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Old 11-13-2006, 08:02 AM   #721
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LOL my tank looks the same way. I used some marine tex to cover the spot and offer some future protection. Mine isn't leaking even with that gouge in it but I did pickup a backup tank off of e-bay incase it lets go.
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Old 11-13-2006, 08:20 AM   #722
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Same here, and it ran pretty darn good for all that going wrong...I still can't believe I managed 3rd in the A...

I just ordered all the replacement parts, including a new clutchbell(inside of this one is all chewed up), King Headz Clutch Shoes, two new bearings, and the retaining screw. I'll have it rebuilt and race ready in no time!
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:28 AM   #723
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:31 AM   #724
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:33 AM   #725
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Still need to glue tires,, after that its time to go to the racetrack
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:23 AM   #726
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R40Victim, loss of steering could be something as simple as your springs "sagging" and just need re adjusting. Seen it before. Rear spring may sag a little more than the fronts and you loose a bunch of steering.... Just a thought.
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Old 11-13-2006, 12:43 PM   #727
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Jim Myers. PM sent.
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Old 11-13-2006, 04:44 PM   #728
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Dude I don't think that clutch is any good any more.....

I had the same thing happen though to my screw. Had to dremel it off. That sucks.
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Old 11-13-2006, 06:04 PM   #729
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I guess I lucked out in that respect. I just grabbed the screw with plyers... I know it'll be better than new once I put it back together. One of the other locals has an 8ight, using the setup I'm going for, and he was flying...
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Old 11-13-2006, 06:18 PM   #730
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R40-- HOLY $#*%%##*! You can literally see the puddles of ground metal all over the chassis. Probably the most miraculous 3rd place finish I've heard of

I'm still new to Nitro, but when building my 8ight, one of the things that struck me was that the outer clutch bearing seemed rather small, considering how highly the clutchbell bearings are solicited. As a precaution, I bought a set of regular outer replacement bearings, as well as the 2-set ceramic inner bearings from A-Main Hobbies, which I hope will be good for a little while.
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:21 PM   #731
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Damn R40 you're lucky that you pulled er out. I had that happen to my Mugen over the summer. 37 into a 4 minute A main at the pro series up here. Front bearing took a crap and clutch bell slid forward same as yours. Tore up the Fioroni flywheel and butchered the clutch bell and spur gear. Looks like yours only slid up far enough to hit the tank. If it wouldn't have stopped at the tank I think you would've been in the same boat as me.... Out of the race and watching. So the Losi takes a lickin but keeps on tickin...
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Captain the 5x10mm outer bearing is the standard size of all 1/8th clutch bearings. Props to Losi for thinking out of the box and going to the large inner bearing to increase longevity.
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Hi rdeppen. Yes, I noticed. The fact that you have to work within the inner diameter of the pinion gear doesn't allow for much leeway... Or none at all.
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Hi guys,

I'm wanting to get a brand new starter box for my new 8. What is the best right out of the box without any modifications starter box. I don't want to drill holes or make changes I just want to use it. Mugen, Ofna, other????


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Old 11-14-2006, 09:12 AM   #735
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The "Efficiantly Priced" Ofna universal 10th/8th scale box is my pick, because the rubber drive wheel is smaller, and easier to get up in the 8ight's chassis.
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