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Old 04-12-2004, 10:26 PM
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Has anyone tried cutting 2 teeth and leaving the 3'rd... or am I gonna have to see if it works myself?
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Old 04-12-2004, 10:27 PM
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hey for the black belt, do we use the new tensioner arm or the old one?
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Old 04-12-2004, 10:35 PM
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The black belt requires the use of the new, longer tensioner arm and the larger idler pulley... I tried cutting every other tooth off one of my black belts and really didn't like the feel of it... I'd say stick with all the teeth...

at least for the time being
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Originally posted by Randman
Just learned I made it into Reedy, time to build up a new XXXS
Most of us are in as well so I'll see you there.
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Ceramic diff balls are awesome, they last forever, but they do lighten the rotating mass which is awesome for carpet and high bite surfaces, but isn't what you want for low traction surfaces. I'll actually propably run weights on my spur gear at Reedy as well as steel outdrives.
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Not sure I follow...Why wouldn't I want ceramic diff balls for low traction surfaces; or, are you talking about switching out to a one-way for that situation?

Do you also use ceramic balls for the thrust bearings?

Adding "weights on spur gear"!?! What's that about?

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Old 04-12-2004, 11:16 PM
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Originally posted by STLNLST
Most of us are in as well so I'll see you there.
Sounds good man, sucks James didn't make it in..
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Not sure I follow...Why wouldn't I want ceramic diff balls for low traction surfaces; or, are you talking about switching out to a one-way for that situation?

Do you also use ceramic balls for the thrust bearings?

Adding "weights on spur gear"!?! What's that about?

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I guess it doesnt matter so much for stock as it does for mod, but it's much easier to drive a car with more rotating mass when there is less grip on track, because you are less likely to get wheelspin.
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Old 04-13-2004, 12:39 AM
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hey XXX-Bill,


Did you get your Black Springs?

I left them on your table but forgot to ask you if you got them.

Thanks again for the borrow.


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have you tried the blue belt with every 2nd tooth removed?

so far for me this has still been the best solution (especially on tracks where top speed is important).

for a few bucks.. it's definatly something worth experimenting with
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thanks for your help James and POOKYT
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Originally posted by Randman
Sounds good man, sucks James didn't make it in..
I didn't know that he entered. That does blow. It's going to be a fun event though. 19 turn looks to be huge. I can't believe most of the mod guys that I know are running 19 turn. The A main in 19 turn is going to be killer if people can get their motors tuned right.
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Did you get your Black Springs?

I left them on your table but forgot to ask you if you got them.

Thanks again for the borrow.

Nick

Nick???

And I've been calling you "John" all this time...he, he...

The springs were easily noticed. No problemo.

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I guess it doesnt matter so much for stock as it does for mod, but it's much easier to drive a car with more rotating mass when there is less grip on track, because you are less likely to get wheelspin.
Thanks for that insight! In stock, I sure don't have that problem.
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Originally posted by STLNLST
I didn't know that he entered. That does blow. It's going to be a fun event though. 19 turn looks to be huge. I can't believe most of the mod guys that I know are running 19 turn. The A main in 19 turn is going to be killer if people can get their motors tuned right.
Yeah, I definately got my work cut out for me in mod. My goal is just make the A main, but it's gonna be hard to be faster than anyone but a few people in mod...
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Thanks for that insight! In stock, I sure don't have that problem.
Yeah, it definately isn't a problem in stock, but mod is another story.
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