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Old 01-31-2004, 08:19 AM
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Originally posted by Herminator
Well my Cuda is ready to rock and roll, finaly got some nice shims for the small bevel gears, so it's a little less noisey now
They'll just have to use their eyes and see my new shell to realise they need to get out of the way
I'm glad to see I've been moved around the heats from my initial placing, should be a few less slower cars in the way and a few guys in my heat are from my club so I know how to drive with them.
Going to be a very close event though, over 110 stock tourers and most seem to be ok drivers.

There's several people wondering where Dave is something odd going on
You're shimming the input gears? I have the stock r2 system for now until my pal setup gets in but how are you shimming the input gears?
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Old 01-31-2004, 08:22 AM
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You fit the shims on the gears before you put them in the bearings and shaft holder. By eliminating the play it makes the drive train considerably quieter.
I have yokomo shims, they come in a pack with three thickness' so it's easy to get the right amount of shimming.
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Old 01-31-2004, 08:54 AM
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Originally posted by Gazza_D


And finally...... Where is Dave, need to find out my number to order more Orange bits for my Web!!!! You know , the piece of paper thingy that came with the Web?????
Gazza_D,

I don't know if I can help, but I can try. Let me know what web parts you need and I can see if I can order it for you. I spoke with a couple guys locally and they seem to be having the same problem with Dave...MIA packages...I don't know, I haven't heard from Dave myself personally in awhile (3-4 months). Anyway, Gazza, let me know if you want me to help you source the parts

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Old 01-31-2004, 09:06 AM
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Originally posted by Herminator
You fit the shims on the gears before you put them in the bearings and shaft holder. By eliminating the play it makes the drive train considerably quieter.
I have yokomo shims, they come in a pack with three thickness' so it's easy to get the right amount of shimming.
Ok that's what I thought. I'm still learning the car.
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Old 01-31-2004, 11:58 AM
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Here's another shock related ?, has anyone tried the xray shocks on a cuda? I really like the piston design and they're easy to maintain.
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Old 01-31-2004, 12:33 PM
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I bought an R3 recently and found out the following:

- No servo saver although mentioned in the instruction manual
- Not enough 10, 12 screws

Where they missing? or simply the instructions in Japanese not precise
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Originally posted by McLaren
I bought an R3 recently and found out the following:

- No servo saver although mentioned in the instruction manual
- Not enough 10, 12 screws

Where they missing? or simply the instructions in Japanese not precise
With my R2 they were off on the sizes of the screws too. I used mostly stainless steel screws i had left over from a rcscrewz.com kit.
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Old 01-31-2004, 02:03 PM
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Originally posted by AWOLsoldier
I'll have to try the yok caps then. Only problem i have with that is they're blue and my cuda is red.
Let KO take a picture of it..it might turn red...
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Old 01-31-2004, 08:13 PM
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Originally posted by AWOLsoldier
Here's another shock related ?, has anyone tried the xray shocks on a cuda? I really like the piston design and they're easy to maintain.
Most other brand shocks are too long compared to Yoke/Cuda shocks- not good for the ride height.
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Old 01-31-2004, 08:19 PM
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Originally posted by McLaren
I bought an R3 recently and found out the following:

- No servo saver although mentioned in the instruction manual
- Not enough 10, 12 screws

Where they missing? or simply the instructions in Japanese not precise
When I built my R2, I got confused by the measurement of the screws. The flat head screws are measured from the top to the bottom while button head and hex head screws are measured by the threads only.
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Old 01-31-2004, 08:48 PM
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Originally posted by rc-zombies
Let KO take a picture of it..it might turn red...

Thats Cold ramon
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Old 01-31-2004, 09:10 PM
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Hey KO...how was the r3 tonight??

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I took a pic of KO's R3 and it turned out red...should have gotten a pic of his new ride, that square thing...I know I picked on him about it but it is one cool looking...uh, vehicle...(he said it's not a truck)
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What other ride did he buy Heath?

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any interest in a BMI 'Cuda Chassis?...besides myself and one or two others?
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