Please help ID classic and older nitro cars...
OK, so I picked up three boxes of cars and parts and a substantial track kit from someone. In addition to a hpi RTR RS4 3 nitro road car with a manual and a Wild Willy 2 with a manual, I received these two off off-road nitro cars. I am not a complete newby, but have been out of the game for a while and when I was in, it was electric. Don't know jack about nitro.
Here is the first. I did find out a few things about this first one once I found the Land Jump 4D manual. However, what confuses me is all the Land Jumps I'm finding online have a different shock mount system and single shocks. Otherwise, looks like a Kyosho Land Jump 4D, circa early 80's. Can anyone tell me what I'm looking at? Other than needing a radio/servos and new shocks (if I can find them) or some workbench jury rigging to re-spring the rebound and put new oil in the shocks, this thing looks like it was taken care of but has been sitting for likely over 15 years.
- Also found out it is somewhat valuable. Don't plan on selling it, but it is making me want to restore it. Anyone got a ballpark value? Saw one for sale on ebay in pieces for 250 and one online complete for $750. Seriously? What a score.
- Engine? It has a Thunder Tiger. Is this a .21 motor?
- Does this thing have a 2-gear gearbox or single speed? Reverse?
- Anyone know where I can get new suspension? The front is completely gone and the rear isn't much better. I'm willing to single shock this thing if it would work.