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Marui Ninja

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Check this out I got it today in the mail...Some guy said he had some old RC he wanted to get rid of for $20 and I happily volunteered to give it a new home...I dont really know anything about these cars...Are the collectible? what are they worth/selling for now days? about how old is this car?
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Killer deal

They run pretty well too: Isaw it's twin brother the shogun at the last vintage meet here. (no jumps on the track though)

I don't think there's much info on these onhere, so it should be ok to refer outwards: check tamiyaclub

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not much info period on the net or on this forum...lol well it seems like a sweet car...only it has a broken front diff and is missing the front dog bones...any ideas where to get parts?

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middle-eighties I think.
diff: ebay,
dogbones: measure them up in mm: diameter of the ball-end, diameter of crosspin distance from crospin center to cross-pin center. I'll se if I have a suggestion or part to offer from another car.
(as you don't have them: try fitting the rear ones on the front and take the dimesions of them as well as you can. If they don't fit properly lengthwise , take your best guess)

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sweet thanx man...Ill keep you posted...

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If you need a manual, let me know.... I have a manual that I .pdf scanned, could send it through by e-mail.....

Nice pickup!!!

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thanx for the offer but strangly enough this car came with 2 of the same manual...lol maybe I should sell one....lol

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Excellent score - seems to be in pretty good condition.

Maruis are steadily climbing in collectability. They are great cars.

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awesome thanx everyone,just wish the info on these and people that collect them are so scares...

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The Ninja's are great cars, I'm in the middle of rebuiding mine and luckily I have a new body and wing for it :)

I've decided not to paint it black, but to make it look like the prototype car (see attached picture).
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proto-type? Sounds<interesting. Where did you find the picture and do you have a story or article to go with it?

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Mr. ED wrote:proto-type? Sounds<interesting. Where did you find the picture and do you have a story or article to go with it?
I found the pic somewhere on the internet a while ago. I remember there was an article in one of the UK mags, either RRC or RCMC (can't remember which) in early 86 which showed this picture and a couple of others and they just mentioned that it was Marui's new prototype 4wd.

It's protoype name (MX486i) probably has soemthing to do with the date (4/86) much like Yokomo's 834B and 870C cars - just a guess.

I really like the look of the prototype - just need to find someone who can make up the stripe decals!

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Why don't you try painting these stripes instead? As it was a proto type the stripes you see in the pic were probably painted also.

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Mr. ED wrote:Why don't you try painting these stripes instead? As it was a proto type the stripes you see in the pic were probably painted also.
That was suggested to me last weekend - you obviously havent seen me paint :oops:

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LOL,
still it would be easier and cheaper to find someone to paint this for you than to get the decals.
It's pretty tough to make the decals on a flat sheet, shaped so they they will appear straight on the curved body.
bit of trial and error which could end up costing a lot.

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