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    I realised how badly worn the rear hinge pin brace was (inferior HPI!) so ordered up the BHRC one, much tighter and feels really nicely made.
    Also had to get some Hostile hubs, because again, thanks to inferior HPI, after less than 15 tanks, the rear hubs themselves were so worn, the slop was ridiculous.
    All tight again now with the Hostiles, thanks to Jason coming to my rescue with the heim kit!
    I generally don't run a shell at all, but decided as it was all sat there and I have most colours available to hand of paint, I'd do something primarily white, with a splash of colour.
    Didn't come out amazingly, I think my liquid mask is starting to go off, but meh, when it's covered in dirt it won't make any difference lol.












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    Looking good dan like the wheel nuts

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    They're just to keep Ray on his toes and stop him cheating lol!

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    Eurghhh, sheep **** everywhere!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh How Original View Post
    Eurghhh, sheep **** everywhere!!

    lol dan sheep crap aint bad mate, it don't stink as bad as dog crap

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    Quote Originally Posted by spentallmymoneyagain View Post
    lol dan sheep crap aint bad mate, it don't stink as bad as dog crap
    I think any type of rotten **** stinks lol.
    All cleaned off now, new spur gear on, I seem to go through them at an alarming rate.
    Even when not jumping.
    I might put just a dab of grease on, the mesh is even and not tight, so I can only assume it's a heat thing.
    Perhaps just a very small dab of grease might help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh How Original View Post
    I think any type of rotten **** stinks lol.
    All cleaned off now, new spur gear on, I seem to go through them at an alarming rate.
    Even when not jumping.
    I might put just a dab of grease on, the mesh is even and not tight, so I can only assume it's a heat thing.
    Perhaps just a very small dab of grease might help.
    lol dan, well like me you live in the country so crap is unavoidable ,
    and maybe time for steel gearset mate, if your going through em that fast,
    I run nothing but steel on my cars now, much better all round

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    Quote Originally Posted by spentallmymoneyagain View Post
    lol dan, well like me you live in the country so crap is unavoidable ,
    and maybe time for steel gearset mate, if your going through em that fast,
    I run nothing but steel on my cars now, much better all round
    I wondered about that, but I also worry about then making something else let go lol, I'd rather swap a spur than rebuild a gearbox.
    I don't really want the bill for a complete Blackbone overhaul either.
    I also wondered if an alloy spur carrier would maybe displace some of the heat...

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    So I have ripped 3 spurs to bits, changed bearings in the clutch carrier etc... Still no luck.
    Didn't notice this when I checked it out at the field, decided as the back end is getting work done I'd investigate.
    Mullered the brakes, tranny plate and the gearbox is shattered lol, cups look about dead as well, not quite sure why so quickly, will change them in any case.
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    dan mate, I have never known anyone knacker as many plastic gear boxes as yourself ,
    how the hell do you manage it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spentallmymoneyagain View Post
    dan mate, I have never known anyone knacker as many plastic gear boxes as yourself ,
    how the hell do you manage it ?
    I'm extra gentle with my toys Paul lol
    I still have another 3 gearboxes sat here, so don't need a TR box just yet, thankfully lol.

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    Turns out not only was the gearbox smashed to bits, several screws were missing, 2 bolts had come out of the diff completely, the other two were loose, two bearings were mashed and a gear was also shattered... Instead of even trying to rebuild it I have just built up the brand new one from my spares, running smooth and true now.
    I've not bought a standard size pinion for a while, just wondering who makes an 18t one?
    At the moment I just have a 17t on there, but want 18/56 as per my normal gearing and not sure who makes them in standard size? (typically use a TR clutch system)


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    Ahhh I didn't realise HPI made 'em!
    It's been so long since I bought a stock one.
    Cheers Laz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh How Original View Post
    Ahhh I didn't realise HPI made 'em!
    It's been so long since I bought a stock one.
    Cheers Laz.
    Same here Dan always used turtle or vertigo hex, Hpi do a thin one too

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/1104291139?...dt=0&rdtsrc=vi

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    Some footage from yesterday, as you see at the end, my spur gear dies a death.


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    Maybe a slipper would help on that terrain, looks pretty tough/rough on the cars

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    It's not too bad and nobody else had the issue.
    Oddly, I assumed it was the spur that had gone (because it happened a few times before changing the carrier and gearbox) but actually the pinion nut had just come off.
    Given the clutch carrier is pretty well enclosed, I wouldn't have bothered to take it apart to put the pinion back on anyway, so no biggie that we came home early.
    At least it's fixed now... Well, when I slap the pinion and spur back on it will be lol, but the spur is undamaged.

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