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Old 09-15-2003, 10:01 PM   #3361
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Wilfred- The arms on the SD were never really a problem. When the car was first released people were going through steering blocks and castor blocks pretty easy but it seems Yokomo has made some improvements to the plastic they use and I haven't broken any in a couple of months now.
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Old 09-15-2003, 10:06 PM   #3362
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Wilfred- The arms on the SD were never really a problem. When the car was first released people were going through steering blocks and castor blocks pretty easy but it seems Yokomo has made some improvements to the plastic they use and I haven't broken any in a couple of months now.

A little heads up for you SD guys... there is a comapy that is testing some Alloy front C-hubs right now and they might be done with them by December time frame.... I forget the compay that was making them...but I"ll find out...

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Old 09-16-2003, 02:50 AM   #3363
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Howdy folks,

I'm done with the assembly and the body...

TRANSMISSION: As recommended by a few forum members, I assembled the tranny as per the instructions (3 shims back and front) and broke it in for 30 minutes with a old stocker (an old Pz5R, a real turd) in, under 5V, without the UJ's... The tranny now feels somewhat freer, but I'm not totally convinced. The motor pulled 10.4A on my T30 at the beginning, and ended up at 9A. So there obviously has been some improvement, but still it doesn't spin freely, it feels more like a belt-car, it's not binding, it's just dragging ... I didn't spray the bearings out, because I don't really feel like coping with the maintenance if I do (our carpet dust goes EVERYWHERE). Besides playing with the number of shims and spraying bearings out, is there any other tranny-freeing trick you would recommend?

SERVO MOUNTS: One other thing... the oval-shaped servo mounting hole (the one in the back) on my chassis was not coutersunked... Was yours? since I didn't really feel like messing up a new chassis with a badly placed dremel rip. I used servo tape and the front servo post only. It seems pretty well fixed, I doubt it'll ever move. However, I'd like to know if this is normal this hole was not countersunked on my car. How was yours?

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Old 09-16-2003, 03:00 AM   #3364
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Mine was not counter sunk either. Instead of using the servo tape you can use shoe goo. A lot of us 12th scale carpet racers use shoe goo. I actually used shoe on my old Yok Special when I did the servo mod and turned it straight. Never moved.
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RBLove,

thanks for your reply... I was never brave enough to use shoo-goo only for fixing a servo. Plus in Europe, ShooGoo is kinda hard to get, and from my US years, I remember that only the original one would work (shoogoo2 was never as good), all ersatz would not stick as well... With servo tape PLUS one servo mount, it looks like it's fixed for good, both in rotation and longitudinally.

I'd like to try shoogoo still, if I can get my hands on some... Could you please tell me how you prep the chassis before shoo-going the servo on? Just degreasing both chassis and servo case, or do you sand them too?

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Old 09-16-2003, 06:30 AM   #3366
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here some Photos` of Masami`s Gold and green SD at the Latest JMRCA Race...enjoy..

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Old 09-16-2003, 06:32 AM   #3367
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..last one...this thing is trick!

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What are those four screws on the top deck for? It looks like they are holding a second layer but I can't really tell.
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i tink the top deck of sd is similar to MR4TC SP ssg upper deck....

btw masami rear shock tower looks different
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Where did you get these pics from? Are they yours? Aren't they from the REEDY Race 2003 (maybe?)

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Does Mild Seven make you a better driver?
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Does Mild Seven make you a better driver?
YOU WISH

It probably makes you a better mechanic (hint : Papa Masaaki is the chain smoker, not Masami )

Last I saw him, Masami doesn't smoke
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Where did you get these pics from? Are they yours? Aren't they from the REEDY Race 2003 (maybe?)

Thanks.

You can find the pictures here:
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