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I've just fitted a pro axle (slot it) axle to my new Lennox Camaro. I also have P2 tyres and the 25k V12 motor.
The problem I'm having is room. The slot it wheels are soooo wiiiiide that I need to either pump the guards or grind them out with a dremel. I would prefer to massage them I'm just sure of the best way to do this.
I was thinking of using a hair dryer with nozzle to soften the guards and then massage.

I only need 1-2mm each side.
 

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QUOTE I need to either pump the guards or grind them out with a dremel. I would prefer to massage them I'm just (not) sure of the best way to do this.
I was thinking of using a hair dryer with nozzle to soften the guards and then massage.

Hey Jonny, weren't you in the Guards? What would ou prefer?

Sorry, my sordid little mind couldn't resist.

Scott
 

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Nah... I was in the Cavalry and then joined some scarey people!. The Cavalry add some class and style to the battlefield which otherwise would only be a sordid and meaningless event. There is quite a lot of `pumping` going on in the Horse Guards though!
not nice
 

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QUOTE (Tropi @ 2 Feb 2004, 02:50 PM)You will fine a good deal of useful information in
Race prepping Aussie V8s
Well worth reading the whole thread - enjoy!

I've read that thread, I was looking for some more conventional ways that a cigarette lighter.
Does hot water work?

Hairdryer's not working out so good.
 

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Very hot water will work but you need to have some way to hold the gaurds in the new position. Water tends to heat a large area and "flares" the whole gaurd.I have also soffend bodies in the microwave to remove twists. This does the whole body so be very careful. Our microwave takes about 20 seconds to soften a body.
 

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I have never aactually done this, but I like the sound of a firmly mounted candle or other fairly narrow heat source, so that both hands are free to take complete charge of bending operations.
 

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G'Day
I remember having a chat to a chap who raced in the sixties about this subject,
who said he used to heat up a tea spoon and gently push against the inside of the shell until he achieved the required shape. I'm unsure if he was referring to hard plastic or vacform. I've never tried it myself so can't vouch how affective this way is
Cheers
Lenny
 

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The teaspoon works fine with hard bodies- use a little strip of silicon paper to prevent the spoon sticking to the plastic, and to prevent any over-heating disasters! It provides very localised and controllable heat. You can buy fancy pyrograph tools at art shops, which are like low-temp soldering irons with various shaped bits for decorating wood. But I don't think they are that much better than an old teaspoon.
 

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Teaspoon sounds like a great idea. First project aborted after I warped the whole body with the hairdryer. I've now replaced that Lennox Camaro with another. I might get game.
 

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Try trimming the tyres a bit. I had to do this when fitting Proslot rears to my Slot.It Audi. Spin them up then slide a knife point in. This way you can keep the bodywork standard and don't risk screwing it up.
 
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