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Old 11-10-2010, 03:05 PM   #1
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I have had this car for about 15 years. I was told that Bolink went out of business, and you could not get parts for it. I put batteries in the transmitter and it showed full power, I put batteries in the battery pack for the reciever and turned the car on, nothing. When I plugged in the battery pack for the motor, the motor ran wide open.

My question is is it worth putting a new esc and buying a new radio and reciever, or should I sell it on eBay, or just throw it the trash?
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I have had this car for about 15 years. I was told that Bolink went out of business, and you could not get parts for it. I put batteries in the transmitter and it showed full power, I put batteries in the battery pack for the reciever and turned the car on, nothing. When I plugged in the battery pack for the motor, the motor ran wide open.

My question is is it worth putting a new esc and buying a new radio and reciever, or should I sell it on eBay, or just throw it the trash?
Is it one of the old spec pan cars?
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It depends on what you want to do with the car. Play or race.
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Post a pic so we can have a looksy
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:28 PM   #5
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I just want to play with it.
I do not know what a old spec pan car is.

Here are some pictures of it.





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Wow that goes way back...but actually I think it might be a dirt oval car. I don't recall the on-road cars ever having an independent front end. They typically used the sliding kingpin type.
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Bolink Invader maybe?

What's crazy is that not much has changed since that came out. Wheels will mount up the same, you can probably replace the shocks with today's sideshocks and i'm pretty sure most of the current RJ Speed rear axle stuff should be a direct replacement.

Just find a 235mm body and go have fun! I'd move the rear body posts to the chassis though to allow the rear pod to flex properly.

Check out www.rjspeed.com for parts... that's run by Rick Jordan of Bolink fame back in the day.
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Has anybody noticed the size of the pinion on the motor? Wow!!
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I love bringing back cars from the dead for ppl that will look after it and get more use out of it... I do alot of that here in my hometown for ppl and seeing their smile on their face is just priceless when I am done with the car... Hope you can work something out with it.
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Fix that bad boy up and put some more miles on him! I always look for these kinds of neglected pan cars and Legends on eBay. It's fun & cheap to restore them, plus they're pretty fast, durable runners as well.
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check the fuse in the speedo--yes it has a automotive fuse-
yes it is a bolink invader.
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Bolink invader.

Gasgod probably has two sitting on a shelf.


If I remember right they also had a truck version with offroad style tires on it.
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Their probably in the back of his van under a pile of F1 cars and parts.
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check the fuse in the speedo--yes it has a automotive fuse-
yes it is a bolink invader.
I already checked that. I was hoping that was all it needed.
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If you want to get that thing on the road cheap, look at the for sale section for RTR electronics from some the of Slashes and Sliders.

A lot of guys are ripping out those electronics and using their own.
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