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Post  buzhunter on 5/8/2008, 19:14

Finally I got some pics taken.




I guess this will eventually be the "before pics". As I make progress I'll post more. So, any advice, suggestions, comments are welcome. I'm new at this so I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions. It sure looks like I've got my work cut out for me.

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Post  NesOne on 5/9/2008, 00:15

It looks pretty damn complete to me. You're going to need:
  • the air filter
  • pop open the "traxxas" box, and replace the 4 AA batteries
  • it has the electric starter setup, so if you don't have the starter, then you'll need to get that, and it takes a 6cell battery pack (typical ones that are used on electric cars)
  • the front bumper, it's real cheap, unless you go with aluminum, or RPM. RPM isn't that expensive, and they guarantee their parts won't break, if they do break, they'll replace them for free: http://www.rpmrcproducts.com/products/traxxas/MaxxDex.htm A good hobby shop will carry their parts
  • do you have the radio? if so, it takes 8 batteries (for the traxxas one that is)
  • test the servos with the radio (the parts with the linkages that control the throttle and steering) and see if they move freely and all the way
  • then it's time to check the engine, just noticed that I don't see the glow plug wire from the starter component. Do you know if the previous owner would use a "bump start"? it's a box that you press your truck on top of, and it turns the flywheel to get the engine going, cause I don't see a pull start


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Post  buzhunter on 5/9/2008, 03:56

I'll take more pics of tthe stuff I have when I get off work. I ran out of memory on the camera so I gave up yesterday, lol.I actually do have the air filter, two radios, both bumpers, and what I believe to be an electric starter. Like I say, I'll take som more pics tonight. I've got a box full of parts and stuff. I also have something called a hot shot. Maybe something like a glow plug I'm guessing.

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Post  NesOne on 5/9/2008, 04:45

Cool. The hot shot thing sounds like a glow plug ignitor. You put that on the glow plug, meanwhile you're cranking the engine with the electric starter or the pull start. That will make the glow plug get hot, and when your nitro gets to it, it starts the combustion and stuff...

Sounds like you'll be running that thing in no time.
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Post  Admin on 5/9/2008, 05:26

Yupper, that's a T-Max. It's supposed to use a hand held starter but it looks like the connects in that square hole where you put it are missing.

Here is a helpful hint, Don't use disposable batteries. Get your self some nice rechargeables and a charger.
Initially it's expensive but trust me when I tell you it's well worth it..Even if you try to use duracells or something these trucks will drain them fast and it WILL piss you off..LOL

Yeah, let us know what else you have..
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Post  buzhunter on 5/15/2008, 19:09

I just realized that I've yet to get more pics together. I'm just very busy most of the time. Maybe this weekend I'll get it done. scratch

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Post  Admin on 5/16/2008, 06:18

No problem, take your time..
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Post  buzhunter on 5/20/2008, 03:59

Alright, this is the majority of the parts that I have:

This must be the electric starter

Gotta figure this one out, lol. I'm guessing it goes on the vehicle itself???

some aluminum

Looks to a a tranny, but I'm not sure it goes to this truck

I'm assuming this is the original frame

Driveshafts

plastic I probably won't use

radios

spare set of rims and tires, new set of shocks

misc. unidentified parts. lol looks to be some tie rods but the others are a mystery as of now.


Took me long enough. I know. lol. It will take me even longer to get going on this project but I'm looking forward to it and seem to have just about all the resources I could need right here on the site. Nothing left to do but do it.

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Post  Admin on 5/20/2008, 07:40

Are you shitin me? You got the hook up man!!!
Yup the first one is your electric starter for your T-max
and the rest is almost a complete E-max, (the plastic frame)
The second pic is your radio for the e-max
the third is your skids and bulk heads and steering crank
fourth is your tranny and motor plates.
Everything but the first pic is an entirely different truck, E-max
What did you pay for all that? Man you got the hook up.. Cool
I posted the parts break down cause I knew you would need it..
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Post  Admin on 5/20/2008, 07:47

The last pic is your tie rods, the round thing is a collar that goes around the differential, 6th pic.
The blue rod is your brake shaft that goes on the end of the tranny.
The clips are shock spacers.
The hook shaped things are you bumper mounts.
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Post  buzhunter on 5/20/2008, 19:02

Man, I didn't pay a dime. lol This guy I used to work with just handed the whole box to me and said "take it". He said his son cost him money every time he drove it . since I don't have any, I've been afraid to drive it. lol

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Post  NesOne on 5/21/2008, 08:03

hahahaha, it does get expensive, unless you drive it easy... which is like giving me a beer and telling me not to drink it, hahahahaha. Eric covered it all already, except you 2nd pic, that is the receiver that goes in the box where the antenna comes out, I'm taking it that it must belong to the e-maxx, or it's just a spare. Normally, you make sure that the color of the sticker on the "crystal" matches the one on the radio, and that is how you can run up to 4 trucks at a time, without interfering with each other. The little prongs is where you connect your servos and battery pack.

That guy really did hook you up.
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Post  Admin on 5/21/2008, 08:38

Hell yeah, If you didn't pay a dime than its worth putting some money into.
You have 2 $400 trucks there plus..
Your e-max is going to need 2 motors, nothing fancy. Any of them would work really..
You may need a hardware kit too..
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Post  buzhunter on 5/21/2008, 17:26

yeah, I'm not really worried about the E_maxx right now. It's going to take some time to get the T-maxx going and no, I'm not going to drive it easy, lol. I'm planning on breaking records, hahaha.

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Post  Admin on 5/21/2008, 18:33

Your well on your way with the t-max, an air cleaner and some batteries..
You'll be smashing things in no time..LMAO
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