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    This morning I finally finished up the second diff and now need to clean/lube all the other parts before I throw the truck back together.

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    Looking good. Get that thing out and run it!

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    Thanks! I wont get to run it this weekend, but I finished up cleaning tonight. Its all squeaky clean and re-lubed. Now to build.




    I ended up having to stop on the last few bearings because I ran out of brake cleaner guess I`ill have to go to CT tomorrow.




    Good thing I have a buddy's Summit whos out of town, so I can take his out tomorrow for a hike




    Got the batts fully charged too



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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Adventurer View Post
    Thanks! I wont get to run it this weekend, but I finished up cleaning tonight. Its all squeaky clean and re-lubed. Now to build.
    Love those SPC batteries! We run those every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Adventurer View Post
    So I still need to shim my diffs. I get that generally your placing shims between the bearing and gears. Trying tto bring the pinion gear meshing as cloe as possable without binding. But im stuck on the testing technique to figure which of the 3 spots needs the shim?

    Can anyone point me to a shim guide that explains indepth figuring out where to test and place shims. Cant find video Anywhere on the net of shimming a 1/10 summit diff.

    Thanks in advance.
    http://rc-forum.dk/index.php/topic,156.0.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeadingEdge View Post
    Love those SPC batteries! We run those every day.
    Ya, they are great. Couldnt ask for a better battery
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sypsp View Post
    Thanks for the link, Will need some help with Google translate though LoL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Adventurer View Post
    Thanks for the link, Will need some help with Google translate though LoL

    Hahahaha!!!!

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    So I went out and got some brake cleaner to finish up the bearings and got the majority of the truck assembled. Now I have the week to finish then head out to the camp with the Summit.














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    Also tried some hot glue to fill the diff bulkheads this time. Trying to eliminate some slop.
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    I got the rig pretty much together, a few small bits left. Also got my first pack into a new 775 tonight 30% under throttle trim.








    Ive got to say, There`s nothing quite like having a reference unit beside you whenever your working on a rc. I love being able to confirm something by peering over quickly. I have a few friend trucks at my place usually.


    Last edited by Northern Adventurer; 06-12-2013 at 09:17 PM.
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    Looks good,looks ready now for the fun.


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    That looks beautiful. Makes me want to clean my truck!

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    A super clean truck is a thing of beauty. I actuall took all the pieces down to as many individual pieces as posable, then cleaned with dish soap water. Takes all the grime and grease off. Rinsed, dried and lubed. Everything is smooth and clean as new. Not for long though.

    it always suprises me once youve hosed it off how much more dirt/rocks/tricks and debries there is caked in every nook and cranny. Only was to really clean it is to do a full tear down. Thankfully its only once every 2 or 3 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Adventurer View Post
    A super clean truck is a thing of beauty. I actuall took all the pieces down to as many individual pieces as posable, then cleaned with dish soap water. Takes all the grime and grease off. Rinsed, dried and lubed. Everything is smooth and clean as new. Not for long though.

    it always suprises me once youve hosed it off how much more dirt/rocks/tricks and debries there is caked in every nook and cranny. Only was to really clean it is to do a full tear down. Thankfully its only once every 2 or 3 months.
    If the truck has been dissassembled down to individual pieces, try running the plastic parts through a dishwasher. The results are usually amazing.

    Disclaimer: Obviously this cleaning method does not apply to any of the electronics.

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    I was thinking ultrasonic cleaner,but I already have a dishwasher...lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakey View Post
    If the truck has been dissassembled down to individual pieces, try running the plastic parts through a dishwasher. The results are usually amazing.

    Disclaimer: Obviously this cleaning method does not apply to any of the electronics.
    Never thought of that! Definately going to try it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakey View Post
    try running the plastic parts through a dishwasher. The results are usually amazing.
    Nice, didnt even think about that. Seeing as it was beside the sink I was using LoL.

    But doing it in the sink allowed me to scrub by hand with hard bristle brushes and get some grime out that the dishwasher may not have been able to scrub. Such as inside the diff bulkheads.

    Its neat how the plastic feels new agian after.
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    Well Its finally 100% and ready to run this weekend



















    Looking forward to the mountain of rock I found last week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakey View Post
    If the truck has been dissassembled down to individual pieces, try running the plastic parts through a dishwasher. The results are usually amazing.

    Disclaimer: Obviously this cleaning method does not apply to any of the electronics.
    Great idea! Make sure you turn off the 'heat dry' at the end of the cycle, as that bakes the plastic and makes it brittle over time.
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    just been looking throught your pic's.....have you used the new can of break cleaner on your plastic parts yet? its chlorinated
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    Quote Originally Posted by reod12x2 View Post
    just been looking throught your pic's.....have you used the new can of break cleaner on your plastic parts yet? its chlorinated
    Naw my plastics dont get brake cleaner. Just bearings and brushes. its all walmart had lol will be goin to Canadian Tire to get more of my regular stuff soon. But thanks for the concern.
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    I enjoy cleaning my truck as much as I enjoy making it dirty. Looks like you are ready for some fun! Don't forget the AFTER pictures
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Switchblade View Post
    I enjoy cleaning my truck as much as I enjoy making it dirty. Looks like you are ready for some fun! Don't forget the AFTER pictures
    Ya, I too seem always seem to have time to clean her up. Besides, I cant believe how many bearings need refreshing constantly. Must be the way I drive LoL

    I dont really have any after pictures from last weekend. Shes stayed really clean, just a light film of dust. We went to some pretty crazy mini-mountian hills by some lakes then found this loading bay for a mfg company with a seventy foot rock wall.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp0ZV...ature=youtu.be


    One of the runs I was able to get 90% of the way up.













    Needless to say I put the new cups through heck and no probs yet, going to wait another 2 weeks to open them up and inspect.

    Heres some shot of one of my buddies who is 70% blind. But still loves to rip BOTH his summits around, here he is doing a belly smack LoL

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKiO8...ature=youtu.be
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    Thats good to hear. Looks like you have an awesome place to run.

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    Well,

    Ive had some fun the last couple weekends and broke a few parts. Couple diff spider gears, front bulkhead, servo horn and stripped out screw. Aluminum diff cups faired great with all the teeth flying around in the inside. Almost all fixed up now.

    Seems the bulkheads and diffs did well with the hot glue. I will be sticking with this method for a awhile.

    The TBR skids are looking fairly used for only being 3-months old LoL





















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    Traxxas Summit assembly line!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RcSummitVXL View Post
    Traxxas Summit assembly line!
    Sometimes it feels like it. Except I pay into it, I dont get paid LoL
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    ...you don't fool me, you just like to 'wrench'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Switchblade View Post
    ...you don't fool me, you just like to 'wrench'...
    Break, Fix, Repeat. I love this sick game I play. Got the aluminum servo horns on the way. Seems the stock finally went on me as everyone says they do. BUT it was from a big fall so I understand. Wonder what the force would have done to my servo if I had the aluminum horn on? maybe it better to kill horns than servos?

    But ya, I have an affair with tear downs and rebuilds. Keeps it "Peak" all the time.
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    I also wrench for like 3 people who have multiple trucks... who drive the snot out of their rigs. But always maintain them. So the work is never ending.
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    I received my new bulkheads yesterday, got them assembled along with the truck.

    This time I tried one of Jimmie Neutrons tricks and put foam washers on the diff bearings to keep dirt out of the bulkheads and to protect the bearings. The thickness of the washers also helps with the bulkhead slop. That`s on top of filling the bulkheads with hot glue.

    Time to get out and go for a hike once this heat wave subsides.









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    Those are pretty big washers... unless the camera is playing tricks on me! Are they Traxxas?
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Looking at post #83 I think we now know who the battery hoarder is. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    Those are pretty big washers... unless the camera is playing tricks on me! Are they Traxxas?
    They are really big. Not Traxxas, from my HS in bulk bags.

    The small ones on the table beside them are the 1/10 traxxas body post foam washers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRICK57 View Post
    Looking at post #83 I think we now know who the battery hoarder is. Lol
    But there's nothing there for my 1/16`s
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    Very nice truck! From page one on your first trip to CanTire you bought 'Fluid Film' just wondering what you used it for on this build, and have you used it for waterproofing on other RC's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikekoz68 View Post
    Very nice truck! From page one on your first trip to CanTire you bought 'Fluid Film' just wondering what you used it for on this build, and have you used it for waterproofing on other RC's?
    Thanks for swinging by, I use Fluid Film as a lubricant because its also a rust inhibitor. I use it on hinge pins, inside carries, on axles. Its a neat formula that sprays on then gets just slightly waxy after it sits for a bit, great for taking up space the dirt could get into. Helps keep the squeaks away too. A can lasts me a long time, I only do quick 1 sec sprays where its needed.

    Ive never used/heard of it being applied for waterproofing, but that would be neat. I`ll have to read the bottle a little more.

    Have our ever seen it used like that?
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    hot glue definatley works good.. I did it a while back but only did 4 small spots instead of filling up the area. Of course it broke free after a few runs. So next time im filling her up. Definitely gets rid of that summit squeak.

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