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Old 03-25-2003, 05:50 AM   #2986
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Old 03-25-2003, 07:57 AM   #2987
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Where do I check engine temp with a temp gun? At the base of the head, in the middle of the head or at the top of the head. It seems hottest in the middle of the head, around 200.
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Old 03-25-2003, 08:02 AM   #2988
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I'm curious as to what clutch setup would work best. Our track size is medium with about 90 ft. straight lots of tight turns. Low to med traction, Parking lot with soda.

* 2 shoe , stock springs. holes drilled in shoes.
* 2 shoe , copper springs
* 3 shoe , drilled shoes , stock springs
* 3 shoe , copper springs
* 3 shoe , copper springs , drilled shoes

Also can anyone please let me know where exactly to drill the holes... the size of hole ....and location.

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Old 03-25-2003, 08:22 AM   #2989
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Where do I check engine temp with a temp gun? At the base of the head, in the middle of the head or at the top of the head. It seems hottest in the middle of the head, around 200.
I usually point the gun at the glo plug and move the gun around in a criss cross pattern untill you get the hottest reading.
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Old 03-25-2003, 08:35 AM   #2990
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I have been running 3 shoe with the harder springs, forgot the color. No holes in shoes and it seems to run fine. Regular maintance keeps it running well.
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Old 03-25-2003, 08:48 AM   #2991
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I have been running 3 shoe with the harder springs, forgot the color. No holes in shoes and it seems to run fine. Regular maintance keeps it running well.
Cool thanks.....By regular maint. do you mean sanding shoes and bell to remove glaze

Anyone else ??
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Old 03-25-2003, 09:46 AM   #2992
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Basically yes, cleaning off everything, reoiling bearings if nec, light sanding. Also note that the flywheel will be eaten away my the movement of the shoes. Depending on how much driving time, the wear will be differant. I try to change it before I have a failure. A little wear is not a problem, but you will see the gouge getting bigger and bigger as time goes on.
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Old 03-25-2003, 10:50 AM   #2993
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Barry Baker lost a race in Hong Kong late last year due to overheating of his NTC3.
I might missed that engine overheat part, but my friend from HK told me he stripped his 2-speed twice due to the problem of the light weight 2-speed clutch housing (which AE discontinued that parts immediately after).

About the T5 with NTC3, I am not sure yet, it is still too cold here in Chicago, and I haven't break in my T5 yet.
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Old 03-25-2003, 12:50 PM   #2994
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* 2 shoe , stock springs. holes drilled in shoes.
Why do we need to drill a holes in clutch shoes. how big is the hole? I just started this hobby about a month and still in the learning curve. Hope can someone explain to me.
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Drilling holes is just one way of making the clutch shoes lighter. Lighter clutch shoes and/or stiffer springs make the clutch engage at a higher RPM. This gets the engine into it's powerband when the clutch engages. Engines can overheat or seem to perform sluggishly when the clutch engages too soon or too late.

Oh, and it's not necessary to drill holes but a lot time you can gain performance when you tune your clutch.
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Why do we need to drill a holes in clutch shoes. how big is the hole? I just started this hobby about a month and still in the learning curve. Hope can someone explain to me.
go to page #52 of this thread. NTC3NUT explains and shows how to do it.
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Fast Harry! I never at no time said I hate this car! I helped start this forum! I damn sure ain't leaven! I fixed my car and was trying to help other people with the same troubles.
You also said you never had gear troubles, but when you heard the new gears were out, you were the first one on the band wagon here posting about how to get them? Yea no gear trouble!
Why would I want to call AE and asked about the problems? They would just blow smoke up my ass like you are trying to do!
How come under all your signatures I fail to see the quote, "Your an Arrogant ASS"? That should be there, man! ENOUGH SAID!!!! BB
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Old 03-25-2003, 03:14 PM   #2998
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hi ntc3nut
i was wonderin if the clutch mod of yours thats on page 52 would work on the standard 2 shoe clutch with stock springs.
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Yes it will. The concept is the same...just the number of shoes is different. I ran the the 2 shoe clutch for 3 months now with the clutch shoes shaved (another lightening method). My clutch just finally started slipping so I'm going to put the 3 shoe flywheel and shoes in that I've had sitting around since day 1.

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Hello Allz,
This is really getting on my nerves everyone here is starting to fight for one stupid reason... I look over and read this forum because i will be getting my ntc3 rtr im a newbie to nitro so i want a jump start so see the issues etc.. and i come and see all of this arguement i thought this was meant to help people out with there problems they cant solve... or new things coming out what are good and what are bad... Just stop this verbal abuse and if you buy the car dont give negative feedback on it i know its one of the top best cars out there for a very good price and you dont have to make it look like crap... aight so if there is some bad stuff about it say it but dont make a big discussion and then saying the mtx3 is much better ok guys later
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