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Old 10-25-2005, 06:54 PM   #8986
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Just put on my friend's chassis that he gave me. Too bad the moron used an excessive amount of loctite...what kind I'm not sure. It's impossible to move the mounts nonetheless remove the screws.
If you apply a few seconds of blue heat with a propane torch the loctite will burn off and the screws will come right out.
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Old 10-25-2005, 07:38 PM   #8987
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Ahh I don't have that. I live in an apartment.
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Old 10-25-2005, 11:09 PM   #8988
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You can get a small hand-held propane torch for about $20 at Home Depot.

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Old 10-26-2005, 06:27 AM   #8989
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a little less likely to burn the apartment complex...

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Old 10-26-2005, 07:04 AM   #8990
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Hi Brett,

You went from a 710 to the r40.
Why?
What did you gain?
What did you notice?
Which edition of the R40 is it?

I'm considering both cars for next season... Let me know!
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Old 10-26-2005, 07:47 AM   #8991
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Hi Brett,

You went from a 710 to the r40.
Why?
What did you gain?
What did you notice?
Which edition of the R40 is it?

I'm considering both cars for next season... Let me know!
thx
i want to know too!!!! can't wait to hear!!

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LOL, thnx for the tips guys. I'll check one of those things out sometime.
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Old 10-26-2005, 03:52 PM   #8993
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Finally got some stuff for the r40 again. New foam bumper and chassis to try out. Ill let you know the results.
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Old 10-26-2005, 10:19 PM   #8994
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It looks like my R40 is a semi-frozen project, which is not a bad situation. I got too busy this year and only had a time to run a bit of electric. I never even got an engine for the R40. I have changed the target to leaving it as a slightly expensive "almost static" model. It will have working steering and possibly brakes (to slow it down from 0 to, uh, 0 :-).

Ironically, I did finally find that GPM makes some machined aluminum stuff for the R40, and possibly even the rear bulkheads that I thought I would like to change. I could end up buying them anyway, to make the expensive shelf space holder even more expensive, but I doubt it.

Still, I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the GPM stuff. Would it have been good?
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You can find a few $99 dollar engines for that static model to help bring it back to its dynamic self.

If youve never run nitro , you should give it a try. BTW what electric are you running?
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The most interesting thing about a nitro racer is the racing engine! dont bother with all that heavy alloy get a bargain race engine instead and bring it to life!
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You can find a few $99 dollar engines for that static model to help bring it back to its dynamic self.

If youve never run nitro , you should give it a try. BTW what electric are you running?
Money is not that much of an issue. The current problem is that local racing has shut down for the year. The last big race was actually the weekend that Katrina hit. As for next year, I will have to see how the year unfolds. I now live in a high-rise, so I cannot simply take an engine into the backyard and fire it up to break it in, or tune it. This year I could have done that because I am also taking care of a house that is expected to be sold in the coming months. But as I said, I simply got too busy.

As for electrics, I have a few cars. Right now I am concentrating mainly on a Tamiya TB-Evolution III and a Tamiya TA05. I like that combination because they are very different cars, but they do share a lot of parts. So it is not as costly as it sounds. In fact, aside from the extra electronics, having the second car probably only costs me about $100 US. Next year I will probably retire the Evo-III and replace it with something else. If so, it will probably also be Tamiya for the same reason.
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Hey guys - Just in case you don't peruse the "For Sale" threads....

R40 belts --
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I've changed over to Mugen brand and I'll be racing 1/8 scale(MRX-4) and an MTX-3 ProSpec.... I appreciated all of the help over the past year and I'm sure I'll crss paths again with many of you guys! Thanks again!
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good luck....god speed.......let us know how you are doing with the Mugen.......stop in once in awhile.....

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Good luck with your new racers! I hope they prove worthy weapons just like the r40 did.

Much appreciate all the helpful advice you have given me in the past

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