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I inspected my Samurai drive-train today and found that the 'buzzing' I heard from the gearbox was probably the overlapping gears rubbing and/or worn bushings. I went to the LHS today and bought all the bearings needed, they are 10- 4x8x3mm for the gearbox and 8- 6x10x3mm for the axles. In the last photo, you can see I wrapped a strip of masking tape to secure the pulley-shaft bearing, which was then secured with medium CA. Some CA was also needed for the motor clamp mount, which chipped away into two pieces during disassembly. I didn't use any of the 4mm washers, they seemed to bind the gears when the gearbox was closed. The drive-train is as smooth as butter, now, and everything has been polished up! I am still amazed at how light this rolling chassis is, 2 pounds 1, 1/4oz (948g). My rolling chassis re-re hard body Brat weighs 2 pound 10 and 3/4 oz (1220g), to compare. What motor/ESC should go in it? I was thinking the LRP Quantam and a silver-can, I'll have to raid my F201 for those! The stickers on the side of the body have been trimmed off of the compound curve they were designed to wrap around, I couldn't accomplish that and ended up with a wrinkled decal job, I don't think the body turned out looking too bad. Thanks for looking (again)! - Jim
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