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My dearly beloved SCX Volvo 850 was ambushed in the Goodwood Chicane by an idiot Fly Truck.
The steering arm snapped off the kingpin at one side.
I think it is too small to be glued.

Does anyone have any experience with fixing these things?
Can the parts be obtained separately?
Anyone any experience with beefing up the steering so it is less likely to happen?

I know my Volvo won't be everyone's favourite, but I really, REALLY like this car and similar models.
They drive realistically without behaving insanely and I very much want it operational again, just for my own pleasure!
 

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Sean, that is an excellent deal - could not ask for better!
I'll phone tomorrow and get a couple.

But I'm still interested in whether anyone has any ideas for strengthening/reinforcing steering front ends . . .
 

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Interesting. I've just picked up a couple of spare SRS shells to play with, white 787B and the 850 in question, having totally trashed my original Volvo shell in a vain and poorly executed attempt to lower the ride height.

So I've been looking at that mechanism anew and remembering how fragile it could be. I thought I might try taking a heated screwdriver blade to the nipples.
but they don't appear that big, so the danger is I'll melt the whole affair (see above).
 

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I've seen some of those pics before Al, though you have added some superb closeups since my last look.
Bloody EXCELLENT work all round!
The trouble is you would have to charge about the price of three brand new slot cars just to cover the work involved! I would LOVE one car with that lot built in, really I would. I don't give a toss whather it helps or hinders handling, I simply adore the incredible workmanship.
 

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Hi,

I picked up a motorless Volvo 850 the other day. The plan was to use the motor from my shagged SCX Ferrari 333, but on inspection I found that the motor isn't long enough.

Do the SRS2 cars use different motors or something?

MK2.
 

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QUOTE Do the SRS2 cars use different motors or something?

Oh, yes. Bigger do da's and more power therefore.
 
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