Vintage Team Associated RC10B2 rebuild.

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Over the summer I stopped at a yard sale and found this vintage Team Associated RC10B2 buggy with 3 sets of wheels/tires, 3 Futaba transmitters(with only one battery holder that is missing a tab) 2 chargers, 5 random cans of paint, a dead 1200mah nicd battery, Novak Rooster brushed esc, Trinity Speed Gems 2 Quartz brushed motor and full retail packaging from 1995 for $50. I threw a different receiver in and tossed in my 1800mah nimh battery and was extremely surprised by how well it ran for a 22 year old rc car.
I tore it completely apart to see what if anything needed to be replaced, found 1 missing screw, 2 missing e clips, a few foam ball stud washers were missing, one of the rear camber/suspension mounts had a stripped hole, one bent front camber link and one bent shock shaft. Picked up most of the parts plus a few other odds and ends, right from Associated for $26.22 with shipping. I had to order some NOS camber links off eBay.

I lost a lot of my pictures doing the whole Photobucket debacle so I am missing a lot of my progress pictures.

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I started by rebuilding the Trinity Speed Gems 2 motor
Old springs and brushes.
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New springs and brushes installed.

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Rebuilt the bellcrank, replaced the bushings with flanged bearings and added the Factory Team steering post.

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New Kimbrough 81t spur.

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New tranny case.

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Shocks before.

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All tore apart.

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So many little parts lol

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All rebuilt.

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Mounted up the front steering for a RC10B4.3 so I could run hex wheels.

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For electronics I am running the brushed Dynamite speed control out of my Ecx Ruckus, a Traxxas 2056 servo, a Spektrum DX2.0, and a Spektrum receiver out of the Ruckus.

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Still need to get a new body for it but this is how she sits right now.
Associated RC10B4.3 wheels.
VP Pro Friction Soft 2.2 tires front and back.
Schumacher Tubby Foams.
Associated RC10B3 front a arms.
Factory Team Screw kit.
High downforce wing.
Rpm front bumper for the Associated T4.

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Idk why this thing is just so enjoyable to drive and it flies through the air so beautifully. I did learn that racing tires = no good for bashing. After about 4-5 packs they are bald :( Think I'm going to order some Duratrax Lockup ST 2.2s
 
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Found some bnib rpm a arms on ebay so I had to snatch them up.
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