There is a liquid lube that Randy at Max-V says is better than any graphite, even graphite with moly. The only problem is I think most rules prohibit liquid lubes because they are afraid everyone will have the stuff dripping off their cars and make a mess. According to Randy less is best so there is not any danger of making a mess.(I am almost a poet) The stuff will be readily available after Oct 1. I think I will probably get some just to play around with.
i have been saying all of last year that there is a liquid called Lube Gard it is a lin seed oil. It is used to unstick valves in transmission valve bodys it is remarkable. Post back if you want more info post back. Unfortunately it is a wet lube which is against most rules.
Sep 27, 2003 - 7:52AM
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If everyone else in the race was using graphite and you tried to use this new stuff (which is a liquid), it would seem obvious that your car would end up picking up small bits of graphite from the track that would end up mixing in with the liquid. Do you think this would end up hurting the performance (over many races) as opposed to helping it?
Rick, have you actually tried using this “Lubeguard”? I recall someone talking about it last year, but I couldn’t recall who it was.
yes i have. But at the time i was not as big a pine head and didnt time any of the runs. It was also before i knew that you could not use liquid lubricants. But i will tell you it is very fast and does not go away like graphite does. I do see what you mean about gumming up the works with all that graphite flying around. It was me that put up the post last year
Oct 1, 2003 - 12:58PM
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Boy, I have not been here in a while!!!
Sorry to say, i have been over at Derby Talk lately.
Randy has a great test in this months news letter with graphs compairing the performance of dry and liquid lubes, neet stuff. He uses a very small amount of the liquid and gets fantastic results so I would believe that it would not even be noticed. As far as gumming up, I guess that you could fabricate a hub shield out of thin lexan to help keep it out.
Oct 1, 2003 - 6:05PM
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Racer X, those results are almost too good. If I interpreted the data correctly, it appears that you could shave over a whole car length by using that stuff. They say to use only 2 drops per wheel. But, how often do you re-lube? How many races do you go before you add a few more drops?
Racer X (or anyone else for that matter), let's say you use the liquid lube. Would you still want to groove the axle? Grooving the axle serves the purpose of holding a reservoir of graphite…which becomes worthless if you use a liquid lube (less is better) and even possibly danger since the viscosity from the liquid sitting in the reservoir could possibly even slow the car down. But, if you have less nail touching the wheels you’re effectively reducing the initial wheel inertia. What’s your spin on this?