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Old 10-10-2005, 08:39 PM   #211
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Ian I've sent you a PM.

I need some rev4 help! Payback time for all those Crown & Cokes during the champs...

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Old 10-11-2005, 09:10 AM   #212
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Who carries SpeedMerchant cars? I can't seem to find anyone that has any online, with the exception of the SpeedMerchant shopping cart.
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Old 10-11-2005, 09:24 AM   #213
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1)HOBBY ecl. online 2)RC Madness - 2 PLACES
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Old 10-11-2005, 09:33 AM   #214
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Hobby Etc has nothing in stock, and RC Madness has no Speedmerchant anything on their site. I'm surprised for as many people rave about this car, how very difficult it is to find one.

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Old 10-11-2005, 09:39 AM   #215
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Well you could just order from Speed Merchant
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Old 10-11-2005, 11:18 AM   #216
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Hobby Etc has nothing in stock, and RC Madness has no Speedmerchant anything on their site. I'm surprised for as many people rave about this car, how very difficult it is to find one.

more difficult than some, but almost always available on the SpeedMerchant website. I always get my SM stuff direct from them and have found the service to be excellent.
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Old 10-11-2005, 11:28 AM   #217
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Ian I've sent you a PM.

I need some rev4 help! Payback time for all those Crown & Cokes during the champs...

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Old 10-15-2005, 03:13 PM   #218
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This can't be right surely.....

I was just doing the first rebuild of my 1/12th and I notice the motor doesn't run parallel to the axel (I should have spotted this during construction ).

I appears as if the moldings on the pinion end of the motor can (Orion Element 19t) don't allow the motor to sit totally flush against the motor pod so the pinion ends up pulling the spur inline once it gets to about 10-15% drive power.

I'm guessing this will maybe result in odd spur wear patterns lol.

Shouldn't they both be inline to start with/how would this effect (if any) the handling of the car?

The only way I can see to fix it (if it is a problem) is to make sure my next motor has a flat faced can.
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Old 10-19-2005, 05:21 PM   #219
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I was just doing the first rebuild of my 1/12th and I notice the motor doesn't run parallel to the axel (I should have spotted this during construction ).

I appears as if the moldings on the pinion end of the motor can (Orion Element 19t) don't allow the motor to sit totally flush against the motor pod so the pinion ends up pulling the spur inline once it gets to about 10-15% drive power.

I'm guessing this will maybe result in odd spur wear patterns lol.

Shouldn't they both be inline to start with/how would this effect (if any) the handling of the car?

The only way I can see to fix it (if it is a problem) is to make sure my next motor has a flat faced can.

I have no idea exactly what effect this will have on the handling of the car or the long term effects on the drive axle but it can't be good. I would not want to risk tearing up spurs or possibly bearings over something so trivial. I'd suggest picking up a regular Epic or Reedy based motor just to stay on the safe side.

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Nick, Mabuchi,

This is not what you think it is. The pod plate which the motor is attached to is warped. More than likely you took a big hit and bent the pod plate. Take it off and run a square accross it you will see what I mean. This will also be doing nasty things to your axle alignment, I've been there it's not fun and really difficult to spot. There is nothing wrong with the motor. The CRC pod plates are good, you can get lowered versions for under $40 I think in red, blue or unanodized.

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This is not what you think it is. The pod plate which the motor is attached to is warped. More than likely you took a big hit and bent the pod plate. Take it off and run a square accross it you will see what I mean. This will also be doing nasty things to your axle alignment, I've been there it's not fun and really difficult to spot. There is nothing wrong with the motor. The CRC pod plates are good, you can get lowered versions for under $40 I think in red, blue or unanodized.

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Old 10-19-2005, 08:07 PM   #222
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I can't even when I did what you suggested.
I really hate using spares unless it's a breakage lol.

So anyway I got out the spare and put the motor in the "never used" rear pod and the motor still isn't parallel to the axel.

I'll try to get a pic up so you can see what I mean.
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That looks to me like a motor can problem. Those pods appear straight.
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I really hate using spares unless it's a breakage lol.

So anyway I got out the spare and put the motor in the "never used" rear pod and the motor still isn't parallel to the axel.

I'll try to get a pic up so you can see what I mean.
Can you snap a few pics of the motor itself? This is strange to say the least.

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Old 10-19-2005, 09:16 PM   #225
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That looks to me like a motor can problem. Those pods appear straight.
Those are the unused ones.
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