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Old 12-10-2005, 07:24 PM   #9301
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yeah i guess that is the problem living in aussie everything is so damm expensive, even to buy of ebay , i just wish they did like a kit or sumthing. say like front end upgrade kit or rear end. or chassis. it so pain full looking for every single part. like the damm alloy brace for the brake, you know the one to get it here in aussie that is like $45 bucks. so it all adds up and that is after buying the car for $650
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I think I can find that aluminum brace piece for like US $15. Given shipping shouldnt cost too much.

Or you can go direct with rcmart.

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...oducts_id=6900 - Rear Brace

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...oducts_id=6897 - Brake Lever

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...oducts_id=6902 - LW + Heatsink engine mounts , cheap and work great.

Id also snag these CF Pieces too:

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...oducts_id=6907 - Nice little weight reduction.

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...oducts_id=6913 - Yet another and it had better fitment than my stock r40 aluminum piece.

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...oducts_id=6906 - This thing only costs $3 dollars , well worth the weight drop.

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...oducts_id=6911 - I also love this piece....

I got all these on my car and love each piece and they are so cheap. Total with shipping to me in the us on all these parts is $76 dollars exact I added them into a cart and checked out the shipping. Thats an amazing deal figuring you would only get one part for almost that price.

Hope this helps.
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Old 12-11-2005, 08:51 PM   #9303
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You don't want none of me and my R40...LOL...bagged third in Beginner Nitro at Revelation today. Unlike many of my previous "victories", it did not happen because of attrition.

This car can take a hit. I didn't really have any big impacts today, but I have in the past. My buddy smacked his NTC3 into the boards in practice and broke damn near the whole car...at least the front half. I'd be broke racing one of those things there. The pipe blew away the tank. All that was left was the RH wall of the tank. Tower, pivots, mounts, pins and the gearbox.

The worst thing I've messed up on the R40 was break a steering bellcrank and a pivot ball...ripped out the lower ones a couple times and I hot the wall going WAY faster.

Total parts today -- front upright, one rear upper link end, set of front wheels (POS spoked wheels, broke most of the spokes and the tires were perfect).

Not bad for me.

Anyone ever figure out a way to make the rear upper links a little beefier? They only get 3 or 4 threads as-is and a good sideways smack will just jam them all the way in (makes TONS of camber). I was thinking some spacers or longer turnbuckles would help.
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Old 12-11-2005, 08:54 PM   #9304
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Oh yeah...Dana said he would start carrying parts for us...

I asked how many times he had to see me driving out of his lot to go to Pegasus.
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Yeah FastHarry came up with a solution. Not sure what the parts were.

I use superglue to help it stay in place sometimes...some people also use spacer clips. You can also do a combo of both.

As for broken parts...hmmm, havent had any , except some bent dog-bones...but that went away. Ive basically just stripped hubs....after I superglue those...they seem to last. Also this is my first year racing so I seem to be doing ok.

But my rdlogic pipe gets bent like crazy almost everytime I go out....lol.
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Old 12-11-2005, 09:42 PM   #9306
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I was thinking about trying spacer clips...I'll look for fastharry's deal.

What do you mean about stripping hubs?

Revelation is a huge, very fast, high bite track. I haven't really messed it up in parking lots, but it's easy to do big damage at Rev. Especially on the back straight...well not ON the back straight...kinda AFTER the back straight.

Oh yeah...you should see my pipe. I have a new turbo II, but I'm not using it until I don't suck.

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Old 12-11-2005, 10:08 PM   #9307
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I would sell the turbo II and buy the turbo III...itll save you headache.
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Old 12-11-2005, 10:33 PM   #9308
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It's OK...I got it cheap.

So what hubs did you strip?

I found the deal about the camber links. I was thinking more along the lines of a longer rod end or some spacers like the ones on Tamiya stuff (only 4mm). Plan "B" would be a longer link, more bottomed out.

Per the kit instructions, they'd be better -- but I have spacers under the link, so they only have a few threads holding them at 1.5 negative.
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Old 12-11-2005, 10:38 PM   #9309
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TurboJoe,
Good job.
We were in the same races. I had the white and green r40. Got TQ but broke the middle belt during the mains. I was running 1st and my buddy (Rey) was second, when I lost my belt. He was running a brand new, out of the box Mongoose. I also have a mongoose but didn't run it. I want to win the beginners class with the r40 before moving to novice class with the goose. I know my goose is much faster and handles better than the r40, but there is something inside me that wants to prove to other people that the r40 is still competetive. That wasn't the case today.

There was another guys with an r40 but he was running novice. I think he placed 3rd.
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TurboJoe,

I put spacers in the rear upper link to prevent the links from collapsing. I don't know where I got the plastic spacers from but it has saved me tons of headaches from readjusting the links
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Old 12-11-2005, 10:48 PM   #9311
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Doood...you shoulda said something! I have all kinds of parts...you can pop a side belt on with no tools, just some singed fingers. I woulda' easily traded you a couple belts to save a trip to Pegasus for an upright.

I lost a belt last time, but I found it while I was corner marshalling. When you going out again? I'll be totally set on parts in the near future...got another car with spares coming.
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Man I wish I coulda been out there with you guys today. Actually would have went to the Toys for Tots race out at La Mirada. Too many family functions this weekend. Is there on road racing the Sunday after next week at Rev? How about Saturday night? I miss racing
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I put spacers in the rear upper link to prevent the links from collapsing. I don't know where I got the plastic spacers from but it has saved me tons of headaches from readjusting the links
I was thinking of some shock spacers or some plastic washers or shims...the stock pillowball clips would also work.
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Man I wish I coulda been out there with you guys today. Actually would have went to the Toys for Tots race out at La Mirada. Too many family functions this weekend. Is there on road racing the Sunday after next week at Rev? How about Saturday night? I miss racing
Dana said it was the last onroad of the year...
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Okay, I just saw Revelation's web page. No Saturday racing. On road 2nd and 4th sundays. If I ever get my sorry ass out to race, I've got at least 4 of every commonly breakable part. I bought 2 used cars with tons of parts. My son and I both race.

About the rear camber links, fastharry had a couple of solutions. One was usnig Tmax links and ends that were a bit beefier. The other was to use a strip of carpenters fixer. Kind of like a strip of really thin metal that you insert into the end before you screw in the rod. He got it at the hardware store. Its used to repair stripped out wood screws.

I know that the NTC4 guys had some left hand threaded nuts made and simply threaded a nut onto both sides of the shafts and snugged them up to the ends once the camber adjustments were made.
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