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Old 07-22-2003, 09:27 AM   #2776
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During qualifying, it was slightly cloudy. It was warm, but not hot. Traction was amazing. My car hooked up perfectly. For the mains, the sun came out and the track got super hot. With the same setup I had run in qualifiers, my rear end was uncontrollable during the main. It was like driving on ice. I would have thought traction would get better with heat. Or is there an optimum temperature, above which traction gets worse? I was running 45/40 durometer. Would have I been better off using 45/42, or 45/45?
Ah, I figured out the problem. Half of the teeth are missing from my side drive belt. All the power was going to my rears wheels and not the front. It would also explain why I was not getting any on-power steering. I went through two side drive belts in one day. Any idea why? Both were already on thier way out.
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Old 07-22-2003, 06:20 PM   #2777
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Default New HUGE Florida Track!

Hi guys,
Anyone in the South Florida area needs to know about our new track, and big events coming in the month of August.

http://www.PalmBeachSoftware.com/domains/bethesda

This is just the staging server, and will be moved to our club domain in the next day or so.

Anyway, make sure you check out the track. It's big enough for 1/5 scale! 16 foot wide lanes, huge pit lane, and the track works! Plenty of "FAST" and plenty of technical mixed in.

The 1/8 scale cars were blazing doing probably 70mph down the long straight this last Sunday.

We've been working on this for quite a while, and have over $7,000 invested. 10' high drivers stand with canopy, too.

We're having a BIG TROPHY race on August 3, and you are all invited. All racers will get a free barbeque lunch with their entry fee!

Can you guys check out the site and let me know what you think? I hope some of you can make it down and run with us. We're a group of pretty cool guys that like to race and have FUN! You are all WELCOME!

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Old 07-22-2003, 08:06 PM   #2778
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Ah, I figured out the problem. Half of the teeth are missing from my side drive belt. All the power was going to my rears wheels and not the front. It would also explain why I was not getting any on-power steering. I went through two side drive belts in one day. Any idea why? Both were already on thier way out.
Have you checked if you installed both the 18T and 24T pulleys correctly?

I notice that if the pulley flanges are installed wrongly, it bites the belt in a long run.

The mating pulley flange facing the belt should be smooth and not on the sharp side. Check it and you'll notice one surface is curved and the other is flat and sharp.
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Old 07-23-2003, 03:05 AM   #2779
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Old 07-23-2003, 11:55 AM   #2780
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Default Pro drive shafts?

Which one is for the 705? I have the driveshafts for the impulse pro part # 801221 and i have the pro inner drive shaft adapters light part #808223 but which pro axles are for the rear?
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Old 07-23-2003, 12:03 PM   #2781
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Does serpent make those hex screws you are using to screw in the graphite brace? I am trying to get away from the phillips.
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Old 07-23-2003, 02:10 PM   #2782
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Does serpent make those hex screws you are using to screw in the graphite brace? I am trying to get away from the phillips.
I don't think so. I got them from a local hardware shop. Just show them the M4 philips screw you want in hex. Besides, the hex screws are normal steel ones and if Serpent were to sell them, they would be expensive.
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Old 07-23-2003, 02:29 PM   #2783
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Which one is for the 705? I have the driveshafts for the impulse pro part # 801221 and i have the pro inner drive shaft adapters light part #808223 but which pro axles are for the rear?
For the rear to go with the ball diff, you can use the one specifically for the Impact (808325) or the new hardened one specifically for the 705 (801321) to replace the stock rear dogbone (801320). Before the 705 came out, if we wanted to use the FPS diff or the Impact ball diff on the Impulse, we needed to use the Impact dogbones (808325).

I measured and the one from Impact is slightly shorter than the one for the 705. About less than 1 mm or so. Anyway, I'm using the Impact ones in my 705 and they work fine.
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Old 07-23-2003, 10:49 PM   #2784
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Just got the nova ns12 s3 engine and will be trying it this weekend at the swcs race in texas.
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Old 07-23-2003, 11:10 PM   #2785
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Nice I hear that the NS12 3 port puts out about the same as the Rody tuned 3 port. Let us know about it when you get to run it over the weekend and report your personal findings.

Friday is coming Please post some pics of the NS12
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how bout some feed back on your buds Nova Max...thanks
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Old 07-23-2003, 11:31 PM   #2787
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Jonathan, I run side by side with him all the time. With my MS Novamega 5 port engine, I'm still not able to pass him on the straights It makes my MS engine look like a turtle The NovaMax has gobs of low end power and screams very easily on the top end. It's pretty scary since the engine runs unbelievebly cool after making that much of power. Under racing conditions, it does not temp more than 230 F. It can idle easily the whole tank when the engine is heated up to temp. Very easy to tune and once set, you only need to play around plus minus 5 minute turns on the HSN. That's all. Fuel consumption is about the normal 6 to 6.5 minutes.
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Hey InitialD what .12 is that you and he are running?
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Old 07-24-2003, 09:00 AM   #2789
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I've seen the nova ns12 this past weekend run and it screams on the straights at a cool temp. of 220deg. It out ran modded engines and has power to spare. I will tell you my findings after this weekend. I'll posts pics fri. on my chassis.Did you guys hear that Nizzee jumped ship and purchased a mtx3, I'm so sadden.
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is the ns 12 5 port for sale yet?
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