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Old 03-21-2016, 06:40 PM   #946
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I was actually asking about assembly Sir the double e-clips is just a pain in the ass. How about using grubs screws and filing a flat on the kingpin?
When I ran an old Skool front end on my cars, that's exactly what I did.....grind a small flat on a plain 1/8" kingpin and use a grub screw thru the steering block to hold it in place ......because it makes spring changes and even just routine cleaning and upkeep so much easier. I too found the e-clips to be just too awkward and fussy to deal with.
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Old 03-21-2016, 06:44 PM   #947
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I was actually asking about assembly Sir the double e-clips is just a pain in the ass. How about using grubs screws and filing a flat on the kingpin?
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When I ran an old Skool front end on my cars, that's exactly what I did.....grind a small flat on a plain 1/8" kingpin and use a grub screw thru the steering block to hold it in place ......because it makes spring changes and even just routine cleaning and upkeep so much easier. I too found the e-clips to be just too awkward and fussy to deal with.
Are we all talking about this front end, which includes a grub screw ?
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:51 PM   #948
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The AE old school front end used 2 e clips to hold the steering block in place on the kingpin.
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Maiden voyage with the Rev 8 last weekend after parking a CRC. Impressed with the chassis, quality & response to adjustments.

A big thanks to RedBullFiXX for the set-up help while trackside!

Looking forward to more quality time on the rug.
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Old 03-26-2016, 03:26 PM   #950
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Are we all talking about this front end, which includes a grub screw ?
Nah, the old skool, two e-clip front end. I was thinking about the grub screw mod more for using springs of a different length (SM v AE) and having just enough pre-load on the spring rather than way too much and it would allow for a small amount of droop on the front. It's for GT12 not 1/12th but where better to find out info than from the SM guys
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Only part I have ever broken on mine is a side link. Once.

I've ground up a couple spur gears however.

Things I would keep in my box if I were prone to breaking shit:
  • Pair of upper arms
  • Pair of lower arms
  • Pair of side links
  • Pair of steering turnbuckles (complete with ball cups)
  • Pair of steering ball studs
  • 4 or more axle/hub bearings (they go bad - tons of side loading on them - but this is true on any 12th scale)
Granted I carry bearings, spur gears and now a pair of side links but nothing else listed above. I have however replaced the following:
  • Stock turnbuckles with titanium (steering and camber)
  • Stock inner (servo) ballcups with Associated
  • Servo ballstuds with Associated 3mm
  • Stock steering block ball studs with CRC 13615 aluminum pivot balls
  • Stock axles with Associated
So the stock takeoffs are in my box.

As for option stuff - I have all the Associated center/front springs as well as a complete set of RSD front/side/center springs but to be honest I have never felt the need to change the springs from what the car came with originally.

I run CRC spur gears because I like the 16 smaller balls over the 12 larger balls. I run TKO diff rings.
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How'd you get the associated front axles to work?
Bent my front end today getting used to the new CRC carpet.

The Speedmerchant has splined axles, did you just drill the knuckle out?
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You can just smooth out the axles on the dremel and put them in. I have lunsford axels on one of my cars.
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Thanks for the info Steve!
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McFactory Motorsports aluminum chassis and pod plate for the Rev.8 Pro.

Check out the McFactory thread for more info.

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Anyone know of a tweak brace with provisions for an O-Ring lateral battery mount system for the Rev-8?
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Haven't seen an o-ring conversion, tape is best, and lightest for 1/12 scale
Lipo's can move those o-rings pretty easily
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:01 PM   #957
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News from SpeedMerchant

Bruce is working with Mike from McFactory on Rev8 Aluminum chassis

SpeedMerchant are taking pre-orders now !




SICKNESS ! ! !
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McFactory Type "L" SpeedMerchant conversion:

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Ran the new McFactory chassis yesterday at practice. Car is dialed.
You need this on high grip CRC carpet!!!
Got the new reactive front end parts coming next!
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