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Old 01-06-2005, 01:50 PM   #1
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I have a Team 1 stock motor in my TC3. lets say Ive run it about a dozen times. What should I be doing to keep it running smooth.


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hi all

I have a Team 1 stock motor in my TC3. lets say Ive run it about a dozen times. What should I be doing to keep it running smooth.


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It depends on how competitive you want to be. I would recommend cutting the comm atleast every 3 runs lightly and serrate the brushes the same time and also clean the inside of the motor with a motor spray/brake cleaner and polish the armature shaft with 2000 grit sand paper and finish with a metal polisher and re-oil the both bushings every run.
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After a dozen runs on a stock motor I'd assume your brushes are pretty badly burnt and your somm is pretty scored. The com does need to be turned every few runs, even in stock. Brushes, as long as they're not too discolored or pitted, clean them up and run them until they're showing some discoloration. They're done after that. The more often you cut the comm, the better your motor will run and the longer it will last. If you go too many runs and scorch it, you'll have to cut too much off it to get it true and this will shorten the life.
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Is there anyone here at trackside can help me with my motor? I don't want to run it to the ground but I don't have the money to buy the tools that are needed to tune it. (it may be too late already)


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