Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road
Alex Racing Barracuda R2 & R3 >

Alex Racing Barracuda R2 & R3

Like Tree4Likes

Alex Racing Barracuda R2 & R3

Old 04-10-2003, 12:42 PM
  #541  
Tech Initiate
 
Bartz!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 44
Arrow Input gear ears...

Is there a detailed procedure that works for anyone for getting the input gear through those two bearings with out breaking the ears off? I have looked at the online manual. I haven't even gotten my R2 yet and I'm already nervous about that step of the assembly.

Thanks For The Help.
-Andrew
Bartz! is offline  
Old 04-10-2003, 02:26 PM
  #542  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (31)
 
JDM_DOHC_SiR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Chula Vista, CA
Posts: 9,087
Trader Rating: 31 (100%+)
Default

Originally posted by Herminator

So what are the other cuda drivers race stories?
Well mine have been sitting on my R/C work bench now for about 90 Days... ummmmm yeah ..Anyways I plan to do a "Tour De Force" With the Cuda Klan' when I get back Home ...... Put some Hours on all of them....Plus work on my Alex CE-4 Peace Ark with the New 3mm lower motor mount and Do a little Off Raod racing with the B4 Stealth if Steve can get one for me .....and then make the Long Trek to the States for some Vaccation in Cali' & Maryland.. for 2~3 weeks...I plan to DO at least 2 days a So~Cal with some if the Cali' guys

-Dave
JDM_DOHC_SiR is offline  
Old 04-10-2003, 02:38 PM
  #543  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (31)
 
JDM_DOHC_SiR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Chula Vista, CA
Posts: 9,087
Trader Rating: 31 (100%+)
Default Re: Input gear ears...

Originally posted by Bartz!
Is there a detailed procedure that works for anyone for getting the input gear through those two bearings with out breaking the ears off? I have looked at the online manual. I haven't even gotten my R2 yet and I'm already nervous about that step of the assembly.

Thanks For The Help.
-Andrew

the 1st thing you should do is take your time!!! and not clip the ears of the bevel gear

Also have you looked Here

-Dave
JDM_DOHC_SiR is offline  
Old 04-10-2003, 03:37 PM
  #544  
Tech Initiate
 
Bartz!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 44
Arrow R2 Input Gears

Thanks for the tip. I'll be sure not to force anything, and be extra careful.
-Andrew
Bartz! is offline  
Old 04-10-2003, 04:09 PM
  #545  
Tech Elite
 
Herminator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: England
Posts: 2,280
Default

I found the best way was to use a bit of shock oil, like Dave told me and then carefully align the gear in one bearing with one ear just inside the edge of the bearing and the other tab touching the other side of the bearing, then lean it to one side with the bearing flat on a table, so the gear is at about a 30degree angle with one side of the split furthest in. Once you have delicatly set this up find a suitable object, I used a 1.5kg dumbell weight, and give it a good whack, just be careful of your fingers If you align it properly the ears won't be damaged too much and then comes the trickier job of getting the second bearing on after putting it in the shaft holder. Basicly I used a similar method but couldn't use the angle to get the automatic squeezing together of the gear.
Herminator is offline  
Old 04-10-2003, 04:09 PM
  #546  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (31)
 
JDM_DOHC_SiR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Chula Vista, CA
Posts: 9,087
Trader Rating: 31 (100%+)
Default Re: R2 Input Gears

Originally posted by Bartz!
Thanks for the tip. I'll be sure not to force anything, and be extra careful.
-Andrew
No problem glad to be of Help

-Dave
JDM_DOHC_SiR is offline  
Old 04-10-2003, 04:19 PM
  #547  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (31)
 
JDM_DOHC_SiR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Chula Vista, CA
Posts: 9,087
Trader Rating: 31 (100%+)
Default

Originally posted by Herminator
I found the best way was to use a bit of shock oil, like Dave told me


-Dave
JDM_DOHC_SiR is offline  
Old 04-10-2003, 08:37 PM
  #548  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (31)
 
JDM_DOHC_SiR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Chula Vista, CA
Posts: 9,087
Trader Rating: 31 (100%+)
Lightbulb OK Guys

I'll have new Pic's of the rear carbon brace and the Battery hold down tonight or tommorow...


-Dave
JDM_DOHC_SiR is offline  
Old 04-10-2003, 09:27 PM
  #549  
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: concord Ca
Posts: 1,440
Default

I am considering getting one of these fancy kits and have been reading alot on this thread, I have but a couple of questions

1. what is the stock rear toe in angle

2. can it be adjusted and if so how, as in differnt a arm or uprights

PS Steve good show at the races, when you gonna make a treak up north?
HEYALIGNMENTGUY is offline  
Old 04-11-2003, 12:02 AM
  #550  
Tech Champion
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
SpeedTech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 6,028
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default

Heyalignmentguy,

Welcome to the thread buddy to answer some of your questions:

1. the stock rear toe is about 3.5-4 degress total, and it can be adjusted with a different rear hub carrier (which reduce it to 2.5-3 degree) and/or offset suspension ball mount, which we should be receiving tomorrow or monday, and I'll find out what are the possible toe-degrees then.

I don't think I'll be making it up north this year...quite a few guys are going though, but they are flying this year, which for me, I rather drive. It doesn't seem like I'll have anyone driving up with me though.

Steve Wang
SpeedTech is offline  
Old 04-11-2003, 10:38 AM
  #551  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (31)
 
JDM_DOHC_SiR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Chula Vista, CA
Posts: 9,087
Trader Rating: 31 (100%+)
Default

Originally posted by HEYALIGNMENTGUY
I am considering getting one of these fancy kits and have been reading alot on this thread, I have but a couple of questions

1. what is the stock rear toe in angle

2. can it be adjusted and if so how, as in differnt a arm or uprights

1) R1 Barracuda rear toe 2.0~2.5 (fixed) R2 Barracuda 3.5~4.0 Fixed

2) they can be adjusted buy a different deg rear toe hub or the offset 6.8mm Gold A-arm balls like Steve Said......the Offset ball if the prefered way


-Dave
JDM_DOHC_SiR is offline  
Old 04-11-2003, 10:49 AM
  #552  
Tech Elite
 
Herminator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: England
Posts: 2,280
Default

Is it even possible to change to the offset balls easily? I don't see how you could get the balls out of the A-arms without a great deal of effort. Was hard enough getting them in a lot easier to change uprights.
Herminator is offline  
Old 04-11-2003, 11:00 AM
  #553  
Regional Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: IRT #122
Posts: 3,364
Default

my cuda
Attached Thumbnails Alex Racing Barracuda R2 & R3-pal-cuda.jpg  
Ko Racer is offline  
Old 04-11-2003, 12:10 PM
  #554  
Tech Addict
 
dynoman007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Memphis,TN BEEEEIOTCH
Posts: 703
Default SWEET

now thats a pimp looking ride KO ........
i told you belts were to hold your pants up i guess you listened lol
dynoman007 is offline  
Old 04-11-2003, 01:01 PM
  #555  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (31)
 
JDM_DOHC_SiR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Chula Vista, CA
Posts: 9,087
Trader Rating: 31 (100%+)
Default Re: SWEET

Originally posted by dynoman007
now thats a pimp looking ride KO ........
i told you belts were to hold your pants up i guess you listened lol
Damn David where have you been hiding ..haven't seen you on this thread in a while.... Have you been on the TC-3 one

-Dave
JDM_DOHC_SiR is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.