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by MJThurston
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track
Replies: 41
Views: 1950

Re: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track

Had to re drill the holes to make it work and had to move a piece forward. Also a pin was stopping the starting pole that holds the car from going under the track. I had to modify the plastic piece to get clearance for that pin. Basically the starter pole releases but the car would roll over the pol...
by MJThurston
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track
Replies: 41
Views: 1950

Re: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track

I'm putting the starting area together and the plastic piece that holds the starting mechanism was drilled incorrectly.
by MJThurston
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track
Replies: 41
Views: 1950

Re: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track

Correct, my first idea is to get some thin ply wood and use if that can be attacked to the frame.
by MJThurston
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track
Replies: 41
Views: 1950

Re: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track

Ok. My NDFW is raised. I did get the single 32 foot track from derby magic. I will post something about it. It should be at my house when I get home. Storage and price is why I went with it. The timer and program is a steal when it comes included. ( Wish I would have found this group befire a bought...
by MJThurston
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track
Replies: 41
Views: 1950

Re: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track

Take this with a grain of salt, as I've never built a side-guided car. However, here's what I'd attempt to do if my kids' race was on side-guided track: - Set the car up to "rail-ride" on the sidewall. To do this, I'd do the following things: -- Raise one wheel in front -- On the non-raised front w...
by MJThurston
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track
Replies: 41
Views: 1950

Re: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track

Hi and :welcome: MJThurston. So your racing on a rail less track and it's wood! ( and not the super timer track .) Might look at what your rules say about wheel mods .. ( if the side wall lettering can be shaved off it would help ) If your not planing on using some neg camber on the lifted wheel to...
by MJThurston
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track
Replies: 41
Views: 1950

Re: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track

I have one front wheel bent to 1.5 degrees and both back axles at 2.5 degrees. The other front wheel is raised. The directions for rail riding was 1 inch of movement from center in 8 feet of drop.
by MJThurston
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track
Replies: 41
Views: 1950

Re: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track

Well i'm rail riding so the concept is the same but in opposite ways. So for the center guide I want the non moving wheels inside to touch the guide. So if my left front wheel is the non moving wheel I want the car to move to the right to catch the guide. But for a lane track I want the car to move ...
by MJThurston
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track
Replies: 41
Views: 1950

Re: Testing your car on a rail track,when racing on a lane track

My test run track has center guide strips. I call it rails. The track my son will race on is a wooden track that has lanes.

Test track = inside of wheel touches guide.
Race track = outside of wheel touches track.
by MJThurston
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track
Replies: 41
Views: 1950

Re: Testing your car on a rail track,when racing on a lane track

Yep. Did a search for test run with 0 hits.

Then did a search for test and got my own post.

Which kind of tracks are not very popular? Rails or lane?
by MJThurston
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track
Replies: 41
Views: 1950

Testing your car on a guided track,when racing on a lane track

I got a test track and it has rails on it. The track that we will be running on doesn't have these rails.

Is there a way to set your car up for this or am I out of luck?