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Old 03-18-2003, 12:22 PM   #766
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Are the rules for Europe different? I.e., are 5-port engines allowed?
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Old 03-18-2003, 12:30 PM   #767
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Hmmm, for that I am not sure, I know that when they run the worlds here in the US, the engine rules were the same as the US rules we have been using all the time. Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that they only allow 3 ports in Europe as well ?
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Old 03-18-2003, 12:31 PM   #768
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What engine would you recommend that is ROAR legal?

I currently have an OS TR that is extremely reliable, but would like to try something with more power.
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Old 03-18-2003, 12:35 PM   #769
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The TR is not a bad eninge at all for all but the highest level of competition, it should do the job just nicely. If was going to buy an all-out race engine today, I would probably get the Novamega MS race engine. It has a lot of features that make sense to me. I am not sure what type of porting the do on it. Someone told me that it is a more aggressive job than on the standard MS line, but I do not know for sure. For a large track, I would also use something like a 2691 Novamega pipe.
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There is also a lot to be said for reliabilitytoo. There is nothing more frustrating (and it takes all the fun out of the race) if you can't get your engine to run right. Trust me, I have been there. The more HP you get, especially when you start talking the modified engines, the harder it will be to keep them running right. For my casual parking lot racing, I really prefer to have an engine that I can just fire up and go play with, you rarely get beat by HP anyway, so unless you plan to race at a regional or nataional event, I would most likely just stay with that OS.
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Old 03-18-2003, 12:44 PM   #771
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Fronts EVW04E
Rears EVW06E

Both numbers are for 40 shore.
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Old 03-18-2003, 12:46 PM   #772
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Thanks for the info. What you say makes sense. I think for now I will stick with the OS TR. I will be racing tight parking lot tracks so there is no need for high reving engines. Once I improve my driving skills substantially, I will consider the switch.
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Thanks for your detailed responses. I appreciate it.

I tried going through all the steps again, and same problem. The clutch bell spins freely, but as tighten down the drive shaft screw/bolt, the clutch bell is unable to spin freely. If I do not tighten down the drive shaft bolt all the way, it feels like it should. I tried different amounts of shims, and it made no difference. Any insight?
Did you add a shim before the flywheel? Wht is the size?
You might want to remove that shim.
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Old 03-18-2003, 02:14 PM   #774
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Make sure you have your black shoes in the right direction when you install the clutch.
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Old 03-18-2003, 02:41 PM   #775
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I have the thinnest shim between the collet and the crankcase bearing. As for the clutch shoes, there is only one way they will go, and it is opposite to what the manual shows...
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I have the thinnest shim between the collet and the crankcase bearing. As for the clutch shoes, there is only one way they will go, and it is opposite to what the manual shows...
Remove the shim. I did remove mine.
Take some pictures to show us, maybe we could see a better picture.
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Well guys,

reassure me that I have made the right choice in joining the Snake Pit .

Its been 10 yrs since I last raced a snake and 15yrs since I last owned one.
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Well guys,

reassure me that I have made the right choice in joining the Snake Pit .

Its been 10 yrs since I last raced a snake and 15yrs since I last owned one.
Well I only jump from the StreetSpec version to the 705, and belive me there's a big difference

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Old 03-18-2003, 08:46 PM   #779
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I have the thinnest shim between the collet and the crankcase bearing. As for the clutch shoes, there is only one way they will go, and it is opposite to what the manual shows...
Just try turning the black shoes around......just try it first and see what happens ..... what do you mean you're doing the opposite?
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Old 03-18-2003, 11:28 PM   #780
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The manual shows that the clutch shoes are installed so the the trailing end is counterclockwise from the non-trailing end. However, when installing the shoes, it is the opposite (i.e. the trailing end is clockwise). When the engine turns over, the flywheel will turn counterclockwise. Thus the trailing end of shoes will follow the non-trailing end (when installed the way they fit, not how the manual says). Does that make sense? I think it is just a mistake in the manual.....

Pit-racer, any input into getting an engine? fmolzer has a pretty convincing arguement to stick with the TR......
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