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Posted 11 July 2016 - 10:06 PM

Around here Womps are no where to be seen. I decided to build one for my grandson and picked up a brass chassis to do some work on. What is a good axle and wheel set up since I will have to order everything sight unseen. No where seems to have anything to fit these little buggers. I'd like to use a brass tube soldered across the fronts but what size tube to fit some oilites? None of the tubing lists id. I've been staring at the screen looking for a combination to fit till i have confused myself.


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Posted 12 July 2016 - 07:50 AM

We wrote our rules that made you use 1/8" axles on both.  You will need a piece of 5/32 OD Brass if you want to use it as a brace.

 

I have 3 of them built for our class here (which don't run anymore) in different configurations.  Experiment and you will find one that works great on your local track.


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Posted 12 July 2016 - 08:14 AM

What size OD bushing will fit in that 5/32 tubing?


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Posted 12 July 2016 - 10:49 AM

You don't need and won't be using bushings.

The axle is going to rotate in the uprights and the tubing.


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Posted 13 July 2016 - 06:21 AM

Thank you, Mike. He is right about not needing bushings for the front. Also make sure you make the front tires independent, i.e. they roll independently from each other.
 
You will need 1/8" bushings for the rear axle.

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 06:23 PM

What kind of track will you be racing on?



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 06:24 PM

probably a hillclimb


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 07:28 PM

Commercial track, gloss surface?



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 07:29 PM

Commercial track gloss surface is arguable :)


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 08:11 PM

Pro Track rears are great.  Maybe .825s or ..850s.  The part numbers that contain an N are natural rubber and real grippy.  If they glue the track, stick with the regular ones.  Example - .825 rears are PRO327.  Same size, natural rubber is PRON327.  They look nice too.  Some of our Womps:

 

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 09:08 PM

Nice, what body is the middle one? What are the front tires?


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 08:25 PM

The middle is a 68 Barracuda.  The fronts on that one are just Parma MX Indy fronts.  The other two have

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 07:43 PM

IMO the best thing you can do with a womp is give it new life on the dragstrip...

 

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 08:01 PM

They are making a comeback due to the popularity of short track racing.  We can't keep them on the shelf.







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