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Old 07-15-2006, 08:09 AM
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Default RE: .28 in a funfactor? oh dear....

it sure looks the part mate, well done!

did u decide on where the batts will go?

is that a .21 sized pipe on there? it looks a lot shorter than mine... [8D]

and - are they the steel 47/44 spurs in there?

good luck with it, itll be bloody frightening!
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it sure looks the part mate, well done!

did u decide on where the batts will go?

is that a .21 sized pipe on there? it looks a lot shorter than mine... [8D]

and - are they the steel 47/44 spurs in there?

good luck with it, itll be bloody frightening!
I am going to try that rear mounted batt box, but for the time being, I will just strap a hump pack beside the fuel tank. The front will need some weight anyway I think.

The pipe is the stock one (I think) for the HPI savage. So it's actually for a .25 or whatever savages engine is.

I have the funfactor steel 47/44 in there now, I do have a spare set of the genesis 35 or whatever steel spurs sitting here too. Just incase it has too much low end. lol
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the gearing should be good mate, those big wheels gear the final drive up loads. it might even be too tall for wheelies...

if u get the chance, could u measure the over length of the pipe for me? i expect its 165-175mm, but it looks pretty short on the pics.

id love to hear how u get on with those ratios and how they wear. its hard to get the option parts in the uk, so feedback is important to me man, as i have to ship em from the US... and something might be brewing here...
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and something might be brewing here...
Glad to hear that

The pipe is 160 not including the little doodad that sticks out at the end for the mounting wire to go through.
Old 07-16-2006, 07:30 AM
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just spotted a battery box on ebay - 6 bucks...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CEN-Battery-Bo...QQcmdZViewItem
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Nice find, You don't see that many Funfactor parts on ebay. there were some magnum parts on there from a parted out one before, but I don't see any anymore...

Maybe I should be the guy parting them out.

I usually just order all my parts from custom rc cars, unless I see a super price on ebay. The rear batt box is only 5.99 form custom rc cars, and he usually gives a good deal and cheap shipping when I order a batch of parts.
Old 07-16-2006, 05:47 PM
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Just saw this and had to post up a link. Not sure how many of you visit the CEN forum, but check out this .46 funfactor.
Watch the vid too!

http://cenracing.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=1809#1809
Old 07-21-2006, 02:17 AM
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Started breaking this thing in, and the power, even at low throttle, is WICKED!
Anywho, I noticed that it is considerably heavier than it was stock, but I don't have a scale.
So, I added some shocks on the rear just to see, and with soft springs and some 25 wt. fluid, it's gonna work out really well.


Old 07-21-2006, 09:04 AM
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lol - that 46 is bonkers! bloody good going to get it in there too. i would be interested in its reliability with so many stock parts on there, if hes getting away with it, then all our efforts in mods have been for nothing!

Dustin - looking very solid there - any chance of a shot of the exhaust header side? tell u what - just spam a load of pics, show the rest of the guys just how easy it is to go completely mad with a poor funfactor!

I spotted ur concern in regard to ratios in the cen forum thread - just gimme a shout if u need any help there - ive tried em all i reckon ... but a single speed 15/44 combo works perfectly for me on maxx brick pins - just about keeps the fronts down and top speed around 45ish mph. mugen 3 shoe alloy clutch and 1.1 springs...

ps - well over 60 is possible with the right 2 speed gears and enough room/balls/tyre ballooning... have fun mate, and do try not to break anything... oh yea, lets have some feedback on those shafts with that motor too. i think im done now...excited for u tho, like a right child! lol
Old 07-21-2006, 01:27 PM
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Here's a few more pics's
I don't know how PP man manages not to break those stock shafts... I broke a few with the stock engine.
You should see some of the stuff he's done with the genesis... WOW
Seriously, check out the vids and pics sections here http://cenracing.com/phpBB/
He has done wicked sick stuff with the genesis and nemesis. He even has a .46 that he has ground out and custom ported.

I really do plan on keeping the 2 speed, and I want to break 65 MPH if I can. I have on year of college left, so I am pretty poor at the moment, but once that's over, I am to break 75 MPH with this truck. lol. Mybe a modded OS .30, or the .46 wtih a 2 speed and high gearing.

Would definately be fun to drag race some onraod cars then though. [>:]

Was looking at my genesis the other day, just got it a few weeks back, and I was noticing the cantilever shock system for the top shocks...
I can't very well fit 4 shocks on the front because there isn't room being that the turnbuckles move due to the steering and they would hit the shocks. But if I was to install a cantilever system(or whatever it is they call it) on the front, I could run 3 shocks up front and 4 on the rear. Might lok cool, and take away some of the stress on the 2 puny CEN shocks.
Force = Area x pressure right? so If you double the area of the shock pistons(add 2 more) you then half the pressure on them, and you have half the chance of a shock blowout on a heavy landing.

You can see on my exhaust system, I have the header mounted to the chassis witha bent coathanger wrapped around and soldered on. I need to do something nicer than that, but I tried migging it wtih no luck. I ran a good flow of CO2/Argon gas mixture and I tried standared wire, stainless wire, and aluminum wire, and they all would just kill the coathanger even on low heat settings and nothing stuck to the copper.....
THen I bent another piece of coathanger for the exhaust front mount.

Oh, and those shafts... STRONG as could be, The stock ones I can bend by hand, but these ones are extremely strong, and they are slimmer than the tmaxx ones wtih all that plastic, and they are a full 8mm all the way along.

I've kept a running list of things I've upgraded/modified in my RCU Profile...

STS .28
CT5 engine mounts
HPI BB Tuned pipe
"custom" header
PRP swift shafts, Drive cups, and hubs
ofna 125cc fuel tank
Cen threaded alum. front shocks
Steel spur gears
steel pinion gears
custom top plate
lay down steering servo
steel vented brake disc
aluminum brake seat
aluminum steering linkage
hardened diff gears
maxx sized bowtie wheels
imex romulins
ofna 17mm hex's
magnum front bumper
ARO shock towers
lunsford titanium turnbuckles
stainless linkage
Nova Racing 3 shoe alum. clutch,
Venom failsafe
traxxas reciever box
4 shocks on rear(Cen/MGT)







Old 07-21-2006, 01:38 PM
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OH, and I was going to ask if you have tried a genesis clutch bell and pinions? I though I'd read somewhere that someone had, but it was too big.

I had my bell off my genesis the other day and was looking, and it looks that if you werer to raise the engine up a bit(higher mounts)
It would be possible...
Old 07-22-2006, 10:54 AM
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i only looked at the genesis setup in the lhs, it was that big i laughed it off without offering it up... if uve got the bits, then give it a shot. not sure the bell will clear the brake seat will it?
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I'll give it a try in the next few days. I think I have a spare engine plate, so I can stack 2 to give it a bit more height.
Plus, I ground a bit off my brake seat when I was running the Genesis spurs. The spurs were so much smaller, I couldn't get the mesh tight enough without the flywheel hitting the brake seat.
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Plus, I ground a bit off my brake seat when I was running the Genesis spurs. The spurs were so much smaller, I couldn't get the mesh tight enough without the flywheel hitting the brake seat.
yep ive been there mate - dont u just love ur dremel...
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oh ps - one Honda is finished... typically its due a 60k mile service now... ouch. but thats one pretty much out of the way. S800 has developed a massive misfire, may well be down on 2 cylinders going by the racket its making [&o]... hope its not the head gasket... clutch bits are on the way tho!

Might even have some time for the remnants of my truck next week. Have to see what happens...

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Old 07-23-2006, 12:30 AM
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THats a CRX is it?
A friend of mine has a right had drive one over here, but it's painted bright orange. lol.

Restored to original specs or fairly well modded?

Too bad about the S800, its a sweet looking car.

I've got my plans to dump the 1500 out of the MG and fit in a nissan RB20DET turbo and 5 speed. 210 HP

No more 80hp 4 speed for me!

Found a british mechainc over here willing to do the swap for me (I don't want to fabricate my own mounts... too lazy)
Just gotta build up the cash!

And, I just rebuilt a 4 bolt main chevy 350, and Getting it ready for the Tr7

hehe!
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Yep, its a CRX. Just tidyed it all up, pretty much stock, added a decent CD player and some 15" Civic wheels and Goodyear F1 tyres.

S800 will be sorted very soon tho... better be anyway.

U guys are so lucky with all the V8s and cheap fuel over there - decent, 98 octane fuel here is over £1 a litre...

Good luck with the conversions mate, sounds fun!
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yeh, right now we pay between $1 CDN/L to$1.30 in eastern canada.
In the US it works out to about $.70 USD/L, which is stupid since western canada has the second largest oil and gas reserves next so saudi. Plus, there are refineries right in alberta

As far as the V8's. They are a dime a dozen. Usually you can pick one up that needs a rebuild for free somewhere, or go to a scrapyard, and you will pay maybe $500 for a running engine with alt.,starter, etc...
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Here you go, back from the depths! A worthy read for anyone with a Fun Factor or one of it's newer versions and a trip down memory lane for the people who posted in it! Wonder if Dr Honda is still around?
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u guys are crazy putting those engines in that car, ive never seen one but i think its f ing amazing good job. its really kool seeing that. Im thinking of putting one of those big blocks in my tower hobbies st-15 but i need money so it probly wont happen lol. But just giving u guys an applause. i love cen i got an arena.
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Ahhh . those were the days.. It seems so long ago now doesn't it.. Poor Judgement was a bad influence on alot of us with the MT2... The were fast with the stock NT16... crazy with the OS18 and jsut nuts with the BB... Great fun....
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So where are the pics of mine with the OS .30 in it? I expected them here... but no... did I dream it or what?

Aha!

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_45..._1/key_/tm.htm

Thats my trumpet blowing over with I think. Im off to get a beer...
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Yeh.. thats the one.. the one that started it all......
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Hey all,
I still mess with mine from Time to time, power is insane.

Been thinking about getting a Cen Mini and trying to put a BB in it...?

Hey PJ, everget your s800 sorted out? Time to apply the same theory to it as you did to the MT2..... More Power!

Havent touched any RCs for a whle now though... Been busy swapping my Midget's 50HP engine w/4spd fora nissan 250HP engine w/ 5 speed
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speaking of fun factor does anyone know where i can fun factor my bg is being a pain to find parts for can anyone help me out

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