I was unaware that there was a TC3 forum still around.
So just to update from the TC4 thread to here. I was in the market to buy an ARTR touring car for VTA but couldn't find the right deal and all the ARTR for sale ads I found were sold just as I was about ready to buy. I had 1 other option and that has for the most part fell through too. So I got to thinking and remembered I have a roller TC3 just collecting dust. Called the hobby shop/track that I'll be racing at to see what all they carry, surprised to find out they carry most of the parts for the TC3.
On to plan D! Tear down and rebuild my old RTR TC3. Last time it was raced was back in 2004 in stock foam. Still had the JR Digital servo, Novak TC Cyclone speed control, Epic 27t (Motor of the Monsters) motor.
Everything was pulled out, the TC3 was pulled apart front to rear cleaning and inspecting for worn out or broken parts.
All that I need to make this a quality roller are:
4 new wheel bearings, 2 CVDs, 2 stub axles, shock rebuild kit.
Tomorrow I plan on getting the TC3 closer to being ready to race. I hope to have enough money to get the wheels/tires.
So as of right now I'm just shy of $105 spent getting into VTA racing again. $85 shipped for a Novak Havoc speed control with Novak SS Pro 25.5 motor and just under $20 for the servo.
Anyway, another TC3 soon to make a return from the dead!