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Old 10-28-2001, 06:52 PM   #136
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hey guys. quick question. i am looking to get a motor lathe for x-mas. whats a good one to get ahold of and a good place to order one from? i don't want a super expensive one, but no a cheapone either. looking for something decent thats worth the money.

also, anyone got speed secrets for the p2k2 yet? mine's fast, but not enough (but what is?)

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Hudy and Team Cobra lathes is what I recommend. Hudy has to be the best (IMHO) and Stormer Hobbies is a good place to buy it from.
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Old 10-28-2001, 08:49 PM   #137
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ive been using the cobra lathe ($99 from tower - 2 years ago) with no problems, other than replacing worn out carbide bits. i think the cobra comes with a diamond bit for under $ 200 (lathe and bit included). i shouldve waited for that one.
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I just paid for a used Team Cobra w/ diamond bit. I need it badly. I have 12 motors waiting to be cut. I hope to have it soon.
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Just don't get the Trinity...Hudy, Eagle, Cobra are all good, but don't get the trinity
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Old 10-29-2001, 07:16 PM   #140
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have a question...

yesterday I decided rebuild my 03R inside out (except for the shocks) then I slap in my used Team Matrix stock motor (I got this from ebay) and I noticed that when I pushed the car it will just go a foot or so then stop...if I remove the motor it will go about 4 feet or so...then I noticed that almost all of my stock rebuildable are just like that...even my bnew one...i tried to to turn the motor by hand and its not that free...unlike the mabuchi and johnson 540's that i can turn it more with ease...

is this normal for stock rebuildables? or is there something wrong with my motors?

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The resistance is caused by the magnets in the stock motor(That lumpy feeling when you turn it by hand)and the friction from the brushes in contact with the comm.
The bushings in a stock motor need breaking in from new so they can be tight.
As long as your car rolls smoothly without a pinion on the motor, you know thats fine.
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Yeah, the harder it is to turn the arm by hand, the stronger the magnets.
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Speedo- don't waste your time waiting on a trinity pro version of any stock motor, IMHO the trinity pro version isn't any better than the standard version, all they ever do is dyno tune a few (very few) motors and come up with the easiest to reproduce, best all around set-up (or what they think is best all around) for stockers they usually set-up the motors with 4499's and red/green spring combo...... I would however wait for the BIGJIM tuned versions, I mean there is a reason why he is one of the top 3 tuners in the nation (probably world).... JMHO
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how do i go about getting my hands on one of those BIGJIM motors? how much>?
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IMPACTPLAYR- BigJim uses the same brushes and springs as Trinity, but alignes the brush hoods.
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Go here...http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/Forum3/HTML/000013.html
Find a post by "Big Jim" then click on the red sunglasses.
This will give you an address to send an enquiry to and he'll send a pricelist.
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Yes, BIGJIM does use the same brushes and springs, and yes he does allign the hoods, but he also cuts the brushes to allow for better preformance and if i am not mistaken he will also zap the magnets for a small fee...... BIGJIM motors will tear up any pro stock trinity motor hans down..............
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I'm sure they would! However, I enjoy tuning my own motors. I kinda like the feeling when I get a motor that puts out crappy numbers, and I turn it into an excellant motor. Most of the things I use to do that are things BigJim does, but I like doing it myself. My old old P2K had excellent numbers the other day. It was 7 percent better than a P2K2 which I dyno'd. The surprising thing was that the brush hoods weren't aligned worth ^&$#
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There are also many different aftermarket motor tuners.

Personally, I use motors from Team 1 R/C. They tune P2Ks, GM3s, MVPs and D4s to name a few. www.team1rc.com if you want to check it out.

I know there are many other tuners out there.
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