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spear1872 08-16-2008 01:10 PM

clutch bell setup
 
Hi, I have just bot a used avalanche and if was missing the screw to hold the clutch bell on, I have a screw now but when I seat it the bell it can still slip back and forth about 1/16 to 1/8 of a inch. Is there info you can give or a picture(diagram) to show me how to setup the bell, washers, screw up?


Thanks,
Stephen.

AllAboutFunHobbies 08-16-2008 01:21 PM

RE: clutch bell setup
 
Your missing washers or center spacer. You space the clutch bell by putting washers on the inside of the clutch bell on the pilot shaft. You can take the clutch bell and pilot shaft to the local hardware store, not homedepot or lowes needs to be a place like Ace hardware, and find some washers that will fit the pilot shaft and fit inside the clutch bell in the bearing area.

Swingline76 08-16-2008 01:24 PM

RE: clutch bell setup
 
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here is the setup picture for the avalanche XP i received from someone since i am having trouble with my clutch bell as well

blackyz250 10-11-2009 12:03 AM

RE: clutch bell setup
 
Hello,
I know this is an old post but I hope you can help me out. My question is when I tighten the hex screw the bell tighten up as well. Is it suppose to spin free or is it supoose to tight with the fly wheel? I have seen on youtube that a bell is suppose to spen free. I hope you can help me out cause I haven't been able to find any info about this wahtsoever.I'm getting very frustrated Thank you in advance.



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ORIGINAL: Swingline76

here is the setup picture for the avalanche XP i received from someone since i am having trouble with my clutch bell as well

robriley 10-11-2009 05:11 PM

RE: clutch bell setup
 
yes, the bell should spin free. you should be able to spin it very easily with your fingers. It should spin as free and as long as a non driven wheel on an r/c truck with bearings (like the front wheel on a 2 wheel drive truck) there needs to be bearings in the center of the bell (an inner and an outer) along with the correct amount of washers for spacers. the reason the clutch bell needs to spin freely is because it's what keeps the truck from taking off as soon as you start it. when you give it throttle, the centrifugal clutch shoes come out, and make contact with the inside of the bell and that's what makes the truck move.

blackyz250 10-11-2009 08:43 PM

RE: clutch bell setup
 
I thought so! chevyderek72 suggested the flywheel and that was the problem. thx for you help tho


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ORIGINAL: robriley

yes, the bell should spin free. you should be able to spin it very easily with your fingers. It should spin as free and as long as a non driven wheel on an r/c truck with bearings (like the front wheel on a 2 wheel drive truck) there needs to be bearings in the center of the bell (an inner and an outer) along with the correct amount of washers for spacers. the reason the clutch bell needs to spin freely is because it's what keeps the truck from taking off as soon as you start it. when you give it throttle, the centrifugal clutch shoes come out, and make contact with the inside of the bell and that's what makes the truck move.

chevyderek72 10-11-2009 09:25 PM

RE: clutch bell setup
 
Nice, so was it the wrong flywheel or something?

blackyz250 10-11-2009 10:55 PM

RE: clutch bell setup
 
Well, funny you should ask. I purcahsed a new flywheel, clutch bell and alum shoe upgrade from redcat. The flywheel was different so I just assumed it would work well i didn't.
I was looking for a fuel tank for the Avalance so I did a googled and stumabled accross this dealer in my area (http://www.nitrodeals.com/) at the same time the parts came in but they were missing the bearing etc. that were supposed to come with the kit. Anyway Mikw from Nitro deals had a clutch kit and I used the flywheel from it.


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ORIGINAL: chevyderek72

Nice, so was it the wrong flywheel or something?

chevyderek72 10-11-2009 11:29 PM

RE: clutch bell setup
 
Nice, ya its weird how they have different setups with the flywheel and clutch bells between buggy and truck.

blackyz250 10-12-2009 12:03 AM

RE: clutch bell setup
 


Yes, very weird LOL</p>


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