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Old 07-18-2019, 11:33 PM   #41
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For a missing oil wick, I bought a sheet of felt the correct thickness.. It will last me until I'm long gone....
I actually knew I could do that and will snag a sheet of felt if I run across one. Truth be told, I just didn't feel like going shopping. And if I ask the wife to go to Michael's or Hobby Lobby, it is likely to trigger a spending spree, negating any potential savings to me. Could end up being the most expensive piece of felt ever!

BTW, I used your idea to (drill) chuck the armature and polish both the commutator and shafts. I'd actually done something similar when building pinewood derby cars with my son (axles), but it never occurred to me until you mentioned it. Great idea! Definitely better than the rudimentary job that I did by hand. Unless the armature is indeed faulty, this is going to be a great running unit when I am done.

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Old 07-19-2019, 04:54 AM   #42
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I actually knew I could do that and will snag a sheet of felt if I run across one. Truth be told, I just didn't feel like going shopping. And if I ask the wife to go to Michael's or Hobby Lobby, it is likely to trigger a spending spree, negating any potential savings to me. Could end up being the most expensive piece of felt ever!

BTW, I used your idea to (drill) chuck the armature and polish both the commutator and shafts. I'd actually done something similar when building pinewood derby cars with my son (axles), but it never occurred to me until you mentioned it. Great idea! Definitely better than the rudimentary job that I did by hand. Unless the armature is indeed faulty, this is going to be a great running unit when I am done.
I won my Pinewood derby race back in 1958 while a cub scout.I was dis-qualified as the winner as I had oiled the axles on my racer. I was given 2nd place and the 2nd place award was a AMT model kit of a 1958 Ford fairlane.
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Old 07-19-2019, 05:19 AM   #43
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I won my Pinewood derby race back in 1958 while a cub scout.I was dis-qualified as the winner as I had oiled the axles on my racer. I was given 2nd place and the 2nd place award was a AMT model kit of a 1958 Ford fairlane.
A 1958 AMT Fairlane is not bad.
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