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Old 06-01-2004, 09:09 PM
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MikeR,

Again, great job and just amazing driving all weekend. Imagine just if you had one more day of practice, I think you had a genuine shot of TQ

By the way, post us a picture of your 4+2 setup please.

Thanks again Mike!

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Old 06-02-2004, 12:04 AM
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I've just received this morning a set of Cuda shock body.
I already have shaft, caps, O-rings, I just miss the part which retain the O-rings (and perhaps some other shims inside the O-ring holder)
Does some one have the reference of those missing parts?
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Old 06-02-2004, 07:47 AM
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Ya Herm,
been busy, busy. What with racing and motors to build there just arent enough hours in a day. And theres the little inconvenience of having to fit my proper work in too!!!!!
Hi Dave, the Web is going great guns and is very fast now with the ti axles. Alu dog bones are really taking a hammering though
Well into this season now, and things are getting better, definately a lot more consistant this year and pushing ( and beating) the top boys too. Although I did have a nightmare a couple of weeks ago

Just couldnt get a balance with the car and chased it most of the weekend. But hey, cant win them all, no matter how hard you try!!

Got this little lot ready though.....just 2 to go now!!!
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With all those bodies I hope you don't change cars anytime soon.
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Yikes, you either like fine tuning handling with body shells or you crash an awful lot
That lot would get me through two years of racing
What are the other two then? a Losi alfa? a skoda? or maybe that new nemisis thing, if you don't always stick to the BRCA list. Which the SMTCA doesn't

I'd show you my new paint job but I don't know what it is
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HELP!

I've just made a Lexan O-ring retainer which works fine...
My new problem is that the shocks are all bleeding from the aluminium shock retainer and the shock body, seems that I cannot close the shock good enough...Is there something I missed?

Here is the way I've putted the O-rings inside the O-ring retainer:

- Lexan thingy
O O-ring
- 3mm plastic shim
O O-ring

Thanks

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Originally posted by SpeedTech
MikeR,

Again, great job and just amazing driving all weekend. Imagine just if you had one more day of practice, I think you had a genuine shot of TQ

By the way, post us a picture of your 4+2 setup please.

Thanks again Mike!

Steve Wang
steve... mike.. is this what i think it is? 4 batteries on one side.. and 2 on the other? i was wondering about the cuda R3 having those slots. if im right.. id love to see a picture!

forgot.. great run ling! you are definitely the favorite now for TCS.
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Old 06-02-2004, 01:15 PM
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Originally posted by SpeedTech
MikeR,

Again, great job and just amazing driving all weekend. Imagine just if you had one more day of practice, I think you had a genuine shot of TQ

By the way, post us a picture of your 4+2 setup please.

Thanks again Mike!

Steve Wang
Ok, here's the 4x2 layout. I don't recommend using the 4x2 if you use plugs or can't bring a solder iron to the track- big hassle! I did this layout to maximize the counter clockwise rotation of the Reedy track and to make everything as compact and central as possible. The balance turns out to be nearly perfect as well from left to right allowing me to ad the ballast right between the cells making the mass even more centralized. You will need to add tape slots for the 2 left cells- Xenon didn't add them to the chassis.
I'll work on getting the set-up sheet done tonight.

Steve- what was the name of the new center shaft? That piece is wicked!

ps- Thanks again Steve and Ling for all of the help and encouragement
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Mike, are those aluminum knuckles? If so where did you get them? I have been having problems tracking down a set.
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Yes they are. They are made by Jet and are not that well designed although they are strong and look good. I had to file the bottom down to fit in the C hub and grind out the bearing area to get the bearings in freely Otherwise they are bullet proof. Picked them up here http://shopping.rcmodel.com.hk/ about a year ago.
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Hey Mike what brand springs are you using?

Car looks good.
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HI MIKE ARE YOU USING THE YOKOMO ALUMINIUM SHOCK ENDS ON THE TOP PART OF THE SHOCK, AND IF YES WHAT INSIDE SILICONE BLADDER DO YOU USE?


BTW WELL DONE ON YOUR RESULTS AT THE REEDY RACE
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Thank you-
The springs, shock caps and bladders are yokomo. The bladders are the stock firm bladders that came with the caps.
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Originally posted by MikeR
Thank you-
The springs, shock caps and bladders are yokomo. The bladders are the stock firm bladders that came with the caps.
Thanks Mike. That is a great looking Cuda.
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