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I'm new here, but I've read a few threads and I like the atmosphere...
My question is this, has anyone ever tried a different axel source other than what comes with the car ?
I use the tubes, love the idea. Stock axels JUST fit inside...not much chance of keeping the graphite in place. I know the color shift cars have polished axels similar to FTE's...(so I've been told/seen), But I'm working on another idea...sewing needles.
My second question...terminating the ends. Glass beads? Micro section of tubing? A dab of epoxy? Thoughts?
Really, my goal is to make EVERY wheel an FTE, I don't like being limited to the FTE style. I build lookers that run...full interior, full pan, clearance wheel wells that DON'T exceed the original fender opening, (I tuck them in if possible). I'm finding it more enjoyable as a hobby to build quality rather than gutted bricks...BUT I only have a handful of racers under my belt...and the heavy weights are killing it.
I'm going to apply some of what I've read here beginning with sanding the wheels...(I've also considered setting the camber in slightly as suggested in one of the threads...minimal wheel surface = less friction...but increases need for straightness.
Thanks for any support...