How to prepare pinewood derby car body for gluing axles in place
A series of holes need to be drilled prior to painting, prior to installing the wheels and axles. It is not crucial to make them perfectly spaced, or in a perfect line. What is important is that you leave room from the edge so that the glue doe not accidentally leak on your wheels.
Graphite Wheel Channel Pinewood Derby Body
Here's a builders tip. Add a graphite lube channel. With the BSA slots, you have wood removed that allows you access the inner wheel hub. With Drilled body you literally run into a brick wall. So just add some angled channels that allow you to to get to that spot. I do mine with a rotary tool. This can easily be done withe a file or some sand paper. I just like power tools
If you accidentally take off too much and end up in the axle hole, no worries, just remember that with the BSA blocks, there is an entire slot all the way across the body. It's not going to hurt a thing.
What glue to use to glue Pinewood Derby axles and wheels
Expert builders are now choosing RED locktite screw thread anti-vibrate treatment. They apply it the same way as super glue. It seems that it penetrates the wood better and it literally locks the axle in place. Not going to move the tune job. So if you are out of super glue, or want to give that a try I highly reccommend it.