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    Jhsmith1987's merv build

    Here is my long time needed build thread. Don't have a good pick of the car at first but here is what I got my tools parts and car



    Here is my first large order of parts.

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    Got some new wheels, wheelie bar, pushrods, and toe links

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    25mm wheel wideners, tbone front bumper, carbon fiber and alum body post and integy carriers that I am very pleased with.

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    Here I deanodized my motor, and got a heat sink from a computer and used it on the Esc

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    Here is my long awaited 5700kv mmp I am at the moment soldering on bullet connectors

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    Looks nice. I would look into a servo upgrade.
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    and better tires!

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    Tires are optional. Depends on terrain. Those rims though...........
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    Tires are optional? Those little road rage would spin and not hook up with half that power!

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    I had some with my old motor no traction at all.with only one run on them I gave them away
    Last edited by 50togo; 06-17-2012 at 01:17 AM.

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    Finially got bob on soldered and working good.

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    Yea I got Hpi wheels 2160. Just no tires yet..

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    Get some foams for speed runs and road hawgs for everything else
    I would put them on the same type of rims

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    I'm just real skeptical about foms and them lasting very long..

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    check out these tires http://www.ipanemasports.com/

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    Jimbo, I've been running sweepracing's belted radials for a 1/8 GT car on my vorza and they're killer.

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    MMP with 5700KV is OMG a killer -> gear it 31T45t and 3s dual pack power

    very nice PROJECT JHSMITH gonna follow this one

    keep us updated
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    I don't have any 3s yet all I have is 2s but yesterday I had it geared 31/45 and followed behind it in a car, got to 60 before the driver had to slow for a curve, still had 1/4 throttle left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50togo View Post
    Tires are optional? Those little road rage would spin and not hook up with half that power!
    I was thinking maybe he only drove on the streets or something.
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    Yea basicly. Sometimes packed dirt and real short grass

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    I would just stick to those until they wear away. How about some aluminum turnbuckles and pushrods?
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    I got some but they keep bending at the rod end, I got integy ones, and the ones from the toys I think gpm.. Any way they all bend very easy. I wish I could find some good ones..

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    Got everything blacked out here but as u can see no gear cover.


    Sittin really low

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    New body and 2" wide rims.. I only have the two right now and no tires till I can get some more cash

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    Gear cover are for sissys

    btw your project is gettin more insane by the day!!!

    those rims are superB but dont forget to remove the chrome layer when your glue the tires on them

    what pinion are you gonna run with this set up the picture shows a 31T right ?
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    Geared 31/45 on 2s got me 65mph yesterday wit 1/4 throttle left.

    What u mean remove the chrome

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    the edge where you gonna glue the tire on the rim , you must remove that

    otherwise you glue your tire on the little piece of chrome coat and then the tire will coem of at high speed



    i did that too from advise from the guys here and did some insane 3s runs with them and the never came off

    also tape the tires with duk tape before glue them on



    oh BTW 65 mph is awesome : BIGBLOVK POWAHHHHHHHH
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    Yes sir bb!! How did u remove the chrome?
    Also trouble with mmp.. No reverse I recalibrated it still no reverse.. What's up.

    So most of u know I can't leave the house but for work. House arrest.. So I made a little platform I could put my merv on and lower it two stories to the street below I usually run on.. Well I got about 6' down and it tipped over dropping almost two stories!
    Landed on the wheels! And just to see I hit the throttle to see if it still worked.....

    Took off like a rocket as usual, broke NOTHING!!!
    Realized I had no brakes as I come to the intersection I usually turn around at, so had no choice but to try a sharp u turn at about 40mph.. Landed on the roof..
    I couldn't leave it there but I can't get far enough away from this box to get to the bottom of the stairs..

    "screw it I can't leave it there" right? So I ran as fast as I could, now I'm waiting to see if they come pick me up, if I don't post any more y'all know what happened.. And I'll be back in a few years.

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    Here is my first attempt at painting to look like carbon fiber on a scrap piece of plastic.. What do u think

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    Nice!!! I have no clue about the MMP, mine should get here soon though...

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    Jhs...can you put the MMP on a compter or have the field programmer? It might have the reverse turned off. Assuming you're calibrating the esc to the radio then it'll be the that setting.

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    HEy JHSmith, I'm feeling the carbon fiber look man.. what did u use to do it? Looks pretty dope! Can't wait to see it on the body!!
    Whatever I just said.. I'm probably wrong..

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    I don't have a programmer and it worked last time I ran it.

    For the carbon fiber I used them mats u put in the bottom of your cabinets.

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    I'm real nervous about painting my new body.. I really think I'll screw it up

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    Any one got any tips to help me out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jhsmith1987 View Post
    I don't have a programmer and it worked last time I ran it.

    For the carbon fiber I used them mats u put in the bottom of your cabinets.
    Necessity is a mother (of invention)

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    Take one of the yellow and green scrubbing pads that you can get from wal mart.. I think scotch brite pads, u just need a small portion of it... Take your body to the kitchen sink and wet sand it!

    Basically all you do is, run water on the inside of the body, and make like small circles with the green side... Don't hit the windows just the body. After you do that wash it with some soap and water and let dry...

    Mask off the windows, and begin application of paint! I've never done the carbon fiber before so I am assuming when I say, you'd probably want to lay down the mask or whatever your using for the carbon fiber look first, apply your grey goat, a light one, around the section that will have the carbon fiber look. Then another light coat of grey. I like to use the blow dryer if you don't have one, or your mom or girl don't then there is no need but it helps with the application process..

    After that second coat is dry and doesn't look wet any more, hit it with two more light coats, dry and then pull off the carbon fiber mask if that's what your using. After you pull, then apply your black coat the same way, light two coats, dry... light two coats, dry...

    After your body has set there for a day if your patient lol.. or at least 12 hrs (better safe than sorry- some will disagree but if you rush you will have fingerprints in your paint once you start messing around with your body) then you can do whatever else you have to do to the body i.e. dril holes, ap[ly velcro, lights etc.
    Whatever I just said.. I'm probably wrong..

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    Cool thanks I don't have a scrup pad I have some super fine steel wool would that work?
    I also have some alcohol to clan wit could I use that.

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    i dont know what to do about all the excess wire with my new bb, i trimmed mine about and inch or more, and still the wires are so long its really hard getting stock body on it. now i have a slip stream body, i dont have a clue what i am going to do.. any one have suggestions on what to do with all the wires?

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    see all the wires?? mostly at the top of the pic coming from the motor. it goes up and loops back down about 4"

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