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TQ10 resto

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Back at the work bench after a hiatus while building a house and then messing around with HO slot cars over the past few years. I started to restore this TQ10 several years ago but never got past tear down. I did collect a few NIB parts back then, so I'll try to get this one in nice shape without using any re-re parts. The goal to get it to the rolling chassis stage before spring.
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The previous owner drilled the chassis (poorly) for a stealth trans at some point. I'll fill the holes and clean up the chassis a bit. I guess this would be considered a mid-production chassis, as it is drilled for the motor guard.
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Re: TQ10 resto

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I moved into a new house and have not fully unpacked all the RC stuff after the move. The bin that I stored the torn down buggy in was missing many parts, so I've been digging through moving boxes over the past week looking for the rest of the car.
It's funny (and a bit sad) when I find cars/parts/tools that I have forgotten about. My wife says I'm like a kid at Christmas as I dig through the stash. High five!

Found an RC10 graphite and will probably build that next.
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I think the arms, shocks, towers etc may be in here somewhere...
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Gold pans!
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This bin is looking promising...
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This bin will be helpful, too.
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I think the gold motor plate I had in the TQ10 bin is not correct. This 6 gear with a black ano motorplate seems to be the correct trans for a TQ10.
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Re: TQ10 resto

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Looks like you’ve got lots of parts to work with. Nice

Yes the black 6 gear only motor plate would be correct for the TQ10.
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Re: TQ10 resto

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MarkyDents wrote: Sat Jan 13, 2024 11:52 pm Looks like you’ve got lots of parts to work with. Nice

Yes the black 6 gear only motor plate would be correct for the TQ10.
Thanks for confirming!

This 6 gear seems to have a bunch of hours on it. I don't have a lot of history with the RC10, but this is the most wear I've seen in my experience.
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The outdrives are beat!
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The motor plate has some wheelie wear. I hate to do it, but will probably need to paint it.
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Re: TQ10 resto

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Wheelie wear on the motor plate.
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The motor guard does not cover the damaged edge.

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Re: TQ10 resto

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Considering how well the motor guard covers it, I wouldn’t paint it. For me it’s also the fact that it’s a TQ10 only piece.
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Re: TQ10 resto

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For stuff like that, I usually just touch it up with a black Sharpie.

If you know it's there, it's still obvious. Otherwise, people aren't likely to notice it.
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Re: TQ10 resto

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sixdub wrote: Sun Jan 14, 2024 4:05 pm Wheelie wear on the motor plate.

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The motor guard does not cover the damaged edge.


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You could always just cut a the plate down to where the anodizing is good. Tucked behind the motor guard and screwed in it will look proper.

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Re: TQ10 resto

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Small scratches can be fixed with Birchwood Casey Aluminum black.
Clean surface with acetone.
Apply Aluminum Black with a cotton bud or brush.
Rinse with water.
Polish with dremel and cotton wheel.
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Re: TQ10 resto

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Good ideas, thanks!
I tested a semi-gloss paint pen and the results look decent. I'll test the Birchwood stuff, too, as I have a few other things in the safe that could use some touch up.
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Inspecting some nylon to see which is the prettiest... I may need to peroxide a few pieces a bit.


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Re: TQ10 resto

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Make sure you put a couple of body pins in those 6929 screws on the rear plate. :mrgreen:
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Re: TQ10 resto

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sandkil wrote: Wed Jan 17, 2024 8:00 am Small scratches can be fixed with Birchwood Casey Aluminum black.
Clean surface with acetone.
Apply Aluminum Black with a cotton bud or brush.
Rinse with water.
Polish with dremel and cotton wheel.
There is a pen version of this as well. It's just right for scratches.

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Re: TQ10 resto

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Separating the good from the not so good. My shock inventory is in poorer shape than I recall.... These are all the bottom loaders I have. There are two new 1.32 bodies and a couple decent .56s. None of the shock caps are perfect. :?
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Re: TQ10 resto

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jcwrks wrote: Mon Jan 22, 2024 1:03 pm Make sure you put a couple of body pins in those 6929 screws on the rear plate. :mrgreen:
:lol: good eye! 8)
sandkil wrote: Wed Jan 17, 2024 8:00 am There is a pen version of this as well. It's just right for scratches.
Thanks for the info. Will be on the lookout at the sporting goods store.
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Re: TQ10 resto

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You might be onto something. Having a body pin holder when the top is off would be unique. 🤔😉
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