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Look what the mailman brought today ! 2 months 6 days ago #72701

I love Associated buggies, but building them with a mixture of metric and imperial sized hardware is always confusing.  I wish they would stick with one or the other.  The RC industry is almost standardized on metric (even American companies like Traxxas), but not Team Associated.
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Look what the mailman brought today ! 2 months 6 days ago #72703

Reminds of my time as car mechanic working on Volvos from their transition period. Metric and imperial all together. You really had to examine every f****** screw.
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Look what the mailman brought today ! 2 months 5 days ago #72723

That's one of the reason I have yet to buy a AE car.
I just don't like imperial stuff, period.


Capri is a mess when it comes to bolts as it was produced both in UK and Germany.
Some bolts are imperial with metric heads and visa versa, and the 3 litre is all imperial as that was an UK made engine.
Some places you can get away using metric tools as 3/4" for example is close to 19mm.
Having worked on lot of these cars, I usually don't think any more of it as I tend to grab the right spanner/socket for the job.
But finding a right bolt for example front leaf spring eye unless going to a spare part holder or Capri breaker is impossible as it has shank, imperial botl size and metric head.
Luckly there is a few companies out there who make new bolts now and then. Some are the same as Escort Mk1 Mk2.


Worse if a real car has both imperial, metric and old english bolts, yes there is infact something that is not metric nor imperial.
I recently heard of such car that had all 3 types of bolts, just can't remember what. Probably a MG or something like that.

Only non metric, small stuff I own is a few allen keys, one of them for imperial set screw on pinions.
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Look what the mailman brought today ! 2 months 5 days ago #72727

Volvo definitely was one of them, Saab i am not sure. I have only worked on 60ies Saab96s and Saabs from 1980 and later.
Luckily my PV544 was all imperial. But it was pretty expensive to get a toolset for the car.

With such mix of units you are basically at th saem situation like our german army with their clothes sizes. There are 3 sizes available, "too small", "too big" and last but not least "doesnt fit"
 
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Look what the mailman brought today ! 2 months 5 days ago #72731

I had the chance to find some imperial/us sized keys and tools. One of my friend gave me some tools and I found other ones in militaria reunions. (WW2 wyllis jeep tools).
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Look what the mailman brought today ! 2 months 5 days ago #72734

I guess I am lucky, both my Silverado and my GT can be almost completely disassembled with 2 or 3 hand tools. 😅
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Look what the mailman brought today ! 2 months 4 days ago #72739

With another vintage race meeting in a few weeks, I designed a simple tee shirt for our little group. I also ordered the design on a magnetic sign for the race trailer ;) 

 



If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem mate :)
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Look what the mailman brought today ! 2 months 4 days ago #72740

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Look what the mailman brought today ! 2 months 2 days ago #72741

Got these 90mm Element Enduro shocks yesterday for my comp crawler build.
They are brand new only used for mock up build.
Element is the crawling/scale segment of Team Associated

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Look what the mailman brought today ! 1 month 4 weeks ago #72756

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I wasn’t sure where to post this, as these came via a friend who was clearing out his mum’s house. They belonged to his brother and he phoned me up to see if I wanted them.
Of course I did!!!
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