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#1 tazman

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 01:28 AM

I have a Hudy Truer and I just built my 1st BRM 962 which needs to have its tires trued. I tried to mount the wheels on my truer but the axle is too small for the wheels. How do you guys out there mount these wheels on the Hudy? Is there a replacement part that I need to get for my Hudy so I can get the job done? 


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 05:44 AM

Rick,

 

Hudy's usually come with an 1/8" and a 3/32" axle that you can change real easily. My guess is you don't have the 3/32 axle.


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 07:36 AM

BRM uses a 3mm axle, not 3/32. I use a Scaleauto truer which comes with all 3 sizes. Does Hudy sell a 3mm?


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 08:09 AM

I used the axle out of my BRM and put in in my Hudy and it worked great.
The Hudy uses a 3mm axle that is turned down to 3/32.
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Posted 11 July 2015 - 08:17 AM

Yeah if you take the axle from the car and put it in the hudy it should work! oR protrack makes a bushing setup for the brm that converts it to normal 1/8 axel having said that we are trying to true original tires. Good luck happy cutting!


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 11:47 AM

Have a 3mm spindle for my Backtrack.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:25 PM

I don't know about some of you but I am not impressed with BRM 1st generation cars. I am not happy with the lack of a list which points out what screws to use for your build and where it goes. The tires where so bad that it looked liked it was attached to those rubber trees that hold all of the tires in a model kit - the reason why trueng the tires was needed. The axles are not precision made and when I tried to insert it  into my Hudy - no can do (poor quality). So I decided to true the tires on my test block and true the front & back tires very SLOWLY. It worked great and I am buying some axles from Slotting + or Scale Auto which I know are of high quality and will fit my Hudy perfectly. Mahalo for the suggestions & tips!

Aloha,

Rick


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