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Old 03-04-2018, 06:16 PM
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so I have my gold pan, everything is still stock, but I want to play with it longer than 4 minutes. So Looking at a NiMH that will fit inside, the width is 5.25inches, but I can't find a NiMH that fits.

Any help would be great!

Still using the mechanical resistor, wiper speed controller, hopefully it won't burn out with a longer playtime.
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Grab a shorty pack LiPo and use foam spacers to take up the slack. Or grab a "stick" pack sized LiPo battery that fits. Also grab a low voltage alarm since you will want to cut it off before the lipo gets discharged too far.

Here is one on Hobbyking that I have used in my Tamiya cars:
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-...tick-pack.html

Or use one of these with foam spacers to center it in the chassis:
https://www.smc-racing.net/index.php...product_id=415
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I would just get an inexpensive brushless set up with a 21.5 or 17.5 motor. The original resistor will go bad and there’s no replacement for them. I raced with the resistor for quite a while when I started out when that car was new and I burned quite a few up. Finally I got a Novak ESC and won the first race I had it.
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Originally Posted by andresjsalazar View Post
Hey guys,
so I have my gold pan, everything is still stock, but I want to play with it longer than 4 minutes. So Looking at a NiMH that will fit inside, the width is 5.25inches, but I can't find a NiMH that fits.

Any help would be great!

Still using the mechanical resistor, wiper speed controller, hopefully it won't burn out with a longer playtime.
Is it the front or rear your having trouble with? AE has both in stock and the battery strap for the re-release car. They maybe wider as the PR shots show a LiPo in the car. (Don't run a LiPo with the MSC!)
Give them a ring or drop them a email to ask.
https://www.teamassociated.com/contact/

Here are the parts I found:

https://www.teamassociated.com/parts...rear_bulkhead/ In stock

https://www.teamassociated.com/parts...0_battery_cup/ In stock

https://www.teamassociated.com/parts...battery_strap/ Low Inventory!

Full parts page:
https://www.teamassociated.com/cars_...s_accessories/

Hope this helps. And don't pay attention to the those saying go brush less right now, worry about that after the MSC dies. *And do some updating to the trans before putting anything to wild in it.*




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Reedy will fit the old bulkhead.
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Those old MSCs didn’t last too long with anything stronger than a 27t stock motor. The original transmission can easily handle a 17.5 as long as it has bearings and the gears are checked for burrs. We used to run 14-15 turn motors with 7cell NiCad batteries back then which is probably a tad stronger than a current 17.5 with a 2s LiPo. Plus with a modern ESC you can easily dial back the power.
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