times! It looks a little worse for wear but is totally complete. It has had cut-outs made at the ends of the bumper to stop the tyres from rubbing, but i have already sourced a brand new Maxima bumper ready for it 'just in case'.

Quite a few cars on this thread boast the pepperpot alloys with the Tamiya-esq fitment. The car 'Maxima' posted has a lovely red set for example. This is where i remember those wheels from so vividly, just as i was starting up in racing, at my first club, quite a few of the Mini Mustangs running then had them on. I still haven;'t found out who made them.... :roll:

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Post by dinglem » Mon May 08, 2017 10:02 pm

My one and only PB spare part....
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Post by Incredible_Serious » Mon May 08, 2017 10:18 pm

dinglem wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 10:02 pm
My one and only PB spare part....

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Always good to have the spare bumper.... but the bumper mount is what always seems to break, and what doesn't come up for sale very often. I should know, I have quite a collection of new and used PB parts, and -1 spare bumper mounts!

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Post by tamiyadan » Tue May 09, 2017 3:46 am

can't get them in better shape :) then,
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Post by dinglem » Tue May 09, 2017 8:19 am

I haven't seen one come available NIB - in fact I never saw one NIB back in the day! They were never 'that' popular outside of club level racing, and for me it was one indoor carpet-based club in particular where they were the most common car used.

The car I am after is a Maxima I raced against many many times at that particular club, and then later, albeit briefly outdoors and offroad at my subsequent club. The owner was a good friend of mine, a very competitive racer, and a bit of a nemesis. I will be very pleased if i can get my hands on it, purely out of nostalgia. It's a bit of a mess, having stood for so long in what appears to have been a damp garage, but i don't mind that at all.

Nice that there is a thread such as this for these cars as they could easily be forgotten amongst all of the more popular marques.

I am seeing a fair few PB's with the pepperpot alloys of various colours in this thread, and it was at this first club i speak of where i saw so many sets of those rims bitd. I still haven't worked out who made them, but i do love the way they look. I recently picked up an unused set in gold, so they could easily find their way onto this Maxima if it does eventually come my way.

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Post by Incredible_Serious » Tue May 09, 2017 10:42 pm

dinglem wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 8:19 am
I haven't seen one come available NIB - in fact I never saw one NIB back in the day! They were never 'that' popular outside of club level racing, and for me it was one indoor carpet-based club in particular where they were the most common car used.
There is a NIB 2wd Mini Mustang, and also a NIB Maxima, on eBay at the moment.... so they are out there!

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Post by dinglem » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:59 am

Finally collected the Maxima I mentioned above today :)

Resto time!
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Post by dinglem » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:42 pm

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