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Old 08-27-2008, 06:20 PM
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Has anyone tested the 1 degree steering blocks?

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Old 08-27-2008, 06:35 PM
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Chassis will never be straight with just pressing it. You have to bend it back further then the normally straight position or it'll just spring back (like nitrodude stated). And unless you have a way of applying the pressure exactly where the bend is, it won't work. Bottom line, that chassis is toast, and will always be tweaked.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:02 PM
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mc_chofo already have a new chassis on it's way.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:11 PM
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Thanks Sam for my brand new chassis, exelent service as always. about those advises you gave me, i did bend it back farther than the bend itself but just like 1mm farther, i didn't wanted to brake it, the chassis did get straight but... as soon as i put everything back together it bent again, so i'm starting to think, that this bend is "normal" i mean it's only 2mm raisen on the tip, i will know if i'm right as soon as i join the new one to my car.

but i will check at track on sunday if the other guys have bent chassis.
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Pattojnr View Post
talking about clutch gap ?
i used 0.4 gap on the weekend, minimal endplay. i wound the clutch spring till it started slipping and took it back one turn. was very consistent feel all day. overall happy with changing from the TM.
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by mc_chofo View Post
Thanks Sam for my brand new chassis, exelent service as always. about those advises you gave me, i did bend it back farther than the bend itself but just like 1mm farther, i didn't wanted to brake it, the chassis did get straight but... as soon as i put everything back together it bent again, so i'm starting to think, that this bend is "normal" i mean it's only 2mm raisen on the tip, i will know if i'm right as soon as i join the new one to my car.

but i will check at track on sunday if the other guys have bent chassis.
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Don't know if you are running the alu x-brace in the middle of the car, but if you are, check that it did not bend in the crash as well.
If it gets distorted you will end up with a tweaked chassis no matter what you do.
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Derby Bros Racing View Post
I don't know about making it soft. When I run my car the chassis gets to about the same temp as the motor. 130dF asphalt (yes normal here in the desert and other hot places) and 260dF motor. Temp your chassis sometimes, you'll see what I mean.


Anyway, the bent chassis will not go back to how it was when new. The best way to try to straighten it so you can use it for the meantime is to get a couple of 4x6 wood (a little bit longer than the chassis itself of course). Sandwich the chassis, put it on the ground and run it over with your car (your real car!). Leave everything underneath the tire overnight. The next day you have a straight chassis.

sorry was refering to heating w/torch..........
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Originally Posted by etgdpu View Post
Please see this for the clutch setup.
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i have tried a gap around 0.7 , but the surface i run on, isnt the most desirable . it is like an outdoor basket ball court. grip can be very low at times, and a bigger gap can make the car a bit too snappy.
the 0.4 gap with a tighter spring seems to work better, and a bit more control with the throttle is felt.
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Baedarlboo View Post
Chassis will never be straight with just pressing it. You have to bend it back further then the normally straight position or it'll just spring back (like nitrodude stated). And unless you have a way of applying the pressure exactly where the bend is, it won't work. Bottom line, that chassis is toast, and will always be tweaked.

correct........... IMO..........
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by s10dude View Post
sorry was refering to heating w/torch..........
ooopps my bad
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Old 08-28-2008, 02:46 PM
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what ever happened to JOE GUTI---- you guys spell the rest for me you know what i mean JOE G wheres that guy
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Originally Posted by SOLOARTIST 702 View Post
what ever happened to JOE GUTI---- you guys spell the rest for me you know what i mean JOE G wheres that guy

Wazzup solo! What you been up to my friend?
You don't have to spell my name just say jo and it's all good
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:16 PM
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i recently ordered this part for my 720
Adaptor 2-speed LC (#902412)
I notice there is a shim in it? I cannot find this shim at all in my
manual. anyone have any idea where it goes?
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Originally Posted by spurgear View Post
i recently ordered this part for my 720
Adaptor 2-speed LC (#902412)
I notice there is a shim in it? I cannot find this shim at all in my
manual. anyone have any idea where it goes?
Since you don't need it for the 720, then it goes to the trash can or keep it in your tool box, it might come in handy someday.
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Old 08-29-2008, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by spurgear View Post
i recently ordered this part for my 720
Adaptor 2-speed LC (#902412)
I notice there is a shim in it? I cannot find this shim at all in my
manual. anyone have any idea where it goes?
the shim is to space out your trans. when you have too much play ..
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