Search found 30 matches

by jacksdad
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Cars in progress
Replies: 23
Views: 4038

Re: Cars in progress

Seth - you're more than welcome. Keep us posted and feel free to message me if I can be of any help. Tim.
by jacksdad
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Cars in progress
Replies: 23
Views: 4038

Re: Cars in progress

Seth - finally got to see the pics and the cars look very, very cool. Tell your son I think he's got a winning design there. When you get all that weight at the back it makes the cars feel so heavy - we had a couple of people question that the "Son Of A Pickle" met the 5oz limit - but they'll rocket...
by jacksdad
Sun May 06, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Son of a Pickle
Replies: 14
Views: 2607

Re: Son of a Pickle

Mark - that makes sense. Tightening the blade in the slot has to make it hold better. I did get real good at adjusting it by holding the spring, but bowing it would definitely fix the excess play. I found that after sharpening the blade on both sides to give it a double bevel, it was sharp enough to...
by jacksdad
Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Son of a Pickle
Replies: 14
Views: 2607

Re: Son of a Pickle

Thanks Mark :D
by jacksdad
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Son of a Pickle
Replies: 14
Views: 2607

Re: Son of a Pickle

First in District and third in Council :)
by jacksdad
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Son of a Pickle
Replies: 14
Views: 2607

Re: Son of a Pickle

Seth - they're tape. We went with silver at first, but before we even put them on, my son said he wanted to go with red as he said it would "make it pop". We used the Dremel to carve a hole in the back for the weight, and then epoxied it in place and filled the gap around the edge with JB weld. The ...
by jacksdad
Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Son of a Pickle
Replies: 14
Views: 2607

Re: Son of a Pickle

Thank you Seth. It turned out great, and it was such a positive learning experience for my son. My Dad taught me so much, and this was my chance to pass it on. I realized early on that he was committed to going the extra mile to make this one his best car yet, so I took pictures at each step in case...
by jacksdad
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Son wins, Last race
Replies: 11
Views: 2177

Re: Son wins, Last race

Way to go, Sean :bigups: :bigups:

Great car, and very impressive trophy.
by jacksdad
Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Son of a Pickle
Replies: 14
Views: 2607

Re: Son of a Pickle

Sporty - thank you :) Speedster - we're limited to what we can do to the wheels (no lightening, thinning, machining, etc) so we prepped the wheels by truing them up with a Derby Work XT wheel shaver from the Scout store. It was a bear to get used to, but as soon as I learned that the blade as delive...
by jacksdad
Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Son of a Pickle
Replies: 14
Views: 2607

Son of a Pickle

My 10 year old son's pack just ran their PWD race today and he won for the second year in a row, placing first in all of his races. He did a lot more on this car - the "Son of a Pickle" - than previous years, from the design to the build. He shaped it with the bench grinder, Dremel, files and sandpa...
by jacksdad
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: CO2 Powered
Topic: Anyone grab one of the BSA Blastcar kits too?
Replies: 2
Views: 2071

Re: Anyone grab one of the BSA Blastcar kits too?

Not yet, but we've been checking them out. No mention of whether we'll be holding any races, but fingers crossed.
by jacksdad
Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Thanks to the Derby Talk Community!
Replies: 8
Views: 1943

Re: Big Thanks to the Derby Talk Community!

Beautiful car, and well done on the build. This is exactly what the PWD is supposed to teach them :bigups: :bigups:
by jacksdad
Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: 2012 car-1969 Dodge Charger Daytona
Replies: 10
Views: 5930

Re: 2012 car-1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

Awesome looking car, and very impressive artwork. Seems that someone is a Mopar fan. My kid is too, and he's been drawing Superbirds and Daytonas since he was a toddler. And we have a '67 Charger that he's made me promise I'll pass on to him :)
by jacksdad
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: 2012 - Slick as Ice!
Replies: 8
Views: 2506

Re: 2012 - Slick as Ice!

Nicely done car :thumbup:

Actually...I tried sharpie on top of some clearcoat on one of our cars and it bled just as badly. I guess it depends on the clearcoat, but the one we used (I forget what brand it was) sucked the ink up like a sponge.
by jacksdad
Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: How are the wheels this year ?
Replies: 15
Views: 4022

Re: How are the wheels this year ?

This is the first year we've paid much attention to wheels numbers. We found that between the spare wheels from last year and some extras we bought this year, we had two sets of #3 wheels. It's supposed to be a good number, but when we checked they almost all had lots of runout and side to side trea...