Hi guys. After marshalling minis for a couple of months I could not stand by and watch so many others having so much fun, and have taken the plunge with an M03 (gotta love the orignal Cooper shell!!). I was also gifted a near new M03M roller by a very nice couple at my local track who had a few too many minis to race.
I've just given it a run up and down my street and found that it is not very stable in a straight line - it seems to want to wander of its own accord. I'm running a Futaba 3010 servo with the stock standard servo saver and a bit of toe out. I can't really measure the toe out accuratley as my setup guages are a bit big for the mini's width, but I shortened the turnuckles up a couple of turns each side over the stock set up. Everything else on the car is standard, except for a set of CVA shocks from a TA05 (with spacers under the piston and short springs to reduce ride height).
It looks like the servo saver may be the problem as it has a fair amount of play. I was just wondering if this is fairly common and if so how you guys have fixed it. I've considered using something like a Kimbrough with some spacers under the servo mounts to move it down - would this help?
In the long run I don't think it is going to make too much difference - at least it gives you something to do on the straights.
I'm really looking forward to giving this a run in this weeks club championship (last race for the year
) and getting the Italian Job M03 out for next season.