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Old 12-15-2003, 06:43 AM   #5161
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Old 12-15-2003, 09:23 AM   #5162
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Hey Rod,
The blue car looked good on the track this past weekend. I'm wondering should I get he upper deck counter-sunk or not, or build it per kit.
You know, there's like only one person who can do the countersinking perfectly. You should ask him.
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Old 12-15-2003, 01:55 PM   #5163
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I was wondering where did you get the spool and is possible to put me in touch with whomever makes them.
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Old 12-15-2003, 02:28 PM   #5164
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At this time, I am running a modied one way that was turned into a spool by one of the guys from Tamiya. He did a lot of them for last year's Reedy Race and they were time-consuming for him to make so other racers and I wouldn't want to put him through that again. It's held up very well and I still use it occasionally.

Another excellent source for spools is a racer named Troy from Washington State. I believe Dan (difuser) can provide contact information. These spools are one-piece and are really nice.

I also heard rumors that Speedtech may also start carrying spools.
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Old 12-15-2003, 04:28 PM   #5165
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At this time, I am running a modied one way that was turned into a spool by one of the guys from Tamiya. He did a lot of them for last year's Reedy Race and they were time-consuming for him to make so other racers and I wouldn't want to put him through that again. It's held up very well and I still use it occasionally.

Another excellent source for spools is a racer named Troy from Washington State. I believe Dan (difuser) can provide contact information. These spools are one-piece and are really nice.

I also heard rumors that Speedtech may also start carrying spools.
I got mine from Troy. haven't had a chance to use it yet but the craftsmanship looks great. Difuser can get you in touch with him.
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Old 12-15-2003, 04:35 PM   #5166
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I have been using the one that Troy made and it had good craftsmanship. After several runs, the outdrives are still good. I helped out one of the guys here in my local track setup his EVO3 S with the spool and he won the stock class in our local track. His first time to use this spool.

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Old 12-15-2003, 09:38 PM   #5167
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Spool?
took some pix for you to see...Spool and old Evo3 oneway...





This spool was made by Japanese TRF guy......
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Old 12-15-2003, 09:49 PM   #5168
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Mark and anybody else PM me with your e-mail address and I will get it on to Troy.
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I got that same spool from Jimmy J for my EVO3. Pretty cool. Need to put a lot of AW grease in the outdrives because it makes a lot of clicking noise. It's a plus driving with it on a smooth sweeping track.
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Old 12-16-2003, 11:56 AM   #5170
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how does having a spool in the front compare to haveing a normal diff like the one in the rear?

i got one in the fornt i made but no matter what i do or how tight it is it will always slip i think it might be becasue of the round F201 diff rings im using in it.

anyone else got this problem?
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thats correct, however, I actually own an F201 so i took the diff rings from there and ordered some new ones for the F201, when I got them, they are for the lightweight diff, which is exactly the same as the Evo 3 with the straight bit
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Old 12-16-2003, 06:33 PM   #5172
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ok guys

I just bought and assembled my first set of batteries and I have a few questions about modding the EVO 3 Chassis. First of all.

I have flipped the center brace around and taken off the outter battery brace, replacing it with 2 body posts.

I then tried the to fit the battery and it went it perfectly. I know I should probably grind out some carbon fibre and a bit off the plastic at both end, but it seems to fit very nicely like it is. The only concern that I have is that the battery bars are very close to the centre shaft, is thta normal or what do I do about it?

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Old 12-16-2003, 06:45 PM   #5173
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Close up of the batteries close to the shaft
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Close up of the batteries close to the shaft
That is pretty normal. Just make sure the battery holder fits perfectly and is not loose and you should not run into problems. I like your body post idea.

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