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by Vitamin K
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Rules
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Pinewood Derby Rules

Glad my family isn't building cars for that race.

Double elimination SUCKS.

Also deliberately prohibiting rail riding? Duuuumb.
by Vitamin K
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Our 2019 Cars
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Our 2019 Cars

Woo Wee! Look'en Good !!! VK kids! VK, Do you know if there is any benefit to treating the wheel bores with pledge as well for the graphite lubes ? If it works good for axles why not the wheel bores also. (Just thought I'd ask if you have tried this .) Y'know, I was wondering that same thing myself...
by Vitamin K
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Our 2019 Cars
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Our 2019 Cars

Great looking cars. Reminds me of the Daytona 500. I have a couple of questions. What is Plast-X and where can it be purchased? The nail? The nail comes with a shiny zinc coating. Can any amount of sanding or polishing actually make the nail more slippery? The wheel bore is polished, then 3 coats o...
by Vitamin K
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Our 2019 Cars
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Our 2019 Cars

Figured I'd share the details of our latest family builds here. We've left the BSA and our kids do American Heritage Girls and Trail Life now. It so happened that one of the TL Troops in the area runs a joint race for Trail Life and AHG, so our Troop participated. They didn't restrict what kits we u...
by Vitamin K
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Krytox 100 Withdrawn by Manufacturer
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Krytox 100 Withdrawn by Manufacturer

I guess the Pinewood Derby community isn't a large enough consumer to sway the minds of a big industrial giant.
by Vitamin K
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Scouts - Girls and Boys
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Scouts - Girls and Boys

I've always thought "Powder Puff" was a terrible name for a girls' race. What's it got to do with racing?
by Vitamin K
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Is teflon dry lub compatible with graphite?
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Is teflon dry lub compatible with graphite?

I have never ever ever heard of anyone having good luck with dry telflon lube for pinewood derby applications.

Don't use that junk. :) I would stick with Pledge if you feel it is within the scope of the rules.
by Vitamin K
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Pinewood Derby Times
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 9 - January 23, 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 425

Re: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 9 - January 23, 2019

I really like those cars in this month's gallery! Very creative incorporation of fenders into a design that actually looks like a race car!
by Vitamin K
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 98
Views: 5512

Re: Hello brand new here.

Cyanoacrylate popularly known as Super glue. Only the inside hub will touch and stay at that point because of the toe-in. I'm interested in this. Should I use something like Loctite Ultragel Control or the "runny" stuff or does it make any difference? Would this be worth doing even if you are limit...
by Vitamin K
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 98
Views: 5512

Re: Hello brand new here.

Do 4 before 3. Actually, I think 4 is usually done before 1. email Vitamin K and ask him if you should tape over the wheel holes and leave the wood bare. If I'm running graphite, I will leave the wood bare and just rub graphite into the wood. If I'm running oil, though, I will apply a few layers of...
by Vitamin K
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 98
Views: 5512

Re: Hello brand new here.

Sleestak wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:38 pm
Tried to bend a axel tonight using the board trick. Total failure. Not only did it not bend it hurt my hand . Maybe my axels are crome? I think maybe I've been pranked. Buying the axel bender I tap with hammer tonight.
What kind of axles are you using?
by Vitamin K
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 98
Views: 5512

Re: Hello brand new here.

Mornin. Todays question... I can not yet find max pro spray silicone. Does brand name really matter. Would any quality brand name spray silicone work as well? Going to home depot after work to check there. If you have a Microcenter near you, you can purchase it there. Another option would be the 3M...
by Vitamin K
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 98
Views: 5512

Re: Hello brand new here.

Vitamin k I will try this. I have several axel to practice on. Thanks. Do you agree the back axels shoukd angle 2.5% and the front 1.5%. Or should all 3 be 2.5% Doing this free style by hand Ill be guessing. We just need to beat some 5 year okld girls and their dads who arw not putting the work or ...
by Vitamin K
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 98
Views: 5512

Re: Hello brand new here.

The drill jigs are an investment. They work very well if you buy one of the precision ones, like the Clear Drill Jig. However, bending axles is not hard to do by hand. Here is my method (Stolen from Stan Pope): - Get a piece of pine (or other soft wood) about 1x1x3 (The exact dimensions don't matter...
by Vitamin K
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 98
Views: 5512

Re: Hello brand new here.

Now thats what I'm talking about Vikimin K. Ok oil it is. Ill return this graphite I bought. Tell be the greatest oil on the planet. I know there are 2 maybe 3 kinds. Most of the oils available are based on Krytox GPL 100. Some are just pure Krytox, others have additives to (allegedly) make them fa...