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by pwdarchitect
Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Is it feasible, that a 7oz. car could beat a 10 oz. car?
Replies: 6
Views: 1661

Re: Is it feasible, that a 7oz. car could beat a 10 oz. car?

Our scout district is having an "Ultimate Pinewood Derby Race". The weight limit is 10 ounces and we can use speed wheels and axles. Last year was the first year for the race, but we missed it. We were told that the heavier 10 ounce cars lost out to cars weighing around 7 ounces. With everything be...
by pwdarchitect
Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Axle Bending
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

Re: Axle Bending

Try switching out the front wheel with the wheel that is causing the steering and re-test. Sometimes, there is a bit of a difference in bore friction between the 2 rear wheels that will show up as a wiggle. Since you did not mention what process you used to prep the wheels then i would suspect that ...
by pwdarchitect
Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: 2009 Derby Cars - Moms DB9
Replies: 23
Views: 3433

Re: 2009 Derby Cars - Moms DB9

Looks like a fun car to build and the technique she is using is the way to go. One thing that you might not have considered. BSA wheel diameter might be a little bit larger than what you have in your template/pic. If this is the case, you could always make wheel wells such that the tires are inset a...
by pwdarchitect
Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: What's new
Replies: 10
Views: 1420

Re: What's new

The season is still just now getting underway, as far as the suppliers are concerned. I heard, through a good connection, there might be a new tool or 2 coming for this season. :lol: Keep checking around the Middle of next month.
by pwdarchitect
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Wheel body gap with razor
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

Re: Wheel body gap with razor

.027" (2 business cards thickness) if you are using the Derbyworx RS wheels. :D
by pwdarchitect
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Bending an axle
Replies: 76
Views: 15392

Re: Bending an axle

How about an off center drilled 1/4" wood/plastic dowel that is about 3/4" long to hold the axle tips? Before camber the wood dowel "Floats". Rotating the wood dowel 180 degrees such that the axle tips are now down to induce camber. Wood dowel can then be held in place with small wood screw.
by pwdarchitect
Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Big Rig weight distribution
Replies: 12
Views: 2966

Re: Big Rig weight distribution

Rob,

Ask GoBubba......that black one is his. :shock: :lol:

Rules for the Big Rigs that ran in that race can be found here:
http://pwdracing.proboards91.com/index. ... 709&page=3
by pwdarchitect
Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: This is what it's all about
Replies: 9
Views: 4599

Re: This is what it's all about

DC, Anyone helping a child achieve and learn like the way I think you did will be blessed. I did not get a chance to read your story before you edited but from what you have just described, you had an important part in making this little girls happiness the highlight of HER day/night. The kindness t...
by pwdarchitect
Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Buying New Track Any Mods Required For Running Trucks?
Replies: 10
Views: 4433

Re: Buying New Track Any Mods Required For Running Trucks?

A recent league race included the "Big Rigs". There was some width clearance problems at the start gate with a couple of the rigs being a little wider. If I'm not mistaken, I believe this was on a Best track which had an added extension. From the look of the video, it looks as if the start gate is b...
by pwdarchitect
Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Formica track
Replies: 4
Views: 2636

Re: Formica track

Formica is a brand name for plastic laminate surfacing. Other company product names would include Nevamar, Lamin-art, Wilsonart, & Pionite, all makers of fine quality laminate in a wide variety of colors and finishes. The one you might be interested in would be the brushed Aluminum. :D It will give ...
by pwdarchitect
Tue May 08, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Anybody Tried "Dope" Finishes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1861

Re: Anybody Tried "Dope" Finishes?

Never have used this but looks like a laquer type of paint. The only thing that would trouble me would be the cost per amount of paint. You can a pre-mixed 2 ounce bottle of metallic base coat HOK paint HERE for $5.95. Rattle Can Duplicolor filler primer is great to work with and since you are cover...
by pwdarchitect
Tue May 01, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Help, need advice on inconsistent times
Replies: 7
Views: 2603

Re: Help, need advice on inconsistent times

The inconsistancy isn't that far out of line if the car itself is not aligned to it's maximum potential. One thing you will want to check is how level the track is in both directions. A laser level is a tool that will help with this. You might have to put a shim here and there in order to get your t...
by pwdarchitect
Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Name the car
Replies: 11
Views: 4194

Re: Name the car

PWD,

[moderator cut - league discussions should be done in the league forums]
by pwdarchitect
Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Name the car
Replies: 11
Views: 4194

Re: Name the car

"whatchamacallit"
"Red Rover"
"Run dad gum it"
"B-LIKE-ME"

Cool car BTW. Good luck with your WIRL adventures.
Any reason for going with a Dom LF?

J