Keyword

TOPIC:

Richard's Escort MkII build - TL01 ish based. 2 months 1 week ago #64340

poebe wrote: cool build! i love such custom makes!what motor is the blue one in the pictures? 

The motor is 10x1t Trinity Cobalt with 30900rpm.
I used that motor in a TL01 drifter many years ago.
I don't think I have a esc that can handle that motor atm.
Looked up the spec on my Sidewinder 3 esc and it only takes 19t I think it was...
Edit: My Hobbywing 1080 esc has limit of 10t on 2s, right on the boarder of the limit.
The following user(s) Liked this: stingray-63, poebe

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Richard's Escort MkII build - TL01 ish based. 2 months 1 week ago #64341

wow that is a nice one!
The following user(s) Liked this: caprinut

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Richard's Escort MkII build - TL01 ish based. 2 months 1 week ago #64342

We has a little snow storm today, so it was deffo inside weather today.
My mobil phone captures it very poorly, but at this point there was a snowflake at each 2" in all directions, so it was like looking at a white screen.


Gears was getting ready for install again.
Here I'm about to pour some hot glue into the diff.
Sadly I did not chech the gear mesh before I installed the gears into the rear gearbox and sadly the idler gear and the propeller gear was to worn to the point they would lock up while trying to turn.
Had some Tamiya gears in one of my parts car, but sadly it seems that Tamiya and HBX gears don't work together when mixed. I bet that is the cause the HBX chassis has 2mm ldifference in length vs a Tamiya one.


I had to reuse all the Tamiya gears from the part chassis.
While I was waiting the hot glue gun to heat up for gluing the Tamiya diff, I wondered if I could make the diff into a limitid slip differential with stock parts.
And the aswear is yes 
It is really simple, just add 1 extra shim under each side gears and you will have a LSD.
It's tight to turn, but it will turn.
Grease up as usual.


I'm looking forward to test that mod.
If it works, you will still have a stock diff that is easy to dismantle if you will go back to normal diff action 
The following user(s) Liked this: stingray-63, Al

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Richard's Escort MkII build - TL01 ish based. 2 months 1 week ago #64343

Nice storm richard. 
The following user(s) Liked this: caprinut

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Richard's Escort MkII build - TL01 ish based. 2 months 15 hours ago #64603

While charging my batteries today I continued on my TL01 Escort project.

Was not happy about the mounting of the rear dampers, so I drilled all the way through the suspension arm where the outer screw is located and fitted shortned dampers which are now at 54mm.
Had to use spacers behind the damper on both bottom and top at the shock tower to make it clear the shock tower.
On the bottom I used a long bolt from the damper side.


Looks like this from the underside now


Also fitted the servo and made up the steering links from some random bits from my spare part bin.
The servo is stripped (Futaba S3003), so I need to get a set of new gears for it next time I'm at my LHS.


One of the front body post mounting tubes broke off again. (tried to glue it after the clean up), so I need to fab that area in styrene.
I plan to do drive this with RWD, but I will try to repair the damage so I can use it as 4WD if I want to.
Front body post's are really not needed as I can fab something that will sit on the shock tower, either magnet based or welcro. Most likely welcro due the nature of rally.


Then I played with 1.9 rally block tires on CC01 wheels.
To bad there is not someting rally related regarding tire size between M chassis and 1.9 touring ones.
Well there is, the Celica GRB rally tires, which is perfect in size, but the wheel size is odd at 1.7", which is the same as HPI Cup Racer MX60 wheel and tires, not to mention the GRB tires are a bit rare these days and cost a small fortune.
The road M60 tires are 58.5mm in diameter and the 1.9 rally block tires are 70.
Something around 65mm would be prefect for the Escort.
M wheel tire and wheels are to small for the Escort in my opinion.


If you happen to know a rally tire size that are between M chassis M60 size and 1.9 rally block tires, that are somewhat easy to come by, I'm all ears!
The following user(s) Liked this: stingray-63

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Richard's Escort MkII build - TL01 ish based. 2 months 13 hours ago #64609

I learned here that the first escort (tiger strip deco) has smaller rims than standard, and very rare tires. But the same size than QD. 

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Richard's Escort MkII build - TL01 ish based. 2 months 11 hours ago #64611

Yep I know. But those tires has paddle like thread that I don't think look good at all.

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Richard's Escort MkII build - TL01 ish based. 2 months 10 hours ago #64612

And classic slicks on classics rims?

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Richard's Escort MkII build - TL01 ish based. 2 months 6 hours ago #64613

stingray-63 wrote: And classic slicks on classics rims?

Yep that is an option I have.
Wanted to make a rally setup, but tarmac setup with slicks is also an option.
Found 63mm rally tires on ebay, which is 7mm smaller than the Tamiya rally block tires for the 1.9" wheels. so rally tires is possible with 1.9, as I think the ones I tested above is a little too big.

I can also make some smaller rally tires, by cut a section out of them, reglue and fit them to some MX60 wheels.
Think I'm going for these, HPI MX60 8 spoke 3mm offset for the front


And 3mm offset for the rear if there is room enough.


I do have 4 slick tires that is currently fitted to my Porche 959 chassis, and I really need two more set, one to these Escort ones and one for the Orginal 959 wheels.
No funds currently, but I can borrow the set from the 959 for the time being to test out 
The following user(s) Liked this: stingray-63, Lemsko

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Richard's Escort MkII build - TL01 ish based. 1 month 3 weeks ago #64701

A bit dizzy today, but I wanted to something rc related anyway as my rc day yesterday went out of the window due to too much activity in one day.

So this needed dampers, or shocks depending where you are.
The only ones I have that fit touring cars but is not in use, was on a non complete custom project that have been on the backburner for over 10 years..
These are the Fluorine Coated TRF dampers I belive, that used to sit on my TL01 drifter project 14 years ago.
Far too nice for this project really, but these is all I got atm.


I swapped the lower suspension arms side to side so the mounting eye for the damper is located under the arm (will cut off later), then I fitted some ball ends that was a tad longer so the dampers are around 60mm and I can now use the full travel of the dampers.
It now share the same hole as the outer screw pin


At the rear it bolts right on. I'm out of spacers at the moment, so I need to buy some soon.
Spacers is handy for spacing out stuff like dampers if the don't clear stuff, like here on the shock tower and upper suspension arm.


.Might swap springs from back to front as I think the rear ones is a tad softer, I think the springs are from the soft tuner set if I remember correctly.


And here is size difference between 1.9 touring car wheels as on the car to the right, HPI MX60 Cup Racer wheel which is 1.7", and regular M chassis wheel that are 1.5"
For the Escort I think 1.9 is a tad too big, the stock M chassis wheels is too small (don't like 13" on Escorts in real life), which makes me think the 1.7" MX60 wheels will be perfect.
If my calculations is right, a Rally Block tire cut down to MX60 will have a diameter of 65mm.
M chassis rally tires are 60mm and 1.9 rally blocks are 70 in diameter.
Before I can start this I need the Escort body and I need to buy some rubberized glue for the tires that needs to be modified.


Btw: this is the long term porject that gave up the dampers.
A Toyoya AE86 body on some TA02 stuff, styrene chassis for the scale interior.
This was part of a build off project on a previous forum, but it got never completed, or really started.





Before I can do a test drive I need to get hold of a pair of driveshafts and new gear set for my servo.
I do have a spare servo that is new, but do shivers so it more of a annoying problem than working.
I may solder some resistors instead of the pot meter to see if I can make it better (same method is used for making as servo winch, pluss you have to pull the stop pin in the main gear)

I hope to buy the Escort body as soon as Tamico have it in stock (I'm out of funds anyway this month)
The following user(s) Liked this: stingray-63, Lemsko

Please Log in to join the conversation.

Last edit: by caprinut.
Moderators: Jonny RetroAndyAus
Time to create page: 0.107 seconds
Cookies are required to make this site work. If you continue to use this site you permit us to use cookies.