Parts Arriving so the Build will be starting very soon .......
Slide Show below of Parts used in the Build some have links and can be Clicked
Let the Build Begin ......
I am going to build this as KIT STANDARD and run it befor any upgrades are added .
Please remember this is a kit costing $199 ...............
Nice Box , I think ill use it for keeping my spares in .
Very well packed kit with all the bags clearly labbled for which stage they need to be used for . Looks Great Quality from an initial inspection .....
Step 1 parts bag .
Step 1 Instructions
Chassie and lower Bulkheads , Motor mount , Layshaft mounts and Centre Brace mount .
Very nice 7075 Aircraft Grade Aluminium parts .
Below is a step I have added I like to sand and seal the edges of all the FRP Parts ,there is a before and after shot of the edge of the chassis its hard to really see the difference in a photo but belive me its like night and day ...... Lightly sand the edge with wet and dry paper , use a Permanant marker pen to all edges then with a very thin Super Glue and a cotton bud carefuly glue the edge ( Best done in a well ventalated area as the Glue reacts with the marker pen ) .
Steps 2 to 7 below ..
Motor mount made and installed , Nice laser ingraving of the Ghost .
Rear Lower Bulkheads and motor mount complete with Layshaft holder installed .
Front Lower Bulkheads installed .
Nice sized countersunk holes for all the screws under the chassis .
All the Diff componants are straight out the Wildfire car so top quality Gear diff.
Gear diff ready for oil Kit suppied 1000 weight oil , I used 2000 weight in mine .
Completed Gear diff ready to be installed .
Light weight Spool parts .
Spool built , NOTE the blob of white paint on the adjuster ring again its not in the manual but its something I do to help see when setting the belt tention .
Steering assembly built and fitted nice smooth and simple with the spacing of the front two ball studs to adjust ackerman .
Front steering Turnbuckles fitted NOTE the white arrow on each one which shows the thread direction .
Quality Belts again the same as the Wildfire Bando Belts and in the background the top deck with belt tensioner fitted .
Steps 8 to 12 below ..
Layshaft and Top deck fitted NOTE i have not used the kit spur gear as its 64dp and I run 48dp .
A lot of parts go into this Layshaft which again comes from the Wildfire 06 .
Steps 13 to 15 below ..
Rear top bulkheads and diff setting screws installed along with rear link mounting ballstud .
Diff setting screws are from the bottom which is a nice touch again same as the Wildfire .
Rear inner pivot pin mount fitted .
Front inner pivot pin mount fitted .
Steps 16 to 18 below ..
Front and Rear Driveshafts ready , Only the Rear uses Blades .
Rear Arms Hinge pins and Ball studs done .
Rear Hub and Driveshaft .
Steps 19 to 22 below ..
Front Suspention arm ready to be fitted .
Front arms fitted .
The C-Hub seems to be softer as well as the arms being softer material to the Wildfires which should make it more forgiving in a crash .
Front top link fitted .
Steps 23 to 24 below ..
Front Roll Bar fitted .
Rear Roll Bar sdjuster .
Rear Roll Bar mount fitted .
Steps 25 to 26 below ..
Shock Parts including top right 3 different pistons 1 - 2 - 3 hole all supplied in the kit .
Pure Silicon VBC Racing oil 350 supplied ill be building mine with 450 oil .
Make sure you get all 4 shocks the same lenth .
Nice quality shocks which build really easy .
After building your shocks with your chosen oil its very important to remove all the air from them Note all the bubbles of air coming out of the oil inside the pump .
One of the most important tools for a Touring car driver a Shock Pump . mine is home made CLICK the picture to be redirected to How to build one ...
Shocks ready to go on the Ghost Evo .
Steps 27 to 30 below ..
Front Shock Tower and shocks fitted .
Rear Shock Tower and Shocks fitted .
Floating Servo mount fitted , I have used a servo saver rather than the kit supplied horn , personal choice .
Servo mount with lipo stop on the side and a hole at the rear to mount the ariel in .
Steps 31 to 35 below .
Rear Lipo retainer and lipo stop fitted .
Rear Body posts fitted .
Front bumper and body posts .
Front Bumper and Brace .
The Completed VBC Racing Ghost Evo avalable from www.vbc-racing.com CLICK on the image to be redirected .
Electrics install below .
Thats a really cleaver motor mount motor secured by the 2 screws at the bottom with the option of a third screw higher up to any Ratio should be possable .
Lipo fits really well , These lipos are Avalable from MB Models CLICK on the photo ro be redirected to the shop .
Electrics installed .
Ready to race with the Chrome Dodge Body ..
Thank you to Vbc Racing for my Ghost Evo & MB Models
First Test was at Colchester model car club today and I have to say the car was better than I thought it was going to be for an Entry level kit costing only $199 it was fantastic and was faultless all day except a drive pin coming out ( my fault as I had not thread locked it ) .