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Old 07-02-2006, 12:56 AM   #15346
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Thanks Donny.

The car is really coming along well at SoCal. The track rod mod is really nice. Gives the front end a totally different feeling. Still have some more things I want to try mainly to see what they'll do. If anyone wants the setup I finished with tonight, drop me an Email and I'll send it to you. I'm not sure how well this will work outdoors but it may be worth a shot. It would probably be pretty good rubber tire on the rug.

Competition in 19 turn is so tight there right now. The top 3 or 4 I think were separated by about a second, (Donny qualified 3rd I think and finished second) Charlie Albrecht (Corally) and Thad Gardner (Hot Bodies) were also up there. Then 2 seconds back was 5th then all the way back to 10th (me) there was less than a second gap. About 5 seconds between 10 cars.

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Old 07-02-2006, 01:03 AM   #15347
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jon have u posted a how to make ur steering rack yet?
nd will it work on mi2 non ec? i see no reason why nt but always good to check.
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The rack is actually a carbon fiber center track plate from a Tamiya 414MII I had laying around. Then I put 2 holes 10mm apart in the center for the inner steering links. I used some flanged 6mm bearings and shims to allow it to pivot. I posted a pic of it a few pages back. If you can make one, it should work on the Mi2. It may not work as well because the steering knuckle is different on the Mi2. You'd have to shim the inner ball stud up 1.5mm higher to get the bump steer right.
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Old 07-03-2006, 11:08 AM   #15348
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Snatched this from the novak brushless thread:



This is the car of user Marcos.J and notice the wear on the front belt. I have the exact same problem. Anyone have an idea to what could be wrong? Tried everything; checked if anything hit the belt, replaced all pulleys, but it's still comming back.
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Old 07-03-2006, 11:20 AM   #15349
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mine was caused from the belt bouncing up and hitting the pinion
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Makes sense, I think I have the same problem. when you tightened the belt tension did it get better?
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The pinion set screw can hit the belt with certain pinion gears and belt tension settings.
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Makes sense, I think I have the same problem. when you tightened the belt tension did it get better?
i grinded down the set screw ( Adrian told me how )
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Teemu, our team manger Phill Booth and the British contingent arrived in Italy today.

They have met up with PW who hopefully got some luggage in today (its been 2 days since he arrived)
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Good luck to the guys in italy.

I hope teemu gets the result he deserves a the worlds
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go teemu go lol
korny i know
be good for both teemu and schumacher if he won the worlds

btw does any one have a good baseline for medium bite aphsalt?
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btw does any one have a good baseline for medium bite aphsalt?
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I use Paul's speedline setup with a heavier front sway bar and the front diff lowered. That is a good starting point.
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use short grub screws in your pinions, that will stop that wear !!

Have a feeling we will see some development parts on the Mi2 for the worlds, perhaps he might run carpet towers like some of the UK team have been doing of late, have to wait and see
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I have used some heat shrink tubing over the pinion to save the belt, works good It makes removing the pinion a bit annoying, but with brushless I don't have to do it too often.
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hey carpet guys,

i have the freakiest setup on the ec car ever for the rug (stock). i tested it all weekend against my custom car, and it's better than my custom car has ever been. more forgiving in the switchbacks without any loss of rotation in the 180's. it's simply disgusting. i have to tweak it just a bit to make it more driveable up front when the sauce is fresh and the voltage is big.

i'll be testing it in two weeks at scotty's place (trackside) to see if it holds up away from the gate. if it does, this will be an awesome base to start from for this winter, as it's also easy to drive. keep your fingers crossed. i have never had a car this good before.

i'll post the setup after the sizzler if it's still working.
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hey carpet guys,

i have the freakiest setup on the ec car ever for the rug (stock). i tested it all weekend against my custom car, and it's better than my custom car has ever been. more forgiving in the switchbacks without any loss of rotation in the 180's. it's simply disgusting. i have to tweak it just a bit to make it more driveable up front when the sauce is fresh and the voltage is big.

i'll be testing it in two weeks at scotty's place (trackside) to see if it holds up away from the gate. if it does, this will be an awesome base to start from for this winter, as it's also easy to drive. keep your fingers crossed. i have never had a car this good before.

i'll post the setup after the sizzler if it's still working.
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