4.6 Engine on an Original Savage?

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4.6 Engine on an Original Savage?

Post by thestip » Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:55 pm

Decided to bring the truck out of retirement and needed a new engine. Got a great deal on a new 4.6 but I'm having a *censored* of a time getting it aligned right. Should I have to modify the support plate to get this to line up/mesh correctly?

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Post by SV250 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:54 pm

No, should fit just like the original .25
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Post by thestip » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:02 pm

Huh. I was almost hoping you'd say I needed to mod something. Dang. I just can't get this thing to play nice. I'll go yell at it later. Thanks for the reply!!

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Post by Squid » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:42 pm

Couple of questions:
1. You say "original Savage", was it a .21?
2. If so does it have the original 52T spur on it?
3. If yes to both above, did you get your new 4.6 with the clutch and clutch bell installed?

If yes to all three questions, it might just be a gear mesh issue being the 52T spur may be too big for the CB on the new engine. I don't remember all the combinations that do and don't fit off the top of my head.

If that doesn't help, take the plate off the truck and see if it's bent. I have seen the plate get bent enough that a motor mount won't line up.

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Post by thestip » Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:26 pm

Squid wrote:Couple of questions:
1. You say "original Savage", was it a .21?
My bad, it's a .25 RTR
Squid wrote:2. If so does it have the original 52T spur on it?
...... :| Yup... dang it. Didn't even think of that. Pretty obvious now. :oops: It's been way too long since I messed with this thing!

I only have a 52 in the spares box, so I'll have to order some new ones. Any gear combo recommendations for medium duty, mostly off-road, bashing? 16/47? 18/47? From what I've read, low-end isn't really an issue with the 4.6 and a 3-spd tranny. Of course, I could be wrong. :)

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Post by thestip » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:22 pm

Seems getting a plastic 47t spur gear isn't that easy. Out of stock just about everywhere or WAY overpriced. Metal? Sure, but I don't think I want to risk going with a metal spur.

Anyone happen to know where I can get some? Anyone have a stash they want to sell? :)

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Post by Squid » Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:05 am

WOW! how right you are, all on line stores I have bookmarked are either out or very expensive. I hat to say it, but it looks like ebay may be your only choice at the moment.

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Post by thestip » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:38 pm

Even ebay sellers are out of just the spur. I guess I'll just upgrade to steel and hope I get the mesh right on the first try. :)

Thanks guys!

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Post by griff7373 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:11 pm

don't forget an upgraded clutchbell also the hardened steel gear will eat up the standard clutchbell.

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Post by SLAYERDUDE » Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:00 am

+1 Griff, get an HPI hardened bell, I've ate up a few Robinson "hardened" bells.
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