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Old 09-13-2005, 10:59 PM
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Matt -- what did you find out about your engine? Keep me posted.
I haven't been able to make any progress on it as of yet, but I'll follow your advice. From what I can tell, there seems to still be a good firm pinch. I won't know for sure until after I've cleaned it, right now I want to avoid damaging it further. Hope for the best, I'll keep ya posted.
Old 09-13-2005, 11:56 PM
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All you really need to do Matt is to take the backplate, carb and head off, then take out the piston and liner anf flush it with A LOT of WD-40.
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I was disapointed because after about 5mins I started losing power and by 10mins I didn't even have the power to make it over even the small double so I ran out of fuel at 14mins into the race. Got fueled, started and kept going... tuned by Eddie at 16mins then I could finally do something and I came away with 3rd. I was right there with Scott on lap times but I'm still not as consistant of a driver as he is yet so I wasn't expecting to beat him. This time I'll make sure my dad has a tuning screw driver with him when I make my pit stops.

Joel - I'm having no problems with fuel mileage. Running about 230 degrees it will last about 5 and a half to 6mins on fuel. Usually race tuned I keep it running about 250 degrees for some more power and the motors that haven't had dirt sucked through them lasted 5-6 gallons (using after run oil after everyday of running). The motors extremly easy to tune and doesn't throw any curve balls it lets you know if its running rich or lean. After looking at the main needle valve when I got home it was 2 1/4 turns (its normally at 2 1/2 turns) out after Eddie leaned it a little more then half a turn during the race so it must have been working its way out somehow while I was running.
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Shoot why don't we just make it an hour! All you have to do is have 2 buggies per person and instead of getting a re-fuel in the pitts - you just hand off your radio and pick up another radio to your second buggy that will be waiting ready to go!!! Every 5 minutes you switch out buggies!!!

OH - and lets have a LeMans start too!!!!

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Kevin -- I was working on my buggy last night and had a good 1/2 tank of fuel left in it from the race too. The filter was very dirty (I put on a clean one before the race) so I guess with all the continuous running and dirty air filter those engines leaned way out - I wonder what temp they were running at when the 20 minutes was up! My OS still had plenty of pinch last night when I took the clutch off -- so no harm done I guess. I thought you had the Mach .26 - Manders had no problem with it at all.

OH -- both buggies had clutch bell bearings go on them. So I would recommend that anyone running last weekend check out their bearings as it was mighty dusty. Particularly if you were running with metal shielded bearings (stock Kyosho) - while they provide the least friction - the metal does not do a great job of keeping out the fine dust and dirt like a rubber or latex shield does. I'll clean out the stock bearings and re-lube them and keep them for back-ups.
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Eddie - the other Eddie - we have to get a name for you! Are you bringing out your buggy on Sunday to race? Ya gotta do it!! HEY -- how about Big Ed?
Big Ed is cool, kind of like big head, I do have a big melon you know.
Yep I'm planning on being there on sun. and hopefully I will make it out on sat. to do some tunning.

Scott,
I'll bring some chips and beer for sun.
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thanks eddie
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How about Easy Ed?
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Joel I oiled the Prefilter on mine and it seems to work well. It was dirty but not completely covered. When I took it off the inner filter was dirty in the front where it took the brunt of the dirt but the back half was still clean. Not bad for a warm up run, a 5min heat, and a 20min main. Also thats probably why the "tune" wasnt effected. Im going to do my filters like that from now on. Under normal condition, like at Scotts, you should be able to just change the Prefilter and not the whole filter.
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I put in a new filter before each heat (no prefilter). After 20 mins the filter was very dirty and the engine actually started to run rich (less air in + same amount of fuel). No dust came through, all is good. Running the OS filter with Mugen foam.

No clutch problems either (Trinity/K-factory teflon).
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i had the same problem chris. dirty filter caused it to richen itself.ran out of fuel at the line.
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Neither of our filters allowed any dirt get to the engine either -- but the prefilters were covered. I too oiled the pre-filters because I knew that the track would get dusty. Looking at my filter last night after the 20 minute A I had dirt inside the screen of my engine saver air filter - but it never made it past the final stage foam filter. I guess I was lapped so many times that my car ate alot of dust!!! Shoot I think Scott lapped me about 100 times!! Not sure how many times everyone else lapped me! BUT I FINISHED THE RACE! And for me that is a big step. I told Manders before the race that the first priority in a 20 minute race was to finish - then worry about placement!

At Scott's I usually only have to change the pre-filter as his track is very hard packed and although it does get dusty - it is not as dusty as the Amherst track or Wayne's that last time I raced there the end of July. The dusty tracks are cool - they present a different driving dificulty which adds to the fun. Just have to be more careful with maintenance etc...


I am looking forward to Sunday -- I hope that we get some of that rain they are predicting before Saturday.

Eddie - the other Eddie - I think we will have to put your name to a vote over beer and burgers on Sunday!
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Too late for a change, Big-Head, I mean ED has arrived..
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Just got some info about Saturday.

$5 fee. This is only a small race with a few guys according to Homer.
Racing starts at 1 PM. Practice open from 8 AM.
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Ed, Edd and Eddie???? [&:]
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Big ED -- that is cool!


HEY BILL --- I see you out there! Are you comming to Scott's on Sunday?
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hey joel ive got all the trophys except the 2 special ones.ill get those tonight.
hopefully 8 trophys will make some people happy.
now we need trophy girls!!!
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maybe we can get Rodney to put a dress on????


This is great --- I am looking forward to Sunday!


MATT -- do you have an update for us?
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If Rodney wears a dress.....well.....
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Ohh dear.... looks like I am going to be really busy this weekend.
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Het guys I'm breakin in my engine and the darn thing wont stay running if I remove the glow plug starter?
Is this just the break in blues or what?
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Het guys I'm breakin in my engine and the darn thing wont stay running if I remove the glow plug starter?
Is this just the break in blues or what?
Basically yes.

What engine?
What plug and is it the correct length?
Is it runing real rich? If so try leaning it a bit.
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RB concepts S7
COrrect plug #6
Yes real rich during break-in.
I got 21/2 tanks thru it then my glow starter died.
I'll lean it out a little when it gets charged back up.

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ORIGINAL: Big-ED

Het guys I'm breakin in my engine and the darn thing wont stay running if I remove the glow plug starter?
Is this just the break in blues or what?
Basically yes.

What engine?
What plug and is it the correct length?
Is it runing real rich? If so try leaning it a bit.
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Try a new plug. Running that rich....
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Damn, Fast Eddie is likely to bail out for this Sat. []

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