Redcat Racing Support Moderated Support Forum for all Redcat Racing Cars, Trucks & Buggies

Clutch Slice- Quick Question

Reply
Old 04-25-2006, 07:09 PM
  #1
Connormon
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Posts: 322
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Clutch Slice- Quick Question

Hey i was just wondering how to go about getting the clutch spring around the clutch slice..any easy ways?
Connormon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2006, 07:15 PM
  #2
ehroof
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: howard beach, NY
Posts: 16,490
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Clutch Slice- Quick Question

hook the spring together, put around clutches, then put clutches on flywheel, its kinda hard to get the spring around the shaft of the engine if you leave the clutches in not to mention you can mess the spring up by stretching it out.
ehroof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2006, 07:19 PM
  #3
Connormon
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Posts: 322
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Clutch Slice- Quick Question

ok thanks, and judst outta curiosity how does the slice/ spring break? to prevent further mishap
Connormon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2006, 07:22 PM
  #4
ehroof
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: howard beach, NY
Posts: 16,490
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Clutch Slice- Quick Question

its not your fault, its a design flaw with the redcat springs, i hope you bought the traxxas 4146 or 4146x spring.

ps: its actually a clutch shoe not slice even though the manual says that, if you got to a hobby store and ask for a clutch slice with spring they would laught you out of the store.
ehroof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2006, 08:07 PM
  #5
Xeller8
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: York, NE
Posts: 473
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Clutch Slice- Quick Question

"Clutch slice"

That STILL makes me giggle.
Xeller8 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2006, 08:09 PM
  #6
Connormon
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Posts: 322
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Clutch Slice- Quick Question

yeah i called it shoe then someone told me slice...i always thought it was shoe but my fingers wanted to type slice. Oh well thanks. Yeah i just put the "shoe" on and first run the hook on the spring broke. Where can i get JUST the spring?
Connormon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2006, 08:13 PM
  #7
ehroof
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: howard beach, NY
Posts: 16,490
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Clutch Slice- Quick Question

i dont know about the spring, but i would suggest getting the traxxas 4146x, it comes with shoes but i would use the old redcat shoes just put the traxxas spring around them. it will way outlast the redcat spring. i have had it in my volcano for 20 tanks.
ehroof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2006, 08:13 PM
  #8
Xeller8
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: York, NE
Posts: 473
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Clutch Slice- Quick Question

You should be able to find the Traxxas spring (or ANY better spring) at your LHS...just take it in and compare.
Xeller8 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2006, 08:18 PM
  #9
Connormon
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Posts: 322
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Clutch Slice- Quick Question

my LHS is not very L any more. about a 30 min drive.
Connormon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2006, 08:19 PM
  #10
DiTi
 
DiTi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: , MA
Posts: 202
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Clutch Slice- Quick Question

same here... it sucks, I am out of nitro and probably I will receive it sooner in the mail than I will get the chance to drive down there...
DiTi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2006, 08:20 PM
  #11
ehroof
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: howard beach, NY
Posts: 16,490
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Clutch Slice- Quick Question

thats why there's tower hobbies but 30 min drive or wait 3-5 days for spring, i would have to turn the key.
ehroof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2006, 08:22 PM
  #12
Connormon
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Posts: 322
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Clutch Slice- Quick Question

yeah my "LHS" just closed down. They had horrible service anyway. Never had ANY parts in, and it cost me alot of money for them to install 2 parts a while ago..which i can do now,but was new at the time.
Connormon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2006, 08:22 PM
  #13
Xeller8
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: York, NE
Posts: 473
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Clutch Slice- Quick Question

My LHS is a little over a half hour away too...but when I need stuff....I just.......GOOOOOOOOO!
Xeller8 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2006, 08:24 PM
  #14
DiTi
 
DiTi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: , MA
Posts: 202
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Clutch Slice- Quick Question

yeah they are great... no way they can run out of nitro :P
the only thing is that it takes 5-6 days for my orders to arrive...
I hear they 've been around for a loooong time right?
DiTi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2006, 08:26 PM
  #15
Connormon
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Posts: 322
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Clutch Slice- Quick Question

Yeah but im assuming you have a car. I've still a year to go till i aquire a car. but when i do i probably wont mind...besides outrageous gas prices...$3/ gallon..!! whish nitro only cost that much.
Connormon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2006, 08:27 PM
  #16
ehroof
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: howard beach, NY
Posts: 16,490
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Clutch Slice- Quick Question

there is a place in the city, american hobby center, i want to check and see if they have a website, its a huge place, a little more than your local hobby srote, as far as tower, they have been around for many years.
ehroof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2006, 08:30 PM
  #17
ehroof
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: howard beach, NY
Posts: 16,490
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Clutch Slice- Quick Question

http://www.ahc1931.com/index.php or my lhs http://www.brooklynhobbies.com/
ehroof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2006, 07:17 PM
  #18
dabo12367
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Duxbury, MA
Posts: 44
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Clutch Slice- Quick Question

Hey DiTi, I live in S.E. Mass. and I don't have any LHS close to me. There used to be a HobbyTown in the Hanover Mall but no more. That was about 15 miles away but it was worth the drive. Now I have to order all my parts, including fuel and plugs online. It sucks but there is nothing I can do about it.
dabo12367 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2006, 09:59 AM
  #19
Team Knowitall
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Born in East LA, CA
Posts: 402
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: Clutch Slice- Quick Question

Quote:
ORIGINAL: ehroof

ps: its actually a clutch shoe not slice even though the manual says that, if you got to a hobby store and ask for a clutch slice with spring they would laught you out of the store.
.

LOL in the new Volcano manual it's a clutch CHIP

But, yeah, what ehroof said...use the traxxas clutch spring 4146 or 4146X...I had a clutch spring break on a Tornado BB this weekend[:@]
Team Knowitall is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:29 AM.