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Billy’s Red Neck Axle Hole Hazard How to Handle Haphazardness

Discussion in 'Building tips' started by ratrodsrule1, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. ratrodsrule1

    ratrodsrule1 League Racer

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    Billy’s PWD Dumbness has reared it’s head once again. Converting his fastest Awana car to BASX AM. Being drilled with a 2,2mm bit thru usage the .092 AWANA Axles now have a loose fit. His understanding ,which may be incorrect, is BSA axles are around,091 for an even looser fit. Short of building a new car is there a fix for this ? Thanks...... RRR
     
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    B_Regal Racing PWD Royalty Pro Racer

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    Some say you can put a drop of water in the axle hole to snug things up a bit. Others use use small strip of paper (or several strips) in the hole followed by a drop of water. Still others use dental floss. You also put a drop of school glue on a tooth pick, use the toothpick to get the glue in the axle hole, and then install the axle. It all works. You could put a shaving of wood (e.g. a tooth pick shaving) in the hole, but that could throw off the alignment; but it works as a last resort. It just depends how loose the fit is.
     
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    AJBinVA Pinewood Ninja Pro Racer

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    I ran into the same problem for the cars I submitted for this months race. They ran great for AWANA so I figured I'd submit them with BSA wheels and 93TX axles. They fit really loose* so I used the tiniest dab of maxi-cure which I almost instantly regretted but we will see how they run tonight.

    I'm thinking a piece of floss would've been a better option to snug it up.


    *Edit: By really loose I mean I was concerned they would slide out some during shipping. Fit was snug enough to tune on the board but probably not run multiple races and stay tune.
     
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    I use Elmer's glue applied with a toothpick on converted cars.
     
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    Thanks BRR and AJVA.......the holes are loose enough that after post race inspection the gaps had changed. The BSA's I understand are a bit smaller. Sounds like the floss may be the fix without a new build. I had thought cutting the ends off a round tooth pick. smooth flush and redrill as a last resort. bur that's pretty sketchy bc the car was so dialed in. will try the floss and hope for the best....Thanks guys......RR
     
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    Thanks L2
     

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