We have been working on our FCG for months now!!! We reviewed EVERYTHING..I MEAN EVERYTHING before attempting this.
We built a PVC cage to enclose due to our unpredictable October weather. Followed the motor build using all the info from KICK THE FROG(great info thx froggy) built a wooden dowel marionette..much like the Master of all things leer, and now cranked..here's Johnny. And did the drum roll..and NOTHING..so all wires, nuts, bolts, motor, speed reducer, counter balance weights, swivels, checked, rechecked, cut, recut, on and on and on...STILL NOTHING!! After weeks of trying...so sure I MUST be doing SOMETHING wrong..I was ready to give up!! After taking everything apart AGAIN, it all came down to the threaded end, at the end of the monster guts wiper motor, that was NOT holding the lock nut washers tight, so the small crank arm that came with the motor was spinning and spinning..and the attached metal extended portion of the crank arm with the attached fender washer never would turn...SO???? We used the u bolt and drilled that through the long metal crank arm..SURE it would now turn..BUT NO..that would have been to easy of a fix!! So we contacted monster guts, sent them photos of the small crank arms which they were adamant came with serrated edges inside..BUT ours were smooth..no serrations. so after several emails...they finally sent me another small crank arm...another week has gone by and the cranks arms have NO serrations..same as the ones I have. PLEASE PLEASE..what can I do to have this ready for Halloween..I have been to the hardware store at least 10 times..NO EXAGGREATION..bought every lock washer, lock nut, star washers, M6 coupler and still it keeps spinning and the arm falls off...is locktite a solution at least for Halloween night..until I put a new motor in for next year...cannot buy Another one now as I already spent $70 plus dollars on this monster gut motor!! Thanks in advance to my savior who figures this out.