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Old 06-15-2004, 08:36 PM
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Ok I rebuilt the rear diff and thread locked everything. Tightened it pretty good and the diff feels great and I checked the gear and no slippage so I put the diff back in the car. Now I only have to redo the front one and I will be ready to run it. I'm also re running all my electronics and doing all glitch stopping tricks I know all in one package.

I just ordered a new Parma Alpha as well. Might have to run that Mazda once more or run a Stratus 2.0 that came with the car. Might just put in the one way in the car for next weekend.

Anyone stripping gears at all with the one ways in before I run mine and rip something up.
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Old 06-16-2004, 09:56 AM
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Definately no problems where Cuda gears are concerned. They are the beefiest around by some way and are resistant to one heck of a lot of abuse!!!

Dave, sent you a PM re those bones.......

Car nearly ready for the weekend now, just one problem...... looks like its gonna rain ..................again!!!!!
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Old 06-16-2004, 10:03 AM
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Herm,
that fan may be little but it sure moves one hell-of-a-lot of air!!
Went to RS and Maplin and found a really hi volume 5 volt fan. Works a treat. It was up near 28 degrees last weekend, practice runs I did were near to 10 minutes, with a 30 second break midway to change body or tyres, and the motor was 29 degrees when I took it off the track.
Its connected direct to the battery and runs flat out all the time and this seems to work very well. Have been experimenting running one off the motor connections so it runs when you use the throttle......played with a capacitor to keep it running a while after you back off the throttle although you need a pin diode in circuit to protect against the back emf produced by the motor when braking or backing off.

Some more things for you to think on..... And you thought it would be easy eh???
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Old 06-16-2004, 10:12 AM
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How many lbs. is 1.4x5.50 and 1.4x6.00 Alex shock spring?
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Old 06-16-2004, 10:32 AM
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The 1.4 x 5.50 spring is rated at 15.69 lb/in
and the 1.4 x 6.00 is 14.39 lb/in.

The 1.4 x 6.00 spring is what comes standard with the kit.
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Old 06-16-2004, 10:44 AM
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Hmm, Maplin didn't have any 5v ones when I looked last week
will have to try and find an RS store or something similar.
I'll stick to having it run directly off the battery, then it's working at it's fullest all the time.

What is yours screwed to though?
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Thanks Gazza
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Old 06-16-2004, 11:03 AM
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Default 5V FANS

5v fans are available at All Electonics Corp.
2 sizes available...40mm and 25mm.
2 fans for $4.00 is a bargain...

http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bi...164&type=store
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Old 06-16-2004, 11:15 AM
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Default Re: 5V FANS

Originally posted by rc-zombies
5v fans are available at All Electonics Corp.
2 sizes available...40mm and 25mm.
2 fans for $4.00 is a bargain...

http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bi...164&type=store
grr, that just shows how much we're being ripped off in the UK try trippling those prices and you're almost at the price we pay
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Originally posted by OVA
How many lbs. is 1.4x5.50 and 1.4x6.00 Alex shock spring?
How about this chart..

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Old 06-16-2004, 02:26 PM
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Default Re: 5V FANS

Originally posted by rc-zombies
5v fans are available at All Electonics Corp.
2 sizes available...40mm and 25mm.
2 fans for $4.00 is a bargain...

http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bi...164&type=store
Thanks for the info on the Fans Zombies

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Old 06-16-2004, 02:31 PM
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Thumbs up Some more R3 Cuda Pic's

Looks like the Alex Japan Guys are starting to mod there R3's... Look close at some of these pic's to see some of the new Ideas that might be seen soon
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Hmm, what are the benifits of mounting the turnbuckles so low? other than making it possible to use large foam wheels.
You'll be forced to run short camber links, since the diff gear will get in the way of all but the outer hole on the top deck.

What are the extra holes, inbetween the two shock tower mounting holes, for? on the actual shock tower itself.
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Well the hubs look like speedway items (the ones that steve was trying to do as a kit)

The bulkheads have been revise to allow the mounting of the camber links to go under the top deck rather than outside like the speedway items (know the effect but unsure if would work better/worse than the speedway item)

The extra bracing seems to be just emulating TAMIYA

The hubs and bulkheads look interesting but i would think to buy it all will work out expensive as it's all alloy, Should Alex Racing be thinking of producing it all i think an R4 could be just around the corner and i just got my R3
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Originally posted by Herminator
Hmm, what are the benifits of mounting the turnbuckles so low? other than making it possible to use large foam wheels.
You'll be forced to run short camber links, since the diff gear will get in the way of all but the outer hole on the top deck.

What are the extra holes, inbetween the two shock tower mounting holes, for? on the actual shock tower itself.
Acutally the upper link is about the same overall length as a regular one on the middle hole on the upper deck

as for the Extra Hole in the Shock tower...?? not quite sure... but it"s a rear tower on the front
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