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Old 03-16-2005, 07:45 PM   #20656
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I am at the point of putting my engine together but i cant seem to get the flywheel to stay on the brass cone that comes with the kit. I put the .5mm washer in, then the brass ring and then the flywheel. I tried to push the flywheel down as far as i can (without breaking it) but its still loose. Am I doing something wrong? should brass cone snap into the flywheel to give it a grip on the shaft?
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:04 PM   #20657
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Use the one that came with the engine.
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:22 PM   #20658
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What engine is this?
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Old 03-16-2005, 11:54 PM   #20659
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D, I think this is what you`ve been looking for, no?
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Old 03-17-2005, 12:58 AM   #20660
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Old 03-17-2005, 01:29 AM   #20661
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D, I think this is what you`ve been looking for, no?
No. I already have that. I think I got that during the 1st Serpent race in Thailand.

I still got to send you an email. Be patient bro.
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Old 03-17-2005, 05:02 AM   #20662
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No. I already have that. I think I got that during the 1st Serpent race in Thailand.
I must have been dreaming a lot lately then
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Old 03-17-2005, 06:25 AM   #20663
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What engine is this?
novarossi rr12l3. They person who i got it from didnt give me the cone that came with the engine. I only have the one that same with the kit. Do they sell replacements?
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novarossi rr12l3. They person who i got it from didnt give me the cone that came with the engine. I only have the one that same with the kit. Do they sell replacements?
Strange. I'm using the RRL5 (not much physically different from RRL3) and have no problems with the kit bronze collet... In fact Serpent advises to use the one that comes with the 710 kit.

Did you get your kit new or second hand? Perhaps the collet is already worned out?
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Wanting to get a serpent 710, what are some common things that tend to break or should be replaced for stronger components. This will be my 2nd Nitro car, first was a HPI RS4 2 RTR, and now I'm ready to step up with a good car that will get me further.

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Old 03-17-2005, 12:27 PM   #20666
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novarossi rr12l3. They person who i got it from didnt give me the cone that came with the engine. I only have the one that same with the kit. Do they sell replacements?
It doesn't snap on. It's a friction fit. When you tighten the clutch nut it will tighten against the collet. Use the one that came with the kit.
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Wanting to get a serpent 710, what are some common things that tend to break or should be replaced for stronger components. This will be my 2nd Nitro car, first was a HPI RS4 2 RTR, and now I'm ready to step up with a good car that will get me further.

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Hi Brandon, since this will be your second nitro car you're probably already a good driver. I would say that there isn't much that will break especially if you get your kit now.

These days the kit has been upgraded somewhat ... for example, the original rear shock tower used to break easily. The current kits come with thicker ones.

If you look here, you'll see that my 2 cars have been stripped all the way at least once. These are the first generation ones and I've only broken things when I have a real bang. You'll se me breaking engines more like it!
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Strange. I'm using the RRL5 (not much physically different from RRL3) and have no problems with the kit bronze collet... In fact Serpent advises to use the one that comes with the 710 kit.

Did you get your kit new or second hand? Perhaps the collet is already worned out?
The kit is new.

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It doesn't snap on. It's a friction fit. When you tighten the clutch nut it will tighten against the collet. Use the one that came with the kit.
Is thier a special tool to tighten the clutch nut? When I get to a certain point i cant tighten since the shaft wants to turn. I do want to use pliers and mess up the shaft.
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When I tightned it so hard that I the engine goes round I use a pair of pliers around the flywheel and tightens the rest.. It may not be the best way, but it has worked for me a lot of times..
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When I tightned it so hard that I the engine goes round I use a pair of pliers around the flywheel and tightens the rest.. It may not be the best way, but it has worked for me a lot of times..
I will try it out. Thanx for the info
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