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Old 07-18-2020, 04:49 PM
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So the bottom of the shocks I want for my Radio Shack Golden Arrow have too small of a hole on the bottom and a bigger hole on the top. Here are the shocks I want to use on the rear of the Golden Arrow:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Traxxas-Sla...75c94633a6a34a

As you can see, theres a bigger hole at the top of the shock. Theres a thicker bolt to hold the shock in place on the Golden Arrow at the bottom end of it. I was hoping to either turn the shock upside down or drill out a bigger hole on the bottom? Would it hurt anything to mount it upside down?

Or do they make shocks this length that have bigger holes on each end?
Old 10-02-2020, 07:32 AM
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What pitch pinion and how many teeth does the stock Golden Arrow have?
Old 10-03-2020, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Clodbusterfan View Post
What pitch pinion and how many teeth does the stock Golden Arrow have?
I don't own the Radioshack Golden Arrow but I have the Nikko Thunderbolt with 540 motor. Golden Arrow is a "copy" of Thunderbolt / Bison / Rhino because Radioshack distributed and rebranded many Nikko cars.

Thunderbolt´s Pinion is 17T and 0.8 metric module

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Old 10-06-2020, 06:55 AM
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Interesting about the Nikko gears being 0.8P. I have in my GA a spur gear from a Traxxas Cat and the parts manual lists a 32P for the pinion with an option for a bigger gear. I have a lot of time on the GA with the Cat gear with no signs of wear.
Old 10-06-2020, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Overvolted View Post
Interesting about the Nikko gears being 0.8P. I have in my GA a spur gear from a Traxxas Cat and the parts manual lists a 32P for the pinion with an option for a bigger gear. I have a lot of time on the GA with the Cat gear with no signs of wear.
These are the equivalences between metric (Europe/Japan) and imperial (USA) gears. It is essential to know this if you are looking gears for toy / hobby RC cars .

0,8 metric is compatible with 32 d.p. and 0,4 metric is compatible with 64 d.p.
0,5 or 0.6 metric is NOT compatible with 48 d.p.







Old 04-30-2021, 07:36 AM
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Default Golden Arrow and Red Arrow Tire/Rim Replacement...Any ideas

Does anyone know where I could find tire/rim replacements for my Golden Arrow and Red Arrow? I have looked EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Any help would be GREATLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY appreciated!

Thank you
Old 04-30-2021, 08:28 AM
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There are no original tires. Put on Tamiya Hornet tires

They are 1.5 "but with a little effort they put on the rims.






Originally Posted by Structrengnr2006 View Post
Does anyone know where I could find tire/rim replacements for my Golden Arrow and Red Arrow? I have looked EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Any help would be GREATLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY appreciated!

Thank you




Old 05-01-2021, 01:48 AM
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Old 05-01-2021, 01:50 AM
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Nikko F10 Thunderbolt with rear Hornet tires.

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Old 05-04-2021, 09:02 PM
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I picked up a Golden Arrow at a yard sale here in Calgary, AB for $20 CAD. Trying to post a pic but not having any luck. She's in pretty good shape though.

I am looking forward to tearing around the neighborhood with my 8 year old son but I have no past experience of modifying or looking after an RC car.
I will be happy to get a couple of fun years out of it with him, and if it does spark an interest then we can go all-out on modifying or upgrading.

Here's what I noticed being wrong with it -

The rear tires need changing - completely torn open in the middle of one them.
I know to replace with Tamiya Hornett tires from previous replies, but I cannot get them off the rims. The tires are stuck on it seems. If I forcibly remove from the rims, will the new tires fit on the same rims okay?

It came with two batteries but seem to be only holding a charge for 20 seconds before dying
The batterines are dated 2003 and so I assume they'll need replacing.
Will any 7.2 V ni-cad batteries do?

The suspension seems fine if not a little squeeky and it looks to drive pretty straight from what I can get out of it with these batteries.

Is there anything else I should do in order to get this buzzing around our neighborhood and green spaces?

thanks and apologies for the newbie questions - just excited to get this out with my lad!

Cheers


Old 05-07-2021, 04:17 AM
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I have to say, as the originator of this thread I'm absolutely floored by the amount of love the Golden Arrow is getting. I can't believe that 11 years later that it's still going strong. Thanks everyone for keeping this buggy alive.
Old 05-10-2021, 07:35 PM
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I'm trying to keep it alive, man! Can you offer any advice on my questions?
thanks for making this available to ask about : )
Old 05-11-2021, 04:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Nimonsash View Post
I'm trying to keep it alive, man! Can you offer any advice on my questions?
thanks for making this available to ask about : )
You can actually replace the rear wheels entirely (rim and tire) with new ones. The back mounting of the wheel is slightly different so you would need adapters like these...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/13101209253...BoCybgQAvD_BwE

As for the batteries, those are toast. You can pick up a new one at any local hobby shop or on line pretty much anywhere. The larger the milliamp the longer run time you'll get. I would try to find something over 6k. You'll potentially have to change the connector on the car or battery but you should be able to fine one with the same connector.

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