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by pwrd by tungsten
Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car?
Replies: 38
Views: 4390

Re: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car

That's great. I did a full on soak wheels in sailkote test. :-) It was a test and it did melt the wheels :-) Ummm ... yes, I can see that melting 'em! :) So far as I can tell, all the volatile, wheel melting components of Sailkote evaporated as the axle coating dried, leaving the wheels happy to be...
by pwrd by tungsten
Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Mitigating negative cant problems for taller bodies
Replies: 27
Views: 2299

Re: Mitigating negative cant problems for taller bodies

ngyoung wrote:Just aluminum HVAC tape.
That is it! thanks!
by pwrd by tungsten
Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car?
Replies: 38
Views: 4390

Re: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car

Glad it is working for you. I sold mine when it melted the test wheels... Did you apply to wheels? Or axles? On the axles, not on the wheels! Fully cured before assembly. About 3 days from alignment to race. Will recheck setup Tuesday in preparation for Districts. I was not satisfied with the wheel...
by pwrd by tungsten
Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:22 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Mitigating negative cant problems for taller bodies
Replies: 27
Views: 2299

Re: Mitigating negative cant problems for taller bodies

When I do a car like this (and it is often) I cover with plywood from the hobby store. I think it is 1/32" I use tungsten for weight though... But the plywood paints better than the pine... I think I'll be going with masking tape on the bottom and white vinyl (from a printable packing label) on the...
by pwrd by tungsten
Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:20 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car?
Replies: 38
Views: 4390

Re: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car

Yes. Back in our graphite days, we used it on axles with great success. I never tried pledge with graphite. I tried Sailkote with oil, but it didn't worked as well as jig-a-loo and other similar products. I wonder how much polishing helps when the polished surface is covered with Sailkote (or lemon...
by pwrd by tungsten
Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Mitigating negative cant problems for taller bodies
Replies: 27
Views: 2299

Re: Mitigating negative cant problems for taller bodies

So, I've been chewing on this some more. I want to limit the bore holes to those done straight down into the top of the car. I feel that this would be simpler, and could be done with a hand drill (and a steady hand) as opposed to resorting to a press. I also want to avoid external weights atop the ...
by pwrd by tungsten
Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car?
Replies: 38
Views: 4390

Re: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car

Congratulations to the Team, Stan. I'm curious about everything. Shape of car, type of ballast, CM, stock wheelbase or not, 3 wheels, wax, etc. Do you race on the same type track you own? I use a tuning board to give me a starting point but it never ends up the same after I run it down the track. M...
by pwrd by tungsten
Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car?
Replies: 38
Views: 4390

Re: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car

Stan Pope wrote:
Vitamin K wrote:
How'd your Grandson do?
0.020 sec faster than the 2nd fastest, a sleek car with 3 wheels and a peg. I don't know if any of the cars got on a track prior to start of races ... William's car had rolled at most 2' at a time (on the tuning board) prior to his first race last night!
Congrats Stan!
by pwrd by tungsten
Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Anyone manufacturing Wood Tracks for sale?
Replies: 5
Views: 1236

Anyone manufacturing Wood Tracks for sale?

Anyone manufacturing Wood Tracks for sale? I found one that is edge guided but I was hoping for more the center rail plan similar to the scout plan. A best track is $750.00 so something less would be good.
by pwrd by tungsten
Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Mitigating negative cant problems for taller bodies
Replies: 27
Views: 2299

Re: Mitigating negative cant problems for taller bodies

Key to relocating the COM is reducing the weight of the wood... Cutting the car to 3/8" (I cut to 5/16" slab and drill holes but that may be a bit too tight for beginners). Weight can be added on top of this to obtain any desired COM. (Ideally some of the weight would drop to the axle height. ) Stan...
by pwrd by tungsten
Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:55 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Mitigating negative cant problems for taller bodies
Replies: 27
Views: 2299

Re: Mitigating negative cant problems for taller bodies

This is a major issue and why I advocate thin cars. (Or at least one reason :-)

You will need to taper the sides or create little axels on the side. Much easier to cut the wood at 3/8" and add exposed weight to the top....
by pwrd by tungsten
Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:53 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car?
Replies: 38
Views: 4390

Re: Approx. how much time do you spend on the build of a car

Just curious to get a consensus of how much time is spent on average building a car. I say this because one of the dads says he had about 18 hours into the car, which seems excessive to me. I imagine our car this year (which we did in a hurry) we probably had under 6 hours invested. We did re-use w...
by pwrd by tungsten
Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: District track Tune? what to do?
Replies: 47
Views: 4430

Re: District track Tune? what to do?

Congrats to both of you! That is an awesome finish! And a beautiful car...
by pwrd by tungsten
Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: A big Thank You!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: A big Thank You!!

Congrats!!!
by pwrd by tungsten
Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: District track Tune? what to do?
Replies: 47
Views: 4430

Re: District track Tune? what to do?

derbyfever wrote:So far so good. We got 1st in pack on district track tonite .So on to semi finals in the AM. I'm impressed with the RR!
Congrats!