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Old 06-11-2009, 03:28 PM
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hi I just bought a m04l and im looking for a body for it. im thinking about taking the spacer out and getting a cup racer 510 body for it can anyone confirm if this will actually work? anywhere in the states I can get any of those great parts you guys are always talking about? thanks
oh and did anyone ever see the article by rc car action a few years ago where they built the brushless swift?
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:28 PM
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First problem I can see is...taking the spacer out reduces the w/base to 225mm (MWB) and the 510 body is 210 I think?
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from looking in the cup racer manual in the parts list in the back it says that the datsun 240z and 510 are both 225mm wheel base. looks like the wheelbase could be changed the fit the MINI bodies favored by you m03 swb guys. so that should be good I guess. was thinking on using a traxxas stinger 20T closed endbell motor. btw tony thanks for answering so quickly.
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New from ABC Hobby, a much revised/improved version of their classic TE27 Corolla Levin Coupe shell.



Very nice indeed says I...
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DO IT!!!

Great folks, great venue, no silver can RPM limits and Plenty O' Mini's. Come down the day before and do the club race with us, then stay overnight (plenty of inexpensive but decent hotels in the area) so you can get cranking early Sunday morning.
Hey Doc - when is the Glen Burnie race?
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not a mini racer, but need to get a body, the original mini, not the new one, for a car I have purchased for my former boss as a thank you gift. He is restoring a 1/1 mini, and I thought I would give him something to drive while he is in process.

any help as to a source, would be greatly appreciated.

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Spots are filling up in the M Chassis Enduro! Get your entries in!! For those who have already secured a spot in the 20 car field thanks for your entries!

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Originally Posted by tony gray View Post
New from ABC Hobby, a much revised/improved version of their classic TE27 Corolla Levin Coupe shell.



Very nice indeed says I...
One of the guys from ABC Hobby USA brought a clear shell, along with the Supra body (MA70/JZA70) at Bending Corners Raceway. They both look very nice. He also brought a few K-cars, like the Mazda Autozam AZ-1, Honda Beat, Capuccino and Copen.
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Spots are filling up in the M Chassis Enduro! Get your entries in!! For those who have already secured a spot in the 20 car field thanks for your entries!

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wish i would have seen that sooner - I could have put together a team from the east coast we love our enduros over here
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And just by way of some contrast from the really nice job ABC did on the Corolla Levin...

Check out these contributions from Colt to be released soon.



An appalling Chevy C10 and a slightly better 61 F100.

I've got nothing against the real cars, but these representations of them SUCK.
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Isn't the point of 1/10 M-chassis to have a scale small car,such as the Rover Mini? In 1:1 those trucks are twice the size of a Mini!!
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Scale in minis is sort of...non-existent. If you put a Tamiya VW Beetle next to my Colt New Beetle, the Tamiya absolutely dwarfs the Colt. It looks like a school bus next to a golf cart.

Besides that, Tamiya refers to them as being 1:10 scale, when they're actually closer to 1:12.

Bring on those wacky out of scale bodies! It can only get better or weirder.

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El Bojaro- TCS is Sunday the 26th, but you ABSOLUTELY have to come down a day early for the Saturday Club Race Festivities: late start, racing well into the night, lights inside the cars, the whole shebang. I mean, it's Sensory Overload!
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I'm sitting here looking at a new Sport Tuned black can, flourescent orange & yellow wheels & paint, a fistfull of bearings, a brand new tube of tire glue, contemplating buying an HPI Datsun 510 body.... and impatiently awaiting the arrival of the M05. Time is going by so slowly.
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Hey Bojar road trip bro? Glen Burnie is only 2 and a half hours from philly.
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