jester, you got me going. i hope you're happy.
I spent all morning racking my brain for a way to make the throttle linkages work and i think i finally got it. my issue with the original setup was 2 part. it was not smooth on the carb slide opening and when brake was applied it did not go through the full action and gave me a weak braking action.
my plan was to make a lever system of sorts so that i could have the linkages and carb move through more natural positions (i guess thats the best way to explain it). originally my idea was to have a bracket come off the rear of the plastic chassis and span the gap across the clutch and flywheel but i found a front bulkhead from some long forgotten oval chassis that i re-purposed as an upright bracket.
my next step was to make a horizontal lever. went through 2 different designs before i figured out that i could press-fit 2 bearings into a standard 2 sided servo horn. with the help of a belt tensioner pulley post from a xxx4 i was able to get a smooth acting, adjustable, and sturdy design.
links were a nightmare too, had to really dig through my hardware boxes and parts bags. eventually i wound up stealing some hardware from a vintage nip rc10 sway bar kit. didnt really want to resort to that but i needed to finish this step.
also re-routed the fuel line around back and took advantage of to open space back there. doing that cleared up the front of the chassis too.
anyway, on to pictures.
locked up breaks
fuel line re-routed.
see yall on the forums
Florida Oval Racer | Vintage traxxas collector | Mad Scientist