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Why were you trying to lighten the contact wheel? It seems that a heavier wheel would hold more momentum as it first made contact with the tire.

It looks like you are a pro on the lathe. I wish I knew how to run one better.

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  • 11 months later...

This is a great thread. 


Build pics are fantastic.  Please keep posting the intricate stuff like the trenches in the roller bearings. 


Nice truck, too.  I learned to drive a standard on my dad's old '68 Chevy stepside, four speed with granny gear and a 305.  Miss that truck.

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  • 2 months later...

Any progress to report? Looking forward to seeing final product! :)


Your contact wheel does not need to be so long, it will put unneeded stress on the motor bearings.


While its probably too late (although you could cut it back) I have to agree with this. See my previous post. Mine is only 3" x 3" and note that only a small amount of that (maybe 3/4") actually contacts the tire.


Hope this is useful


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