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by mclewis_13
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 44
Views: 10658

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

https://i.imgur.com/Ew7RRYS.jpg https://i.imgur.com/VDBPGT4.jpg https://i.imgur.com/2dhXU6H.jpg https://i.imgur.com/27FA4jp.jpg https://i.imgur.com/yhrEWri.jpg https://i.imgur.com/IBMGvkK.jpg https://i.imgur.com/1e08E0o.jpg https://i.imgur.com/DpQqPTW.jpg https://i.imgur.com/BzjSvFt.jpg https://i.i...
by mclewis_13
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 44
Views: 10658

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

If you coat the outside with thin CA glue, block sand,repeat as needed to get surface you want you would be able to cut more out of the interior if you want a faster rig. On the rear fenders you could thin CA the inner wheel well and shape them a lite more if you'd like. Do you have a link for CA G...
by mclewis_13
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 44
Views: 10658

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

Alrighty, ladies and gents. Hope you are well in quarantine. This has given me pause and plenty of extra time to spend on the details. Thoughts appreciated. https://i.imgur.com/En3Yfie.jpg https://i.imgur.com/CN2NcSf.jpg https://i.imgur.com/3qSHqed.jpg https://i.imgur.com/lVsALFZ.jpg https://i.imgur...
by mclewis_13
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Night-before build day
Replies: 10
Views: 4198

Re: Night-before build day

I’m in the same boat as you. I don’t have an answer for how it will affect your numbers. I can tell you how we do it. Since we don’t have many tools and about 60 cars purchased this year we are doing 4 pit nights, completely optional. They are 3 hours each across a month of Saturday’s. We are provid...
by mclewis_13
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Microwizard Fasttrack Timer Case Build
Replies: 4
Views: 5541

Re: Microwizard Fasttrack Timer Case Build

I would put the timer in some very, very safe place all by itself. I have 2 identical Micro Wizard timers with an attachment for one that shows Elapsed times. They are never both in the same place or the same house. I know. My wife says I worry too much. My doctor is helping me with that. :rofl: Th...
by mclewis_13
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Microwizard Fasttrack Timer Case Build
Replies: 4
Views: 5541

Microwizard Fasttrack Timer Case Build

Good Morning All. Sorry for my absence but family, ministry, and work first. Not a lot of time to play. However if you wake up early enough you can focus! May I present my Seahorse 720 buildout for holding my timer, car gage, scales, calibration weights, starting gate, and wires. It basically the k...
by mclewis_13
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: level the playing field
Replies: 3
Views: 2392

Re: level the playing field

For me leveling the playing field is making all my tools/jigs available to all the kids participating. I don’t keep speed secrets. I openly prep/build my stuff at the workshops. I talk to the kids about what I am doing and what I used to do it. Last year was our first year but we provided paint, san...
by mclewis_13
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: 2020 Belly Tank Racer, my entry for Outlaw Class
Replies: 6
Views: 6981

Re: 2020 Belly Tank Racer, my entry for Outlaw Class

Because there is nothing to visually scale the car I thought this thing was 18” long. The rim coloring makes the wheel look extra fat that my mind made me think they were rubber tires. What an amazing look and effect. I am really impressed.
by mclewis_13
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 44
Views: 10658

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

Eagle wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:53 pm
Any clue what kind of wood the Awana blocks are?

And/or why they are all shorter than 7"
I just measured my block out and it is 6 7/8" L x 1 1/2" H x 1 3/4" W and as far as I can tell it is made of pine.
by mclewis_13
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 44
Views: 10658

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

Loud2ns wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Phwew, I get it now! What state are you in?
Florida!
by mclewis_13
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 44
Views: 10658

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

https://i.imgur.com/RGIdi90.jpg https://i.imgur.com/AgSeGDE.jpg https://i.imgur.com/5uHWCki.jpg https://i.imgur.com/f1qeyjb.jpg This is my truck from last year. I never got time to paint it, so it just got a coat of glossy and i took a sharpie marker to it. It doesn't look like much, but it was qui...
by mclewis_13
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 44
Views: 10658

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

No, as the AWANA commander I am in charge of the rules. Modification of the wheelbase is totally allowed! 8)

I just haven’t redrilled them yet. I literally just have a block of wood 4 axles 4 wheels and a dream.
by mclewis_13
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 44
Views: 10658

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

https://i.imgur.com/gK1sECa.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xtVCFxV.jpg https://i.imgur.com/srsUn5M.jpg https://i.imgur.com/u1sVFvs.jpg https://i.imgur.com/gQFRjc9.jpg Ok. So progress update. I have a scaled drawing and did a poster board mock up and put it on my official AWANA block and wheels so I could ...
by mclewis_13
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Other Vendors
Topic: Now Available: The Clear Drill Jig
Replies: 13
Views: 9582

Re: Now Available: The Clear Drill Jig

So, this product seems to have disappeared off the map. No website, not on ebay/amazon. Reason I was looking was because of the Inclined Kinetics podcast. Anyone have any info on where I can locate one?
by mclewis_13
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Microwizard Crate Build
Replies: 6
Views: 4300

Re: Microwizard Crate Build

So. I realized as I was putting the track away (by the way is there a video showing you how to LEGO master builder it in?) where in the world am I going to store the timer/wiring etc? Is there another storage crate build with plans? This seems as if not more important than the track storage. Would l...