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I have issues.
But most of you know that by now...

A lot of stuff has come and gone since the last update in this thread.
I have decided that I want to learn the black art of brushed motor rebuilding.
It is a dying practice and that is why the attraction, they are super cheap.
So you have to have some of the tools to work on them...


Then you also need some victims....






In my web travels I also picked up a set of vintage RC10L pan cars because I wanted too...




This one came and went. A Helion Dominus 4x4 truck...


I found this Toy Story "RC" at Goodwill a few weeks ago.
It will look nifty living on one of my Grasshopper chassis....


I picked up another Bolink Digger, this time a truck.
It is brand new never been driven....


It matches my little old VW just right...



The worst performance mod is whatever you're limited to because you convinced yourself (or others) that anything bigger or faster was too extreme for a street car.

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I also found a few months ago a Lightning McQueen toy at the Goodwill.
It was going to go onto one of my road cars, but then I sold both of them.
Max found that it fit perfectly onto my Lunchbox.
Now it is Lunchbox McQueen....


I found these two Team Associated SC10's on the same weekend.
I wanted to see if I liked the truck and got each for a smoking deal from different places.

I traded off the blue one and barely run the orange one.

Here is my brushless 1/10th scale Slash piloted by Max and my brushless Summit driven by me.
I bought the Slash as a beaten and abused machine.
It was rebuilt and now is my goto machine.

The Summit is a 1/8th scale unicorn for me.
They cost a buttload new and are out of my reach and are way more than I would want to pay anyway.
I did find this one with a blown rearend.
The owner needed money to pay bills.
So I jumped on the truck.
Come to find out it has several hundred dollars in upgrades bolted onto it.
I came out way ahead with it and I fixed the rear diff and now it flies.
I was able to let Max take off in the Slash and then I could take off after him, run him over and keep on going.

These are old trucks from Radio Shack.
The yellow truck was the first r/c that I had as a wee whipper snapper.
I have seen them for sale on Ebay and elsewhere for up to $40 just for the truck.
I found them both on different trips for $4 each.
They will both be upgraded with hobby grade radios for more fun...


While at the Bug Run I did find these for a decent price of $25....



The camo one works well, the grey one needs some work or a new radio setup.
I upgraded the camo one to lipo too boot.
It shoots 6mm bb's out of the turret as it drives.
Fun to chase the kids with.

Holy mackerel, that is a lot of junk...
The worst performance mod is whatever you're limited to because you convinced yourself (or others) that anything bigger or faster was too extreme for a street car.

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Holy mackerel, that is a lot of junk...


:agree:
Mark

1967 Convertible
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