We run a monthly X-12 arm with the set-up of your choice/any chassis/any body (though no wing cars) race program. Track is a swoopy blue king. Just for fun I built a strap can x-12 motor and I'm planning on tucking it into a GT12 chassis.
Since I have almost no experience with strap can motors, my question is if I should be trying to mount the armature/pinion shaft at the same height as the axle/spur gear. Obviously, a strap can is less tall than the C can motor this chassis was designed for. Should I be concerned about the strap can motor sitting lower in the motor box and engaging the spur gear below the level of the axle? Clearly I want the motor lower to take advantage of the lower mass placement in the chassis but not if I can't reliably mesh the gears.
I'm just trying to set this up thoughtfully with good gear mesh and reliability of the set up in mind.
Any experience or advice to relate?