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GT Sports Cars Slotting - Official Results & Reports

Finally, Event 4:

First up, my Porsche.  This should have an independent front axle, but somewhere along the line someone has put a grub screw in the wheel that should be free-spinning. Was this done for a reason, i.e. did the wheel come off?

And Brumos' Ferrari:  The front body screw is no longer attached. The screw is still present beneath the tape so should just screw back in. Is there a specific setting you'd want for this?
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Your Porsche certainly had independently rotating fronts when I did the car preview...

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(20th-May-24, 12:59 PM)AdeC Wrote:  Event 3:

There's some tyre grooves occurring on Makem Movers Viper and on Harrisons Supra, presumably from contact with loose interiors. Don't know if this has been addressed in the past or is a continuing issue, but I'm happy to investigate if needs be





Then there's Ruscillo's Mercedes and its rear wheel which jettisoned last round. I can glue this back on, but as a side note there is only a very short amount of axle protruding from the bushing



Team Cube's Ferrari is very short and had slid off the card in transit leading to the braids getting a bit squashed up.  These have now been smoothed out and I'll try and find something to pack in front of the car to prevent it reoccurring

Ruscillo is aware of the short axle issue but would like you glue the wheel back on if you can without gluing it to the bushing please.
I think both the entrants Harrison Racers and Makem would like you address the interior rubbing issues if you can, I think the Viper was an issue at the start as the interior was stressed into position, so that tyre damage probably was done early on. I refitted it but that’s not to say it has stayed in place. The Supra to my knowledge has been OK until recently, so probably this tyre damage is very recent, so please try to refit the interior on that one.

Oxo cube mentions replacing a missing front wheel grub screw on ALS Corvette, but I don’t recollect anyone raising an issue with your Porsche front wheel ?
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(20th-May-24, 01:15 PM)AdeC Wrote:  Finally, Event 4:

First up, my Porsche.  This should have an independent front axle, but somewhere along the line someone has put a grub screw in the wheel that should be free-spinning. Was this done for a reason, i.e. did the wheel come off?

And Brumos' Ferrari:  The front body screw is no longer attached. The screw is still present beneath the tape so should just screw back in. Is there a specific setting you'd want for this?

It should be approximately 1 turn off tight
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(20th-May-24, 11:21 AM)AdeC Wrote:  I'm back from Spa and just taking a closer look at the cars ahead of running them this week.

First up, the Event 1 Group 5 cars:
These seem generally fine with nothing overly untoward or amiss.

I'd argue that Banger's Ferrari has a bit of excessive side to side play in the rear axle which is causing the pinion to come in contact with the rear tyre.



Ade, It's possible that the movement has increased over the previous rounds. I usually set my axle float 0.0 - 0.5mm. If it has been fouling on the tyre, please feel free to adjust it.

Cheers Chris
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Yes please try to fix, but t may be the original problem that Graham fixed.
Don't spend a lot of time on it.
Thanks
Gerry
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Most of the various repairs have been carried out ahead of running of the Viking round, with the exception of Makem's Wolf Dallara.  Upon closer investigation it would appear that at somewhere along the line superglue has got into the bushing and axle spacer and bonded both to the axle.  

   

I can attempt to remove the rear axle and try to free the bushing; but I'd rather not try this without prior consent due to the risk of causing damage to the axle/bushing and/or chassis (as the other bushing is bonded in place to the 3d print chassis). 

Makem's Viper had a small protrusion from the interior tray which I think was causing the tyre wear.  This had been removed:

   

The edge of the black electrical tape that secured the interior in Harrisons Supra was hanging down which is assumed to be what caused the groove in the tyre.  This tape has been replaced with fresh tape and smoothed to the body

   

   
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Tape only interior is something I'll try to avoid doing in future but it's quick to do and can come loose like this...next time shoe goo over the edges of the tape for me

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AdeC thanks for doing that
Gerry
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I can attempt to remove the rear axle and try to free the bushing; but I'd rather not try this without prior consent due to the risk of causing damage to the axle/bushing and/or chassis (as the other bushing is bonded in place to the 3d print chassis). 

I can't understand how that has happened, a few rounds have been completed, maybe it was like that from teh start.

Go ahead and do what you can.

If it breaks, no problem I will withdraw it.
Regards
Gerry
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