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Old 02-07-2007, 11:59 AM
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:14 PM
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I have a lazer temp gun what part of the engine or heat sink do you read or aim at?
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Old 02-07-2007, 09:34 PM
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I aim straight down at the glow plug
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cool thanks. or would it be best to just to find the hotest reading on the top of the engine?
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:39 AM
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what suspension pieces do i need to convert my suspension to the tornado bb
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:25 PM
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it cant be done, i tried last year, topspeedtoys sent me the parts to convert it but it was just not possible, i still needed more parts to try to do it, its not worth it, your better off buying a car with the pivot ball suspension.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:19 PM
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Is there a starter that can be used on the BB instead of a pull? If so, how does it assemble and what do I need
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http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXMVE0&P=7 this replaces the pullstart, its a direct bolt on, take the pull start off and put this on, you will need a 7.2 volt battery with a charger for the battery in order to use it.
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another question. I let someone use while I was at work. I get home and the car wouldn't start. So I called Redcat to set all adjustments back to original(they were changed). Still wouldn't run, I pulled out the Idle screw found it was damaged and burred. Replaced with a HPI one. I got the car where it will start(hard to do) but will not stay running, when I apply the brake it stalls. Would it be a carb problem now and is ther a HPI carb I can use? I can't get it to adjust correctly and there is alot of fuel/oil that pours out of the muffler when I angle the car. Please help, I wanted to go run it today.
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Old 02-10-2007, 09:59 AM
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sounds like throttel linkage adjustment, look at the carb opening when you hit the brake, if it closes the opening then the linkage needs to be adjusted, if not it can be the clutch spring, check out the clutch upgrade sticky. the tuned pipe holds oil so when you tip the car to the side it drips out. also try 2 1/2 out on the high needle and flush with the collar on the low needle.
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:10 AM
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I'll try the high, the low is flush. I got the HPI clutch bell and pinnon gears and clutch(2pc) from tower. how hard is it to change. I can't find anything such as a print of assembly
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:13 AM
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when you are ready to do it let me know an i will help you out and post pictures, dont change the clutch bell unless you change the clutch spring, it will go bad eventually and you will have to remove the engine again, it sounds like the spring is your problem.
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:16 AM
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ok, I plan on chaging it all anyway. I got the new clutch/springs and gears. I am planning on changing in a few minutes. Thanks for your help
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:26 AM
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also I worked the throttle back and fourth with the reciever, it looks as it gets stuck, jumps in the same area everytime. like there is something catching them gets past that point and goes to brake. But rotory doesn't return open when in neutral
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you need to raise the idle screw so it keeps it open
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ok, now when i apply the brake, it stalls. other than that it runs. and I checked temp, its about 219
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Old 02-10-2007, 03:06 PM
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you have to raise the idle screw, when you apply the brake its closing the carb, turn it clockwise until its stops stalling when you hit the brake.
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ok, feel stupid. you can tell I'm a noob. Does the brake suppose to be loose(dangling sorta) or tight. how do I get to the 1 screw to tighten if needed
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Old 02-10-2007, 05:06 PM
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it should be a little loose not tight, there are 2 screws that hold the pads, allen heads, one on each side of the pad
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how does the clutch springs go, I have the 2 pc not the traxxes. I found the original spring missing, the bell gears were strip and the high/low gears strip
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Old 02-10-2007, 05:51 PM
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this is the clutch http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCFR3&P=M
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this should help you out: http://www.hpiracing.com/graphics/in...tro3EVO_25.jpg enlarge and you can see exactly how they go
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Ty very much
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your welcome bro, let me know how it works out
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