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Old 09-03-2002, 01:31 PM   #1276
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Ray, I was going to ask how you did in Toledo, but I guess the catís already out of the bag. I had to work from 11pm-11am, so I didnít get to run any qualifiers. I showed up to register @ 11:15, then went home to catch a nap before the main. I got back just in time too! I showed up @ about 3:30, slapped a set of tires on my car and went right to the drivers stand. What a rush! Since I didnít run any qualifiers I was placed dead last in the B. Anyway, I got out in front on the first turn and led for the first 15min. by about 2 full laps. I was feeling great, and then the inevitable, my left rear tire flew off! I had never used the Jaco Nitro Shoes, so I didnít know how hard it would be to get to the wheel nut. I use Trinity low profiles and couldnít get to them with any of my wrenches, I had to use needle nose. Guess it wasnít tight enough. It also happened to be the only thing not in my pit box! By the time my pit man had me back on track I was in 4th place, 4 laps down on the leader. I managed to recover, missing 1st by less than 1 full lap (about 14 seconds). I was still happy, my first trophy in RC, a second place at Race Ohio! I wish I could make it to MORR this weekend but Iím working straight through. I am going to try to see a little of the Worlds action in Cinnci this month though. I hope to see you in Toledo before the seasons over.

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Old 09-03-2002, 01:37 PM   #1277
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My trinity low profile lock nuts on my nitro shoes aslo couldn't be tightened down so, I went back to the stock locknuts that came with the kit, they seem to work better...any ways...thats great you still finished your race,

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Old 09-03-2002, 01:53 PM   #1278
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A few of the more experienced racers suggested grinding the wheels around the nuts to get a better grip on them. I have also seen the nuts run backwards, with the plastic lock on the inside. I'm a little leary on that one though. I'll try it out at our next practice session. I'll also try the stock nuts, I have pleanty of those! Thanks for the input.
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Old 09-03-2002, 02:06 PM   #1279
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My son and I put the stock wheel nuts on backwards with the Nitro shoes with no problem.(my wrench is too wide for the hole in the wheel)
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Talking Jaco Nitro Shoes

I am using the Parma Combo wrench which was designed specifically for getting the wheel nuts onto the Jaco rims (foam tire). I have had no problems getting at my low-profile (half-nuts). How the manufacturers get away with a mistake likt that is beyonnd me. They must think we all run 3mm axles with HPI flanged nuts????

Mike-Well, sad to say, but after trying to help a few guys with there traction rolling issues, my car traction rolled twice in the main. First time cost me 8 seconds, the second one cost me my body and shock tower and a good points position and plaque.

I am glad I could help. Now if I can just get that carb dialed in!!!!

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Old 09-04-2002, 12:32 AM   #1281
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My son and I put the stock wheel nuts on backwards with the Nitro shoes with no problem.(my wrench is too wide for the hole in the wheel)
You always seem to be in some sort of wheel nut discussion.
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Old 09-04-2002, 05:10 AM   #1282
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You always seem to be in some sort of wheel nut discussion.
LOL...I'm nuts I guess
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LOL...I'm nuts I guess
See my post on the other forum about your son's tank.
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Old 09-04-2002, 06:58 AM   #1284
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LOCKTITE, The Gas cars friend.
You will never have a tire falling off problem again.
One treatment will last long time even after repeated removal of tires.
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Old 09-04-2002, 07:00 AM   #1285
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anyone know the thread size of the rear Ti Turnbuckles? Or maybe what size nut can be threaded onto the turnbuckle?
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Old 09-04-2002, 07:55 AM   #1286
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What carb did you put on your engine?
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Old 09-04-2002, 08:08 AM   #1287
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What carb did you put on your engine?
The stock carb on the Nova Mega EV1. It was real close three weeks ago, but I had a bad glow igniter and started to change the carb drastically chasing the problem. Well, I never turned the needles in to see where they were at, so it has been a struggle to get it back to where it was. Maybe this Saturday I'll find the sweet spot!!!
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Old 09-04-2002, 08:33 AM   #1288
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I was thinking about this as well, putting stop nuts on them.
I don't know if those turnbuckles have a real thread, but I'll check.
I'd guess they are M3
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I have a crapload of nuts and I was able to get one of them threaded but about half way I guess the threads spread out a little and I could not thread the screw any more without messing up the threads. Maybe the turnbuckle is bent. My wifes halfbrother really hit the car hard this past weekend on a curb and messed it up big time in the rear. I am hoping that maybe the nuts will stop the compression of the the ball cups.
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Old 09-04-2002, 10:56 AM   #1290
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that's a great Idea Mike - I think I'll try that.

did you replace those little potmetal tierods with TIT ones yet? I like them much better.
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