Project 65 edit *75*

Not your average Savage Hop ups. These are highly modified, with some home-made parts.

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Re: Project 65 edit *75*

Post by LLkoolskillet » Mon May 06, 2013 8:30 am

The drive gear and idler are not affected by the top of the tranny. If there was an issue it would be where the bearings sit in those slots. Maybe there could be something causing one side to sit higher. But since I have a flux, I've had this same thing happen and it was from the torque of the motor. At these speeds and the gearing involved its a massive amount of load on those two gears. Thank you for the input and ill have a look when I get home, you just never know I could have over looked something.

Out of curiosity have you begun testing James? I am interested in the nova and how well it will perform compared to the picco in terms of low end torque.
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Post by pipedup » Mon May 06, 2013 9:16 am

The top of the transmission is what holds the drive gears mesh with the idler gear, it has a huge effect on the mesh. Unfortunately it is not as ridgid as the original transmission housings. If I have the same issues, which I suspect I will, I will trade transmission housings out once I have my shift points adjusted.

No I haven't had an opportunity to fire my Nova up yet. The weather is awesome here now I have just been away for the last week. Unfortunately I have to spend this week preparing for a business trip to New Zealand and have my doubts that I will have any time to fire it up now either. I am excited to see the power and torque of this monster as well.
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Mon May 06, 2013 10:58 am

That's a shame but its business before pleasure.
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Post by WyldOne » Mon May 06, 2013 5:56 pm

Going good LLkoolskillet!

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Post by WyldOne » Mon May 06, 2013 5:57 pm

Oh, just noticed it looks like good weather there... Too cold here in Australia, good fishing but.

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Post by LLkoolskillet » Mon May 06, 2013 7:40 pm

It was very nice this past weekend but now its raining and will continue all week :(
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Tue May 07, 2013 5:32 pm

Heres some pics of the truck at 74mph, kinda cool

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Now I had to make some changes to the body on the road because the truck after a few crashes lol would lift off the ground around the same spot on the road. So I cut the front wing off the body. It helped resolve my issue. Further more I have issues with the header, when i flip the truck and it goes buck wild to who knows where at speeds above 70 the header is impacted by the body. What happens is the header and pipe flex causing the seal to leak and *censored* me off lol. Anyhoo Ive been meaning to reangle the header so this problem is eliminated. The dynamite header is actually meant for the other side of the vehicle but that doesnt mean it doesnt work on the other side, obviously lol. I drilled some holes and now the header fits like it should, thus putting the pipe down lower further lowering the center of gravity :D Plus this should fix my problem of the body hitting the header.

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Heres a pic of my linkage its nice and special lol

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Hey you want to mill down your cooling head, just go 70 mph and flip the truck on its lid lol

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Just in case anyone wants to see what gearing im running at 74.9mph

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Post by LLkoolskillet » Sat May 18, 2013 11:00 pm

I think i figured out another reason why the truck would constantly flip in the same spot. One of my brand new wheels came unglued! Anyhow, i reglued it and checked the other 3. Also finished up mounting the exhaust and swapping out the 27t spur for the 26t. Im hoping this will give me the extra humph needed to cross 75. I think it will do it considering I pulled 71.8 stuck in 3rd with the 26t spur. If the rpms manage to stay where I want I might try the 25t I have.

Basically just waiting on this rain to go away :(
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Sun May 19, 2013 4:57 pm

Well my hunch didn't work, I was kindly reminded why. The changes I made when I hit 74.9 where changes that took bottom end away. So by adding this and adding more gear, well, I lost some serious mph today. Got a new game plan and will try again next weekend.
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Mon May 27, 2013 8:02 pm

All parts have been ordered for the TWIN
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Post by americandrug » Mon May 27, 2013 8:50 pm

Haha. Def post vids of twin setup
Too many mods to list...
Any columbia, SC peeps?

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Post by LLkoolskillet » Mon May 27, 2013 9:24 pm

Oh I will, I document everything
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Post by WyldOne » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:39 am

Love the paint work on the body. This would be a mad truck off-road.

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Post by nitronly » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:02 am

[quote="LLkoolskillet";p="866665"]Heres some pics of the truck at 74mph, kinda cool

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Now I had to make some changes to the body on the road because the truck after a few crashes lol would lift off the ground around the same spot on the road. So I cut the front wing off the body. It helped resolve my issue. Further more I have issues with the header, when i flip the truck and it goes buck wild to who knows where at speeds above 70 the header is impacted by the body. What happens is the header and pipe flex causing the seal to leak and *censored* me off lol. Anyhoo Ive been meaning to reangle the header so this problem is eliminated. The dynamite header is actually meant for the other side of the vehicle but that doesnt mean it doesnt work on the other side, obviously lol. I drilled some holes and now the header fits like it should, thus putting the pipe down lower further lowering the center of gravity :D Plus this should fix my problem of the body hitting the header.

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Heres a pic of my linkage its nice and special lol

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Hey you want to mill down your cooling head, just go 70 mph and flip the truck on its lid lol

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Just in case anyone wants to see what gearing im running at 74.9mph

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How do you steer? It looks like you have 1 piece rear hubs on all 4 wheels.

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Post by LLkoolskillet » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:43 pm

I have the HPI suspension kit hubs and knuckles up front, its got 10 deg of castor built in.
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Post by vandodger » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:02 am

hey skillet seeing as this is the worlds fastest nitro savage shouldnt this thread be a sticky?

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Post by LLkoolskillet » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:58 am

Not my call on that one buddy
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Post by SV250 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:49 pm

Good idea
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Post by Ascender » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:07 pm

Hey, LL, I just thought of something that might help you a bit...

The Scalpel speed-run body I got for my Slash 4x4 has a matching foam bumper that fits snug against the inside of the front lip. I gather during testing of the body, they noticed that upward of 70 or so, the front lip was caving in, so they added the foam bumper to support it. Otherwise the lexan folds back under and actually forces air under the truck.

I think your body might be stronger, just because it's narrower, but it might be worth looking into. Any sort of hard foam can be cut easily, and all you need to mount it is a flat plate held in place by the skid-plate screws, sticking out the front far enough to have another screw up through the foam to a small plate on top.

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Post by LLkoolskillet » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:40 pm

Interesting... I did notice that when I ran with the uncut lip it would drag on the street once it got to speeds around 70. I cut it off and I went faster lol. If I could come up with a plate setup like the X0-1 that locks the body in place on all sides that would prevent flex and flapping in the wind ultimately slowing the truck down.

Ill try this with the flux first. I have a feeling my out of the gate first run will far surpass my current mph with nitro.

Thank you for the tip dude
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