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Old 09-19-2014, 01:11 AM   #2221
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I saw a couple of 966 cars come up in the for sale forum. It maybe worth considering buying one of them as a parts car?
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Old 09-19-2014, 01:56 AM   #2222
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as far as I know , they are mostly sold
still checking carefully this section but no 966TE so far
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:43 AM   #2223
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Any 966 will do as the parts you need didnt change between the 966 versions. You might be better off upgrading to the SL8 gearbox which would solve your centre pulley issue. Also as we near the end of the outdoor season you might be lucky and find a cheap used 977!
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Old 10-03-2014, 01:24 PM   #2224
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I acquired a NIB 966Te a few months ago and I wonder from you Serpent guys if this car is still good enough to run in a Sportsman class ?

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Old 10-05-2014, 04:52 AM   #2225
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Haha, yes the car is still fast enough! It's a bit "lazy" compared to the Viper, but It still runs great!
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:53 AM   #2226
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Hi guys, i new with on road cars.... I just got my self a 2nd hand 966.... I don't know which engine to pick..... I was thinking of this two engine novarossi ISON 21 or RB speed 21 ...cause they are cheap .. Any suggest guys which engine should I buy?
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Either engine is perfect for you. I prefer novarossi personally and the ISON is a great engine! Enjoy your 966...
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Either engine is perfect for you. I prefer novarossi personally and the ISON is a great engine! Enjoy your 966...
Thanks mate for the help..... I will get the ISON
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Old 10-08-2014, 09:32 PM   #2229
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hi
can you please confirm that parts from a 966 are compatible with the 996 TE ?
are all models of 966 have the same front and rear mounts , wishbones , transmission ?
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Yes, mostly. All apart from the front upper arms and alu holders. Also the rear top link is different. The TE also has the SL8 gearbox.
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I have enough parts to build 2+ cars. Let me know if you want anything. I'm keeping the shocks, driveshafts and SL8 tranny parts though.
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Hi guys, need help here .... How I know if SL8 clutch wear out? Coz I got the car 2nd hand than start running at full throttle and 2nd gear did not shift.
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Hi guys, need help here .... How I know if SL8 clutch wear out? Coz I got the car 2nd hand than start running at full throttle and 2nd gear did not shift.
Best thing to do is remove the shoe assembly and check for excess wear. The shoes usually last a very long time. Clean everything well and reset the springs as per the manual (download from serpent.com if you don't have the manual). Then try again. Increase the rpm very slowly and feel for the kick. If it doesn't shift then you need to check the springs to make sure they've not gotten weak over time. All else fails replace the shoes and springs which won't be an issue as the SL8 gearbox is still the same on the 977.

Also make sure the drive pin is installed through the shaft. I've left that out before lol!
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Best thing to do is remove the shoe assembly and check for excess wear. The shoes usually last a very long time. Clean everything well and reset the springs as per the manual (download from serpent.com if you don't have the manual). Then try again. Increase the rpm very slowly and feel for the kick. If it doesn't shift then you need to check the springs to make sure they've not gotten weak over time. All else fails replace the shoes and springs which won't be an issue as the SL8 gearbox is still the same on the 977.

Also make sure the drive pin is installed through the shaft. I've left that out before lol!
Hey thanks man you have been a great help.... I will open up and clean it up...
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Hey thanks man you have been a great help.... I will open up and clean it up...
Everything that Dan_Vector stated above is 100% correct but just want to add in that you need to make sure the bell and shoe are clean and oil free - system depends on some friction to make the lock and any amount of oil will drive you crazy.
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