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 91 
 on: July 28, 2015, 11:12:08 PM 
Started by Nicks - Last post by Jeff McKelroy #55A
I have front brakes so my tires are a bit further out on my front spindles than normal.  Im pretty sure this is what is giving me this problem and cant quite figure out how to overcome it...

Something I'm always experimenting with. Both caster and scrub radius increase steering effort, and can mask other important issues. Most drivers start with as much caster as possible, I disagree to that as being the cure-all for lack of forward bite. Rooster used to always be on my butt about the amount of scrub radius I had in my steering setups, and it finally sunk in a little. I started out on my GP with 6-1/4" positive scrub(!!), and now have it down to 2.25" positive, and that's with EC's brakes installed. For me, it takes experimenting with axle beam length, tire width and wheel backspacing. They are a pain sometimes, but the Van-K wheel halves can be your friend. As far as caster, just because "everyone else" is running 8-12 positive caster doesn't mean you have to. Now all of my mowers have as little scrub as possible. Including my FX/S.

Never be afraid to experiment. It's one basic advantage you can have over other racers. Use the fact that nobody like change to your benefit. Don't just pick one thing, bend it around a little bit, and decide it's as good as it's going to get. Because that's where top dogs of this sport win before ever showing up at the track.

 92 
 on: July 28, 2015, 11:09:22 PM 
Started by Trevor Hume - Last post by Trevor Hume
What pulled should I run to get maximum speed

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 93 
 on: July 28, 2015, 10:44:11 PM 
Started by Nicks - Last post by outlaw#6
I hate that it is legal at all. 

Chain steering is an accident waiting to happen. 

I don't understand why a chain is more likely to fail than any other part of the steering? Is your concern that it will come off the sprockets?

Anything can break, but a good, well lined up chain is very strong. I'd be willing to bet it is stronger than the splines on a steering quickener, or a u-joint at an even moderate angle.

Not that I think it's a good idea. To get all of the play out of a steering setup with a chain, the chain is going to have to be REALLY tight. Don't know if it's going to decrease your steering effort much. My vote is a backwards steering quickener, or a bigger steering wheel.

 94 
 on: July 28, 2015, 09:56:43 PM 
Started by Nicks - Last post by leman
Why not try a steering quickener

I might be able to use one and just use it backwards to make the steering easier.  It might be worth a shot before i completely redo what i already have

 95 
 on: July 28, 2015, 09:55:12 PM 
Started by bubba-joe - Last post by bubba-joe
It's an older model before the soliniod on the bowl

 96 
 on: July 28, 2015, 08:24:35 PM 
Started by highway96 - Last post by highway96
Hello, Anybody running a vertical V twin kolher roller engine if so what mags do you run?  Thanks Bill

 97 
 on: July 28, 2015, 02:35:51 PM 
Started by mrmowitall - Last post by mrmowitall
Updated

http://www.letsmow.com/event/sta-bil-series-lawn-mower-racing-at-the-apple-river-mowtor-speedway/

 98 
 on: July 28, 2015, 02:34:27 PM 
Started by mrmowitall - Last post by mrmowitall
Corrected.  Sorry for the error.

http://www.letsmow.com/event/sta-bil-series-lawn-mower-racing-at-cerro-gordo-speedway-in-illinois/

 99 
 on: July 28, 2015, 12:04:55 PM 
Started by cerialsledder - Last post by chavez
IE: not used to cut grass...

 100 
 on: July 28, 2015, 10:06:42 AM 
Started by Trevor Hume - Last post by Trevor Hume
Nvm sorry

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