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Orangemazda’s Kyosho Javelin

Post by orangemazda »

Here’s another one of my current projects. A custom anodized Javelin.
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Re: Orangemazda’s Kyosho Javelin

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I’ll be getting some paint soon to finish up the driver.

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Re: Orangemazda’s Kyosho Javelin

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That Champagne ano looks good! 8)

I'm not sold on the rims though - are they proline's, or those machined ones? I know it's a period design and I have some in the parts box myself, but their design is "so geometric". what's wrong with the Jav's (or re-re optima's) twister wheels? :?:
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Re: Orangemazda’s Kyosho Javelin

Post by jwscab »

that looks pretty awesome with the white cage.

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Re: Orangemazda’s Kyosho Javelin

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Yeah, the wheels are prolines. I like the Schumacher tires better then the squishy rere tires too. Plus I like how the holes in the wheels kind of match the holes in the sides of the roll bar/body.
Lonestar wrote: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:13 pm That Champagne ano looks good! 8)

I'm not sold on the rims though - are they proline's, or those machined ones? I know it's a period design and I have some in the parts box myself, but their design is "so geometric". what's wrong with the Jav's (or re-re optima's) twister wheels? :?:

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Post by unixphreak »

Nice javelin. I have to pick up a re-re orange cage and rear support post for my body less parts bin build. Love the optima series!!

Would be nice to have the cash to ano my dull vintage chassis too much time polishing them burnt myself out with my Salute

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Wow, the car looks awesome! And, I recognized the Schumacher tires and I actually like the wheels (for the very reasons you've pointed out) and was about to ask you what they were. Do you know if they are still being manufactured and if they're available anywhere?
It looks like you spent some time cleaning up the rough edges of those stamped aluminum pieces or... wait... are those actually CNC'd parts?
Anyway, the car looks stunning with special anno and white accents. Very nice!

Oh, I forgot to ask; why did you go with chain and not belt?
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Post by orangemazda »

The Schumacher tires are still available on eBay. And if you go on the Schumacher website, you can still find a variety of tires also but I am not sure if the compound is the same as the old hard tires. I chose to go with chain drive just to keep it a little bit old school since the one I had “back in the day” was also chain drive.
XLR8 wrote: Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:41 pm Wow, the car looks awesome! And, I recognized the Schumacher tires and I actually like the wheels (for the very reasons you've pointed out) and was about to ask you what they were. Do you know if they are still being manufactured and if they're available anywhere?
It looks like you spent some time cleaning up the rough edges of those stamped aluminum pieces or... wait... are those actually CNC'd parts?
Anyway, the car looks stunning with special anno and white accents. Very nice!

Oh, I forgot to ask; why did you go with chain and not belt?

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Okay, thanks. I suspected the chain decision might be nostalgia related but wanted to ask you about it anyway. I reckon I'll go with a belt since this is the first Optima I've owned and I feel that it might be a bit more reliable. I guess we'll see.
Sorry, I was actually curious about the wheels (I have a small cache of similar Schumacher tires but unfortunately they really don't work well on my track). So, can we still buy those Proline wheels - were your set an ebay find perhaps? I may want to try some other 2" tires I have if the stock Javelin tires lack grip. I think the stock Javelin wheels may be 1.5" so I'm looking for alternatives.

Your car looks killer with those larger wheels. It's like resto-mod.
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Yeah, the proline wheels are vintage but can still be easily found on eBay. These front Schumacher Tires I believe are 2.0 and the wheels are 2.1. It takes a little bit elbow grease to get them on but they look really good
XLR8 wrote: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:31 am Okay, thanks. I suspected the chain decision might be nostalgia related but wanted to ask you about it anyway. I reckon I'll go with a belt since this is the first Optima I've owned and I feel that it might be a bit more reliable. I guess we'll see.
Sorry, I was actually curious about the wheels (I have a small cache of similar Schumacher tires but unfortunately they really don't work well on my track). So, can we still buy those Proline wheels - were your set an ebay find perhaps? I may want to try some other 2" tires I have if the stock Javelin tires lack grip. I think the stock Javelin wheels may be 1.5" so I'm looking for alternatives.

Your car looks killer with those larger wheels. It's like resto-mod.

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Great build - Can we get an outside daylight picture?
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Re: Orangemazda’s Kyosho Javelin

Post by unixphreak »

Good choice going chain, i always liked the noisier sound of chain drive vs the silent running of the belt. Plus chain drive sounds more rough and out on the edge nowadays than belt does so it gives the nice feel.

I would also second the idea of a better lit pictures of your anodized chassis.

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It goes against the grain for me to say it but that really looks too good to drive :shock:
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Very nice build, I like how you personalized it. You definitely don't see a lot of white Javelins. 8)
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Re: Orangemazda’s Kyosho Javelin

Post by duckhead »

orangemazda wrote: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:10 pm Here’s another one of my current projects. A custom anodized Javelin.
Sharp looking Javelin!!!

+1 for the wheels and rims too :mrgreen:

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