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Old 12-24-2008, 09:48 AM   #76
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This man needs no more help! At least until I beat him....
Ha Ha !!

The car is starting to really come in with the adjustments (thanks for the help RobK and Dave Hefti !). It's pretty amazing how much the car reacts to small changes. A week ago I only turned 35 laps -- with some more changes, I went 39 laps on the same track. A few adjustments to the driver and we'll be all set
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Ha Ha !!

The car is starting to really come in with the adjustments (thanks for the help RobK and Dave Hefti !). It's pretty amazing how much the car reacts to small changes. A week ago I only turned 35 laps -- with some more changes, I went 39 laps on the same track. A few adjustments to the driver and we'll be all set
I kept getting closer until one of the back markers took me out! Your car is impressive and hooks up nice. I look forward to lots of great racing.
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Can you post or send me your setup? I can offer up comments once I see what you are running.

I dont run my TA05R in VTA (the retired 415 is used for VTA), but I use it for 17.5 and have it working pretty good.

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Thanks Jimmy:

I'll send you my current setup when I get back from the Christmas holiday -- I'd be really grateful for any tips you may see with my current setup !

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I kept getting closer until one of the back markers took me out! Your car is impressive and hooks up nice. I look forward to lots of great racing.

I'm sorry I don't have all the names matched with the cars yet ... which car is yours ??

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I'm sorry I don't have all the names matched with the cars yet ... which car is yours ??

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The Pearl Blue Camaro. My son has the yellow one. It was kind of funny watching Caesar pull the temporary TQ with the yellow one. Both are very close to being dialed in. Maybe one more tooth up in gearing as my temps are right around 145 coming off the track for both cars. I might have to look into a heat sink. I think Jim may drive the yellow one for the big event coming up as he sold his chassis to Rich.
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The Pearl Blue Camaro. My son has the yellow one. It was kind of funny watching Caesar pull the temporary TQ with the yellow one. Both are very close to being dialed in. Maybe one more tooth up in gearing as my temps are right around 145 coming off the track for both cars. I might have to look into a heat sink. I think Jim may drive the yellow one for the big event coming up as he sold his chassis to Rich.
OK.. yeah now I know which one.

My motor was coming off at about 130 all day. I heard several guys say that their cars were getting loose late in the races -- like after 5 min. or so. My car was good all the way through and I could drive it pretty hard right to the end.

I wondered where that TC3 of Jim's would end up

I'm actually trying to find a used TC3 to build as a second VTA car -- they are kind of tough to find lately.
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OK.. yeah now I know which one.

My motor was coming off at about 130 all day. I heard several guys say that their cars were getting loose late in the races -- like after 5 min. or so. My car was good all the way through and I could drive it pretty hard right to the end.

I wondered where that TC3 of Jim's would end up

I'm actually trying to find a used TC3 to build as a second VTA car -- they are kind of tough to find lately.
Um.... don't look in my pits.
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I would also check a TC4 too.

If I can get some items sold out of the workshop I think I mite try a TB03
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Um.... don't look in my pits.

Um... why not ??
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As Big Jim stated in the primary thread: Let's talk tires.

We aren't supposed to sand them down or grind them.

They come covered in form release and preservative.

Do you WD-40, Simple Green or Ronsonol?
I basically scuff the rims to get the paint off where the tires are going to be glued, mount them and make sure they are seated properly and them glue them. As for the tires, after mounting I clean them with 100% simple green. During race day I'll clean them with simple green or motor spray between rounds.
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Um... why not ??
I sent a PM. Didn't want to hijack the thread.
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I basically scuff the rims to get the paint off where the tires are going to be glued, mount them and make sure they are seated properly and them glue them. As for the tires, after mounting I clean them with 100% simple green. During race day I'll clean them with simple green or motor spray between rounds.
I have simple green, but haven't tried it yet. I've been waiting for the Ronsonol to run out.
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Great stuff here. Good job Liljohn. This the stuff we should share.
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Body mounting tips: Who has some? I find that the HPI bodies are always just little short for the chassis that don't have too much adjustability in the wheelbase, like the TC3. The front wheels will be perfect and the back tires are hitting the rear fenders. Do you modify the lower A-arms to move the wheels forward?
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