Felt like doing a quick write up on the cars I ran at this years Vintage Nationals.
Firstly 2WD Buggy. I picked up this car used. Its a Kyosho Turbo Ultima with a Ultima Pro chassis. Here is a pic with the body on:
The body was a reproduction by TBG available via ebay. The decals came from MCI Racing (of Canada). For the colored parts on the body I painted them using the original decals to trace the lines, then painted them my colors.
I ran an upgrade steering rack that came out of an RC10. I ran a Peak Racing 4200 stick pack – old school looking and light weight. I think the transverse weight helped.
Up front I ran a massive 48G of weight! I also ran RB6.6 shocks.
Wheels are 2.2 Kyosho rims I believe made for the Tomahawk and are readily available.
Ran a Tekin RS Gen 2 Spec with a Gen3 17.5 Motor.
I brought the car used and the battery posts and straps probably aren’t needed as I have my battery taped in. Has Lunsford Turnbuckles as you can see below:
- Shock Oils F450cst / R350cst (2mm limiters in Front AND Rear)
- Pistons F1.4×3 / R1.6×2
- Springs F White, R Gold
- Ride Height F 26, R 28
- Camber R-2 F-3
For 4WD Buggy I built a Lazer ZX/R. Its a mix of the Lazer ZX with R parts.
Again body from Team Blue Groove on Ebay.
The body also includes chassis under tray :
For the clutch, used ZX-R slipper assembly. The original 100T 48p spurs are tough to find. Found a Schumacher 98T spur that was a direct fit. Used Associated Hex disk pads that dropped in with a little dremeling.
Ran a Tekin RSX speed controller with a Tekin Gen3 10.5 motor.
My car has gear diffs that are not sealed so can’t hold any fluid.
Ran RB6 shocks. Rear Tower and Wing Mount are ZX originals.
Ran a Saddle pack which made the car a little heavy. Shorty maybe better way to go.
Ran a ZX6 Steering Rack. It requires a little shimming to get it level but works good.
Front end pretty much stock. Alum Knuckles.
- Shock Oils F450cst / R350cst (2mm limiters in Front)
- Pistons F1.6×2 / R1.4×3
- Springs F Pink, R Gold
- Ride Height F 20, R 20
- Camber R-2 F-2