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Old 03-26-2004, 07:57 AM   #2761
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Super Steve, if keep the antenna mount on the upper deck, you might want to use a little piece of shrink wrap on the antenna wire.
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Old 03-26-2004, 09:41 AM   #2762
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Hey zombies...got a ? for you. I was going through the previous pages of the Pro 4 looking for building tips (yes, I bought one) and I came across this post....

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didn't get a chance to check...I over-cooked my gears to well done. waiting for more gears to arrive from Japan ealy next week...
....and I was wondering what exactly you did to "overcook" the gears? I ask because I'm going to "boil" mine overnight tonight, and I don't want to ruin them before I even get them in the car!!

As I understand it, I'm to boil some water, let it set for a couple minutes, then put the hot water in a bowl and then put the gears in... letting the gears soak until the water is back to room temp....correct?....anyone?
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Old 03-26-2004, 09:46 AM   #2763
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Hey zombies...got a ? for you. I was going through the previous pages of the Pro 4 looking for building tips (yes, I bought one) and I came across this post....



....and I was wondering what exactly you did to "overcook" the gears? I ask because I'm going to "boil" mine overnight tonight, and I don't want to ruin them before I even get them in the car!!

As I understand it, I'm to boil some water, let it set for a couple minutes, then put the hot water in a bowl and then put the gears in... letting the gears soak until the water is back to room temp....correct?....anyone?
Yes..that is correct... and let them air dry... after that just apply your favorite lube..

I overcooked my gears when I got busy building the car..I left them in the pot with the stove on..and the water somehow dissappeared...
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Old 03-26-2004, 10:18 AM   #2764
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Yes..that is correct... and let them air dry... after that just apply your favorite lube..

I overcooked my gears when I got busy building the car..I left them in the pot with the stove on..and the water somehow dissappeared...
cool. And I want to cook ALL the gears right? Or just the ones that attach to the shaft....or just the diff/oneway gears? And you specifically say to let them air dry...why? How can towel drying them hurt them?

(I swear... I've been racing for over 12 years... I've just never had to do this before and I want to make sure I do it right!! )
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Old 03-26-2004, 10:29 AM   #2765
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yea...you can towel dry them... no Blow dryers!
you do all the bevel gears only... spur gear no need..

On the Pro3 and 'Cuda's...we had to boil the Arms...
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Old 03-26-2004, 10:30 AM   #2766
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Here is another variation of the cooked gear recipe.
Pretend you are making a cup of tea.
Put H20 in a coffee cup.
Place in microwave on high 2 minutes.
Remove from microwave. H20 should be around 160. Got a kitchen thermometer?
Drop in # 73501 A & B.
Leave till H20 cools.
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Old 03-26-2004, 10:43 AM   #2767
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Here is another variation of the cooked gear recipe.
Pretend you are making a cup of tea.
Put H20 in a coffee cup.
Place in microwave on high 2 minutes.
Remove from microwave. H20 should be around 160. Got a kitchen thermometer?
Drop in # 73501 A & B.
Leave till H20 cools.
at the end you can add:

Remove from H2O
Towel dry
Add your favorit seasoning (lube)
Preceed with assembly.

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Old 03-26-2004, 10:45 AM   #2768
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Just make sure you DON'T drink the H2O....
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Old 03-26-2004, 10:46 AM   #2769
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OPA!
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Old 03-26-2004, 11:16 AM   #2770
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I am gonna try to get some purple fuel tubing for my antenna...

Good call about the led Zombies

Is red fantom bearing lube good for the oneway?

What are the set screws that goes over the sway bar mount for on the bulkhead?


This is how i cooked my gears:
I put some water in a smallcup and micro waved it for 2 min...

took it out with oven mits on and i dropped the gears in here till the waters cooled...
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Old 03-26-2004, 11:23 AM   #2771
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I am gonna try to get some purple fuel tubing for my antenna...

Good call about the led Zombies

Is red fantom bearing lube good for the oneway?

What are the set screws that goes over the sway bar mount for on the bulkhead?


This is how i cooked my gears:
I put some water in a smallcup and micro waved it for 2 min...

took it out with oven mits on and i dropped the gears in here till the waters cooled...
As long as the fantom lube is a thin grease or a thick oil, it should be fine...I've been using AE Silicon grease with good results.

The set screws help hold the swaybar in place, so it doesn't move. Just make sure you don't over-tighten them...

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kew - I don't know if it's just my motors, or what it is, but on average I end up gearing about a tooth lower than some of the other guys at my track. I'm sure it's just my powerband, as I've been running a slightly different brush cut than some of the other guys with heavier springs. I know it's geared right, because I have tons of infield, and the car tops out at the end of the backstretch. The track isn't "too small" - ever see S&N Trackside?

Steve - The set screws take the play out of the swaybar when you run smaller size swaybars. Just tighten them down until the swaybar doesnt have any up/down play, but don't bind up the swaybar!

I also had to use the microwave when I was in the dorm or the track. Depending on the microwave's power, it may take up to 3min to get it boiling.
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Just tighten them down until the swaybar doesnt have any up/down play, but don't bind up the swaybar!
Thanks for mentioning that! I went and checked my bars and they wouldn't rotate at all. Now I know what they meant by "play." I thought it meant left/right movement.. not up/down.
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Old 03-26-2004, 12:05 PM   #2774
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Thanks for mentioning that! I went and checked my bars and they wouldn't rotate at all. Now I know what they meant by "play." I thought it meant left/right movement.. not up/down.
Left/right movement can be controlled by using wheel collars.

just have to find some purple ones...

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Old 03-26-2004, 12:15 PM   #2775
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If you like purple, just get some additional swaybar ends and use them....

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