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Old 03-25-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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I have a Assosiated B4.1 that I put a Venilin Brushless in but I cant put the Gear cover on because the motor shaft is too long. can I find a deeper cover, or use a couple of washers around the shaft to pull it back? Any ideas? Will this motor work?

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Old 03-26-2012, 12:28 PM   #2
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ive ran into that issue with the velineon a few times.... honestly ive never tried shimming it....i have always just shortened the motor shaft.... you really dont need to take much off.... I believe its around 1/16th or 1/8th in.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:38 PM   #3
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I would agree just cut enough off so cover will fit.
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:58 PM   #4
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That will work, but I took it out of my sons car cause he keeps runing into
$^^*T. He had the bandit with the 12t, and we upgraded him but it was too much power. So I swaped him my reddy 3300 so he would have more control. Eventualy it will go back in his when he can control it, so I didnt want to cut it off, but maybe just a little will work. Thanks guys
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Some people put a hole in the gear cover... It isn't like most of them are sealed, anyhow.
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you would have to check to be sure....but it should work on either after you cut it off.... because most other brand.. motor shafts are shorter than the velineon anyway..
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:57 PM   #7
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Ya, it is quite a bit longer. I will cut it off, for now I found a couple of longer screws and little springs that hold it out enough, then i put some tape on to fill the gap to keep most of the dirt out. "Temporary fix"

Thanks everyone. i am new to forums, and rc but you guys seem to really enjoy helping out rookies to help the hobby grow.
Now I need to find a track
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