my not so NIB Turbo Scorpion. Rebuild thread.

The place for all things Kyosho.

Moderators: scr8p, klavy69

turbo scorpion
Regular Member
Posts: 24
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:08 am

my not so NIB Turbo Scorpion. Rebuild thread.

Post by turbo scorpion »

Here she is. My first real RC. Also the only one I bought new at a hobby shop, that also was a tv/vcr repair shop. (since then I got them used from someone somewhere)

My dad and I built it together. Well I did wake up way early and worked on it for like 2 hours before my parents woke up to go to church one Sunday. lol... Dad was (or acted) impressed, Hmmm now I wonder if he was a little bummed. Still great memories...

Image

Now obviously she needs some tlc. I have all the parts for her. except for one rear wheel. (I wish I knew so don't ask).

I will post pics and rebuild story line, ask advise/opinions on direction to go when I hit snags.

turbo scorpion
Regular Member
Posts: 24
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:08 am

Re: my not so NIB Turbo Scorpion. Rebuild thread.

Post by turbo scorpion »

:P Gigitty :P

check out what arrived today!!!



Image

Image

Image

Image



Image

close up of the shocks. With Team CRP "Coil Over kit"

Image

User avatar
Hcp22
Approved Member
Posts: 1858
Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:31 am
Location: Gothenburg Sweden
Has thanked: 33 times
Been thanked: 16 times

Re: my not so NIB Turbo Scorpion. Rebuild thread.

Post by Hcp22 »

A nice find and some nice hop-up’s to... :D
Cheers
Lars

My Feedback

turbo scorpion
Regular Member
Posts: 24
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:08 am

Re: my not so NIB Turbo Scorpion. Rebuild thread.

Post by turbo scorpion »

Hcp22 wrote:A nice find and some nice hop-up’s to... :D
Thanks Lars. I knew you'd dig this. I know the shocks have the CRP coil over kit on em. but what else is "HOP UP"?
I suspect the black plastic steering knuckles?

what was a 1 car restore preservation has turned into a 2 car project.

1 stock "preservation" and one Im thinking "hot mod" with the beetle body just for fun! (full bearings/SS screws/ modern universals/ shocks/ maybe modern trans and hot brushless?)

User avatar
Hcp22
Approved Member
Posts: 1858
Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:31 am
Location: Gothenburg Sweden
Has thanked: 33 times
Been thanked: 16 times

Re: my not so NIB Turbo Scorpion. Rebuild thread.

Post by Hcp22 »

Yes, the nuckles

I wold keep TS orginal sins you got your rear wheels. The older Scorpion I would make to a runner with modern wheels and tires, medern CVD’s, modern shocks. And bruchless 17,5 system.
Cheers
Lars

My Feedback

User avatar
1300GT
Super Member
Posts: 691
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:58 pm
Location: Clare, Australia
Has thanked: 330 times
Been thanked: 270 times

Re: my not so NIB Turbo Scorpion. Rebuild thread.

Post by 1300GT »

Nice. The more Scorpions, Sidewinders, Tomahawks and Beetles the better. Looking forward to the end result. Chris.
Chris.

Toys.............they are!

tuna.Rc
Approved Member
Posts: 312
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:01 am
Location: central Illinois
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 6 times

Re: my not so NIB Turbo Scorpion. Rebuild thread.

Post by tuna.Rc »

Do you know of any shocks that would be a direct replacement. I have an assault that I'm slowly rebuilding. The shock collars are brittle and broken, so I ordered some from Team CRP, turns out they are 8mm shock collars and the stock are 10mm . My project is at a halt :?

User avatar
Coelacanth
Approved Member
Posts: 7361
Joined: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:20 pm
Location: Alberta, Canada
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 280 times

Re: my not so NIB Turbo Scorpion. Rebuild thread.

Post by Coelacanth »

tuna.Rc wrote:Do you know of any shocks that would be a direct replacement. I have an assault that I'm slowly rebuilding. The shock collars are brittle and broken, so I ordered some from Team CRP, turns out they are 8mm shock collars and the stock are 10mm . My project is at a halt :?
You're looking for shocks to replace the Assault shocks, then? Were those the same 10mm shocks that were used by the original Optima? If so, I have a bag full of those 10mm red shock parts including some uncracked collars that I can sell you. I'll need to actually count how many collars I have that are uncracked, I've had this bag 'o' reds for years. PM me if you're interested.
Completed projects: CYANide Onroad Optima | Zebra Gold Optima | Barney Optima | OptiMutt RWD Mid
Gallery - Coel's Stalls: Marui Galaxy & Shogun Resto-Mods | FrankenBuff AYK Buffalo | 1987 Buick GNX RC12L3

User avatar
keithrc
Approved Member
Posts: 303
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:13 am
Location: Australia
Has thanked: 20 times
Been thanked: 15 times

Re: my not so NIB Turbo Scorpion. Rebuild thread.

Post by keithrc »

I've always liked the look of the Turbo Scorpion but never had the oportunity to own one. Would it be feasible to build one from scratch or better to wait for a complete car to come up for sale? From I've been reading so far they're a bit difficult to find.


Keith :wink:

turbo scorpion
Regular Member
Posts: 24
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:08 am

Re: my not so NIB Turbo Scorpion. Rebuild thread.

Post by turbo scorpion »

tuna.Rc wrote:Do you know of any shocks that would be a direct replacement. I have an assault that I'm slowly rebuilding. The shock collars are brittle and broken, so I ordered some from Team CRP, turns out they are 8mm shock collars and the stock are 10mm . My project is at a halt :?
There is a guy on ebay who sells 3d printed collars and spring cups. In red even.

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post
  • Found a NIB Turbo Burns including NIB O.S. .21RX-B!
    by DanIsGo » » in Kyosho Forum
    10 Replies
    1660 Views
    Last post by DennisM
  • Scorpion & Turbo Scorpion gear pitch?
    by mjtown » » in Kyosho Forum
    10 Replies
    3884 Views
    Last post by mjtown
  • Turbo Scorpion
    by tamiyadan » » in Kyosho Forum
    6 Replies
    882 Views
    Last post by bdrmbully
  • My New Turbo Scorpion
    by KyoshoScorpionKid » » in Kyosho Forum
    6 Replies
    913 Views
    Last post by ireg
  • Turbo Scorpion ?'s
    by XLR8 » » in Kyosho Re-Release Forum
    18 Replies
    3691 Views
    Last post by XLR8
  • Kyosho Scorpion Parts Wanted Thread!
    by toyranosaur » » in Rogue Element Components
    7 Replies
    2835 Views
    Last post by toyranosaur
  • Ascot Turbo Scorpion
    by Phin » » in Kyosho Forum
    2 Replies
    983 Views
    Last post by Hcp22
  • Got myself a rere Turbo Scorpion
    by Bakauata » » in Kyosho Re-Release Forum
    8 Replies
    2155 Views
    Last post by Bakauata

Return to “Kyosho Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No User AvatarCommonCrawl [Bot] and 2 guests