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Old 11-25-2003, 11:47 AM   #1276
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Oh, I have 1 question that I was too lazy to ask within these 5 years that I owned the Serpent car.

The front sway bar...on the PIPE side, there is a plastic "LEVELER" thingy, but not on the other side of the sway bar........what is that for?

I have that on my Impulse, Impulse PRO, Impact and 835........have seen that thing for the past 5 years but don't borther to find out what is that for........I've turn that thing at 0 degree, and if I feel like it, I turn it 90 degree......for absolutely no reason at all.......

Yes, I don't deserve to be a Serpent Owner (since that piece is been on Serpent probabaly more then 10 years now)...I know, I know.....but I think here is the perfect place to ask, especially from Serpent Tech ppl.........

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Old 11-25-2003, 12:06 PM   #1277
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Oh, I have 1 question that I was too lazy to ask within these 5 years that I owned the Serpent car.

The front sway bar...on the PIPE side, there is a plastic "LEVELER" thingy, but not on the other side of the sway bar........what is that for?
LOL, that's funny, I was wondering the same thing. I know it is used to adjust the tweak on the sway bar, but how to do that I don't know.
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Old 11-25-2003, 12:08 PM   #1278
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The front sway bar...on the PIPE side, there is a plastic "LEVELER" thingy, but not on the other side of the sway bar........what is that for?
I guess better late then never...

It's a rotating cam. After you've set the front droop, you proceed to install the front sway bars. Then, you recheck the front droop to see if both left and right arms are at the same droop. If they are not, rotate the cam with a flat screw driver till you get both left and right front arms at the same droop.

That is what it's for !
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Old 11-25-2003, 12:08 PM   #1279
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LOL, that's funny, I was wondering the same thing. I know it is used to adjust the tweak on the sway bar, but how to do that I don't know.
At one point, I thought that is some kind of ON/OFF switch of the secret "NOS" bottle..........."2 of those, the big one" thing......LOL
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Old 11-25-2003, 12:11 PM   #1280
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I guess better late then never...

It's a rotating cam. After you've set the front droop, you proceed to install the front sway bars. Then, you recheck the front droop to see if both left and right arms are at the same droop. If they are not, rotate the cam with a flat screw driver till you get both left and right front arms at the same droop.

That is what it's for !
Master D...........did you send your RESUME to Serpent yet...? Or you are actually replying our message at the Serpent HQ's VIP office...? Sitting right next to Ammdrew..........

Thanks.......that answered my secret on/off NOS swtich question.
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Old 11-25-2003, 12:12 PM   #1281
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Default Re: 710 underweight-how to add weights?

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Here is a q for the serpent design team. With the car being underweight, are there any provisions made on the chassis where you can ad lead to the car in a good way? The Xray has this beautiful weight system that you can add on... Anything like that in the plans or do you just have to bolt it in whereever you find space?
Looking at the chassis, I don't think there are any provisional spaces where the weights can be put at the lowest level in the centreline axis like the XRay Raycer.

Perhaps, you can get an excuse to put bling bling aluminum parts without feeling any guilt !

But seriously, do gas powered cars really need to be balanced left and right weight distribution wise like what you do on eletric cars?
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Old 11-25-2003, 12:15 PM   #1282
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Master D...........did you send your RESUME to Serpent yet...? Or you are actually replying our message at the Serpent HQ's VIP office...? Sitting right next to Ammdrew..........


If I was in Holland, I should have done having dinner already... Perhaps myself and Andrew would probably be having beer with Michael, Rene or Julius at a nearby pub !
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Old 11-25-2003, 12:48 PM   #1283
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boy that would be something.. Maybe in florida..

I have always balanced my car left and right, since the pro there has been two little dimples in the middle of the chassie on each end, and hudy made these two little tac looking things( http://www.mytsn.com/products/desc.asp?prid=2215), if you put them in the chassie you will know if it is balanced.. the first time i ever went to try this( just looking for a edge) I found that the car was nearly perfectly balanced, just by luck.. and almost always my serpents have been really really close to neutral left and right.. but if i were to add weight i would always try and keep it centered and low..If I had to choose though I would consider the tweak of the car more important than the weight being slightly off..
looks like I may have to add some with this new car.. It will be the first time I have ever gone to tech and not been told my brick passed.
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Old 11-25-2003, 12:50 PM   #1284
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Old 11-25-2003, 02:23 PM   #1285
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Looking at the I-Manual, In step 1.2, how far are those grup screws spose to be screwed in? Could be a silly question, but i would have thought this would have been explained?

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Looking at the I-Manual, In step 1.2, how far are those grup screws spose to be screwed in? Could be a silly question, but i would have thought this would have been explained?

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Setscrews H12 in substep (1) should probably protrude 2mm or so... enough for the shock pivotball to screw onto.

Setscrews H9 in substep (4) should be screwed in until they touch the flatspot on the pivot pin.


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Old 11-25-2003, 06:54 PM   #1287
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710 offering, Check this site out, ?359.99

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Re: I-manual 710

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Serpent started publishing their I-manual. You can find front end manual at http://www.mytsn.com/publ/publ.asp?pid=9325&sn=7
Step 2.5 seems to be missing a drawing for explaination.
Grub screw (h16) and the hole into which it fits are not pictured.
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Ok, I give up... What does the extra GFB mean?
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Setscrews H12 in substep (1) should probably protrude 2mm or so... enough for the shock pivotball to screw onto.
I concur. For a race, what I usually do is I'll use a 3 mm ball tip allen (excellent for this job) to screw the shock pivot ball onto the H12 setscrew real tight. The setscrew would initially protrude like about 2 mm like Glenn mentioned.

Then, I use a 1.5 allen to BACK OUT the H12 setscrew so that the shock pivot ball is fully threaded onto the setscrew.

When you need to take off the shocks, then just do a reverse of the above. This is what I do anyways. Some may or may not disagree.

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Setscrews H9 in substep (4) should be screwed in until they touch the flatspot on the pivot pin.
This is what I do too.
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