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by tamiya
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Associated On-Road Forum
Topic: Associated RC300 1/8 scale project
Replies: 69
Views: 963

Re: Associated RC300 1/8 scale project

Excellent job!

I remember our RC300 kit came with parts for tincan fueltank that arrived in 2 halves needing to be soldered/brazed together.
by tamiya
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Vintage Catalogs / Instruction Manuals
Topic: M&Y motor
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: M&Y motor

AYK =/= ABC Hobby?
by tamiya
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic / Chit-Chat
Topic: Motor Question
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Motor Question

In the old days reverse rotation just meant turning the endbell 180* , only the fixed timing motors had to be reverse rotation. No, you mean. ZERO advance timing motor... then flipping end bell 180 is only the same as switching the leads over. If your motor has advanced timing, you need to advance ...
by tamiya
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: R/C Tech Forum
Topic: Batteries and Chargers
Replies: 18
Views: 1007

Re: Batteries and Chargers

Wasn't a huge fan of NiMH era when matched packs cost a bomb and could only be cycled once a week :twisted:

Nearly made me stick to dirty smelly nitro racing - just fill the tank & keep driving.
by tamiya
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Tamiya Forum
Topic: My Vintage Hotshot 4WD
Replies: 18
Views: 1396

Re: My Vintage Hotshot 4WD

billpete wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:14 pm
I assume that there NiMH batteries that will fit in the battery compartment of the Hotshot. Which ones would be a good known fit?
Just about any subC stickpack will fit, Hotshot's cradle ends are flexible :P
by tamiya
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Tamiya Forum
Topic: My Vintage Hotshot 4WD
Replies: 18
Views: 1396

Re: My Vintage Hotshot 4WD

Nothing wrong with NiMH, they still work. Keep in mind there's significant weight difference ~100g between lipo & NiMH, changing between them is not just putting different pack in. Suspension settings & balance will be a felted... on monoshock Hotshot, it might stay on tippytoe if there's not enough...
by tamiya
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Tamiya Forum
Topic: My Vintage Hotshot 4WD
Replies: 18
Views: 1396

Re: My Vintage Hotshot 4WD

Question--the old 4wd shaft is the "hexagonal" type. Newer version is the "dog bone" type. Worth upgrading? Everything looks okay for the time being, but just seeing what folks thought. Nah, not unless hex ends are so wornout they're slipping. If they work just clean & regrease (I use molybdenum gr...
by tamiya
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: R/C Tech Forum
Topic: Batteries and Chargers
Replies: 18
Views: 1007

Re: Batteries and Chargers

just noticed TRX has done some fancy "iD" plug above.

Best avoid those if you're rewiring to your own plug, stick with traditional industry-standard lipo balance tap version:-

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by tamiya
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: R/C Tech Forum
Topic: Batteries and Chargers
Replies: 18
Views: 1007

Re: Batteries and Chargers

I understand the changes with the hobby and batteries. I ran cars when it was NiCd and you have fast chargers and trickle charger. Now, you have NiMh and LiPo batteries and I am learning a bunch about those. Since I am mostly running my restorations and have no intentions of racing, my best bet wou...
by tamiya
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Tamiya Forum
Topic: - Wild Willy M38 resto-mod -
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: - Wild Willy M38 resto-mod -

There are no known wheels easily available to retrofit M38... only the Quatttro/Audi/Wheeler original wheels. But they are also smaller and they run higher gearing in gearbox to compensate.
by tamiya
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Kyosho Forum
Topic: only 22 years to complete: 4runner
Replies: 19
Views: 1095

Re: only 22 years to complete: 4runner

I painted mine By hand using tamiya pc paints. I had no idea i followed the wrong body line until i went to put the gold and red striped decals on the car. it sat like that incorrect for 30 years until i couldn't take it anymore and i scratched off the paint as best i could to retouch it so i could...
by tamiya
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic / Chit-Chat
Topic: aussie DIRT & TRACK magazine's
Replies: 55
Views: 3655

Re: aussie DIRT & TRACK magazine's

I did see this absolute bargain ad. in Number 26, though.... P1180400.JPG Soooooo happy things have changed! Only $3.75 for a Tamiya 1150..... at that cost, it takes $90 to ballrace a TL01!!!! :shock: Ad is 1993, that's about the going rate for BBs. TL01 is much later :twisted: 1988 was paying $7.9...
by tamiya
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic / Chit-Chat
Topic: Hobby Shops in Paris, France
Replies: 14
Views: 769

Re: Hobby Shops in Paris, France

Meh... closet Francophile here, always had dream that if ever I managed to land my touristy lardass in France I'd wanna go drive thru the capital's roundabouts :lol: in something like a 2CV, Light15 or DS :oops: some might say it's suicidal but hey I've driven in Asia, it can't be anywhere worse, eh...
by tamiya
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic / Chit-Chat
Topic: Hobby Shops in Paris, France
Replies: 14
Views: 769

Re: Hobby Shops in Paris, France

haha good to know! Thought one didn't need a bike licence to ride a moped in France if one already had a car licence? Regardless, I grew up with a bunch of Mobylettes in the shed dating back to 1950/60/70s ... but they're in Asia not France!! Don't think I've ever seen our 50V's speedo go over 30 or...
by tamiya
Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: Kyosho Forum
Topic: Preparation for Reproduction of Vintage Decals
Replies: 7
Views: 664

Re: Preparation for Reproduction of Vintage Decals

That's the easy part I suppose...I do have an old flatbed scanner I can dig out. Do you have any recommendations for someone to takes it to the next step and actually comes out with some good looking decals? (heh! :twisted: nah won't mention the B&W furball from 10y ago :wink: ) In an ideal world y...

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