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Old 12-19-2005, 11:25 AM
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I just have some fun racing mini cooper in wet condition. Final is 3 x 15 minutes length, we all use tamiya sport tuned and gp3300 batts.

It was drizzling all day long, slipery and fun. Everyone insisted to continue racing despite the very wet condition

I've got lucky....., my rival #1 got problem with battery dumping at 14 minutes and rival #2 hit the wall so hard after 360 spins
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Old 12-21-2005, 06:55 AM
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Paul, per your suggestion I removed one "O" ring from the front shocks and that helped even more with the chatter. Now it is completely gone. The car goes very smoothly through the corners with no loss of roll speed. All four tires stay on the carpet and it didn't traction roll.

So how about some suggestions on how to break in Mabuchi motors to make them fast

Thanks again for the help
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Old 12-21-2005, 07:10 AM
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Hey Steve, could I take a look at your mini (enter joke here) at the Novak race? I was thinking of doing the same thing to mine.
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Old 12-21-2005, 08:23 AM
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Carl,

No problem, but if memory serves you are already pretty fast,
Do you really think I'm going to help you get faster
Just kidding I will help any way I can.
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Old 12-21-2005, 08:26 AM
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The car might be fast, but the driver's not

It's just looks fast because of the Hooters body.
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Old 12-21-2005, 09:30 AM
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Hello everyone

I have a M03L, I would like to make it M03 by removing the chassis spacer and changing the body. During TCS can I use the M03L wheels or do I have to use the M03 wheels ?
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Since you will be using an Mo3 body (the mini cooper), you must use the M03 size wheels to be TCS legal. But since the wheels for M03 and M03L are the same size, you are fine. What you can't do is convert a M04L (BMW Z3) to an M04M (Alfa Romeo, or Miata) and still use the big wheels of the M04L
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Originally Posted by Steven Key
Carl,

No problem, but if memory serves you are already pretty fast,
Do you really think I'm going to help you get faster
Just kidding I will help any way I can.
Steve can U help me Go Faster not too fast but faster any help will do ...Kevin P/S can I run a North Craft F-1 body I seen 1 in the 2005 race
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Customworksking,

Happy to help any time. Just look me up at the track.
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Minidriver thanks for the reply.
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Old 12-21-2005, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Steven Key
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Paul, per your suggestion I removed one "O" ring from the front shocks and that helped even more with the chatter. Now it is completely gone. The car goes very smoothly through the corners with no loss of roll speed. All four tires stay on the carpet and it didn't traction roll.

So how about some suggestions on how to break in Mabuchi motors to make them fast

Thanks again for the help
Well if you can get a hold of Doc he has some stupid fast motors, thats where I got mine! If you can get a small enough set of needle nose pliers, you can turn the com on the moter to advance the timing.(Cheating) I guess you could try the water bath trick . 2 volts forever under water. I am going to try to paint my mini like THIS , I did the job on a pro stock Vette.
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How do we get a hold of Doc ?
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How do we get a hold of Doc ?
I think his name here is RC CAR DOC
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Actually it's rccardr. I lurk here daily!
Kevin, the bods showed up today.
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hey Doc... shoot me an email, if ya can.. had a few Q's. it wont let me pm you!

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