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Old 03-04-2007, 04:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Scottrik
Can anyone tell me...is the ABC Datsun 510 body done representing the car with "bubble-type" fender flares as-raced by BRE, etc "in the day" or is it "flat-sided" as the street cars? I'm seriously looking at buying one, but at the prices they're going for I want to be certain I'm getting what I really want. It appears I'm already having to compromise on wheelbase...

Many thanks for any input,

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Old 03-04-2007, 04:31 AM
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Scottrik, our LHS has 2 in stock let me know if you want one. Here are a couple more pics.

TonyG, Cool job on that RWD mini. Any chance of a youtube vid? Did you have to run motor in reverse and did the motor perform well like that?
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Old 03-04-2007, 07:36 AM
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Thanks for the pics Wm. They ARE the BRE-type "bubble flares"...BUT IT'S A 4-DOOR!!! ARGH!!! No idea what the heck they were thinking doing that. My guess--they looked at somebody's tricked-out 510 when they took their pics and measurement to do the body not realizing the difference.

Ah well, I'll have to get one. I'll send you a PM.

Thanks much.

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The first TCS race at Trackside Hobbies, Milwaukee, WI is over. The results are in on RWD verse FWD Minis. Eight of the ten car in the "A" were FWD, the top three were FWD. The RWDs qualifed 4th (me) and 8th my son. The best lap time for qualifying was 14.1 seconds, my best was 14.2. The track was fairly open and had a good straight away. I don't have the final count yet on the total number of Minis that entered, I'm guessing 30-40, it was the biggest class. Out of that total there was about 6-8 RWD. My buddy Matt S. won the class with his rocket ship M03m. Nice job Matt we'll get you next year.
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i had a good time too bad I had a off power push may of got a 14.0 see u in April ...
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I think there were 41 minis at Trackside. My 11 year old son and I had a blast as mini rookies. Thanks to Kevin B. and David W. for diagnosing a handling problem. And thanks to everyone on this thread for set-up help.
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the kit comes with 2deg rear hubs can I get Zero if so what part # do i need ?
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I think there were 41 minis at Trackside. My 11 year old son and I had a blast as mini rookies. Thanks to Kevin B. and David W. for diagnosing a handling problem. And thanks to everyone on this thread for set-up help.
Good to hear u had fun Trackside is allways a good time ...see u next year Kevin B
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Originally Posted by Customworksking
the kit comes with 2deg rear hubs can I get Zero if so what part # do i need ?
you can go to the old suspension.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=50736

you will need 4 11mm x 5mm bearings as well
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can i convert my m03 into m04?
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Originally Posted by nikkiesteban
can i convert my m03 into m04?
Yep I did and it worked well.
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Originally Posted by westerdude42
Yep I did and it worked well.
what are the parts needed?
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Originally Posted by minimanintaiwan
TonyG, Cool job on that RWD mini. Any chance of a youtube vid? Did you have to run motor in reverse and did the motor perform well like that?
Motor definitely has to be in reverse... And it went ok, nothing startling but thats easy to fix anyway.

We'll look into some video over the next week or so. If we do it'll be announced here! And on rc-mini of course.
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Originally Posted by nikkiesteban
what are the parts needed?
I don't have the letters on the parts trees handy. I'll get them and post them. It was a very easy conversion.
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I'm intrigued myself.... I cant see how it would work at all!

The only similarities I think are the suspension bits?

If its easy then I spent 3 hours chopping up a FWD for nothing!
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