With the Redline Revival race coming up in a few months, I thought I'd do a build thread on, at least, one of the cars I'll build for that race.
I did a little experimenting with the 40g GTO Judge that I built for the Bare Muscle race...and I really like the results. Most of the people on here are already familiar with the 'How to make fast cars even faster' thread on here (if not, do a search...there's lots of good info there). So, I think this thread will address taking it to the next level.
I've been planning on doing a tire sanding video for a long time, so I'll do that here...along with show how I polish axles. But there is one other thing that will really help you get the speed you need...negative camber.
If you don't know what negative camber is, it's what all the import guys do to get their tires tucked under their fenders...leaning the tires in. The idea here is twofold...I sand the surface of the tire AND the inside edge to create a sharp, straight edge on the inside of the tire...and by leaning the tire in, you are now running on that knife edge, reducing friction. Also, with the wheels leaned in, you are forcing the wheel to run against the head of the axle, which you have nicely polshed...rather than scrubbing speed by rubbing against the chassis.
You'll see what I'm talking about once I get started. Mr Voxxer used to run his wheels like this (he also ran metal wheel inserts, but that's another story)and I've build a few to test the idea...and it makes a difference!
I'll probably take the yellow (well, it was originally yellow, anyway) Heavy Chevy apart tonight and get things started. I like to try to share as many speed tips as I can, to keep the racing really competitive on here...and don't worry, I won't be using any fancy tools...a drill, a dremel and a file are my main weapons of choice.
Stay tuned for more info, coming up soon!