this is gonna be a long one fellers, been at it for almost 3 days strait between shifts at work. got a lot done and im about halfway done this build.
I set out simply to build a set of shocks and 3 hours later i had the suspension complete.
front shocks have Kipps purple/7lb springs with 50wt oil and a single hole piston. out back is are blue/3lb spring with 35wt oil and 2 hole pistons.
moved the tower to the uppermost position and its bang on perfect!
arms were mounted and shimmed. no slop here
I had the day off and had electronics installed before lunch.
rx needed a few holes drilled to make it secure.
after that, axles were cut down and installed with stainless bearings. i stole the outdrive yolks from my throwback brushless pede. also stole the front skid from the pede while i had it in my lap.
those outdrives look mighty rusty to me.
at that point i was ready to start working on some of my other projects when my nova showed up. of course my plan went out the window and it was mocked up in a matter of minutes. i was wrong about what all is included as well. i still need an air filter, flywheel, and split cone washer specifically.
once it was mocked up i started running into problems. the carburetor is a slide type where as the trx 15 is a rotary type. no biggie right? "ill just switch it around a little" so i did, and after digging for a linkage long enough to reach the opposite corner of the engine i remembered that i need brakes, the way the linkages worked the brakes were simply not part of the equation. after a little work though i got it sort of right.
still needs work to get it smooth and pull the brakes tighter but i think this is a decent solution. for now.
my next problem was the exhaust manifold. it pushes the pipe out way too much to fit under the body.
wasnt 100% sure about that theory though so the body was mocked up and mounted with body mounts. and no, it does not fit. it was about an inch too far out. good excuse to mount the body though.
i plan to order a new manifold this week or next. along with the final bits i need to get the engine fired and broken.
(Last edited by Fiero_Man_121 : 9.22.15 at 12:09 pm)
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