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Unread 03-03-2012, 07:51 AM   #31
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"Ouch, Scotty! Okay, I cleaned up the suspension, painted the A-arms."

You will thank me when the cart is all together & you can see that stuff ... lol.

It's looking good, where are you getting those ballons?
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Unread 03-03-2012, 04:29 PM   #32
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Scottyb, what balloons are you talking about? Are we having a party? Edit: you mean in my pictures I bet. I'm just using Paint, and have always just drawn those info-bubbles for tech docs.

Here's a picture of the installed master cylinder for the front disc brakes. I haven't attached the rubber hose to the reservoir yet. The master cylinder bracket would have been easy to attach if I had more room under the cart. I did pre-drill the holes in the frame. You can see how the master cylinder is attached to an aluminum clamp on the existing brake rod.

I put on the 3 tie rod ends, and really struggled with the one on the steering linkage. As you can see in 2 of the pictures, I couldn't get it to sit all the way down. I even loosened all the bolts, no help; even took off EVERYTHING but that one tie rod end, and couldn't do any better.

I put everything back together, you can see the head-on finished front end. The steering wheel is over 1/4 turn off center, but I am going to replace the steering wheel, and can straighten it out then? The steering moves all the way left and right smoothly. Is the gap under that tie rod end a bad thing? Everything is only hand-tightened right now, so I can always try again if so advised.
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Unread 03-04-2012, 09:28 AM   #33
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For me, gaps are never a good thing . . potential wear spot . . keep close eye on it . .
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Unread 03-04-2012, 09:33 AM   #34
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Sure makes me wonder why there would be a gap like that...maybe someone will know. Sorry I can't help on the questions. Thanks for posting the pics of your install man. I appreciate it and it will be a help in the future for me and others I'm sure. Good pics too...and I like the ballons as well.
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Unread 03-04-2012, 11:43 AM   #35
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the gap on the tie rod end looks normal......the one where the rubber boot is is so when you fill it with grease the boot rides up ( supposed to ) the lower one the shaft has a slight taper to it and tightens on the way down.................................
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Unread 03-04-2012, 10:40 PM   #36
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The gap just doesn't feel right. The tie rod ends on the tie rod sit tight down on the two control arms on the spindles, but the tie rod end on the steering linkage is coming in at an angle from the rack, which makes it impossible to sit down on the the spindle's steering arm.

If I take the whole spindle off again and lift the whole spindle assembly up even with the rack, I imagine I can get the tie rod end to sit down flat. But what is going to happen when I drop the spindle back down to attach to the leaf and the A-arm? Will it snap something in the rack? Something has to have all that pressure on it.
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Unread 03-05-2012, 08:15 AM   #37
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the gap on the tie rod end looks normal......the one where the rubber boot is is so when you fill it with grease the boot rides up ( supposed to ) the lower one the shaft has a slight taper to it and tightens on the way down.................................
Good to see you back. Figured you musta been up at camp the last few days.

If shadow says it's ok, I would go with that. The man knows his carts.
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Good to see you back. Figured you musta been up at camp the last few days.

If shadow says it's ok, I would go with that. The man knows his carts.
from the pics it looks ok but you never know, if its in there tight its ok unless its just the wrong part..................i have been doing my taxes so i can get the stuff to my accountant and another 2 days i,m done but i just had to take a break......getting crossed eyed.....camp is a few weeks away, i,ll be there by end of month................................
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The gap just doesn't feel right. The tie rod ends on the tie rod sit tight down on the two control arms on the spindles, but the tie rod end on the steering linkage is coming in at an angle from the rack, which makes it impossible to sit down on the the spindle's steering arm.

If I take the whole spindle off again and lift the whole spindle assembly up even with the rack, I imagine I can get the tie rod end to sit down flat. But what is going to happen when I drop the spindle back down to attach to the leaf and the A-arm? Will it snap something in the rack? Something has to have all that pressure on it.
The gap looks acceptable to me. I think that the one TR end I bought that was not OEM looked just like that. Glad I could help on the Drag Link and Tie Rod. Your project is coming along nicely.
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Unread 03-10-2012, 10:29 PM   #40
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Brought the family home from Disney today, and there was a hernia-heavy purple box waiting for me. My Plum Quick Rattlesnake 2 motor is ready to go, and it is a beauty. Also received my 30A voltage reducer with custom wiring harness from Carts Unlimited.

Okay, going to live with the gap between the tie rod end coming off the steering linkage. Tightened up the bolts on the front end, and put on the front wheels. Measured the toe-in, and it was 1.5", which seemed a bit much. Tweaked it down to 1/8".

Busted my knuckles awhile trying to get the old solenoid off the frame. The two screws holding it to the frame are slap rusted tight. After huffing them 3/4ths of the way out, I mauled it with a hammer for a bit before calling it a night.
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