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Old 05-08-2011, 11:02 PM   #1
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Default Vanquish Products Hurtz dig shifter issue & the fix.

Hey Folks, I though i would post this in here to get maximum exposure.
If a mod wants to move it to a different section, go for it.

A while ago there was a thread posted up about the shifter arm on the Vanquish Products dig wearing and causing engagement issues.
In that thread there were a few different ways to fix it were discussed and i finally got off my arse and did something about it today.
I cant find the thread for the life of me otherwise i would have posted this in there.

Now, this thread is not designed as a bash or total replacement for VP's parts & service..Only another option to fix it. VP does sell replacement arms on their site, so if you want to support a absolutely wicked company & RCC vendor, buy one of theirs.
But, if (like me) you are broke ass, have the tools and a bit of time to burn this is the way to do it.
I've got almost 2years worth of hard beating & comp work on this dig and this is the only issue i have ever had with it.

On to the pics.

You can see the wear on the side of the shift pin.


M2x6mm long screw & bearing. The bearing is a front wheel bearing out of a Losi Micro T & is 2mmID x 5mmOD x 2.5mm.


You can see its close to the same Dia as the stock shifter pin & is slightly thinner



Center punched & drilled the stock pin with a 1.5mm bit:


Tap to M2:


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Old 05-08-2011, 11:02 PM   #2
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Now i left the stock pin on until after i tapped the hole to make sure the hole was square and the threads were clean the hole way down.

Cut off stock pin & file it almost flush. I didn't measure how much was left but it was less that 0.001mm.:


Bolt it all together.



Back side, screw sits flush.


Now me being the dumbass i am didnt actually check to see if the bearing fitted in the slot of the slide dog. I went off the top of my head.

So guess what..it didnt fit.

OD of bearing:

Inside of slide dog:


After i bit of swearing i figured out if i used an old integy shaft for a AX-10 as i jig. I could fit the slide dog in my lathe & file it out to make the bearing fit.


Filed out (i know that there is a 0.03mm difference between above pics & this one, but it fits):



Last step i had to do was knock about 0.1mm off the head of the screw to make sure it fitted in the slide dog properly. You can file the slot in the slide dog deeper, as their is 2-3mm of meat..I just couldnt be arsed going into the shed again.:


Done:



Works like a charm...I've had to turn my EPA's down on the dig servo as the clearances are less than stock, but other than that there is no real difference.

Hope it helps anybody that wants to have a crack at it and has the gear lying around to do it.

Cheers, Troy.

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Old 05-09-2011, 02:56 AM   #3
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Sh!t Wideload, good work man, makes it easier for me :-)
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:08 AM   #4
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Very nicely done, Kudos for you!!

Could also become a design change for Vanquish (or optional part!)
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:13 PM   #5
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Thanks guys....I just hope it helps anybody that wants to give it a go.
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Old 02-27-2016, 02:29 AM   #6
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Nice I need to do this to my dig

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