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by ohiofitter
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: 1 gram wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 1974

Re: 1 gram wheels

Its does sound like makeing your own (if haveing the right Equipment) you would be better able to control the quaility a little better than just a mass produced product. But as long as there is a product like DW wheels out there (IMO are not bad wheels) people would get a better product them someone...
by ohiofitter
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: 2014 District results
Replies: 2
Views: 1173

Re: 2014 District results

Congrats speedster :thumbup:
by ohiofitter
Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: 1 gram wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 1974

Re: 1 gram wheels

I ran the Derby Worx, but there weren't many other options back then I purchased mine frrom max-v a long time ago for our adult races...no rules other the the 5 ozs and 7 inches, But i see everyone making the own but they are mostly the razor thin as well. I think all site do carry the DW brand whi...
by ohiofitter
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: 1 gram wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 1974

1 gram wheels

Looking around alot of pinewood derby sites I've notice all sell 1 gram wheels. Now I not looking to advertise one's site But in everone's opinion does one site or maker seem to be better then another. :scratching: I'm under the conclusion that if the lathe or cnc machine how ever the wheels are mad...
by ohiofitter
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: opinions on fenders good or bad
Replies: 13
Views: 3026

Re: opinions on fenders good or bad

Thanks for the boost of confidant speedster. And yes we have had a lot of success but I don't think I know it all and I'm in the process of building a car. And its going to have full body fenders and skirts all the way around. I'm sure it's not going to be the fastest car we ever built, but I believ...
by ohiofitter
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: opinions on fenders good or bad
Replies: 13
Views: 3026

Re: opinions on fenders good or bad

That's what I was thinking re, I don't have a test track just a tuning board. So in a adult league it might be beneficial to have fenders. But know would full body or the half fenders be better. Or again having a test track be the way to answer that.
by ohiofitter
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: opinions on fenders good or bad
Replies: 13
Views: 3026

opinions on fenders good or bad

Now i understand your not going to add a extra second to your time by adding fenders, But I'm seeing a lot of online video's of car with a Half fenders. the ones that are wedge shape and put just in front part of the wheels (front and Back). Now I've read the phyicis on fenders but I'm no engeneier ...
by ohiofitter
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: whats more important amount of weight or com
Replies: 8
Views: 1799

Re: whats more important amount of weight or com

Yeah darin, I meant if all the parts were identical to the t and the only thing different was the weight of the wood. Would 4 oz of ballast or 3 oz off ballast . Which car would be better. The ballast could be whatever you like to use for the senerio
by ohiofitter
Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: whats more important amount of weight or com
Replies: 8
Views: 1799

Re: whats more important amount of weight or com

Thank you fat :bigups: , That what i was trying to find out in my senerio the denisty of the wood would have had to be different but regardless as long as the center of mass is at the let say 13/16 of an inch you could add as little as 1 oz and up to as much as 4 oz of addional weight
by ohiofitter
Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: whats more important amount of weight or com
Replies: 8
Views: 1799

whats more important amount of weight or com

Lets say you have two cars, Both wedges same wheel base and all parts (wheels ,axle, and paint) weighed the same. (Car 1) is 3/16 thick at front 1/4 inch thick at back, painted, wheels and axles weighs lets say 1 oz. 4 oz of weight put the com lets say 13/16 front of axle (Car 2) is 3/16 thick at fr...
by ohiofitter
Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Ground clearence
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

Ground clearence

I know the rules say 3/8 inch for the clearence of the rails, but has anyone built a car with fenders to get them as close to the track as possible. And if so how far can the fenders be down defore the fenders bottom out on the track.
by ohiofitter
Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Alignment Tool Comparisons
Replies: 50
Views: 24592

Re: Alignment Tool Comparisons

Ok Guys, Just what is ment by the fence and spacers :scratching:
by ohiofitter
Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: colored wheel bore
Replies: 0
Views: 1947

colored wheel bore

I can find posts for the better mold numbers to use with the stock black wheels . But with the colored wheels is there a better mold number to use per color or are they all the same molds just using different pigment in manufacturing
by ohiofitter
Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: It's been Awhile
Replies: 2
Views: 924

It's been Awhile

I't been a few years since I have posted to this forum. Boy have I missed it. I'm trying fenders for a car for a adult race we are having,But I trying to find the right sive bit for drilling the fenders. Balsa wood to keep them light,everytime I try a spade bit it just tares up the wood, A fostner b...
by ohiofitter
Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Which is faster???
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

Re: Which is faster???

up around 5-8oz things are leveling off...

but gains are still appreciable up to 16oz.
Teeeman if I'm not mistaking isn't it around 10 ounces that the weight starts to effect the wheel bore and put more friction to start slowing the cars down rather then speeding up.... :?: