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I have had this kit for awhile now . I finally took the time to look at the manual. My god there must be a least 35 to 40 bearings in this car. What was tamiya thinking about on this one. I love the looks of this buggy but it seems they over engineered it .
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must be a heck of a car. some thing id like to build then, looks like itd be a good runner, add a good brushless system .

looking forward to build photos!

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I think for now in just going to keep it nib.

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darn . are the vintage ones built the same way too? what year did they start making these?

looks like itd be a good buggy , or a carpet racer!

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i believe that they were released in September of 1989...very nice looking car...they are becoming increasingly difficult to find for sale...very nice rctenracer

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there are a total of 2 bronze bushings on every tierod end and 2 on the part that attaches to it. I recently restored one and I couldn't believe the weight. I'd love to get bearngs for it, but I'll leave it stock for now.

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Here's my Astute. :( I think I'll probably build some kind of custom car with this chassis. Not enough left of the car to restore.
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RedScampi wrote:Here's my Astute. :( I think I'll probably build some kind of custom car with this chassis. Not enough left of the car to restore.
My vote is for a Jamie Booth Works Replica:

http://www.rc10talk.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2472

Where the heck is Mark (synergy) anyway??

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Hey, i like that! Maybe i'll do it. 8)
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