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Old 09-05-2002, 08:32 PM   #1306
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It is legal if you put the plastic space filler in the tank
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Old 09-05-2002, 09:53 PM   #1307
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yes I do own one, but I also own a MTX2, so I know what a good car is.

Wanna buy my NTC3. It's got about all the hop ups you can put on it, incl. centax.
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Old 09-05-2002, 09:56 PM   #1308
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MTX is a good car just not FAST.
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Old 09-05-2002, 10:53 PM   #1309
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stefan: i was referring to the centax clutch, not the car. my centax on my NTC3 has been working flawlessly for a while and so do those people who use one at the track i run on.
but i have to agree with you that the quality of NTC3 is nothing compare to MTX-2 and VoneR. i have a VoneRR and my friends run MTX-2.

but this car works so well when everything goes right!
NTC3 is a car that i love to hate!
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Old 09-05-2002, 11:34 PM   #1310
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Boomer: are you still interested in the Centax clutch? i will be at revelation this sat, if it doesn't rain that is....
I am interested, but I wasn't expecting 100+ so I will have to wait for either something to sell on Ebay or the end of the month.

I am really really sorry about it. I had though more like $50 or something. I remember coughing out loud at a clutch that cost 40% the cost of the kit! (or thereabouts)
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Old 09-05-2002, 11:37 PM   #1311
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Boomer: we can talk about the price if you are really interested.



will you be at revelation this Sat?
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Old 09-05-2002, 11:41 PM   #1312
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Boomer: we can talk about the price if you are really interested.



will you be at revelation this Sat?
I should be able to pop by during the day. I'm not going to SoCal on Sat (what I usually do) b/c I have a charity thing in the evening.

Yeah, that sounds like a good idea. I will wear a black cap with "HaulAss Racegear" on it. . .what time?

btw, has anyone thought about driving in the End of Summer Fun Race in Camarillo? We go there a couple of times a year and it's a good amount of fun! I run my Pro10 there as well as my NTC3.

Anyway, just a plug!

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...618#post158618
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Old 09-05-2002, 11:47 PM   #1313
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Boomer: i should be there at around noon til 6pm... if it doesnt rain.
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Old 09-05-2002, 11:53 PM   #1314
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Cool, I will look for ya.
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Boomer: i'll probably be running with a white lola body.
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Old 09-06-2002, 06:37 AM   #1316
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Just a note to agree with ME-STUDENT. I have two centax clutchs for my NTC3, one an a JP modified, and one on a MT-12. Both work flawlessly. Just keep the thrust bearing greased regularly and check your tolerances after the first use. I got both of mine off Ebay, $85 & $75. That may seem kind of expensive at first, but I think you get alot for the money (low cg motor mts., awesome flywheel, 26t pinion, infinate adjustability, eye candy appeal too). I know I'm not alone in saying I've got 10 times (or more) than that invested in my car and all its required equipment. If you look at it like that it's really not that big of an expense, and if by any chance it gives you an edge, all the better. At any race I've ever been to all the big name brand cars (except the NTC3) have had centax clutchs (1/10-sedan, 2 wheel, 4 wheel, 1/8-4 wheel, ect.) I'm very happy I made the switch. FYI: The only way I could get my factory clutch to work properly was: 3-shoe flywheel/copper springs/l-w bellhousing/drill 3-32" & 1-8" holes in ea. shoe.
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Old 09-06-2002, 07:30 AM   #1317
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WF...exactly,it seems like in this situation one fix leads to another problem.If the captured ball end is used AND you use a nut or something else to stop the compression...what happens next?

I strongly believe that the captured ball end will not lead to broken parts as it seems the hits that pop the ball cups are usually not that hard. It usually happens to me when I get in a tnagle in traffic or spin the car out going onto a straight and tap the board with the rear edge of the wheel. OF course if you crash hard enough, yeah your going to do more damage than when the ballcup just pops off. I should have an answer to that issue by the end of this weekend. I am racing a two day event with 5 qualifiers and 20 to 30 minute mains on a fast track with very unforgiving boards.

Talk to ya on MOnday. BTW-I am going to use Traxxas captured ball ends that will be built solid so there is no way they can compress.
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Old 09-07-2002, 10:44 AM   #1318
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does anyone know the difference in performance between a 2-shoe and a 3-shoe clutch? thanks in advance.
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Yes, the 3-shoe clutc costs more nad they both don't work.

Get the Centax if you can
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Old 09-07-2002, 03:01 PM   #1320
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Thanks Stefan - constructive. . .

bigbob - a three shoe is supposed to be smoother, with more positive action than a two shoe (three shoes to grab, slightly more area, etc.)

The Centax is the best you can get.
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