MINI FIRE UPDATE:
I just finished completely tearing down the car and the most damaged items were:
Radio Receiver- antenna wire & case melted bad. The plugs are stuck in it. Not worth saving.
Speed Control- some melting on case, plug & switch melted. Possibly salvageable.
Gray Chassis- melted badly & warped on front & rear section.
Hubs- A little melted, look kinda warped.
The motor looks okay... no binding or char marks & it spins fine. I will test it when the car is rebuilt.
Bearings, shocks, arms & gears all in excellent shape, no plastic stuck to them.
While I had it apart I tore down the diff to inspect the wear... it's in beautiful shape... virtually no wear on any of the gears for the car being 4 years old and only raced about once a month. I cleaned & re-lubed it and put it back together.
Now the real question...
I have enough spare parts to rebuild this beast, brand new gray chassis, and the B & C parts trees sitting here staring me in the face.....
I would rather have a brand new black chassis Suzuki Swift with the redesigned front end and ESC included in the kit
Hmmmmm.... decisions, decisions!
Might just have to take a trip down to the lhs.......