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#76 Pablo

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 02:14 AM

My C43 car update, today at The Dungeon:

The car was as fast as anything on the track. Zero problems.

 

Warrior 7 thou GTP body performed fine. I didn't sense any significant speed advantage or disadvantage over the competition.

The body itself is still in almost perfect shape despite the usual hard hits and retained it's shape better than most bodies I've used.


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 03:08 PM

As we were talking about the C43,
last weekend we held our last 3 hour team endurance race before our summer break. My teammate and me finished second only 5 laps behind the winners. Our brushes were worn out just 10 minutes before the end and the motor slowed down when we were leading with 8 laps  :dash2:  :crazy: . But it was very amazing and a lot of fun!  :good:
 
I just was at my workbench and took some pictures:
 
This is our car after the race:
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Scum pattern and burn marks  :D  (we were a little bit too low at the front, it is a flat track with one banked high speed turn; difficult to set up the car)
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And of course you have seen this is TQ lead wire  :laugh2: , don't know where I have this from. Must be from my teammate.
So here is our T-car with my lead wire:
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And I just picked some new wire out of the bag, the brand is called "Muldental Elektronik".
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I modified the link in the post above, maybe now it works.
 
Just found a short video from the race:
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Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:09 AM

The new link works fine, Benno.

 

Enduro car looks good!! Thanks for showing :good:


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:20 PM

Keeping up with the Jones's. Or in this case, with my Dungeon racin' buddies  :)

My sexy C43 gets a new JK aluminum pan and a new Renegade body.

 

Sanded everything top and bottom, but didn't find any burrs.

A few easy tweaks made it pretty flat. Total time about 5 minutes

 

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Cleaned the bottom with lighter fluid and layed the new Ralph Thorne pan skin on.

Piece of cake. And since they came in packs of two, I didn't have to buy a new one :sun_bespectacled:

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:37 PM

Trimmed some fat from both ends of the pinion
 
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Click, click - new pan is on.

I love these Cahoza 72P 42t 16 degree spurs so I slapped a new one on just to scare Bud 'n Red. :wizard:
 
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 05:40 PM

Renegade GTP body has nicely defined cut lines.

I like the recessed lower edges – makes room for taping the clips without a bulge.
 
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:04 PM

Easy to mount and trim, looks real sharp. Can't find anything about this new body I don't like. :)
 
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:27 PM

Looks pretty racy.


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:33 PM

Paul,

 

Why such a tall ratio?

 

What sort of track are you running on?


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:18 PM

What is that? - 14/42?

Must be a looong banked something, Zip.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:44 PM

Do you know that?

He says above it's a 72P 42t Cahoza
Do they make 15t 72P Pinions??

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:26 PM

See post #171,

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 09:07 AM

On my home track which is a tri-oval I run 15/36 with .750"-ish size tires. Some use 16t pinions.

I run 10/28 on my Can-Ams.
Test, test, test and go test some more.
You're never fast enough!!! 💯

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It's not about being right, it's getting it right.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:02 PM

Pablo this is why it's important to understand the differences in environments people run in before duplicating or discussing setup. Zip's home track is 53m (170 ft) totally flat, with maybe 11 corners, not blipping but and hard braking into and hard accelerating out of. "Point and squirt."
 
Good set-up for fast times with what you have there would be 64p 11/37 with .670" tyres (edited) ON HIS WELLINGTON TRACK

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 03:22 PM

Pablo,

You're very aggressive today. I'll edit/clarify my post so you get what I mean. In the meantime don't be a wanker.

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 09:05 PM

The Renegade body worked very well today. I'd consider it an improvement over what I've been using for the following reasons:

-thickness is consistent, cut lines are well defined, nice contour features, easy to trim/mount/pin

-seems more stable when passing slower traffic

-holds up well in crashes

-masks are better quality

-the winning car (John Clow) was using one (on a C11) and he agreed it was a step up

 

JK C43 aluminum pan, I'm not sure yet if it improved lap times over the steel pan, as the timer had a glitch today.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:26 PM

You're very aggressive today. I'll edit/clarify my post so you get what I mean. In the meantime don't be a wanker.

 

I consider you to be the "wanker," swodem. But I'll leave that judgement up to the audience.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 04:50 PM

Pablo this is why it's important to understand the differences in environments people run in before duplicating or discussing setup. Zip's home track is 53m (170 ft) totally flat, with maybe 11 corners, not blipping but and hard braking into and hard accelerating out of. "Point and squirt."
 
Good set-up for fast times with what you have there would be 64p 11/37 with .670" tyres (edited) ON HIS WELLINGTON TRACK

 

This isn't a discussion on set-up, swodem. It's a build thread in my own personal subforum about my car.

So you lecturing me on protocol is ridiculous. Zippity's personal situation has zero bearing here.

 

You want to call me names like "wanker," do it in a PM. You want to bicker about gear ratios, start your own thread.


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