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1300GT
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July 14, 2017 02:02  

A bit more History for Pitstop Taipan nuts. The ad says it all. The fourth incarnation of the Taipan was the last. It still used the cable drive. Pitstop started modifying Mugen Bulldogs in the latter half of 1985.

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TomEG
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July 15, 2017 13:52  

Some great info in that ad!

I never knew much about those "Taipans", and never knew there were different "models".


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July 16, 2017 08:59  

The MkI Taipan came about so people who wanted to race in unlimited class here could buy a hotted up buggy in one go and not have a pile of stock SRB bits sitting around. The other three simply evolved as new hot up bits were added and old tech was replaced.

MkI- 2wd, double trailing arm front suspension, swing arm rear suspension, rear monoshock, rear sway bar, SRB alloy gearcase, Kyosho 1/8th shock on rear, alloy cage and nerfs, usually butterfly chassis (some may have had RCH longer/wider non butterfly chassis'), beefed up gears, diff, spur gear adaptor, Raceprep speed control. Generally they used all the nylon suspension options from RCH.  

MkII- 2wd, same as above but the rear end now used MIP's T200 nylon gearbox and IRS 100/200 rear suspension plus two Kyosho 1/8th shocks, alloy cage.

MkIII- "Annihilator" 4wd, now uses the MIP 4x400 conversion. MIP front uprights instead of RCH.

MkIV-"Exterminator" 4wd, Associated RC10 front end instead of the SRB style double trailing arms.

 Pitstop model cars imported MIP, RCH, CRP, Race Prep and many other aftermarket parts so there were quite a few options if desired.

 

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TomEG
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July 16, 2017 15:17  

Cool.

Do you happen to have any pics of the MkIV RC10 front end mod?


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1300GT
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July 17, 2017 04:40  

Not at the moment Tom. I'm still missing a few magazines from that period. Hopefully when I find them there may be a shot or two of it.

Chris.


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