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Old 04-20-2011, 07:52 AM
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Well Droopy it looks like a 1/12 scale chassis but Im still scratchin my head. Jury is still out on this one.
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BTW I picked this up the other day... Is it wrong to love a car? Now if I can only get the Ferrari 330 P4 I will be satisfied...(right)



Kyosho Daytona Cobra Nostalgic Series

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Here is my old Serpent Impact 2WD 1992 or 1993. The engine is an Mega RS15. Have wheels/tires somewhere and some spareparts.
Was a pleasure to drive and low wear on the tires.
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here's mine
it's a colt 10. not sure what year it was made.



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Nice AndromK3. Looks like the first picture was when it was new. Looks like a direct drive also... interesting.
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Originally Posted by rccobra705 View Post
Here is my old Serpent Impact 2WD 1992 or 1993. The engine is an Mega RS15. Have wheels/tires somewhere and some spareparts.
Was a pleasure to drive and low wear on the tires.
Looks like a good restore project. Cleaned up and completed it would be a shelf queen for sure.

I have a Serpent 835 that I just resurrected from a complete parts flying, lost signal crash into a signpost base in a parking lot. Will post some pics soon
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Nice AndromK3. Looks like the first picture was when it was new. Looks like a direct drive also... interesting.
the first pic is how it looks now, here's a pic of what it looked like when i bought it.
i got lucky and found a new in package original wing and air filter for it.

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Wow big improvement. Is that a new body or did you repaint it? Also nice wheels, where did you get them?
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^^ thanks..
the wheels and tires i got off e-bay, they're for a tamiya f103 or 104 can't remember off the top of my head.
the body is a new protoform retro body.
just have to get a helmet now and sand the body's edges and she's ready for the shelf..
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I have a new in package Tamiya Helmet set for 20.00 shipped.
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hey guys im having some issues finding out what this chassis is from,i got it at a local hobby shops swap meet they had where i picked up a good amount of vintage stuff but this chassis is bugging me. it is definitly onroad and it looks to be a belt drive 4wd on road car. now i have searched online high and low and it has a very uncanny resemblance to the yokomo yz 10 with more narrow front and back areas. can one of the rc gurus tell me what this is and how to get parts to make it whole...i have just what you see.
That is an Optima Mid chassis of some sort...Kyosho had about 20 cars based off that.
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That is an Optima Mid chassis of some sort...Kyosho had about 20 cars based off that.
I was thinking the same thing but I think that may actually be a JG Manufacturing chassis for the Optima Mid. There were so may companies that did aftermarket products back then. But JG did lots of fiberglass chassis if I remember correctly.

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Originally Posted by NytroNutz View Post
Well Droopy it looks like a 1/12 scale chassis but Im still scratchin my head. Jury is still out on this one.
its definitly 1/10 scale...its same legnth and wheelbase as my 10L
robk seems to think its a kyosho but im not sure which one
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Best bet, go to www.rc10talk.com -- all the vintage gurus are there and they have sections for all cars including Kyosho. They will dial you in.
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thank you robk for cracking it open and thank you corallyman for going in that crack and busting it wide open....i just researched jg manufacturing and i noticed an ebay ad in the yahoo search and it is indeed a jg manufacturing optima mid OVAL conversion. now how in the hell am i gonna get every part to get this thing into a roller....anyone have parts laying around that just aint to their standard to get this vintage beast up and going?
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