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Old 09-01-2005, 08:59 AM
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Duh, that's what I get for speed reading. Oh, yeah, you meant 'CHECKING distance"... as opposed to backlash...

I have never found preset checking distance measurements helpful really, which I will use as an excuse for my sorry ignorance. I start with the last shim under the old pinion, and go from there. You would be surprised just how often it is very close, sometimes right on.


I agree, Toy thirds are amazingly consistent. That said, the mic or vernier can lie (or at least confuse), the pattern never does. www.gearinstalls.com is a treasure trove of gear setup folk wisdom. ZUK's gears never fail, that's good enough for me.

Happy shimming!
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