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Old 05-09-2004, 08:22 AM   #9871
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Yea! This sounds good! MarK? Where are you hiding? Let's go man!
Well, if you're serious!
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Well, if you're serious!
Of course I am buddy but to be honest, I'd need to check my schedule tomorrow. Its a 2-day event so there's the "W-W" story right?
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Well, I had enough of this weather and thought: sod it!!! I'm off to the track even if it is raining!
As the track is in a forest, it takes ages to dry out and although it did stop raining, the track remained wet (not so much standing water, but you could see the track was damp). As I was going to drive in the wet, I decided not to risk my Foams and opted for a pair of 24mm rubber tyres - I got these with my Tamiya EVO III Kit, but they are far too hard for the indoor track I got to, so they'd never been used.
Man, what a day!!!! most of the time it was simply too wet to drive, but as soon as the puddles vanished, I was on the track. I was four-wheel drifting it around the corners - it was amazing to do If you've ever seen ice racing, then this is exactly what it looked like There was no way you could hit the breaks, so it was a case of simply rolling into the corner and then four-wheel drifting it out.
A couple of times on the main straight the car simply pirouetted through 360 degrees but I managed to keep everything under control.

I kept checking the bell housing and like what motorman said it does get hot - I could still hold it, so it wasn't so hot - but surprising none the less. I've yet to check my thrust bearing after my last two runs, but I was keeping a careful eye on it thoughout the day.

Only drove about 4 tanks, but due to the conditions a tank was lasting quite a while - a few guys from the club came by when they saw someone was driving in those conditions - seemed all to leave with the impression that I'm completely mad

Well, I had my fun and I was very impressed how controllable the 710 was in these conditions - very easy to hold in a four-wheel drif!

Cheers, Mark.
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Old 05-09-2004, 08:36 AM   #9874
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Of course I am buddy but to be honest, I'd need to check my schedule tomorrow. Its a 2-day event so there's the "W-W" story right?
W-W story? You're forgetting Sow&Steady how stupid I am - which W-W story? Not the Wifey thing is it?
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Old 05-09-2004, 08:37 AM   #9875
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glen this is the type of shoe material it is made of
these wear slowly as they use a ceramic filler in the plastic, sucks the material is so expensive though.
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Old 05-09-2004, 08:47 AM   #9876
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. . . . . Next make sure the thrust bearing is installed correctly. Inner ring (5.0 mm) first towards the clutch shoes followed by the bigger one (5.2 mm).
Hi "D",
You mean the 5.2 mm goes closest to the clutch bell, don't you?
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Old 05-09-2004, 08:51 AM   #9877
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You mean the 5.2 mm goes closest to the clutch bell, don't you?
That's correct Closest to the motor
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Old 05-09-2004, 09:14 AM   #9878
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Default Thrustbearing after run.

Here is my thrust breaing after driving today - looks intact but most of the grease is migrated from the bearing It needs a clean and re-grease for saftey's sake.

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Hi Guys

Do 0mm offset tyres fit on the serpent, does anybody know?

Thanks in advance
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What grease are you using, Mark?
Mugen grease?
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What grease are you using, Mark?
Mugen grease?
Hi TR

I am using schumacher grease and have not had a problem with mine
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Do 0mm offset tyres fit on the serpent, does anybody know?

Thanks in advance
Anthony,
I measured the difference between Actives and Fast.
Answer is 1mm.
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"schumacher grease" - must be quality German grease, is it?
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What grease are you using, Mark?
Mugen grease?
Yep, that's the one - I previously used a lighter grease and my thrust bearing broke. I should have checked it better than I did, but with the Mugen grease it should hold longer - just in case you forget to check (Part number is B0308 - in case you need it).
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Anthony,
I measured the difference between Actives and Fast.
Answer is 1mm.
Hey Gav

I need to know if the sato's or GQ'd will be OK, I think there are a few guys in this thread that would know...

I hope...
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