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Old 05-07-2007, 10:08 AM   #6436
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gansei when you say rear chamber are you refering to a extra filter on pressure line or a boost bottle ???
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:32 AM   #6437
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gansei when you say rear chamber are you refering to a extra filter on pressure line or a boost bottle ???
It's a pressure chamber inserted between exhaust pipe and fuel tank.

BTW, Gansei, you are still coming to FEMCA right ??

99% I'm going to race FEMCA too...... but I don't expect to pass 1/4 finals. The FEMCA commitee is inviting me to join, ......maybe because there are more seats still available than expected.
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:37 AM   #6438
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It's a pressure chamber inserted between exhaust pipe and fuel tank.
yes.. you are right..
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ok got that
Now its sorted

asw7576 thats cool that you gonna run the FEMCA event ,have fun and use the opprtunity to learn as much as you can from the big boys
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:39 AM   #6440
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ok got that
Now its sorted

asw7576 thats cool that you gonna run the FEMCA event ,have fun and use the opprtunity to learn as much as you can from the big boys
asw7576..

i will arrive jakarta in 2007/05/18

But the Twin circuit will be closed for repairing until 05/20

so i have no works for two days.

can you susggest the best massage club near to ATLET CENTURY PARK HOTEL?
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Old 05-07-2007, 04:55 PM   #6441
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Hey guys heres my new shell to run the state titles in Adelaide and here in Perth. didnt turn out how id like it , Air brush shat itself part way through. but here it is anyways
SerpentD has set the benchmark for painting shells. Pretty good job Patto, what brush were you using? Paashe or single action cheepo? My one took a bit of getting use to.
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SerpentD has set the benchmark for painting shells. Pretty good job Patto, what brush were you using? Paashe or single action cheepo? My one took a bit of getting use to.
$20 bunnings job.
prblem is paint splattered on the old airbrush as i was trying to use the black to fade. so messy messy. got a cheapo and finished it off. may look at another shell to get it right. but stickers are a wonderfull thing arent they can hide anything with them not trying to set a benchmark at all. just tried something different, and bit more colorfull
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Old 05-07-2007, 05:07 PM   #6443
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Very nice Patto! If looks could win races then you'd be a winner straight away.
You about ready? Best of luck my friend.

IDM Evo 3 Powering you on?

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the IDM i never got a chance to get it up to temp, had issues as stated earlier, i always say "its more the operator than the car" and how true that is but great top end even running very cool, bottom was boggy, but more to come.
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OK. I have been researching and have decided to join the W.I.C.A Racing Team (What I Can Afford). So I have decided to go with a Mongoose G4 (yeah, I know it's an older car. G4S is newer, better but ...). Now for a engine, I am leaning toward the JLR .12 Red Dot and a Spektrum DX2. Going this route for a couple reason:

1. Want to build a kit and
2. Want to stay at affordable

OK, here is my question, what are the basic parts to have in the bag when I head to the track? What breaks first? Shock towers (stock or graphite)? A-arms?

Thanks folks.
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:01 PM   #6445
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Hey All,
I managed to get the weight of the car down, from a fat 1840g, eventually to a respectable 1762g. Ready to race.
This is with the following on:

4mm Chassis
Speedshot front
ED Trans
Alum' servo mounts
Front gear diff'
Alum' side braces.

It can be said why put this stuff on if it's going to make the car too heavy.................?
Well, if it wasn't for the weight increase, the above parts are all advantageous I think in stiffening up the whole car. Especially for those high tracion tracks.
The weight reduction was acheived with,

Fitting Titanium Pivot balls and screws.
Some milling work done on the chassis(4mm) Reducing the weight to stock chassis.
Removing the handle and making a new tank support.
Removing the 5th body post and again making a new tank support.
Removing some material from the front bumper.
Fitting the thick carbon bumper top plate.

Here are some photo's where I have tried to show these modifications to the car.
I'm not that brilliant with the camera, as Patto has pointed out......lol. But hopefully you'll see what I've done.
The improvement in chassis stiffness was remarkable! Plus, it still looks cool.
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I managed to get the weight of the car down, from a fat 1840g, eventually to a respectable 1762g. Ready to race.
This is with the following on:
That's very good. You certainly don't want to be lugging all that extra weight around. Do you already have the lightweight 2-speed shaft? How much lighter is that?
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VA,

You'll generally need the following (I've broken them all... )

Steering knuckles
Rear hubs
Shock ball cups
Steering ball cups
Front and rear arms

Also, on the front and rear arms, you'll notice there are two shock mounting positions. I'd recomend you fill whichever mounting hole you are not using with a grub screw to add a bit of strength here as well. This tip I think was originally posted by Gansei and it will help extend the life of your lower arms. When it is left empty there is a higher chance of stripping out the lower shock mounting ball - in many cases this is fatal to the arm.

If you are in the US, check with Raceday Hobbies. I think Sam was considering putting together a perimiter kit which would include most of the easily broken items, and the beauty is that all of the bits were interchangeable between the G4 and the G4S.

All in all the car is pretty strong and will take a fair amount of punishment. Things tend to improve as your driving skills increase and you stop hitting things. At least that's what they tell me (I'm still waiting )
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That's very good. You certainly don't want to be lugging all that extra weight around. Do you already have the lightweight 2-speed shaft? How much lighter is that?
You know, I never did get a weight from them. Although now, the G4s kit comes supplied with the 'lighter' two speed shaft I believe.

I think K Factory should look into extending their line of titanium parts to include not only Pivot balls, but parts like screw kits and Transmission parts too.
I think the two speed shaft as you've pointed out would be a good place to start in lightening the transmission.

Just my thoughts.

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