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Old 01-25-2007, 07:58 PM   #1111
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I've never posted pictures before, hope I did this right!

Here are a couple of shots of mine. I put it in last weekend. A Novak GTB with a 13.5. I need to get some TQ drag wire to clean up some of the bulk of wiring, but no biggie.

The sensor wires are a bit too long, but I think with the TQ drag wire, it won't be too bad. Even as it sits, I didn't notice ANY tweaking from all that wire.


It may look ugly under the skin, but now that I've driven brushless, I never want to go back to brushed.
Nice looking car...

As soon as i get my brushless system installed, I will post a couple photo's. Heres a few things to remember when installing your brushless into your Speedmerchant...

The new 4.5 rear pod allows for a bit more space between the pod plates for the sensor wires etc. This is not necessary, but it does help.

The wires on a brushless are even more critical than standard speedo's, and 16 gauge should be used whenever possible. Tweeking can happen very easily.

Try running the sensor wire along the left hand of the car, and in through the side of the pod. This seperates it from the 3 power wires, and keeps them from hitting the body making your car tweek out.
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Old 01-25-2007, 08:16 PM   #1112
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The most popular mehod of mounting the servo is flat to the chassis. Mount your servo with the right side of the servo touching the arm. This will allow the steering turnbuckles to be swept forward, providing the proper ackerman.

Also, the entire team is running the newest Kimbro large servo saver (dark grey color), and yes you do have to grind a bit of the chassis for it to fit properly. Go slow, and make sure you dont go all the way through the chassis.
I'm curious why you would run the large servo saver. Would you please explain and give us the Kimbrough part number? thanks
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Old 01-26-2007, 12:23 AM   #1113
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I'm curious why you would run the large servo saver. Would you please explain and give us the Kimbrough part number? thanks
Hi Od,

It's the same normal small Kimbrough servo saver, the change is in the servo. On my last car Bruce had me go flat to the chassis, literally nothing between the chassis and servo. If you don't grind out a portion of the chassis below the servo saver you can't get the servo all the way down. Most people seem to be moving to servos with flat ears so they are just bolted down without using mounts and of course no tape or adhesive is used so everything stays extremely low.

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Old 01-26-2007, 12:33 AM   #1114
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Hi Od,

It's the same normal small Kimbrough servo saver, the change is in the servo. On my last car Bruce had me go flat to the chassis, literally nothing between the chassis and servo. If you don't grind out a portion of the chassis below the servo saver you can't get the servo all the way down. Most people seem to be moving to servos with flat ears so they are just bolted down without using mounts and of course no tape or adhesive is used so everything stays extremely low.

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Thanks Nick,
That's what I thought. I use the kit mounts and cut them down so the servo is on the deck. A little grinding on the chassis does the trick to clear the servo saver.
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Old 01-30-2007, 03:16 PM   #1115
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I have read on this forum that you use a sae 82 deg countersink for the servo after drilling the hole .When I went to buy the countersink bit it was available in different sizes 1/2, 3/4, 5/8 does this size matter?
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it doesnt matter.all that matters is that the cutting edge angle is 82 degrees.a smaller diameter would be preffered such as a 3/8
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Old 01-30-2007, 05:02 PM   #1117
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Ok Thanks Jason
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:40 PM   #1118
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Flat servo mounting with no grinding needed. 2007 chassis design I just got from Bruce
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:56 PM   #1119
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When can we order this new chassis?
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:07 PM   #1120
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I ordered mine last week and got it today. Part # (smr 1418) stays the same. Even came with a little note saying that it was the 1st chassis with the new design
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That's a lot neater servo saver hole than the one I made with my Dremel. LOL.
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Old 02-02-2007, 12:54 PM   #1122
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I need some setup advice.

I have 1.5 degrees camber in the front and the stock side springs. They are just touching (barely).

My problem is that the front tires wear uneven like I need less camber. Left and right wear the same but after one night with double pinks they are slightly tapered. Should I reduce camber or do I have another problem I am overseeing?
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:58 PM   #1123
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Does your track have a lot of high speed corners or more slower corners?
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Flat servo mounting with no grinding needed. 2007 chassis design I just got from Bruce

That was the exact same way i did mine.
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Does your track have a lot of high speed corners or more slower corners?
Our track layout changes every week but our track is 48 x 100. I guess I would say it is pretty even mixed with high speed and low speed.
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