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Scored this today. ZC-104W was made for ’95 World Spec AKA Pavidis edition. this kit came with the body and undertray as well. thin and lightweight.
it came at ’95 with Works 91/93 arms on early YR-4 chassis. it was out of my concern ’cause I already had all of Yoke buggies except for 834B. and it looked funny at first glance and seemed to be packed from the leftover parts of YR-4, Works, and YZ10. but this kit has a few good parts for building or restoring Yoke buggies.
the wing is the same one on 870C and Works
rear axles are perfect replacements for 834B
the body is almost identical to Protech 4 which was stock ’88 YZ10
YZ10 wheels and Pavidis tires
it came from Yokomo
only 6 diff balls for each diff (50%)
sedan shocks and towers (.56 stroke)
have to replace the center shaft if you want to install TCS or torque limiter
molded F/R bulkhead (it could be good from a different point of view)
early weak hinge pins which are too long
funny box art
anyway, I found a NIB lat week, again
and few more pictures from the kit I split for my 870C build a couple of years ago
I got one. and my friend told me he got one before. the day was so cold. and I notice the shock-end screw was loosen. I didn’t know RPM provides lifetime warranty on the arms. mailed them and got a reply. but they didn’t find a NOS yet
won the 1st at 4WD, and 2nd at 2WD. I still have 3 more races remaining this year. and the start was not bad. the motor was limited to 540 till last year to protect fragile tamiya buggies. the rule have changed on the motor. and it’s 23T (=13.5T) now. and they made the “insect class” for grasshopper and it’s friends. it was a great fun to watch insect class race. I rent my grasshopper to my friend. and he got the 3rd on the class
RPM ’91 conversion on FL tub. it’s one of my favorite buggies. the track is narrow. so I put this reversible ESC for 2WD class. the steering came from my ’94 worlds which got MIP steering after I took the original steering off
Tires: front Jconcepts rib
rear Proline bowtie
Motor: Yokomo M stock 23T
ESC: Novak Rooster 12T
’94 YZ10 with a few mods. the winter is very cold here. and the yellow and soft 834B steering worked great. my favorite setup with yokomo buggies is 5/64″ thrust balls like AE cars. larger 6 (or 7) balls can make smooth and durable rear diff than tiny 8 of 1/16″ thrust balls in the kits can do
Tires: front Losi Blockhead
rear Losi Bar Codes
Motor: Speed Passion V3 13.5T
ESC: LRP Sphere comp. 2007 edition
maybe it’s the best trick for the race.
hot pack rules!
Stock epoxy towers were strong enough. but later world champ edition towers are not. I’ll try FL towers at this weekend. thanks to my friend uncle grampa Al
it’s a older version which doesn’t have a scoop on the right side
my friend made me this nice battery holder
the buttons made from apple tree
I thought I got some bent hinge pins after the 1st run on the track. but the problem was the molded plastic bushings in the trailing arms. then I got 10 pcs of 3x6x2.5mm bearing from a ebay seller for $6.50 shipped. but the cheap bearings were nasty as well. they didn’t seem to have the bearing lube inside.
the bearings worked much better after I applied Super Lube a couple of times. but it would be a better idea getting the quality bearings than buying the cheap, nasty, and lube-less bearings. but this nasty one is much better than stock plastic bushing
conclusion: the suspension bushings must be replaced with bearings, or the trailing arms wouldn’t work someday. I already experienced this
I didn’t see that kind of large front wheels before yokomo made them. it was ’86 maybe ’85 when yokomo released 55mm diameter front wheels which became the standard 10 years later. (acutually 2.2″ = 56mm)
I’m still running the wheels at the race with modern 2.2″ tires. F/R wheels both have deep offset to provide bigger threads
and, on the design.. they are super cool
the header card is saying – Lower Sus. Arm Set Cold Weather 480 Yen
one of my friends. actually a nephew of my friend made this tube frame for me
it’s so heavy. but it runs not that bad with a mabuch 540 motor.
the box art gold arms look great. I asked to my friend pargu2000 (http://stores.ebay.com/pargu2000) to make them. they look so great. and the handling is much better than ever. we made 20 sets. and sold the rest of them on ebay
found this pickup cover from a box yesterday.
had a few original PAFs through later Gibson picks before. and a few Voodoo’s and Tim White’s as well
I think it was from Gibson or could be from Voodoo. but Voodoo pickup cover was different as far as I remember. I still believe it was from Gibson. I hope someone tell me when and where it came from exactly
also found a set of DMC (Dead Mint Club) covers