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Old 04-08-2009
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sport was yellow and TQ was blue!
I've got a red chassis

Think it was an 'Option' my original blue one got cut up & sprayed black for the gearbox conversion

As for your shocks Gatmix..... think you really need to start off with some new O rings.... also make sure the shafts haven't been scoured by someone using pliers on them to screw on the plastic ball end.
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Old 05-08-2009
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Thanks for that.

I have got some O rings and shafts on order so I will rebuild them again, because at the moment they are letting the car down.

I could just hook some others on to the car, but I want to try to keep things more to speci as it makes the whole project more fun

I'll post pics soon. It looks quite nice with its new shell etc
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Thanks for that.

I have got some O rings and shafts on order so I will rebuild them again, because at the moment they are letting the car down.

I could just hook some others on to the car, but I want to try to keep things more to speci as it makes the whole project more fun

I'll post pics soon. It looks quite nice with its new shell etc

You'll have to get some pics up in your showroom over on T.C... would be nice to see it
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Old 13-08-2009
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Ok, I'm going to race it tonight

Although Ive just fitted a new brushless into the car and I dont think the drive train likes it It seems like the slipper is slipping under acceleration. however its not the slipper it seems to be something internal

The car still moves etc, but you can hear a whiring sound...

I'll also put some pics up on my Tamiya club page, I have a pic on my Blog as well btw
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hoping thats not the diff, as no diff plates means outdrive/boss face wears quick and slips and you have to replace, good news though just this minute enquired with chris and looking at 2/3 weeks till mardave should have a revised diff with plates for there kits and i guess as a general spare part
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Lucky it was just the diff being a bit loose It does struggle with the brushless (its only a slow one, but the extra torque makes the gears really work.

I had 3 races with it, and the car handled much better than I thought. One of the rear shocks isnt set up right (its a bit stiff) so the car didnt want to go right However it still ended up 2nd in all of the 3 heats that it raced in.

I'm going to sort the shock out and I think it could potentially win.

(note it was only a small indoor track, on carpet).
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Old 16-08-2009
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Added some pics to my TC showroom

http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_m...91631&id=16972
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looks spot on
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Old 28-08-2009
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Mardave has announced the latest cobra. Now with carbon fibre parts and a new diff

http://mardaveonline.co.uk/
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hope there is more than just us two excited about this news me i cant wait!
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Old 14-10-2009
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With all this hype does anyone else want an older style one?? (blue chassis) going cheap!
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Default Any body sell second hand Mardave Cobras to Ireland

Hi there ,
I have been out of the scene for a long time (14years exactly) and have bought 2 Ansmann Madrats for my kids, I would have bought the Mardave Cobra but they are so expensive new . I am though determined to buy a Cobra for myself but cant find anyone willing to sell their Mardave Cobra to anywhere but in the UK . I owned a Mardave Meteor for my first car moved onto Traxass TRX-1 and then a number Schumacher Cougars from 1 to the Cougar 2000 but back then I always wanted to try out a Mardave Cobra and Mod it with the Associated Gearbox and a few other bits Carbon ShockTowers etc but never got the chance .

My query is does anyone sell second hand to Ireland I have tried a few on Ebay but all wouldnt ship to Ireland but am determined to buy one I will pay the shipping charges !! . I am looking for a cheap rolling chassis in any condition but cant find anyone thats willing to ship. Is there anyone out there ?

My aim is to make the car as competitive as the Associated cars even using the new gearbox parts that are now available for it but need the rolling chassis to start .

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Big problem is that Mardave still havent released the new diff. So you cant really run brushless in it. I have a 12t in mine and it seems to powerful and the diff slipps.
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i have a cobra with a development gbox, carbon chassis, towers, traxxas shox and loads of other bits. i run it now and again and it does well. its the car on mardaves site. trying to fit a b3 box to make it more reliable
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i have a cobra with a development gbox, carbon chassis, towers, traxxas shox and loads of other bits. i run it now and again and it does well. its the car on mardaves site. trying to fit a b3 box to make it more reliable
really nice looking buggy, i thought the buggy on the site had the new diff etc already fitted and was testing it out ready for me to buy some, drat, i need a new a diff, they've got none avaliable at the mo over at mardave
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here's mine
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fitted my cobra with a b3 gbox now. Trying to post pics. Theres a pic on my profile of the car.
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if i have attached 3 pics if i have done it right. Hope you all like the car.
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excellent, good pics of the gearbox mod, this is the start of the mods i reckon, thanks for all the advice today.
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iv raced against this and i can say its beats a b4 and xxxcr easily its the fastest cobra iv seen
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