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by JackBauer
Wed May 07, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: So tonight was the race...
Replies: 1
Views: 1293

So tonight was the race...

I'm really tired tonight, but I wanted to share this for everyone who ever has replied to one of my posts, and even those who haven't, because I learn from reading from all of you. We started the car just a week ago. Michael finished 2nd out of 16 kids. Here are some pictures: http://picasaweb.googl...
by JackBauer
Sat May 03, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Really bad paint job
Replies: 7
Views: 1554

Re: Really bad paint job

that's either fish eye's or orange peel. I am leaning towards orange peel. A few things cause that. 1. painting enamel over lacquer. 2. the primer coat not dry enough. 3. old paint, or not mixed / shaken well enough. 4. surface with oil finger residue on the surface. 5. to much paint applied at one...
by JackBauer
Sat May 03, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: How to post a photo
Replies: 16
Views: 86053

Re: How to post a photo

I just used that tinypic site just fine, no dancing girls here :cry:
by JackBauer
Sat May 03, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Really bad paint job
Replies: 7
Views: 1554

Really bad paint job

I don't know if you will be able to see that very well, but we just finished putting the first coat of spray on the car, and you might be able to see how it is all bubbly like. What causes that? We are using some sort of black lacquer that we picked up in the model car section at Hobby Lobby. http:/...
by JackBauer
Thu May 01, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Really stupid question: rail riding...
Replies: 2
Views: 1692

Really stupid question: rail riding...

OK, this may be really, really, really dumb, but...

I see all sorts of posts that talk about "how" to do something to rail ride, but "what" exactly is it, and "why"?
by JackBauer
Thu May 01, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: "Recessed" wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 2529

"Recessed" wheels

Hey all,

I've seen on some cars where the wheels are recessed, so they don't stick out past the body. What is the best way to do that?

Thanks.
by JackBauer
Thu May 01, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Wheels with drilled holes
Replies: 10
Views: 1631

Re: Wheels with drilled holes

OK, I should further clarify my earlier comment about official BSA. I think I meant to say it needs to be originally unmodified. Any mods need to be done by us, not purchased.
by JackBauer
Thu May 01, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Wheels with drilled holes
Replies: 10
Views: 1631

Re: Wheels with drilled holes

Our only rules regarding anything is that it must be official BSA, and of course, 5oz.
by JackBauer
Thu May 01, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Wheels with drilled holes
Replies: 10
Views: 1631

Re: Wheels with drilled holes

OK, finally...

The search here wasn't quite as helpful, so I google searched this site specifically, and I found it: viewtopic.php?t=2805&sid=ea116ad0769b49 ... f723f4ec20

Thanks!
by JackBauer
Thu May 01, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Wheels with drilled holes
Replies: 10
Views: 1631

Re: Wheels with drilled holes

I'm pretty sure he stated they were BSA wheels, and that he drilled holes to drop the weight.
by JackBauer
Thu May 01, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Wheels with drilled holes
Replies: 10
Views: 1631

Wheels with drilled holes

I may be crazy, but yesterday I thought I saw a picture of a car with holes drilled in the wheels. Today I can't find it. Maybe I was looking at a different site. Does anyone know what I am talking about?
by JackBauer
Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Race one week from tonight
Replies: 5
Views: 1664

Re: Race one week from tonight

Well, I'm not sure how much time we are going to have. Tonight is out because I am here at work until 4pm then have night class. It's been so hard to find time because my wife and I are both full-time students. We kinda put off building the car because I've been so busy trying to get all my classwor...
by JackBauer
Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:17 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Race one week from tonight
Replies: 5
Views: 1664

Race one week from tonight

We haven't even started yet! This isn't going to turn out good...
by JackBauer
Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Our first Pinewood Derby
Replies: 10
Views: 3872

Re: Our first Pinewood Derby

Thanks for the response. What it actually is, is some PVC pipe that... I don't know what to say, pivots around I guess, and brings the pins down. I guess it all depends on what starts the timer? Not the best quality photo, but here is a link of the starting area enlarged a little bit: http://www.chr...
by JackBauer
Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Our first Pinewood Derby
Replies: 10
Views: 3872

Re: Our first Pinewood Derby

Any time there was a derailment they reran the heat. I'm not sure if thats what everyone does, but that is how we did it. At first I didn't think it was too big of a deal, but I'd be lying if I said there wasn't a part of me that was wondering if the time in the first run of that heat would have bee...