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I tried the "leave and just polish the crimp marks" method for this year's Powder Puff race a few weeks ago. Helped 4 girls in a neighboring troop build their cars. All we did was sand off the flashing under the head, and let them go at it with the polishing.Vitamin K wrote: ↑Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:50 amAaronS, I think I am starting to gravitate more to that way of thinking regarding BSA axles. I used to carefully file the ridges down, but now I just remove the flashing and polish the crimp marks smooth.
Some folks on the league forums who race in the "Box Stock" division have suggested this is preferable. Other folks will go ahead and cut actual grooves in the BSA axles that take out most of the space occupied by the crimp marks. I couldn't tell you which is better.
I made the rules. Yes, you can use any wheel/axle you want, as long as they're nail-type and BSA approved wheels.Speedster wrote: ↑Sat May 05, 2018 4:25 amWhen you say "aftermarket axles" does this mean you can use .092 stainless steel axles, grooved axles, etc ? Are you racing under rules provided by the Girl Scouts or have you been given rules from a Cub Scout Pack? I'm heavily involved with the Program Director for the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and I'm curious what rule or rules allow you to use aftermarket axles and apparently wheels.
Could you possibly send me a copy of your rules? Thank You.
Guess how many issues we had at check-in? ZERO, at least not with the rules. We had the typical few that were overweight and had to drill some holes, and a few "omg the car broke can you help us fix it?" snafus, but we didn't have any issues with people showing up and not being legal.
Pretty close to Mid-Am rules, with some tweaks here and there.