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Old 08-27-2007, 04:21 AM   #3766
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Can someone please tell me where i can get spur gears that suit the TC5.

Im looking for 88 thru 90 49P. I tried the Xenon ones but it means I can only use 2 of the screws and Im not sure if that would be good for modified.

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Old 08-27-2007, 09:27 AM   #3767
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I'm running PRS spurs with no issues...
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:39 AM   #3768
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Does anyone have any set-ups for high grip asphalt.
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:39 AM   #3769
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Does anyone have any set-ups for high grip asphalt?
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Old 08-27-2007, 12:03 PM   #3770
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the one thing i have noticed with the the car is you need to break the belts in if not it seems to bind the drive train and makes the car very unperdictible i had my belts as loose as they would go and it was still to tight so i let them sit in marvel mistery oil over night and the soften up a ton i put them back on my car and what a difference the drive train was super smooth and free ..
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Old 08-27-2007, 12:20 PM   #3771
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I'm running PRS spurs with no issues...
ditto.

I'm running a 112/34 (6.59) on a freshly cut CO27 yet I dont seem to have the punch I would like... any suggestions?
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Old 08-27-2007, 01:50 PM   #3772
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ditto.

I'm running a 112/34 (6.59) on a freshly cut CO27 yet I dont seem to have the punch I would like... any suggestions?
Larger spur. Run the biggest spur you can to make the proper ratio. A bigger spur will always have more rip. I ran the car for the first time this weekend, and was running a 35/114 with adjustment room to spare (too much room). I think you will be able to get away with a 120, maybe a 124, but I am not positive.
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Old 08-27-2007, 03:14 PM   #3773
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ditto.

I'm running a 112/34 (6.59) on a freshly cut CO27 yet I dont seem to have the punch I would like... any suggestions?
I think you need to be closer to 7.0 with a CO27. What tire are you running, and what diameter are they?

With a 13.5 BL motor and foam 56-58mm tires, I run a 4.7 to 5.0 fdr.
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Old 08-27-2007, 04:59 PM   #3774
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Default binding steering...

I'm nearing the end of building my TC5, which coincidentally happens to be my first kit type tourer in a longer list of off-road pursuits.. I've gotten to clipping on all the turnbuckles, having gone back to make sure everything is as free and smooth as can possibly be - the belt tension makes the drive train a little sticky, but i entirley expected that after reading through this thread a bit. The belts are on their loosest settings, respectivley.
However, thats not the problem - Now that ive clipped on the camber turnbuckle the steering is binding in a terrible way! Its fairly stiff to turn the steering mechanism by hand. Clearly its just the ball cup thats gripping onto its little ball-doodad that turns with the steering knuckle, but what can be done to free this up a little bit? Or will it even really be an issue? Smooth free steering seems to me like it would be a definate plus... Ive squeezed a bit of grease into the ball cup and replaced it, but its really not helped much.
I'm thinking i'll steal a metal geared servo from my nitro buggy :/
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Squeeze the ball cup on the ball with a pair of pliers.squeeze along the lenght of it.Usually frees it up.




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I'm nearing the end of building my TC5, which coincidentally happens to be my first kit type tourer in a longer list of off-road pursuits.. I've gotten to clipping on all the turnbuckles, having gone back to make sure everything is as free and smooth as can possibly be - the belt tension makes the drive train a little sticky, but i entirley expected that after reading through this thread a bit. The belts are on their loosest settings, respectivley.
However, thats not the problem - Now that ive clipped on the camber turnbuckle the steering is binding in a terrible way! Its fairly stiff to turn the steering mechanism by hand. Clearly its just the ball cup thats gripping onto its little ball-doodad that turns with the steering knuckle, but what can be done to free this up a little bit? Or will it even really be an issue? Smooth free steering seems to me like it would be a definate plus... Ive squeezed a bit of grease into the ball cup and replaced it, but its really not helped much.
I'm thinking i'll steal a metal geared servo from my nitro buggy :/
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the one thing i have noticed with the the car is you need to break the belts in if not it seems to bind the drive train and makes the car very unperdictible i had my belts as loose as they would go and it was still to tight so i let them sit in marvel mistery oil over night and the soften up a ton i put them back on my car and what a difference the drive train was super smooth and free ..
Mark,
How have you been dude? Are you going to the Classic this year?

Do you do this on all of your belt cars? Are you currently running the TC5?

Here is a link about the oil he is referring:
http://www.marvelmysteryoil.com/main.taf?p=1
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Squeeze the ball cup on the ball with a pair of pliers.squeeze along the lenght of it.Usually frees it up.
hey, thanks I'll try that when i get home.

I also noticed, when turning the drive belt, that the spur gear looks like it wobbles by about 1mm.. I've pulled it out a few times, and tried re-screwing it onto the smaller pulleys, but its just the same, like theres a bit of distortion in it. Ive tried with the screws both lose, and tight.. maybe it just came this way?
I hope it wont be a problem :/
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:03 PM   #3778
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Change to the Yokomo BD front belt , it is longer and softer than the original one. Solve all the problem.
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:09 PM   #3779
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quick question, the tc5 is my first belt car and I was wondering if there is a difference between the two types of plastic pieces that hold the differentials. I'm really confused because they look the same...? I got eight of them with my kit. Which ones do I use?
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quick question, the tc5 is my first belt car and I was wondering if there is a difference between the two types of plastic pieces that hold the differentials. I'm really confused because they look the same...? I got eight of them with my kit. Which ones do I use?
There are two sets of four from what i saw - one set without holes in the side, and one set with.
The manual shows putting in the ones without holes in the side. My rear belt was WAY too tight, so i tried the ones with holes. It seemed to make it a little bit looser. So thats what i've got in there now. :x
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