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Old 05-14-2009, 01:35 PM   #1
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Hi all, Newbee - new thread.

I am back into the RC hobby (old guy 40ish) and am having the most fun in a long time.

Anyway, I have been all over the web trying to find out what this car is a friend of mine brought nover. It has a Subaru Body and is a Kyosho 4WD street car. He is younger and says it is a drift car but i don't think that is necesscerily what it is although it could be used for that.

Long story short I thought i would start a thread for anyone trying to figure out how to identify older RC cars but in particular this Kyosho. I am going to post pics below.

Here is the info I can give based on what I have found so far:

Aluminum chassis - silver
Nitro
4WD (AWD)
fully independant suspension
it is NOT a wrc05 although it might be an older version
needs some front suspension parts and a front drive shaft

Sorry for the long post but an dying to get this figured out so we can find parts if possible.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:57 PM   #2
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I found a site that sells old rc cars. I'll try dig it up and post it for you. You may have to wait till I get home though. Since its in my IE history of computer at home.
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thanks!

I have browsed several sites which sell or collect "vintage" Kyo stuff but it is all too old. I am guessing this car isn't all that old. Early 2000 at the oldest.

Any help appreciated. I know we'll figure it out and the posting of sites dealing with older cars will help others as well.

Thanks again!
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The good news is, I found the site. The bad news is your car is not on it, which means your car is much older than I thought (pre-2000). The Fazer Pure Ten was the oldes Kyosho nitro onroad car they had on the site and it was no longer available.

We're gonna have to wait for some of the oldtimers or collectors to tell us what car that is.

I will tell you that getting parts for that car will be next to impossible and probably not worth the effort. If you still want to pursue it, scour google, cragislist, ebay and such sites for parts or a car that you can swap parts with.

Another good thing is, Kyosho does tend to use parts from previous cars in their newer cars so you might be able to get some parts (front driveshaft) from the FW05 or Phazer to work with it.

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If it was a fazer, you'd be in good shape. They came out about a year or two ago. They just came out with some more hop-ups for it.

Its either a pureten alfa, or the rally version of the inferno TR15, (thinking its the inferno). Think you can still download the manuals from Kyosho for them. Should give you pics to help you out.
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Check with these guys. They have parts and manuals for vintage rc vehicles:

Lightning Hobbies/RC

The chassis looked like a 1987 Burns 4wd buggy. I found on this page

http://www.kyosho.com/eng/company/im...tory_img73.jpg

That's all I got for now
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Thanks for the input!

I found a pic of an fw05 from austrailia and it is very close to this car. I believe it is an older version although I have to admit to not knowing the Kyo designations or models well. I will see if I can find that pic again and post it. The designation on the FW05 i found also says "pure ten" which must be the actual model. I am thinking it is an older "pure ten". Does that sound like it makes any sense?

This car was found at the Goodwill for 5$ and runs and drove fine until Tony (the owner) crashed it. He did replace the transmitter and reciever set as the transmitter was missing when bought, but that was only 35$. I guess it's worth trying to fix just for fun or if nothing else it is a good parts sled. Thinking of using the engine and servos in a boat.

From what I can tell Kyosho stuff is well made and respected and I am inclined to restore it just because the car deserves it.

Since this thread is kind of about old RC cars (although kind of specific) I might introduce my old Black Foot and see if there is any chance of finding parts for it (half kidding). That might throw us off topic too far though.

Thanks again everyone, Looking forward to solving the mystery.

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The tank and engine could have been changed... I don't think the kyo engines had recoils in the 80's, or the flip top tanks.

Not an fw-05,... engines on the wrong side.

The wheels look more like super10 wheels. (made me think it might be an inferno 10 tr.... but its not... chassis different) Can you tell us the diameter?

I'm gonna say early 90's... some version of the super10.
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Show us more pictures of engine and front anf rear shock towers. Take pictures a little closer than before and brighten them up please. Thanks
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Workin on more detailed pics. More soon.

thanks again,
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Ok, here are some more detailed pics.

Also, the wheel dia. is (with my 10$ calliper): 6.1cm x 3.5cm

I am noticing all the talk of Supertens seems to include talking of the "upper deck", they hav a top and a bottom chassis piece. Mine does not.

Some older manuals I looked at for the RS200 have a single chassis piece like this one which looks the same but that is all I can tell from the line drawings in the manuals.

Also notice the fan attached by the gas tank. It could be after matket but I doubt it since everything else seems bone stock. I can't find another car with that on it.
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the last pics, unless there are requests for more.
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The more I looked at it last night, the more it looked like one of the QRC cars. It doesn't have any brakes right?? Looks like it has the QRC transmission (reverse)

If so it would have been made around 99 - 02.

Yes the wheels are from a super10, so are the front and rear diffs.

Lower A frames are from a GP spider, steering knuckles are part OT-16, front C blocks are OT-55

Engine is a GS11X

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You have the rally version of this.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...tage-rare.html

Mooneyes Van 31852
Subaru Impreza (wrc) 31911
Ford Escort 31912

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CAn be purchased here if you're interested, then use your old car for parts. Check and see if they might have parts, but I doubt it

http://www.rchobby.co.uk/kyosho_moon...treet_van.html
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