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Old 10-09-2019, 07:00 PM
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Default Noob to buggy's with a B64 to rebuild, saying hi

Hi folks, I was just told about this forum by my neighbor today...who is the one who got me in to this new hobby. Wanted to post a hello.

I'm rebuilding a B64 for winter racing after said neighbor took me to Trackside in Brookfield, WI last winter for a practice race day. Took me a while to "get in to it", but now I'm here, so decided to join the Elite membership to support the forum and start learning, and learning, and learning.

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Old 10-11-2019, 07:35 AM
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Welcome. You will find a wealth of knowledge about various topics related to RC on here for sure, many opinions, and lot's of helpful information. Some of the brands have actual employees or reps that frequent these forums to answer questions and help solve issues.

I have also bought and sold RC related gear using this site and never had a negative experience.

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Hey there!! You should check out the Associated Championships at Trackside coming up!!
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I race at Hounds Hobbies in Burlington if thats near you, you should come out. It doesnt have the charm of TS but the track surface is usually pretty good. They have a guy there that keeps a pretty good eye on it all day. Pretty good RD on club nights....
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Thanks Funky! I'd love to check it out! Burlington is a bit of a drive for me, but could be a great Saturday trip this winter.

Still trying to figure out why I can't post pics...
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Thanks Funky! I'd love to check it out! Burlington is a bit of a drive for me, but could be a great Saturday trip this winter.

Still trying to figure out why I can't post pics...
you have to have at least 10 posts before you can send pics. Dems just da rules.
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Yeah, saw that after I posted that. Thought being Elite would take care of that, but no big deal.
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Hey Wisco,

I just picked up B64 as well but building from new. Did yours come with any mods? I’m going to run mine mostly stock while I get the hang of it. I’ll be running a Reedy 13.5 in mine. Oh I picked up the V2 steering rack, and 3/8”’s snap rings as well. There’s a huge B64 thread on here. Best to start wading through it. I’m doing a few pages at a time.
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I've been slowly working my way through the B64 thread...great info there. Mine does have some mods on it, but I'm still learning what they are and what everything is called. The shocks are upgraded...don't know what version though, and the motor I think is upgraded too. I'll figure some of this stuff out tonight when I go next door to work on it some more.
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Originally Posted by wiscoboater View Post
I've been slowly working my way through the B64 thread...great info there. Mine does have some mods on it, but I'm still learning what they are and what everything is called. The shocks are upgraded...don't know what version though, and the motor I think is upgraded too. I'll figure some of this stuff out tonight when I go next door to work on it some more.
B64 is a solid car. Only thing to be concerned with is either replacing the input shaft retaining rings with 3/8 snap rings as you note, or (better, in my opinion as it helps to reduce noise at the same time) putting a couple of of o-rings in the centre diff outdrives. Both these fixes prevent the retainers popping off.

If you're just starting out you'll likely brake a couple of arms in crashes, but since my driving has improved my b64 hasn't broken a thing.

Welcome, & have fun!
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Thanks Big Ted! Here's where I'm at...cleaned up the front suspension and chassis components, redid the shocks, and then removed the rear for cleaning and shocks.


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Thanks Big Ted! Here's where I'm at...cleaned up the front suspension and chassis components, redid the shocks, and then removed the rear for cleaning and shocks.



Your shock oil looks like it might have foamed, but delicious...
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