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Old 09-11-2010, 06:17 PM   #736
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Hey InspGadgt,

No worries on performance, its all good. The main thing is that you went out there and had a great time that's what racing all about





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Thanks...wish I had done better but pretty happy all things considered. There was one othedr other dreiver running a BMI. He ran a converted Copperhead with the old front suspension and did quite well. He was a much better driver than I. Not sure if he ended up in the C or B. I'm really bad with names though and can't remember his.
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Is that an 88 spur that comes in the ch12 kit?
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:52 AM   #738
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:34 PM   #739
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Will be putting it down on some carpet Tuesday night for the first time. Been waiting a long time to run this car.
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:58 PM   #740
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Hey guys I am trying to balance my car with some scales I got. do I put the front or rear wheels on the scale. and is it ok to put the opposite end on the counter or should I prop the other end up so the car is more level. right now with the front on the counter and the rear on the scales my left side is 192 and the right side is 205 sometimes a lil closer depends on if I move the car around or not.
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Thanks...wish I had done better but pretty happy all things considered. There was one othedr other dreiver running a BMI. He ran a converted Copperhead with the old front suspension and did quite well. He was a much better driver than I. Not sure if he ended up in the C or B. I'm really bad with names though and can't remember his.
It was nice meeting you my name is Robert from Texas and after much trial and error I found a decent set-up for my converted copperhead. I qualified
8th in the stock B main and moved up two spots to finish 6th.

The good thing about the copperhead is that every little change I made had an immediate and substantial result on the track. Took me a couple days to get it to drive how I like it but it was satisfying to make changes and see/feel the difference.

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Old 09-13-2010, 12:47 PM   #742
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Thats awesome Robert!! Congrats buddy.
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:50 PM   #743
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Hey guys I am trying to balance my car with some scales I got. do I put the front or rear wheels on the scale. and is it ok to put the opposite end on the counter or should I prop the other end up so the car is more level. right now with the front on the counter and the rear on the scales my left side is 192 and the right side is 205 sometimes a lil closer depends on if I move the car around or not.
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Prop the rear end up on a stationary plate to be the same height as the scales and level. It is real important that the rear of the car is level while doing this.
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Hey guys I am trying to balance my car with some scales I got. do I put the front or rear wheels on the scale. and is it ok to put the opposite end on the counter or should I prop the other end up so the car is more level. right now with the front on the counter and the rear on the scales my left side is 192 and the right side is 205 sometimes a lil closer depends on if I move the car around or not.
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I use 4 of the same scales. I would think that if only using 2 scales, you would want to at least have it level. I then will generally "bounce" the suspension (usually just tap on the roll over antenna) to settle the car and scales. If you move the car around, you can certainly affect the readings by several grams.
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Another thing you can do is to take four small scales under each wheel... Then the car is leveled and you can read the weight on all four corners...
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Thanks...wish I had done better but pretty happy all things considered. There was one othedr other dreiver running a BMI. He ran a converted Copperhead with the old front suspension and did quite well. He was a much better driver than I. Not sure if he ended up in the C or B. I'm really bad with names though and can't remember his.
It's your names Burt H?
I was sitting behind the one guy who had the CH wiht the old front end....I have to see the main sheet...
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Yup that is me.

Nice to meet you too Robert and congrats on putting it in the B main!
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Just finished car,body, have it all set up the best I can haha just a plain white body for now. here are some pics from my phone hopefully they aren't to bad

I really need to learn how to do nice bodies Cutouts and paint lol
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Hey Jason....with your most recent setup you posted- with Pinks all around cut at 1.70"/1.80" respectively, Speed8 HD body on a somewhat 'groove-in' layout, running 13.5/no boost with rollout at 86.5mm- any thoughts on that?

This is all on the RR w/new front end....
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Hey Jason....with your most recent setup you posted- with Pinks all around cut at 1.70"/1.80" respectively, Speed8 HD body on a somewhat 'groove-in' layout, running 13.5/no boost with rollout at 86.5mm- any thoughts on that?

This is all on the RR w/new front end....
I personally like to run gray white rears and team purple or double pink fronts. I cut them to 1.65 front and 1.7 rear most of the time. Everything else seems good.
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