Does anyone have a view they are willing to share on appropriate gaps between wheel and body? Set up follows:
Thin (5/16) rail runner with 3 wheels touching.
Rear wheels drilled for 3 degree cant
DFW drilled straight, bent axle for adjusting drift
wheel base 4 1/2''. (I know that's odd, but it's the maximum wheel base allowed in pack rules)
Track is a 42 foot Best track in good condition.
The gap can be set anywhere from .005'' to .02''. Does anyone find it advantageous to set different gaps between the rears and DFW? My son asked for advice tonight and I realized I didn't have an informed view one way or the other.
Thanks for any and all info y'all are willing to share!
I suspect everyone on Derbytalk is racing in scouts or one of the other children groups. Please take a minute and think for awhile on what I'm going to say next.
Forget about the Pros. I think anyone who drills holes for the axles is doing more harm then good. I don't care if you have the best drill press made, the best drill bit made, and whatever else you can buy to help you drill a hole. Once you drill that hole and install the axle, You Are Done. Is that cheap little nail straight? Are the rear wheels truly parallel to the body of the car? With a 3 degree cant on the rear wheels I suspect all that friction holding the wheels to the axle head will hide any misalignment. Compare that to a bent axle where you can turn that nail the slightest amount to get the alignment. If the rear wheels do not migrate to the axle heads both when the car is rolled forward and to the rear then it is not in alignment. Is a 3 degree angle hiding what you are trying to accomplish?
Best wishes to you.
the tighter they are the better .. and the loser the gaps are the worse.
But maybe this link will help DCDAD.
https://www.maximum-velocity.com/pinewo ... imes-v7i9/