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Old 08-25-2010, 07:24 PM   #1786
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Thatīs wy i sold my cup racer!
Got tired of waiting for new bodies for it.
Have made this so far.
2st Honda Civic
1st Miata
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1st Porsche 911 RS
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:54 PM   #1787
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Why dont you guys track down some ABC shells for the cup racer. Classic Nissan 510, Theres a couple more variants of the 240z. Dont forget HPI's Porsche. They even have wheels that are period correct for it.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:47 AM   #1788
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Hi everyone, I'm starting to piece together parts for my Cup Racer project and came across these motors:

http://www.hobbypartz.com/26p-blcomb...3r-3000kv.html

Would these be suitable for the Cup Racer? Will it fit? From reading the post everyone is putting in x.5T motors but I can't find the difference between x.5T and x.0T designations.

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Old 08-26-2010, 02:03 PM   #1789
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Callahan_88, I never thought of the Mazda Miata, good one!! The only thing they would need to add to it or any roadster or convertible body would be a driver figure, becuse it would look silly driving around with an empty cockpit. If HPI were to do some convertibles with driver figures then add the following convertible roadsters: 1965 427 Shelby Cobra, the 1966 Mustang, the 1967 Corvette C2 to the list. These were all ground-breaking "sports cars"

snoopyrc, those ABC bodies are very nice, however, I think the car is just a little smaller than the Cup Racer and so the ABC bodies might not fit. I could be wrong about that, but I do think they are smaller. I think ABC advertises them as 1/12 scale on their website. Has anyone out there tried the ABC bodies on the Cup Racer?

Anyone else want to add their choices?
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Callahan_88, I never thought of the Mazda Miata, good one!! The only thing they would need to add to it or any roadster or convertible body would be a driver figure, becuse it would look silly driving around with an empty cockpit. If HPI were to do some convertibles with driver figures then add the following convertible roadsters: 1965 427 Shelby Cobra, the 1966 Mustang, the 1967 Corvette C2 to the list. These were all ground-breaking "sports cars"

snoopyrc, those ABC bodies are very nice, however, I think the car is just a little smaller than the Cup Racer and so the ABC bodies might not fit. I could be wrong about that, but I do think they are smaller. I think ABC advertises them as 1/12 scale on their website. Has anyone out there tried the ABC bodies on the Cup Racer?

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The ABC bodies are 210mm wheelbase. The Cup Racer can be adjusted to this size. You need get the smaller wheels to match those bodies.

I would also like to be able to get the 2002 turbo but like their F10, HPI decided not make certain bodies available in the US.

Frankly if it wasn't for the support from MikeR and Exotek I would have gotten rid of my Cup Racer.

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Sydewynder, I agree with you. I have tried several times this year to reason with HPI and get them to send us the BMW 2002 Turbo as well as those new F1 bodies for the F10 that they sell only in Europe, but they just don't listen. They come out with these new cars like the Cup Racer and the F10 and they do very little to support them and it takes aftermarket companies like Exotek to do their job for them. And then over time the cars lose popularity with the public and HPI wonders what went wrong and instead of stepping up and working on them, they simply decide to discontinue them. Sad.

Thanks for clearing up the discussion of whether or not the ABC bodies will fit; it appears I was wrong and they will fit. That's great!
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Are these being used in VTA racing ?

I'll ask there too....
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:56 PM   #1793
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Are these being used in VTA racing ?

I'll ask there too....
some tracks may, but on the whole - no, they aren't used in VTA racing

they are technically 12th scale in size - plus any of the VTA bodies WILL NOT FIT the chassis

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Old 08-30-2010, 02:41 PM   #1794
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Hi All- thanks so much for the kind words. Happy to help out the Cup Racer drivers.

Less than 2 weeks these will be in stock
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thanks Mike, for making that part. ordered 3 last night for me and my cup racer buddies.
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Yeah, thanks for making these cups, Mike. Got the email this morning and ordered one and a pro rear tower for my winter racer (I prefer to play in the dirt during the summer). Money was a bit tight, but you were out of the titanium links anyway, so I will order those and the CRX chassis once the ti pieces are available again. Looking forward to building my "factory" cup racer. This car will finally be what I had always hoped it'd be.
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Anyone know what offset wheels are standard on the 240z kit? The manual and website and confusing as can be..

Also are there any major performance differences between the different kits? Looks like the wheelbase and track width is different with each body and of course the body's aero might be a factor.
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Anyone know what offset wheels are standard on the 240z kit? The manual and website and confusing as can be..
It looks similar to the Datsun 210, which is 0mm up front and 3mm in the rear.
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Thank you guys also for your support. Have fun!
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I'm starting a list of "classic sports car" bodies that I would like to see for the Cup Racer.

1. 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO
2. 1965 Cobra Daytona Coupe
3. 1972 Lotus Europa JPS Edition
4. 1961 Jaguar XKE
I like your list.. my additions

1. 1967 Lancia Fulvia Rallye
2. 1972 Lancia Stratos
3. 1969 Alfa 1750 GTaM
4. 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Zagato
5. 1964 Maserati 3500 GT
6. 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Sprint Zagato
7. 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL
8. 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV

The japanese cars, i'd leave to ABC to make
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