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Old 05-14-2007, 10:59 PM
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cut some of the stablelizer bar out were the gear hits and it will fit ,thats what you got to do
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Old 05-14-2007, 11:07 PM
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ok i will thanks i have one more ? should the teeth on the two gears line up when you screw them onto the cluch bell its like a few do but some are off set and dont lol hope i xplaned that good.
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Old 05-14-2007, 11:18 PM
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i dont know that much about the two speed clutch bell ,but i dont think they should line up becauce one gear is bigger then another,i just heard on this form about the hitting problem you had ,so thats all i know sorry
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Today i was out racing and my car died than started to smoke and it was 370f. I let it cool then i start it and its 280 still overheating but runs with optimum power whats wrong
turns out 370 was a false reading
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Old 05-18-2007, 05:34 PM
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WITCH SIDE OF THE CONNECTING ROD GOES TOWARD THE PULL START? HERE IS A PHOTO
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Old 05-18-2007, 05:52 PM
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bro, i honestly dont know, never had my piston out, i would think the hole should be twards the carb but i never had the piston out of the redcats
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:48 PM
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WITCH SIDE OF THE CONNECTING ROD GOES TOWARD THE PULL START? HERE IS A PHOTO
The curve at the bottom edge of the piston, in picture two, goes towards the carb as long as you haven't removed the piston from the con rod this would be the correct orientation.
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Old 05-18-2007, 07:54 PM
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hey guys, i heard the Futaba 2PL Magnum Radio is good and would it be compatible to the tornado bb. How would i install this radio, what kind of servos do i need to get and how many? And how would i install the servos to my car?
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Old 05-18-2007, 07:54 PM
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well here is what $40 and a tornado xp will get ya. hpi roto-start, rpm claws hubs and rims(cusom painted) hpi header, team associated tuned pipe(home anodized), tamiya cross tiger tires,ater market airfilter.
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on 1. upgrade your 2 speed clutch bell to: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...4&I=LXCLR2&P=K + http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...4&I=LXDHM0&P=K + http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...4&I=LXCLR9&P=K
----------you may need to widdle away a little of the upper plate post so the gears clear it-------
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On what part do u widdle away on the clutch bell and what do u use to widdle it away???

how would u install the hpi clutch assembly and the traxxas clutch sprink and shoes???
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i don't kno wat da problem iz but, da metal 4 my engine keeps coming lose. itz da one dat da pull start screws into. i put lock tight on it and everything. but once the car starts up, it runs until da plate becomes loose and den the car cuts off. the screws all seem fine, none seem to be bad. plus they all screw in tightly without a problem.
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Old 05-25-2007, 01:58 PM
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do you wait for the locktite to dry, do it at night and let it sit overnight.
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Old 05-25-2007, 07:33 PM
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Hey guys, I just received my car today and I'm in the middle of upgrading the clutch parts as listed on page one.

I have a few questions:

1. How do I remove the spur gears/bearings from the stock clutch bell?
2. Do I put locktite on the clutch bell before putting the spur gears on?
3. What do I use to grease/lube the bearings?

I was hoping to get the car broken in and running this weekend so any help is appreciated.
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Old 05-25-2007, 07:44 PM
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1. just push them out easily with a small screw driver

2. you put loctite on the screw that holds the clutch bell on

3. i use a fine point lube pen, usually its a teflon lube, has a small point so you can get in tight spots
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:46 AM
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I have a question. I put the HPI three peice set up one mine. I burned all three out in a matter of 3/4 gallon. The spurs were fine until the end when the pinions finally went. Is there a 17/22 that's hardened steel that is a direct fit? If so, do they last longer than the ali gears? Also, can I take new spurs to a machine shop and have them make some outta steel.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:40 AM
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i have rean my hpi 3 piece setup and the color is a little warn on them but it seems to be ok, i use it on my torndado and lightning, make sure you dont have the gear mesh too tight, there is an hpi 13/18 tooth clutch bell that is steel than needs a few extras to use, i use it on the tsunami because of the low gearing, it would make the tornado a low end monster, i posted what you need in the compaitble parts thread sticky on the top under tornado
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Old 05-29-2007, 05:36 PM
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hi does any one know any good replacment servos and a decent radio system please share if you know thanks
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http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...I=LXASX3**&P=0

Hey man, I haven't used this yet.. but i Hear it's good for the $$$. I have it on order for the car I ran in the pool. LOL... Trust me... They don't float or run on the bottom [>:] so we'll see .[8D]. Just the basics I guess....
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thats a good radio for the money, much better than the stock setup
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:48 PM
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Ehroof, Thanks.. I'll try those again, but if anything, I had the mesh too loose. Rolling the car back and stopping, the gears would spin for 1-2 seconds. I tried this after the paper mesh. Both times... toast. The buggies kis=ck a** though.. otherwise. It's really cool that everyone is here to help. Otherwise noobs (like me) would ditch.. Thanks man C-ya.. You need to check out FLA sometimes... LOL
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:52 PM
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i will one day and we will go to clermonts track so i can rule it for the day, lol. get a couple of each of the pinions bro, this way you can replace them when they start to wear. Your welcome bro, i am glad i could help you out!!!!!!
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:53 PM
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Yeah he will come to my track over in Clermont soon. Head on over whats it about 2 hours from ya?
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:59 PM
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I will soon.. I lived in Orlando for 8 years and have been through Clermont many times.. It's nice there. Gotta check you guys out man. Maybe a noob will come in and smoke ya... LOL Thanks again for all the help. Chubby's Uncle rules. You outta make t-shirts. Perhaps, My Other Car is an RC (insert name here)... I'll be there soon.....
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Just let me know.. anytime. I can leave the store anytime and go play.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:13 PM
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Will do man, I know I'll walk with an XP while I'm there . I'll call you to break it in first so we can bash... C-ya soon... [8D]
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