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58047 Hotshot 2 months 1 week ago #64959

I was going to suggest screw extractors, But then you said you got them out. As for the slotted screw just make sure you use a good fitting head.   Looks like it will be a great car once its all done. I've just started looking for parts for my restorations. Good luck and enjoy the fun. 

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58047 Hotshot 2 months 1 week ago #64961

Reverse drillbits also work.
Many don't know there is actually such items out there...
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58047 Hotshot 2 months 1 week ago #64963

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jord001 wrote: I was going to suggest screw extractors, But then you said you got them out. As for the slotted screw just make sure you use a good fitting head.   Looks like it will be a great car once its all done. I've just started looking for parts for my restorations. Good luck and enjoy the fun. 

Lee

 



Thanks Lee, I still have a cross head screw to get out.
Its size M3.
I've seen these drill bits advertised, I just never thought they would be small enough to work at hobby size screw level.
Cheers.
 

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58047 Hotshot 2 months 6 days ago #64964

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caprinut wrote: Reverse drillbits also work.
Many don't know there is actually such items out there...

Cheers Richard, I'm definitely one of those people. It's a new one on me, but then I'm always learning off you guys. Thanks .
 

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58047 Hotshot 2 months 6 days ago #64984

I've had no luck with commercial screw extractors.  They always seem much too big for the 3mm screws Tamiya kits use.  If I can I usually cut a slot in the screw head with a Dremel cutoff wheel and then use a flat head driver to remove it.
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58047 Hotshot 1 month 3 weeks ago #65217

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It was time to crack open the instruction manual. The last time this was used was in 1985 when I originally built my Hotshot.

I gave some parts another clean.
And away we go.

Rear gear box. I’m going to replace only parts that are of no use. So all the original parts have been cleaned and are now going back in.

Rear gear box together. It was ball raced originally and after a soak in oil, the original bearings are used throughout.
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My original Demon motor is going back in.
This had the old rubber balloon encrusted on it.
I’ve fitted it for now, but it still needs more work.
 

The front gear box next. All put back together.

 

Then it’s back to the rear gear box and fit the trailing arms.

Axles and shafts in, all back together.
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The final bit of work was to start on the front trailing arms.

First replacement new parts being used. The flat head M3 screws holding the steering knuckles on. They are from an NOS screw bag.8
I’ll have to work around this stage a bit, as I still have an old knackered screw to get out.
But I’ll try and keep the build going as everything else is fine and ready to be reassembled.
Hopefully I’ll get some more done tomorrow.
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58047 Hotshot 1 month 3 weeks ago #65220

I love this type of revival. Good state worn but not exploded and lot of reminds... 
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Day 2 of the build.
So I can’t finish the front trailing arms, but I’m going to push on.

I do intend to paint the driver, but at this point I haven’t got the right paint for his body and the helmet which bear in mind was originally painted 36 years ago, well the paint is beginning to flake off, so this needs redoing.
I’m not sure about silver for the helmet either ????

So I can at least carry on with the back end.
Suspension crank is on next. Plus what I assume is an anti roll bar.

And the rear gear box gets attached to the chassis.
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