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Old 09-22-2007, 09:21 PM   #16
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Post some pics!
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:14 PM   #17
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Hi Bruce,

The Rev.5 looks nice! Thanks for posting pics of it on your site.

Your write-up was cool, too.

It's really great to see all these companies developing and trying different things with 1/12th.

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there are more pics in the news section, just click on the rev 5 pic under what bruce posted, there is a few more pics there!
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:34 AM   #20
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"The Goodies"

The front end should drop in to the rev4. The hole pattern on the front end did not change. Bruce will be offering the front end for other cars as well. The main difference is that some of the holes where an old skool or ae front end goes will vary between cars.
The front end will drop right on to the Rev 4 and earlier.

I just finished building mine with just electronics, minor slop and final adjustments to make.

The 'beginning' intstructions were very precise and in depth.

Great job Bruce. See you on Tuesday.
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I have to say guys, having seen the Rev 5 on the track for the past few months in testing every inch of this car works as good as it looks!

Bruce has really gone the extra mile in the development of this kit. We had new parts almost every week for months just looking for the right blend of components for the winning package. Not relying on the old molded parts that have become so standard in 12th scale is a huge step in the right direction. The items that wear on this car are easy to replace and with everything machined to such tight tolerances it's easier than ever to have a straight car with zero slop.

Better performance, easier maintenance and what has to be the most amazing appearance of anything on the market today. Bruce managed to fit all of this in one little box =)

I will get some pictures of the team rides in ready to run trim when we get settled in Vegas.

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it looks like all the rear part might go on the rev 4.5
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there are more pics in the news section, just click on the rev 5 pic under what bruce posted, there is a few more pics there!
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it looks like all the rear part might go on the rev 4.5
Yes.

Tweaked out perfectly without even adjusting the tweak screws. I also found it easier to adjust the camber first and then adjust the caster. Then recheck the camber.
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:42 PM   #25
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This front end sure looks like a front end that was around in the late 80s three guys from the windy city made a front end that looks just like this one their names were Jim Hoffman,Dan Louis,Carl Christy they called it The Ugly Front End Jim put his car in the A main at Cleveland with the front on the car but I could be wrong
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sorta like that one.....except this one wont break if you tap something...
not everyone is a pro and occasionally hit stuff....its all about the durability and parts quality...
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I ran this car alot during the summer testing, and can honestly say it is the best 12th scale I have ever driven. Its super smooth, doesnt scrub, doesnt tweak and is just really easy to drive while carrying large amounts of corner speed. The car is also very easy to work on, except for the old style front end it is the eastest front end to work on and adjust. Everything holds its adjustment really well (and trust me I 'tested' that alot, lol, just ask Ed who 'helped' me out a few times).
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quick question....what is the best way to take out the brass balls to polish them up.....



and yes i said brass balls and polish in the same sentence....so let the wise cracks begin...
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This front end sure looks like a front end that was around in the late 80s three guys from the windy city made a front end that looks just like this one their names were Jim Hoffman,Dan Louis,Carl Christy they called it The Ugly Front End Jim put his car in the A main at Cleveland with the front on the car but I could be wrong

More like Delta Spyder and Super Phaser IFS setups from the mid 80s.

And I think the original point about the design is that it's NOT new to anyone—like SpeedMerchant seems to be claiming on their website. It's been around and used successfully for more than 20 years.
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Where does it say it's a new design??? They call it their "new formula front end", they never said it was a totally new idea.

Personally, the Delta was before my time, but I remember the Trinity front end that kind of looked the same. If you actually read the text, Bruce even says "So we worked on doing a link front end that was sturdy enough to hold up to the speeds and forces generated in today's cars." To me, that sounds like they're trying to make a link style front end for today's cars (speed & handling)......No????
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