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Old 06-20-2010, 05:37 PM   #766
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Yup, Empire is alive and doing fine - thanks for the interest. The website is down because we are transitioning to Serpent Products. If you need Kyosho parts:

Contact Sam at Kamikaze Hobbies. He knows his stuff. Empire racing is now Supporting Serpent America and we are in development with the 966 and 933.

Kyosho items are still available at the retail level
Thanks for the quick reply Rich!

I also noticed that your e-mail address wasn't working either so I got concerned.

Will empire continue developing product for Kyosho as well? or is it only Serpent from now on?

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Old 06-20-2010, 05:43 PM   #767
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Thanks for the quick reply Rich!

I also noticed that your e-mail address wasn't working either so I got concerned.

Will empire continue developing product for Kyosho as well? or is it only Serpent from now on?

Thx!!
The Empire eMail was polluted with spam, impossible to find real messages - so, I shut it down. You can IM me here, I get a text message, my response is pretty quick.

Once Kyosho lost interest in on-road in the US we made the decision to change manufactures. I have to say we are very impressed with Serpent's products and support. So, that means no more development on the K platform. Snake only.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:38 PM   #768
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Default Help with the build...M3 evo!!

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I'm attempting to assemble my new M3 evo....when fully bolting down the front bulkheads to the chassis (with front one-way), the front one-way can no longer rotate (seized). When loosening the bolts, the one-way is a little bit more free to rotate (not as smooth as I would like).

Did someone experience the above during the build process?
I need suggestions as it seems that I cannot bolt the front bulkheads down without seizing the front drivetrain...????

Looking forward to everyone's responses.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:45 PM   #769
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Guys:

I'm attempting to assemble my new M3 evo....when fully bolting down the front bulkheads to the chassis (with front one-way), the front one-way can no longer rotate (seized). When loosening the bolts, the one-way is a little bit more free to rotate (not as smooth as I would like).

Did someone experience the above during the build process?
I need suggestions as it seems that I cannot bolt the front bulkheads down without seizing the front drivetrain...????

Looking forward to everyone's responses.
MH
Do you have the right bearings/eccentrics in the bulkheads?
If you have to wide of spacer behind the one-way outdrives and you put the axels into them that can bind stuff up too.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:58 PM   #770
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Do you have the right bearings/eccentrics in the bulkheads?
If you have to wide of spacer behind the one-way outdrives and you put the axels into them that can bind stuff up too.
Just used what are in the appropriate bags...no.1 and 2 eccentrics as per the manual and used the outdrive space with indentation towards the one-way....don't know, but when tightening everything down, the one-way does not rotate...

Any other ideas...
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:19 PM   #771
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Just used what are in the appropriate bags...no.1 and 2 eccentrics as per the manual and used the outdrive space with indentation towards the one-way....don't know, but when tightening everything down, the one-way does not rotate...

Any other ideas...
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It seems to me that the one-way collars (spacers) need to be dremeled a little thinner...

Has anyone every had to do this?

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Old 06-22-2010, 02:46 PM   #772
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It seems to me that the one-way collars (spacers) need to be dremeled a little thinner...

Has anyone every had to do this?

Thx
Ok..I inverted the eccentrics and now there is no binding???

Aren't the eccentrics supposed to be invertable to adjust belt tightness??

At least that's what the manual infers...

thoughts?
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:59 PM   #773
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Ok..I inverted the eccentrics and now there is no binding???

Aren't the eccentrics supposed to be invertable to adjust belt tightness??

At least that's what the manual infers...

thoughts?
Maybe you have tightend the front pivot balls too much, thus making the front trackwidth too narrow and causing the dogbones to bind up.

Or maybe you have the front belt too tight.

Either way, you must be doing something wrong. I have never had an issue building the front end and never needed to dremmel anything.

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Old 06-23-2010, 10:45 PM   #774
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Default Do RB tires fit the M3 evo?

Besides Kyosho red box, what other tires are recommended for this chassis?

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Besides Kyosho red box, what other tires are recommended for this chassis?

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I love my evo3. such a great car to drive and great feeling also!
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:41 PM   #777
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Default Front Universal Swingshaft

Anyone know whether one must use the SP one-touch stopper (FMW26) with the Front Universal Swingshaft (FMW36)?

Just tried to install the front universal swingshaft only to find out that I cannot lock the parallel pin (FM324) in place with the set screw unless I use the SP one-touch stopper (FMW26).

Has anybody used the Front Universal Swingshaft (FMW36) with stock one-touch stopper (FM318BL)? Feasible?

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Anyone know whether one must use the SP one-touch stopper (FMW26) with the Front Universal Swingshaft (FMW36)?

Just tried to install the front universal swingshaft only to find out that I cannot lock the parallel pin (FM324) in place with the set screw unless I use the SP one-touch stopper (FMW26).

Has anybody used the Front Universal Swingshaft (FMW36) with stock one-touch stopper (FM318BL)? Feasible?

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Yes you need the SP one touch Lever/stopper if using Universals.
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Default Is shaving a portion of the engine block necessary?

Did anyone have to do this to clear the rear the rear pulley?

If so, what dremel tip is recommended to perform the cutting?

Appreciate all responses to my previous questions.

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Did anyone have to do this to clear the rear the rear pulley?

If so, what dremel tip is recommended to perform the cutting?

Appreciate all responses to my previous questions.

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I didnt need to dremel the rear part. the belt clears about 1-2mm.
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