Archive for January, 2011

Replacement parts showed up

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

The replacement parts (bulkhead and CVA) from AE showed up today.  I have placed the bad parts in the return envelope and set them back to AE.  Now I can get back to building my TC6.

Hubs – Free up the bearings

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

The 10mm bearings in the hubs are another great spot to spend some time freeing up.  Start by reaming out the holes in the hubs that hold the bearings.  Then work on freeing up the bearings themselves.  If you have already read the articles about the diff bearings or the spur gear bearings, then these steps will feel very familiar.


Diffs – Free up the bearings

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

The large 15mm bearings that hold the differentials in place are another great spot to spend some time freeing up.  There are two issues to work on.  One is the plastic part that holds the bearing has a hole that is a bit too small for the bearing, creating a binding effect between the holder and the bearing.  The other issue is the bearing itself.  The 15mm bearings are rubber sealed and full of thick grease, and that means a slower spinning bearing.  With a little bit of work, these issues can be cleared up.