robertm: i would consider getting some imperial allen wrenches and nut drivers.
i have got the factory ntc3 and i find it better than the g4 i used to run.it hugs the corners a lot better.
one thing i would do is get another packet of the rear turnbuckle eyelets and eyelet balls and replace the front ballends on the steering blocks with the eyelets and put a screw and nut through it to hold it on (exactly like the rear upper camber links) so that they don't pop off.it also helps to put a washer on top of it too to stop it popping off.
also since you have some electric background you should know how to assemble and dis-assemble the rear ball diff.This should be done roughly every month.depending on how often you race it.
other than that i find its a great car and still keeps up with the newer cars like rrr and serpents and mtx-4's.
one thing i couldnt get used to coming from a belt driven car background was that the driveline is so free.i once put the car down in pit lane and started walking up the stairs onto the drivers stand and i was just bliping the throttle so the car wouldnt falme out and when i get up there my car rolled out of pit lane and was already in the sweeper lol
for the steering servo i had to use a g4 steering turnbucle to get the correct lenth so my servo horn would not touch the radio deck when i turned full lock left.it is much easier to center the servo horn on the servo when the turnbuckle is shorter.as a reference the servo saver should be directly under the main drive shaft and the servo horn on the servo is almost at a 30 degree angle pointing towards the center drive shaft.
oh also watch how far you wind the bottom eyelets onto the shock shafts because if you wind them on all the way then the shock does not have enogh length in it to allow the droop screws to bottom out on the chassis.i tightened the eyelets on all the way and then backed them out 4-5mm.
i have found it is a very easy car to work on because it doesnt use upright bulkheads as belt driven cars.also for some reason the car doesnt seem to get as dirtier and greasy like the other cars
anyone else notice this ?????