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Old 10-08-2008, 09:28 PM   #1
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Default Great ideas to share. For those that here to .

I thought it would be cool to share little thingsthat save money,or work well for rc

I came up with carb- exhaust -pipe plugs. Use foam ear plugs cut short the carb one so you don't chop it off with crank port.

Or a trick my bro the mechanic showed me tap on a stuck fastener several times the shock loosens the bite of the bolt or screw.

As a boat guy we wash out our motors " most start at $400" with wd40 then home brew after run through the carb with the starter going ,,lubes carb ,,front bearing ect . I kringe when i saw guys pulling a plug and trying to drip after run in a dirty motor.

Hope to get some good tips in here .
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:40 PM   #2
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I just save alot of money by switching my car insurance to Geico...




... the money I saved went to my R/C Hobby!
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We were not going to pay a lot for that muffler, so we went to Meineke and saved.

The money we saved went towards our RC's



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A good tip for striped head screws. After the others are confirmed loose, take a drill bit and drill the head off the striped screw. You can save the cooling head by taking your time having someone hold the engine. "Don't go over size" use a drill bit that will fit just inside the head of the screw. When you hit the threads of the screw you will feel the head let loose and hear a click. Remove the other screws and more times then not you will be able to remove the rest of the screw with your fingers or needle nose pliers.

I've saved countless of motors this way - and saved the cooling head.
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I zip tied a sheath from my leatherman to my radio. It holds my temp gun and screwdriver.

Also use dental floss tied to your body clips, run the floss through small drilled holes and hot glue the floss to the under side of your body, works Great!

Fiberglass drywall repair mesh works well over vent holes in the body. I stopped by the local hardware store and they GAVE me black screen and some METAL screen (from window screens)that I used to cover my vent holes, LOOKS GREAT!!
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The lil black rubberbands your wife or GF uses in there hair. Make great throttle return springs. Also can be placed around your tank to add extra pressure. There fuel proof also.
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Save some of the spare pieces of your lexan body, if your body post holes get messed up you can glue a new piece of lexan to the body from the inside, and ream a new hole in it for the post.
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I have seen people tape small flashlights to the stem of the fuel bottles so when then go to fuel the car the light shines on the fuel tank of the car. Allows you to see the fuel level in the tank clearly when trying to do a quick fuel stop at night.
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