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Old 05-15-2003, 10:40 AM   #16
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YES, YES I WILL!!!!!

As long as it doesn't do the R word!!
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Old 05-15-2003, 10:51 AM   #17
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LOL It betta bloody not R***, I got a new body, some corally TC3 Traction coumpound(that I can use this weekend if it's cold), some sorex 36R's fronts and I can't wait to get out there. I've got the itch......
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Old 05-15-2003, 06:19 PM   #18
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I spend about 5-15 hours a week depending on how much homework I have. I mainly just see how I can improve my car without spending $ or I try to see how EVERY part works. Right now I spend more time than usual because my car and truck are both broken and I am try to see if there is any way to fix it without getting the parts. I have both parts in the mail (still hasn't shipped )and my lhs doesn't sell the part for my truck because they don't sell enough of that part and my car is tamiya and they don't carry tamiya cars or parts.

btw, day 23 of the waiting for the parts
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Old 05-15-2003, 06:32 PM   #19
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since i am new i don't do much to it. i try to burn a tank of fuel a day so that i can keep it lubed and tuned. I usually just clean it before race day and make sure nothing is broken or bent, and fresh batteries. after the races i clean it with nitro cleaner and use a paint brush and q tips to clean it. i dont mess with the shocks and other things unless i notice something wrong. so, maybe a few hours a week.
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Old 05-15-2003, 11:55 PM   #20
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I work on/ tinker with my cars every day for anything from 1 hour to 2 hours without fail. This could just mean stripping down parts for cleaning, Making modifications, testing spring/ brush combos on motors, Making Tuning adjustments, Detailing etc.
I have a nice parking lot a couple of minutes down the road so it is no trouble to take a quick drive down for a test run. The best part is the parking lot has good night time lighting so i can use it Day or Night.

Most of the time that I spend on my cars is unnecessary but I enjoy my hobby and its good for the mind and soul

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Old 05-16-2003, 01:15 AM   #21
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I do about 5 to 10 mins for each quly and 3mins before the main.
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Old 05-16-2003, 07:46 AM   #22
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normally 3 to 4 hours sometimes up to 10, wek before race, cleaning, prepping, batt maintenance etc. Then most time between qualifiers i spend cleaning.. chekin tweak etc.

i get bored of the net.. so i turn to rc cars.. lol

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if you dont break your $hit, you dont have to spend anytime fixing it.

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Old 05-16-2003, 03:07 PM   #24
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Ever occur to you that your "stuff" might wear or come loose and need maintenance?
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Old 05-16-2003, 04:40 PM   #25
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Nah sosidge he only knows about "Breaken $hit"
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Old 05-16-2003, 07:34 PM   #26
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You spend TOO LITTLE TIME!

C'mon pops dosn't your car get dirty? How can you let your car stay dirty more then a few days?
ALL of my Cars get Washed and Blown dry when they arrive Home after a race. Engines get After-run Oil, Electric Motors get cleaned, cut during prep for the next race. This happens 3-4 times a month.
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Old 05-17-2003, 05:51 AM   #27
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O I took it as every 4 to 5 weeks you did maintance.
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Old 05-17-2003, 08:48 AM   #28
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On the average my electric cars get about 8-10 hours a week. Clean the entire car, check for worn or damaged parts etc..

My gas car gets about the same 8-10 hours a week and gets the same treatment as my electric only a little bit more in depth.

As for at the track, about 30 minutes to an hour. I really don't try to make major changes at the track. Just try to really enjoy the time out racing and not stressing.

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After I get home from the races I usually just throw the car in the dish washer and be done with it....LOL
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Old 05-17-2003, 02:27 PM   #30
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OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH....... that explains all the orangish brownish stuff
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