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hi guys. i think im in thickie mode. the 908 has 2 spring steel flats running 3/4 of the car and fitting on top of the axle to keep it down.onthe frame youve got 2 adjustment screws on the buttom of this bracket fits 1/2 way under the back axle to stop the notor pod dropping out, the other part contains the spring steel pushing it down. when i adjust the grub screws 4 poitions it lifts the leaf spring up and when i ad just the rear grub screws pulling it down the motor cradle locks. is there a site showing what each adjustment does. ive even been on the avant site, but no explanations. can any one help. thanks john. by the way i,ve got an identical avant chassis with no back pod retaining screws the back wheels and pod fall straight out of the bottom of the chassis, whats that all about.
 

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Stoner

You ain't in thickie mode chum!

I'm truing some tyres on an Audi LMP for a chum at Oakalnds Park.

He picked up the car on eBay and knows nothing about it other than the fact that it doesn't run very well.

I've notice this leaf spring set up on the audi and I've no idea how it works, how it adjusts or why it is what it is?

Can anyone enlighten us because I don't understand.

I'd like to hand the car back to my chum nicely sorted.

Can anyone advise?
 

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The old chassis I find a nigthmare to go well. the new type (aw ready) is around 5 pound at pendle-its worth it IMO. my experience is choose soft for plastic track.

part nr 20536 for the 908.
 

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I,m with mrrc, on this one. they can be made to work well, but you need to file the motorpod-chassis to start with, so you,ve got no rub points. the series of holes along the leaf spring is where you put the grubscrew to alter spring tension. it takes a great deal of trial and error-read time-to set one up properly, but when done its a revalation. I didn,t know you could get a a/w chassis and pod for the lmp,s. I,ve got the kremer and mirages, a/w and their a doddle to set up. John
 

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QUOTE (stoner @ 5 Apr 2014, 07:55) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I,m with mrrc, on this one. they can be made to work well, but you need to file the motorpod-chassis to start with, so you,ve got no rub points. the series of holes along the leaf spring is where you put the grubscrew to alter spring tension.

I've already dremeled out the rub points and I was quite disappointed with the fit quality of the parts.

I'd also worked out that the grub screw holes adjust spring tension too.

But is it really a matter of trial and error. Seems to me that if avant slot build a car like this they should at least provide some guidance on how the set up changes with adjustment.
 

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I Quite agree Ian. It took me about 6 weeks of playing with it in spare moments to get it running right. was thinking about the chassis conversion, you,ve got to buy the chassis and screws, the pod, the gear and pinion and the suspension setup-not cheap! they've got the kremers and mirages on ebay now for £24.95. probably a cheaper way to do a conversion. John
 
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