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Old 09-11-2009, 03:02 PM   #16
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I won the 1990 US Nationals 1/8 Pan class with a Associated RC300BD slightly modified. You would be better off re-using the old wheels and putting new rubber on them. Also unless the bite is just fantastic on you track, you need a relatively soft tire, maybe a 30 or even 25 shore. The front caster needs to be set at around 7 to 10 deg. for medium to high traction tracks. The front tires need to be a hard compound, 40 0r 45 shore. Check the Ball diff, It has to have a very smooth action. Set the diff relatively loose for low traction, tighter as the traction improves. Lots of rear wing is needed compared to the cars we are running today. Thats about it, These two-wheel drive dino's actually handle pretty good if set-up properly.

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Sounds like if we get it right we can have a lot of fun with this old girl.

I am a total newby, We might have owned this thing for 25 years but as I said its hardly ever run because of a variety of reasons that I wont go into here.
So now I have the will and interest + somewhere to run it but being new I have no idea where to even get rubber from.
The local shops are saying I will have to modify wheels off newer cars to fit because they reckon donuts are near impossible to get.

I'm presuming by what your saying that its simply not that hard and I just havent been directed to the right place yet?

Also, I'm presuming I will have to Glue and True them myself on one of those little wheel "lathes" (freestanding thing with an axle on it, not really a lathe) you spin by hand?

I truly have no clue because the things still got the original foam donuts on it, It really really never got very far each time we ran it
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Sounds like if we get it right we can have a lot of fun with this old girl.

I am a total newby, We might have owned this thing for 25 years but as I said its hardly ever run because of a variety of reasons that I wont go into here.
So now I have the will and interest + somewhere to run it but being new I have no idea where to even get rubber from.
The local shops are saying I will have to modify wheels off newer cars to fit because they reckon donuts are near impossible to get.

I'm presuming by what your saying that its simply not that hard and I just havent been directed to the right place yet?

Also, I'm presuming I will have to Glue and True them myself on one of those little wheel "lathes" (freestanding thing with an axle on it, not really a lathe) you spin by hand?

I truly have no clue because the things still got the original foam donuts on it, It really really never got very far each time we ran it
.were you able to locate donuts yet???......
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Old 09-12-2009, 05:20 PM   #18
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Nope, I've spent quite a bit of time searching too :-(

They must be available somewhere!
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I won the 1990 US Nationals 1/8 Pan class with a Associated RC300BD slightly modified. You would be better off re-using the old wheels and putting new rubber on them. Also unless the bite is just fantastic on you track, you need a relatively soft tire, maybe a 30 or even 25 shore. The front caster needs to be set at around 7 to 10 deg. for medium to high traction tracks. The front tires need to be a hard compound, 40 0r 45 shore. Check the Ball diff, It has to have a very smooth action. Set the diff relatively loose for low traction, tighter as the traction improves. Lots of rear wing is needed compared to the cars we are running today. Thats about it, These two-wheel drive dino's actually handle pretty good if set-up properly.

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.thanks for the setup.i have NO diff on my car...i do have some hockey puck compound front tires though.........
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Nope, I've spent quite a bit of time searching too :-(

They must be available somewhere!
.did you call BSR????....



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Old 09-13-2009, 08:21 AM   #21
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Johns BSR Racing
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No, I just thought thats was his signature?!
Maybe I better email him
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Had to show you fellow vintage guys this , RC flier5.pdfplease check the flier
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Had to show you fellow vintage guys this , Attachment 502210please check the flier


What do they consider "vintage"?
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:07 AM   #24
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Any pan chassis 1/8 on road car or 2wd suspension chassis . no 4wd chassis with front belt removed though.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:02 AM   #25
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There is someone (8raceng) selling a number of sets of tires on Ebay heres how to find them -on the home page click on TOYS & HOBBIES , then scroll down to RADIO CONTROL PARTS AND ACCESSORIES and click on that in the search box type in VINTAGE DELTA when that screen comes up scroll down to the STORES area and look there.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/vintage-delta-pa...3286.m20.l1116

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Old 09-26-2009, 01:19 PM   #27
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I have an old RC500BD that I have been on and off trying to get rid of. I have some spare parts in there original packaging and a little box of misc. parts. The car has a set of tires on it that were like new,but that was almost 25 years ago. The car is in good shape. No radio or motor. Send me an e-mail and I can send pics. I'll try to post here but last time I tried I had trouble.

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Over here in the UK I'm finding the same problem, good to see so much interest in vintage/historic cars though. Have you guys in the states had a look at rcretro.com?
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I still havent got any new tires because I've gotten complacent about that.....But I did get a Modern body for my RC300BD.
Yes, Old Skool would look cooler but frankly, I'd rather drive the thing knowing that it has tons of downforce and great aerodynamics.
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