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    Posted: 26 June 2008 at 7:49pm
I just purchased a fusion 28 and was wondering if there are any set-up tips
that might be helpful before I break the car in? I am experienced with off-
road cars and this is my first on-road car. One question I have right off the
bat is what website do you guys use for getting parts for the car?   Any help
and or advice about this car would be greatly appreciated.
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If you live in the US I always get my parts from Schumacher USA, down in Florida.  Check your car  if there are any loose screws locktite them down before you run. And I would reccomend that you get some 1/8 scale tire adapters from WolfPack Radicials with these adaptors you can put 1/8 scale foam tires on your car. The 1/8 scale tires will also give you a ton of traction.

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Thanks for the tip. Yes, I live in the US so I will probably use Schumacher
USA. From your experience with the car what parts on the car wear quickly,
what should I have on hand for replacement parts?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote amatojb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 June 2008 at 6:23am
A few more questions...

1. What temp. glow plugs are you guys using for this car? Super Cool,
Cool, Medium, or hot?

2. What % nitro fuel are you using to run your car? In the manual it says
15-25%, is anyone using 30%?

3. Must you take off the entire radio box to adjust the components in the
radio box or can you just take off the lid?

Thanks for your help, I appreciate it!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nitrohead5300 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 June 2008 at 6:02pm
Alot of people have been having problems with the kit ball bearings and have upgraded to Boca bearings with ceramic diff balls for the ball diffs in the car. Personally when I ran the thundertiger .21 I mostly ran OS 8 plugs.  I burn 25-30% nitro in mine adjust as needed with the addition of shims or going with a cooler plug if you are having pre-detonation problems motor runs funny like it has a bees hive in it !! Also you piston will develope little small pits in the top when you are detonating.
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I just finished breaking in the car and overall it went really well, ran five
tanks of gas through it no problem. What is your after-run procedure? I
used after-run oil for the carb and the engine, turned it over a few times
and then cleaned the air filter. In the manual it says to lubricate the
clutch needle bearings after every hour of use. I tried to locate those
bearings but could not find them.

Where are the clutch needle bearings located and are they difficult to
lubricate?

Do you have any tips on after-run procedure for this car?

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Hey,

If you are going to use the car weekly after run isnt that important, But some swear by it, I run Sidewinder 30% worlds blend and have neva run after run in oil since it come with addatives to prevent rust neva had a drama so far, the needle bearings might be in the clutch housing,Only place i can think of unless shuie changed the system from the older style
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i found the needle bearings, they are in between the clutch housing and the
crankshaft. The one thing that I find interesting is that they are not encased
in any sort of housing. They simply run between the clutch-bell and the
crankshaft. I assume this is why they say to lubricate this part after every
hour of use.
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Might pay to take a snap and explain how you did it if you can and pop it in the hints and tips.

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depends what you wanna use to lub them with, i just use a greese with teflon on my havoc, i just slide the pinion up alittle bit and put it around the outside of them then put it back down and spin it around abit, then put some ontop and screw everything back down.
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If the .28 is anything like the .21 you are going to have alot of fun. I ran White Lighting 30% and even tried 40%!! What a blast!! I ran alot of fuel through that engine and didn't baby it by any means. I replaced plenty of parts on mine. I finally saw the demise of my engine last fall as my piston exploded. I've finally gotten a new engine and will be firing her back up again. Can't wait and I hope you have as much fun. Find yourself a really big parking lot!
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