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LJRuddy

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Whenever you break the stock plastic parts, replace them with the more expensive metal/carbon fiber parts. Trust me. Spending 10 bucks once is better than 50 cents 100 times. If I had done that from day one, I would have had one hellova modded truck and car that cost me a fraction of the money I actually put into it lol.


EDIT: Also if nobody has mentioned it yet, pick up a bottle of 'after burn oil' and put 2 or 3 drops of it into the carb and cylinder after you are done running it. It will prevent rust and loss of compression.
 
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I put aluminum bulkheads in front, but the control arms will stay plastic. it was like $9 for a whole set. There has to be a weak point somewhere, and I'd rather it be an easy part to replace. The pins holding them on suck. I got it all put together, ran awesome for like 15 minutes. Lightly rolled it, now it won't start. These things are a pain in the ass.
 

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Rant: home from my trip
Rave: 4,175 miles in the SHO in 3 weeks
Rant: 4,175 miles in the SHO in 3 weeks
Rant: now broke
Rant: work starts tomorrow
Rave: work starts tomorrow

All in all I had a great trip. Glad I got that ini meet together even if it did get ******** towards the end.. That girl mike brough a long was a real peach.... hah
 

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I put aluminum bulkheads in front, but the control arms will stay plastic. it was like $9 for a whole set. There has to be a weak point somewhere, and I'd rather it be an easy part to replace. The pins holding them on suck. I got it all put together, ran awesome for like 15 minutes. Lightly rolled it, now it won't start. These things are a pain in the ass.

You keeping a close eye on the glow plug temps? Sometimes when my cars would run hotter than normal (250+) they would die and not start. Also, when they roll over, the engine sucks air through the fuel lines and carb which will cause a no start for a long time unless you put your finger over the exhaust while cranking. This will force the air out of the fuel lines as these cars use exhaust pressure as a fuel pump.
 

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RAVE: Ross' WRX Wagon took down the other tuner's roomate in his built motor, cams, stock snail (same as what Ross runs) STi pretty easily. Driving behind them showed that another Tank car runs WAAAAYYY richer than it should!

RAVE: BAM!

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All in all I had a great trip. Glad I got that ini meet together even if it did get ******** towards the end.. That girl mike brough a long was a real peach.... hah

Who was mike? what did I miss?

You keeping a close eye on the glow plug temps? Sometimes when my cars would run hotter than normal (250+) they would die and not start. Also, when they roll over, the engine sucks air through the fuel lines and carb which will cause a no start for a long time unless you put your finger over the exhaust while cranking. This will force the air out of the fuel lines as these cars use exhaust pressure as a fuel pump.

right. I haven't been watching temps.

But, I have bigger problems now. I made the mistake of letting Jami's 6 year old cousin drive it. I turned the throttle trim way down, and he was doing great, just driving it around the back yard. Then, he pointed it straight at the pond and buried the throttle. Went over about a 3' bank, flipped twice on it's way down the 20' bank to the water. Hit the ground once, and bounced into the water wheels up. Don't know if it was the impact, or the water, but the lower crankcase broke.

I pulled the glow plug, and cleared the water, oiled it. It started about 5 minutes later, but the crack was obviously a big vacuum leak. I can get just the crankcase for like $25, but I don't know if I should just throw a sleeve and piston in, or buy a complete engine.
 

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Honestly, the sleeve and piston will be a hellova lot cheaper than an entire engine. And they come apart in like 5 seconds. I'd just go that route. Is the rod bent in any way?
 
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I haven't torn it apart yet. It seemed to crank fine, and it did start. A sleeve and piston is about $50.

What do you have for engines? Will they work for what I have?
 

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Rant: Got caught in a really heavy downpour while at the way other end of the backyard, cutting the grass. Grrr!

Rave: ooommmmgggg rainbows!

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