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Old 09-27-2016, 10:46 PM
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Talking with a company to do a small run of a custom chassis. I have two questions.....

1)would anyone be interested in one?

2) does anyone know of easily available motor mounts that are metric and reasonably prices? Figured then the only standard screws on the truck would be the transmission itself. Just seems it could simplify things.
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:12 PM
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Hoping to get on the track tomorrow.
New tires glued up
New push button switch
Dynamite Platinum to replace the OS cv-r
New clutch springs, shoes and bearings.
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Old 09-29-2016, 04:24 PM
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First run on the track is in the books. Just a tank to help tune the motor.

Hope to get more time on the truck and the track tomorrow.

Truck handled well. Take video tomorrow.
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Can't wait to see it!
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well, testing went ok. Truck handles great. I have too much chassis flex and wrecked two spurs. I will be putting more screws from the upper deck to the chassis, to help stiffen up the chassis some.
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Old 09-30-2016, 11:28 PM
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What about the old chassis brace after they went from the tub? Went from the gear box to the chassis by the fuel tank iirc
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Originally Posted by Kyosho Kid View Post
What about the old chassis brace after they went from the tub? Went from the gear box to the chassis by the fuel tank iirc
It is on there already. I think I just need to add more mounting points to the front of the upper brace. On a stock GT2, the top plate mounts to the front nose piece. On my top plate, the front isn't mounted to anything. Hope to get that sorted out this weekend.
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oooh ok
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I'd buy a chassis for su once you get all the kinks worked out.
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But what engines are available now days with a fully threaded shaft?
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none besides RTR type engines. Thats the rear killer now is trying to find quality engines in new condition.
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http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXCBKY&P=ML
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That's not a side port exhaust engine though...
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we have been running Rear exhaust for some time now. Some of the best gas truck engines are rear exhaust.
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Shows how long I have been out of the game lol. What kind of headers do y'all run?
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