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Slowing down Transbrake
« on: January 31, 2020, 04:57:32 PM »
Dan,
I run classes were your not allowed a delay box.
I already have an older slower brake in the car but its still not slow enough.
Long through buttons help some but not enough and dont fit well in the cockpit.
I was wondering if you have tried or heard of leaving out reverse springs?
I know there is an odd number of springs.
Do you think it would create a problem cocking the reverse piston in the bore?

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Re: Slowing down Transbrake
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2020, 06:17:07 PM »
Taller front tires may help

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Re: Slowing down Transbrake
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2020, 07:49:46 AM »
I thought of that too, but there's not a lot of options for a FED, especially if you want to maintain "the look". Also lower air pressure can make a difference, even a 5 psi reduction, assuming you're not pulling the wheels up out of the beams.

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Re: Slowing down Transbrake
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2020, 11:03:02 AM »
50ft spool of wire from the button to the solenoid

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Re: Slowing down Transbrake
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2020, 05:17:07 PM »
Not sure what springs you have now, but putting weaker springs in will slow it down, I have several customers using stock springs. Also you can orfice the feed hole in the case. Most are drilled at 5/16" you can go as small as 7/32".

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Re: Slowing down Transbrake
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2020, 07:41:17 PM »
Jon Hansen has 19 wheels available and tires for http://haydenent.com/Pages/TireKenda.html

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Re: Slowing down Transbrake
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2020, 08:06:29 AM »
Wire wheels or solid?  If wire, do you run a guard ring? Do you stage too deep? Minimum roll out can make things happen real fast.
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Re: Slowing down Transbrake
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2020, 04:37:00 AM »
AF150 has very good point.I know with bracket deal you have to stage exact same spot every run or it will be red.I mean 1 or 2 inches makes big difference,especially now days when it take 00- to win most rounds.
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Re: Slowing down Transbrake
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2021, 04:14:37 PM »
One thing Ive done to slow down the TB is wire a relay in between the button and the brake.

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Re: Slowing down Transbrake
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2021, 07:56:25 PM »
OK.
I'll divulge one of my little techniques I developed to keep from going red when bottom bulb racing without a box.
I two-count each bulb. Or three-count it if I'm still too early.
Like this, for each yellow:
2-1
2-1
2-1!
 and release on the last1.

If still too early try a three-count.
3-2-1
3-2-1
3-2-1!

I've been doing this for decades. It takes a little practice to get good (what doesn't?) but its cheaper than mechanical changes and easier to revert back when using the box.

You're welcome.