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G'day all,
I had been eagerly awaiting the arrival of my new GT40 Gulf and it arrived on Monday this week. As per usual I couldn't help myself but had to give it a run around the track, unboxed it and took the body off to true/oil grease etc and the first thing I noticed was that the front right hand tyre grub screw (for height adjustment) had been super glued in place because someone had made a mess of the grub screw hole during manufacturing. I'm not one who usually complains about these things but its not the first time I have recieved a 'Brand New' car only to find it damaged. I purchased the Nissan R390 Calsonic earlier in the year and it already had one of the front wheel components broken. I take it the thing that we call quality control doesn't exist with these cars or I'm just one of the unluckiest people around (Actually I am, usually when I buy something brand new theres always a problem-(Nissan Entrails a lemon,fridge blew up,microwave didn't work, numerous broken bones, car accident etc). I just thought I'd post this problem as I know there are quite a few collectors here on the forum and it wouldn't look good if in the future you sold your new GT40 to someone else for a tidy profit only for the person who bought the car from you to get stuck into you and say that you have used the car and repaired it with super glue. To say I was dissapointed is an understatement. I would take the car back to where I purchased it from but the airfare alone would probably buy me 10-15 more cars. Although I am peed off I would like to say this this won't stop me purchasing more's in the future. So much for a limited edition.
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Hi guys, Hi 5 to matt. lol

I bought a AEG SAUBER MERCEDES C9, was'nt sealed. Came with a spare chassis (why i dont know but thanks anyway
), silicone tyres sealed in a bag.
Awsum car, faultless and has not done 5 minutes worth of racing yet.

3 months ago, my son bought the Calsonic R390. Was sealed. No extra chassis, no silicone tyres, and no orange endbell motor, but had a grey/white endbell motor that is supposed to be the 25k motor.After testing it on my dyno, it was nowhere close to the 21k orange endbell, and on track, it took alot of calming my son down from jumping on the car.
2 weeks later i bought the white kit R390 for myself, unsealed, but has the silicone tyres in a bag
What i did notice was, it must be a very powerful car, or has a very weak chassis as they both had the R/F wheel way up in the air ( maybe twisted under testing) LMAO
Anyhow, i fixed the problem by filing the body to get a decent chassis seat, and put both chassis' in very hot water and placed on a flat surface. All is ok now, only that my son demolished his 25k motor with a 4 pound hammer
and i donated my C9's motor for his R390.

I am trying to get decals made up for my R390 as it was the white kit, so my car is only black and red at this stage, and i have found a fault in's decals: The side No.23's are smaller than the 23 on the R/F wheel arch.
. As a model builder and a DIE HARD NISSAN FAN i have the tamiya 1/24 R390 model and the decal sizes are spot on as per images of the real car. So hopefully my R390 will be 1 of very few (if any) that is spot on as per the real car. Why did that, beats me as there is space for the right sized decals on the sides.

That would make my and many others DAY!


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