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Old 01-21-2004, 08:38 AM   #16
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Utieh, do not water dip or in other way break in that black can motor (except the bushings)! The brushes are sooooo soft, they wear out quickly. I know a few people didn't know this at the North American finals (we used the black cans in GT2) and ruined their motors. Their best runs are normally the first 4, and then there's a significant drop off.
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I will only oil the bushing and put some Tribo on the comm.
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One thing too about that link for motor break in. It's talking about using cotton bud (q-tips), and it mentions in there that some cotton can get caught up in one of the slots in the comm. You can get a foam swab the will to the same thing as these, but to not fall apart like a cotton swab will. I know RadioShack sells these, and you can find them other places as well.
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One thing too about that link for motor break in. It's talking about using cotton bud (q-tips), and it mentions in there that some cotton can get caught up in one of the slots in the comm. You can get a foam swab the will to the same thing as these, but to not fall apart like a cotton swab will. I know RadioShack sells these, and you can find them other places as well.
So Gary...does all this 540 talk mean you will run the GT3 class again this year

BTW the "new" chassis shows promise for that class
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So Gary...does all this 540 talk mean you will run the GT3 class again this year
Oh, can I get a "Hell Yeah!"? You should know I can't drive a fast car, so I need to drive a slow car fast .
Besides, after 2001, the mabuchi class owes me one
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Will you be making to trip to the left coast for Reedy?
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I sure hope so. The latest calandar with who's covering what didn't have the Reedy Race listed, but I've had the bug in Greg's ear for 4 months saying I wanted to cover it. It helps that I know the area, know the track and all too. I think I am going, but not 100%. BUT....I am covering the TCS Nats again this year!! I just hope there's another has-been, er, past champions race so I can get another photo of a 4 car fender bender like I did this past year
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