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Glow Igniter.

Old 06-24-2007, 01:27 AM
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Default Glow Igniter.

Hey, everyone.
I need some help, it's a T-Maxx 3.3.
I'm tired of ripping the Glow Plug Connector wire so I'm deciding to remove it & get an Igniter.

Do I have to make any adjustments for the Igniter?
What is a good one to use?
I was thinking of buying a Dynamite RC one.
25 bucks isn't bad.

& also since i need a new Bell crank, I was going to order this one...is it worth it?

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXUL71&P=7


Thanks in advance for any help.
=]

Edit - Or should I just buy a better connector like this one...?

http://sonictronics.com/xcart/custom...cat=420&page=1
Old 06-24-2007, 02:04 AM
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Default RE: Glow Igniter.

I love using glow ignitors with my ez start. Fires up easier, my battery in the ez start wand lasts seemingly forever and to me it simplified trouble shooting. I am actually using a plug ignitor I got from my Dad's old Airplane, no clue what kind it is tbh.
Old 06-24-2007, 02:05 AM
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Any of 'em work just fine.
Old 06-24-2007, 02:41 AM
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Just an ad lib..But the stock wires for the ez start are very easy to damage. I've literally split the outer coat by just pulling it taunt in order to get the memory out of the line.
Old 06-24-2007, 10:28 AM
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Default RE: Glow Igniter.

i have a t-maxx 2.5 and i was tired of replacing the wire for the glow plug as well so i took some fuel line i had laying around and threaded the wire through it and now when my truck should roll the wire is protected buy the fuel tubing
Old 06-24-2007, 10:45 AM
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Default RE: Glow Igniter.

My truck fires up instantly now that Im using a glow plug ignitor. Im using the Hot Shot 2 my brother gave me. The ez start battery does seen to last a lot longer now that its only job is to turn the motor over.
Old 06-24-2007, 11:16 AM
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Default RE: Glow Igniter.

Oh yeah, I have that steering gear you were asking about; it does smooth out the steering a bit and makes it not as floppy.

I have this glow plug starter and it works great:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXSF52&P=SM
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Default RE: Glow Igniter.

I see.
So with the Igniter I can remove the EZ Start connector wire?
& as for the Bellcrank, is there any better out there?
I don't want to buy a stock replacement & have it break again.
It's been a month that I haven't gotten to use my Maxx!
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Default RE: Glow Igniter.

Sorry forgot to ask.
With the Igniter that's all I'd use to turn over hte motor?
Or would I still need to use the EZ Starter?


Hey, compstall...your avatar...SS or Z?
Old 06-25-2007, 04:35 PM
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Default RE: Glow Igniter.

You will use the glow ignitor and the ez start..But most glow ignitors are the size of an avg screw driver and will drop right into a pocket, unlike the ez start.

edit: You just pop the ez start wire off the glow plug and tie it off somewhere. I did that and just capped it off with some tape so incase my glow ignitor wasn't working then I could easily switch back to the ez start glow plug wire.
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Nice tip.
Thanks R6.
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ORIGINAL: Super_Sport

Sorry forgot to ask.
With the Igniter that's all I'd use to turn over hte motor?
Or would I still need to use the EZ Starter?


Hey, compstall...your avatar...SS or Z?
You use a combo of the glow plug ignitor AND the EZ start box as mentioned.

My avatar - Super Z
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ORIGINAL: Super_Sport


Hey, compstall...your avatar...SS or Z?
GET THAT GM CRAP OUTTA HERE!![sm=48_48.gif]..


Lol jk, looks like a Z 28 to me.
Old 06-25-2007, 04:55 PM
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Default RE: Glow Igniter.

Please...get your little rice burner out of here.
Hahaa, jk.

Hey...Comp, might be joining the F-Body family soon.
There's a 2001 WS6 for sale by my house... =]]

Ok, back on topic, alright I'll use that combo.
Sounds like any Igniter will do just fine.
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Default RE: Glow Igniter.

The only real suggestion I'd give is to think about if you want to buy something that has what 6speednissian is talking about, a glow plug ignitor with a light for if you have a blown plug. Mine doesn't have that and there has been moments when I've thrown the ignitor on a bad plug and you'll never know the difference till you try to s tart.
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Default RE: Glow Igniter.

I'll find an Ignitor that's good for me.
It might even help me by teaching me how to read plugs.
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ORIGINAL: Super_Sport

Please...get your little rice burner out of here.
Hahaa, jk.

Hey...Comp, might be joining the F-Body family soon.
There's a 2001 WS6 for sale by my house... =]]

Ok, back on topic, alright I'll use that combo.
Sounds like any Igniter will do just fine.

Not into Rice at all![:'(] Go subaru!
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ORIGINAL: Super_Sport

Please...get your little rice burner out of here.
Hahaa, jk.

Hey...Comp, might be joining the F-Body family soon.
There's a 2001 WS6 for sale by my house... =]]

Ok, back on topic, alright I'll use that combo.
Sounds like any Igniter will do just fine.
Back off topic again: I can point you in all the right directions for good forums to go to if you're interested in F-bodies. I've owned mine for over 7 years now; daily driver w/ a lumpy cam, stiff suspension, clutch like an on/off switch, and ice cold A/C for the summer. Never let me down.
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ORIGINAL: Super_Sport

Please...get your little rice burner out of here.
Hahaa, jk.

Hey...Comp, might be joining the F-Body family soon.
There's a 2001 WS6 for sale by my house... =]]

Ok, back on topic, alright I'll use that combo.
Sounds like any Igniter will do just fine.
Back off topic again: I can point you in all the right directions for good forums to go to if you're interested in F-bodies. I've owned mine for over 7 years now; daily driver w/ a lumpy cam, stiff suspension, clutch like an on/off switch, and ice cold A/C for the summer. Never let me down.
Any vid's of your cars? How much are you making at wheel?
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Default RE: Glow Igniter.

It put down 340 rwhp back in March, still blowing through the stock exhaust manifolds. Not a lot of hp, but enough to have fun with and not have to worry about breaking down or high maintenance.

I did have a run-in last night getting on the highway with a new Charger R/T. Made me feel good that my 13 year old car doesn't have a problem wiping up a Hemi car (although I do like them, especially the Magnum's)-- and I ain't got no payment.
Old 06-25-2007, 11:09 PM
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Default RE: Glow Igniter.

I'd recommend any glow igniter with a meter on it, so you can see if its making contact. I'd also recommend a twist-lock style igniter, because I also fly planes, and I've had issues with the coil-over type ones popping off and getting chewed up by the prop. Plus, I found that the twist-lock ones, even on RC cars, have a more secure connection then the coil-over ones. I use a McDaniel Ni-Starter by Sonic Tronics as my primary, and a Duratrax Ultra Slim AA glow starter as the backup. It has a 1800mAh Ni-MH battery which doesn't self-discharge as quickly as Ni-Cad batteries, and if need be, I can swap the battery out for an AA if the Ni-MH battery and the Ni-Starter are both dead.
Old 06-26-2007, 01:10 AM
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Thank you, I brake for nobody.

As for comp...I'm always going through the forums over at LS1tech.
I just need to save up 2,000 & I'll go check out that '01 WS6 by my house.
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