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Old 03-01-2005, 07:16 AM
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Indeed,I´ve been trying to stiffen the front and rear shock towers and still working on that,also made my own ´fix´and it sure works! Also a lot cheaper than buying a k-factory unit or a similar product. Here´s the front
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Old 03-01-2005, 07:17 AM
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Here´s the back
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Old 03-01-2005, 09:01 AM
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Why make the towers stronger?? Theres nothing wrong with the stock ones if you don't hit something at full song.
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Old 03-01-2005, 10:24 AM
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Strengthening the shock towers is always a good idea.

For your "fix" - I would suggest that you place a spacer (it rhymes) between the top of the tran case and the bottom of the shock tower - otherwise you're actually STRESSING the tower rather than strengthening it. You're pulling the outsides down which is stressing it at the middle point.

However, if you measure the gap between case and tower (where we can see threads) and put even a piece of brass tubing (I used electric motor shims to get it exactly right) then you're making a bulletproof link between bottom of chassis, bottom trans case, top trans case, link and shock tower.
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Old 03-01-2005, 02:34 PM
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Yes bbntc3, you´re absolutely right but as i´m on a tight butget nowadays, i still make those "little" mistakes and had a couple of terrible glitches in the last months i will try anything

To Boomer, thanks for the idea. As i type this reply i´m looking at some stuff that i hope i can fit in there.
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I am going to try to make a set of bronze ring gears for the NTC3, I will le t you guys know how they turn out. I am doing this just to see if I can easily produce these, if so I may sell them on a limited basis.


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Old 03-02-2005, 08:40 AM
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To Boomer,

Just wondering if you made you´re "fix" flush with the top of the shock tower or supporting the underside(did you feed the brass tube through the hole or not)

Info would be greatly appreciated from anyone by the way.
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Old 03-02-2005, 09:52 AM
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I made it to support the tower - I had a washer on top and bottom of the tube that was slightly bigger than the holes. I didn't feed the tube through the hole, it stopped at the underside.

I found that I needed to shim it a bit here and there to make it exactly right but once I had that done, it was perfect.

and it was SOLID.
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where u been have not seen u at rev in awhile;
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Old 03-02-2005, 01:16 PM
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been racing electric at SoCal.

engine got no compression and can't really afford to buy new one. . .
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Old 03-02-2005, 02:31 PM
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It was used to break in a motor and then put away because of obligations. It comes the FT Graphite radio tray, FT aluminum servo mounts and receiver battery. The clutch is also there. Selling it for $250. PM me if interested.

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Old 03-07-2005, 01:14 PM
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Default Larger Than Stock Pinions

Does anyone know of a source for 32 pitch pinions larger than the stock 27 tooth? I'm looking for some in the low to mid 30 tooth range that will thread onto the stock Associated clutch bell. One of the old R/C Car Action "Touring Cars" special editions had an NTC3 converted to the O.S. FS26C. It listed a source for larger pinions. Did anyone save that issue? Any ideas for sources?
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Default duel chamber exhaust

Do you folks have any suggestions for a snug fitting "no leaking" connection for the vacume return hose leading from AE's duel chamber pipe to the gas tank?
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Old 03-07-2005, 04:42 PM
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I epoxied a small brass nipple into the hole like the fitting that is on the carbie for the fuel line.

They are smaller than the hole in the pipe but it doesn't matter with liberal use of the epoxy
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Old 03-07-2005, 08:19 PM
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Default Re: Larger Than Stock Pinions

Originally posted by slowpoke
Does anyone know of a source for 32 pitch pinions larger than the stock 27 tooth? I'm looking for some in the low to mid 30 tooth range that will thread onto the stock Associated clutch bell. One of the old R/C Car Action "Touring Cars" special editions had an NTC3 converted to the O.S. FS26C. It listed a source for larger pinions. Did anyone save that issue? Any ideas for sources?
slowpoke you can get them from xyz.com. You going out to Ben's on Saturday? If you are see you there.

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