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Old 07-21-2005, 04:28 PM   #1
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just out of intrest do many of you drive your cars without the body on because i dont as i think its a pain in the back side if the engine cuts out it means you have to take the whole thing of to start it again ect .but is this not a good idea will it create problems.
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why would you drive your car without body??? if it flips over it can cause some serious damage. if you engine is properly tunned it should not cut off without a reason. you bump start engine and the bump box. will solve some of your problems
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Yes it is easier to get up on it, inspect and tune it.

But, the car will drive like complete poop though. You will notice the car comes out , is harder to go straight and a long list of other things.

Positives. Good airflow and easy access.

Negatives , scrape your heatsink , bend it , scrap up all your shock towers or any other part that tall on the car, hard hits , scrape the side more , direct impacts with chassis parts without some sort of deflection.

With the body on your protecting the car , looking better , handling 100% better and thats what they are meant for.

It will run slightly hotter so you just easily set it slightly more rich with the body off and check and make sure the temps are good afterwards and power and smoke production are the same.

Solution. Cut holes in the body to allow glow-starter access. Cut a hole to get you access to your carb needles. After that you will never really go back.

But I know how you feel. Iam the same in a way. But think of it this way. Your just fooling yourself, sooner or later it comes down to the car needing the body on it. Just get the body on and go for it. Dont worry about adjusting the needle after every throttle blast. lol.
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get a lola body, problems solved. lol.
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Originally Posted by redsand
get a lola body, problems solved. lol.
I think for the 710 you need new mounts for it to fit.

For the MTX-3, you need to shave some of the foam bumper off for it to fit.

Lola bodies do rock though.
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Old 07-22-2005, 03:20 AM   #6
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cheesyfeet, you did not say if your shell has any cut outs in it for cooling. you need to cut a circle in the wind screen about 50mm in diameter. remove most of the rear window but not too much to weaken the mounting points. this will allow the engine to get cool air across the engine fins so cooling the engine while you are driving.
if you run a pull start remove some of the side window nearest the pull start so you can get to while the shell is on.
cut a 20mm diameter hole in the roof directly above the glow plug so you can get the glow starter on to the plug while the shell is in place.

if you intend on racing at nationals/internationals you will need to check with the racing ruling body for the actual cut outs you are allowed.
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Old 07-22-2005, 05:20 AM   #7
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wow i wasnt expecting such a response thanks for the advise i didnt relise how important they are
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