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  • John Jones
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    I’ve heard that a time or two…. 😎    I’m not scared to break it… Thats for sure… 😎  I like to have fun..  😎   Just don’t stop in front of me….  If I’m in second… I have it pinned…. 😎 😎

    John Jones
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    I spent some time on this the other night… The sway bar was making noise’s up front… no bueno… I removed it, and lubricated everything including shift rod where it passes through tight beam and shit.. lubed cables and just dialed in a few things… I took it to wings and beer last night.. and wow… this rig drives smoother….. 😎  what an awesome bus… I’m gonna get the paint dialed in real soon… It’s workign it’s way up  my list… I’m gonna give the whole outside a fresh coat of L31!!!!!!   Then… some sort of logo… and some fuch’s..   maybe a roof rack.. I have an OG westy one that’s been collecting dust in the trailer for years…. 😎

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    John Jones
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    I miss playing with this shit on the weekends…. 😎   Carbon fiber and aluminum… racing… competitive stuff….  But there hasn’t been a place to race around here for years….many years..’

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    BBWB
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    I think the R/C hobby is dying fast. We lost all our hobby shops here in Tucson in the last year. I haven’t seen a new member in my flying club under the age of 30 in forever. No youth coming into the hobby.

    My options for supplies is, drive to Phoenix, or order online. Ace Hardware has two franchises here in Tucson that sell hobby stuff, but outside of plastic models and railroad supplies, they are pretty pathetic.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Jdawg
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    the hobby isnt dying, in some respects its bigger than its been in a long time….BUT…it isn’t the hobby we have grown up and done for years…its a new generation of computerized gadgetry that the young kids are in to. i cant speak for RC cars but as far as model aviation goes its still going strong. the problem is the kids are into the “drones” god i hate that word. you can go buy a drone at kmart and go fly it successfully TODAY! that is why the clubs and local hobby shops are dying. there is in some respects no need for them unfortunately. you can fly drones in your front yard or at a park so joining a sanctioned club isnt a thing anymore. unmanned aircraft as a career is the biggest thing going in aviation right now. i am proof of that…i get to do my hobby for a living for a pretty major place. with that being said you are absolutely right…the hobby as WE know it is dying.

    John Jones
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    I do think the hobby has changed a lot… from the ni-cad and brushed motor days… 😎  😎   Lipo’s and brushless had just come out when I quit..  Oklahoma City was where I had my most fun….. we’d have a 100 entries on Saturday night….OffRoad racing was huge..    It was fun as all hell…. 😎  You’d be there from the second they opened till midnight when racing was all over!!!!  😎   It was indoor, so winter wasn’t a problem either..    I’d spend countless hours cleaning and messing with my cars..  😎

     

    Willy
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    Now you’ve just got to get into drone racing!

    alykat
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    Weather has been messing me up and haven’t been able to get my trailer out of the 12″ deep mud in the field. Trying a different approach today and if it works I’ll load the car Wed or Thursday  and  am thinking a trip down to KCW on Friday. Anyone going to be around?

    Corporate
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    Here’s what put us on tow trucks to get home yesterday….

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    I love going on adventures in our bus!!!

    Andym
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    Valve guide? Think somehow-someone crafty could put a “set screw” in the side of that? Obviously it would have to be crazy short to not hit the valve stem inside it. It will be a sucky job to drill and tap inside that intake port, but maybe it would help keep the guide from moving?

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    Rustabus
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    Valve spring retainer??? Whatever, that looks like it ain’t gonna keep that Bus down long! 🙂 !!!!! Where does everybody wanna go next???? Cole is a lizard, let’s get him outta the desert and check out a river or a Colorado mountain lake!!!!!! I hear Ray Drake has a few secret spots around Grand Mesa!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    ColeB
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    I heard talk of maybe a road trip to see rusty and Bubba this weekend. This lizard is ready to go soak up in some Colorado water

    Rustabus
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    Heh, YEP!! Party Weekend!!! Cmon over!!! Would Love to have you all!! We’ve got room for everybody!!! Food, Booze, Bike racing, Yeah!!! 🙂   Cole you should just post up a week and climb around here!

    John Jones
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    I wondered the same thing Andy…. I feel like my oil is staying within limit’s… But maybe I need more air?  I dunno how to get more!!!  I am surprised it was the intake!!!  I would think that would be the cooler of the two…….   I think I will lower the compression some more… I am at 7.9 now… Maybe 7.5 with some hemi cut heads???

    I’ll have her fixed up next week or so.   No worries… 😎

    I’ll drive my new 57 to Rusty’s this weekend… 😎  and if we do some camping.. it has a Z bed  😎

     

    Pete
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    Maybe try tuning your carbs by wideband?  You might find that your jetting mix is such that your engine is at highway cruise it spends too much time in that stoic range of 14-15 air/fuel ratio where it runs hottest.  Should be 12.75 wide open throttle, 16.1 or higher at cruise.  I feel like I got pretty good results tuning mine that way.

    Franz
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    Holly trying to ride over coal bank pass this weekend?!?! Thats crazy. Its going to be strait snow and ice.

    Rustabus
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    Yup!!! Her and Quite a few others!!!! 🙂 Looks like the weather will clear up! We should be all good!!! Cmon over Franz!!! We have a criterium race running through town, mountain bike events, and the big ass hill climb!  🙂

    Wayner
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    Not sure I can tell what that is floating in your intake, but Agree with Pete on the wideband tuning. Getting the jetting jetting right can help run cooler and also help the mpg. If I keep my foot out of it I can get 20-21 which I think is pretty good considering what it is.  Also,  FWIW I set my compression 9:1 static, dynamic came out to around 8.25-8.5. I also am not running the front tin (around doghouse chute) to allow more air into engine bay.

    ….also when I first got my bigger engine in it ran hot regardless of what I did, until I added the external oil cooler and thermostatic bypass. Then everything fell back into line. And the motor runs cool now.

    …..also…. If you don’t have, or access to, I can send you my LM2 wideband via usps or cole, or whomever is headed your way so you can check/adjust your jetting if needed. If you have an O2 bung on your exhaust that’s awesome, or I have the adapter to clamp the O2 onto your tailpipe.

    John Jones
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    I feel ok about my oil…. I haven’t had any bottom end issue’s at all..  (I’ll probably wish I hadn’t said that…)  I know an oil cooler would make a difference… I just don’t like all the plumbing extra shit to go wrong and worry about.. and wire a fan and relays and all that shit..  I also am weary of the time it takes to get oil pressure up in a long legged system..  I have also gotten caught on shasta on a hill, stopped for a bit of time..  idling.. and cold and lost oil pressure for some reason… scared the beggegies out of me..  My cooler was about md way…. I have a friend who sipped some koolaid from the porsche racers and put a cooler up front under the front bumper… I think he went through atleast two engines… There’s also that ghia we built for the eye surgeon… dual coolers way up front.. it went through a few engines also…   sooooooo.. I dunno… I have had about every configuration you can come up with…   I know for damn sure my old BD engine’s were hot as hell and never dropped a guide or head….

    I ordered some shit this morning.  Heads, p/c’s, shit.. hemi cut heads… going for a little lower compression..

    I drive the PISS outta my shit.. I carry two people dogs and shit.. and TOW my baja also… and did you see my roof rack???  😎  😎

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    Look at that last pic.. looks like it was burning nice..

    ColeB
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    If only there was some easy bolt on solution….🤔

     

    oh wait. There is. Haha Add 6.5 quarts to your engine. Easy cooling. Been super happy with my setup so far.

     

    im still taking temps. But after this weekend of cruising I’ll have a good base of numbers to share with everyone. So far it’s looking good

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