Any suggestions for speed on any part of this operation will be most appreciated. I'm happy to weight and balance the cars but I'd prefer to have help installing the wheels and axles. Thank You.
Max -v- axle 5460..
Shaft 0.087 inch+ -0.0005
Shaft 1 inch long
Material Zinc -Coated.
No burs to remove .. Just polish axle!
To install the blunt tip axle with wheels..(It might be faster)
To use the DW pro axle guide and a pointed tip nail type axle first to open the slot.
You can install the blunt end axle as well with the guide..
But as you know.. there is also a chance of cracking out the slot with the blunt tip.
Same go's for the BSA axle if the burs not filed off the tip..(it's like a chisel into the slot!)
You can always take a file to the blunt end of the axle to make a cone shape first!
Don't know how fast this could be done.. so maybe 2 work stations will be needed in the work shop.
One to round over the blunt end axles.. and the next to install wheels & axles into the slots with the axle guide.
I know why you are avoiding doing this step with a blunt axle!
It's never fun when a notch or slot brakes after the car has been painted while trying to installing wheels and axles.
So you might look into opening the slots / notches as the very first step to the blocks.
To make things run smoother at the work shop after the cars are painted & weighted..
for the blunt axles + wheel installs .
GOOD LUCK Speedster!
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1. Keep paint out of the slots.
2. Use a Pro-Axle Guide to install the axles.
If you do this, you will be fine.
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