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Old 04-18-2013, 02:56 AM   #76
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I found this on the CRC website but wonder if it applies...

progressive side spring blue 6#
progressive side spring white 8#
progressive side spring red 9#
progressive side spring green 10#
progressive side spring purple 11#
progressive side spring black 12#
It does not:
The kit springs are silver, gold and black. Both ends.
The front springs are 1/12th scale size.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:51 AM   #77
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Spunky,

What livery are you going to do?
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That body is a practice body, but I have another that i want to use to do the honda F1 livery. Its mostly white with red/gold/black down the sides.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:50 PM   #79
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Progress...and picture taking...
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More pictures...
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:09 PM   #81
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Looks Great so far Gryphun!

Do any of the VBC team drivers have a starting baseline setup to run on the kit? This being my first F1 car is leaving me with a lot of questions on where to start.

Any help?

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Got to run mine a little last night on a fresh carpet track. PLenty of steering but a lack of rear grip (new tires). I used the silver springs front and rear. The center spring was a Tamiya red which is much softer than the kit spring. Race day is tomorrow and I will reduce the camber and front toe (it was slightly toe out). It was a very promising run as the car was very responsive. One issue that I will address is front end travel. It seems to need more. I will try removing some of the shims and go to a longer spring. I think this will smooth out the car a little.
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I have been looking at the instruction manual for my kit and was advised by a very respectable driver not to glue the chassis sides after sanding, as this would create additional stiffness. Does anyone have additional thoughts or suggestions?
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Got to run mine a little last night on a fresh carpet track. PLenty of steering but a lack of rear grip (new tires). I used the silver springs front and rear. The center spring was a Tamiya red which is much softer than the kit spring. Race day is tomorrow and I will reduce the camber and front toe (it was slightly toe out). It was a very promising run as the car was very responsive. One issue that I will address is front end travel. It seems to need more. I will try removing some of the shims and go to a longer spring. I think this will smooth out the car a little.
Hi Ron,
What did you do in the diff area to fix the problem between the rear axle, kit spur gear spacer and kit spur gear to free it up as was mentioned in a previous post? Or was yours one of the kits that didn't have that issue?
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Hi Ron,
What did you do in the diff area to fix the problem between the rear axle, kit spur gear spacer and kit spur gear to free it up as was mentioned in a previous post? Or was yours one of the kits that didn't have that issue?
I was the one that posted the issue. In my case passing a 3/8 reamer thru the kit spur fixed my problem. Wayne has the problem of an adaptor that is tight on the axle. He has not worked on it as of last night. I mentioned that he should machine a hub that simulates the adaptor out of aluminum. ^mm bore and slightly under 3/8 od. I would Loctite it to the axle and let the spur spin on it. Very similar to the old Associated axles that didn't require a bearing.
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Can you use an american axle with american bearings- for the rear? If not there used to be an gear adpator out of alum. years ago.
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Can you use an american axle with american bearings- for the rear? If not there used to be an gear adpator out of alum. years ago.
The rear axle is mounted in a CRC Ti type of adjustable carriers except they are plastic. Wayne and i will see if CRC parts will fit, then there would still be the need to sleeve the hubs as the bearings are 10mm od. (.393"). Not a good scenario.
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Make a bearing adaptor for american axle.As soon as I sell my SC10 I'll have one on order.
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Ran it in competition last night for the first time.
Great car.
Several racers took their turn at the wheel. It was my first time running 2wd rubber tire on carpet. You must really drive these cars which makes it a ton of fun.
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Here is a little video I made of unboxing this awesome kit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN7RvFTAvaE
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