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Old 08-20-2003, 09:46 AM   #3181
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I totally agree with D... If you want to upgrade your StreetSpec without having to buy a 705, there are two upgrades that made a WORLD of difference to me:

1) the shock towers. These will give you so much additional tunability! These allow you to change the angle of the shocks. It's like adding another 10 sets of springs to your tuning arsenal. These are "must haves" for any Streetspec racer...

2) the Aluminum side braces. These will help stiffen the chassis.

These are the upgrades that I performed on my car, aside from the addition of the aluminum hex wheel hubs. If there was something else I would add, it would probably be the rear upper arm spacers in order to be able to change the roll center in the rear.

I'm planning on getting a 705 myself... as D mentioned, I will probably buy a front diff kit, as this is a pretty useful tuning item, and so I can sell my Streetspec intact.
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Old 08-20-2003, 04:04 PM   #3182
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It's been a long time but I finally have spare time to continue building the 705.

I'm on step 8.2
Here is my question. How are the clutch shoes supposed to be installed? The picture shows the shoes trailing counter clockwise and the bevel edge facing the engine. This is not possible, the bevel edge on the shoes are on the opposite side from what the picture shows.

So do I install the shoes trailing counter clockwise with bevel edge facing away from the engine.

Or do I install the shoes trailing clockwise with the bevel edge facing the engine?


*edit* Never mind guys, I just found the answer on the mytsn web site. The shoes install trailing clockwise bevel facing engine.

Thanks

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Old 08-20-2003, 04:21 PM   #3183
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Yeah. That is correct. The rear set of shoes (weights) are reversed compared to normal shoes. This allows for better bite. With the shoes sitting this way it takes slightly more RPM's for the engine to through them out so you can maximise the rev band more easily without making shoes lighter, etc...
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Old 08-20-2003, 10:32 PM   #3184
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It's all done! I'll take some pictures tomorrow and post them here.
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Old 08-20-2003, 11:42 PM   #3185
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It's all done! I'll take some pictures tomorrow and post them here.
Yes, tomorrow is Friday Waiting anciously for your pics.

Heheh, show that Mark what you're made of and put his D1 pics to shame

Just a side note... Hope you made sure that all suspension parts and arms are moving freely as the parts can be a little tight when new.
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Old 08-21-2003, 12:36 AM   #3186
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Yes, tomorrow is Friday Waiting anciously for your pics.

Heheh, show that Mark what you're made of and put his D1 pics to shame

Just a side note... Hope you made sure that all suspension parts and arms are moving freely as the parts can be a little tight when new.
Ah yes one day till Friday Got my new HPI body painted, but my circle cutter which I bought was a piece of **** After 20 mins of trying to get it to cut out a circle in the rear window I had to give up and use the scissors :-(( The blade simply seems not to be sharp or hard enough to cut through the lexan :-((
I'll take some pics for Friday :-)

Almost put an order in for a 950 - serpent.at are selling them with a 140 Euro discount!!!!!!!! A price which is hard to resist!

Cheers, Mark.
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Old 08-21-2003, 01:55 AM   #3187
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Ah yes one day till Friday Got my new HPI body painted, but my circle cutter which I bought was a piece of **** After 20 mins of trying to get it to cut out a circle in the rear window I had to give up and use the scissors :-(( The blade simply seems not to be sharp or hard enough to cut through the lexan :-((
I'll take some pics for Friday :-)
Ok... Perhaps you're not using it correctly The circular cutter will NOT cut the lexan on the first run. You need to go a few times over the piece of lexan that you need to cut. Once that is done, use a sharp blade or a pair of scissors to give you an initial cut where the circular cutter made. Then gently use your hands or a pair of nose pliers to "tear" out the lexan piece.

Anyway, it is not as easy as it seems and can sometimes be time consuming... After doing a few bodies, you'll get the ins and outs of trimming the bodyshell and learn through the mistakes you make along the way. Why do you think I rarely post bodyshell pics?

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Almost put an order in for a 950 - serpent.at are selling them with a 140 Euro discount!!!!!!!! A price which is hard to resist!
Already sold your lens? How much is the car after discount? To race the 950 or any 1/8th scale for that matter, you need to get a tire truer too
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Old 08-21-2003, 01:58 AM   #3188
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Ah yes one day till Friday Got my new HPI body painted, but my circle cutter which I bought was a piece of **** After 20 mins of trying to get it to cut out a circle in the rear window I had to give up and use the scissors :-(( The blade simply seems not to be sharp or hard enough to cut through the lexan :-((
You just need to circle twice without cutting thru the lexan. After that drem a hole in the centre of the circle. Cut four lines from centre towards four edges(0, 3, 9, 12 position). Use your hand to tear down the 4 pieces one by one. It works for me.
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InitialD beats me
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You just need to circle twice without cutting thru the lexan. After that drem a hole in the centre of the circle. Cut four lines from centre towards four edges(0, 3, 9, 12 position). Use your hand to tear down the 4 pieces one by one. It works for me.
Hey thanks guys! Me being stupid again

InitialD - serpent.at are selling the 950 for 559 Euro (normal 698) also the .21 NovaMega 7P Evo5 MS for 384 (normal 512) - seem like some pretty big discounts!!!
The lens should sell for 5500 Euro! The current potential buyer is suddenly not so keen but I have someone else who wants such a lens, too. Lets see if the part with the money or are just full of hot-air!
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Hey thanks guys! Me being stupid again
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InitialD - serpent.at are selling the 950 for 559 Euro (normal 698) also the .21 NovaMega 7P Evo5 MS for 384 (normal 512) - seem like some pretty big discounts!!!
Woow, I would think the .21 engine cost nearly the same as some of the high powered modded .12 engines
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InitialD beats me
Heheh, more importantly, I hope I beat everybody else on the track
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Talking It's time to get that Friday feeling

Not quite Friday here, but it must be somewhere!

My first Stratus body (HPI) with my usual colour scheme.
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And the second one from the front.

No track time this weekend, still waiting for my spare parts to turn up.

Have fun! Mark.
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Hey! Paint that wing!!!

Seriously though, nice job, but you might want to trim the sides and the rear a little bit... it looks WAY to low. You definitely don't want it to scrape in the turns. that will definitely affect your handling.
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