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Old 06-09-2010, 08:46 PM
5-7HEAVEN 5-7HEAVEN is offline
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Default Re: Friction Drive Kit Questions

QUOTE=Smallwheels;186987]Thanks for telling me about that. I'm going to wire my supports to the frame so they won't go into the wheel if (when) a bolt breaks.[/QUOTE]

I've never had bolts break on my friction drive kits, even when using common hardware nuts and bolts.

HOWEVER, if that is a worry, you can drill out the dropout frame holes to accept (Grade-8) 1/4 X 20 bolts. You can also enlarge the long top adjustment slots of the struts to accept the 1/4" bolts.

While you're at it, you can hacksaw the tops off of the rear support struts. That will allow you to raise the engine over 90 degrees and have easy access to those pesky motor mount bolts.
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