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Old 12-04-2014, 07:14 PM   #601
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Here's the pics I said I would post...
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Old 12-05-2014, 05:39 AM   #602
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Did the front axle is a SpeedMerchant specific part or it can be found somewhere?

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Old 12-05-2014, 07:44 AM   #603
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Did the front axle is a SpeedMerchant specific part or it can be found somewhere?

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part #1289

They are press fit with raised edges so they don't spin and come off from vibration.
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part #1289

They are press fit with raised edges so they don't spin and come off from vibration.
Lundsford also makes a Ti version that is threaded but will work on the Rev. 8 just fine. They are a bit lighter and much stronger.
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:39 AM   #605
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Lundsford also makes a Ti version that is threaded but will work on the Rev. 8 just fine. They are a bit lighter and much stronger.
Kave,

You talking about those ? :

http://www.lunsfordracing.com/mm5/me...gory_Code=AXEL

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Old 12-05-2014, 08:50 AM   #606
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Thank you josh, that answered most of my questions. Will be getting some practice with mod at the end of the month. Been using your mhic set up with minor tweaks and it always works great. It's the mod car I need some help with.
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Kave,

You talking about those ? :

http://www.lunsfordracing.com/mm5/me...gory_Code=AXEL

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Yup, they are not the easiest thing to instal simply because they are threaded and the hub is not but if you take a little extra time they go on just fine even without pre-threading the hub.

I have them on all my cars and have had no issue what so ever with breaking or bending.
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:35 AM   #608
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You talking about those ? :

http://www.lunsfordracing.com/mm5/me...gory_Code=AXEL

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Nice find and great instructions.
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Old 12-05-2014, 12:59 PM   #609
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I actually have those Lunsford axles in all my cars now. Spin the axle up in a dremel and you can use a file or piece of sandpaper to knock the top off the threads. Then they thread or press into the aluminum blocks pretty well. Don't think they are bullet proof though, I actually did bend one on the Mod car after a good bank shot off the chicane in front of the stand at the Champs. lol...
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Old 12-11-2014, 01:25 PM   #610
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What is the left hand thread for the Lunsford axles? I picked up a few sets for my cars.
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There is no tap that will work. I e-mailed Lunsford with that same question. The said it was a custom 6-40 thread. Just prep the axles like Josh instructed, I did the same with mine last year
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There is no tap that will work. I e-mailed Lunsford with that same question. The said it was a custom 6-40 thread. Just prep the axles like Josh instructed, I did the same with mine last year
Thanks, trying too hard and over thinking are my 2 favorite things to do. I suppose once I bend one I could cut flutes in it and use it as a tap...
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Thanks, trying too hard and over thinking are my 2 favorite things to do. I suppose once I bend one I could cut flutes in it and use it as a tap...
They really are not as difficult to thread in as you think even if you don't do anything to prep them.
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They really are not as difficult to thread in as you think even if you don't do anything to prep them.
Let's see. Who said line them up and just screw them in carefully?

Thanks, worked perfectly.
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I got my Rev 8. I absolutely love it!

Bruce's customer service is outstanding. I find if I send him an email, he gets back to me within 24 hours, usually within a couple hours. Give the guy a break, he's only 1 guy and can only do so much. I was patient and waited for my kit to show up. It took about 3 weeks, but in the meantime, I sold my other cars and got ready for the REV 8.

I had it in my hands at the time he promised it. I'm positive that he doesn't say screw them they can wait. I'm sure he's doing all he can to get kits out the door. I've found him to be one of the nicest guys in R/C. He's been very responsive and helpful. Let's face it guys, it's a boutique car, if you wanted an assembly line car, you'd have bought an Associated. The car is well worth waiting for and if you politely email him, he can give you a pretty good idea when you're going to see it on your doorstep. He also buys parts from other manufacturers that also have slow-downs in production that hold him up. If you're buying a REV 8, you obviously had something that you were running before and it was good enough to run. Stick with what you've got until he can catch up. I am awaiting a Speedmerchant WGT, but will run my On-Point until it shows up.
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