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Old 03-26-2003, 07:19 PM   #1516
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All those cuda's yet you don't have a proper R2 yet

the old man of the cuda family I think, maybe you can treat yourself when you get back to Japan you'll deserve it

keep your head down , especially when on deck
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Whats your opinion on motor heatsinks?
I've heard a lot about them doing virtually nothing and often causing problems because they can block the holes in the motor can. A guy at my club uses one in his TC3 though and says he had overheating problems when he didn't use one, now his motor runs a lot cooler
I use a Clip on AE thin Heat sink that goes between the motor vents on most motors I have.... I only use it on the Motors I tend to over gear hahahahaa

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Old 03-26-2003, 07:32 PM   #1518
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All those cuda's yet you don't have a proper R2 yet

the old man of the cuda family I think, maybe you can treat yourself when you get back to Japan you'll deserve it

keep your head down , especially when on deck

I don't ..... I have a R1.5 in the works and "Steve" has the R2 just getting packed up to send my way with a bunch of goodies hehehe
besides all of my other Cuda's are up to R2 spec's if not better

and your 100% right about keeping my head down on the Deck its Very very nerve racking up there!!!!!
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The Alloy imput gear holders will also make the drive train smoother..but the Heavy pitch of the Cuda' is Beefy!!! and you'll be able to spin the drive train for ever once you have gone thought the bearings and gears a few times too the Performance gain you will get from the Shaft holder/ motor mount ..is that there will be less chance you will be able to strip a Spur gear due to it getting hit or T-Boned ...

Trust me the PAL mount is worth it!!

I have shaft/motor mounts on all my cudas'

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Cool, I'll have to add it to my shopping list then
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Hi Guys,

Sorry for not posting much today. We are rearranging the warehouse to hold all the goodies from Alex Racing...hehehehe

itchynads,

the key to efficient drivetrain is in the bearings (clean them good) and proper alignment of the drivetrain. A slightly mis-aligned drivetrain will slow your car's transmission down at least 3-5 seconds worth of free spinning. Also, the car will free itself up after a good 3-5 packs through the car.

I know a lot of you been asking about the PAL motor mount, I will check on that tonight when I talk to Japan.

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itchynads,

the key to efficient drivetrain is in the bearings (clean them good) and proper alignment of the drivetrain. A slightly mis-aligned drivetrain will slow your car's transmission down at least 3-5 seconds worth of free spinning. Also, the car will free itself up after a good 3-5 packs through the car.

I know a lot of you been asking about the PAL motor mount, I will check on that tonight when I talk to Japan.

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I found that my shaft holders were warped so that the crown gear does not spin as freely as it should. Its causing high spots as I rotate the gear. Hopefully the alloy holders will fix this problem.
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Old 03-26-2003, 10:24 PM   #1522
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hi

could someone possibly measure the distance between the normal arms mount and the mid span mount as i was thinking of drilling out the holes for the mid span arm....if anyone could possibly scan the chassis on a scanner it would be brilliant.....please do help your fellow racer
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ummmmm im guessing your supposed to drill some new hole for mid-span arms since theres holes for the long and short span arms or am i wrong?
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long and mid span arms uses the holes on the chassis using the ball stud mount....long arm using the inner hole while mid is using the outer holes....short span arm are using the long arm holes for mount and it has a different mounting that uses hinge pin....so for the older cuda there's no hole to mount the mid span arm unless an extra 4 holes are drilled
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Whats your opinion on motor heatsinks?
I've heard a lot about them doing virtually nothing and often causing problems because they can block the holes in the motor can. A guy at my club uses one in his TC3 though and says he had overheating problems when he didn't use one, now his motor runs a lot cooler
Another option to a heatsink is a little trick that I picked up from the off-road guys. They use a wet shammy with velcro attached to it, cut to wrap around the motor. Alll you do is soak it in really cold water and then wrap it around your motor prior to a run.

Be careful since I have steam cleaned a motor this way and it did not work properly after that...LOL

Mike
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ummmmm im guessing your supposed to drill some new hole for mid-span arms since theres holes for the long and short span arms or am i wrong?

You don't need to re-drill if you have the R2 but if you have a R1 you'll need to Drill or upgrade your lower chassis.. ...but most guys that own a R1 will have the PAL short arm conversion instead of the Mid-span A-arms


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Hi Guys,

Sorry for not posting much today. We are rearranging the warehouse to hold all the goodies from Alex Racing...hehehehe

itchynads,

the key to efficient drivetrain is in the bearings (clean them good) and proper alignment of the drivetrain. A slightly mis-aligned drivetrain will slow your car's transmission down at least 3-5 seconds worth of free spinning. Also, the car will free itself up after a good 3-5 packs through the car.

I know a lot of you been asking about the PAL motor mount, I will check on that tonight when I talk to Japan.

Thanks

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Good info .....!!! You'll need a bigger warehouse to hold all the goodies from Alex Racing!!!

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hi

could someone possibly measure the distance between the normal arms mount and the mid span mount as i was thinking of drilling out the holes for the mid span arm....if anyone could possibly scan the chassis on a scanner it would be brilliant.....please do help your fellow racer



I'll see what I can do for you Ian


well with a little help from Back home in Japan


Give me a day or two

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Another option to a heatsink is a little trick that I picked up from the off-road guys. They use a wet shammy with velcro attached to it, cut to wrap around the motor. Alll you do is soak it in really cold water and then wrap it around your motor prior to a run.

Be careful since I have steam cleaned a motor this way and it did not work properly after that...LOL

Mike

hhahhha Are you sure that works .... I might have tried bacon or something!!


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I'll see what I can do for you Ian


well with a little help from Back home in Japan


Give me a day or two

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thanks dave ....no hurry on this
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