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Old 02-13-2017, 06:33 AM
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I decided to sell my Arrow. Fully working with most decals undamaged, all it needs are batteries. Search the "world's largest auction site." Any questions please ask!
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Rebuilding a golden arrow and need new wheels and tires. Local hobby shops don't have anything that will fit. Any suggestions and where to get wheels and tires or how to modify the car to fit today's standards?
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Old 02-27-2018, 04:41 AM
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You can place a Tamiya Frog / Hornet rear tires with a 38mm rim (1.6").
The rim of golden Arrow, Red Arrow or Nikko Thunderbolt (is the same) is 50mm.
The tire is flexible and can be placed.

For the Front tires: Tamiya Frog / Hornet front tires with a 40mm rim or Pro-Line Edge Front Tires (Associated RC10) with 50mm rim (1.9")

Tires for vintage RC Buggies: reparar-cochesrc.blogspot.com.es/p/neumaticos-antiguos.html

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Rebuilding a golden arrow and need new wheels and tires. Local hobby shops don't have anything that will fit. Any suggestions and where to get wheels and tires or how to modify the car to fit today's standards?
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Old 02-25-2019, 04:43 PM
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It's 2019 and the thread is still going!

I helped my mom clean out her attic and found my sweet Golden Arrow from 30 years ago. Man, the waves of nostalgia.

I bought a new battery and used it's leftover charge to run it... my son got to drive it!

Unfortunately the radio is malfunctioning so I've ordered hobby grade ESC, servo, motor, transmitter, battery charger, servo saver, bearings, tires and some tools I might need and I'm gonna tackle the conversion. All should be here by the weekend so I hope I get her up and running soon!
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Old 02-26-2019, 05:32 AM
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As the original poster of this thread it blows my mind that this little RC is as widely accepted as it is. I can't believe that you guys have kept the love going in this thread for this many years!! WOW!
Thanks guys!
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Old 02-26-2019, 01:25 PM
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9 years this thread has been active. Not every day, but it is still getting replys. Hard to believe it was that long ago! The Golden Arrow was a really good retail class RC, you'd be hard pressed to find one built as well on the saturated market today. Good to see one more found.

As far as adding modern power, I would use a mild motor. Mine stripped it's trans on the original motor, but mine may have just had a defect? As the one I saw converted seemed to do just fine, though it only had a 27T truck spec motor. Would like to see the builds completion when you are done with the conversion.

<(Edit)> Have gone back to reread the thread. Now I remember why you don't want too hot of a motor. Trueimport did a wild setup that blew the casing of the trans casing! Been a while since I read about it, but now remember why to go mild not wild!!

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