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Old 03-20-2005, 09:11 PM   #5011
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I drove my R40 for the first time this weekend.....IMPRESSIVE...
I was a Serpent fan for long time....and it's kind of interesting that I already fall in love with the R40 from the first day!!!!
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Old 03-20-2005, 09:16 PM   #5012
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Here is a pick of what's left of the flange ball bearing I ripped

I usually dissasemble the clutchbell every 6 - 8 races just so that I can lubricate this bearing ( 3-in1 oil ).

I have gone through a couple of these myself until I started some preventive maintenance.

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Old 03-20-2005, 09:18 PM   #5013
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Yeah all my racing buddies have serpents, either 705, 710, or impacts, but I have always been an HPI fan, so when I heard that HPI had a pro car to compete against these serpents, I had to have... So far I like the R-40 better than those...
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Old 03-20-2005, 09:21 PM   #5014
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JAG Racing: I guess yo are wright!!! Usually I have a check list for lubrication purposes, but I guess I totally forgot to lubricate that area, I guess know I will lube it up after every race or after a bash session...
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Old 03-20-2005, 11:07 PM   #5015
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well i guess I couldn't wait any longer and with the excuse to order the flange bearing, I went ahead and ordered the LW chassis and a bunch of spare parts for the clutch...
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Old 03-21-2005, 04:34 AM   #5016
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Here is a pick of what's left of the flange ball bearing I ripped

Yea the same thing happend to me once. But at the time I Wasnt using an HPI bearing.
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Old 03-21-2005, 05:24 AM   #5017
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Has anyone ever toasted the flange bearing that goes in the clutch engagement with part number B019? I just took the clutchbell off and pieces of it came off... I had to special order them, as I didn't have a spare one... this sucks!!!
It is "normal" in as much as it is not uncommon. That bearing actually should not spin at very high rpm, 4-9K rpm as it is only spinning when the clutch is not locked. However the balls inside that bearing are really small and it does not take much abuse. The main cause of the bearings failing is excessive end float in the clutch causing it to "bash" the bearing, or when the clutch is slipping it way overheats the bearing and it locks and fails. My bearing is 12 months old and I have never oiled it, still in perfect condition.
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Old 03-21-2005, 06:10 AM   #5018
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same here..once I got the clutchbell shimmed right,same bearing...

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I guess it's normal for the bearing to wear and tear, all I need to do is oil and check it every now and then.
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Has anyone tried putting some sort of lola body on the R-40?
Is there a 1/10 scale body that looks either like the lola or th toyota GT-1?
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Has anyone tried putting some sort of lola body on the R-40?
Is there a 1/10 scale body that looks either like the lola or th toyota GT-1?
I'll take a picture of mine tonight and post it. Only problem is the body needs to be cut for front shock towers clearance.
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Old 03-21-2005, 09:14 AM   #5022
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That great JAG please do so and let me know what type of body it is so I can try one later on

ok, so I guess you loose a little aerodynamics because of the front shock tower?
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A friend of mine used the Serpent lola body on his R40, but he didn't cut the body for the front shock towers. So it looks raised in the front.

Yokomo makes a 1/10th GTP body, I'm not too sure if it will fit on the R40. I have the GTP body, I can probably check tonight if it can work on the R40.
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please do so, and if you can post a picture so we can check it out..
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Default R40 with Frewer Lola Body

Here is a pic of my R40 with a Lola body. You can see the front shocks protruding but overall the look is pretty good I think. And talk about traction

I cut out the shock tower holes because I didnt want the body raised too high off of the ground.

Frewer no longer sells the Lola body but I think Kyosho does.
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