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CC01 rally Pajero winter running project.

As winter beckons I want to still be able to take a car out and drive it come rain or shine so I have been looking for something that can be...

As winter beckons I want to still be able to take a car out and drive it come rain or shine so I have been looking for something that can be used on family walks along muddy paths.

So here is the latest addition to the rc garage. A well loved second hand CC01 rally Pajero.


I've been after one for a while but this one was nice and cheap.

After a quick inspection I found that it was fully ball raced and it has a nice steel pinion.

There are a few things to fix though.

Steering
Well where do I start. There is a huge amount of steering slop.. Not in a fussy way literally 20degree or so of slop. This seems to be a problem with old cc01 cars as the steering mechanism is essentially 2 plastic tubes that just wear each other over time, especially when dirt inevitably becomes involved.

There is a solution, gpm have made an aluminium steering set which also modifies the shafts to have bearings. I will be buying this (it's cheaper than replacing the original plastic sprues)

The motor
The 27t motor will not have the torque to help it clear small bits of rubble. So I will be getting a cheap 55t motor to give me torque, and much longer running time.

The gearbox cover.
At the moment you can hear the pinion slipping when you put the drive train under any load. It seems to be the gearbox cover raising slightly. I intend to fix this with replacing the screws with longer ones. Should be a nice easy and cheap fix.

So here starts a new project for winter.. Just gotta finish the drifter whilst we have some sunny weather..

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