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Tool for K-House Groove

Discussion in 'Building tips' started by Owens Racing, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Owens Racing

    Owens Racing District Champion

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  2. Kinser Racing

    Kinser Racing ********************* 25+ Pro Race Wins! National Champion

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    Very innovative. Looks great.
     
  3. cozybldr

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    What is that tool called?
     
  4. DNA RACING

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    that is very cool, great find !!!!
     
  5. Owens Racing

    Owens Racing District Champion

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    Brownell screw slot fixture. There's a link to it at the top of my post.
     
  6. Resophonic Racing

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    Nice....This is going to be a must have for me. If you attended the CFC you know my eyesight like to play tricks on me...LOL. My K-House Grooves usually look like I guy with bad eyesight did them.....oh wait they are done that way!
     
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    I'd hate to think how it would have turned out if we hadn't had those girls to keep you straight![​IMG]
     
  8. Resophonic Racing

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    [​IMG] Its good to have a control measure [​IMG]
     
  9. Resophonic Racing

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    Flacracker,

    Do you think you would need more than the .6 file to get the job done.
     
  10. Owens Racing

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    I've been using the .6 on sst axles and it's held up good. The fixture wont fit one much thicker. The screw slot files are pretty pricey...about $40 for the one shown. I've been keeping my eye out for some sort of saw blade that will fit. You could also turn down the OD of the 4 rollers on the fixture to fit thicker blades.

     
  11. MWDracing

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    Great Post...

    Thanks,
    MWD
     
  12. Shade Racing

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    I ordered one last week & it came yesterday & I got a 0.7 file to go with it; MAN does it work great on more messing up axle heads for me GREAT FIND Owens Thanks for sharing [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  13. Papa V Racing

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    Can I assume that this procedure of marking the axles with a groove is for tuning purposes. Allowing you to see how much the axle is being turned forwards or backwards for steering adjustments? . I would also assume this procedure is for those who have bent axles?

    Sorry for the new guy question so late after the post ... Still reading threads learning all that I can ...

    Thanks ..... V
     
  14. Downslope

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    It is so you can turn the axel with a screw driver to tune,
     
  15. Chief

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    And to add to what downslope said.."It is so you can turn the axel with a screw driver to tune". If I were a brand new guy my next question would be how do I tune? You need a tuning table, Quicktime has posted his table build on here and is quite cool!! Also you can get the graphic from DD4H or make your own. Either way your alignment is critical!!!
     
  16. Quicktimederby

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    You should only have a bent axle up front. Do not bend the rears, if you do you will have a alignment nightmare!!! Some people still slot the head of their rear axles just to try and find that sweet spot. I have try it a few times never with any positive results. If you are using high quality axles like the dynasty's they are wickedly straight and round, so a slot on the rear's isn't needed.

     
  17. DerbyDad4Hire

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    Remember you can make a tuning table out of your coffee table! Doesn't have to be fancy.
     
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    I love my 4 foot mirror from Walmart, which I paid around $8 dollars for. It works fine.

    MWD
     
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  19. Guest

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    If you can see how much you turned the axle, you probably turned it TOO MUCH! LOL The more cant, the more sensitive it is.
     
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    I also have the brownels tool but just started using it. I use the small mini hacksaw blades to make the slot and it woks great, I use them by hand. I slotted my rear axles the other night and it worked well, as I usually do I push my rear axles in to far, so by appyling a little pressure so the wheel and turning the axle with a small screwdriver it comes out very easily. No more warping or breaking a wheel
     

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