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  1. Pls excuse the typos. It's been 4 years since I...

    Pls excuse the typos. It's been 4 years since I logged on to this site. Those are actually called 4 cell AA battery holder. It fits into that cavity/space just below that MSC (Mechanical Speed...
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    I have a red version of that yellow RS buggy you...

    I have a red version of that yellow RS buggy you have. That was originally made by Nikko (Japan) for Tandy/ Radio shack. Nikko made 3 higher end versions of that buggy.
  3. I think you are missing that 4 cell AA battery (4...

    I think you are missing that 4 cell AA battery (4 X 1.5 Volt) pack that links the on/ off switch to feed power to the KO Propo receiver. That an early 1980's receiver that works 6 volts.
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    Some of the upgrades available to the Vintage Tamiya Monster Beetle. The parts are 90's era "hop up" as they were sold at hobby shops to fix the issues that...
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    RE: Tamiya Fast Attack 2011

    The original works well (in scale terms), specially when you install those hard to find Thorp/Robinson Ball L.S.D. to replace the crappy sider gears. I have two(2) of it's civilian alternative the...
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    RE: nyc racers thread

    the tread never really died.... "It just went on a long vacation!" :)
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    RE: Vintage Tire Identification

    The first set of tires is 100% made by Pro-line. I have one that's NIB complete with specs. Product number 1002 "Side Bite DC-2" (rear) 1.5" wheel.

    The second set is made by a company called...
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    RE: just wonderin...what is that???

    LOL - linguists will work overtime just to decode them. :D
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    RE: UNOFFICAL Tamiya Blackfoot Thread

    Was it something like this? :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsUpup13azw
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    RE: Soldering Deans Idea

    TBJ must have nerves of steel to accomplish such a task. No pain... no gain. :D
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    RE: RCU Virus Infected

    A virus? I haven't noticed anything when I browse the other forums in the last few days. The i-mac safari seems to work fine on my end.
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    RE: Two motors vs One Motor

    This vid should should help answer that question.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3DJC8bRasE
  13. Thread: Castle?

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    RE: Castle?

    I thought that was this Castle... :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyZc_aY1vnE
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    RE: HOTSHOT RE-RELEASE BUILD!

    It's possible only if you have the patience to "trim" certain parts of the Hot Shot roll cage and custom mount certain parts on a Boomerang chassis to make a "Hot- Boomer" buggy. :D Right out of the...
  15. RE: (Chasing a ghost RC) - Nikko Toyota Landcruiser

    You are welcome Mdnite Toker. :)

    Back then the r.c. cars were focused more on scale and realistic features. The six speed "dual" (Low and High) ban be found on certain 1:1 scale cars from the...
  16. RE: (Chasing a ghost RC) - Nikko Toyota Landcruiser

    Here's a more "high end" version of that buggy. The Nikko Sand Eagle. I also have this buggy in my collection of 80's memorabilia. This "toy grade" buggy also has a six speed transmission.

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    RE: HOTSHOT RE-RELEASE BUILD!

    L=O-L...:D With that said .... if all r/c enthusiasts shared the same thought- that would put the aftermarket companies out of business.:)
  18. RE: (Chasing a ghost RC) - Nikko Toyota Landcruiser

    I'm not sure this is the vehicle that you're referring to in your description but here's what I have stashed away in my 1980's toy memorabilia. This vintgae toy grade r.c was called the Nikko ALBAR ....
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    RE: HOTSHOT RE-RELEASE BUILD!

    The Boomerang came out after the Hotshot, It represents Tamiya's continuing development of it's Four wheel drive off road vehicles back in the mid 1980's. For ease of maintenance, I would choose the...
  20. RE: Good electric vehicle for snow and dirt??

    There's a Nitro version of the Kyosho Blizzard. it has a 2 speed transmission. I've got one of those and it's a blast to drive in the snow.;) You can also fit a scale snow plow on those. Kyosho...
  21. RE: The official UNOFFICIAL thread of Tamiya Frog - LB strikes again!!

    Check "evil" - bay for a seller named Team CRP. They are still selling those old school CRP front shock upgrades for the Tamiya Frog. I believe the would fit the Tamiya Frog Re-release version.
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    RE: Sly as a Tamiya FOX! Legend of Tamiya #51!

    Thanks! It's RWD only. All the gears, the front drive cups, driveshaft for the Four Wheel drive were removed to lighten the buggy and compete directly with it's sibling the Tamiya Fox. This buggy had...
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    RE: Sly as a Tamiya FOX! Legend of Tamiya #51!

    Since I'm not in a habit of starting a picture thread for custom built "odd-ball' tamiya buggies I've decided to post pics of this Tamiya Fox variant I jokingly refer to as the Super-Fox. I built...
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    RE: HOTSHOT RE-RELEASE BUILD!

    Tamiya's inexperience in building it's first 4WD off road r/c car meant that this classic was built in layers. What I mean is you have to build it in sequence. A change of the receiver crystal in...
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    RE: HOTSHOT RE-RELEASE BUILD!

    Thanks. I got it from a hobby shop closeout sale. Getting A NIB unused under chassis skid plate is still available at "flea-bay".
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