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    Repairing stripped transmission mount holes.

    Anyone ever use epoxy to fill the holes and then drill them out with a slightly smaller drill bit? Think it'll work? I hope so because the epoxy is drying right now. lol 3 of the 8 were stripped.

    I know about the metal inserts but I figured this way is cheaper since I had the epoxy already.

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    there is a site you buy a helicoil set for just that. Ive been trying to find it again with no luck....maybe someone will post it who knows. It will be your strongest bet to use

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    Tring putting a little longer screws, and nuts. niceeeeee
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXam
    Tring putting a little longer screws, and nuts. niceeeeee
    Yeah, I thought about that but it would be a pain in the butt to get nuts on them. Besides, most of them you can't even get a nut on because it you go longer the screw will end up inside the case if you know what I mean. 2.5 case BTW.

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    Tmaxx 2.5 now with 3.3 motor and trans,FLM Chassis, TI22 wheels,fantom pipe,big bore shocks,MIP cvds,OFNA wing mount and wing,and ballistic 2500 mAh pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitromania
    I guess you missed the last sentence in my original post, huh?

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    If epoxy doesn't work, which it should, you sould use screws with a larger diameter.
    Thats a bumper? I thought it was a wheelie bar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HipHopHead
    I guess you missed the last sentence in my original post, huh?

    You could do what I did and just order the inserts!

    Cost me $2.75 for 10 inserts! I used the original screws and just eye-ballled what size drill bit I would need. Works perfecltly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Noob
    You could do what I did and just order the inserts!

    Cost me $2.75 for 10 inserts! I used the original screws and just eye-ballled what size drill bit I would need. Works perfecltly!
    Where'd you buy them?

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    No I just think that the inserts are the best thing to do.
    I have tried epoxy CA glue ,and a plastic welder,after all of that I got the inserts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitromania
    No I just think that the inserts are the best thing to do.
    I have tried epoxy CA glue ,and a plastic welder,after all of that I got the inserts.
    hmm. Well that don't sound good.

    Guess I'll find out myself tomorrow.

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    let me know how that works!! i never thought of doing that...dang great idea
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    Or just get new Trany halves from HERE...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by orion251
    Or just get new Trany halves from HERE...........
    hmmm

    $10.50 or free. I think I'll try the free way first.

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    The inserts are the way to go, they hold up very well.

    Me, I just went with larger screws and where I could I used a longer screw and put a nut on the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitronaught
    The inserts are the way to go, they hold up very well.

    Me, I just went with larger screws and where I could I used a longer screw and put a nut on the back.
    How many of the holes did you use? Looks like some would be impossible to get nuts on.
    Last edited by HipHopHead; 05-24-2007 at 09:56 AM.

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    I think 3 of the corners have nut's on them as backers, I did have to notch out a piece of the case for one of them.
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    Epoxy didn't work too good. It stripped right out. With a little finess I got some nuts on there. It ain't goin nowhere!




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    Nice, looks pretty rock solid.
    Thats a bumper? I thought it was a wheelie bar!

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    That's how I did it.
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    While you are at it, pull out the steering servo mount and use nuts and bolts to attach it directly to the chassis. Will add a little bit of stiffness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orion251
    While you are at it, pull out the steering servo mount and use nuts and bolts to attach it directly to the chassis. Will add a little bit of stiffness.
    Hmm, thats a good idea. I think I will do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orion251
    While you are at it, pull out the steering servo mount and use nuts and bolts to attach it directly to the chassis. Will add a little bit of stiffness.
    Will this not effect the servo (ch.3). The angle seems as would be to much without causing binding on the linkage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theartist
    Will this not effect the servo (ch.3). The angle seems as would be to much without causing binding on the linkage?
    I do not have ch3 on mine. I did the FOC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HipHopHead
    Hmm, thats a good idea. I think I will do that.
    I am going to actually do this mod soon (like in a few minutes). I had to wait until I did the FOC first. I got the idea from someone else on these forums (think it was NN but I am not sure).

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