GT gears keep stripping

GT gears keep stripping

Post by JPTrespa » Sat, 29 May 1999 04:00:00



Im been having a problem with my GT's gears for some time but now its become
more of a problem than ever. Im pretty sure that the space between the gears is
correct and the chassis cannot be flexing because the gears always strip when
the car is stoped and resting with the brake on. Today soon after my second
gear stripped I touched the clutch bell and noticed that it was very hot. More
hot than the engine heatsink! So, I have come to the conclusion that the reason
the gears strip is because the hot clutch bell melts the gear while the car is
stoped, not because of chassi flex. Is this correct? If so how can I fix this?
Ive thought about getting a steel spur but the guy at the hobby shop said it
would make things worse, even though gears a 4 bucks each.
 
 
 

GT gears keep stripping

Post by ed junea » Sat, 29 May 1999 04:00:00


  I've noticed that this is the result of over/under gearing.  This was
happening alot when my friend had DS gears on his GT. What spur/bell are you
running? Also with what motor?

Ed


Quote:
>Im been having a problem with my GT's gears for some time but now its
become
>more of a problem than ever. Im pretty sure that the space between the
gears is
>correct and the chassis cannot be flexing because the gears always strip
when
>the car is stoped and resting with the brake on. Today soon after my second
>gear stripped I touched the clutch bell and noticed that it was very hot.
More
>hot than the engine heatsink! So, I have come to the conclusion that the
reason
>the gears strip is because the hot clutch bell melts the gear while the car
is
>stoped, not because of chassi flex. Is this correct? If so how can I fix
this?
>Ive thought about getting a steel spur but the guy at the hobby shop said
it
>would make things worse, even though gears a 4 bucks each.


 
 
 

GT gears keep stripping

Post by JPTrespa » Sat, 29 May 1999 04:00:00


66 tooth spur and stock clutch bell, whatever it is.
 
 
 

GT gears keep stripping

Post by Brian Falte » Sat, 29 May 1999 04:00:00


You might want to put the mip 4 in 1 clutch on there.  I put it on mine
and noticed that the clutch bell did not heat up as much.  I susspect
that you cut the stock clutch shooes too much and the clutch is slipping
excessively.  You could just get stock shoes again but the mip is a good
clutch and can be set up in different ways.

If you still have problems then I would have to say that your motor is
loosening up and moving around or you problem is really a flex problem.
If you do come to the conclusion that your problem is flex I have a part
that will help with this.  You can visit my web site and check it out.
We have been selling a lot of these parts and people have been very
satisfied with them.

http://www.RnDRacing.com

Look under products and you will see a picture of it.

Hope this helps

Brian

Quote:

> 66 tooth spur and stock clutch bell, whatever it is.

 
 
 

GT gears keep stripping

Post by Chris Parasid » Tue, 01 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Been there, done that.  Your idle is too high and your brakes too tight.

Loosen the brake. Start the truck and watch how fast it goes! Lower your
idle (just above stall point) then set your brakes.

Chris


Quote:
> Im been having a problem with my GT's gears for some time but now its
become
> more of a problem than ever. Im pretty sure that the space between the
gears is
> correct and the chassis cannot be flexing because the gears always strip
when
> the car is stoped and resting with the brake on. Today soon after my
second
> gear stripped I touched the clutch bell and noticed that it was very hot.
More
> hot than the engine heatsink! So, I have come to the conclusion that the
reason
> the gears strip is because the hot clutch bell melts the gear while the
car is
> stoped, not because of chassi flex. Is this correct? If so how can I fix
this?
> Ive thought about getting a steel spur but the guy at the hobby shop said
it
> would make things worse, even though gears a 4 bucks each.