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    Tamiya Astute

    Hey There:

    I have an Astute kicking around that I'm thinking making functional again. The buggy is in good shape it just needs electronics, spur and pinion gear. Can anybody give me some ideas as to where I'm going to find a spur gear for this vehicle? It doesn't have a slipper clutch but I do believe it was optional at the time. So if Tamiya has a more up to date setup that would be compatible that would work too.
    Also.....any idea if a 550 sized motor will fit? I can't see why it wouldn't but I'm no expert.

    cheers

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    RE: Tamiya Astute

    back in the day when people tried to race an astute others would say they should have called it the asstoot. they were fun for bashing but not much else. tamiya parts are all over the net.

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    RE: Tamiya Astute

    Want pics, love the vintage stuff.
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    RE: Tamiya Astute

    I'll throw up a couple pics of it soon. I did find a gear bag on Ebay for it......in Hong Kong. Reasonably priced thow at $30.

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    RE: Tamiya Astute

    Here it is


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    RE: Tamiya Astute

    Great lookin buggy! is the novak esc gone now ?
    I think the 550 can is a bit longer than a 540
    Hillbilly Racer

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    RE: Tamiya Astute


    ORIGINAL: Smiff 24

    Great lookin buggy! is the novak esc gone now ?
    I think the 550 can is a bit longer than a 540
    nope. Still there. It hasn't been turned on in over ten years though so who knows if it still works.

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    RE: Tamiya Astute

    Ill bet it does, hook a battery up n see, is it a duster ? cant quiet see.
    ive got a few old novak's that still work fine, a duster, explorer, and a dually.
    They all sat mothballed for a long time.
    Hillbilly Racer


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