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Old 03-22-2003, 09:16 AM   #1411
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A decal sheet would be nice, stops some people wondering what the hell is beating their car to a pulp

I'm having fun with the pesky ballstuds for the steering, stiff little blighters and an odd size that I had to get an adjustable wrench for.

Also found my servo's sit too close to the shaft when using the supplied servo blocks, I'm having to narrow down the left hand one and make sure the cut off hole on the servo's right is nice and flat. Kind of frightening cutting a servo worth 80
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Herminator,

Yes, you do have to cut off the ears on the servo to get it to fit. Alex Racing really tried hard to move everything to the center line as close as possible Instruction step E-5 shows two diagram on how that should be done.

elnitro,

No, there is no decal sheet, it is available separately, but well worth it. It comes with one large 8x10 sheet in black, and another 8x10 sheet in white.

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My thumbs hurt
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A decal sheet would be nice, stops some people wondering what the hell is beating their car to a pulp

I'm having fun with the pesky ballstuds for the steering, stiff little blighters and an odd size that I had to get an adjustable wrench for.

Also found my servo's sit too close to the shaft when using the supplied servo blocks, I'm having to narrow down the left hand one and make sure the cut off hole on the servo's right is nice and flat. Kind of frightening cutting a servo worth 80

Hey Hermi'

The case for the servo is kind'a cheap about 7$ tops

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Old 03-22-2003, 10:18 AM   #1415
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It well worth it though
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Old 03-22-2003, 12:31 PM   #1416
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Hey Hermi'

The case for the servo is kind'a cheap about 7$ tops

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yeah but finding someone in the UK to sell a servo case would be like finding a Penguin in the Sahara desert
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Old 03-22-2003, 01:21 PM   #1417
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yeah but finding someone in the UK to sell a servo case would be like finding a Penguin in the Sahara desert
So what your saying is its hard to get right
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So is it finished yet.??
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So what your saying is its hard to get right
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So is it finished yet.??
Dave,
What are you still doing posting here, don't you need to be somewhere else?
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What are you still doing posting here, don't you need to be somewhere else?
Nope...Hehehee .... I'm my own supervisor...and anyways all the airplanes are out flying right now
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Still building it, taking my time and had to pop out a couple times today to get bits and peices, mainly an adjustable wrench finaly remembered to use a little grease on the ball studs, after strugling to screw half of them in just finishing off the suspension before I build up the shocks, then it's simple jobs.

Come on Steve I want to order some goodies
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Come on Steve I want to order some goodies
Give Steve sometime ....He is Really Busy... ....


He'll let us know ... Like he always does

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Good to hear he's busy, means he's making money
I just want to give him some more

Can't say I'm a fan of these shocks, quite fiddly to build and fill, the rubber rings around the shock bodies are a bit annoying, they squidge out when you tighten the body up so you have to try judge how tight to make the body, and I don't want oil squirting out around the track or maybe that could help me gain a few places.....
The bleed screw seems to stick out quite a bit too barely have a screw driver small enough for it either.

When I did my cvd's I found the grub screws were different sizes, two were about 0.5mm longer and had to be put in the rear cvd's and one required tightening a lot or it still rubbed slightly.
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Good to hear he's busy, means he's making money
I just want to give him some more

Can't say I'm a fan of these shocks, quite fiddly to build and fill, the rubber rings around the shock bodies are a bit annoying, they squidge out when you tighten the body up so you have to try judge how tight to make the body, and I don't want oil squirting out around the track or maybe that could help me gain a few places.....
The bleed screw seems to stick out quite a bit too barely have a screw driver small enough for it either.

When I did my cvd's I found the grub screws were different sizes, two were about 0.5mm longer and had to be put in the rear cvd's and one required tightening a lot or it still rubbed slightly.
Man I don't understand how you guys are having such a hard time putting these shocks together ... These are some of the best shocks that I have used to this day ...It also helps when your not in a rush and have the right tools .
I belive that the longer ones are used in the Rear ....grub screws that is

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Did Dave ever post some carpet set-ups for the R2? I keep looking back through the posts and just can't seem to find it. Lots of info Only reason I ask is because I just placed my order for the R2 through speedtech and am gonna order some springs and such and was looking for a starting point.

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Herminator,

I had the same thing happened to me with the o-ring, what I discovered was that I was tightening them waaay too much. You just need to get it tight, but you don't need to use incredible Hulk strength. Just so you can feel the rubber seal tightening, and that is good. It won't back out on you. If the o-ring squeez out like you said, make sure you clean off the oil before you try again.

As for parts, I apologize for the delay guys. What I'm frantically working on is a complete in depth articles on how to build the Barracuda R2 (actually, building cars in general) I'm trying to get this up tonight on www.alexracingusa.com so I can concentrate on the parts on Sunday and Monday (I have a huge box of parts sitting in my office at the moment)

So I apologize guys, please be patient

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