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Old 11-29-2009, 11:35 PM   #466
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My v10 in action amazing day at the track
Sounds great although im sure we all would like to hear a more detailed description of your v10 outing!
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:28 AM   #467
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I drove my V10 for the first time yesterday.
The car was really nice and easy to drive although the 2speed acted weird but I guess that was because the springs were new.
I had some issues and I would like to know if anyone experienced anything similar.

1. The drivetrain seems a little stiff and heavy, its not as free as the nt1 or even as the V8.
2. The pullies don't spin right. I think the adapters are a little of the center.
3. Why are the flywheel pins so thin? I broke one of the pins while trying to install it on the engine. I had to use my xray clutch on my first drive.

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Old 11-30-2009, 05:15 PM   #468
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Hi,

I have received first pictures from Stephane BOUCHE, the new french distributor of Velox .

If you want to see, more and more to come here
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:40 PM   #469
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hey guys good morning,
nice to hear that some guys still have weather to drive !!!

The drivetrain:
I think if take a little time while building it it gets better, i am sure, because i have no problem like that, and we also have no information about that.
If you find any problem let us know.
We made the drivetrain like it is because we liked to make the car durable for the normal user. For sure there is a way to lighten the drivetrain, but for the kits its a little to expensive. For the pro racers we will maybe make some special parts in the future.

The Pulley / Adapters:
I think, and i am worried about that, you are right !!! We donīt know what the problem is, but the adapters are for sure in center, but something went wrong. But anyway if you use the opposite grub screw to balance the adapters its getting perfect.And even if you do not do that the problem is not really effecting the driveability.

Flywheel pins:
Well, the pins are the same like in many other clutches.
And it is no problem.
The only problem is the kind people mount there flywheels !!!
I never use the tool to hold the flywheel at the pins to tighten the screw !
At any cluth this can cause problems, not only braking it, also you can bind the pins and the clutch do not work perfect anymore.
So use a big plier to hold the flywheel on the outside to tighten and untighten the flywheel screw.
Also we need to use the small pins as we do not have to much space for the cluth parts, and also the holes at the flyweights are smaller and the flyweights keep longer in place >> more durable !!

And at least one more thing about the 2-speed.
I think you need to check the assembly, maybe cut some burrs, or just run it a few minutes.
At the end i am sure you will be very satisfied with this 2-speed. If you adjust it one time you can be sure it will shift the same all the time.

So guys, keep us updated with anything, we will work on it as all the time.


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Old 12-01-2009, 02:38 AM   #471
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hi Jilles, pls provide us with your Shanghai's set-up.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:34 AM   #472
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Here is my set-up of the Shanghai race 2009
This is for medium traction as it was cold at this race.
I don't have a scanner so I write my set-up down like below.

Front:

Shock oil: 650W 1 hole
Spring: white (long)
Diff oil 150.000
Camber left: 2.0
Camber right: 2.0
Toe-out: 1.0
Ride height: 6mm
Shock position inside hole shocktower
Shock position inside hole lower arm
Caster: 2mm clip front 1mm rear
Upper suspension arm lower position
Tyre: Matrix 35Shore
Droop 0mm under arm (end)
Rollbar 0 degree (flat)
Ackermann forward pos on servohorn, rear pos in topdeck

Shock oil: 650W 2 hole
Spring: white (long)
Diff oil: 50.000
Camber left: 3.5
Camber right: 3.0
Toe-in: 3.0
Ride height: 7mm
Shock position second hole from inside hole shocktower
Shock position outside hole lower arm
Upper suspension arm lower position
Rollcenter position middle hole
2mm shim under upright
Tyre: Matrix 62mm Qual
Droop 4mm under arm(end)
Standard pulli 18T/19T/20T/25T
Gearing 16/22 54/59
Rollbar 1.8mm

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Capricorn clutch
2368 Ko Propo servo

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Thanks for the reply Alex.
You should visit Cyprus. The weather is always nice. It rains a couple of times per year but when it does its always on raceday.

The 2 speed is just fine now. After some time and springs loosened up and the engagement was much better.
As for the drivetrain I didn't mean that the parts are heavy just that it wasn't spinning freely. I cleaned the bearings with some bearing oil and now they are spinning like crazy.

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Make sure you let us all know how it goes for you on your 1st raceday with the shepherd Vasilis!
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:28 AM   #475
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Default Springs??

Spring stiffness??

Green
White??
Red??
Blue??

Is this correct stiffness order from softest to hardest?
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Hi Jilles,

Why did you use capricorn clutch, and how are your impressions about that clutch?
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I had two engine at this race, one with capricorn clutch and one with the shepherd clutch. Both worked great in the qualifications. For the final I choose the engine who was newer and this was the engine with the capricorn clutch.
I will do more tests with both clutches later this month.

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thanks for the swift response, Jilles.

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I had two engine at this race, one with capricorn clutch and one with the shepherd clutch. Both worked great in the qualifications. For the final I choose the engine who was newer and this was the engine with the capricorn clutch.
I will do more tests with both clutches later this month.

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Thanks for the fast reply, first of all. I have one more question: For how long do you use an engine until it gets older/slower compared to a new one?
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Thanks for the reply Alex.
You should visit Cyprus. The weather is always nice. It rains a couple of times per year but when it does its always on raceday.

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Come on Vasili, I sure Cyprus does some magic race days for you too
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