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Old 12-01-2006, 09:34 AM   #946
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I didn`t use the collet that came in the kit , I used the one that came with my engine . The kit one wasn`t the right size .
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Old 12-01-2006, 10:19 AM   #947
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Well I used the one that came with kit and the first flywheel collet ate into the flywheel which caused it to just rev up then catch and keep doing it.
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All collets are not the same size and thickness . Use one that fits your engine and put the flywheel on .
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:53 AM   #949
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Sounds like you need to make the flywheel nut tighter. I never had a problem with mine...I had it on 3 different engines so far...still working fine.
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:32 PM   #950
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i would think that the collet that came with the flywheel would be a better match than the one that came with the engine
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Old 12-01-2006, 10:43 PM   #951
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I tightened it down alot but it ate it up, I'll try the collet that came with the motor if this one messes up then I'm going to the standard setup.
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Old 12-02-2006, 06:11 AM   #952
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i would think that the collet that came with the flywheel would be a better match than the one that came with the engine

It might be good for the flywheel but not the engine . Collets are different and if it doesn`t fit snug on the engine without any pressure it will slip with the flywheel nut tightened all the way .
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Old 12-02-2006, 06:59 AM   #953
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the taper on the collet is what matters, if they are not the same it wont have enough surface area in contact and will slip. the inner diameter on all the big block collets that i have are the same but the outer taper differs from company to company.
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Jared I left you a reply in the Glitchers thread!
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Read and replied sir.
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Ran my 8ight for the first time tonight at ARC Raceway. Went pretty well. 2nd qualifier and 1st place in the 20 min. main. The car accelerates like a missile. Had to drive it about 50-60%. Hoping it will get a little easier to drive once the car breaks in. I think it has a lot of potential. I didn't get the brake bias dialed in. Have to work on that next time. Also want to lighten up the center and rear diff oils. Maybe that will calm it down for me as I am normally a electric TC racer with lots of traction.
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Does any one make an extended engine mount for the eight yet?
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Does any one make an extended engine mount for the eight yet?
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they make a quick change mount. you can switch it around and it moves 2mm foward, so you can use a 3 shoe clutch system without shimming it to much.
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Too bad they are out of stock . You can switch the stock mounts around to move the engine forward . You can also use a Sportweks or Mugen flywheel to use a 3 shoe clutch without the K.H mount.
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