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Posted 26 February 2019 - 06:20 AM

bellissimo!


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Posted 26 February 2019 - 06:44 PM

7T steel JK pinion soldered on and JK rubber given a final trim/true at 7/8' OD

 

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Axle sanded at high speed with 220, then 400, then polished with 2,000 to fit the BB's perfectly.

Crown gear set screw replaced with a Ralph Thorn hollow.

The axle and crown now spin forever and are balanced

 

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 09:06 PM

As an option to the Mylar spacers, I made a (.078") brass spacer which will require a 10 thou bronze spacer both above and below it to prevent it cutting into the chassis and/or flag

 

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TrueScale body seems to be taking the punishment of racing well, despite a few minor blemishes.

I gave it a gentle bath in Mississippi tap water. No sense in messing with a good thing

 

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 10:37 PM

Originally, this Cuc did not have a downstop for the center section - I left it like that for nostalgia.

Back in the 60's when the car was designed, it was considered "cool" to have a flag drop way down.

This Cuc is now a race car, and we all know better - it only takes a hair of movement to make an ISO do it's magic.

 

So I fabricated a down stop of .047 brass rod and JB Welded it to the iron weight.

Drop is now .032-ish, courtesy of the wire piece holding it in position for the night

 

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 11:11 AM

In the end, I chose TQ lead wires. She passes the drivetrain test very nicely. Total weight: 126 grams.

Balance point is right at the front of the endbell, right where I want it, so no more weight up front is needed IMO

 

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Done and ready to go home and do battle again :D

 

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 11:43 AM

Fantastic job.

 

I can't wait.

 

Well done and thank you.


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