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Old 11-22-2004, 10:41 PM   #1
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I'm without access to a brush hood alignment tool for atleast the next week. My LHS does not carry them and nobody I will be with for the next month will have one. I'm rebuilding some motors tomorrow, so how can I align the brush hoods without this tool.

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Old 11-22-2004, 10:54 PM   #2
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Old 11-22-2004, 11:06 PM   #3
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What you do is get some old brushes and file the arcs down pefectly flat and level then put them back in the motor with the springs on of course and run it for about 20seconds.

Now take the brushes out and closely look at where the wearing has occured on the brush,if it is not in the exact middle it means that its out of line and vice versa

Just use a screwdriver or anything that can fit in the hoods to bend them back in line
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Man under no circumstanced bend the hoods like that. Loosen the screws and slide the hoods side to side. I hope he was kidding by the little smile. Sometimes the small alignment dimples have to be filed off and the holes need to be elongated. To start off with look down the sides of the hood and make sure the comm is sticking out of each side evenly. [[]] you can eyeball them and get them close to start with after a while of doing that you wont need a bar anymore.
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If you want that 20 seconds to be more productive...get some really soft brushes and a little harder spring...then hold your car in the air and floor it for that time. It just makes things go faster. NO Brakes!...we're looking for wear marks, not brake marks.
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