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Billys Red Neck Mad Hatter Hideous Hanger & Terminal Toothpick Trauma; Not For The Weak Of Heart

Discussion in 'Building tips' started by ratrodsrule1, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. ratrodsrule1

    ratrodsrule1 National Contender

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    Do Not Try At Home, especially @ 2AM. There's nothing like the smell of a flush broken toothpick in DFW hole the morning.

    Attempted methods of removal:
    Regular Pliers...Notta
    Needle nose...Notta
    Aerosol ACME broken toothpick remover...Notta....Meep Meep

    Most Illogical human !! Use Vulcan method......V
    Center punch with large sewing needle and light weight tack hammer.
    Insert #43 shank in opposing hole. Carefully slide jig (if you’re type of jig allows) in place using the 43 as a guide.
    Use another 43 to perfectly align jig with traumatized hole and clamp in place using your chosen method.
    With a pin vise use smallest bit in your arsenal slowly working upward
    to another 43.

    Results:
    Axle fits perfectly snug and is squared with the world (as much as the naked eye can see) IMG_2087.JPG
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2020
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  2. B_Regal Racing

    B_Regal Racing PWD Royalty Pro Racer

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    It's 4:47am and I can not believe I'm reading; but, don't worry too much about the front alignment. You put a bent axle in there for steer anyway.
     
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    ratrodsrule1 National Contender

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    That was my fear of ruining a good drill. This particularly car was simply dialed in in February’s GP and we’re converting it to BASX AM specs to see what we really have with some good speed parts. If not enough ET I know of a good replacement for it. But as I was removing the toothpick I said to myself at least it’s receiving a bent axle. I took my time and inserting an axle to see how much it had changed the geometry it actually appears to be squared up dead on but hard to tell with the naked eye. The only thing that would have been better if was the raised axle hole.
     
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    Thinkin'Bout Racin National Contender

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    I agree with what this says! It would have to be off a lot (probably 8-10 degrees) to ruin the car.
     
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    Thank TBR.....It appears to be squared up correctly but .001's are impossible to detect with the naked eye. I feel good about it. I just wished the ACME product would have worked....LOL
     

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