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    No real updates as yet. It's still raining, We've...

    No real updates as yet. It's still raining, We've had 157inches of rain in December so far. The only changes I've done is putting on the anacondas and making a simple body for it. But I'll keep you...
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    I've done a few tuning runs, but no full throttle...

    I've done a few tuning runs, but no full throttle passes yet. Its been raining a lot here lately, so I haven't had good conditions to work with. I've added a front wing, changed the gearing (now...
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    Its strictly on-road, Drag racing and high speed...

    Its strictly on-road, Drag racing and high speed passes.



    I should have some video of it in about 2-3 weeks I'd say, I still need to get a radar gun. With that gearing (40:40 = 1.1) @ 30,000rpm...
  4. Thread: jaco tires

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    The rear wheels only need the centre hole where...

    The rear wheels only need the centre hole where the axle goes through to be enlarged.
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    Yes the chassis has some flex to it now, but that...

    Yes the chassis has some flex to it now, but that was the plan. With no shock the chassis flexes absorbing the shocks/bumps.
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    Well I think I got a bit carried away with it. At...

    Well I think I got a bit carried away with it. At the moment I'm still missing the exhaust coupling, some fuel hose and air filter. But anyways onto the pics

    Before: Weighing in at 5lbs 12.9oz ...
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    Hmmm.... you think halving the weight is...

    Hmmm.... you think halving the weight is impossible? If I can't halve it I would at least like to loose a quarter of it. Well I'll get to stripping parts off and I'll see how much weight I can get...
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    Thanks for the advice RobF353, I'll start by...

    Thanks for the advice RobF353, I'll start by removing those parts. My goal is to halve the weight of the jato, or at least get as close to it as possible.
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    Light Weight, High Speed Jato

    In the quest for speed what steps have people taken to lighten their Jato, and how much weight was lost?
  10. Thread: jaco tires

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    I just use a bit of 10mm alloy rod turned the end...

    I just use a bit of 10mm alloy rod turned the end down to fit into the hole between the bearing seats (This is to locate the bit while enlarging the holes).
    Then used a chisels to create some burs...
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    I guess you could use a drill bit, but I opted to...

    I guess you could use a drill bit, but I opted to make a tool to enlarge the hole with.
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    The reason you lose top end is because the jacos'...

    The reason you lose top end is because the jacos' dont balloon, all you need to do is gear for more speed.
  13. Thread: jaco tires

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    Well I finally received them, they fit with a...

    Well I finally received them, they fit with a little modding. On the rears the center bore needs to be enlarged to 5mm and on the front the bearing hole need to be made a little bigger to use...
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    I hope so, i just bought a set 2 days ago hoping...

    I hope so, i just bought a set 2 days ago hoping they would fit. They haven't turned up yet, but ill let you know when they do.
  15. I just emailed them then.

    I just emailed them then.
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    Just out of curiosity, are you using the spacers...

    Just out of curiosity, are you using the spacers on top of the engine mount?
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    Here's the corrected Excel sheet hope you dont...

    Here's the corrected Excel sheet hope you dont mind the changes I made, they were for my own ease of use. http://www.tempfiles.net/download/200909/59979/JATO-RATIO-CALCULATOR-FIXED.html
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    Just looking at your pic you posted, it looks as...

    Just looking at your pic you posted, it looks as if there something wrong with the single speed calculation. The single speed ratio shouldn't be a lower ratio then the 2nd gear of the 2-speed box.
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    Check your hexes

    Check your hexes
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    You dont have to land on the roof to crack the...

    You dont have to land on the roof to crack the block, I managed to crack mine by flipping it backwards while attempting to wheelie. Anyway the stock roll bar does nothing when landing on the roof, it...
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    How'd you get that? I calculated the final drive...

    How'd you get that? I calculated the final drive ratio to be 9.995:1

    Here's how i worked it out:

    Clutch bell; 22 teeth
    Spur Gear; 56 teeth
    1st Drive gear; 15 teeth
    1st...
  22. Thread: Diff Oil

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    Even though its thick its nowhere near locked, i...

    Even though its thick its nowhere near locked, i can turn a wheel with just one finger while holding the other one still. The main reason i use such a high weight is to prevent unloading/ballooning...
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    I think you miss understood what i wrote, 1500k =...

    I think you miss understood what i wrote, 1500k = 1500,000 weight. It's like putty.
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    Diff Oil

    Just out of curiosity what weight oil do you guys/girls prefer to use offroad and why? Personally I like a very stiff diff, at the moment i would be running around 1500k weight (not sure exactly...
  25. Thread: Leaking fuel

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    I guess you could but you really need to find...

    I guess you could but you really need to find what did the damage to the block before you run it again, other wise you could end up with 2 holes.
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