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Old 04-30-2004, 02:42 PM   #6226
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Remember I had a problem in getting the FT rear 3-point hubs running as smooth as I wanted? I found the problem!

First of all if I only had started to polish all the pivot balls to begin with I had noticed that the balls did'nt run completely true (in the drilling machine). In fact some of them in this kit "wobbled" quite bad (in my book anyway). I noticed that now when I took it apart and did it in an attempt to just remove some friction etc. So... I took the four (newly polished) that ran true (ball not off-center to the treads) and re-assembled the rear hubs and now it was silk smooth even with like 3 degree of toe... Took a while but now I'm happy with the rear end.

The other pivot balls can be used in the steering knuckles, no problems.
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Old 04-30-2004, 03:59 PM   #6227
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I found the same thing with my pivot balls as well.
I found the new hubs also tend to hold the balls in a little too snug even if the retainer cap is not on very tightly.
I put both pivot balls in the hubs with the retainers and then chucked them up in the drill press (one at a time of course!)
If you hold the hub and let the pivot spin in there and 'work' the hub around, it seats itself very nicely. Obviously, if you do it too fast or with too much force you will create too much friction and begin to melt the hub material. I didn't go that far, but they function pretty freely now.
I guess after a few runs they would free themselves up anyways but it bothered me enough to fix it.
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Old 05-03-2004, 06:41 AM   #6228
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Does anybody have the part # for the adjustment spring and screw that goes in the new two speed? The old part # is 2289. I wonder if its going to be a running change. If so, there probably be no way of telling the diffrence. Thanks
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Does anybody have the part # for the adjustment spring and screw that goes in the new two speed? The old part # is 2289. I wonder if its going to be a running change. If so, there probably be no way of telling the diffrence. Thanks
It is a running change but on a "new" partnumber. Its only available together with the new shoes though.

AE #2290 - 2-speed shoes, springs and screws "Sure Shift"
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Old 05-04-2004, 10:38 AM   #6230
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What about the diff cases? new number?
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Old 05-04-2004, 11:03 AM   #6231
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nope, same part number, different part.
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Old 05-04-2004, 11:14 PM   #6232
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i converted mine and the first time i tested, i hit mr. board and the left lower arm broke easily. the material looks hard but i think its brittle as compared to the old one. but handling was very good. decreased in forward push was very noticeable. you can expect increase in speed when cornering. good job ae!!!!
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On the new cases the nubs that align the two halfs are shorter than the old ones. That is how you can tell the difference. They are great!!!

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What is different about the new diff cases besides the alignment nubs?
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they are "opened up" internally so there is no more dremelling required for a free spinning drive train.
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Other differences that stand out are the new gearbox's ( they have redone the mould, everything fits together with no binding ( no more dremeling the cases)

The springs in the 2 speed have bene changed, these hold the setting much better then the old spring.
Korgae: thanks for the info..........but can you tell is there any phyical different by the look of the outside of the CASES and the SPRINGS...? Different shape and different color...? Different parts #....etc?

I just want to know so I can order the REVISED version instead of the old version.......if the part # are differnet, that will be great...but if not, then I wish I can tell the different at my LHS but looking at them......thanks.

PS...I shoudl read the entire thread before posting...I think I've got the answer now...thanks all

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they are "opened up" internally so there is no more dremelling required for a free spinning drive train.
On the new case, do we need to replace teh WHOLE up and down case or just the TOP part...? I know they came with both up and down...just to see I can be a little bit lazy by nothing removing and replacing the lower case....LOL Thanks..
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You need to change booth, I havent even had the time to check our inventory yet. If I can see we have booth in stock I will take a note in the exact dimensions at least so you can see where the differences are. On our first generation FT cars I'm pretty shure it was the "old" cases though...
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The new cases can't be mated with the old, they changed the way they come together. The new ones look very similar though.
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You need to change booth, I havent even had the time to check our inventory yet. If I can see we have booth in stock I will take a note in the exact dimensions at least so you can see where the differences are. On our first generation FT cars I'm pretty shure it was the "old" cases though...
Thank you guys, and now i know I have to stock 2 more cases (does FRONT cases same as the rear now...? Or they are different..?)

Trust me, I am not picking on you.....what is booth? Or it is typo for "BOTH"..? Just want to make sure I am reading the same thing.
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