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Old 07-24-2005, 01:28 PM   #916
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can you confrim that 3 allen screws will work 100%?

also the small grub screws there, they fall out too easily is that ok?

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Old 07-24-2005, 01:52 PM   #917
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can you confrim that 3 allen screws will work 100%?
Well, if you are looking for a guarantee then that is going to cost you some money. However, I can only cover up to 99%. -jk

This is just a suggestion - try it and see for yourself. I once had a centex clutch that the weights came with allen screws.
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Old 07-24-2005, 02:07 PM   #918
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are they suposed to fall out easily or not move at all
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Old 07-24-2005, 03:38 PM   #919
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If you use the brass insert weights your clutch will not operate like it should in dry weather. I use the orange Kfactory spring (0,5 mm tension) and no inserts for good launch when high grip, if it's extremely high grip i usually go for the yellow spring (tension-nut flush).
In rain though, the Red spring and the inserts is an unbeatable clutch setup.
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Old 07-24-2005, 03:53 PM   #920
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you wont believe it man, I found the other 2 weights on the floor, but I noticed something on my clutch bell, theres no hole to externaly adjust the clutch, anyone else have this problem?
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Old 07-24-2005, 04:33 PM   #921
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I have a Few Questions About the Stock Clutch Set Up.

1 Is there anything I can do to Prevent my Clutch Weights From Hanging Up on the Flywheel? I Tried Taking the Rough Edge off the Flywheel. Helped but they are Still Hanging Up.

2 What, if anything do you Lubricate the Thrust Assembly With? I have been Using Associated Black Grease.

3 How Much Clutch Bell Play Dou you Want? I assembled per Instructions and there seems to be an Excessive amount of Play and the Instructions don't tell you the Proper Amount of Play.

4 Can the Excessive amount of Clutch Bell Play Be the Reason my Weights Keep Hanging up on the Flywheel?

5 Is it Normal for my Clutch Shoe to be Stuck to the Disk that Goes right Behind It? Does'nt seem to be Hurting anything other then when I need a New Shoe I will need to buy the Disk as Well.

Thanks in advance

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Old 07-24-2005, 04:35 PM   #922
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i have one too should it spin freely?

mine didnt I took out the washer that said if neccesary, and now the front part of the clutch spins freely for like a sec or 1/2 a sec and stops
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Old 07-24-2005, 05:54 PM   #923
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I've been looking at getting the RDLogics Mongoose...or Team Magic G4 or whatever the name for it is now. I'm looking to replace my R40 with it.

I had a few questions though.

-Is this car still having the steering rack problems that it was when it first came out? Something about not being smooth or getting hung up or something.

-Anybody come up with a way to protect that exposed reciever from impact?

-Where do you guys get parts from. I don't mind doing mail order, so thats not an issue. I just need to know that I can find G4 or Mongoose parts if/when I need them.

Thanks in advance for the answers.

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Old 07-24-2005, 05:56 PM   #924
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can anyone with AIM post their screen name up or pm me with it, I need some help getting started witht he mongoose and this forum sometimes takes forever to get a response on.

for the throttle linkage, where you need to use a flanged bearing, I used a regular one is that ok?

also are the front shocks suposed to be so stiff? and be stiffer then the rear shocks?

umm can I drill out a small hole in the clutch bell since it is messing the hole to adjust it externaly, I have very small drill bits and I can do it, if its ok.
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Old 07-24-2005, 05:57 PM   #925
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dark,

parts go to rdlogics.com tons there

the steering rack has been fixed on the RD mongoose version, it has the Kfactory steering its revised to fix the problem.

and use a body it will protect the receiver
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Old 07-24-2005, 06:53 PM   #926
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Lets see, my opinions on this questions :

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I have a Few Questions About the Stock Clutch Set Up.
1 Is there anything I can do to Prevent my Clutch Weights From Hanging Up on the Flywheel? I Tried Taking the Rough Edge off the Flywheel. Helped but they are Still Hanging Up.
I dont know, i still dont have the problem, half bottle of fuel already on my STS D3R engine and not a single problem with the centax clutch ....


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2 What, if anything do you Lubricate the Thrust Assembly With? I have been Using Associated Black Grease.
I just use WD40 3-in-1 oil on my thrust bearings ... and not problem at all so far ... on my Yokomo GT4W2L i have been runing 2 years and half with the same thrust bearings without changing it with this method ... i dont know if its ok but at least is working for me ...


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3 How Much Clutch Bell Play Dou you Want? I assembled per Instructions and there seems to be an Excessive amount of Play and the Instructions don't tell you the Proper Amount of Play.
As soo as i finished my G4 EVO i saw that the play on the bell was excessive ... i left it with almost no play ┐just feeling a little little "move" on the bell ... half bottle of fuel later not a single problem ...


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4 Can the Excessive amount of Clutch Bell Play Be the Reason my Weights Keep Hanging up on the Flywheel?
Read answers to questions 1 and 3 i think ...


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5 Is it Normal for my Clutch Shoe to be Stuck to the Disk that Goes right Behind It? Does'nt seem to be Hurting anything other then when I need a New Shoe I will need to buy the Disk as Well.
I dont undertood your question ...

hope this help ...

cya ...
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:03 PM   #927
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tabushi, do you have a little hole in your clutch bell to adjust the centex externaly? my clutch bell is missing it
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:12 PM   #928
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I have a Few Questions About the Stock Clutch Set Up.

1 Is there anything I can do to Prevent my Clutch Weights From Hanging Up on the Flywheel? I Tried Taking the Rough Edge off the Flywheel. Helped but they are Still Hanging Up.

2 What, if anything do you Lubricate the Thrust Assembly With? I have been Using Associated Black Grease.

3 How Much Clutch Bell Play Dou you Want? I assembled per Instructions and there seems to be an Excessive amount of Play and the Instructions don't tell you the Proper Amount of Play.

4 Can the Excessive amount of Clutch Bell Play Be the Reason my Weights Keep Hanging up on the Flywheel?

5 Is it Normal for my Clutch Shoe to be Stuck to the Disk that Goes right Behind It? Does'nt seem to be Hurting anything other then when I need a New Shoe I will need to buy the Disk as Well.

Dax
1 & 3. Set a 0.1mm to 0.2mm of end play. It should spin freely!!! It is very important as any drag is bad.
2. I use a Trinity light bearing oil for the thrust bearing.
4. I think so
5. ???, you should just need to buy a new shoe. The plate should be fine, unless it is wrapped or unusual wear.

Sparx is correct in that you can use or not use the brass weights/spring combo depending on your track. A lighter setting will enage latter for a high-traction track and a heavier setting will engage sooner for a slicker track. However, here in the States we usually don't run in the rain.

There is a great article in RCCarAction by Joel Johnson in the Aug 2004 edition. I set my centex clutches by his method, not what is in the manual.


my 2 cents.
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:15 PM   #929
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tabushi, do you have a little hole in your clutch bell to adjust the centex externaly? my clutch bell is missing it
Mine has two holes. But, I usually take the bell off to adjust my shift point.
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Old 07-24-2005, 07:21 PM   #930
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thats odd, I woner why mine doesnt have any...

would it be safe to drill two of my own with a small drill bit?
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