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 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:08 pm

Today I recieved a complete set of hot racing alloy rod ends, hpi TI turnbuckles, and some smaller M3 alloy rod ends and turn buckles so I can eliminate the slop from the servo to the bell crank. I just need to bolt it all together and reset the steering and we should be go to go for some more runs. Oh and setup the new radio :) shootin for this weekend!
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:23 pm

Hopefully all this helps! I was already running the GH bellcrank but just added the GH hubs, alloy ends and TI shafts.

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This link was my root problem, hopefully the alloy ends fix it

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Post by vandodger » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:54 am

Ooooooh!!! PRETTY!!! *drools*

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Post by LLkoolskillet » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:31 pm

Well after a long day messin with the slop ive managed to isolate it and ordered new hubs. I even tried putting alloy hubs and knuckles on but nothing worked. I also have to replace the SS adj upper a arms as the ball ends are worn and as you know those are some strong rod ends. The bell crank and turnbuckles are nice and tight, but the wheel cups need to be shimmed. So I need to find some 8mm x 0.2mm shims so I can put them behind the hex's. Even with new bearings theres slop.

All this trouble shooting can be summed up as two words.... Preventative Maintenance!!! I didnt dot it for so long and now its come to haunt me
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Post by Squid » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:28 am

I believe THESE are .010" (.254mm) thick.

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Post by LLkoolskillet » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:44 am

Ah I found a set of those on eBay yesterday, hot racing also makes a set that come with 2mm-8mm. Just wasnt sure on the 8mm tho. Thanks dude!
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:24 am

Just gave my motor even more top end hehe  :twisted:  so stoked right now
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:23 pm

Got about 90% of the slop out, also shimmed up the wheels and setup my new radio. I'm so stoked to test out my new mod  :twisted: I'm really hoping that it helps. Then pair it with another mod I have left, hehe oh man I'm so stoked!!!
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Post by realsickclown » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:48 pm

and we are all waiting patiently for the video to post ........ ok where is the video,,skillet,, video
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:06 pm

Tomorrow my friend, tomorrow
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Post by realsickclown » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:12 am

your steering linkage arm is pretty,  mine was done a bit more primitive. although we did get the ball in there and eliminate some slack
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:39 am

Is that some round stock or tubing? It's an interesting idea for sure.
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Post by realsickclown » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:20 am

.125 round stock aluminum and a press
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Post by realsickclown » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:22 am

sorry .250 round stock I believe it was called a swedge joint we used to retain the plastic ball joint I'm thinking about getting some metal ball joints and try to make a better version now that I know I can do it.
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:28 am

That should make for a strong rod end, I have some ball swedges at work, now you have me intreged lol. Free mods are often the best
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Post by realsickclown » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:43 am

glad I could help
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:46 am

Yeah help fuel the addiction lol
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Post by realsickclown » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:47 am

hey at least it's not crack, lol
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:59 pm

Lol this is true, although with the money I spend on it it could seem that way

Today wasnt a great day, could not get the truck to drive straight. Well it would go straight until I started to hit the upper power band then the truck would drift right hardcore and then go into a violent spin. There were a few times I spun out and went sliding into the grass and the truck would grab and get thrown 5,6,7 feet into the air, but it would land on its wheels 75% of the time :). The other issue I had was the right rear shock end was ripped off and I had to zip tie the shock in place, well it worked for awhile but constant 65+ mph crashes finally did the zip tie in. Not to mention the rear half of the body is all broke up now lol. Oh well back to the drawing board for now.
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Post by LLkoolskillet » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:24 pm

Oh and I ripped one of my wheels and cracked the rim :(
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