Originally Posted by JimmyMac
Sounds good. I'd like to see where you cut your top deck. I'm thinking about doing that for one of our low traction tracks here.
Sold your car? What car you getting next?
Too bad I have to part with the body....
I moved the sway bar connection to the front. I couldnt find any longer sway bars so I just used it the way it is. but using a longer bar would help. also you can see how the top deck is cut and mounted. I didnt mount the forward screws for the rear piece which allowed for great flexing and the short carbon pieces keeps everything straight. you must be careful and not shim the center shaft completely to the left or right.
again you can see the groove cut for the lipo wiring on top deck
removed the steering post and the rear 2 screws. I also shimmed the steering post to remove slop. at the time I didnt have the shims to shim the bearings but I just got them and will take care of that.
sorry for the blurry picture. but you can see the thin cut on the top deck. I cut it sideways to compensate for the wiring groove. I wanted to go strainght but went alittle at an angle
you can see from this angle the top deck cuts. this allows easy removal of the lay shaft.
I haven't decided what to get yet, but I am thinking about Xray atm. I used tamiya for 3 years and I didnt plan to switch but I couldnt find any cars to buy so I got a yoke. another problem with tamiya has been the fact that they reduced their manufacturing quality.
Not too bad considering the problems I had and as I expected there is alot of potential to the car if you put the time and effort to it, problem is I am just too lazy and want alittle more for my money then just sentimental value...
oh and I just noticed I broke the race record as well. old one was 7:17 now its down to 7:09. hmmm maybe I wont sell it
Good luck to all and if you need question don't hesitate to PM me.. as we will keep working on the car.