I have a Merlin MR29 chassis that was fast and responsive till the middle of July 2017, then it started slowing down?
How do you know when to give up on a chassis and move on to a new one? What’s the theory on stress cracking of the tubing and welds and/ flexing of the chassis?
Do chassis get flexed out? Is there a way to de-stress the chassis? What about other components? Spindles? Axles? Wheels? What do the best drivers do?
I think many people have heard stories of companies using a chassis for a single race and throwing it away. Anyone got real experience with this? I have read articles about motorcycle teams de-stressing their chassis through different techniques, but these were aluminum frames used in motorcycle road racing, anyone got info on what you could do with a kart chassis?