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#1 Rick42

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:00 AM

Just bought 2 of the racer sideways cars. It has no bushings on the front axle. Has the adjustable front axle , that came with the tiny Allen wrench. So the screw on top and a screw on bottom is what holds the axle in place? Wont the screws rubbing against it eventually mess it up ? Also , should it be set ?
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:56 AM

Set it so front wheels support car evenly.
Oil the area where setscrew touchs axle.
You can also polish the ends of the setscrew so there's less friction.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:38 AM

Adjust the axle height so that the flag is almost touching the track pickup surface, pressing the car braid without the full car mass on it.


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:47 AM

You can get oval pointset screws from Slot Car Corner.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:56 PM

Just bought 2 of the racer sideways cars. It has no bushings on the front axle. Has the adjustable front axle , that came with the tiny Allen wrench. So the screw on top and a screw on bottom is what holds the axle in place? Wont the screws rubbing against it eventually mess it up ? Also , should it be set ?

 

Yes.

 

No, especially if you put a bit of oil or grease on as Mike suggested.

 

I run entirely on routed wood tracks and use the thin copper braids.  I set the front axle so that the guide is exactly the thickness of the braid above my set-up block.  This works at my club track where the braid and track surface are flush.  I space the guide for other tracks rather than reset the axles on different tracks with recessed braid.  No experience on plastic tracks or with magnet cars.

 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:53 PM

On plastic track, the contact rails are raised above the deck.  Some flags on plastic cars can be adjusted with flag spacers the way commercial cars are adjusted.


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