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Old 04-01-2003, 10:39 AM   #1666
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itchynads- yes, Mission strap. Had to drill new holes though in chassis but works perfect and is very light.

DOTMAN- Thanks, stock pistons still and here's the set-up sheet for you...
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Mike, When you added droop screws, did you put a brass or some other kind of shim on the chassis so you wouldn't ruin the graphite? Thanks...BTW Dave sure has been awful quiet...you think he DID sniff too much jet fuel??? j/k
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Old 04-01-2003, 12:37 PM   #1668
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Hi Guys,

For droop screws, I failed to mention in the supplement sheet, you can use the included 2.5mm cap screws for droop screws. That's one of the things I like personally, the bigger 2.5mm cap screws are easier to reach (I don't like the tiny 1.5mm long set-screw for droop adjustment)

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For droop screws, I failed to mention in the supplement sheet, you can use the included 2.5mm cap screws for droop screws. That's one of the things I like personally, the bigger 2.5mm cap screws are easier to reach (I don't like the tiny 1.5mm long set-screw for droop adjustment)

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Mike, When you added droop screws, did you put a brass or some other kind of shim on the chassis so you wouldn't ruin the graphite? Thanks...BTW Dave sure has been awful quiet...you think he DID sniff too much jet fuel??? j/k
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You can use a thin piece of brass sheeting cut to about 1/4 inch square and Shoo-goo it in place with a very thin film and it works great and your chassis stays nice and pretty.

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You can use a thin piece of brass sheeting cut to about 1/4 inch square and Shoo-goo it in place with a very thin film and it works great and your chassis stays nice and pretty.

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So has no one been racing their cuda's?
Made any changes?

I'm looking into what battery strap to get at the mo, would like something not too heavy but still sturdy. Would like it to have a profiled underneath to fit the cells and hold them in place better than a flat battery strap. Is the Alex Racing alloy strap profiled? and how big are the holes in the ends of it where it attaches to the posts?

Just been checking over my car after all the racing it's done over the last few days, I'm very happy with it. Still nice and smooth and there is very little slop anywhere on the car even in the front wheels, a sloppy place for most cars.

I'm waiting to hear if a team event is on this Sunday, a 4hour indoor endurance race, it's been arranged for a while now and our club is putting in a 5 man team, me being one of them there were rumours of an X-Ray team and Losi team too I think, but it seems there have been a few teams that were interested and have not booked in by the closing date so the whole event is under some doubt. Would of been my first team or endurance race, fingers crossed something is arranged.
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Mike, When you added droop screws, did you put a brass or some other kind of shim on the chassis so you wouldn't ruin the graphite? Thanks...BTW Dave sure has been awful quiet...you think he DID sniff too much jet fuel??? j/k


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If you want, you can try a small modification that we've been doing: Drill out the piston holes a little bit (to about 1mm opening) the stock piston holes is a tad too small and drilling the hole slightly bigger will reduce the pack in the shocks little bit. Give it a try

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Good Advice Steve...

Lots of Japanese guys do this at the track Good Mod..but I don't do it myself though

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thanks, nice to have a simple change to try

pretty sure thats a Mission battery strap, could be a nice looking alternative

The 5 screw diff removal I think you'd have to do without using the plastic diff sheilds, then you'd be able to do it by removing 2 screws holding one bulkhead to the chassis, two holding that same bulkhead to the topdeck and two holding it to the shock tower..... hang on thats 6

OK HuiDavey, spill the beans

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I gooofed .... 7 Screws total ...all you have to do is remobe the upper tie rod and the alloy bulk head and you can gain access to the diff....that is if you dont have the plastic gear cover on...

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(Dave I hope you do not mind), but one thing with the Cuda that I found to be a very good tuning aid is to adjust the weight transfer of the car as it accelerates and de-accelerates while setting up for the turns and that is front and rear droop. My kit did not come with the droop screws, but my local hobby shop had some longer set screws that I used that worked perfect. Anyway, upon initial droop set-up if you find that your car still has a slight push then all you have to do is reduce (back out the rear droop screw) about a 1/4 of a turn at a time until the car's weight transfer allows the weight to transfer to the front without sacrificing rear grip.

I have a big carpet race coming up this Sunday and I will be practicing this Thursday evening and I will post what my findings are for my test and tune.

I hope this helps, Mike

Thats some good stuff there Mike... I don't really deal with the droop screws because I run different A-arms than most of you guys .... but I do pretty much the same thing I run the rear shocks a tad bit longer..

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I have seen a few pictures in the thread of cars that have opted for the alloy hubs front and rear. Is this done as a performance gain, or for the sake of durability?

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Kind of for both I would say...I use them for durability...because my local track is full of twistys and has lots of 2x4's and no corner DOTs'' so if I clip something it's toast....90% of the time its the front C-hub..

So I just went out and bout the Square front c-hub and rear...also get rid of a little flex too

on a side note the Square front hub has 1deg les caster than the stock front placstic hub does

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Is the Alex Racing alloy strap profiled? and how big are the holes in the ends of it where it attaches to the posts?



Hi Hermi'

Nope the Alex Alloy battery strap isn't profiled and the holes are a little bigger than your standard 4-40 screw
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Kind of for both I would say...I use them for durability...because my local track is full of twistys and has lots of 2x4's and no corner DOTs'' so if I clip something it's toast....90% of the time its the front C-hub..

So I just went out and bout the Square front c-hub and rear...also get rid of a little flex too

on a side note the Square front hub has 1deg les caster than the stock front placstic hub does

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How much do they cost and how can we get them here in the states? Are they aluminum? (blonde moment)
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You can use a thin piece of brass sheeting cut to about 1/4 inch square and Shoo-goo it in place with a very thin film and it works great and your chassis stays nice and pretty.

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Why..?? ...it's not like the dampers put that much pressure down on the A-arms that it will mess up the chassis via' the droop screws j/k

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