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Old 03-30-2008, 11:40 PM
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Good job on the win FD.
Thank you, but you'll always be the #1 FD, I'll never take that title from you.
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:31 AM
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hi guys, wanna ask...5 cell running BL can last how long ?
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:13 AM
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Do you mean runtime?

With an Orion 3.0 turn motor and Orion 4200SHO batteries I get about 5 and a half mins of runtime..
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:28 AM
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Randy-Not sure why you are having a hard time. I can save to .pdf and upload the .pdf file as an attachment. Works everytime...
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:37 AM
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Pics of Factory Team Molzer Mowery Racing Driver Mikes S400



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Old 03-31-2008, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Randy Caster View Post
Do you mean runtime?

With an Orion 3.0 turn motor and Orion 4200SHO batteries I get about 5 and a half mins of runtime..
that is on big track or mild track or small track ??

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Originally Posted by kschu View Post
that is on big track or mild track or small track ??

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It would be considered a small/med track.
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yyhayyim - Could you please try posting that setup I sent you, I'm still having troubles getting it to upload.
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Originally Posted by Randy Caster View Post
yyhayyim - Could you please try posting that setup I sent you, I'm still having troubles getting it to upload.
Randy, I've cheked e-mails and PM and dont see it. Try re-sending it.
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:25 PM
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After tearing down my S400 after a few runs i ran into these problems. I havent even got the car up to speed yet and i noticed some handling issues on the track. Any suggestions?

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The arm is moving back and forth. Can it be the pivot balls moving inside the suspension arms? Is it worn somehow? I still get play as shown even when both suspension arms are secured in there correct position.

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The rear diff apparently tightened up on its own cause all whole gear to melt. The balls were hidden in the melted plastic

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The Pivot pin in the C arm had exceptional play. Apparently the grub screw that secures the pin doesnt hold in the arm. The threading is worn in the plastic so the grub screw just doesnt hold!
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:27 PM
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Pics of Factory Team Molzer Mowery Racing Driver Mikes S400
Wow no swaybars at all!?
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We have not run them on the rug pretty much all year.

Have not seen much of a issue on the front Pin grub screw. Try a drop of CA when you screw in gently, the pin is recessed in the middel so you should not need much pressure to hold in place.


Diff must of been pretty loose to create that much heat in the Diff, Mod car loose diff?

The axles can break if you impact especially when running the solid as you have no give on or off the throttle.

We have some arm slop, you can shim it to perfection but we have no negetive issues with it being very loose. Also the toe blocks can be moved slightly forward or back so you can take soem play out there.
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If the front grub screw is not grabbing, try dremeling the the c-hub pivot pin some to create more of a flat spot especially if you are running the Titanium pins since the recess on them is not deep at all. If the plastic is shot and the grub screw doesn't catch then that C-hub is shot but as has been posted here you can use a drop of CA to hold it in place till you replace the C-hub.

As far as the axles are concerened, new ones will be available soon from Serpent. Release date is expected to be late april or may in the U.S.

With the current ones make sure to lubricate them as the heat buildup weakens the cvd's even more than typical wear and tear.


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The Minnesota State On Road Champs Race took place last weekend at the World of Wheels in Duluth, MN.

Centerline Racing was well represented with 9 entries.

Four of those were S400s. Each of them brought home hardware in their respective A-Main classes.

Allan: 4th place Super Stock Sedan A-Main (19t/10.5bl); 6th place Stock Sedan A-Main; 2nd Trans-Am Race

Conner: 4th place Stock Sedan A-Main

The interesting part, Conner finished 4th in the Stock Sedan A-Main, changed batteries, tires and body and then TQ'd and WON in the Trans-Am Race without a single chassis setup change. I used my 2008 Carpet Nats 13.5 rubber chassis and couldn't catch him!! There were no slouches in the race either, with the likes of Jeff Brustad, winner of the A-Main 12th Stock AND A-Main 12th Open Mod classes, Conner had his hands full keeping out in front.

At 11 yrs old and only been racing for just over a year, its just a matter of time...

Overall, it was a great weekend
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I have had that problem with the C-Hubs set screw but it was my fault. I stripped the C-hub out with the set screw because I just didn't notice it was tight against the pivot pin. To help prevent against this do as Butter suggested and dremmel the pivot pin and then place a drop of CA on the setscrew. The arm slop I just use a single .05mm washer to tighten everything right up, also when I screw down the suspension brackets I push them together to help tighten them up. There is enough slop simply in the screw holes to make them a little lose. Just make sure in the end to double check that nothing is binding.
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