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Old 11-16-2005, 04:36 PM   #46
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Just out of random curiosity, are the group C chassis 190-200mm range because Im sure the aftermarket Porsche 962 would fit
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Old 11-16-2005, 07:21 PM   #47
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Saw tons of these (unpainted ones) on sale during the TCS Worlds last year. Picked up one as well as the jag but had so much trouble making them fit in my luggage. Had to hand carry it for most of the trip back home. Fred was like... what's that in your bag, Ian? Uhhh, a bunch of rare bodies... hahaha, geez!
And you didn't tell me about those either ! Did you by chance get two of the Nissan bodies ?
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Have loved the Jag FOREVER.....gonna pick one up from Tower as soon as they get 'em in.

Any word on hop-ups?
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:34 PM   #49
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these are sooo cool! i have an original one sitting here in front of me, but it has the red plastic on the top, and a Nissan body on it? doesnt look like the one above, tho... got it from a buddy who had raced it back in the day, as they say...

c' mon, TCS-it! i am gonna get a new one from Steve as soon as he gets 'em back in....
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Old 11-17-2005, 12:39 AM   #50
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these are sooo cool! i have an original one sitting here in front of me, but it has the red plastic on the top, and a Nissan body on it? doesnt look like the one above, tho... got it from a buddy who had raced it back in the day, as they say...

c' mon, TCS-it! i am gonna get a new one from Steve as soon as he gets 'em back in....
If it has red plastic chassis parts, then it is an original. The one pictured above is a plastic or diecast model version. The R/C version does not have antenna's on the roof.

Trackdesigner71 - Just checked, body is 200mm wide.

SMcpot - check earlier for list of hop-ups on my car. Very simple, total 5 metal bearings, change to aluminum shock, F103 rear axle, and changed all the 3mm screws so they are hex head instead of philips.
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Old 11-17-2005, 06:07 AM   #51
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Just out of random curiosity, are the group C chassis 190-200mm range because Im sure the aftermarket Porsche 962 would fit
An aftermarket 962 will never have the detail of a Tamiya body. And I don't think anyone makes a 962 that size.

Tamiya did make a 956, but I don't know what chassis it was on.
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The Tamiya 956 was 1/12th scale.....another body I'd like to see reproduced.

Thanks for the info, Kevin....hope Tamiya decides to add this class to the TCS
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Does anyone know what it would take to run regular 10th foams on these cars, I would assume the proper bearing in the front, and a new rear axel. Will the tires even fit in the body ?
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Yes, it can be done but it takes a little ingenuity and a friendly machinist- at least the way we did it. Back in the mid-90's we had a large F1 club running at The Track in Gaithersburg MD and several of us figured out ways to run less expensive 10th scale or 12th scale foams. In the back, we had one of our guys who was a master machinist make us bearing adapters (Dan's also sold these for a while) to fit the 11 mm socket to a standard pan car bearing, and then ran either 10th or 12th scale axles and diff hubs. Dave Irrgang even made us some custom hubs to fit a couple of cars to get the spacing correct. Up front we replaced the Tamiya uprights with 10th or 12th scale ones that took a standard pan car front bearing. I think we had to make custom kingpins, too, but those cars were bitchin'...and cheap to run.
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The Tamiya 956 was 1/12th scale.....another body I'd like to see reproduced.

Thanks for the info, Kevin....hope Tamiya decides to add this class to the TCS
956 body was on the Tamiya RM (Racing Master) chassis and was 1/12th. I have mine fully restored (was my first R/C car in '86) except for the body. I have the Toyota Dome 84C body on it. If I can ever find a real new Tamiya Porsche 956 body, well, let's just say I pretty don't much care the price is. Especially if it has the Rothmans additional stickers with it !
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Old 11-21-2005, 05:39 AM   #56
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So what type of tires/wheels do these things use? I read the post about adapting them to use 'normal' 1/10th foam, so what do they come with? Can you put TC rims on them?
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Im not exactly sure...Id email Tamiya about that. Its probably a particular foam or rubber unique to this particular chassis, but Im just guessing here
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Well, just picked up a Jag on Ebay....should be here next week
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and here is another one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Tamiya-1-10-...QQcmdZViewItem

And some clear bodies to boot:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tamiya-Jaguar-XJ...QQcmdZViewItem

And heck here are a few Mercedes:

http://cgi.ebay.com/1-10-RC-TAMIYA-M...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Tamiya-1-10-...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tamiya-58352-1-1...QQcmdZViewItem

And even a parts lot for these cars:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Tamiya-Group-C-p...QQcmdZViewItem
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Got mine from Dinball.....cheaper than getting it from the guy in San Fran

And I'm all over that Mazda when it comes out
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