I'm done with the assembly and the body...
TRANSMISSION: As recommended by a few forum members, I assembled the tranny as per the instructions (3 shims back and front) and broke it in for 30 minutes with a old stocker (an old Pz5R, a real turd) in, under 5V, without the UJ's... The tranny now feels somewhat freer, but I'm not totally convinced. The motor pulled 10.4A on my T30 at the beginning, and ended up at 9A. So there obviously has been some improvement, but still it doesn't spin freely, it feels more like a belt-car, it's not binding, it's just dragging
... I didn't spray the bearings out, because I don't really feel like coping with the maintenance if I do (our carpet dust goes EVERYWHERE). Besides playing with the number of shims and spraying bearings out, is there any other tranny-freeing trick you would recommend?
SERVO MOUNTS: One other thing... the oval-shaped servo mounting hole (the one in the back) on my chassis was not coutersunked... Was yours?
since I didn't really feel like messing up a new chassis with a badly placed dremel rip. I used servo tape and the front servo post only. It seems pretty well fixed, I doubt it'll ever move. However, I'd like to know if this is normal this hole was not countersunked on my car. How was yours?
Thanks for your answers,
Paul, getting ready to race electro