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Old 04-01-2012, 08:38 PM   #661
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The chassis with the slots in front is the oldest one, you are right. The 4 you have are all later ones, because they have 4 holes for the radio tray. Original cars only had 2. The graphite stiffener was there because the glass chassis would often flex in front of the forward tray posts and drag. There were some very imaginative versions to allow adjustment in the flex. The full graphite chassis were not popular because the slots in the rear had to be greatly enlarged to allow the pod to flex enough to get the rear to bite. That weakened the chassis too much. We usually carefully countersunk the screws in the radio tray to stop the car from twisting and pinching leaving the car tweaked after a hit.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:06 PM   #662
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I just need some new tires, some body posts and somewhere to drive it...I'll try to post some pics later if anyone is interested.
clean it up and post a pic...lets take a look.

Steve, I am going to try to get this together for at least one run at the hangar before the season is out...

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Thanks for the tips and info. I'll try to include that in the setup. I noticed the lack of the a complete radio tray, but never connected or noticed the absence of the holes in the early chassis. My 83' ish kit had areadly been changed to the later 4 holes. Thank you for the insight.

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Old 04-02-2012, 09:07 PM   #663
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probably hasnt been ran in 20 years. it was given to me by a friend years ago. sat on a shelf since haha. still a pretty cool piece of history.

no idea what car it is, or the history of it. if anyone has any ideas what it is im all ears!

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Old 04-02-2012, 09:19 PM   #664
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...It's time to DYE! I went down to goodwill, picked up a small glass coffee cup, a small stainless cup, and stopped by the frabric store on the way back for black liquid RIT dye in a bottle. I turned ho-hum yellowed AE nylon parts into custom "new" black parts. The parts went from varying shades of yellow to even black satin finish, better than I could believe. I thought that I would dye the best white parts for the project but started with the uglier parts to test things out. They turned out so well that I saved the bright white parts for a later time! I wished I had pruchased other colors to try them out too. I filled the stainless steel cup about half full of dye, added 1/3 cup vinegar, put a little water in to the glass cup to create a double boiler and dropped the stainless cup into the glass. I have not done this in 25+ years so I wasn't sure what I would get. I set the temp to low and waited for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pure magic!

I ran serveral batches, rinsing the parts with water until all the dye was gone and dried them off. The wheels should come out good too. I have a few different ones in mind...
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:31 PM   #665
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no idea what car it is, or the history of it. if anyone has any ideas what it is im all ears!

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Matt, it is an Associated 12L, the next model after the 12i. Yours looks very stock with 32 pitch gears and stock tie rods.
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Matt, it is an Associated 12L, the next model after the 12i. Yours looks very stock with 32 pitch gears and stock tie rods.
is it worth anything? it just sits on my shelf, i have no plans for it..... unless it would work with modern lipos and brushless systems..

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Old 04-03-2012, 06:40 AM   #667
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Matt,

It is not a particularly rare car, cleaned up with the batteries off...it could look great to someone restoring a 12L. There are many new stock and after- market parts are in the used market. The car had many revisions in the 12L name, yours looks to be an earlier one. It would be hard to find anyone in the race crowd that still runs one competively at there club. You might be able to jam brushless setup into it if the motor/wires will clear and still have some fun with it. Or find older brushed stuff at fraction of the cost.

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probably hasnt been ran in 20 years. it was given to me by a friend years ago. sat on a shelf since haha. still a pretty cool piece of history.

no idea what car it is, or the history of it. if anyone has any ideas what it is im all ears!

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Original 12L fiberglass kit. I know because I had one back in the day. Its only good for parts to someone looking to restore a 12L. Its also not the better one because at the same time there was a graphite version.

There's no sense in running it unless you have a source of 1/12 rear tires using the old 2 bolt wheels. If you want to run 1/12, you're better off picking up a used CRC roller that has the new three bolt axle and a link suspension to allow 1s lipo use.
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I'm racing a 12LC with a L4 front end and L3 rear diff and axle, saddle pack 1s lipo and 13.5 motor.
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I'm racing a 12LC with a L4 front end and L3 rear diff and axle, saddle pack 1s lipo and 13.5 motor.
Unfortunately 1S saddle packs are no longer available because not enough people bought them.
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I'm racing a 12LC with a L4 front end and L3 rear diff and axle, saddle pack 1s lipo and 13.5 motor.
Let's see it. Carpet?

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Gotta love "Old School". Very Nice.
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