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Old 02-24-2008, 10:26 PM
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about the pull start you will have to see what the problem is by taking off the back plate from the engine
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:41 PM
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ok i fixed the problem i was having for good. i just asked my dad and it was like 30 seconds and it was fixed. hes amazing, thanks for helping me even though i didnt need it.
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:40 PM
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what was the problem?
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:35 PM
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well, got it in today, ran it for a while (one tank) does anyone have the problem with the pull starter getting in the way of the throttle? when I let off the gas somtimes it sticks, I looked and it looks like the starter rope gets in the way of the throttle being able to release all the way somtimes, anyone else have this problem? I am thinking about getting all my stuff on my wish list before placing an order, thankyou for link ehroof, do u have a converter for the starter so you can use a drill or somthing? that may solve the throttle sticking problem unless someone else has a good idea.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:40 PM
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also, what does a servo saver do? how hard is it to hook up?
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:50 PM
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change to a rotostart backplate.. will stop the problem with your linkage. The servo saver is the two steering linkage pieces between the upper plate and chassis. Its basically a shaft that is split with a spring for tension so when extreme force is put on it it will turn slower so it wont strip your servo gears. comes stock...

Just wanted to say whats up ehroof! got it going again..lol I'll behave....
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:09 PM
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ehroof, do u sell the roto start?
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:27 PM
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Here is a Sullivan Tigerdrive for my BB Pro. It works great with a Dewalt drill and has top access so you can start with body on. I got them at Tower Hobbies. Make sure you get the right bolt pattern for engine. This is for an Team Infinity .18

LXGFK4 Sullivan TigerDrive Hex Ball Drive Wand w/Alum Adapter
LXGFK1 Sullivan TigerDrive Gear Box Adapter 6mm Dtx/T-Maxx

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Old 02-26-2008, 05:45 PM
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well, i ran my car into a car, busted up my c-hub, tried to fix it, i fixed it wrong, fixed it again and i got it right.


i just took the shockwave out for a run and it was fun....until i ran it into a huge puddle that is always on my drive way. i didnt blow any servos or anything. it made a big wall of water to.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:59 PM
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I recently purchased a tornado bb. I need to get rear dogbones but, i do not know how many mm they are and can not find it on the web. can someone help?
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:02 PM
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I believe these are it
http://www.redcatracing.com/itemdeta...p?partno=06061

cheaper here
http://www.clermontmotorsports.com/servlet/Categories
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:34 PM
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:27 AM
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hi will i break something if i take the front driving shaft off to put it 2wd what will it do ?
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:03 AM
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hi will i break something if i take the front driving shaft off to put it 2wd what will it do ?

i did that once. nothing will break,b ut your car will be uncontrolable
you might want to take the front dogbones off as well
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:43 PM
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on ur second pic. what is that silver metal on ur shock tower? did u make that?
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:39 PM
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how far did you push the one way bearing in? on the website it says you have to push the one way bearing in further to make it work with this engine, it says the one way bearing will not contact the shaft enough and needs to be pushed in. It does not say how far to push it, is it supposed to be flush where the brass ring goes or should it stick out further than the brass ring?
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:08 PM
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oh boy did I get lucky, I bought a bunch of parts off a guy along with a non running rc10 with an os12 engine, he had the Sullivan Tigerdrive new still in the package, it is the one that fits the tornado, guess it was still in the package because it would not fit the os 12 or somthing, either way, I just put it on my tornado, I pushed the one way bearing in just alittle so the whole one way bearing would go on the shaft, it is nice to have that, so much better than the pull starter! I also got a Rustler 2.5, but it has been a pain to keep running, I am thinking I might have blown it up running it too hard, I might just get a new motor for it, if I do, I am thinking about getting the Sullivan Tigerdrive for it too! That fixed the problem with the throttle/brake thing hitting the pull starter. the lhs is out of afterrun oil, he said to use wd40, I oil the crap out of it, how much should I be using? any other insite on this car, I am very happy with it so far, I like it better than my rustler right now.
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:33 PM
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Anyone figured out a way to make a one-way out of the diffs? I'm thinking about ripping apart my rear diff and filling the gears with some jb weld. Definitely wont spin..lol Any other ideas?
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:33 PM
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I also got three new glow plugs, "the real mccoy" mc-59 think they would be ok to use, above they said to use an A3 what do u guys think about this plug are they any good?
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:38 PM
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never had a problem with the a3. i go with a os 8 when it's really hot out.
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:38 PM
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Yes, I made some doublers out of harder aluminum. Redcat BB Pro's are like butter.
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Old 02-27-2008, 11:28 PM
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ORIGINAL: tklemin

Yes, I made some doublers out of harder aluminum. Redcat BB Pro's are like butter.
They have thicker ones you can get.. Not a whole lot stronger though
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how do convert the tornado bb to a 2wd
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:23 PM
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you will have to remove the shaft running to the front diff and u might want to remove the ones running form the front diff to the wheels also
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why would you want 2wd on a buggy? all you get from it is a wavy unbalanced RC.
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