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Old 07-21-2015, 04:38 PM
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pretty good right up of the TZGP..
Even has a picture of the legendary Spooky

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Old 07-21-2015, 09:13 PM
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Roller for sale.

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Old 07-26-2015, 08:11 PM
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Where can I get replacement pull start for stock engine
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Old 07-28-2015, 08:40 AM
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Where can I get replacement pull start for stock engine
I would take the opportunity to convert to starter box. It's quite a bit easier in my opinion. Something like the Xceed starter box is quite cheap really.
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I would take the opportunity to convert to starter box. It's quite a bit easier in my opinion. Something like the Xceed starter box is quite cheap really.
That's what I did when my pull start broke. I bought the of a starter box which work very well.
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:47 PM
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Trying to stay away from doing start box. I just got back into nitro, I mainly run 1/5 and my serpent will be my only nitro. When I did run nitro I had 2 start boxes ofna and I sold everything when I got out only kept my ignitor and tools I would feel like a fool to by back all that stuff again. Right now my serpent is just a roller but I'm looking at the roto start novarossi 28-7 and I'm looking to switch it to pull start hoping it shares same pull start as stock motor. I use to own to hot mod novarossi 528 8 port before I got out of nitro so I would like to get another.
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Trying to stay away from doing start box. I just got back into nitro, I mainly run 1/5 and my serpent will be my only nitro. When I did run nitro I had 2 start boxes ofna and I sold everything when I got out only kept my ignitor and tools I would feel like a fool to by back all that stuff again. Right now my serpent is just a roller but I'm looking at the roto start novarossi 28-7 and I'm looking to switch it to pull start hoping it shares same pull start as stock motor. I use to own to hot mod novarossi 528 8 port before I got out of nitro so I would like to get another.
I think the crankcase is different and it isn't a straightforward thing to do. You'd be better off buying an engine with pullstart already fitted. Like the Novarossi RTR engine that comes with the cobra rtr kit. My issue with pullstart is that it's only the budget rtr engines that are compatible with pullstarts. For me I'd just bite the bullet and get a starter box. They aren't exactly expensive. Plenty of used ones for 50 bucks.
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Old 07-29-2015, 02:07 PM
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I know not much to choose from when it comes to pull start when dealing with O.S, Rb and Novarossi. If I do I always had good luck with the ofna aluminum top starter box. I also like the novarossi roma and o.s
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Originally Posted by blackrain View Post
I know not much to choose from when it comes to pull start when dealing with O.S, Rb and Novarossi. If I do I always had good luck with the ofna aluminum top starter box. I also like the novarossi roma and o.s
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At the moment I think the best bang for buck in the GT world is the Picco EMX-GT engine IMHO. Again not pull start unfortunately. Personally I think the roma wouldn't have the top end for the GT when compared to the Picco.
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Hi again Serpent,

I need some help again. I installed 600611 (steering block) and 600694 (C-Hub) 1 month ago in the front and I lose the screws regularly while driving. Do you have any tips except loctite?

Thank you. I got 1 image attached
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Looks like you are using a button head screw. Also looks like you've damaged the head of the screw by trying to re-tighten over and over again.

Try changing to a cap head screw. You'll get a deeper hole to insert a hex wrench. More torque on the screw means more holding power. Don't overtighten or you'll strip the threads on your new aluminum C hub.

Originally Posted by gurke View Post
Hi again Serpent,

I need some help again. I installed 600611 (steering block) and 600694 (C-Hub) 1 month ago in the front and I lose the screws regularly while driving. Do you have any tips except loctite?

Thank you. I got 1 image attached
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Old 08-08-2015, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by R&TRacer View Post
Looks like you are using a button head screw. Also looks like you've damaged the head of the screw by trying to re-tighten over and over again.

Try changing to a cap head screw. You'll get a deeper hole to insert a hex wrench. More torque on the screw means more holding power. Don't overtighten or you'll strip the threads on your new aluminum C hub.
Yes, I replaced the screw already.

I don't think that the excess of force you can apply on cap head screws will solve my problem. And I don't like the solution tbh :-) I thought I could solve it with a screw lock but unfortunately the screw has to turn with the steering block =(
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[QUOTE=gurke;14131304]I thought I could solve it with a screw lock but unfortunately the screw has to turn with the steering block =([/QUOTE

The screw is not touching the Steering block. It attaches the sleeve rotating in the plastic bushing inserted in the c-hub.

So blue loctide should not be a problem, as long as you do not poor the full bottle in.
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Hey All .....

Is anyone looking at going to this race?
Looks like being a good one!

If we get just a few more GT's we'll be able to get two full mains.

Check it out.....

http://www.rctech.net/forum/nitro-ro...th-2015-a.html

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Originally Posted by gurke View Post
Hi again Serpent,

I need some help again. I installed 600611 (steering block) and 600694 (C-Hub) 1 month ago in the front and I lose the screws regularly while driving. Do you have any tips except loctite?

Thank you. I got 1 image attached
GT cars have quite a lot of vibration mainly due to the tyres/wheels being out of balance (especially the sweeps) so you will get screws that join metal to metal parts coming loose. The only way is to use loctite on these. You don't need to use very much just a tiny dab is enough. Too much and it becomes difficult to remove the screw. In my experience on the rattle snake you have no other real option. I would recommend all the steering rack screws as well.
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