Search found 4 matches

by brentsherman
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Rail Riding - "How To Guide"
Replies: 188
Views: 67663

Re: Rail Riding - "How To Guide"

I think the problem was with only having negative camber on one rear wheel/axle on the dominant side and not on the other. I replaced the bent axle with a straight axle the wobble doing my finger test was eliminated. Think we will run the district with just straight axles all around. We have a sligh...
by brentsherman
Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Rail Riding - "How To Guide"
Replies: 188
Views: 67663

Re: Rail Riding - "How To Guide"

The car is a slight three wheeler but thats just because of when we turned the front dominant axle to get about a 2 1/4 inch drift over 4 ft. the non dominant front wheel is slightly raised and mostly spins free. We dont have an axle bender tool so we just put the axle in a vise with an old wheel on...
by brentsherman
Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Rail Riding - "How To Guide"
Replies: 188
Views: 67663

Re: Rail Riding - "How To Guide"

We had the pack race today and my son finished 3rd using the rail rider technique and he goes on to compete in the district race in 2 weeks. We did not have access to a track before race day so I was not sure what to expect. After the race we did get to do a few runs and analyze how the car tracked....
by brentsherman
Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Rail Riding - "How To Guide"
Replies: 188
Views: 67663

Re: Rail Riding - "How To Guide"

I have helped my son build his first rail riding car. Seems like we have the correct amount of turn, about 2 - 3 inches over 4 - 5 feet. We have the front dominant side of the car sanded in about 1/16 of an inch. One problem we are having is the rear wheel on the dominant side does not move out to t...