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  1. RE: Official Tamiya Sand Scorcher Re-Release thread

    I just finished my 2010 sand scorcher re-issue. It's all stock except for the aluminum rims. I'm running the stock 540 motor with a 7.2 Nimah hump pack. The paint is metallic orange laquer and white...
  2. RE: ReCat Delivered Yesterday.... In Repair Today- Not Happy

    I'll tell you what,
    I had a volcano s-30 (i know, a different truck all together) with the vx18 in it.
    I broke it in the correct way, took very good care of it, and all that. It would only go...
  3. RE: ReCat Delivered Yesterday.... In Repair Today- Not Happy

    "they acted like i was lieing and i drove this car into a wall at 40mph"

    ha ha...good luck wth that. these things won't go 40 mph down hill with a tailwind!
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    RE: volcano transmission

    yes, you can do it but i'm not sure what all is involved as far as parts. I know that some of the parts on the volcano s/v are different than on the volcano s-2 (which comes with the 2 speed).
    one...
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    RE: Volcano S30...Rear drive shaft

    it's not easy to get the rear driveshaft back in without having the front one fall out. I used a pair of needle nose pliers, a magnet and some very steady hands. loosen the transmission enough so...
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    RE: fixed dogbone, now new problem

    either a vise, or lay it on a flat hard surface, and use a hammer to gently pound it back straight. I had the same problem, and that's how i fixed mine.
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    RE: Volcano S30....Brakes..!!

    exactly...pull the transmission out (no need to remove the top plate if you have the stock plastic one). getting the driveshafts back in is a challenge tho. use needle nose pliers and a magnet to get...
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    I traded off my volcano today

    Well, i bought my volcano in Jan. 2009 and got rid of it today 10-18-09. ran about 3 quarts of fuel through it and had a blast doing it.
    I traded it for a 1:10 scale nitro dragster made by...
  9. Thread: Spur Gear

    by robriley
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    RE: Spur Gear

    a plastic spur gear is the way to go because it becomes the"weak link" in the drivetrain. if a plastic spur gear goes out, then all you mess up (normally) is the spur gear. if you run a steel spur,...
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    RE: clutch bell setup

    yes, the bell should spin free. you should be able to spin it very easily with your fingers. It should spin as free and as long as a non driven wheel on an r/c truck with bearings (like the front...
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    RE: back draft nitro spur gear

    all nitro trucks will eat spur gears sooner or later.
    setting the gear mesh right and frequently checking it will make a spur gear last for quite a while.
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    RE: Please help...!!!

    here's how to check for correct gear mesh.
    Take a peice of regular white printer paper.
    Cut a strip about 1/4 inch wide x 5-6 inches long. (The paper should be as wide as the clutchbell gear)
    ...
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    RE: piston and sleeve swap

    ummm, no they aren't.
    the .16 is smaller than the .18
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    RE: Engine problems

    i wouldn't even bother wasting the time to take it apart. i'd just send it in for a new replacement motor.
    you can't beat the engine replacement program.
  15. RE: Recommendations for shock oil in the Volcano SV.

    those sleeves that i am using are made by the tandy leather company, and they are 3/16". they are not stainless like i said tho, they are nickel. i thought they were stainless but i was wrong.
    the...
  16. RE: Recommendations for shock oil in the Volcano SV.

    i only have 4 of the t-maxx shocks on my volcano and it handles excellent. i don't do a bunch of big jumping, but i do jump it sometimes. to use the t-maxx shocks, you need to remove the redcat ball...
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    RE: Tornado fuel problem

    i don't know, but maybe something got into the carb opening where the line goes on?
    if fuel normally flows into the carb, you should be able to blow air into the carb as well.
    from what you...
  18. RE: Recommendations for shock oil in the Volcano SV.

    you don't fill the shocks all the way to the top with oil. fill them almost to the top, screw them together and then compress the shock with your fingers. if the shock is very hard to compress, then...
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    RE: Tornado fuel problem

    check the o-ring seal that's on top of the fuel tank under the cap. if there is dirt or something on it, it will prevent the cap from sealing tight, and you will not get any fuel pressure in the...
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    RE: she wont start

    is your idle still set to a 1 mm opening inside the carb?
    did you turn the truck upside down with the glow plug out of the motor, and pull the starter a few times to clear the cylinder of excess...
  21. Thread: Pull start

    by robriley
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    RE: Pull start

    oh yes....there are 2 stroke diesel engines.
    they are made by detroit diesel, and alot of firetrucks use them.
    they are v-6's, and they have both a turbo and a supercharger.
  22. Thread: Pull start

    by robriley
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    RE: Pull start

    ok...if you do spin the motor backwards you're saying metal to metal contact, no lube (from the fuel) will cause scratches.
    well, if you put a few drops of after run oil in the cylinder...you have...
  23. Thread: Pull start

    by robriley
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    RE: Pull start

    lol, how and why would turning it backwards scratch the piston?
    the engine doesn't know which way the piston is being turned...it just knows that it's going up & down.
    so what's the difference if...
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    RE: can it be done?

    i'm not familiar with the tornado, but...you should be able to do it.
    i would think that all you'd need is a bigger set of tires and/or rims, aller body mounts and of corse a body.
    you might want...
  25. Thread: Pull start

    by robriley
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    RE: Pull start

    if it's the same as a vx pull start, be careful. there is a mile long coil spring inside that will jump out and bite you like a cobra if you try to take it apart.
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