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Old 09-13-2009, 08:29 AM   #10531
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well , it seemed to need less than the other batteries I tried with the similar capacities. Offer your opinion to help us out.
I had to sand the bumps off bottom, notch both back corners to clear back bulkheads, sand bottom edge for the battery to fit in steel tray, and the enlage top plate openings for positive and negative thermals to enter the battery.

To make the top pulley clearance. One has to file the front face of spur gear adpater where the e=clip sits to allow the shaft to move out of the adapter (not too much or drive pin will come out of drive groove) which allows you to put shims between inside of pulleys and bearing spacers. Then sand down drive pins on drive pulley to flush with adapter so spur gear seats flat on adapter. I had to do this so I can go racing while waiting to next run of Flyfox layshafts.
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:56 PM   #10532
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here's a pic of the steering horn mod I did:

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Old 09-13-2009, 06:04 PM   #10533
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Yeah, I've never had any luck running as low as 1deg of camber. Try going to 2deg and work through the setup that way.
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I typically run 1.5 to 2.25 deg of camber. I can feel small changes of camber on this car pretty easily. If you add some camber front and rear I think you car will get instantly better.
especialy with a jako blue you need heavey neg cambers, FR and RR, more neg camber car handles better! one day I was runnning like 4deg! then I backed off

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Hey all....

Ran the car with all the chassis screws in it, and I think the setup was spot on. Will post my setup as soon as I have cleaned it up and taken a few measurements.
on your set up sheet I found 1mm droop on the rear! wow! some ball on that car!
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:29 PM   #10534
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John..NEVER agree with Greg....

Blackstring.. I see your from Charlotte..Im in Mount Holly..We have a touring series race in Rock Hill in a few weeks come check it out. Many very competive guys there for sure. Not many tracks in area but we do head to Easley SC for some great racing..nice track there and competive.Shoot me a e mail we could car pool if ya like...
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Shoot me a e mail we could car pool if ya like...


Looking for another victim! lol
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Looking for another victim! lol

LOL..Your just lucky your 1200 miles away .....
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John..NEVER agree with Greg....

Blackstring.. I see your from Charlotte..Im in Mount Holly..We have a touring series race in Rock Hill in a few weeks come check it out. Many very competive guys there for sure. Not many tracks in area but we do head to Easley SC for some great racing..nice track there and competive.Shoot me a e mail we could car pool if ya like...
hhh nah,....I agreed with Greg in many stuffs. also for this camber subject I think he ment he like it with more than 1deg camber, aint it? then we on a same boat.

Great racing today Greg, you looked great, actually better on behind "borrowed" mini cooper then your own car. hahah
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hhh nah,....I agreed with Greg in many stuffs. also for this camber subject I think he ment he like it with more than 1deg camber, aint it? then we on a same boat.

Great racing today Greg, you looked great, actually better on behind "borrowed" mini cooper then your own car. hahah
Yea Im big on camber also..I run-2 all 4 corners and sometimes 2-1/2 front..Even on Sorex tires..I love my cat locked down and steering!!
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How do you guys get a 2 deg with the JR front camber link without getting bind? Not a big fan of the JR setup and have yet to make the Turnbuckle change over.
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Most all are using the ball stud link, Not the JR link...The ball stud style link does give more steering also....
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Yea Im big on camber also..I run-2 all 4 corners and sometimes 2-1/2 front..Even on Sorex tires..I love my cat locked down and steering!!
2.5 on the Sorex, YIKE!

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How do you guys get a 2 deg with the JR front camber link without getting bind? Not a big fan of the JR setup and have yet to make the Turnbuckle change over.
I got a Ti turnbuckles in there, I usually run reg tie-rod / ball stud set up any way.
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John..NEVER agree with Greg....

Blackstring.. I see your from Charlotte..Im in Mount Holly..We have a touring series race in Rock Hill in a few weeks come check it out. Many very competive guys there for sure. Not many tracks in area but we do head to Easley SC for some great racing..nice track there and competive.Shoot me a e mail we could car pool if ya like...
Nice! Yeah I went up to anderson rc in Thomasville for their first race yesterday and cleaned house even against some guys runing 5700 castle motors with my 13.5. Really tiny track with old asphalt(aggrogate showing) bit still challengin and fun. In rock hill are you talking about Hobbystop/The Grove? I thought that was "the chaise" for the carolina touring series?

Weekends for the next month are iffy as I'm getting married. But as long as the weather stays nice for a while after oct 16th I'm game.
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How much do you need to shim up the ball stud using the ti rod camber link? It seems the JR link is set much higher then a regular ball stud setup. Also whatball stud size is used in the C hub and spindle?
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How much do you need to shim up the ball stud using the ti rod camber link? It seems the JR link is set much higher then a regular ball stud setup. Also whatball stud size is used in the C hub and spindle?
you can ues a LOSA1233 or you can make one Like I did showing on my blog, I like mine better cause I dont have to pop out a ball cups every time I do maintainance.

here is the link showing how to make one in my way.
http://dajohnwee.blogspot.com/2009/0...r-rod-mod.html

you dont need to shim em up since tie-rod set up is lot shorter, it will give you lots of negative camber gain anyway.
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That's enough there fella. Too much friggin information! Crazy redneck!
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