This page is “Rrrrrr-ivetting”!!!…. The above pictured are Dash chassis (IROC Colors -except green-), Balls out rear rims and tires, Balls out front ends, slot tech brushes… These are wicked quick. I noticed yellow wasn’t as fast as the rest. As I took it apart I noticed one of the brush tensioner rivet wiggled..
Rivets make the electrical connection from the shoes to the motor brushes. There are 3 small pieces of copper from shoe to brush. If they aren’t tight, you will not get full power to the motor OR it could make the car intermittent at times..
. As much as I wished I could’ve waited to get one of Joe’s Rivet Tools at FLR Products, I wanted to get back to racing and come up with a quick solution with tools we already have in our pit boxes.. The tools I used? Small Vise, a Finish Nail, a not so pointy dremel bit & a set of side cuts(as a hammer)…
Line up which rivet you want to tighten first and set it onto the dremel bit.
Steady it the best you can. I tapped on it with a pair of side cuts. They worked well for me. DO NOT TAP TOO HARD! You might damage the plastic/chassis. Make sure you line up the nail head with the rivet also!! 🙂