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by Go Bubba Go
Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: BSA wheel diameter go/no go limits?
Replies: 13
Views: 3731

BSA wheel diameter go/no go limits?

Just curious, for those BSAers that use a Go / No Go gauge for checking wheel diameter, what dimension do you use for your gauge? 1.180 inches? 1.170 inches? Looking at 1.180 as our rules are pretty restrictive (light sanding only), but getting some pushback from folks who think you can't true a new...
by Go Bubba Go
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: 2010 KITT Pinewood Car
Replies: 20
Views: 8501

Re: 2010 KITT

VERY, VERY NICE WORK!

I continue to greatly appreciate both your work and your willingness to share the in-process pics.

Regards,

Bubba

p.s. Nice Semi!!!
by Go Bubba Go
Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Should Councils ban the use of lead (Pb) in PWD cars?
Replies: 53
Views: 7325

Re: Should Councils ban the use of lead (Pb) in PWD cars?

I certainly wouldn't be opposed to some formal BSA unified guidelines and standardized warnings. I wouldn't even mind signing a waiver that describes responsible handling and disposal. Beyond that things get a little testy for me. I still can't get over not being able to use my liquid fuel stove an...
by Go Bubba Go
Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: How to you run Check-in?
Replies: 13
Views: 2961

Re: How to you run Check-in?

...we do staggered times, but we start the race for each Den at the end of their registration period and immediately start the registration for the next Den while the previous one is racing. Smartest way to go IMO. We do this at our Pack, and we have a Council event with approx. 1300 cars run on 10...
by Go Bubba Go
Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Should Councils ban the use of lead (Pb) in PWD cars?
Replies: 53
Views: 7325

Re: Should Councils ban the use of lead (Pb) in PWD cars?

No. We do provide Safety precautions to our Adults and Scouts as part of conducting workshops and discussing the event at our Pack meeting, but I really don't think we need to get into the restriction business for materials that can be used with relatively low risk. I would rather talk to the boys a...
by Go Bubba Go
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: tips needed on how to paint raised white letters on wheels
Replies: 25
Views: 6002

Re: tips needed on how to paint raised white letters on wheels

MaxV's latest newsletter has some good info on this. http://www.maximum-velocity.com/pinewood_derby_times_v9_i9.htm One of the best articles I've seen on start-to-finish building, including the white letters on the wheels. :clap: Bubba p.s. I think MaxV's OK with linking this. If not, Randy (or Rand...
by Go Bubba Go
Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New BSA Wheel and Axle??
Replies: 273
Views: 52289

Re: New BSA Wheel and Axle??

As an aside, I wonder if National is ever going to change the picture of the car on the box to reflect updated wheels. :scratching: Even the "2010" car on the new boxes is sporting pre-1999 wheels... :doh: Just wondering... :? Bubba ...but I guess at least they're not PineCar or Awana wheels LOL :wh...
by Go Bubba Go
Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Wheel replacement guide questions
Replies: 16
Views: 4526

Re: Wheel replacement guide questions

You do want to keep it streamlined and sturdy. Don't underestimate the value of the "safety net" function. I notice that these examples are fastened with two screws. Does it need to be that sturdy? Does it need to be removable ? Oops... forgot to mention. :( Most of our experience with these is wit...
by Go Bubba Go
Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Wheel replacement guide questions
Replies: 16
Views: 4526

Re: Wheel replacement guide questions

Don't underestimate the value of the "safety net" function. At the "beginner" level events, you often run into tracks that are either poorly maintained (and in poor condition), poorly setup (esp. not level side to side), or both. It is quite possible that you will experience some sideways drift that...
by Go Bubba Go
Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New BSA Wheel and Axle??
Replies: 273
Views: 52289

Re: New BSA Wheel and Axle??

gpraceman wrote:EDIT:
Looks like Bubba and I were posting at the same time. He pretty much stated the same thing.
Except that, as usual, you managed to do so using only half as many words. :clap:

Bubba
by Go Bubba Go
Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New BSA Wheel and Axle??
Replies: 273
Views: 52289

Re: New BSA Wheel and Axle??

2) Leveling the playing field - frankly I don't think the rules should be tweaked to this end. ... the new wheels would seem to hold a distinct advantage over the old due to their "out of the box" advantages (ex. coned hubs). But I don't think it is necessary to tweak the rules to begin to "write i...
by Go Bubba Go
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New BSA Wheel and Axle??
Replies: 273
Views: 52289

Re: New BSA Wheel and Axle??

The more I think about the 'wheel deal', the more I think that most Packs are going to end up having to allow the new wheels as well as older mold wheels... While I suppose it is possible at the Pack level to prohibit the new wheels (assuming you have enough on hand to cover everyone, and especiall...
by Go Bubba Go
Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New BSA Wheel and Axle??
Replies: 273
Views: 52289

Re: New BSA Wheel and Axle??

Mr. Slick wrote:FYI, I just got the 100th Anniversary Edition of the Big Rig kit. All of the wheels are the NEW style! I'm going to guess that since this is a new product this year all of the kits will have the new wheels.
Cool. Didn't know they were gonna put that kit out.

Bubba
by Go Bubba Go
Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Extreme Motorhome Racing
Replies: 6
Views: 2228

Re: Extreme Motorhome Racing

One of our local county fairs has the "Figure 8 Trailer Race" as shown below. Oh, the humanity! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEOApUuQhJg Even better than watchin' an episode of "Cops". Bubba p.s. I would have thought Stan would be in to this sort of thing, what bein' from Central Illinois and all...
by Go Bubba Go
Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New BSA Wheel and Axle??
Replies: 273
Views: 52289

Re: New BSA Wheel and Axle??

gpraceman wrote:
quadad wrote:Maybe there are not always new axles with the new wheels ?
I think that is a correct statement, from other feedback that I have heard.
It seems that are using a "Cracker Jack" distribution strategy i.e. "A surprise in every box".

Just thought I'd throw that out there for us old guys...

Bubba