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Old 02-23-2005, 11:57 PM   #20296
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I set my track width narrower than necessary and then put on 1mm shims. It certainly helps to prevent dogbones from vanishing.

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Old 02-23-2005, 11:58 PM   #20297
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P R E C I O U S !!!
Actually, I lost one at the Winternats but it turned up again
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Old 02-24-2005, 12:05 AM   #20298
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I'll try to narrow the front end a bit to about 198mm and see how it goes. That means another 10times removing and fitting the front wheels...
Once you've set your camber, just make equal turns on each pivot ball. Same number of turns left and right. Also make sure the left and right wheels are same distance to the center of the chassis !

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May try the shims too. The Speedmind wheels I'm using are very close to touching the steering rod ends.
Yes, the Speedminds will rub the steering ball joints... What I do is cut out hex shapped extra lexan pieces that you throw away when you do your bodyshell... Trace them out so that they are the same shape as the hex wheel adaptors on the wheels... Use them as spacers in the front wheels like what redsand suggested. You should not have any problems with the wheels rubbing.

So when you set the trackwidth to 198 mm, when using these spacers, the trackwidth will come to around 199 or 200 mm.

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Plan to run in engine tonight...
Read the WOT run in methods in the FAQ. Will try them...
Eh, let me know if you need the pipe.
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Actually, I lost one at the Winternats but it turned up again
Woow ! Just like the movies...
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Woow ! Just like the movies...
Yeah, but the ending wasn't so good
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Old 02-24-2005, 12:14 AM   #20301
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Yeah, but the ending wasn't so good
Well, depending on which side you were Mark... You do realise that the baddies in the movie didn't get a good ending didn't you?...
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Old 02-24-2005, 12:16 AM   #20302
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Thanks again guys.

Yup, I set the track width with the wheels on and measure from outer edge of tyres.

Hey, maybe my car came with the Precioussss dogbones... Wishful thinking I know, but the previous owner put cable ties around the bones to prevent them going missing in case they fall out. Maybe he did it coz they're Precioussss...

I've actually got some 0.5mm sheet aluminium at home. Maybe I'll use that instead of the lexan.

Thanks D. I forgot to mention, I bought a new Novarossi pipe from LHS. But wouldn't mind trying out your shark pipe later on just for comparison. If it's still available...
Let me run the car and get used to it first.
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Old 02-24-2005, 12:19 AM   #20303
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Thanks D. I forgot to mention, I bought a new Novarossi pipe from LHS.
A new Nova inline pipe?
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Old 02-24-2005, 12:21 AM   #20304
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If they are a bronze colour, then they are the real deal

Regarding your disc wheels, you could drill a couple of holes in them, so you have access to the pivot balls.

Another advantage of using shims to set your track width, is you don't alter the front toe. You can quickyl change a 1mm shim for a 0.5 mm shim, in order to try out a narrower track width. If you changed the track width via the pivot balls, it would also changed the front toe.

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Old 02-24-2005, 12:22 AM   #20305
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Well, depending on which side you were Mark... You do realise that the baddies in the movie didn't get a good ending didn't you?...
Na, it was one of those "tragic hero" type films - hero loses, but gets all the girls
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Nope, not bronze. The normal blackish colour....

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I think it's in-line pipe. How do you tell? It doesn't have a silicon tube joint. Just a rubber gasket between the manifold and muffler with 3 little springs holding them together. Is that good...?

Yes, the shims would negate the need to adjust the toe everytime track width is changed. Shims it is then...

Drill the wheels...?
Errr... maybe not. I like them the way they are... even thought I have to remove them a lot...
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Na, it was one of those "tragic hero" type films - hero loses, but gets all the girls
Now which film would this be Mark?
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Darth Vader - I have a feeling you are an imposter Your signature: "Can't drive with this bloody mask on...!" Why aren't you using the force? reach out with your feelings
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Now which film would this be Mark?
Ach, you've probably not seen it....it's more one for the ladies
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Another advantage of using shims to set your track width, is you don't alter the front toe. You can quickyl change a 1mm shim for a 0.5 mm shim, in order to try out a narrower track width. If you changed the track width via the pivot balls, it would also changed the front toe.


Look at what the Winternats did to you !
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