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Blame the Mechanic!

Ok, so after the excitement of yesterday I took a look at my car, and it looks like the diff was not the issue. It was the front belt, it ...

Ok, so after the excitement of yesterday I took a look at my car, and it looks like the diff was not the issue.

It was the front belt, it was really loose, and it looked like it had been slipping. Under close inspection the route of the problem was found.. I had fitted a 36t pulley instead of a 37t pulley to the spool!

The effect would be the car was overdriven... Something I did on my 501x Buggy, but not something I would want on my car. That explains it sometimes kicking out, the rear wheels would be causing drag against the front, and also the sometimes lack of power where the belt would be slipping.

I guess thats what happens when I'm tired, and have too many legacy Tamiya spares in my pitbox.. Its a shame as this does explain why I had to be more careful applying throttle once passing the apex on the corners.

Oh well, I wont make that mistake again.

Oh and here is a pic for Phil of one of the gym girls watching the racing

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  1. With the smaller front pulley the front will be overdriven, the front wheels would be spinning faster and pulling the car along. If the rear is kicking out it shouldn't be caused by an overdriven front axle. Lack of speed/power most likely because the tyres are fighting against themselves creating a lot more friction and drag.

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