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Old 01-01-2004, 11:48 AM   #1
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Default HPI .12Star SS engine shift point questions

I need to adjust my shift point. The car is not shifting into 2nd gear.

Is there a trick to get all the holes to line up in sync with eachother so i can make the adj. on the screw?

I am having a hard time trying to figure out what to turn, and what not to turn to get all the holes to line up.

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Old 01-01-2004, 01:37 PM   #2
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If your car is not shifting, the probable cause is that your set screw is not screwed to the flat part of the shaft, if that happens you can probably rebuild and see whats wrong.
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I think MTX3 kid is right you probably don't have the set screw in (it happened to me too, easy to overlook) so I made this guide








Note: The set screw it the one without the spring in it!
Also check to make sure when you built it you changed the silver spring to the black one on the Adjustment screw!



If you cannot see the pics lemme know and I will give you the links
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smoke,

The pics show up as red x's. But..i did loosing the shift screw yesterday, about a turn, and it is not shifting. I also leaned out the low end, my car was VERY sluggish on WOT from a stop.

So...i think all it good!!

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if you are using the .12ss engine, try going 5 turns out with the black spring. Of course make sure the set screw is on tight. Also I hope your cam is on correctly. That's the thing that the set screw is in. it could very easily be backwards. The way to verify that is to point your car away from you, hold the two speed gear with your finger and roll the front wheels a bit forward until you see the first set screw. if that one is pointing straight up and down, and another screw to the right of it is leaning a little to the right, your cam should be facing correctly. Then you just adjust yuor set screw. Sometimes it could be too loose and you would be shifting waay to early.
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yea...that is all set correctly.

I line up the hole, and the straight hole comes up first, then to the right of that...the "shift screw hole" shows up...it seems to setup correctly.
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