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Old 07-16-2014, 08:19 PM   #7741
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We use SXT at our track 2.0 & 3.0 some of the fast guys use SXT tire cleaner and that's it
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nf_ekt FYI Went by the old HT in Fredericksburg when I was in DC two weeks ago and sadly it was closed. I was told that HT reopened elsewhere, but without the on-road track.
There is a HT off of 95 at exit 130A/B but they are currently parking lot bashing. I spoke with the shop manager and they are trying to get racing going but not enough people are interested. I race in Manassas with RCRNV @ Osbourn Highschool. I told them about VTA and RCTECH to maybe spark a little more interest. I even recommended a joint point series/ AMB Lap counting system purchased I know that HT isn't into racing but it would be nice to get more people and tracks going. I love USVTA! It brought me back to on-road racing again.
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Hey guys, what's a good starting final drive for the 25.5 Novak boss motor?? Track is indoor carpet, 100ft straight. Thanks
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:51 AM   #7744
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Hey guys, what's a good starting final drive for the 25.5 Novak boss motor?? Track is indoor carpet, 100ft straight. Thanks
Pete: you can't run VTA it's too slow! 3.5-3.7
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I have an older shaft drive car and I don't think I can even get my FDR that low. Due to space, I have to run small spurs (72T 48P). To get down to around 4.18 I would have to run about a 46T pinion which I don't think will fit? What are you guys doing? Hope that's not a dumb question.
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I have an older shaft drive car and I don't think I can even get my FDR that low. Due to space, I have to run small spurs (72T 48P). To get down to around 4.18 I would have to run about a 46T pinion which I don't think will fit? What are you guys doing? Hope that's not a dumb question.
all depends on what 'older shaft drive' chassis you're running..

I know on the TC3's some guys were taking a dremel to some of the plastic around the motor mount to get lower gearing

you can always switch over to 64p gears - I've seen them as low as 70t, so throw a bigger spur on there and you should be able to get lower then what you currently got.. I (97% certain) have a 66t 49p spur on my TC3 and I know I can get fairly low - but I don't race USVTA with my TC3
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I have an older shaft drive car and I don't think I can even get my FDR that low. Due to space, I have to run small spurs (72T 48P). To get down to around 4.18 I would have to run about a 46T pinion which I don't think will fit? What are you guys doing? Hope that's not a dumb question.
You'll need a smaller spur gear. I ran into the same problem with my TC3 (pictured below). I ended up using Robinson Racing spurs in either 52T or 55T. Combined those with with 34 to 37 tooth pinions and you can get around 3.5 to 4 FDR.



I did have to remove a bit of the webbing underneath the pinion on the TC3. Not sure what your car will be like.
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Thanks guys. I will be running a Alex Barracuda. I will find some smaller spurs.
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HAD A GREAT WEEKEND OF USVTA FUN HOW ABOUT YOU GUYS
finished up 1st in the FER series with a total of 500 points this was
a 6 race series with 1 drop and my son lil pete got 4th place
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Pete: you can't run VTA it's too slow! 3.5-3.7
Ahh nothing's ever to slow...
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I did have to remove a bit of the webbing underneath the pinion on the TC3. Not sure what your car will be like.
When I had a TC3 I did the webbing removal, as well as a slight grinding / cutting of the motor mount (chassis side, not the actual motor cam), and in general just kept doing test fits of the motor and minor work with the dremel as needed. It's one of those things you slowly have to work on and make little adjustments until it's right. I ended up being able run any ratio I wanted w/64p. I had one Novak that was a dog and you would have to gear it in the high two's / low three's and I had no problem getting that gearing in there.
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Hi !

Pics of our last race of French VTA... By night !

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HAD A GREAT WEEKEND OF USVTA FUN HOW ABOUT YOU GUYS
finished up 1st in the FER series with a total of 500 points this was
a 6 race series with 1 drop and my son lil pete got 4th place
Way to go Pete! You and little Pete coming to the Southern Nat's?
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Pics of our last race of French VTA... By night !

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that looks really cool!!!
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Looking for some setup/tire prep tips for running on an old asphalt parking lot that is conservatively prepped with grape soda.

The track is located at Hobbytown North in Indianapolis/Castleton. Here is a link to our most recent VTA main (we only race once a month at this location) - http://youtu.be/ABWYzytzct8?list=UU2...YCbFkFnFeNajpQ

If you've watched the video, you can tell that this section of the asphalt has seen better days. It still is in good enough condition to have fun/competitive racing though. I'm basically looking for some general setup ideas or tire prep suggestions I can share when running on low grip/bumpy asphalt.

Thanks for the help.
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