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Old 05-26-2007, 08:44 PM   #2251
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Old 05-27-2007, 05:12 AM   #2252
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hi guys
im eagerly awaiting delivery of my new serpent 960 07
ive ordered a few bodyshells and a pair of ko servos already got the new race + 21 engine and exhaust the only old part im using will be the sanwa 40mhz receiver
what id like to know from any-one who,s built this car is what else will i need to buy ,as id like to be ready when it arrives also what sort of time scale in hours will it take to build
i wished it was here now as here in the uk its a bank holiday weekend and pouring with rain

also any advice on a on off switch
any help gratefully received

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Old 05-27-2007, 05:13 PM   #2253
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Check out Serpent's website www.mytsn.com.. Search for the article from Glenn Cauley, he provides a very nice step by step (tips and tricks) build up for the 960, which is very detailed.

Take your time building, getting it "right" is more important than getting it "done".
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You can start here...

http://www.serpent.com/news/11388/Bu...-Part-1.html
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This past weekend at the Texas biggie was my first race with the 960! the car is awsome, i think its the best car ive drove so far! and the Mega MF engines have insane horse power! Very happy with how the car drives, and the power! i cant wait to race it more! 1st race, with a win!
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Old 05-29-2007, 03:43 PM   #2256
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anybody knows if the front and back lower arm are intercheable.tnx
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the rear lower arms are interchangeable, the front lowers are not
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Old 05-29-2007, 04:42 PM   #2258
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This past weekend at the Texas biggie was my first race with the 960! the car is awsome, i think its the best car ive drove so far! and the Mega MF engines have insane horse power! Very happy with how the car drives, and the power! i cant wait to race it more! 1st race, with a win!

Congrats on this weekend. Shame with the rain.

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Old 05-29-2007, 08:51 PM   #2259
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the rear lower arms are interchangeable, the front lowers are not
tnx garen.
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Don't trip Steve, you're right!

To accomplish proper fitting of other manufacturers springs within the Centax II clutch system, a different flywheel nut must be used in place of the original!

A Kyosho or Mugen nut should do the trick!

Another thing, with the usage of lighter flyweights they produce less pressure on the plate which holds the shoe, which can cause premature wear of the clutch shoe.

A very successful clutch setup that we use here without having to use equipment from other manufacturers goes as follows:

Yellow (Brown) Clutch Shoe
T3 Flyweights with 3x3mm setscrews in the 2nd hole
SPP Centax plate
Serpent 1.8 spring (long)
Clutch Gap ~.5
Clutch Endplay ~.7

As far as the nut goes, adjust it according to the traction that is available at your local track!

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Thats the setup I have been running for about a year and it works great at my track. I noticed with thick grease and proper maintenace that the thrust bearing last so much longer. I have been going for about a year on all of the same clutch parts but I am using the ceramic thrust bearing. The clutch shoe is still in great shape and I'm using the black spring. I grease my thrust bearing about twice in one race day. In pratice over 8 hours I grease it about 4 times or more.
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Congrats on this weekend. Shame with the rain.

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Thank you sir! The rain just wouldnt stop! We had the car to beat all weekend, we were turning the fastest laps it was a shame we couldnt run the main! But thats how it is sometimes! Their is always another race though!
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whats the difference bet. the DSII and DSII+? i knw this is not engine thread sorry bout that.tnx.anybody?
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Hi guys,
need some advice on car setup on the rear...
i'm having problem with the rear traction, the car seems like wheel spin powering out of corner, sometime even when straight... is it possible due to too light rear??
I'm using the option ceramic, light WOS wheel shaft and 710 alu pilow ball on all 6....
rear toe 3.5, camber 3.5, shock oil and spring std. tire 67F/74R 35shore thanks

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Hi guys,
need some advice on car setup on the rear...
i'm having problem with the rear traction, the car seems like wheel spin powering out of corner, sometime even when straight... is it possible due to too light rear??
I'm using the option ceramic, light WOS wheel shaft and 710 alu pilow ball on all 6....
rear toe 3.5, camber 3.5, shock oil and spring std. tire 67F/74R 35shore thanks

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What are your shock angles and droop settings? Try running the front droop at 0. That should help a little. How is the bite on the track that you are running on. If its low bite you may have to go to more holes in the rear shock or lighter oil in the rear. Also where are your lower rear hinge pins. Try going down to the lowest position if you don't have it there. Also rear sway bar position is another factor. If its not flat make it flat. If it still doesn't have enough rear traction move the swaybar mounting point to the inside on the lower rear arms. Try increasing the front sway bar. So many things to try. Let us know how it works for you.
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whats the difference bet. the DSII and DSII+? i knw this is not engine thread sorry bout that.tnx.anybody?
Different combustion chamber and its faster.
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