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by whodathunkit
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: wheel gaps
Replies: 3
Views: 2859

Re: wheel gaps

Well my thoughts about setting wheel gaps are..
the tighter they are the better .. and the loser the gaps are the worse.

But maybe this link will help DCDAD.
https://www.maximum-velocity.com/pinewo ... imes-v7i9/
by whodathunkit
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 44
Views: 17719

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

Eagle and Speedster, you guy's crack me up! Seem's my build for speed now or day's is in how fast I can get it done in the looks dept. ( I'll leave the dept of speed up to you two guy's! ) Have any of you guy's ever seen a big rig 18 wheeler racing kit for the Awana Grand Prix? ( I my self don't kno...
by whodathunkit
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 44
Views: 17719

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

Your welcome Speedster!

Well i don't know about you Bill.. But mclewis_13 pic of the truck he is wanting to build has me all fired up! (Wanting to build this rig.)
Image
by whodathunkit
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 44
Views: 17719

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

mclewis_13, please let me share some information that I hope will be of interest to you. First, Whoda is a Master of posting pictures on Derbytalk. If we can get him to show us some of the pictures of trucks he has built you will notice the front wheels of the trucks are very close to the front of ...
by whodathunkit
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 44
Views: 17719

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

Whoda- Holy Smokes the paint job on that! Amazing. This isn’t going to be a full size rig so I want to use Balsa to maximize the amount of COG weights from tungsten. This will be on a standard pinewood/Grand Prix wheelbase. I am able to relocate axles but the max dimensions iirc is 7” long x 3” tal...
by whodathunkit
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Fall TMC Big Rig Challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 6213

Fall TMC Big Rig Challenge

Hi Derby Talker's ! It has been awhile since iv'e last posted anything here on DT .. I've had a long go with some very bad luck with losing 3 of my parents.. all in under 6 months. With that said the Wife and I thought it was time to get out and do something fun for a change. So on Nov the 13th We a...
by whodathunkit
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 44
Views: 17719

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

:welcome: mclewis_13! I like your truck idea And I'm with Darin on the open box for cabs. It's been a while since iv posted pics here.. and all the pics of the rigs i have made and posted here using tiny pic are all gone now! I like to build the cabs for the Big Rigs I make in this manner for open b...
by whodathunkit
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: New builder needing help
Replies: 36
Views: 14965

Re: New builder needing help

Speedster & Loud2ns, Sound like Singledad2019 is using tungsten cog weights like these https://houseofhobbies.com/collections/pinewood-derby-and-educational-pinecar-and-pinewood-derby/products/5006 In his first photo of the car.. with the open holes and the blue wheels .. it also looks to me that he...
by whodathunkit
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: New builder needing help
Replies: 36
Views: 14965

Re: New builder needing help

Noted: your car has what looks to be the newer style electric blue wheels on it If your last 2 test cars had the older black style wheels on them.. I wounder if the newer style wheels had anything to do with the improved times you were seeing out of the car as well.. as far as better wheel molds go....
by whodathunkit
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday SPEEDSTER !
Replies: 2
Views: 3982

Happy Birthday SPEEDSTER !

Happy Birthday Speedster and Anniversary to you Bill & Sharon. Hope it's a good one ! Speedster I know your into helping kids make these cars.. just about as much as I am! You may recall the vintage Boy's life car I first shared pics of here on Derby talk ! Well don't know if I've ever told you that...
by whodathunkit
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Soap Box Derby Car
Replies: 5
Views: 6544

Re: Soap Box Derby Car

killer looking soap box derby car there!
by whodathunkit
Wed May 01, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Shipping Trucks
Replies: 23
Views: 15088

Re: Shipping Trucks

Mark , I will be sending you an email about having some made made up. Here is a pic i took of my Bobcat rig at Mid America in the pit area.. It's seen in the back ground along with Mark's Speed Reaper Rig also seen in the photo. http://i65.tinypic.com/6iut8w.jpg Mark this topic will help you out on ...
by whodathunkit
Wed May 01, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Shipping Trucks
Replies: 23
Views: 15088

Re: Shipping Trucks

Speed Reaper wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 3:13 pm
Thanks, I didn't expect to get best in show after seeing Whoda's trucks but was excited when I did.
Thank's Mark!
I packed my rigs back up after the race that night.. Did they do the judging the next day? If so i took mine out of the running for best of show ;)
by whodathunkit
Wed May 01, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Shipping Trucks
Replies: 23
Views: 15088

Re: Shipping Trucks

Mark, I hope to see you racing there again next year .. it was good talking to you about your Rig as well ! Could I talk you into sharing some photos of your fifth wheel hitch system .. That you printed out on your 3D printer! I really enjoyed seeing just how well it worked by letting your truck and...
by whodathunkit
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Shipping Trucks
Replies: 23
Views: 15088

Re: Shipping Trucks

Welcome to DT Mark! What I most enjoyed seeing about your truck was the the combine you were part of in designing for Case! And the 5th wheel system you made for your truck ! Plus all of your hand painted details on the cab ! Congrats on taking best of show as well ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk