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Old 09-28-2006, 05:30 AM   #136
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one thing is a pity
the metal parts are not made at the same factory
as the mayhem/turmoil
otherwise they would be better finished..
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:31 AM   #137
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i've had rocks stop my flywheel, and i've seen it a bunch of times where a rock gets jammed between the flywheel and the case of the motor, we have really rocky tracks where i am thgouh,
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:41 AM   #138
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Bob thats what I was thinking after I posted above. I have raced from one coast to the other but 95% of my racing has been in the Southeast states and we are lucky enough the have rock free red clay tracks down here.
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:46 AM   #139
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Come on Jimbal. I don't know how many years you have raced 1/8th scale but I've been at it since Kyosho made the Burns (God I'm dating myself) LOL It wasn't even a Turbo Burns

Maybe I've been lucky or something and even though I have heard of it happening I have NEVER had a rock stop my flywheel in all those years. Putting a bevel on the edge of the chassis at the flywheel opening if done correctly is the easist way to fix the starter box issue. Beveling the edge of the starter flywheel is only one of the problems. Most starter boxes have a relativley large diameter wheel and it simply won't get up into the flywheel opening easily without a little minor cosmetic surgery

I'll try to post a picture of my modified chassis later
I was only passing the information that was given to me from Adam Drake at Losi. The info if directly from thier site.
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:51 AM   #140
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i've had rocks stop my flywheel, and i've seen it a bunch of times where a rock gets jammed between the flywheel and the case of the motor, we have really rocky tracks where i am thgouh,
Same thing happens from where I race.
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:19 AM   #141
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I have the chrome top ofna starter box and just last night fitted it to my 8ight. I had to trim the front and back of the rubber wheel narrower using an x-acto knife + also a slight chamfer/rounding of the edges afterwards, spaced the whole wheel/motor assembly up maybe 1mm (as much as the provided screws will allow you to go), then just relocated the pegs (didn't drill new holes or anythign like that).
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:21 AM   #142
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The losi 8ight is a great car. We have a bunch of kits and parts in stock. These things are going like hot cakes.

Randy Deppen. come over to http://www.tilted3.com It's homies grid.

or email me at jr8@tiltyard.com I miss inner acting with you. :-) it was always fun. I think you'll find the new place fun also.
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:35 AM   #143
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Two questions:

1) What is "droop" ?
2) What CB seems to be ideal with 5-port Novarossi engines and the like?

I know every track and everyone's driving style is different, but I'm just looking for a good gear to start with. I see Drake's setup sheet has a 13T bell. That seems really small, but apparently it workd for him.
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:38 AM   #144
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What up Homie? Miss you too on the regular grid. What's the deal on your piece of the backtalk system? Do I need to setup a new account to get access. I just clicked the link and it wouldn't take my regular password.
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:43 AM   #145
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randy thats my own personal site. I set it up when they booted me. Just set up a new account, it's painless. Come on over and lets have some fun like always. :-) Our site is much cooler than that old, you can't give prices and have to be polictically correct site or get the boot.
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Old 09-28-2006, 11:21 AM   #146
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what are the exact dimensions of the flywheel hole in the chassis?
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:16 PM   #147
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These things are going like hot cakes.
McDonalds has hot cakes......i wonder if they're selling them like 8ights?
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:10 PM   #148
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Finally done!.... I even painted it myself!
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Finally done!.... I even painted it myself!
Scuba - nice paint!
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:32 PM   #150
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Sepirts, Thank you! this is about the seventh body I have done ....I'm still a rookie painter..... but it's going pretty good. Thanks again for the compliment
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