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by BattleBorn
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Want to take it to the next level
Replies: 79
Views: 25100

Re: Want to take it to the next level

I give the bores 2 coats of Liquid Glass. I give the 1st coat a buffing after an hour, let it cure overnight, and then the second buffing in the morning. I apply the second coat, buff after an hour, let it cure overnight, and buff it again in the morning. We then lube with Hob-E-Lube graphite the M...
by BattleBorn
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Want to take it to the next level
Replies: 79
Views: 25100

Re: Want to take it to the next level

Whoda, lately I've been removing the casting marks on the shaft with the Dremel and a very thin cutting disc. I take the marks down below the level of the shaft. After that I'm not concerned the position of the axle to the bore. BB, I do not wet the shaft. Put Novus 2 on the shaft and also some in ...
by BattleBorn
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Want to take it to the next level
Replies: 79
Views: 25100

Re: Want to take it to the next level

I noticed that when using canted axles (2.5 Deg) and the recommended spacing between the hub & body that the top of the wheel almost touches the body. Do you guys add some additional spacing in this scenario or leave it as is? It doesn't quite touch but it's awfully close. How tall is your body? Th...
by BattleBorn
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Want to take it to the next level
Replies: 79
Views: 25100

Re: Want to take it to the next level

Whoda, lately I've been removing the casting marks on the shaft with the Dremel and a very thin cutting disc. I take the marks down below the level of the shaft. After that I'm not concerned the position of the axle to the bore. BB, I do not wet the shaft. Put Novus 2 on the shaft and also some in ...
by BattleBorn
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Want to take it to the next level
Replies: 79
Views: 25100

Re: Want to take it to the next level

I don't like the sound of that graphite/alcohol. You are building a film on the surface and it will stick . Same is true if you apply graphite to the nail. You can't see graphite but Doc Jobe says it is there. I have a box of studio35beauty - 500 count. The back of the box reads: Double-tipped cush...
by BattleBorn
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Want to take it to the next level
Replies: 79
Views: 25100

Re: Want to take it to the next level

I have never used Sailkote. You do not want the plastic stems. I think the shaft is made from paper. After it gets wet from the Novus 2 it deteriorates and is dirty from cleaning the bore. I use a new shaft for each wheel. Allow me to repeat a story I shared sometime ago. A racer was caught with be...
by BattleBorn
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Want to take it to the next level
Replies: 79
Views: 25100

Re: Want to take it to the next level

Keep in mind the nail does not turn. I don't sand the axles at all. I remove the casting marks under the head with a 3 corner file by mounting the nail in the drill press. I do not turn on the drill press. I carefully file the casting marks away. I then polish the Zinc coating with Brasso with a co...
by BattleBorn
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Want to take it to the next level
Replies: 79
Views: 25100

Re: Want to take it to the next level

The problem I see in trying that product is there is no way in ever knowing if it helped you or hurt you. Let's consider the system I learned from others. First,we do not sand the axles. OK, I did not learn that from anyone else. We polish the axles with Brasso and a Dremel tool and then coat them ...
by BattleBorn
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Want to take it to the next level
Replies: 79
Views: 25100

Re: Want to take it to the next level

I was curious what you guys thought of this method of axle lubrication? He mixes graphite and alcohol into a paste and then packs it into the wheelbore. I've never seen this strategy before just curious what the Pinewood guru's thought? :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPLSz-st5LM
by BattleBorn
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Want to take it to the next level
Replies: 79
Views: 25100

Re: Want to take it to the next level

I don't have first-hand experience, but if you search the archives here, you'll find some folks detailing their experiences with Sailkote. It sounds better than Pledge to me, but I don't have a lot that's concrete to go off of. What sort of repairs do you need to do to the car? For splits and crack...
by BattleBorn
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Want to take it to the next level
Replies: 79
Views: 25100

Re: Want to take it to the next level

I'll add my piddly thoughts in addition to LB's. :) 4) If the wheel is wobbly, I'd suggest you check the bore. Some wheels are cast tighter than others. If a wheel wobbles excessively, try a different wheel on the axle. If that wheel spins true, I suggest you get some more wheels. BTW, if you're no...
by BattleBorn
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Want to take it to the next level
Replies: 79
Views: 25100

Re: Want to take it to the next level

1) It is most important to extend the rear axle back as far back as you can (typically 5/8in from the back edge of the block). After that, opinions vary on where to place the front axles. If you want a more stable car opt for a longer wheelbase. If you want to maximize kinetic energy opt for a shor...
by BattleBorn
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Want to take it to the next level
Replies: 79
Views: 25100

Re: Want to take it to the next level

Hi guys, thanks for the awesome information, I've been reading a lot here and I'm not sure where the dust has settled on a few of these issues I'm still confused about: 1) In an extended wheelbase car, is it only important to extend the rear (giving more potential energy up the track) and leave the ...
by BattleBorn
Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: How long do your wheels spin?
Replies: 20
Views: 5097

Re: How long do your wheels spin?

Spray it on, and wipe it off. Leaves a thin, slick film on your wheel bore and/or axle. As I understand, it is a "dry" film, just as would be left on a finished wood surface that your mother treated with Lemon Pledge! Being dry, it should cause no issues with rules and not affect graphite used for ...
by BattleBorn
Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: How long do your wheels spin?
Replies: 20
Views: 5097

Re: How long do your wheels spin?

ok getting back into it this year :) ...what is lemon pledge trick? I couldn't find it when I entered it in the search box. I see a lot of references to it but not specifically how it's done? Thx.