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Old 05-16-2002, 12:02 AM   #76
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Ok, size of 850 bearings is 5x8x2.5.

1510 is 10x15x4
I gotta figure out the rest of them.
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Old 05-16-2002, 12:34 AM   #77
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rcruv,

i'm in california too, bay area actually, where did u get ur barracuda? i have been wanting one for along time...did u get it from overseas or from some place in the US? thanks
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Old 05-16-2002, 01:14 AM   #78
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rcruv,

i'm in california too, bay area actually, where did u get ur barracuda? i have been wanting one for along time...did u get it from overseas or from some place in the US? thanks
I ordered it from overseas store. It came in faster than it would've taken from some US online stores.

You can try stores like

Rc-models in HK
http://shopping.rcmodel.com.hk/eshopping/default.htm

Control center in HK
http://controlcentre.rctech.net/hp/o...20shop%20a.htm

Rainbowten in Japan
http://www.rainbowten.co.jp/english/index.html

in the order of the easiest to browse and order.

Email them, they're very helpful.

Only problem is the spare parts. I'm trying to check if I can use parts from other cars.

I'll post it as I find it.
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For the steering, one of my barracuda has a very tight steering because of the metal collar that they provided. Therefore, I filed down a little bit and that solve the problem. Another problem is that the three tie-rods are too close together. I put the center tie rod below the center shaft. First changed to longer ballhead, and add a 4mm collar. This should give you enough clearance from the center shaft. This really free up the steering too, I think.

The offset ballhead is titanium coated (Gold), and it is a must for this car because in order to change the toe in quickly. You just move the ballhead. There are also option part of 2 degree toe in rear hub. This is for those that do not have any offset ballhead.

I just finished building my third Barracuda. This time, I am trying to use the Square parts and the double front one way bearing for this car. The car should be a lot smoother than before.

I recently acquired an used KX-One and the Modified Kit. I will try to build them up with these couple of days. I am looking forward to try out this one-belt.
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You need to add 3 ~ 4mm spacer at the Ballhead to raise that part in order to avoid touching the center shaft. This is their problem and they did not mentioned it at the manual. You should also move the servo up about 3mm to make sure the servo and the steering post are parallel. This is their problem too.

The double one way is different from CE-4. There is nothing that you can use from CE-4 to Barracuda except the antenna post.
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Old 05-18-2002, 09:03 PM   #81
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You need to add 3 ~ 4mm spacer at the Ballhead to raise that part in order to avoid touching the center shaft. This is their problem and they did not mentioned it at the manual. You should also move the servo up about 3mm to make sure the servo and the steering post are parallel. This is their problem too.

The double one way is different from CE-4. There is nothing that you can use from CE-4 to Barracuda except the antenna post.
Thanks for clarifying everything.
I hope they fix the problem when they release next version of it not that it's too much trouble though.

The manual realy needs some work as to including some pages explaining on how to setup the car like associated's manual.

Guess that's our job.

I'll let you know when I did the neccesary changes.

I think I have some problem with diff too. I can't make it tight how hard I tighten it. It still turns. I wonder if it's normal.

It seems like that I can use some parts from Yokomo mr4tc.

I didn't see double oneway for Barracuda listed on any mail order website. Does Control center or others has it?

Thanks for help.

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Old 05-19-2002, 11:13 AM   #82
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This is the size of the bearings used in Barracuda.

1510 (bulkhead x 4) - 10x15x4
1280 (drive shaft x 2) - 8x12x3.5
1060 (front knuckle x 4) - 6x10x3
1050 (rear hub carrier x 4) - 5x10x4
850 (diff x 2) - 5x8x2.5
840 (steering x 4) - 4x8x3

I haven't tried them yet, so make sure it they fit before replacing them.

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Internal gear ratio of Barracuda is
2.44

Have fun racing!
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This is one of a few Barracudas in US.

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I used foam dust covers from TC3. I think it's a good idea.
You see, the white round ones in the links.


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You can see the plastic dust cover. It's not perfect but it works.


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I cut some part of battery case to fit side by side packs.
And small part from the retaining portion of the battery holder so that I don't have to screw it in and out.


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