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Old 12-22-2007, 07:44 PM   #1
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Default Cox 049 Nissan GTP

Here's a picture of my Cox Nissan GTP. Fairly complete, missing body, front bumper, and zip cord (starter). Pretty dirty from spilled fuel and road grime. I'm working on cleaning it up and getting it ready for warmer weather to run it.

It looks like a standard 1/12th body will drop right on, same wheelbase and width as my AE RC12l3.

Anyone have a manual I can get a copy of? Know of a work around for the missing zip cord?
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Old 12-30-2007, 04:39 AM   #2
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Default How to prime this puppy?

In the old airplane days these engines had their exhaust ports exposed so you could add a drop of fuel in the cylinder to prime it. This engine has a collar to collect the exhaust and I can't see how to prime it.

Cover the air intake and roll it over a time or two to draw fuel in?

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Near as I can tell Cox sold them from 1989 to 1993.

I did get a zip stick for starting it by taking the car into the oldest hobby shop in the area and showing it to the owner's wife. She got the owner on the telephone. He came in and found the zip stick in his warehouse. It was the last part he had for this car. My local hobby shop came through for me again.

Looking forward to running the car this spring. I may try to fire it up in the garage when the wife isn't home. I remember these old 049 engines being unbelievably loud for their size.

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Near as I can tell Cox sold them from 1989 to 1993.

I did get a zip stick for starting it by taking the car into the oldest hobby shop in the area and showing it to the owner's wife. She got the owner on the telephone. He came in and found the zip stick in his warehouse. It was the last part he had for this car. My local hobby shop came through for me again.

Looking forward to running the car this spring. I may try to fire it up in the garage when the wife isn't home. I remember these old 049 engines being unbelievably loud for their size.

Happy new year.
Thanks cool look to me your ready for some old school funKeep me posted on the outcome good luck.
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Default Help needed on how to start

This car starts by using a zip stick to get the engine spinning. Well my 18 year old NIB plastic zip stick broke. I need to get this car running now that the weather is nice.

I really don't want to alter the layout of the engine/running gear. I want to keep that vintage look.

Any ideas? I am thinking about using a big pinion gear on a shaft spun by a electric motor to spin the starter gear. Sort of like a Team Cobra tire truer.
The gear I have to mesh with is to the center of the car just left of the brass colored band. The starter gear is in a recessed groove. The gear is 32 pitch the largets pinion I've found so far is 22 tooth.

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Old 05-29-2008, 08:43 PM   #7
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I have owned and operated these cars for nearly 20 years now. I can help you get going, if you still have it. You can e-mail me at [email protected]. Here is a pic of one of my cars.
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I just finished converting this very car to electric using spare parts I had! It has a top speed of around 24mph, which is pretty good considering I'm running a 20t brushed motor.
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I recently sold a used rear pod that looked liked it had been Dremeled for an electric motor. I wondered what the completed car would have looked like. Thanks for sharing.
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I recently sold a used rear pod that looked liked it had been Dremeled for an electric motor. I wondered what the completed car would have looked like. Thanks for sharing.
No problem . This is my current wiring and gearing setup. It goes around 27 now with a 23t pinion
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If anyone can get me a copy if the instruction sheet for this car I would be forever grateful.
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Just found mine and scanned it, then uploaded it to SendSpace
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Here's a picture of my Cox Nissan GTP. Fairly complete, missing body, front bumper, and zip cord (starter). Pretty dirty from spilled fuel and road grime. I'm working on cleaning it up and getting it ready for warmer weather to run it.

It looks like a standard 1/12th body will drop right on, same wheelbase and width as my AE RC12l3.

Anyone have a manual I can get a copy of? Know of a work around for the missing zip cord?
That's awesome. Brings back memories, I had the NASCAR back in like 1990.

Right on!
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here's a some pics of our GTP done we purchased about 4 years ago..box art paint, transmitter and zip stick included!

http://fastharry.com/2011/05/31/cox-...intage-rc-car/
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here's a some pics of our GTP done we purchased about 4 years ago..box art paint, transmitter and zip stick included!

http://fastharry.com/2011/05/31/cox-...intage-rc-car/
Hi I was going to buy one and just wanted to know what the market is paying for one of these what did you pay for yours if you don't mind thanks
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