Post by bigblocker121 on Mar 25, 2013 12:12:42 GMT -5
What i mean is the stock joint in the shaft, cut it out and weld in on the next column having 2 joints, do i need to like up the joints like on a driveshaft or does it matter? I got hit in my last race and it pushed the frame over and put the stock column in a bind and i just thought it was tight and broke the column trying to turn it and id rather not max it out again so im thinking 2 joints would help.
I ran a solid column for years. I could never convince people about the geometry issues that plague stock slider type columns. The only real issue with the solid column is the wheel getting closer to you as you nose up. That and I never understood why people are using a quick disconnect on the wheel. I've seen way too many of them become detached during a derby. We machined a simple hub that welded directly to the shaft and then bolt the wheel on. Cheaper too. I made a bunch of these for only a few bucks.
I am not really sure how the wheel would come off during the derby, unless the disconnect was defective. More often than not I will forget to remove a wheel and it is almost impossible to get it back off without a hammer after a short time in the weather.
Seriously guys, I've seen quick couplers come off during the derby. I remember the one was at Metal Mayhem 2005. The guy was flying across the track fighting to get the wheel back on. You could see it plain as day from the stands. It's not a question of how it would come off, but rather the fact that it is made to come off. I always looked at them as a safety issue. But there are probably hundreds or thousands of these couplers in derby use that have never failed. So, do as you please and have fun, be safe.
Got an astro van shaft from the salvage yard the other day, with some motivation from a hammer it fit on my 95 Vic steering box ..... not sure if ill ever get it off of there lol. Is this common or did I get a fluke/warped end on the steering shaft