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Old 05-21-2007, 09:48 PM
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I am looking for a picture of the mount at the end of an axle for the steel road wheels. SO if you took the outer road wheels off, unbolted them, for rail I need a picture of that.

I have spent hours on the net trying to find a good one.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 05-21-2007, 11:56 PM
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Any of these help? Not sure what you're looking for, do you have a picture? haha, how about drawing a picture?
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Old 05-22-2007, 12:13 AM
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Hey James... thanks.. but what I am doing to making exposed mounting plates for some of my road wheels with plans of having one at least ripped off and damaged. I am using styrene discs and tubing and it simply fits over the axle the same as the outer wheel would. I have found some for the rubber-rimmed wheels and I think the metal would be the same but I am just doing my research.

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Old 05-22-2007, 12:28 AM
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You want a picture of a hub? Funny, I just made two today!

[link=http://tiger1.info/EN/DoubleWheel.html]Hubs[/link]
Old 05-22-2007, 12:53 AM
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Hey James....

Great minds think alike and so do ours!!!

Thanks!

Hey on a different note... I noticed a couple of things about my drive mech.... first off one drive wheel runs truer that the other... to make sure I switched them... also one shaft when you pull out on it has a bit more play than the other.. I mean it pulls out a little farther.... have you noticed this?

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You mean a wobbly shaft? Or the sprocket does not go in as far as it should? Someone mentioned the shafts being longer on one tank the other day, I forget which one.
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well the actual drive wheel is wobbly compared to the other but then the shaft is also wobbly. I did grind one down a bit to fit the bearing... likely my own fault... dammit! I think I will just order an extra set of metal gear boxes and pick the best out of the 4. I may run it though and see.. if it doesn't throw a track then all is good I guess... BUT... yup a BUT....the down fall of doing so much work.. you refuse to cut corners.... haha.....

But also... without the drive sprocket on... you can pull one shaft out further than the other... I may want to take it apart and add a spacer...


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What bearing? Are you going to put a bearing on the outside of the hull on the inside of the gearbox cover? I figure we can CA a bearing in there. Some guys ground out the inside of the hull and put it in there, not sure I want to do that. As long as the Ca holds, it will seal it and steady the shaft.
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Hey James,

Well I am putting it on the OUTSIDE of the hull. I first got rid of the collar on the outside of the hull. Next glued on a piece of styrene. That way once I expoxy the bearing to the hull.. if I ever need to take it off I ruin teh styrene and NOT teh hull and I would simply replace the styrene. Then I plan on siliconing the center of teh bearing to the shaft. The main point of all of this is NOT support but rather... waterproofing.

DO you see any problems?

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Old 05-22-2007, 01:47 PM
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Nope, perfect, especially the part of using a piece of styrene against the hull! I bought 3 or packs of bearings of different sizes based on a the specs a fellow forum member gave, none of them fit. In order to do so the internal diameter of the bearing or the shaft will have to be sanded. I think they are 8 and 9mm ID, 14 to 17mm OD and 5mm thick.
Old 05-22-2007, 02:41 PM
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A piece of advice James.. I tried thinning out one shaft... takes too long and now.. well it is less than perfect and I think that is why the one drive wheel may not be driving true...

I then used a diamond bit to enlarge the diameter of the bearing... it seemed to work.. with one disadvantage... it heats up and some of the lubricant leaked out. (I guess boiled out) OOPS! SO I will use these first and see what happens.

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Default RE: Steel Road Wheel Picture

Kabul, Not sure if you are aware of this or not or even if it will work, But on the Tamiya A sprue there are a few mounting plates that are not used in the kit. I use them when I remove the front outer road wheel's as some commanders had done.
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Thanks! I will check out plates and see...

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