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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:34 pm 
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It will probably get painted and stuck on the blue truck .


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:08 am 
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Headers are coated and trim installed .
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:04 pm 
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finally found the noise I have been looking for. It was in the gear . Did my annual axle inspection and the gear oil was really dark . Brake pads were also ready to be changed . Axle spline look good .But this leads me to ask at what power level and weight should I be making a move to 35 spline ? Gear had like .052 back lash in it . and I think it is done .
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And I serviced my pit bike .
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So im pricing new 35 splines and a pro gear also . When is a pro gear required ? Strange says they are only good for 300 passes , which has me worried . I am pulling the housing out to pressure wash it and have it put in a narrowing jig to make sure it is straight . Im also going to have a back brace installed .


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Are those the same strange SS axles when I had it? they what 31 spline I thought.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:23 pm 
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CT'S LUV wrote:
Are those the same strange SS axles when I had it? they what 31 spline I thought.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:15 pm 
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good looking pit bike! Would like to comment on the gear/spline situation...but haven't a clue about what ya'll are discussing :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:24 am 
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A pro gear is a softer rockwell, so the teeth can sorta bend, rather than break. This softness means the teeth will wear quicker. IMO, if the standard gears are holding up for a while, and you are not seeing twist in the splines of the current axles, I wouldn't upgrade. The 35 spline stuff usually requires a different pig, unless you have the big bearings already. I bought 35 spline axles for my 67 malibu pro touring car I am building and I know first hand how pricy it all is...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:17 am 
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Well I do have a strange 3.250 bearing aluminum case . I also have the 5/8" drive lugs and a 35 spline spool . So I would need axles and a gear with a full bearing set . All my old parts could be put into another axle I have and set up as a S-10 / luv rear axle and sold to offset the cost of this build .


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:16 pm 
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Ah, I get it. Glad I am not pushing the Horsepower you are. My gears will probably last me forever ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:23 am 
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Current situation . Nobody has any suggestions on moving up spline count on rear axles ?
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I also found these on closeout for black Friday . It is a 50CC China deal , but for $650 shipped to the door I figured Id give it a try .
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:10 am 
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Got a few things done a bit farther. Axle is finished . I had a drain plug added. The pilot holes in the spring perches were not the correct size to keep the axle square and were not deep enough . They were 1/2 pilot bolts , so I added a pair of 1/2id x 9/16 od bushings between the housing and the spring to keep everything straight . My strange aluminum case turned out tio be 3.060 bearing and I had already ordered 35 spline axles ( they will be here tueday) . I had to break down and buy a new case . Really feel like I should have gone aluminum due to weight , but I ended up with the steel one . I am into this project for over $2000 . Also got free shipping and 30% off at Aerospace for the brake pads .
Axle back brace and straighten -$300
Gear , bearings & case -$1050
axles bearing and studs -$525
Brake pads and parts -$119
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:45 pm 
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finally got a chance to update . Got this thing together and actually made a few passes . First race is Feb 18 & 19.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:20 pm 
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Good reading & learning. I just read the whole thread you have a nice truck with tons of work in it. I used to race my Luv in Baytown years ago when I live there before it got wrecked. I really like HRP . I started out at Houston International & had lots of fun at that place in my younger years. I kind of got away from the cars & started racing my old Vmax . I ran it a lot at Baytown before I moved. I am happy to have another Luv truck now & am looking forward to getting it running. It will be just a street truck though. I raced my bike for a while in Florida now I live in TN & have not been to a track since I moved here. I might have to fix that soon.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:10 pm 
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Lost in the finals Satruday and alternator locked up @4 cars sunday . Pretty decent first outing . Moving to a low mount on the driverside to shorten the belt .
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I had to make my brackets and use a mini alternator on mine. Not as much room as it looks...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:50 am 
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I figured as much . I have a CS130 set up on it now which is smaller . Measuring thinks it looks great but I bet it fills up quick down there.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:20 am 
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Does using the alternator affect your et? I have one on mine but I was going to disable it while making a pass.


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I charge between rounds , but after starting the motor a few times in the lanes and dual fans and electric water pump it seems to keep the MSD box happier . I believe it makes it more consistant. Im planning on putting one in again with a way shorter belt .


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