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Old 06-17-2005, 12:36 PM
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Ha! my engine arrived! cant stop giggling...

I read about another funfactor with this engine in - sounded quite good fun, if somewhat unreliable... gonna get some heavy duty bits together and see how it goes.

There is a vid in the vids section of a pirate 10 with this engine fitted, after i stopped laughing, i ordered one.

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HEY...let me know if it can do a complete backflip without touching the ground....
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Hey...let me know if you dont completely trash the car!!!!
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no faith...
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Old 06-17-2005, 09:29 PM
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I was going to pick one of those up for my X-Factor and put the .247 in the MT2 and I was concerned about parts breaking in MT2 knowing how the .247 motivates the X-factor.
At least we will get to find out how tough the rear differential is.

Of course we will need pictures and videos if possible.



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Old 06-18-2005, 06:07 AM
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i will see what i can do rolland. yea the rear end is my main concern, i do have hardened diff gears all round, so we will see... its the driveshafts that worry me most, but i have a plan for those!

gonna be a little while tho before its up and running - waiting on some mounts and clutch bell bits.

take a look at the ".28 pirate 10" vid in the vids section, thatll give u an idea of the stupidity of fitting this thing

hmm, my rally body fits over the engine much better than the truck body... .28 rally perhaps? i could gear that up to make some silly speed machine - was impressive with the 18...
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Old 06-19-2005, 09:37 AM
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What about taking the metal dirve shafts and parts to your local gunsmith and having them surface hardened that should help with the twisting. If one is not avialable try Brownells http://www.brownells.com/Default.aspx for the chemicals.




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Old 06-19-2005, 09:53 AM
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i thought about getting the blow torch on them, but on the last breakage it was clear that there was an inclusion in the material used that caused the break, they just need to be beefier, what with the tmaxx wheels on.
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You're nuts!!! That is going to be sooo fast. I think a failsafe might be in order! Can't wait to see the vids. What are you going to do about the manifold?
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im looking at a similar manifold to the one Antwar has used. pics of his are at the top(ish) of the last page of the tmaxx carrier thread.
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Old 06-20-2005, 12:06 AM
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i think my mt2 just broke from you writing that title! [X(]
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Antwar made that manifold by using a Savage header and the CEN header cut and spliced together. I you don't want to do that here are some links for the TC3 ones,
http://www.ofna.com/pipes-10.html
http://www.dynamiterc.com/Products/D...ProdID=DYN6626
http://www.dynamiterc.com/Products/D...ProdID=DYN6624


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yea i was going to go for the savage/cen manifold. im not keen on the tc3 ones, they look funny . hopefully i will have some mounts coming my way very shortly, so i will see then how it all fits before i start cutting anything up.

thanks again tho rolland!

dkf1979 - u should see my truck cowering in the corner, that damn .28 keeps peeking out of its box and shouting "Boo!" at it. very inhumane...
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This pipe uses a regular muffler
http://www.dynamiterc.com/Products/D...ProdID=DYN6624

What I would do is run the pipe with some sort of exhaust deflector out the back over the shock tower (wouldn't look good but will work) and get a Tiger Drive and mount it so you could start the truck from the side. Unless you can get that .21 size pipe to fit along side of the truck without it hitting the front tire. That motor is going to be rather restricted with a smaller pipe.


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Old 06-20-2005, 11:21 AM
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gonna see how the os pipe works out, and see what breaks with that fitted... if its all good, then i will see about the 21 pipe. not keen on putting it over and out the back, due to the wheelies etc. but thats all i can do if it wont go down the side.

im going to use quite tall gears, unsurprisingly i guess, to try to keep he fronts down, and hit some silly speeds on the beach.
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Are you going to stay with the Genesis gears? I so, I suggest using the Genesis clutch, flywheel and clutch bell. From the diagrams that I have seen you should be able to swap the pinions around. A 17/21 combo should get that moving.



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Old 06-20-2005, 06:34 PM
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sticking with the gen gears. have u seen the gen clutch bell? its huge! too expensive here too, gonna go with a savage setup or an ofna buggy jobby, or a bit of a combo... not sure yet, lost inspiration a bit...
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I cannot believe you lost inspiration...... I can't wait to see this thing finished.. its going to be a monster.... I would stick to the steel gears with reg clutch bell... My friend has the Genesis and there is no way the clutch from that will fit unless you raise the engine or cut out a bigger hole in the chassis...
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regular pinions dont last more than 5-6 tanks with these spurs, im afraid. no choice but to go to steel on those too. thats why im going with the ofna steel bell... i think... the 11-15 one, i think there are other ratios too, i need taller than those really... but wellll....
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Poorjudgement, the Savage clutch bell is a single gear unit. It doesn't shift in the same way as the CEN does, you could always run it as a single gear truck like it was a buggy maybe?
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aye thats reet! but i mean the savage clutch, and the ofna bell.

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I know what you mean about losing inspiration. When I was trying to get the Savage arms to fit, I got kind of sick of it and gave up on it in the end. Its very easy for us to sit here and see how you are getting along, but actualy trying to find parts to then modify them to fit is a daunting thing. Maybe if you let it sit for a while you will get a new enthusiasm and let the project progress at its own pace.
I recently had a bit of a brainwave with regards to the wider arms but I'm waiting for the Matrix release before I can do anything about it.
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trying to find parts to then modify them to fit is a daunting thing
then u have to pay for the b4st4rds!
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Then when you've paid for it and cut it up, it still doesn't fit and you throw it all in the bin! Makes you wonder why you bother sometimes eh?
Then you take the truck out and blast it down the track or beach or wherever and its all worth while after all.
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doesnt fit? throw it away? i dont understand...

make the bugger fit!!!!
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