Originally Posted by nazarc
Even with perfect alignment crowns may break. The solution is to simply install this option:
everyone making braces should note, that the chassis does not flex from where most of you are attaching braces. it flexes behind the layshaft at the point right behind the first baulkhead screws.
when the chassis bends under brake pressure the gears are pulled towards the engine and rotate around the axis of the crank shaft and roll over the pinions...contact between the spurs and pinions are never decreased under braking.
also the chassis cannot bend away from the engine this is next to impossible as there is the engine mounts, the rear baulkheads and the lay shaft towers stoping any movement of the spurs away from the engine. Nigh impossible!
also if people thing stripping of gears comes from lateral left to right flex...well then, a brace with ball ends and a turn buckle will not stop this lateral flex
you are not going to stop stripping with a brace made out of a turnbuckle, ball ends and attached so close to the layshaft. You stop it by proper engine to spur alignment, both placed on a 90degree angle from each other. The MTX5 gears are some of the hardest plastic spurs i have ever seen. If you strip them something has been set incorrectly.