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Hi,

Total amateur here, I have an old Fly car (FLY 1999 Silverstone Dodge Viper) which needs a new rear axel as the brass pinion has broken the teeth on the gear wheel.

Anyone any ideas where I need to shop for this? I have no idea on whether you can get Fly spares or whether I need to look for an alternative.

I have only recently started tinkering with the internal workings of cars and not sure how I assess what exactly I need to buy to get the job done.

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Sandsmin
 

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My front engined Lister also ate the rear crown gear. I was going to swap out aftermarket parts to fix it, but Pendle Slot Racing carries complete rear axle assemblies as spares, and it was cheap enough that I decided that was easiest, so I just swapped a fresh one in. The old wheels will become scenery items, and the old tyres can be used as spares if needs be.

The problem with these cars is that the driveshaft bearing in the middle comes loose which wrecks the meshing of the gears. The fix is a drop of glue to hold the bushing into the body mount so it doesn't flail around any more.

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Hey sandsmin,

That poop shaft is your problem. Glue in the bush for definate. You can also replace the spring linkage with a short length of plastic tubing.

I believe a chuppa chupp lolly pop stick fits perfectly! glue to finish

Pendle for spares or replace with slot it? neither is likely to be durable forever though. These can be an expensive ride if pushing hard. front stub axles can be prone to breakage too, if racing with magnuts as these babies really stick! and let go hard.

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Hi, also make sure you take out any eccess sideplay in the rear axel another prob that causes fly crown's to get chewed up, you can make your own spacer's out any thin sheet plastic such as vacuum formed packageing that tend's to get thrown out, quiet often it's in different thicknes's so you can use combination's of thick or thin to suit what gap's you need.Just drill axel size hole in plastic sheet then cut either a square or roughly a circle no need to be too precise approx 5-6mm then cut V shape into the hole ( point of v intersecting the hole ) so you create a circlip and with needle nosed plier's clip over axel between bearing and back of the crown if I remember fly axel's are smooth and wheel's can be pulled off but no point makeing them any loose'r. pfj
 
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