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"Steve Tyng" <stevet-at-stcharlesmd.com>
RE: Penn Tracks
6 Aug 2004 14:17:00 -0400
> That's exactly what I've been thinking. One step
> further would be to make the cleat aluminum too.
You can make the cleats out of anything. I was also thinking of black nylon.
> Basically TIG the cleat to the guide on each end,
> slip the belt through and fasten with a couple of
I'm not sure about a slip fit and relying on rivets to hold the cleats in place.
The fasteners could shred the belt lengthwise given enough force. I'm always going
to rely on glue to hold a TTS together.
> Does the space between the inner guide segments cause
> any problem with the drive/idler/road wheels
> (vibration for instance?)
I get a clacking noise on the idlers of T5. It induces some vibration but I don't
worry about it to much. On the other wheels (larger) it doesn't seem to cause any
vibration. Out on the field in the heat of battle you don't notice track noise at
all, at least from a TTS! ;-)