Mclovins Piranha Build!

Re: Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby rob8420 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:47 am

I have loctited mine(kept them free from grease), they have lasted a year with several outings and have not come loose. I have put torque paint on the heads so you can see if it breaks the paint they have moved(jut so you can keep an eye on them)


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Re: Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby aceface » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:55 am

Well mate i have just read your posts from the start. You ought to be really proud of yourself for doing this. I can tell that you have learnt alot as you have been going along which is what it is all about. Keep up the great work
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Re: Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby DeRat » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:04 pm

You could wire if you like... But I haven't seen the point.... keep the grease away with Ear Plugs.... Use Loctite 264 & all good.

It's a great idea to torque paint every bolt & nut on the buggy especially your suspension & upright bolts... a Great way to visually see what needs attention
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Re: Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby Mclovin » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:42 pm

So today the old man and I took the buggy home to our 5 acre block. I had my doubts that everything would work but to my pleasant surprise everything worked 100% okay. Not one fault was spotted! No leaks, loose bolts or anything that doesn't function the way it should. Safe to say dad and I were astounded. After nearly 5 years of building, swearing, stressing, thinking, throwing tools and finally driving it today, it definitely pays off as this is the most challenging project we have done.

One thing I have found though is that when turning there is a clicking sound from the inside wheel. I'm not sure if it's the CV's OR the Spherical bearing slipping in their collars. I'm hoping it's the bearings as it would make more sense. But what are your thoughts?

I'm a very happy man today! Just like to say a big thanks to EDGE and all the boys on this forum for helping me out. I'll be sure to post more progress up as this isn't even close to being completed.
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Re: Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby Mongrel » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:47 pm

Congratulations man - well done!
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Re: Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby aceface » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:16 am

Well done mate
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Re: Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby 14WRC » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:51 am

Great work love to see footage
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Re: Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby Mclovin » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:18 pm

Cheers guys! Easily the best feeling!

Just took it for another run and this thing has to much power! Would never expect this thing to have the acceleration that it does!

Still would like some inside on the clicking though..?
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Re: Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby Mclovin » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:04 pm

You can tell i'm happy by the smile on my face!
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Re: Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby keepthedirtflying » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:05 pm

What you are saying, I remember Screama has the same issue, From memory he found out it was something to do with the CVs, Search screma and check out his post regarding his buggy build should be in there somewhere around the end of the thread as it was around the time he took it for the first run.

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Re: Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby Mclovin » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:01 pm

I don't understand why they would be clicking though as I've never heard of anyone else having this problem.
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It makes sense to me that the bearings are trying to be twisted when turning on the inside wheel. Might jack the rear up and tighten the collars up.
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Re: Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby AA+sidie » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:23 pm

If your axle shafts are not the right length or your CV's are on to large of an angle they can click or make noise as you could be forcing them to their limits
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Re: Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby Mclovin » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:30 pm

Why when I'm only turning?
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Re: Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby aschjem » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:04 pm

Have you tried to lower the back and decrease the angle? I had the same problem and that makes it disappear.

Might be that they need to roll some time, they are very tight when they are brand new.
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Re: Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby Mclovin » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:17 pm

Might give that a go. The rears are pretty stiff at the moment and could do with a bit more droop.
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Re: Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby MRT » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:58 am

Mclovin. Well done mate. Your first drive. Been a while since I've visited the forum.
I did the same as you. First drive, waiting for something to go bang or come loose.
Have faith in your work. You've done very well. You should be proud of yourself.
CV's clicking, Yeah, Back the spring tension off. May be pumped up to high
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Re: Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby aceface » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:39 am

Hey m8 just been looking through the forum for inspiration and came across your pics of the gear shifter (neat). On your change of direction did you use bushes. Ive done my engine mounts and thought i would tackle the gears next.
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Re: Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby Mclovin » Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:34 pm

I used stainless rod with 6mm rod ends. Should have used hollow stainless as the solid rod does bend a tad but other than that the gear changes are fast and clean.

I just made up some bushes for the pivots much like the ones in the EDGE plans.
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Re: Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby Mclovin » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:09 pm

Everything is painted. Looks absolutely amazing. Within three hours of dropping the frame of the bloke had it coated and done.

Going to start the assembly monday and tuesday.
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Re: Mclovins Piranha Build!

Postby aceface » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:43 am

Great result fella, look forward to the pics. I am stripping mine at the end of the summer
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