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Old 05-11-2008, 09:46 PM
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Luv the bodys
trying to get a class in Huntsville,AL
wish someone would make a AMC Javelin body!!
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Solara
Oh yeah....shoe-glue / Goop are a lot better...almost everytime I see TA race, there are rear bumpers on the track....(me too..happened at the national)

I shoe-glued it inside, then wrap around it on the outside. And I shoe-glue the WHOLE FRONT end for reinforcment. Not to mention, added the extra weight that I will need to be legal....
Yup, good stuff........

........and you can use it in the wheelwells to keep the body from cracking there as easily too
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5.8FDR Cobalt =
?.?FDR 17.5 =
?.?FDR 21.5-lipo

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Old 05-13-2008, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by ultegrasti
5.8FDR Cobalt =
?.?FDR 17.5 =
?.?FDR 21.5-lipo

thx

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What's up Ryan? My 17.5's fdr is around 3.1. They are still testing fdr limits with 21.5/lipo but I hear it will be around 4.2 or 4.3 Hope to see you soon.
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:00 PM
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tip on the Shoo-goo... have a wet towel handy to get your finger a little damp, then it won't stick all over your finger and it will apply easier. I use it to coat the inside of my bodies where the typical pressure/cracking/rubbing spots are...saves the paint and makes them alot more durable...it does at some weight but not much. Wet, damb & spread a thin coat.. dries quick and smooth. Use it around the body post holes, fenders & bumpers. I also had to use it on my camaro spoiler after a rear hit.
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Old 05-14-2008, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by markus216
not to be rude or anything but do you mean shoo-goo?
Yes...sorry about the spelling, I don't even know it spell this way...LOL
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Originally Posted by ultegrasti
5.8FDR Cobalt =
?.?FDR 17.5 =
?.?FDR 21.5-lipo

thx

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Just don't worry about the brushed motor FDR when you are using brushless...brushless are WAYYYYYYY lower then brushed.

For 17.5 6 cells/lipo....a little bit above 3 FDR is good to try. 13.5, around 4.5 FDR. Schumacher is finalizing the 21.5 right now. (since you are asking about LIPO...I am assuming you are running 6 cells for outdoor, right..?)
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Originally Posted by Solara
Just don't worry about the brushed motor FDR when you are using brushless...brushless are WAYYYYYYY lower then brushed.

For 17.5 6 cells/lipo....a little bit above 3 FDR is good to try. 13.5, around 4.5 FDR. Schumacher is finalizing the 21.5 right now. (since you are asking about LIPO...I am assuming you are running 6 cells for outdoor, right..?)
Hate to be a complete and total noob.... but exactly HOW does a person go about achieving such a low FDR?

I have an HPI Pro 4, 100t spur, 2.4375 internal--- according to the chart in the instructions i'm gonna need a 42t pinion to hit a 5.80FDR!?!? Is that normal?

Right now i'm running a 27turn stock motor-- P2K2-- but i'm interested in 21.5/lipo.

thanks!!!
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Originally Posted by pejota
Hate to be a complete and total noob.... but exactly HOW does a person go about achieving such a low FDR?

I have an HPI Pro 4, 100t spur, 2.4375 internal--- according to the chart in the instructions i'm gonna need a 42t pinion to hit a 5.80FDR!?!? Is that normal?

Right now i'm running a 27turn stock motor-- P2K2-- but i'm interested in 21.5/lipo.

thanks!!!
start with an 88t spur, you will need big pinions
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:00 AM
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Take a look at the history of Trans-AM history....
http://www.deepthrottle.com/History/...m_champs.shtml
and here
http://www.dfphotoservices.com/galle...sam/trans.html

Still can't find a Trans-AM pic of the 1969 Superbird....
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Nova F1 Racer
Still can't find a Trans-AM pic of the 1969 Superbird....
You probably won't. The Superbird was a car built for NASCAR and not Trans Am. The only Mopars in T/A were the Challenger and the 'Cuda.
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Originally Posted by ApexSpeed
You probably won't. The Superbird was a car built for NASCAR and not Trans Am. The only Mopars in T/A were the Challenger and the 'Cuda.
I'm slowly thinking ( like thats a stretch for me ) that maybe, just maybe once some fool ran one in a Trans-AM race.. I have an unpainted one that I want to run but the rules are the rules... I wonder just how it would do....

I did find a Dodge Dart did race in a Trans-AM race thought.....
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Originally Posted by Nova F1 Racer
I'm slowly thinking ( like thats a stretch for me ) that maybe, just maybe once some fool ran one in a Trans-AM race.. I have an unpainted one that I want to run but the rules are the rules... I wonder just how it would do....
There is a website out there somewhere that has all of the actual printed results from every Trans Am race from 1964 to 1972 on it, and I looked through the registered race finishes before I confirmed any rules for bodies. I'm a Mopar guy, so that one would have jumped out at me. Other than the Dodge Dart before the Cuda/Challenger, I didn't see any other cars from Chrysler that would have qualified for our rules.
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Originally Posted by ApexSpeed
There is a website out there somewhere that has all of the actual printed results from every Trans Am race from 1964 to 1972 on it, and I looked through the registered race finishes before I confirmed any rules for bodies. I'm a Mopar guy, so that one would have jumped out at me. Other than the Dodge Dart before the Cuda/Challenger, I didn't see any other cars from Chrysler that would have qualified for our rules.
Thanks for the time and effort you have put into this, a lot of people would have strayed from the rules.... wikipedia has a nice entry for the Trans-Am..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Am_Series
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The only time I saw a Superbird in a TA race was as a pace car if I can find the pic again I will post it
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