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Old 09-01-2012, 12:34 PM
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Default RCM and MHZ Z Drives

I already have a RCMZ drive and im looking for another RCM Z drive if anyone has one.I have cash waiting.

I have been offered an MHZ Z drive that looks exactly the same as my RCM but are they internally?
Is the RCM Geared up 16%????

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Old 09-01-2012, 03:08 PM
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Not shure if they are geared the same i know there harder to find as they are not made anylonger i have a couple of the mhz z drives if you dont end up getting the mhz drive i may be interestedin it thanks
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:14 PM
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How do you get the Z drive apart!!!!

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Old 09-01-2012, 04:41 PM
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Default RE: RCM and MHZ Z Drives

the RCM is a 1.16:1 ratio - same as the MHZ
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How do you get the Z drive apart!!!!

There is a small set screw on the top of drive remove it then i use a small screwdriver to slide the bearing out this will alow you to get to the front bolt holding the lower unit i will be pulling one apart his week ill take some pics
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That would be great rcguy!!! What loctite are you using to glue the shafts into place?
I think I might buy the MHz on and put it on the back with my rmck one. Give them both a lick of paint!
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:27 AM
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The MHZ drive should have a square input and so not need loctite. The RCM drive use Loctite 648 retaining compound for the flex cable/input gear.
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Here are a few pics of the drive apart
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Not shure why that one pic keeps hetting turned upside down hope they help
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thankyou very much rcguy.

just a quick question does the imput shaft come out fairly easy?
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Once you remove the setscrew i use a small flat screwdriver to gently work the bearing out it comes out fairly easy just be carefull i want to make a tool that will spread apart that i can place in the flexshaft retainer so i can just pull the assembly out i have not tried to remove the output shaft im not shure how its held in if its a press fit or threaded ihave an S6 drive i want to pull apart as well but have not pulled one apart as of yet post pics of your build im going to put my drives on a Expresscraft 60" MTI using rear exhaust RCMK K30 s from holding he drives upto the boat it going to look sweet hope to get in the 60mph range anything above will just be iceing on the cake
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Yep once i get everything together i'll do a build thread!!!

Thanks again for your help!
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here we go brand new on the market..... just snagged up one for $500


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here we go brand new on the market..... just snagged up one for $500



Where did you get it? is about a year that Arrowshark shows them as ""Sold Out"" Look here http://www.arrowshark.com/scale-drive.php
Anyway, i'll take the mhz Alu-plain that is pretty similar
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Managed to get my self a MHz complete. I also got a complete MHz upper section and gears do I can change my rcmk one to look like a MHz with square input drives!!!
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Where did you get it? is about a year that Arrowshark shows them as ''''Sold Out'''' Look here http://www.arrowshark.com/scale-drive.php
Anyway, i'll take the mhz Alu-plain that is pretty similar
look on that website.... they have one with small blemishes for $399

Ya....mhz usa doesnt keep any of these drives in stock...I wonder why not??
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I have the Arrowshark outrdrive going on one of my hulls also got a spare set of gears, got the whole setup for £250 its only been used twice lol.
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Well, they have only one and is defective, so goodbye arrowshark

About mhz Usa,be careful, do not buy from them, Shirley told me that Mhz Usa does not work anymore, more than a year, they are not able to delivery MHZ parts anymore, if you want them you will have to take it in Germany, but no problem, they ship worldwide.

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Well, they have only one and is defective, so goodbye arrowshark

About mhz Usa,be careful, do not buy from them, Shirley told me that Mhz Usa does not work anymore, more than a year, they are not able to delivery MHZ parts anymore, if you want them you will have to take it in Germany, but no problem, they ship worldwide.

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Did you look on ebay... 2 arrowsharks units on there for $525 each

Ich spreakin ze deutch....
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MHZ USA is no longer up and running if you nees anthing MHZ germany is t he to go place great service fast shipping
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wow something happened ...the 2 drives on ebay, the auction was pulled.....contacted the seller hes like "we dont make those anymore"...hahahaha
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I told you so, in their web page appears as ""Sold Out""   
Forget about arrowshark, go with mhz, also cheaper, 525 U$S = 408€ !!  mhz z-drive alu-plain =280€[8D]

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