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Simprop Spital Jeep American

Simprop Spital Jeep American

Release date: 1979
Type: FF Buggy
Drive: Shaft drive
Scale: 1:8
Engine: 3.0 – 3.5cc (.18 – .21 ci)
Length: 520mm (20.47 inch)
Width: 248mm (9.76 inch)
Wheelbase: 305mm (12.0 inch)
Weight: N/A
Suspension: 4-wheel independent. Not adjustable for front wheels, but adjustable for rear wheels.

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Price list of worth collectable RC cars sold from Ebay.

I decided to keep record of worth collectable RC cars sold from Ebay.

Click here for the list

Simprop Electronic FM Radio Controller (vintage)

Simprop Electronic FM Transmitter

Another vintage gem from Simprop Electronic. It’s a FM radio controller from 1981.

Yes, I do have the receiver. It’s mounted inside the Simprop Spital Jeep American from 1979s.

Jeep American is another rare RC gem in my vintage collection. The condition of the car is bad, but I can’t restore it until next season.

Simprop Electronic FM Transmitter

Vintage Servo from Simprop Electronic

Simprop Electronic Servo from 1981

This is a Simprop Electronic Servo from 1981.

Parts (Futaba Safari-Buggy)

Rear suspensions with belt cover and fuel tank

Rear suspensions

Rear suspensions

Parts, cleaned, restored...

Rear frame

Front frame

Parts ensemble

Here are the parts cleaned and restored.

Read more about Futaba Safari-Buggy project:
Futaba Safari-Buggy
Wheels
Engine
Assembly Manual
Body Work pt.1
Body Work pt.2 – The Repair
Headlights
Body Paint
Wind Shield
Muffler Restored
Body Paint completed
Engine Restored
Air seal the engine and install Perry Pump
– Parts

Engine sealed and Perry Pump installed (Futaba Safari-Buggy)

Once the engine backplate and carburetor is air sealed, I installed the Perry Pump (also call Oscillating Pump):

VP-20 Oscillating pump
The VP-20 pump for your 4-cycle engine is used by thousands of modelers throughout the world because it is trouble free and provides the most reliable fuel delivery to your 4-cycle engine.

This pump mounts to the front or back of the crankcase, on a mounting plate supplied with the VP-20 and 22SG pumps.

The pumps are actuated by engine vibration. May also be used for 2-cycle engines. Not recommended for opposed multi-cylinder engines.

Installed Perry Pump on engine backplate

Read more about Futaba Safari-Buggy project:
Futaba Safari-Buggy
Wheels
Engine
Assembly Manual
Body Work pt.1
Body Work pt.2 – The Repair
Headlights
Body Paint
Wind Shield
Muffler Restored
Body Paint completed
Engine Restored
– Air seal the engine and install Perry Pump
Parts

Engine Restored (Futaba Safari-Buggy)

The engine is now restored with new Perry carburetor.

Perry Carberator from Conley Precision Engines, Inc.

New carberator and inline fuel filter installed

Flywheel and ball bearing one shoe clutch

carburetor is the old one; it's broken

I still need to seal the engine and install Perry Pump.

Read more about Futaba Safari-Buggy project:
Futaba Safari-Buggy
Wheels
Engine
Assembly Manual
Body Work pt.1
Body Work pt.2 – The Repair
Headlights
Body Paint
Wind Shield
Muffler Restored
Body Paint completed
– Engine Restored
Air seal the engine and install Perry Pump
Parts