Post by Phil Kalbfell on Aug 9, 2014 17:17:14 GMT -5
I assume you are making stub axles assembly for the front end? If so why not use 3/32 piano wire it is a little oversize so will need to be polished down to suit the bearings , but it solders easily to the othe components. We used it for axles for many years .
Thanks guys for the suggestions. David, it was for stub axles. I would use piano wire if I had some 3/32. I know it seems ridiculous, but I haven't been able to find any here, despite years of looking. And of course, when I order stuff from overseas, I always forget.
Post by Chris Wright on Jan 12, 2016 20:48:53 GMT -5
Thanks for a little clarity on this Matt and Martin, I've seen many people on other forums say they solder their chassis together with silver Solder, and others say that 60/40 is stronger for chassis building.
This alway confused me, because in Metal shop at school we were taught to make a brass toast fork. We "Silver Soldered" it together, in the forge using a very large butane torch and a very small amount of siver, It certainly reached 650 degrees.
So now I know, and if any of you old timers remember that Concours ECRA winning Lotus 18 with the complete scale chassis, apparently that was silver solder "paint", I wondered how that thing stayed together with all that butt joined piano wire.
Now I know. OK gentlemen we need to get to this standard. More information on the Lotus 18 is available on this thread: