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by BigDozer66
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Spotting Ebay cars..
Replies: 5
Views: 2559

Re: Spotting Ebay cars..

I (we) get a lot of ideas from cars seen here, ebay and some of the other Derby websites.

We will look through photos and my son will say "Dad, can I make one like that?" 8)

Some designs are easier to cut out than others.

BigDozer66
by BigDozer66
Sat May 17, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: PWD books
Replies: 6
Views: 2125

Re: PWD books

I have copies of David's book as well as Randy's and they are both excellent. :D

BigDozer66
by BigDozer66
Sat May 17, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: How's this for a Council race...
Replies: 7
Views: 2286

Re: How's this for a Council race...

I am glad we don't run our District races on a piece of junk track like that. :pray:

That is just crazy that anyone would use something like that. :wall:

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by BigDozer66
Sat May 17, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: District Races and Some Venting
Replies: 13
Views: 3210

Re: District Races and Some Venting

We had a situation in which 2 very identical cars were known fast the night before our Pack Derby... for the daddy race, but they weren't my son's cars... his car was slower, he wanted to build a copy of my cars the morning of the race (possible because they are so simple)... and he did... got 2nd ...
by BigDozer66
Sat May 17, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Council came and went..... well
Replies: 19
Views: 4636

Re: Council came and went..... well

Congrats! :D

I am glad those guys are not in control of our races. :shock:

BigDozer66
by BigDozer66
Sat May 17, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Texas State Awana Finals
Replies: 3
Views: 1680

Re: Texas State Awana Finals

Congrats! :D

We have never down AWANA races at our church. :(

We have a lot of under priveleged kids that do not have any help at home.

Again congrats and keep training them to serve Him.

BigDozer66
by BigDozer66
Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Return of the New Guy - Rules Nightmare
Replies: 21
Views: 6942

Re: Return of the New Guy - Rules Nightmare

At some point, we're going to have to start building these cars only in workshops, with no cars brought home so that dad can take over. I think that would capture the true intent of the activity. Much to the contrary. The true intent; it is a parent/child activity designed to teach as well as foste...
by BigDozer66
Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Glue for Axels
Replies: 6
Views: 1433

Re: Glue for Axels

We use Super Glue on ours if they need it at all which they rarely do. :D

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by BigDozer66
Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: GrandPrix Race Manager V7.0 - Just Released
Replies: 5
Views: 3595

Re: GrandPrix Race Manager V7.0 - Just Released

Randy,
This is exciting news and I will be getting the updated version soon. :mrgreen:

I hope to be able to figure out how to operate it this year. :oops:

I am not going to wait to late this year and I am confident that I can do it. :lol:

Lynn
by BigDozer66
Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: We're already building. Help with some decisions?
Replies: 27
Views: 6197

Re: We're already building. Help with some decisions?

gpraceman wrote: You do have to be careful. Some of his tips are not allowed by most race rules. It seems that the BSA gave their endorsement without reading the book Hi folks, this is David Meade. I just want to be sure everyone understands the the BSA did go over my book with a fine tooth comb be...
by BigDozer66
Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Stretching the rules
Replies: 6
Views: 1584

Re: Stretching the rules

I would have flagged it also although I personally don't think it would be an advantage.

BigDozer66
by BigDozer66
Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: New Pack, new format of Derby
Replies: 14
Views: 6708

Re: New Pack, new format of Derby

I'd pass this one by ... too many problems. Instead of making a "PWD Workshop Session" into a help, you would be making it into a hindrance! Here are some issues: 1. Schedule compatibility: The plan "force fits" every parent's schedule into a limited timeframe. A parent with a conflict for only one...
by BigDozer66
Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: BSA pinewood rules
Replies: 18
Views: 9868

Re: BSA pinewood rules

As the Co-Director of our District PWD, I have found that distributing the District rules to all the packs well ahead of the season made for a very simple check-in at our District event. Only one wheel issue out of over 150 cars. Clearly stated rules, with diagrams as needed, made this possible. Ou...
by BigDozer66
Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: BSA pinewood rules
Replies: 18
Views: 9868

Re: BSA pinewood rules

My son's Wolf car (4 wheeler) was considerably faster than his Tiger car (3 wheeler) with pretty much the same work involved. Well the same type of building, painting, weighting, axle prep etc. :) The goal for him is to have each car better than the last and that both of us have a great time doing i...
by BigDozer66
Fri May 04, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Got thumped
Replies: 30
Views: 8504

Re: Got thumped

Bubba,
With a 'slow' opening gate such as the one pictured in your link I believe the quick start bar would have an advantage. :)

The amount of advantage would be variable as in how fast or slow the gate dropped.

Lynn