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Old 04-24-2014, 09:24 PM   #526
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Default No setscrews in the clutch shoes?

Just perusing through the instruction manual and noticed that step 22 does not include any information on installing the set screws for the clutch shoe halves?

Is this an omission or are we not supposed to install set screws? Can't imagine that, then one cannot adjust the gap...

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Old 04-25-2014, 09:42 AM   #527
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Just perusing through the instruction manual and noticed that step 22 does not include any information on installing the set screws for the clutch shoe halves?

Is this an omission or are we not supposed to install set screws? Can't imagine that, then one cannot adjust the gap...

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I installed it to min the gap between 2 speed shoe and housing.
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Default steering linkage

Has anyone had issues with the steering linkage from the servo saver to the servo being weak? Ran the car for the first time and it popped off anytime any contact was made, not with a board, but even a flapper. The ball ends are smaller and the linkage itself pulled out once. Is there any reason you cannot use the bigger balls and ends for this application?
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Has anyone had issues with the steering linkage from the servo saver to the servo being weak? Ran the car for the first time and it popped off anytime any contact was made, not with a board, but even a flapper. The ball ends are smaller and the linkage itself pulled out once. Is there any reason you cannot use the bigger balls and ends for this application?
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Dennis Haven't had any issues as you describe , what servo arm are you using , when I first built mine last year I had a longer arm and it put the balls into a bind condition , changed to the 977 arm and the problem went away. You can make a little more robust link by suing two long links cut off approximately .100" each and using a long 3mm setscrew as a connector increases the threads engaged but you do lose adjustability.
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Has anyone had issues with the steering linkage from the servo saver to the servo being weak? Ran the car for the first time and it popped off anytime any contact was made, not with a board, but even a flapper. The ball ends are smaller and the linkage itself pulled out once. Is there any reason you cannot use the bigger balls and ends for this application?
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It will keep coming out once it comes out. Same thing with 747. The ball end plastics are very weak. I recently put bigger ball and plastic combo (both lateral and medial sides) in my 747 and it's a lot sturdier. I think the ball is 4.5mm. in my 747, I had to grind a bit of the ball end margin to avoid contact between them and the gear diff but not sure in 977. One thing I know is that you CAN use the bigger balls and ball ends.
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Default Front and Rear arm shimming

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Default Front and Rear hub shimming

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Default Sanwa SRG-HV shimming?

Anybody using sanwa SRG servos? if so, what shimming (#'s 1 thru 4 for both throttle and steering) is recommended for optimal servo positioning within the radio housing?

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Anybody using sanwa SRG servos? if so, what shimming (#'s 1 thru 4 for both throttle and steering) is recommended for optimal servo positioning within the radio housing?

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I'm using SRG servos. Great choice

You just need the 1mm shims on the servos but if you add the rubber bushings that come with the servos you don't need any extra shims.

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I'm using SRG servos. Great choice

You just need the 1mm shims on the servos but if you add the rubber bushings that come with the servos you don't need any extra shims.

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Default Rear Balljoints

Anybody struggle with screwing in the rear balljoints to the shock shafts?

I had to bore the tip of the balljoints a little and then struggled with screwing them in straight. They are now screwed in crooked. Tried to straighten them out but then stripped the balljoint.

I guess I could run them slightly crooked, but doesn't seem right.

An y ideas on how to do this with more ease?

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Default Shock Rebound?

Anybody have any advice of preferred amount of shock rebound for US tracks?

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Default Vir-tus installation

Does the vir-tus require shimming behind the cone for proper gear alignment?

Also, can't seem to find the cone (P/N 6503) in the kit. Can I use the cone that comes with the engine?

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Default Novarossi Virtus on 977

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Does the vir-tus require shimming behind the cone for proper gear alignment?

Also, can't seem to find the cone (P/N 6503) in the kit. Can I use the cone that comes with the engine?

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Stock Cone no shimming everything aligns perfectly. Make sure you hold out the crank shaft while sliding the cone down onto the race of the front bearing. There should be no play once you tighten-down the flywheel.
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