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Old 10-10-2005, 03:33 AM   #10561
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is it just me or do other people have the same problem with the hex's and the small screw. they keep stripping on me. i find that the screw has a 1.6mm thread and even the supplied allen key is 1.5mm. does anyone else make a better hex?
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Old 10-10-2005, 03:47 AM   #10562
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Do yourself a favour and get a Hudy 1.5mm hex driver. You won't know yourself with that.

Re 2mm however, I've bought Hudy drivers for that but I thought it was WAY too tight for Tamiya screws, but my OFNA 2mm driver works GREAT!
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Old 10-10-2005, 03:59 AM   #10563
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Do yourself a favour and get a Hudy 1.5mm hex driver. You won't know yourself with that.

Re 2mm however, I've bought Hudy drivers for that but I thought it was WAY too tight for Tamiya screws, but my OFNA 2mm driver works GREAT!
I mostly use either 3 Racing or a RD logics 2mm drivers on my car, they fit the Tamiya Ti screws perfectly !

The OFNA 2mm driver is a really nice fit aswell.
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or just do not tighten them like a mad ! the screws are only here to prevent the hex from falling hen you take the wheel out, you should only lightly tighten the screw.
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I mostly use either 3 Racing or a RD logics 2mm drivers on my car, they fit the Tamiya Ti screws perfectly !

The OFNA 2mm driver is a really nice fit aswell.
he is talking about the small screw that goes in the wheel hexes...
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Old 10-10-2005, 04:06 AM   #10566
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or just do not tighten them like a mad ! the screws are only here to prevent the hex from falling hen you take the wheel out, you should only lightly tighten the screw.
Yeh, I agree, on most cars the standard hexes are not even clamp style. They only need to be lightly tensioned.
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he is talking about the small screw that goes in the wheel hexes...
Yes I know, I'm just talking about the 2mm hexes in general.(basically what's in 95% of the car)
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Old 10-10-2005, 04:14 AM   #10568
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Do yourself a favour and get a Hudy 1.5mm hex driver. You won't know yourself with that.

Re 2mm however, I've bought Hudy drivers for that but I thought it was WAY too tight for Tamiya screws, but my OFNA 2mm driver works GREAT!

I used Hudy tools on my Tamiya's for year.I have no problem with fit...
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Old 10-10-2005, 04:34 AM   #10569
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i only use hudy tools. i've never stripped the main 2mm screws in the car, but just the ones in the hex's cos they are 1.6mm big. and no one makes a 1.6mm allen key.
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Old 10-10-2005, 05:19 AM   #10570
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Well... had my first proper run with the MSX yesterday... all I can say it's fantastic! (looked better than the three HB Cyclones behind pitting behind me... even the purple one of Andy Moore).

Ran it for two runs on friday night, trying to make a decision on whether to go std car or MSX for sunday. Ended up with the MSX, given that it was just easier to work on, and seemed to grip better.

Anyway, first run on sunday wasn't to good, ran dual-1ways and the car was really quick... until one of my battery bars decided to come unsoldered...
So lost that run

2nd Q, everything was going pretty well, just made a few stupid mistakes, and ended up losing loads of time thanks to slow-mo marshals.... balance of the car was good though, running Xray light blues and Xray whites on the springs.

3rd Q, best run so far. Left the setup as was, bar raising the rear suspension blocks 1mm. Skimmed the motor, and re-brushed it. Best run, but still made a few silly mistakes, and ended up on a 22 300.6!!! Grrr... 24 laps was deffiently possible, given a clean run.

4th Q, went stiffer still (Xray Blues / LightBlues) trying to find more corner speed, and everything else was left the same. Car was working really really well, until one of the screws holding the steering plate in came loose and jammed the steering hard right Thankfully, it didn't damage anything, and I managed to shut the power off quickly enough to avoid crashing it.

So ended up a grand total of 24th O/a... 4laps down

For the final, placed the shocks out on the towers one hole front and rear, attempting to change the balance. Worked really well for the first minute or so, until the tyres heated, and I started to grip roll.... bugger.

Thankfully, managed to muscle my way past third on the first lap, and kept up with 1st and 2nd (if not a being a little faster), then the grip roll came in. Managed to hang onto third, simply by being a smooth as possible on the steering... still ended up a lap down though...

Apart from that, took 4tenths out of my best lap.. so was going in the right direction with setup.

Anyway, very happy with the MSX. It's gonna have it's first outdoor meeting on sunday.. I hope.

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Well... had my first proper run with the MSX yesterday... all I can say it's fantastic! (looked better than the three HB Cyclones behind pitting behind me... even the purple one of Andy Moore).

Ran it for two runs on friday night, trying to make a decision on whether to go std car or MSX for sunday. Ended up with the MSX, given that it was just easier to work on, and seemed to grip better.

Anyway, first run on sunday wasn't to good, ran dual-1ways and the car was really quick... until one of my battery bars decided to come unsoldered...
So lost that run

2nd Q, everything was going pretty well, just made a few stupid mistakes, and ended up losing loads of time thanks to slow-mo marshals.... balance of the car was good though, running Xray light blues and Xray whites on the springs.

3rd Q, best run so far. Left the setup as was, bar raising the rear suspension blocks 1mm. Skimmed the motor, and re-brushed it. Best run, but still made a few silly mistakes, and ended up on a 22 300.6!!! Grrr... 24 laps was deffiently possible, given a clean run.

4th Q, went stiffer still (Xray Blues / LightBlues) trying to find more corner speed, and everything else was left the same. Car was working really really well, until one of the screws holding the steering plate in came loose and jammed the steering hard right Thankfully, it didn't damage anything, and I managed to shut the power off quickly enough to avoid crashing it.

So ended up a grand total of 24th O/a... 4laps down

For the final, placed the shocks out on the towers one hole front and rear, attempting to change the balance. Worked really well for the first minute or so, until the tyres heated, and I started to grip roll.... bugger.

Thankfully, managed to muscle my way past third on the first lap, and kept up with 1st and 2nd (if not a being a little faster), then the grip roll came in. Managed to hang onto third, simply by being a smooth as possible on the steering... still ended up a lap down though...

Apart from that, took 4tenths out of my best lap.. so was going in the right direction with setup.

Anyway, very happy with the MSX. It's gonna have it's first outdoor meeting on sunday.. I hope.

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oooo goodie
Actually, I did miss it. Very strange having to think about how to gear the motor, whilst taking in consideration that I could cook it at the end of the run....

Might have to wait till next months paycheck mind...
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Old 10-10-2005, 05:47 AM   #10573
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I too would be interested in the CFF, but would it be that effective with the TA05 heatsink (like in all the MSX pics of Rheinard, etc)?
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Old 10-10-2005, 07:22 AM   #10574
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one thing i noticed...

why no msx stickers in the box?
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Old 10-10-2005, 07:53 AM   #10575
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well, i dont think it was officially named the msx, this is the ms upgrade kit, when the full kit comes out it will be the "415 refine 2"
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