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Old 04-23-2007, 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by RC-ProSpeed
Thanks... I think the clutch is finally the last adjusment that I need to make.... now is time to save some $$$ FOR A POWERFULL engine....because at 301 you guys are fast on that straighway.
BTW what gearing you running at 301..I got the stock one 16/48 19/45....
Using 35 Plus 21 Loads of RPMs First Gear 16/49 Second Gear 19/45 tire size Rear 74mm Front 68mm
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Winner's Circle
Even on the tightest front belt setting my belt would stretch and become loose. A friend of mine made me this front belt tensioner. Now my front belt last about 2x as long as in the past.
Lee that looks like the old belt tensioner from the 950....is that correct?
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Old 04-24-2007, 01:40 AM
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Congratulations to Steve Perez for making it to the A-main at the Mugen Grand Prix in the Las Vegas Silverbowl.

Outstanding work this weekend bro!
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Old 04-24-2007, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by nigelnuggets
Congratulations to Steve Perez for making it to the A-main at the Mugen Grand Prix in the Las Vegas Silverbowl.

Outstanding work this weekend bro!
ya he did a great job holding down for the serpent guys
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Old 04-24-2007, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by serpent
Lee that looks like the old belt tensioner from the 950....is that correct?
That is exactly what it is. This was made by Bob Malphurs and it works great.
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Old 04-25-2007, 06:39 AM
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Guys, if you take a look at Mark Green car on the pre world in Argentina, he is using Mugen wheels, Im correct?

What mods do you need to do to use Mugen wheels? adapt muguen hubs?

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Old 04-25-2007, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by ALG
Guys, if you take a look at Mark Green car on the pre world in Argentina, he is using Mugen wheels, Im correct?

What mods do you need to do to use Mugen wheels? adapt muguen hubs?

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i think those are pmt wheels for serpent not mugen wheels
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:52 AM
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You guys were mentioniong about the dome body on a Serpent... YUCK!!! I ran the dome at the test and tune at 301 and the car was loose as can be!! I brought out my old protoform, it felt better. I then bought out my Serpent body I got from Lee at Winners Circle, and it was planted. Needless to say the Dome is hanging on my retired body wall.
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by captian
i think those are pmt wheels for serpent not mugen wheels
Captian, I have PMT on serpent wheels and they are not it. PMT on serpent are yellow.

I bet that is posible to make it posible to fit Mugen wheels on a Serpent
I will start reseach.

I also think that serpent must start making the 960 to use the popular wheels, Kyosho, Mugen, Motonica... and not to stay alone.

Have fun
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Paolo M
Hi Steve, and guys.....

To have more steering without modding anything:
1) New Serpent USA Lola Body. Very similar to the Parma R10 feeling.
2) New front allu hangers: 1mm lower

With some mods:
1) Front softer sway bar (grind down and make ot narrower)
2) WOS steering block. Mount this upside down (left to rigth etc.) Just need to shave a little bit the lower lip of the upper pivot ball support in order to have all the movement when the suspension is all the way down
3) front wheel axle offset. it sounds complicated but it's easy. Basically take the eccentrics that we use in the 720 for the front oneway (they hold bearing 12X18) Make a notch on the steering block so you can fit this part. The axle when installed, will not be in the center anymore, but closer to the uppser side of the steering block. You can try this with the std steering blocks or the WOS. After installing this, downstops will remain the same but you have to adjust again the ride heigth.

With all this, my car is REALLY good. I am using long wheelbase even in small tracks and i have enough steering. Try it and let me know

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I got the WOS steering blocks but they are numbered 1 and 2. not L and R. Which way, as standard are they, mounted? so i can then figure out which side they go on when they are swapped over..
The serpent site says they give different effects (more turn in, or more turn out of the corners on power), whcih way are they mounted for each of these effects?

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Ian C
I got the WOS steering blocks but they are numbered 1 and 2. not L and R. Which way, as standard are they, mounted? so i can then figure out which side they go on when they are swapped over..
The serpent site says they give different effects (more turn in, or more turn out of the corners on power), whcih way are they mounted for each of these effects?

Thanks!
1 is left and 2 is right
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Originally Posted by Winner's Circle
That is exactly what it is. This was made by Bob Malphurs and it works great.
Actually, it kinda looks like the tensioner on my Excel.

EDIT: did a little digging, and it's from the Impact M2.

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Originally Posted by ALG
Captian, I have PMT on serpent wheels and they are not it. PMT on serpent are yellow.

I bet that is posible to make it posible to fit Mugen wheels on a Serpent
I will start reseach.

I also think that serpent must start making the 960 to use the popular wheels, Kyosho, Mugen, Motonica... and not to stay alone.

Have fun
here'e a pic tell me what you think
http://www.serpent.com/news/12212/1/...ce-report.html
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Originally Posted by Ian C
I got the WOS steering blocks but they are numbered 1 and 2. not L and R. Which way, as standard are they, mounted? so i can then figure out which side they go on when they are swapped over..
The serpent site says they give different effects (more turn in, or more turn out of the corners on power), whcih way are they mounted for each of these effects?

Thanks!
I tried the 1 on the right and I really like it. I want to reverse them to see what effect that has on the handling.

I tried a WIDE set-up. Rear = 264mm and front = 258mm and I really like it. In order to make the car work with the rear this wide I had to put MRX4 rear dog bones into the car.

The combination of wide car with WOS steering blocks gave me a car that had TONS of steering but was super stable especially under hard braking.
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by captian
here'e a pic tell me what you think
http://www.serpent.com/news/12212/1/...ce-report.html

Take a look at the PMT web

http://www.pmt-tyres.it/epages/Store...gna/Posteriore
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