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Old 01-24-2009, 06:13 PM
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Default About to order from HobbyThek, anything else I should consider?

I'm going to be ordering the large alloy motor mount for my FHMT from hobbythek:

http://www.rc-car-online-shop.de/lsh..._aluteile,.htm

and was wondering if there was anything else I should consider adding to my order so I dont have to pay shipping more than once.

The truck is mostly stock besides a pull-start prefilter and a new air filter with prefilter and velocity stack.

Also, could anything happen to the truck or engine for sitting for a few months without being touched or run? After I couldnt run it because of the mount I put it away till I could afford the part. Before I put it away I unplugged the electronics and ran the tank dry.
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:19 PM
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watch the shipping costs, something has changed with german post and insurance, I got about 10 small packs of shock parts, orings, alloy pistons shafts and seals, about $110 worth and they charged me $30US for shipping and it came in a box 24" by 18" by 3" stuffed full of newspaper with the packs on the bottom....crazy, the parts would have fit in a 10"x6"padded envelope and used to ship for $12. Insurance is mandatory now and it's based on value so costs the same as shipping a kg....
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:43 PM
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Damn that sucks. There really needs to be a US dealer that carries this stuff...
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:08 PM
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try www.largescalerc.com or www.bigboystoysandhobby.com most of the Marder items should work on a firehammer.
there are also other places in the statest that sell FG parts and hopeups includeing www.Davesmotors.com as well as www.pythonmotorsports.com most will be closed thru the weekend, but will be open monday. i would contact a couple of the US sellers and im sure within a call or 3 you ll find the parts you need here stateside.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:30 PM
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Some of those probably carry the gears and stuff but I think Hobbythek is the only place that has carson/smartech aluminum parts and those are the only ones that bolt right onto the FHMT. I think someone tried the large alloy motor mount for the marder and had to do grinding and I'm not looking to try that since I'm not that good with it. If I can find that exact part in the states I would be so happy since thats all I really need to get going again. I was just wondering if there was anything else I should get from there since I was already placing an order.
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email hobbythek with want you want just to see what they will charge, like i said it depends on the value
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:49 PM
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Get it from Aussie......wait one ill get the link


Ok here it is..... the large mount....They shipp for less $$ too

http://powerslideracing.com.au/index...oducts_id=1027

Dont buy the steel pinion there get that here for $23 http://www.largescalerc.com/index.as...OD&ProdID=1015
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:43 PM
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Forgot its in Ausssie $$$ 69..... so converted to US $$$ its less...$49 US for the alloy mount...I think its $15 for shipping
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Hot damn now thats what I'm talking about! Let me get my mortgage payment out of the way and I'll hopefully order that before the weekend is over. Do you know how long it takes to ship?

EDIT: Wow that mount looks alot different and smaller than the Carson alloy one. Is it still a direct fit on the hammer and will hold up like the Carson mount?

Now that that is settled, any input on any affects of the truck sitting for a couple months? Like I said, I ran the tank dry before putting it away and unplugged the electronics. Thanks guys!
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Old 01-25-2009, 02:37 PM
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The german mount is made by Hobbytech inhouse....yes the mount from aussie is a direct fit..

discharge your battery totally before charging it

You know how to set the gear mesh again when tightening the motor mounts right?
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A doubled over piece of paper between the layshaft gear and big diff gear right?

Should I hook up the battery to the truck and just work the servo for steering until it dies? I dont have a charger that can drain it before charging.
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The big alloy engine mount is a direct fit....I buy lots of items from powerslide...It takes about 10 working days to get the items shipped..no counting
weekend...Shipping cost is approx 15$......As to draining your battery..hook up a light bulb..say a 12 volt car bulb..like a turn signal one that will do
I have done that many times....Best to you my friend..AKASlawhammer
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