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Old 12-29-2003, 02:09 PM   #2266
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http://www.mytsn.com/publ/publ.asp?pid=9430
Well done RobbyDV, I was waiting for this article!
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Old 12-29-2003, 02:13 PM   #2267
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Any changes made to the car?
D, I forgot to mention that he used Blue springs in the front and Red in the rear ... on this low traction track!

Here's the set-up:

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Old 12-29-2003, 02:16 PM   #2268
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Sorry to interject ... I personally love the Shark Outlaw. this after trying the stock EFRAs, NovaMegas etc. If you're an outlaw bunch of racers then try out this one out.
Thanks, at what range does the pipe work?

I assume you run in the foam class here in the UK as your using the Outlaw pipe, have you considered racing down at Brooklands? (next meeting Sunday 4th Jan) Having just received my Hudy tyre truer for Christmas I'm swapping over to foam but they tell me the numbers were down for foam at the last 2 meetings so we need to bolster some support.

Come on Sow&Steady you know you want to!
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Old 12-29-2003, 04:52 PM   #2269
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Does anyone in the US have the pins needed to convert the one way into a solid axle?
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Old 12-29-2003, 04:59 PM   #2270
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Does anyone in the US have the pins needed to convert the one way into a solid axle?
I don't think they are available yet? I heard not till Feb 04!

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Old 12-29-2003, 05:25 PM   #2273
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Old 12-29-2003, 05:29 PM   #2274
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Sorry but what is the website? Sorry at work and doing this can get confusing
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http://www.gasrccar.com/
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Old 12-29-2003, 06:02 PM   #2276
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Thumbs up First runs with 710s...

We ran our 710s yesterday.. Just 4 tanks of development and the car seems very comfortable on our local track now.

First off, the car is a WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE from my piggish old impulse pro.. Feels (almost) like i'm driving an xray!!

Changes direction easily, forgiving when i come off the line (which is very often due to my driving skill!) and blinding fast even with my dinky 3port novamega (that hasn't been serviced since i bought it along with my pro about 2 yrs ago).

Our track is medium-large with a long str8, a wide sweeper and medium hairpins.. Changes made were minimal:

1) I dropped the speedminds for ellegis that came with the car... Btw, the rear tire does seems softer. After two tanks, the rear was worn faster too.

2) The diff clamp was completely loose at the start of the day and our diffs were still tight. However, it gets looser with each tank and the screw needs to be tightened again. By the 4th tank, the diff stops 'adjusting itself'. We ran it quite tight for the track. Made for awesome corner exits!

3) Running the front narrower than stock gave the car a tighter on-power exit. For the first 1 or 2 tanks, i nearly went wide into the grass each time i tried to gun out of the turns.

4) I had some strange black gunk buildup on the centre bearing of the belt tensioner. And my main belt was marked somehow.. (can be seen clearly in the pic) The rear belt turned a bit pale too.

5) Durability: Raygun had a couple of medium hits and the rear arm pivot ball pulled itself out. Definitely a weak point. He also broke a bit of his bumper.

I was rear ended by a 1/10 lola car (heh) but nothing happened. BOTH our DRS links were slightly scuffed by the 1st speed gear.

The bottom of my RX box was also a bit scuffed after a few slight skips on corner islands.

Overall, i don't think this car is as strong as the impulse and 705.. On the other hand, the impulse and 705 were built like M1 Abrams and NEVER took less than 4 tanks to inspire the kind of confidence we had after yesterday's run!

Good job serpent...


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How does that Shark pipe perform D compared to a matched pipe/engine combo?
Sow&Steady is right. I like the pipe. I think the outlaw shark pipe is high end biased since I need to richen the HSN settings from what I was used to. If not, the engine revs very high. Initially, I thought it was low end since the pipe is very long. Anyway, there are insert spacers to lengthen the pipe at the manifold pipe joint. I chose to take it out and I'm now at 108 mm in terms of pipe length. I believe this is already long and should be low biased as the Novarossi inline pipes are like 94 to 96 mm... Perhaps if I put those inserts in, it'll be low end biased. I believe the pipe length was like 114 mm with the 2 inserts.

However, with the 710, be warned to install the pipe / manifold carefully as the rear side pulley can touch the manifold because it's very long.

Anyway, with my kind of driving, I need a pipe that is durable as the shark inline ! The thing is really hard and it'll last a few hard knocks.
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Andrew, you can do better than that ! You've got 3 more kits to go !
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Come on Sow&Steady you know you want to!
I think he needs to come back to assemble his 710s, test it and head to Thailand on January 10th and 11th for some kick ass action !
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Does anyone in the US have the pins needed to convert the one way into a solid axle?
I saw some local guys here using self made pins to lock the one way front. They cut some of the left overs of the brake / throttle linkage and inserted them into the holes to lock the one way. To keep the pins in place, they wrap it around using a silicone exhaust coupler meant to join 2 piece pipes / manifolds ! That's a cheap solution for ya !
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