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How to Precisely Check Alignment

Discussion in 'Pinewood Derby Help Videos' started by LightninBoy, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. DerbyBoyz

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    I prefer to cut weight pocket out first then drill.
     
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    You can also try to correct it.
     
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    How does one correct a bad drill though?
     
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    You don't. I know I may get shot for saying this, but as a last ditch effort to save a car, you might consider putting a very slight bend in one of the two rear axles. It may help with some tuning; it may make it worse. In the end, I would seriously consider building another car.
     
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    My thought also, but last thing I want to do is mess with bend axles, but yes as a last ditch effort a bent axle could be used. I plan on cutting weight pockets first, drilling and checking. If not good I will have to try another car body. I plan to to fenders so I will put those on after I have a good drill.
     
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    If you use a reamer and slightly push it towards the direction to correct it. The holes can be manipulated with softer pine.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I've never tried that...
     

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