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Old 06-06-2003, 04:34 AM
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My current work in progress is a Savage 1/8 Monster Truck. So far I have a Picco .26 w/ a Nova Pro cooling head, Mugen 3 shoe aluminium clutch set up with a 15T mugen clutch bell, 2 chamber tuned pipe and a extended chassis. Aside from what I've done what have you other Savage enthusiasts tried and what worked more so what didn't work. I would appreciate some advice. I'm looking for speed, and torque. Please advise. Thanks to all :-)
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Old 06-06-2003, 11:29 AM
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You are going to need either HD Dogbones, or CVD's. Front CVA since you have extended TVP's only the front is necessary. You can go with a 18T clutchbell for more speed. It will fit since I believe the extended chassis is slotted for it. The Picco has more than enough power to handle it. You can do the 4 spider gear diff mod. Check around in all the savage sites, lots of info in those.
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Old 06-07-2003, 04:02 AM
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Thanks RandyT for your reply. 18T clutch bell~ this will improve my top end, yes? As far as drive train I do have front CVD driveshaft, titanium rear extended drive shaft, all the rest of the dog bones on this beast are thicker than stock. I'll try the 18T clutch bell though. Thanks for your suggestions.
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Old 06-07-2003, 04:06 AM
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I'm currently experiencing tuning problems with my Picco .26 also the motor seems to be losing bottom end power. After the tranny shifts into 2nd it kind of wakes up but 1st gear is a dog. Any suggestions out there? Is this problem common with the Picco .26? Need tuning tips... Thanks!
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Old 06-07-2003, 11:04 AM
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Your probably to rich on the LSN. The instructions on that thing are wrong. Says something like 11.5 turns or something like that. It's closer to flush then work from there.
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Old 06-08-2003, 03:12 AM
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Thanks again RandyT I'll try that. Funny thing is that I was running 30% nitro in my truck and it never dawned on me that could be part of the problem. As soon as I went back to 20% my overheating problem went away. Now it's just fine tune adjustments. What a learning experience this hobby has been. Thanks for the help...
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I run O'Donnells 30% in everything from .12 to the .26 and have had no problems with overheating. I know I can get more out of my Picco but it's generating plenty of power at 210-220. Did you seal your motor before installing it~?
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Old 06-09-2003, 05:07 AM
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Okay, I thought I sealed my motor but? So far I sealed the back plate and carburetor base what more can I seal? I used "Racer's Choice" Air Seal. I would like be able to have an motor that can run in the 220 to 240 range with lots of power. Thanks for your feedback it helps alot.
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Well I've read where you should seal the main needle housing. Did you remove the needles and clean out the values. My Picco had a lot of flash from the O-Rings. How about your fuel lines and fuel filter do you see bubbles in the line~?
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