Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car?

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Re: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car

Post by pwrd by tungsten » Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:27 am

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Glad it is working for you. I sold mine when it melted the test wheels...
Did you apply to wheels? Or axles?

On the axles, not on the wheels! Fully cured before assembly. About 3 days from alignment to race.

Will recheck setup Tuesday in preparation for Districts. I was not satisfied with the wheels he ran. May offer 'em a better set.

I'll spend Tuesday evening showing rest of Grandson's pack how I align and let 'em use my equipment ... with close guidance. Will expect to record before/after times for those who participate. (Already built cars is an ideal environment for my biased weight method!)
That's great. I did a full on soak wheels in sailkote test. :-) It was a test and it did melt the wheels :-)


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Re: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car

Post by Stan Pope » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:47 pm

pwrd by tungsten wrote:
Stan Pope wrote: Did you apply to wheels? Or axles?

On the axles, not on the wheels! Fully cured before assembly. About 3 days from alignment to race.

Will recheck setup Tuesday in preparation for Districts. I was not satisfied with the wheels he ran. May offer 'em a better set.

I'll spend Tuesday evening showing rest of Grandson's pack how I align and let 'em use my equipment ... with close guidance. Will expect to record before/after times for those who participate. (Already built cars is an ideal environment for my biased weight method!)
That's great. I did a full on soak wheels in sailkote test. :-) It was a test and it did melt the wheels :-)
Ummm ... yes, I can see that melting 'em! :)

So far as I can tell, all the volatile, wheel melting components of Sailkote evaporated as the axle coating dried, leaving the wheels happy to be in contact.


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Re: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car

Post by pwrd by tungsten » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:01 am

Stan Pope wrote:
pwrd by tungsten wrote:
That's great. I did a full on soak wheels in sailkote test. :-) It was a test and it did melt the wheels :-)
Ummm ... yes, I can see that melting 'em! :)

So far as I can tell, all the volatile, wheel melting components of Sailkote evaporated as the axle coating dried, leaving the wheels happy to be in contact.
Good to know!


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Re: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car

Post by Vitamin K » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:21 am

Stan Pope wrote: Will recheck setup Tuesday in preparation for Districts. I was not satisfied with the wheels he ran. May offer 'em a better set.
What was his original wheel prep like? And what do you envision for the new wheels?



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Re: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car

Post by Stan Pope » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:51 am

Vitamin K wrote:
Stan Pope wrote: Will recheck setup Tuesday in preparation for Districts. I was not satisfied with the wheels he ran. May offer 'em a better set.
What was his original wheel prep like? And what do you envision for the new wheels?
Inner edge radial run-out issues. Not well polished.


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Re: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car

Post by Vitamin K » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:57 am

Stan Pope wrote:
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What was his original wheel prep like? And what do you envision for the new wheels?
Inner edge radial run-out issues. Not well polished.
Not cutting a fresh set of mandrels on the lathe, then? ;)



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Re: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car

Post by FatSebastian » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:21 pm

:scratching: Haven't we gone a bit off topic?

(FWIW, other related topics here and here.)



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Re: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car

Post by mebetree » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:44 pm

Actual time on the car (not including drying time) is usually 2 to 3 hours. Though this years car has maybe an hour and a half into it as we went with a simple design and have the construction process down pat after 7 years of doing this.



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Re: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car

Post by Laserman » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:46 am

Hmmmm. I guess that I am going on about 3 years now.

When it is done I will post the results here.



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