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Old 11-07-2012, 10:57 AM   #1
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Hi, I have a question. This last weekend I picked up a RC '57 Chevy at a yard sale ($5.00). No controller, battery pack or charger. I took it apart to see if there was any name on it... nothing. Its black with flame stickers, blacked out windows, blower and scoop coming up through hood, and a speaker for engine sound. Its wheelbase is 9 1/16 in.(about 232 mm). The body is about 17 inches long(about 432 mm). It looks like it takes 8 AA batteries but also has a wiring harness for a battery pack. Soft rubber tires and an ugly wire bumper extended out front to protect against heavier crashes. Does anyone know what brand this is ??? I hope someone can identify this car. Thanks, Matrix329
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Your probably not going to find any answers here, the rc cars discussed and owned by people are anything but "toy grade" . Most are expensive carbon fiber and aluminum race cars, with hundreds and hundreds of dollars invested just to get them around the track

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Once you mentioned "speaker for engine noises" that puts it into the toy category. Sorry man.
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Tyco-57 chevy
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I believe they were sold at Radio Shack.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:47 PM   #6
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I build models for a hobby and thought I would expand to something a bit more active. But, Since I can't see myself becoming a snobish sphincter, I think I will stick with my models.
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Ohhhhh-kay
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I build models for a hobby and thought I would expand to something a bit more active. But, Since I can't see myself becoming a snobish sphincter, I think I will stick with my models.
Wasn't trying to be anything, just simply saying that this forum isn't a wealth of toy grade rc information. But since I've been accused of being an ass. Go sniff some more glue.
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I build models for a hobby and thought I would expand to something a bit more active. But, Since I can't see myself becoming a snobish sphincter, I think I will stick with my models.
Not everyone acts this way here. There is definitely a difference between toy grade and hobby grade, but that does not mean each does not have their place. My first RC car was a toy grade Porsche with a wire connecting the controller to the car. It went forward and backwards/right and that was it. Now, 25+ years later, I have no less then 10 RC cars with as much carbon fiber and aluminum as you can find. Anything that gets people into the hobby should be encouraged. Some people miss that point.

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:47 AM   #10
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I build models for a hobby and thought I would expand to something a bit more active. But, Since I can't see myself becoming a snobish sphincter, I think I will stick with my models.

That comment made my day, funniest thing I've heard all week.

Bro, If you want something with a classic look that wont break the bank, get a bolink legends car. I think they are RJ speed now. I have one I play with, and my son loves it.

We werent trying to be mean, just pointing out that you wont get much info for that type of car here. I have quite a few of the old tyco cars, just to have them. The turbo hopper buggy was pretty cool, by far one of my favorites.
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Default ...a static model can add just the right dimension .....

.....[ or a cool aspect of being able to remotely control your model car ] to a collection of static models. Scale monster truck drivers tend to do just that.Good luck and just have fun.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:37 PM   #12
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Does it look like this one?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Parts-Not-Fu...p2047675.l2557


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Hi, I have a question. This last weekend I picked up a RC '57 Chevy at a yard sale ($5.00). No controller, battery pack or charger. I took it apart to see if there was any name on it... nothing. Its black with flame stickers, blacked out windows, blower and scoop coming up through hood, and a speaker for engine sound. Its wheelbase is 9 1/16 in.(about 232 mm). The body is about 17 inches long(about 432 mm). It looks like it takes 8 AA batteries but also has a wiring harness for a battery pack. Soft rubber tires and an ugly wire bumper extended out front to protect against heavier crashes. Does anyone know what brand this is ??? I hope someone can identify this car. Thanks, Matrix329
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some ppl shouldnt say nothing...if you are not going help, go type somewhere else..geez

http://api.viglink.com/api/click?for...13524218868594


and thats seems dead on..
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some ppl shouldnt say nothing...if you are not going help, go type somewhere else..geez
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Should use a 27mHz radio.

Couldn't find a name for the ebay one (either).

Maybe if you take it apart you might find some mfg casting info in hard to see places.
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Old 05-14-2017, 07:32 AM   #15
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I know this is an old thread, but if for some chance o/p still has car it's a shinsei 57 chevy made in the late 80s. If it were still available which I doubt, i'd be interested in buying it.
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