Maintenance Corner

  • Screw Nirvana
    The next best thing to getting a new car? Getting all your spare screws organised! Oh the Joy! By the way, If anyone would like a screw sizer that makes this whole excersize a whole lot easier, I can make them easily, cheaply and in your favorite colour. (I recommend white because it contrasts with…
  • Maintenance Corner News! Optima Mid Re-Re ESC Mount
    The only little niggle I had left to fix with the Optima Mid was how the modern brushless ESC was mounted in the Chassis. As you can see below, even when you cut out the top deck as the manual suggests, the upward curve on the lower deck edge makes it very awkward to fix…
  • Maintenance Corner – 4th & 5th October
    I took a look at the B6.4d after quite a hefty, and annoyingly soggy Summer season. And quite a lot needed doing before starting the Winter Season this weekend at Cardiff. So that meant an 80% strip down. As I have the time, and the settings are going to be so radically different for Cardiff,…
  • Maintenance Corner – 01/07/2023
    Optima Mid Last time out at Mendip, I pulled the lower steering hub king pin screw out with a glance along the straight barrier. Again. Looks like this casting is a bit Dairylea. Yeah Racing do a CNC aluminium replacement. Nobody had stock of just this part, but it is included in a kit of…
  • Maintenance Corner 08/06/2023
    B6.4d The main whip came back from Mendip caked in a nasty coat of black fine dirt and sand 🙁 The box seems free and smooth still, so a full gearbox rebuild wasn’t needed, but the shocks and suspension needed some attention. I’ve made a short wheelbase mod to the rear lower arms that was…
  • Maintenance Corner
    I intend being on the right tyres on Sunday. 5 sets glued and Balanced last night.
  • Maintenance Corner
    2 days of work on Bodyshells. Yesterday I started on the original Associated shell. I did it in a bit of a rush, and experimented with waterslide decals under the paint. This method works, but you have to plan it very carefully, and you can’t rush it. The black stripe on the nose was a…
  • Maintenance Corner
    Gentle chilled day with only a few minor fixes and touches to the Mardave today. 1st, I made a spare Deans charging lead out of an old banana plug lead I wasn’t using and a leftover part I had. Second, the Front End was => 5mm ride height, which aparently on stilts for a Mardave,…
  • Motor burn out explained..
  • New Blingy Bits for the B6.4
    Got a few bits of bling for the B6.4, thanks to John at RC Octane for getting hold of these difficult parts. First, JConcepts rear diffuser, interesting, don’t know how much difference it will make, but It can’t hurt. Anything for a bit more downforce and grip at the back. https://jconcepts.net/aero-rear-diffuser-b61-t61-sc61 I finally managed to…
  • How do you fit these Tyres?
    Having a go with Proline Prism Tyres for the next round on carpet. Luckily, before I got the glue out, I noticed they are asymettrical, so there is a right and a wrong way of mounting them.
  • Ello John Got a New Motor?
    At the last Mendip meeting, I was finding that even the 7.5 was kicking out way too much power for a 2wd to stay controllable in wet or greasy conditions. So, I’ve scaled it back somewhat and got myself a new 10.5t Surpass Rocket V5R. I’m a big fan of the Surpass motors. The are…
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