Thanks for the link, man. I think that will help, once I get my new thrust bearing and thrust bearing spacer in the mail. I ordered from Robert at Ashford Hobbies, before. He's a helluva guy, but his parts list doesn't include pics. For a noob, the pics are necessary. I don't have a book for my 705, so I use www.acehardwarehobbies.com
. They have pics of almost all the Serpent parts.
The problems I'm having stem from the fact that I bought the car used. The clutch was missing the 0.5 mm shim, behind the flywheel, it had two 5X10 bearings underneath the bell, instead of one 5X10 and one 5X13,it had a thrust bearing that was missing 3 of the 5 balls, and it had no shims in it. Not knowing much about nitro cars or clutches, I ordered a thrust bearing from Robert. Did I order the 5X10? Of course not, I ordered the 5X9mm, because I'm ignorant. I tore it out of the package before finding out it was the wrong one, so I have a useless, shiny, new 5X9mm thrust bearing, if anyone wants it. When I get the new 5X10mm thrust bearing in, (2 weeks later) I notice that the spacer is scored, so I order a new one. When I get that in, I find the tech manual stuff on the Serpent site and what do you know? I need a 5X13mm bearing and a bunch of shims. They are on order, right now. I suppose, once I get it put together correctly, the clutch shoe or the flyweights will be worn and have to be replaced.
That's when I will realize I could have just bought the whole setup for $98.