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by asatxj
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Freedom Track Mods
Replies: 41
Views: 6799

Re: Freedom Track Mods

gpraceman wrote:The anodized coating is well worth the extra expense, but a bit late for you I know. If the K2 is working, why do you need another timer?
Time plus finish order is nice, Cool factor is up there. I don't NEED it.
by asatxj
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Freedom Track Mods
Replies: 41
Views: 6799

Re: Freedom Track Mods

We didn't get an anodized one. I generally clean it every time out but it needs some sprucing up after lots of use. I'll reach out to a couple companies and see what they say.
I guess I'll have to look for a used timer. I like my K2 but that is very cool.
by asatxj
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Freedom Track Mods
Replies: 41
Views: 6799

Re: Freedom Track Mods

Randy,
My track is in need of some serious polishing. Have you done it and what did you use? Also where did you get the cool timer in your photobucket? I might just have to get one of those!
by asatxj
Mon May 04, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wireless timer connection
Replies: 2
Views: 1510

Re: Wireless timer connection

You can with a Bluetooth device plugged into the timer's computer port and a dongle plugged into the computer. I've tested such a setup but had occasional drops in communication. I certainly would not want that to happen during a race. A wired connection will always be the most dependable. Pretty m...
by asatxj
Sun May 03, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Wireless timer connection
Replies: 2
Views: 1510

Wireless timer connection

I've had several people ask if there is a way to make the connection between the timer and the computer wireless (they were willing to help fund it). Is there a way to do such a thing?
by asatxj
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Freedom Track Mods
Replies: 41
Views: 6799

Re: Freedom Track Mods

I guess I am generous. :)
I used some rivet nuts on the startgate mount. it worked great. I may investigate changing the front support but I don't have time in the next month.
by asatxj
Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Freedom Track Mods
Replies: 41
Views: 6799

Re: Freedom Track Mods

Thanks for the size tip. I forgot to get one this morning.

I guess I'm pretty generous! we show up with 3 guys, run the race for them and generally get $50.
by asatxj
Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Freedom Track Mods
Replies: 41
Views: 6799

Re: Freedom Track Mods

I can tell there's a difference already. My next races are in April so I have some time to tinker. I'm sold on the start gate mod and the wing bolts. Do you happen to recall the size of those? I could just grab one at church tomorrow I suppose. Hey how much is your rental fee and what do you include...
by asatxj
Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Freedom Track Mods
Replies: 41
Views: 6799

Re: Freedom Track Mods

I have the same track. Can you provide a pic from the side of the new slope? I'm interested in doing that mod but not certain. Also, I like the start gate mod. would a rivet nut do the same thing? I have access to those. I may have to run down to Fastenal on lunch next week!
by asatxj
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Abrasive sticks
Replies: 0
Views: 9062

Abrasive sticks

I have some abrasive sticks in 600,900,1200 grit that I have found to work well when starting to polish axles. $10 per stick TYD. Kids can use them easily as they are rigid and easy to hold. They can be wetted with soapy water, water or alcohol. They last a long time. http://i102.photobucket.com/alb...
by asatxj
Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Bang your head
Replies: 17
Views: 2441

Re: Bang your head

Correct, no additional distortion.
The temp in the garage was 15* it was closer to -5 outdoors. Tough to handle the DW tool. Cryo cooling would be interesting. I'd like to see that done.
by asatxj
Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Bang your head
Replies: 17
Views: 2441

Re: Bang your head

Got called in to sub for another teacher, sorry. Per your recommendations, I repeated the experiment with the added weight. The wheel behind the DFW allowed one sheet to go within 1/16" of the inside edge of the wheel and a second sheet at about 1/8". This is with wheel face out. Reversed-- Problem ...
by asatxj
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Bang your head
Replies: 17
Views: 2441

Re: Bang your head

Round two in the morning. Any benefit to using unaltered stock wheels?
by asatxj
Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Bang your head
Replies: 17
Views: 2441

Re: Bang your head

I used my wife's glass top range (yes it was cold!) for the paper test. I positioned the wheels with the hub against the axle head. Each allowed me to push one sheet to within ~ 1/16" inch of the inside edge of the wheel. Sheet 2 was ~1/16" less than that. My calipers are broken so I couldn't improv...
by asatxj
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Bang your head
Replies: 17
Views: 2441

Re: Bang your head

I believe I know what you are looking for Stan, I'll work on that shortly.