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Old 01-25-2012, 02:51 PM   #256
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I got to run my Rev 7 at the UK nationals last weekend. The car was absolutely brilliant
It was so easy to drive, held corner speed unbelieveably well and caused quite a stir over here.
Recently I have been a D/E final driver at the nationals, with the Rev 7 I qualified in the C on the Saturday with 10.5 blinky and in the B on Sunday in Mod.
There were a constant stream of drivers curious as to what this super handling car was.
It was pretty much box stock, just added the Tamale pod. Setup was 020 springs F/R, 10k diff lube in the sides, Asc blue and 40w in the centre. Jaco magenta front and pink rear.
Thanks to Bruce and the guys on this thread for the info and guidance, I am very much a convert

I was there at the weekend, moving out of the way, and later watching from the sidelines, and the car really is amazing. I'm now looking forward to my own!
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I was there at the weekend, moving out of the way, and later watching from the sidelines, and the car really is amazing. I'm now looking forward to my own!

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Old 01-26-2012, 12:50 PM   #258
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I wonder who's car this is (was spotted at the Plymouth national by myself!)....



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Is there any way to influence camber on the new old school front end. I know it's supposed to be machined in, but I'm getting some radically different readings on the hudy station and was wondering if there was a possible remedy. Thank you fellows.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:53 AM   #260
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Is there any way to influence camber on the new old school front end. I know it's supposed to be machined in, but I'm getting some radically different readings on the hudy station and was wondering if there was a possible remedy. Thank you fellows.
It's easy enough to make your own thin shims for adjusting the camber. Two easy materials to use for shim material are either narrow strips cut from a sheet of 600 grit emory paper, or else thin slices of regular masking tape. I use the tape (with the sticky side towards to the plastic block) so that the shim then sticks to the block and doesn't fall out during ride height adjustments. Adding 1 thin strip of masking tape equates to about 1/2 degree of camber change. I also recommend that you don't need to use any fancy setup guages. When you've shimmed your arms so that the car wears the front tires flat.......that is the sweet spot (because you'll be making maximum use out of the full width of the tires)
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:11 AM   #261
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My setup from last weekend's meeting
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My setup from last weekend's meeting
Looks very similar to my setup. What was the benefit of the 1mm shim on the outer steering ball?
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I did it to reduce bumpsteer, with the servo and servo saver combo I have the trackrods had too much angle in front view for my liking.
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I did it to reduce bumpsteer, with the servo and servo saver combo I have the trackrods had too much angle in front view for my liking.
Did you try running it without the shims? I had the same idea as you but left it as a few pages there was some discussion about the angle and it was felt it wasnt a problem. I might try it and see how it affects the feel of the car.
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Good luck to Bruce and all the crew at snowbirds! Remember to sleep and have fun, next year I'm planning on comming back for the excitement and sleepless week next year after a few years off
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Is there any way to influence camber on the new old school front end. I know it's supposed to be machined in, but I'm getting some radically different readings on the hudy station and was wondering if there was a possible remedy. Thank you fellows.
I took care to make sure both of my blocks were 100% symmetrical left to right, and both are 2 degree of camber and 3 degree of caster. I typically always run this, but to get 1 degree I took the .25mm ride height shim and sliced it down the middle. This way you can put the shim inboard and it will take 1 degree of camber out.

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I did it to reduce bumpsteer, with the servo and servo saver combo I have the trackrods had too much angle in front view for my liking.
We do that here on our bumpy track, it seems to eliminate almost all of the bump steer. We have some extensive rhythm sections on our track.
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Congrats to Peter, 2012 Snowbirds he is TQ in 17.5 1/12 and World GT with his Speedmerchant rides. Good luck tomorrow!
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GO PETE! He's laying it down for the speedmerchant camp!
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Best of luck and skill!!
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TQ and Win snowbirds 17.5 GTP class. Awesome job Pete.
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