Help with ID of an RC10 A stamp

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Help with ID of an RC10 A stamp

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It has been a very long time since I last posted here. This week I picked up an RC10 off fleabay. I know some of things about it, 6 gear trans, A stamp from the top and, it has some of the MSC parts still with it. However, the front end plate is not stamped ae and has very short arms. It has a Losi 64 pitch spur. Something, as a Losi fan, I did not know they made. Car came from Southern California and is dyed red/purple respectfully. It has a Futaba rx and steering servo. I want to make sure I'm not tearing apart some famous lost race car before I start a rebuild on it. I have been in RC for some 30 years but don't remember ever seeing any of those front end parts on any other RC10s. I even raced a friends black pan back in the day. Thanks for looking. Sorry in advance for the upright video, bad background noise and hour long show.
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Re: Help with ID of an RC10 A stamp (Now with pictures!!!)

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I want to make sure I'm not tearing apart some famous lost race car before I start a rebuild on it. /quote]


So I'm guessing no one cares? Cool, means I can do what I want with it then. No email back from AE about the car either. That must make it just a POS old toy then.








J/K post is just for attention.
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Re: Help with ID of an RC10 A stamp (Now with pictures and fixed spelling!!!)

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Hot Trick Parts Wide Nose and Shock Tower.
Looks like RPS Aluminum Steering Bellcranks.
Standard AE short front arms.

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Re: Help with ID of an RC10 A stamp (Now with pictures and fixed spelling!!!)

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RC10resto wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:12 am Hot Trick Parts Wide Nose and Shock Tower.
Looks like RPS Aluminum Steering Bellcranks.
Standard AE short front arms.
Thank you! I have part names to look up now.
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Re: Help with ID of an RC10 A stamp (Now with pictures and fixed spelling!!!)

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I didn't want to take apart the trans. It was and is smooth. But, seeing as it was apart...."Cadillac"? :?:

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Re: Help with ID of an RC10 A stamp (Now with pictures and fixed spelling!!!)

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https://www.rc10talk.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=13059

Cadillac isn't a type of car, it was the name of the street that it was produced on. Most RC10's through the B3 (?) were produced on Cadillac ave.

The white idle gears indicate that it (or they) is an earlier model, however they were still produced for several years.
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Re: Help with ID of an RC10 A stamp (Now with pictures and fixed spelling!!!)

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juicedcoupe wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 2:12 am https://www.rc10talk.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=13059

Cadillac isn't a type of car, it was the name of the street that it was produced on. Most RC10's through the B3 (?) were produced on Cadillac ave.

The white idle gears indicate that it (or they) is an earlier model, however they were still produced for several years.
I would leave you thank you but it seems that the update took that off. I know of the street names being nicknames having to do with when it was made. In that I'm just trying to find out if it was a very early car or a later one. More for my info. The closer it was made to my b-day (1982) the cooler it is to me.
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Re: Help with ID of an RC10 A stamp (Now with pictures and fixed spelling!!!)

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These cars were around for a long time, so parts could have easily been changed.

But from what I see, I want to say ~87-88. That is the newer style msc but the rear bulkhead uses the long wing tubes.

I think that the rear shock tower is supposed to be a single hole version. It could be one from a newer version or possibly owner modified.
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Re: Help with ID of an RC10 A stamp (Now with pictures and fixed spelling!!!)

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Got the inside of the tub cleaned up so I can see the hand cut work.I'm going to leave the bottom the way it is with all it's story marks.
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Re: Help with ID of an RC10 A stamp (Now with pictures and fixed spelling!!!)

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juicedcoupe wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 5:52 pm These cars were around for a long time, so parts could have easily been changed.

But from what I see, I want to say ~87-88. That is the newer style msc but the rear bulkhead uses the long wing tubes.

I think that the rear shock tower is supposed to be a single hole version. It could be one from a newer version or possibly owner modified.
I get the feeling that the msc was replaced at some point. The shock tower has a single hole in the lower part of it. If that is what you mean.
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Re: Help with ID of an RC10 A stamp (Now with pictures and fixed spelling!!!)

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A short arm car should only have one hole per side for shock mounting. It could be a newer tower or it could have been modified at some point.

All of my older ones have been drilled for additional holes as well, its very common.
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Re: Help with ID of an RC10 A stamp (Now with pictures and fixed spelling!!!)

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Later short arm cars started to get "updates" like the 2 hole rear tower and even the 2nd series, short wing tube rear bulkheads. Shortly before the CE came out.

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Re: Help with ID of an RC10 A stamp (Now with pictures and fixed spelling!!!)

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Update, I polished half of the front plate. Now, I remember why I hate polishing so much. It looks better but would still need an hour plus to make it right. I'm two and a half hours in already. With that said, I think I'm going to go back to my original plan of painting it. Sorry those of you that wanted it shinny, I don't have the time for that.
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Forget going shiny! It is way too blingy, and just impossible to keep that way. Scuffed-up aluminum is the way to go! :D
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I went with a purple chassis and counter sunk all the screw holes.
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