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Old 05-29-2015, 10:27 AM
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just did some searches for that Tamiya tool set, looks like it came in red and blue coloring. Last one I saw sold was in 2012 for $200. Yep discontinued for a long time and very desirable. You are very lucky to have a set!
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by KA2AEV
Okay Back to the Ball Diffs

I did an autopsy on both of the troubled Ball Diffs whiles I was waiting on the storms arrival
this evening , which never came in my district, so all was quiet
I took apart the two Ball Diffs in question and tried to retighten (lock) them up
Which I couldn't get them to my desired torqueness (Is that even a word?)
Anyway,
It seems that the plastic hoogienoogie that holds the airplane nut in the axel
cracked (hairline!) on both. Which explains why they got so loose all of a sudden.

So now my question to the net is

Is there a metal replacement for this hoogienoogie, or do I have to go back with the
damn plastic and hope that no further hairlines develop???
you have a pm
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Originally Posted by eR1c
I love that red tamiya set of tools ...sweet!
discountinued,
Is it any different from the blue Tamiya hex wrenches I have? Were the red ones better?
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by sakadachi
Is it any different from the blue Tamiya hex wrenches I have? Were the red ones better?
The red ones came out when the Surikarn EVO.III was released, that's why they are red. There was also a red car stand, camber gauge and set up board at the same time. Blue tools from that time are the same...just blue. The current TRF blue tools are better than the old ones, especially the nut drivers.
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Speaking of tools, do you guys use any ratcheting drivers?

I use a Wera ratchet driver for my RC's and it is very good. Just as long as you're not doing a lot of loose screws. There is some play vs regular drivers so that might turn people off while doing very precise driving, but for the most part, this is what I use. This and the Panasonic low power electric driver. I have regular drivers too, of course.

http://www.amazon.com/Wera-Kraftform...ratchet+driver
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by sickboy
The red ones came out when the Surikarn EVO.III was released, that's why they are red. There was also a red car stand, camber gauge and set up board at the same time. Blue tools from that time are the same...just blue. The current TRF blue tools are better than the old ones, especially the nut drivers.
Thanks, that's good to know! I will check out the nut drivers.
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by sickboy
The red ones came out when the Surikarn EVO.III was released, that's why they are red. There was also a red car stand, camber gauge and set up board at the same time. Blue tools from that time are the same...just blue. The current TRF blue tools are better than the old ones, especially the nut drivers.
Oh yah!! Haha. I have one of those Evo cars too... somewhere. I remember now picking up both when I was in Japan at that time.
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Old 05-29-2015, 04:17 PM
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Some pics of the MF-01x build







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..and some more. Chassis stuff. As I mentioned earlier, its pretty much a mini-TL01





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No bearings for initial build?

Talk about a big chunk if plastic though. I wonder how much that thing weighs.
And I can almost see that servo saver already giving you tracking problems. (this is a joke).

Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks for sharing, Eric. Nice, square pack opening.
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Bushings?! Oy!

Looks interesting. It'd be nice if they had been able to match the FDR. Could've been a competitor for the other minis.
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:17 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, Eric builds most of the new kits for Tamiya USA. I'm not mistaken that Eric does a lot of the building, just don't know for sure that Eric is EricP.

My guess is that it is cause he has the kit before the rest of the crowd. In fact the first 05v2 that I saw was one of his builds. The crew at the Tamiya USA track got a prerelease preview of that kit. Very neat builder, creative in his solutions to problems, and a very good wheel.

This is more of a Facebook type post from here. I'm almost thru all the chemo and radiation treatments, so I'm trying to head out to the track tomorrow. At least the intention is there cause the batteries are on charge. It will be interesting to see how much the driving has fallen off. Sorry, if this annoyed anyone.
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Good luck out there tomorrow, grandpa!

Go kick some butt.

Btw, facebook type post (blog) is a-okay with me. I like to know what others are working on.
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Yay weird mini Friday!

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