Just for the heck of it I pulled out .003" from the shim stack and took another pattern. As I suspected it was too shallow validating both mine and motives take on my final pattern. Here is what .066" worth of shims looks like versus the .069" that were shown in previous post. Same backlash setting of .008".
Take note on how the drive side took on a half moon/top of tooth shape while the coast side devoloped an odd shaped pie slice pattern. All it took was .003" in the wrong direction to really mess up a good pattern. So if you go back through this thread you can see what .004" too deep looks like versus .003" too shallow looks like.
I hope this helps anyone searching for info on how to set up gears. Judging form only a couple responses on this thread with hundreds of views I am assuming there are allot more people looking for advice than giving it when it comes to setting up gears........
Last edited by Goldduster360; 08-03-2008 at 08:29 PM.