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Old 11-12-2011, 01:47 PM   #571
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Looking for some help with a Corally,I dont know the name right now but all of the rubber parts are shot. "O" rings Im not to worried about but I dont know the part number for that center rubber piece.I looked at Corally but I can not find the part number or manual.
To me this used to be something that made Corally`s special but they dont use it anymore.
Any help would be great. Thanks
As rokosam said, you want the 75351 Damper Set Rear. It includes two rubber seals, two friction washers and the damper spring.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:38 PM   #572
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Does anybody know what this is? I saw it on Ebay and thought the way the wheels were mounted in an interesting way. The chassis looks to have some home grown parts but I have not seen the wheels before.
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Sorry folks,

I know.... is not 1/12, is one 1/10, but is definitely "classic"

But I believe some of the people reading this specific 3d to have some grey hair which might appreciate...


"The Lotus 80 will make the 79 look like an old London bus" – Mario Andretti
"The most wonderful car I ever built" – Colin Chapman.
Somehow Chapman was right, the Lotus 80 was definitely a superb looking car…


Here can be seen in Monaco 1979, Andretti driving.


The Lotus 80 was introduced to journalist in early 1979 springtime, in Brands Hatch, under the lovely U.K. climate (it was snowing).
The crowd was astonished by this wingless wing-car.

At that time I was 14 y.o. and I was really mad in love for this car, being a Lotus fan I was ready to celebrate another World Championship for Lotus.
Several reason put me in that direction: the Lotus 78 breeding the Lotus 79, thus the Lotus 80 should have been the most advanced ground effect car available at the moment.

Somehow it was…. Even too much for that time… Andretti will later reveal that the car was bouncing badly (porpoising…) due the vacuum sucking it down the road, then, when almost no air was available, the Venturi effect goes off and the car jump up… The rivets from aluminium chassis were jumping off due torsion and, finally, those long skirts were not able to cope with the ground correctly…

Somehow the whole concept was a bit too far, few year late, with carbon fiber and active suspension, probably would have work as Chapman desires…

It took to me more than 30 years to get my hands over a Lotus 80… Although an RC one…. Possibly even rarer than the 2 real car build…

A day, a year ago more or less, a fellow Rc collector and F1 fan, told me….
“There is a strange body on Yahoo Auction in Japan”
“Not sure… says 1/10 but it looks like a 1/12 body… Let’s take the risk, bet for me: 50 Euros and will see”.
I win it and cost me almost double to get here in Italy.





Much to my surprise, when I got it….It was really a 1/10 body.
Even better… there are dimples on the side to fix the body to the chassis…. The old Tamiya way!
For those younger… first Tamiya F1 chassis, were released in the second half of the 70, and they comes with 2 bodies. One plastic (mandatory for sanctioned racing) and a Lexan one for leisure purpose….

At this point, the usual dilemma: paint it or keeping transparent? When you made a body, you can “always” made it better…

And a second dilemma: made it to fir a F103 (thus being able to use it for few lap at the track….) or a correct historical chassis? Easy solution… I’ve several historical “static” chassis, plus a running one…. So I could be able to run the Lotus 80… (not yet brave enough…)



The real Lotus was never able to race properly wingless, it was always used in a mixture of wing. The body is a mixed version, w/o a real rear wing, but with the front ones.

I found some pictures, a similar configuration was used in tests at the Race of Champions in 1979: nose wings and low rear wing.



I had a friend (ABC Brianza, a modelmaker) making a set of “martini psychedelic decals” for the side pontoons, while the rest of the decals are authentic Tamiya Martini decals, originally made for the Lotus 79, Only the rear wing “Martini” is still a mock up.

I borrowed a driver from one of the 79 I have in my museum (so far the helmet is still provisory, a more correct Simpson Bandit is to come…. (FYI: my Bandit helmets are cast in resin, and if someone need them, just sent me a message… Maybe you want to have The Stig driving your car or older shelf queen waiting for the proper driver..)

So far... here it is.... A Tamiya Martini Lotus 80



I do not know if the body is “genuine” Tamiya, or an aftermarket product, made more than 30 years ago…

I just know that I’ve an RC Lotus 80, and I’m probably the one in the planet…

By the way, if someone has some more information…. Is more than welcome!

Now... the next holy grail will be a Lotus 88...
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:34 PM   #574
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Fantastic!! What a great job of prep and detail. Massive props!! Love them both.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:26 PM   #575
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Nice cars, and great stories Giorgio.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:18 PM   #576
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More, More, More!!!!


Awesome Job Giorgio, Really nice
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I had posted these a while back, but this is a much better thread to hold them



I was running MRP and a delta fazor when that came out new

Great thread i thing my overmodded delta would still competative
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now if there was dimensions i would make a new one and run it sweet car that one would love to have one again
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Your second and fourth attachment are not working.
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The good thing (one of...) (and I'm speaking about 1980...31 years ago..) was that, at that time, you can have a single pack of ni-cads and you dont' have had to feel the "poor" guy of the circle...

Associated standard charger was a cheap resistive wire, which was feeding some Sanyo or General Electrics 1.2V 1200mah...
And you've to manage 8 long minutes with motors with 30 turns...

Bodies were way more similar to real cars.

In the meam time:
I'm after a Porsche 956/962 from Parma (or Bolink)...
lol our club races with mod motors and 6 cell outdoors or 4 cell on the carpet we where just making 4 minutes if you ran hard with the ge and sanyos of the day
aaa memories
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Saw this on Ebay.


Didn't have one but I remember racing against it with my Plazma MkII. The guy who drove it had a Futaba box radio without the pistol grip mod and he was faster than me with an XL-2P radio.
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I had one they were an interesting car, but often the chassis plates were warped. You had to be sure to get a flat one. The plastic was very good at damping noise and vibration, making a very smooth, quiet car on track. Might still have mine down in the back of the Racer's Closet somewhere.
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Didn't have one but I remember racing against it with my Plazma MkII. The guy who drove it had a Futaba box radio without the pistol grip mod and he was faster than me with an XL-2P radio.
LOL that is or was my first 1/12 scale mine wasn't flat and I used a mrc 6 channel stick radio that i twisted wire around the the stick pots to keep them from moving in unwanted directions
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I have a Pro12 somewhere in my garage. It has the black molded battery straps but mine doesn't have the aluminum axle tube like the one in the pic above. Was that an optional part or was it aftermarket?
Your TRC 12 is pretty cool. I have the 10th scale version that I bought back in high school. I still the original box for it!
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