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Old 12-26-2001, 03:19 PM   #601
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your right patcollins, i didnt even think about cost...
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Old 12-26-2001, 04:14 PM   #602
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Sat night at Socal Raceway. Saturday (daytime) at Revelation Raceway. Sunday maybe a hobby People race sometime. Best bet would be to get the schedule for them as they don't race all of the time. the other two are pretty consistent. Friday practice at Revelation.
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Me and a couple of guys from Scottsdale were talking about taking a weekend roadtrip to the SoCal area. Any specific weekends stick out? What about race days? Is there a rotation where we could race Fri, Sat & Sun among a few tracks? Thanks, late...

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Old 12-27-2001, 06:49 AM   #603
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Just a quick question. I was putting together my FT the other night and I noticed when I put the gearbox together that the plastic diff pieces were actually spinning inside the bearing. Anybody else notice this? I am just wondering if this could be a concern in the future? Thanks.
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Old 12-27-2001, 07:27 AM   #604
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Brett!!! What's up dood!!!

As damo said, Sat at SoCal is the place to be. Lots of good competition!

Friday nights, well, Revelation. Sunday you could hit either Revelation, Ultimate hobbies (might want to check to see the schedule first), or SVM Raceway or Crystal Park. Not sure on SVM Raceway's schedule yet...it's still a relatively new track. And, I'm not sure if Crystal runs electric on Sunday's or not.

In a couple of months Hobby People will start up it's season again. You'd be sure to hit a Sat/Sun combo day if you waited for that...usually pretty good competition at HP races... Hope to see ya out here...
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TP > Where are you racing this weekend? I will be at Revelation on Saturday. Can not make SoCal, have a Christmas party to go to.

Hopefully you can make it. See you there.
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I'm actually taking a couple weeks off. I'm in the process of moving right now (should be in this weekend), and then my b-day shortly after the new year, so, I'm pretty busy at the moment. I will also be doing alot more Nitro racing when I do get back into the swing (maybe mid-Jan.)

I'll see ya out at Revelation!!! For sure!
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for 48p, what is the smallest spur and biggest pinion combo that will fit in a tc3?
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for 48p, what is the smallest spur and biggest pinion combo that will fit in a tc3?
Umm... really I haven't tested, but a 69T is so small. The ratios you get with this spur are really low, maybe a 66T whould be the smallest spur you can mesh in the tc3.

On biggers, a 78T or 80T should be maximum.
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ive seen 63/36 ....but thats using a 540 motor....
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One of my friends use at 63/36 on a green machine 3...I dont know if those are the exact numbers but it was something crazy like that.
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i run 100t spur and 33-37t pinion on my gm3
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thanks for the info
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Old 12-30-2001, 11:19 PM   #613
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Just found this site, outstandig forum! And none of the childish bickering, Im too old to want to hear that crap! Now for my question What all is needed for the light weight diffs? As in AE part numbers.
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Hi all. Greetings from Malta.

Buda, welcome. You say you're old - born in 1970?

Try me - born in 1946 - and still playing like a 12 year old, but enjoying every bit of it.

TC3 diffs. The new Factory Team comes standard with plastic diffs. I run them on my son's car, which was one of the very first batch of TC3s ever made - have done for the last 4 months. If they are built properly and regularly maintained they give no trouble at all.

If you run a modified motor the diffs get quite a hammering so they have to be set fairly tight, allowing little slip. You see the problem is that if they start slipping alot they overheat and that melts the diff outputs. We had this problem earlier in the championship. I deliberately set the diffs fairly soft to make the car smoother around the tight corners, but I overdid it, and the rear diff overheated and failed. One lousy result.

Everything else from the metal diffs fits, though the order is different. The thrust bearing sits on the other side, if I remember rightly. I suggest you have a look at the Factory team kit manual. I wouldn't be surprised if AE have it in their web site.

TC3 is a great car. It does alot of winning here in Malta. My son Josh has won 5 of the 12 championship rounds held so far this year, and also won the recent non championship Christmas Cup event.

Hey, and guess who was second? The old man. And don't ask me if there were only 2 entries because the answer is NO. Yes, we had a great day. Incidentally I run a Yoke MR4 SP.

Happy new year.

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HAHA I gues Im not that old, by too old I meant I cant stand the stupid arguing over something so trivial as a set of "shocks" or something. Any way thanks for the help, as soon as the holiday bills are over I will give them a try. I have one of the earlier TC3's released as well that came with the steel outdrives and older style arms with out droop screws. Now I run the rally arms and need to get those droop screws also. I intend to get the threaded shocks to make adjustments a bit more precise and not have to worry about loosing the pre-load clips. I am always loosing stuff. I just bshed about when I could with the car as the wife gave me crap. now seperated so when I get to my first race possibly net weekend I will let you all know how I did. BTW thet race on old Astro Turf indoors at a YMCA in England here. How is that compared to OZITE and what actually is OZITE?
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