Originally posted by Rick Draper
Has anyone got any tips for building a TA04? I have a few tricks but just wanted to see what you in the US do to yours? Dan and Peter you must both have some hints and tricks to free the drive train up? Thanks Rick
As Dan had stated bearings and belts (batteries of course) is the key in the North American GT3 & GT2 classes. Because the motors can be under powered in these classes you don't need to worry about the belts skipping.
I generally cook the bearings in an Integy cleaning box for about 4 hours (if new) and run VERY light oil... nearly dry.
The belts can give your a couple of choices. I opt for the low friction hop-up set. I soak them in WD40 for several days to help free them up. Or you can run old belts, they seem to work well also.
When tightening the top deck try to shorten the overall lenght of the upper chassis...if that makes sense. It will provide you with a front belt that is more loose.
Beyond that not much else can be done. I run my GT3 car with one-way diffs and pulleys.
I hope this helps you out.