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Old 11-21-2008, 07:32 AM   #1
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Default Old original Street weapon

At least that is what I think it is, I picked this car up for my son to give VTA a shot, but it needs a little bit of work. I have never owned a Losi anything so this is all new to me....but I need a little help with this.

First off is there a PDF of the manual anywhere, looking over the Losi site I can't find anything on there for this car....in fact I can't find anything on there for any of their old stuff....silly me I was thinking it would be like the AE site and have everything on there.

Any tips or tricks I should know about...again this is my first Losi.

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go to rc documents .com they will probably have it
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Old setups:

http://losi.com/RaceCenter/Discontin...x#streetWeapon
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Click on this link, it's an archive to the old Losi site. It has 2 exploded views of the Sweat Weapon towards the bottom.

http://web.archive.org/web/200704040.../index_old.htm
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At least that is what I think it is, I picked this car up for my son to give VTA a shot, but it needs a little bit of work. I have never owned a Losi anything so this is all new to me....but I need a little help with this.

First off is there a PDF of the manual anywhere, looking over the Losi site I can't find anything on there for this car....in fact I can't find anything on there for any of their old stuff....silly me I was thinking it would be like the AE site and have everything on there.

Any tips or tricks I should know about...again this is my first Losi.

Thanks
Losi SW - great car in its day, hampered by a very inefficient transmission I had three IWC weapons in my racing "career" - one of them sits nib in my workshop today

Things to know
- this car is a pain the butt to run today because it runs non standard wheels, both hex and axle size were proprietary... so you MUST run SW wheels... which in 2008 will be a bit of an issue.
- it goes through front bearings like crazy - buy a pallet of them first hand
- The chassis typically is tweaked, due to the cooling process probably. some thin shims were included in the kit in the past to shim the rear suspension blocks... might be worth a look
- if you run on carpet, you'll need the yellow/purple ultra-stiff springs
- finding new belts will also be an issue... especially as the stock belts age like crap and fall apart by themselves.

Other than that, it's a love-it-or-hate-it design. I personnally have a very weet spot in my heart for it

Let us know - post pics if you can!

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BTW in case you didn't know the SW was the first ISTC touring car world champ in 98 in the hands of Mister Spashett... not bad for a car people call the "shelf weapon".

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Thanks for the tips, I was thinking there was some way to convert the standard touring car wheels....now that you say that I remember.

If the car can be converted to standard TC wheels, I will start looking the usual places for things like arms, belts and such.

Thanks for the tips.

Is there a way to convert the car to TC wheels, any kind of site you can point me to that would have a convertion layed out.

Thanks again.
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Thanks for the link, that item falls under the catagory of a must have for just about anything.

Going to start on the tear down this weekend, I am looking forward to going over this car. From my looking it looks like belts may be the biggest issue.
We will be on carpet so getting junk in there will not be that big of a problem. I can't wait to give the car a go....errr....have my son give the car a go I have to TEST it ya know.

I will post up some pics of it when I get home tonight.
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Here are the pics of the car, I would like to know what exactely what I have here...Thanks again for the help

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Wow, its been a while since I've seen a Streetweapon. Did the previous owner run stick/side by side packs? I always have seen streetweapons and the buggy based version running saddle packs.
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Getting the Street Weapon running again sounds like a fun project, but keep in mind that USVTA cars are underpowered so the relatively inefficient drive train of the Street Weapon will limit the car's performance. Used TC3s and TA05s go for a song these days and make a better basis for a USVTA car.
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Belts will be hard since they dry rot badly. I have seen NOS belts dry rotted in the bag.

Tc3 hexes may work also.

Also, you seem to have an "oval racing" spring setup...
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I noticed the spring setup and figured it was for oval. I think this is going to be a great starter platform for my sons car. If he does take to it I will look for a TC3 (that is what I have) or a Tamiya car.

But I think that this is going to be a great starter car....and hopefully the reduced speed and the further reduced speed due to the drivetrain will make the car live longer while a beginning racer learns the ropes.
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