If this is done right, when the chassis accelerates the brass idrottens bingo karlskoga weight will pivot aft; on braking it will pivot forward.
I'd never done that with a Euro-car before so I figured I must have been pulling some G's.
Go racing for several dozens of hours before you will ever have to replace the braid.
Unfortunately, the car suffers from a couple of big problems right out of the box.
The best solution if you think this could be a problem is to go to a non ferric axle, either plastic or aluminium / brass.Some of these items are covered in their particular topic section but we felt that a section was needed to make locating these repairs easier.Be careful to use the glue sparingly because it has a tendency to run and you don't want to mess up that beautiful paint finish with.Without proper clearance this part will cause the chassis to warp when the chassis mounting screws are tightened, the result being a car that sits on 3 wheels and seems to be warped.What I do is mix the glue with plastic filings to make a paste and apply it liberally to the broken joint.First I determined how far forward the guide could sit and not interfere with the car body.Car deslots in tight radius turns with the guide being pushed out and the rear end doesn't slide.The best solution here is to either lower the center magnetic traction by going to a multi-magnet setup or move the existing magnet forward slightly to decrease the magnet to guide distance.Check with your slot car sources regularly to get the latest and greatest motor/adapter upgrade availability.Now, put a drop of oil orWD-40 on the axle and spread it over the entire axle.
The prime suspect is the edges of the front tires grabbing, loading the front and pushing it up thus raising the guide.
Let the glue set up and this should be all you need.
Gap should be at minimum acceptable.
Adding a small magnet up front completed the tune giving the car a smooth transition in the turns.Do you just make "Hundred Dollar Hamburger" runs on the weekends?The chassis was surprisingly well laid out and appeared to be a good design.Motor and motor mounts where applicable should be glued in; I like RTV because it is a vibration suppressant and can be removed easily if a motor change is required.Insure that the spring tension is proper on the new set (the brushes should be touching each other with slight tension.).This can usually be accomplished by "x" crossing the cables at the guide and/or by taping them to the chassis so that they provide spring flexing to the guide shoe.Helping Your Weak Power.They carry Sitka Spruce.
The chassis should now only connect to the body by the screw attach points and the 2 bearing posts at the rear of the interior.
However, one thing remains constant: do not attempt to use the existing flags on those cars, they are too narrow and will never provide decent contact.
One of the mistakes some people make when using multiple magnets is that they mis-orient the fields by positioning one of the magnets "wrong side".