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Old 01-14-2005, 12:36 PM   #6481
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Randy...your starting to scare the hell out of me!
Well when I flipped the blocks, they were really hard to get aligned right using the spacers under them, so milling them down 1mm will be just like a flipped block, but they will align easier every time.
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Old 01-14-2005, 12:41 PM   #6482
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Make this easy on yourself. Go to you local Sears or hardware store and buy an "easy out" bit. They cost about $3 and don't damage any part of the car. You just put them in a drill and run it in reverse. They dig into the screw and pull it out safely. A good tool to have in your box with these types of cars.
Another thing Craftsman has is a liquid screw head. You put the wrench in the stripped screw, then pour this stuff around it, and you should have enough head to extract the screw. I havent used it personally, but I have heard from everyone that has used it that it works every time.
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Old 01-14-2005, 12:42 PM   #6483
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This is completely off yopic but I just had to bring this up.

Randy Caster is the Ultimate RCTECH guy. Over 11,393 posts since March 2003? Guys here on the east coast are amazed. Based on my calculation you averaged about 495 posts per month, 16 posts per day. That's a lot of typing.
I actually used to work in the electroncs dept at Sears, and when it was dead I'd just come on here. 10k of those posts were done by march of last year, I've only done the other 1400 since then.
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Automotive Valve Grinding Compound also works well, fine or med grade.
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Old 01-14-2005, 10:56 PM   #6485
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Man, just rounded the edges on the main chassis for one of my MS's, I gotta say, it sucks doing that, come inside covered in graphite dust lol. Now I just got all the upper deck pieces to do tomorrow

Does anyone know where I could find a carbide 82 degree countersink bit?
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Old 01-14-2005, 11:00 PM   #6486
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Randy - Ever hear of wet sanding? I do my chassis with 220 grit to start under running water. Then go to 400 grit wet. I actually don't bother doing this unless I am racing on carpet. For asphalt just knock the sharp edges off and CA the chassis.
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Where can I get a complete aluminum screw kit for the TRF 415? If anyone answers can they post the website too. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-14-2005, 11:09 PM   #6488
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Randy - Ever hear of wet sanding? I do my chassis with 220 grit to start under running water. Then go to 400 grit wet. I actually don't bother doing this unless I am racing on carpet. For asphalt just knock the sharp edges off and CA the chassis.
I do wet sand it, but step 1 is take a dremel with a grinding bit to all the edges and cut down the battery slots so the batt sits low. Wet sanding is the next step that is a pain in the ass, lol
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You can get some Titanium ones. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

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Where can I get a complete aluminum screw kit for the TRF 415? If anyone answers can they post the website too. Thanks in advance.
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Thanks, but I have plenty of places to get titanium screws, I need aluminum screws. If anyone has any information, feel free to pass it on, the same goes for screw kits for a Evo 4.
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Also, someone a while back asked for where you can get the linkage stoppers that are used on the swaybars to hold them in place. You can get them from:

http://www.gsracing.com/web/page.asp...id=106&id=1150

Just thought yall would like to know if this hasn't already been answered.
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Thanks, but I have plenty of places to get titanium screws, I need aluminum screws. If anyone has any information, feel free to pass it on, the same goes for screw kits for a Evo 4.
i dont know if they list sets for the Tamiya cars, but you can get aluminum fastners at:
www.fastener-express.com

i get s lot of stainless stuff from there for areas that need strength... you can prolly use the alum in other places.
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Does anyone know where I could find a carbide 82 degree countersink bit?
www.mcmaster.com

do a search on "flute countersink"
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Old 01-15-2005, 11:18 AM   #6494
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i dont know if they list sets for the Tamiya cars, but you can get aluminum fastners at:
www.fastener-express.com

i get s lot of stainless stuff from there for areas that need strength... you can prolly use the alum in other places.
I've been meaning to make an order with them for a while now, do you know if their blue would be close to Tamiya Blue?
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Old 01-15-2005, 11:19 AM   #6495
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www.mcmaster.com

do a search on "flute countersink"
Cool, thanks

I forgot how much cool stuff they have on that site, I couldnt stop at the countersink bit

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