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Old 12-10-2011, 08:51 AM   #1066
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Vlad or Oleg - can you get back to OVA re: his order?

Ova - happy to share parts I might have to tie you over until your shipment shows up. I have a couple of spares of things. I am not supported by Awesomatix by any means but happy to get you going. LMK.

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Old 12-10-2011, 09:25 AM   #1067
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My first aide kit was in a bag amongst all the rest of the kit parts. Regardless, it sounds like he has enough to build it and I have a few spares too if he should need anything. Franko ( Ova ) races at my local track. I guess I'm no longer unique around here. :roll eyes:

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Sorry about that Jake.. But look at the bright side you are the team leader of the Awesomatix Team Driver for Pacific NW
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:26 AM   #1068
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Sorry about that Jake.. But look at the bright side you are the team leader of the Awesomatix Team Driver for Pacific NW
Ha, well you seem to know something I don't know ! But thanks for the unofficial title !

I hope you enjoy your build. Mine took three days. I thought it took longer but I checked the time stamps on my pictures. I stayed up until my eyes stopped focusing two of three nights so it's all a blur now

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Old 12-10-2011, 02:02 PM   #1069
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Previously Mark showed his method to remove the free play in the damper-spring assembly using heat shrink. I hadn't actually done anything up until this point so I started applying heat shrink but didn't like the fact it required disassembly of the parts to get the heat shrink into place. So I just tried a small zip tie and it seems to be doing the job well ( on the bench ). I am a bit worried that it is not allowing enough free movement as it is designed to do but that just depends on how tight the zip tie is pulled and whether the particular brand and size used has fine enough teeth to adjust it to ones desire. Anyway, I thought I'd share this alternate method because it doesn't require bending or disassembly but a combination of both heat shrink and a zip tie might be optimal.

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Old 12-10-2011, 04:00 PM   #1070
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Anything holding those 2 parts together is going to cause friction which is worse than the play because it is likely to cause each corner to be slightly different. I can't see how the play is an issue as the wheel would have to be almost completely unloaded before getting to that play, at which point the suspension is not playing much of a part. In the 5 years of testing they did on the car, if it was an issue it would have been rectified. I wouldnt worry about it, the team drivers dont.
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:37 PM   #1071
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Although I agree that it is of less concern than creating excessive friction I think that a tire that is largely unloaded still can create some havoc if still being "driven" while unsprung even if it is on the light side of the car. I do like to think of droop in respect of the right and left side of the car too, although primarily I think of it front to back and vice versa. Anyway I intend to continue to pursue getting that last couple percent out of the car even if it means going backwards for a bit. It is easy enough to test this back to back to see if the zip ties make an improvement ( or hinders it ! ). I admit a zip tie isn't a perfectly elegant solution, and thus maybe why it is not a part of the kit ( if warranted ). I believe anything can use improvement... anything ! It doesn't mean this isn't already the best chassis available !

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Old 12-10-2011, 07:22 PM   #1072
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Previously Mark showed his method to remove the free play in the damper-spring assembly using heat shrink. I hadn't actually done anything up until this point so I started applying heat shrink but didn't like the fact it required disassembly of the parts to get the heat shrink into place. So I just tried a small zip tie and it seems to be doing the job well ( on the bench ). I am a bit worried that it is not allowing enough free movement as it is designed to do but that just depends on how tight the zip tie is pulled and whether the particular brand and size used has fine enough teeth to adjust it to ones desire. Anyway, I thought I'd share this alternate method because it doesn't require bending or disassembly but a combination of both heat shrink and a zip tie might be optimal.

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maybe you can use the plastic dip coating to fill the gap
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:57 PM   #1073
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Another option worth considering is the use of O-rings to eliminate the play/slop. You'll only need to pop out the shock rod (ST05) from the arm hasp (P04) to slide the O-ring into place.







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Old 12-10-2011, 09:31 PM   #1074
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Great way to wrap up 2011 Carpet season!



The car was really good tonight. The car reset TQ through each round of qualifying even with a talented field trying to hunt down best time.

Won the main wire-to-wire. Thanks to the great team at Horsham Raceway for a great Toys For Tots event. A great cause helping the community and kids during the holidays. Awesome power from ORCA, OHP and support from Radiopost.

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Congrat your win mark..That's Awesome ....
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Anything holding those 2 parts together is going to cause friction which is worse than the play because it is likely to cause each corner to be slightly different. I can't see how the play is an issue as the wheel would have to be almost completely unloaded before getting to that play, at which point the suspension is not playing much of a part. In the 5 years of testing they did on the car, if it was an issue it would have been rectified. I wouldnt worry about it, the team drivers dont.
Agree, and no play if the car is built and set up right, as discussed earlier. This mechanical marvel attracts people with CDO. Its a bit like OCD, but the letters are in the correct alphabetical order
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Nice win Mark ! Do you even remember the color of the car in second place
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Another option worth considering is the use of O-rings to eliminate the play/slop. You'll only need to pop out the shock rod (ST05) from the arm hasp (P04) to slide the O-ring into place.
Thanks John ! An O-ring. Why didn't I think of that!? LOL

By the way, I noticed you put the O-ring near the end of SPR02. Likely you figured out this trick but I didn't initially : I didn't want to have to risk bending the spring possibly permanently deforming it, so rather than tweaking SPR01 to get SPR02 off I simply loosened or removed the set screw retaining SPR02 but instead of pulling SPR02 out completely I shoved it further in to the damper. This allowed it to disengage the spring without having to bend SPR01 out of the way.

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This mechanical marvel attracts people with CDO. Its a bit like OCD, but the letters are in the correct alphabetical order


I like it, can I use it please.

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Great run Mark!! Those are some nice looking hardware.
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