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Old 05-22-2004, 08:27 AM   #2941
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Hey Joe, how is it going? I heard that you bought a new engine for the new car. How do you like the new car? also What is the new engine of choice?

thanks Jason

Well, I got a good deal on a Mugen X12 engine, shimmed it and running 30% with it. It's fast, but too fast for the short tracks. I've had same, or better lap times at space coast's track with the OS 12TR.. Both the R40 and MTX3 feel good on that track. Same with Daytona, and Superior..

Ran at Daytona last night, but haven't had time to fix the R40 front end.
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Old 05-23-2004, 03:41 AM   #2942
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Hey guys I was wondering if the built in tank filter is okay. I ran my car without an external fuel filter for about 10 tanks on my street. I was wondering if the built in one inside the tank is okay for now?

I'm going to get a Dubro one this weekend.
I have run these types of tanks for a long time without an extra filter and never has internal engine damage of any type. I think it is a personal preference myself.
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Old 05-23-2004, 03:45 AM   #2943
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Where did you source your parts at? I've been looking for the conversion pieces.

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I got all my parts from Harmony Models in Hong Kong. They really make the car something special. I tell you the 2004 R40 is a very special thing, especially since you can get it for less than US$350 in Hong Kong. That is some incredible value.
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Old 05-23-2004, 03:52 AM   #2944
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AMG, your car is pretty light. Did you remove the radio
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Yep it is light. Here is a complete listing of hopups.

HPI Super Chassis
HPI light upper deck
750mah AAA battery pack - taped to battery tray, battery box cover removed.
0.8 module gearbox - AWESOME best thing for this car
Graphite Arm set
Light engine mounts
Ti pivotballs
Ti hingepins
Graphite side brace
Graphite steering drag plate
Titanium screwset
Front oneway diff
4 gear rear differential
Hollow layshafts front and rear
Graphite front and rear shock towers
Kyosho Black Hard type clutch spring
Mugen "Gray" compound clutch shoes

The car now officially hammers. This week I missed TQ since I traction rolled while leading the first lap. I pulled out a 19.88 second best lap while the next closest was in the 20s. I broke the dang fuel tank in my 2nd heat, but repaired it with a metal nipple. Also the brake lever was forced forward and jammed on. I would highly recommend getting a brake return spring.

Anyway from the 2nd spot on the grid I traction rolled again in the final, but fought back a 1/2 lap deficit to take the win by around 3 seconds.
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Old 05-23-2004, 06:45 AM   #2945
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AMGracer, are you using the mugen ti pivot balls, and also what are layshafts?? is that what the arms slip through?
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[B]Yep it is light. Here is a complete listing of hopups.

HPI Super Chassis
HPI light upper deck
750mah AAA battery pack - taped to battery tray, battery box cover removed.
0.8 module gearbox - AWESOME best thing for this car
Graphite Arm set
Light engine mounts
Ti pivotballs
Ti hingepins
Graphite side brace
Graphite steering drag plate
Titanium screwset
Front oneway diff
4 gear rear differential
Hollow layshafts front and rear
Graphite front and rear shock towers
Kyosho Black Hard type clutch spring
Mugen "Gray" compound clutch shoes
Thanks for posting that. I was curious what you had done to drop all that weight. Sounds like a svelte car! Did you get the .8 module gearbox from Hong Kong also?

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Old 05-23-2004, 01:01 PM   #2947
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Did you get the .8 module gearbox from Hong Kong also?

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You can get it from www.towerhobbies.com
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AMGracer, are you using the mugen ti pivot balls, and also what are layshafts?? is that what the arms slip through?
The layshafts are the shafts the pulleys and belts run on. I have the HPI hollow ones. I am currently using the GPM pivotballs since they still have the stops on the for the adjuster clips.
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Thanks for posting that. I was curious what you had done to drop all that weight. Sounds like a svelte car! Did you get the .8 module gearbox from Hong Kong also?

Cheers!
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Yes I get all my parts from Hong Kong, much much cheaper than over here. However Tower Hobbies is very close in price.
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Yes I get all my parts from Hong Kong, much much cheaper than over here. However Tower Hobbies is very close in price.
what website did you get it from, i want to see if it is cheaper than what i can get it for at work
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what website did you get it from, i want to see if it is cheaper than what i can get it for at work
I order from Harmony Models. No website, you must email to [email protected].

I paid $42 for it.
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has anyone had a problem with the steering servo arm getting stuck under the upper deck. this weekend it happend to me twice during a race with caused me to take the car off the track. is there a solution to this???
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has anyone had a problem with the steering servo arm getting stuck under the upper deck. this weekend it happend to me twice during a race with caused me to take the car off the track. is there a solution to this???
I bought a Dynamite Aluminum Servo horn (1/2). Just attatch the servo rod like normal. But when you install it, you can see that the tie rod plastic part thats hooked up to the servo horn rubs the upper deck a bit. Just sand it down (REMEMBER TO WEAR A MASK OR SOMETHING WHEN WORKING WITH GRAPHITE).
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ok , that is the exact problem i was having, what kind of servo do you have? maybe my servo is too tall or something, so it is farther out
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i would recommend making the steering servo adjusting slides longer and moving the servo out further since there is so little material between the steering servo horn hole and the gas tank hole
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