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Old 08-20-2004, 10:57 AM   #3661
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Rookie, I'd agree with you on this one. I wouldn't normally convert the screw set on a car, but I got the car with the set already installed.

About the RC Screwz, I just got off of the phone with RC Screwz and I got a lesson on US made screws VS those made overseas. I was told the hex screws made overseas are made using a different conversion from the US ones. The result is different fit between the two. RC Screwz recommend using drivers whose tips are manufactured in the US so they match the US screws. He said the the new MIP's, the new OFNA with the light blue handles, and the Huddy Pro wrenches all have a better fit.

Man, this doesn't seem right. I always thought 2mm meant 2mm. Not unless its made overseas I guess. Or is it the US thats got it messed up? Either way, we, are left to figure it out for ourselfs.
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Me too, I agree with you.............I understand that oversea and US are using 2 different screws (metric and standard like NTC3 screws vs mugen/kyohso/serpent screws).......but again, only on the THREAD and the HEAD itselfs.

if the thread is METRIC, then the HEAD should be Metric as well...why in the world now there is a US spec METRIC head screws just for US only...? The 3rd set of screws standard...?
Anohter set of wrentch just for RC Screwz? Not a good idea...

I too has the Rc Screwz on my used R40 (that came with the car), I used my beloved 10 plus years old metric wrentch on them...works fine for me.
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Old 08-20-2004, 11:49 AM   #3663
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Rookie,

What they told me was that there is a difference between 2mm hex made overseas and 2mm made in USA. Makes me wonder
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Old 08-21-2004, 02:35 PM   #3664
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Guys, I'm considering putting a stock R40 on the track next week. Is the car on the heavy side? I have some very strong engines, just wondering if I need to get some hop-ups to lighten up this bad boy.
Hara is in Florida this weekend. He is smokin' the Pro4!
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Old 08-21-2004, 06:17 PM   #3665
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Guys, I'm considering putting a stock R40 on the track next week. Is the car on the heavy side? I have some very strong engines, just wondering if I need to get some hop-ups to lighten up this bad boy.
Hara is in Florida this weekend. He is smokin' the Pro4!
Saw Hara today. get the shock towers, shafts and two spd and oneway every thing else in my oppinion isn't worth it
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Old 08-21-2004, 06:18 PM   #3666
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Any one wan't a R40.
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Old 08-22-2004, 10:53 PM   #3667
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Sup.. just got back from the NY challenge, and I must say.. FastHarry, I think Tom Jr. has a thing for you!! HARRY TAKING THE LEAD... HARRY MAKING MOVES TO 1ST!! HARRY HARRY HARRY!! I think you all get the point ..

Props to John for his awesome performance at the track, very consistent.

As for me, the only highlight of my day was leaving through A-main traffic early on, even passing by Nigel, only to be rear-ended over the barriers and out of commission (knuckle popped out, opposite side dogbone sheared off..

racing on 3 wheels was no sweat
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Old 08-23-2004, 06:12 AM   #3668
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Not bad for an old man,right tranced?..
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Old 08-23-2004, 09:22 AM   #3669
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Congrats to all the winners.

Nice going tranced.

I was doing great but then the RX pack lead decided to break with 2 mins remaining

Harry did your r40 wear an orange/white stratus body?
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I just realized that Atsushi Hara will be running at this year 2004 Fuel Sedan Nationals at Toledo oneeighthracers track........racing against big shots like Mike Blackstock, Dennis Richey, Barry Baker, Josh Cyrul, Ira Schulz, Mike Swauger (current champ, I think) and Brain Berry....etc
Will Hara running 2004 spec...? or even the 2005 SPEC? Good luck with the R40.........that will be a great race.

P.S.....unfortunitely, I don't see much TOP NAME from Serpent....No MS and no Art.....the only person I think it will be responsable with the 710 is Brian Berry, but he is 950R guy...
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Congats Fastharry and to all the winners!!!


Hey Tranced...good running...after all, you almost did run all the classes!!! My racer2 almost made it w/ you guys in the A main....had a blast and 'till the next challenge again!!!!
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Old 08-23-2004, 11:03 AM   #3672
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It was good to see everyone.

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Old 08-23-2004, 11:30 AM   #3673
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Sup.. just got back from the NY challenge, and I must say.. FastHarry, I think Tom Jr. has a thing for you!! HARRY TAKING THE LEAD... HARRY MAKING MOVES TO 1ST!! HARRY HARRY HARRY!! I think you all get the point ..

Props to John for his awesome performance at the track, very consistent.

As for me, the only highlight of my day was leaving through A-main traffic early on, even passing by Nigel, only to be rear-ended over the barriers and out of commission (knuckle popped out, opposite side dogbone sheared off..

racing on 3 wheels was no sweat
If you were talking about stock A-main I did not race. In Nitro Mod. however, the only time I can remember anyone passing me was when I ran out of fuel like twice.

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Congats to you NCC! Didn't get a chance to greet you in person....your were busy for all those picture taking moments....

BTW, I'm the one pitting near you - directly behind were you park your car.
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Old 08-23-2004, 04:40 PM   #3675
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Sounds like you guys had a blast a the challenge. Too bad all of us on the west coast missed out this year.

Got a some quick questions.

Have any of you noticed excessive wear on the rear universals. When I tore my car down, I noticed that the pin the goes through the axle/outdrive and the bone had worn a deep notch in the end of the bone. The inside bearings were also frozen onto the axle making it a real pain to get apart. Could it have gotten wet, causing the unusual wear, or did the grease just dry out and cause it.

What do you all use to grease the ends?

Do you guys run the wheelbase short, long or somewhere in between? I'm thinking short is the way to go since I'm running parking lot tracks. I also noticed that the spacers that control the rear arm location are really tight make the arm bind up. I tried sanding down the spacers, but still need to make the shim thinner to free up the arm. Im I doing somthing wrong of is this the correct way to adjust the fit of the shims?
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