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Old 05-09-2006, 07:05 PM
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you just want to soak it a little. too much oil will restrict air flow. I just smear it all over the out side of it, just enough to change its color a little. and I clean it with soap and water every time it gets dirty and then re-oil it
Old 05-09-2006, 07:19 PM
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k sounds good.. ya i put it all over so that the color is all over, but not too thick
Old 05-09-2006, 08:49 PM
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My buddies duratrax manual suggests using a plastic bag, however, I use my k&n filter charger kit and I just "spray-on" the oil.
Old 05-09-2006, 08:54 PM
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ya that would have the same results
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sry but use a bag for what?
Old 05-09-2006, 09:17 PM
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Sorry,
you put the filter in the plastic bag, apply the oil, and work it in with your fingers. It keeps your hands cleaner.
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ic, thanks for clearing that up
Old 05-09-2006, 10:34 PM
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good idea, im doing that now
Old 05-10-2006, 11:09 AM
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would this os engine fit directly into my smartech winner sport buggy?

heard this is a great engine![link=http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/O-S-11880-18-CV-RX-w-11J-Rotary-Carb-OSMG2104_W0QQitemZ6057645203QQcategoryZ34062QQrdZ1 QQcmdZViewItem]engine<<<<<<[/link]
Old 05-10-2006, 07:25 PM
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Just for Kicks...how fast do your vehicles go? I got mine radared at 50 km
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Who had the radar?

Here are my 1st pics after day 1...
SMT CTS...
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Old 05-10-2006, 11:38 PM
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this might sound dumb but im new to the hobby and was wondering if anyone could explain how the two speed tranny works?
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when the vehicle reaches a certain speed (or a certain tranny RPM, if you will), a pin slides in the tranny which disengages first gear and engages second gear. Almost like a centrifugal clutch type system. There is no active gear switching on the operators part.


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this might sound dumb but im new to the hobby and was wondering if anyone could explain how the two speed tranny works?
Old 05-11-2006, 05:28 AM
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SWEET!!!!! I got my second video published on Google video! Check it out and let me know what you think!!!!!!

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Old 05-11-2006, 06:21 AM
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It's too bad I'd have issues getting my SMT on the plane or I'd come bash with you docphysics. I'll be in Long Island the week after next on business.
Old 05-11-2006, 10:03 AM
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That would have been cool. We're always looking for more bashers.
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LOL...two words for you regarding outakes.. ROTO START!!!


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SWEET!!!!! I got my second video published on Google video! Check it out and let me know what you think!!!!!!

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HA HA HA HA HA!!!! Yea, that was my friend Timmy. He just needs to figure out how these engines work. The first time it wouldn't start was cuz the barrel gap in the carb was like 1 micron instead of 1 mm, and the second time it wouldn't start was cuz he had a huge air bubble in the fuel line! I fixed it for him though.[8D]
Old 05-11-2006, 06:45 PM
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Yeah they are very good. I just got my bearings today. I'll prolly start stripping the car down tonight and replacing all the bushings.

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Just got my upgrade bearings from world_hobby in Hong Kong. Less than a week to arrive which is pretty good I think. Should remove most of the excess play from the wheel. Cheap mod for 11 dollars.
Old 05-11-2006, 08:29 PM
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First off This only applies to the front drive cups only. I'll post a note on the rear drive cups as I get to upgrading my rear bushings.

Ok here is the Jist of the situation. I've started ripping apart my commando to give it a total BB upgrade.
The stock drive cups are 31mm in length, My test Drive cups were HPI #A549 5x40mm Drive cups. The good new is that they fit perfectly. BUT there is 9mm of exposed shaft between the bearing surface and the drive pin hole.

This should be remedied by getting HPI #A556 5x32mm Drive Cup, unfortunately I don't have any of those to be sure. but it looks very promising. I'll probably pick up HPI #A556 for my LHS tomorrow and let you all know for sure.


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also ...........do HPI rs4 or mt2 drive cups fit the smartech............mine keep loosenig[:@]
Old 05-11-2006, 10:18 PM
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I finished upgrading all my Front, Rear and diff bushings to BB. Will do tranny tomorrow. Everything looks great. even took the time to pack the diffs with more grease. my only beef is that Smartech has 2 huge holes at the bottom of the differential. which makes it very easy to add grease to the exposed diff gear. but on the downside can possibly allow dirt to get in if the diff is not bolted to the chassis plate properly. but that will be dealt with another time.

back to my original theory about drive axels. after examining further HPI #A556 may work. but a shorter dog bone will be needed as
the flange on the cup sits why lower than the flange on the stock part. this in turn may affect the position of the drive pin hole.
once I get my hand on another unit then I can give some definates.
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Yeah thats a big problem with the smartech diffs. the wholes on the bottom of them just lets dirt in and it can really screw with your diff gears. I just used some electric tape to seal it off.
My BBs should be coming in soon. should help the car alot
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help guys!!!!!!! i have a BURNED CLUTCH AND I AM HAVING A HARD TIME TAKING THE CLUTCH BELL OFF , I DID REMOVE THE SMALL HEX SCREW THAT WAS IN FRONT OF THE BELL BUT IT STILL WILL NOT COME OFF [&o] PLEASE HELP NEWBIE[:@]
Old 05-12-2006, 10:31 PM
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It may take quite a bit of force but the bell will come off. the melted clutch shoes will be junk tho and you will be able to pry them out of the bell once you get the bell off. After you do get the bell cleaned out get the Duratrax white nylon shoes and double check the idle speed needle on your car or buggy to make sure the clutch is not prematurly engaging.


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help guys!!!!!!! i have a BURNED CLUTCH AND I AM HAVING A HARD TIME TAKING THE CLUTCH BELL OFF , I DID REMOVE THE SMALL HEX SCREW THAT WAS IN FRONT OF THE BELL BUT IT STILL WILL NOT COME OFF [&o] PLEASE HELP NEWBIE[:@]
Old 05-12-2006, 10:38 PM
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Finally finished upgrading my car inside and out to BB. Turns out the 2spd tranny was already BB. hopefully I'll be able to see how it performs once the level of mosquitos outside have gone down. it's vicious out there this year. The joys of living in cottage country! [:@]

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