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03-17-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By fyrstormer

I recently managed to source an aluminum...

I recently managed to source an aluminum upper-rear brace for this car. I needed to de-anodize it to remove the champagne-colored anodizing so it would match the other aluminum parts, so I decided to...
03-17-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 430,714
Posted By fyrstormer

Wow, 6 months and no love in this thread. For my...

Wow, 6 months and no love in this thread. For my part, I finally started to chip away at installing the FS-40 in my Revo. It looks like the flat-plate adapter that someone suggested months ago is...
Forum: Nitro On-Road
03-17-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By fyrstormer

Interesting, I use Tri-Flow on my bicycle chains....

Interesting, I use Tri-Flow on my bicycle chains. There are two formulations for their spray: a "wet" formulation with lots of oil and a "dry" formulation with wax instead of oil. Which version are...
03-17-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,217
Posted By fyrstormer

Doing it over the summer when you're not busy...

Doing it over the summer when you're not busy with school sounds like a great idea. Let me tell you what will happen if you decide to wait until you're finished with school: Assuming your education...
03-17-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,217
Posted By fyrstormer

That looks super cool. It's hard for me to gauge...

That looks super cool. It's hard for me to gauge the size of the assembly in those photos; I see from a schematic that the engine mount holes are 58mm apart left-to-right, so I'm guessing the...
Forum: Chat Lounge
03-17-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 210
Posted By fyrstormer

Honestly? eBay. All the major retailers have a...

Honestly? eBay. All the major retailers have a presence on eBay nowadays, in addition to the smaller retailers, and having them all aggregated into the same place makes searching for obscure parts...
03-17-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,217
Posted By fyrstormer

Partly experience and partly logic. I have owned...

Partly experience and partly logic. I have owned turbocharged cars before, and I've done work on them to get more horsepower, which involved learning about the ways in which supercharged/turbocharged...
Forum: Chat Lounge
03-15-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 3,552
Views: 48,715
Posted By fyrstormer

That depends on how good-looking his wife is. We...

That depends on how good-looking his wife is. We need pictures of the merchandise to provide a fair assessment.
Forum: Chat Lounge
03-14-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3,552
Views: 48,715
Posted By fyrstormer

If you think ideally-tuned nitro engines don't...

If you think ideally-tuned nitro engines don't make smoke, then that explains a few things.
Forum: Chat Lounge
03-12-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 3,552
Views: 48,715
Posted By fyrstormer

To-date the only upgrade parts my Summit has...

To-date the only upgrade parts my Summit has needed are one replacement micro servo, a front bumper support, and a steel front-center driveshaft. All the other upgrades I've done were because I...
Forum: Chat Lounge
03-12-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,333
Posted By fyrstormer

Then I will still be 66 years old, and my...

Then I will still be 66 years old, and my girlfriend will still be 70.
Forum: Nitro On-Road
03-12-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By fyrstormer

As long as the grinder doesn't damage any of the...

As long as the grinder doesn't damage any of the fiber layers, the belt should be fine after grinding. It's the fiber layers that give the belt its tensile strength; the rubber layers just hold the...
Forum: Chat Lounge
03-11-2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,333
Posted By fyrstormer

I was just doing a little math. If all goes well,...

I was just doing a little math. If all goes well, he will graduate from high school in 2036, and I will be 54 years old. If he has a kid at age 30, I will be 66 years old, and my girlfriend will be...
03-09-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 221,510
Posted By fyrstormer

It does? I wonder why they made that change?

It does? I wonder why they made that change?
Forum: Chat Lounge
03-09-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3,552
Views: 48,715
Posted By fyrstormer

The Optima actually uses 1.7" tires, not 2.0". Of...

The Optima actually uses 1.7" tires, not 2.0". Of course you can fit larger wheels and lower-profile tires if you want, but then you lose the vintage look.
Forum: Chat Lounge
03-09-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 3,552
Views: 48,715
Posted By fyrstormer

I own an Optima. It's a nice buggy, but the stock...

I own an Optima. It's a nice buggy, but the stock tires are crap. (what else is new?) JConcepts makes tires for the RC10 that fit, if you can manage to find them in-stock anywhere.
Forum: Chat Lounge
03-08-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,333
Posted By fyrstormer

LOL @ calling him a "crawler". Why did I never...

LOL @ calling him a "crawler". Why did I never think of that?

He's not quite there yet, though. At this point he's still just a roller:

http://i.imgur.com/BmNLvjk.jpg

As you can see, I'm...
03-08-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 25,294
Posted By fyrstormer

I don't believe in using tire sauce. If your...

I don't believe in using tire sauce. If your tires taste bad, buy better tires.

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Seriously though, the first step to getting sticky tires is to WASH THEM. If you don't scrub them clean...
Forum: Chat Lounge
03-06-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3,552
Views: 48,715
Posted By fyrstormer

When I made the same point in this same thread a...

When I made the same point in this same thread a few weeks ago, I got pretty thoroughly shut down and I was reminded that the forum owners and mods can do what they want and aren't accountable to...
03-06-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 936
Posted By fyrstormer

If you want to bash in the woods, you don't want...

If you want to bash in the woods, you don't want any kind of nitro buggy. They are built for short grass and gravel, at most. You want either a truggy or a monster truck.

I've been contemplating...
Forum: Chat Lounge
03-03-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,552
Views: 48,715
Posted By fyrstormer

Goddamn dude, that's hardcore. The only time I...

Goddamn dude, that's hardcore. The only time I ever rode that hard was right before my nervous breakdown, when I was burning off nervous tension by way of sheer physical exhaustion. (it turned out to...
03-03-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,734
Views: 410,201
Posted By fyrstormer

Looks great. Has it ever been run, or is it a...

Looks great. Has it ever been run, or is it a shelf queen?

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Any chance someone has a Tamiya 54231 carbon-reinforced chassis? I'd like to upgrade my TA-05v2 but I can't find that part...
Forum: Chat Lounge
03-02-2019, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3,552
Views: 48,715
Posted By fyrstormer

Especially with the parts I bought for it a...

Especially with the parts I bought for it a couple years ago. I got an 8-speed internal-gear rear hub and a pair of drum brakes that sound lame but are perfect for just cruising around because they...
Forum: Chat Lounge
03-02-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3,552
Views: 48,715
Posted By fyrstormer

I live in an apartment; I have no garage. I have...

I live in an apartment; I have no garage. I have a double-decker wall rack for my bikes, but both spots are occupied. I could move one upstairs into the storage room, but first I'd have to clean out...
Forum: Chat Lounge
03-01-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3,552
Views: 48,715
Posted By fyrstormer

I've had a problem for the past couple years....

I've had a problem for the past couple years. (well...I've had problems for a long time, but not this specific problem.) I own two bikes; I barely ride them anymore, but I am immensely attached to...
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