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by MaxV
Fri Oct 03, 2003 8:59 am
Forum: Maximum Velocity
Topic: Pro-Wheel Mandrel from Maximum Velocity
Replies: 10
Views: 5140

Re: Pro-Wheel Mandrel from Maximum Velocity

... or do you have any more new tools Randy?
Possibly; you'll have to wait and see ...
by MaxV
Thu Oct 02, 2003 6:52 pm
Forum: Maximum Velocity
Topic: Pro-Wheel Mandrel from Maximum Velocity
Replies: 10
Views: 5140

Re: Pro-Wheel Mandrel from Maximum Velocity

The difficulty with supporting two wheels is that the screw would be quite long. Since it is already thin, increasing the length would increase manufacturing difficulty. Also, in order for a 'dual-wheel mandrel' to work on one wheel, the hole depth in the body would need to deeper. This is also more...
by MaxV
Thu Oct 02, 2003 11:21 am
Forum: Maximum Velocity
Topic: Thin Film Lubricant from Maximum Velocity
Replies: 1
Views: 2963

Thin Film Lubricant from Maximum Velocity

NyOil II NyOil II is a highly-refined synthetic thin-film lubricant with an ultra-low viscosity. When properly applied, it outperforms dry lubricants including graphite with molybdenum . Test Results The chart below shows the result of racing one car with four different sets of wheels. Two sets of ...
by MaxV
Thu Oct 02, 2003 8:37 am
Forum: Maximum Velocity
Topic: Pro-Wheel Mandrel from Maximum Velocity
Replies: 10
Views: 5140

Pro-Wheel Mandrel from Maximum Velocity

Pro-Wheel Mandrel http://www.maximum-velocity.com/pro-mandrelsmall.jpg The Pro-Wheel Mandrel is a precision-machined tool to accurately hold the wheel in the chuck of a drill. Benefits include: Accurately machined shaft allows for precision use in any drill chuck or Dremel-type tool. Step-down on s...
by MaxV
Thu Oct 02, 2003 8:25 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: When is your race?
Replies: 35
Views: 14999

Re: When is your race?

Moved from 'Car Construction' category. Sorry, it took a nudge before I realized this topic should be moved.
by MaxV
Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:54 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: To True or not to True, that is the question!
Replies: 43
Views: 23882

Re: To True or not to True, that is the question!

Greg, Truing as you describe will make the tread parallel to the wheel bore (which is certainly important). This corrects problems with variances in the radius of the tread (measured from wheel bore to tread surface at several points on the wheel). However, many wheels also have a different type of ...
by MaxV
Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:50 pm
Forum: Other Vendors
Topic: Re: Speed impact of various types of lubrication
Replies: 1
Views: 2276

Re: Speed impact of various types of lubrication

The new products will show up on the main site on October 1. Until then, forum members can access the products on these sites: Speed Supplies - http://www.maximum-velocity.com/speed_supplies.htm Specialty Tools - http://www.maximum-velocity.com/specialty_tools.htm Blocks, Kits, Wheels - http://www.m...
by MaxV
Fri Sep 12, 2003 3:38 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Canted Axles
Replies: 4
Views: 3040

Re: Canted Axles

I suggest running flat axles on either an edge-guide or center-guide track. If the rules allow wheel modifications, I do recommend narrowing the tread. But if this is done (and if it is a center-guide track), I strongly recommend shortening the inside wheel hub to compensate. Otherwise, the distance...
by MaxV
Fri Sep 12, 2003 9:12 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Canted Axles
Replies: 4
Views: 3040

Re: Canted Axles

You might want to read through the topic: "Front Wheel Interaction with the Center rail." Although there is a lot of anecdotes stating that canted axles are faster than flat axles, the studies I have seen indicate just the opposite - that flat axles outperform canted axles. Although down-canting red...
by MaxV
Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:53 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: My Family's Cars
Replies: 1
Views: 3043

My Family's Cars

My family's cars are posted at:

http://www.maximum-velocity.com/pinewoo ... esults.htm

I hope you enjoy them!
by MaxV
Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:50 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Passing Cars
Replies: 17
Views: 10212

Re: Passing Cars

The other cars do not gain momentum. Instead, your son's car either starts the flat section with less momentum, or it is slowing down faster than the other cars. The symptoms could be caused by any of the following. Less Momentum Momentum is mass times velocity. As TDean indicates, if the car's cent...
by MaxV
Mon Sep 08, 2003 9:05 am
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Race Day - keep it moving and exciting
Replies: 3
Views: 3850

Re: Race Day - keep it moving and exciting

No one can create a wreck on purpose. Actually, you can create a wreck. We accidently 'discovered' this technique during the filming of our video, and liked it so much we included a few wrecks in the video. Here is how it is done: 1. Drilled axle holes (at least in the front). One of the front hole...
by MaxV
Fri Aug 29, 2003 10:11 am
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Inspection - Lubricant limitations
Replies: 28
Views: 18788

Re: Inspection - Lubricant limitations

In our race, we just state that excess lubricant must be removed before check-in. So whether liquid is leaking out of the wheels, or the car is covered in graphite dust (this is more typical), the owner must clean off the excess first. By the way, when looking at our track it is obvious that the mai...
by MaxV
Thu Aug 28, 2003 4:38 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Speed impact of various types of lubrication
Replies: 34
Views: 15534

Re: Speed impact of various types of lubrication

Just to clarify, silicon will last much longer than 10 heats. In my tests, even after 20 heats it was still performing better than graphite. However, the effectiveness drops off a tiny bit with each run. So if you are in a race where others are using specialty lubes, I wouldn't recommend it if a win...
by MaxV
Thu Aug 28, 2003 4:18 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Speed impact of various types of lubrication
Replies: 34
Views: 15534

Re: Speed impact of various types of lubrication

Silicon would be used instead of graphite.

Technically it is not a dry lube, as it goes on wet. However, it you apply it per my earlier post, it will certainly not foul the track, and in fact will be much less messy than graphite.