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by Speedster
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Sanding treads with mandrel and sanding block
Replies: 41
Views: 10324

Re: Sanding treads with mandrel and sanding block

and trust me, He knows how to use it.
by Speedster
Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Sanding treads with mandrel and sanding block
Replies: 41
Views: 10324

Re: Sanding treads with mandrel and sanding block

Sporty is an easy guy to make a friend with and he has a lathe.
by Speedster
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby History In The Making!
Replies: 8
Views: 8668

Re: Pinewood Derby History In The Making!

That is SUPER GREAT !!!!! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I couldn't help but notice in the picture of the 1960 March theme, the tall scout on the right appears to have cant on his wheels and is rail riding. Is it possible that young scout is one of Sporty's ancestors? Hmmmm? Best of Luck in your collection.
by Speedster
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Rules
Replies: 60
Views: 30771

Re: Pinewood Derby Rules

I just received our 2012/2013 Derby rules. The Revell BSA pre-cut cars will not be allowed in our District. If I'm correct there are 14 different models from Revell. I'm wondering if not allowing these cars are common across the U.S. or if most Districts simply let them race.
by Speedster
Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: My Son's PWD Car
Replies: 12
Views: 5752

Re: My Son's PWD Car

Thanks. That answers a lot. Good Luck in future races. Let us know how you do.
by Speedster
Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: My Son's PWD Car
Replies: 12
Views: 5752

Re: My Son's PWD Car

CONGRATULATIONS to your son. Beautiful car and obviously very, very fast. I'm very curious about the car. May we see a side view picture of the car? I'd also like to know how the car was built, such as, type of weight used, where it was placed, CM, Railrider, weight of car, what type graphite or oil...
by Speedster
Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: [no advertising for this vendor]
Replies: 20
Views: 8283

Re: [no advertising for this vendor]

That appears to be a Best track. Do you know how many feet it is from the Start Pin to the timer? What is your daughter's fastest time? Did you break in the [no advertising for this vendor] on a treadmill and follow all the other rules that are recommended?
by Speedster
Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: [no advertising for this vendor]
Replies: 20
Views: 8283

Re: [no advertising for this vendor]

This is GREAT and I would like to be involved. I have built a car this year, after 27 years of racing, that is the fastest car I have ever built. I have wheels that were prepared by someone we all know (OK, it's SPORTY) and I use Max V's 4094 axles and have done nothing but polish them. Prior to thi...
by Speedster
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Scale accuracy and how scales work
Replies: 8
Views: 5524

Re: Scale accuracy and how scales work

Scale Accuracy. I have 2 scales I use at our Pack weigh-in, a Triton T2 from Max V and a Pocket scale from Hodges. The Triton uses a 200 gram weight for calibration and the Hodges a 100 gram weight. I also have a 141.75 gram weight (5 oz.). Both scales need to weigh the 3 weights accurately and they...
by Speedster
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: AWANA Grand Prix 2012 Winners
Replies: 10
Views: 5499

Re: AWANA Grand Prix 2012 Winners

Great cars !! Great pictures !! Love the skier.
by Speedster
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: AWANA Grand Prix 2012 Winners
Replies: 10
Views: 5499

Re: AWANA Grand Prix 2012 Winners

Congratulations on all the wins. The cars look beautiful. I clicked on the line to see the cars in a bigger version but it said, sorry, the page was not found. Is there some other way I can see the cars?
by Speedster
Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Any recommendations for an official pack scale?
Replies: 23
Views: 11015

Re: Any recommendations for an official pack scale?

Just a suggestion. We weigh our cars in grams and they must not be over 141.75. If your 1st scale is near the repair table, preferably with an adult weighing the cars, and a car is 2.6 grams over weight, you can show them a derby wheel and tell them this much weight needs to be removed. When they re...
by Speedster
Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:34 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: This years BSA wheels look like a regression
Replies: 9
Views: 4693

Re: This years BSA wheels look like a regression

The Derby Talk folks will overcome anything BSA throws at them. Nothing like a Good Challenge.
Cheers
Speedster
by Speedster
Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: No paint?
Replies: 12
Views: 3274

Re: No paint?

If the paint is a concern, the recommended 4 ounces of tungsten can be added to a car and still apply a 2.6 gram finish. You then would have the best of both worlds.
by Speedster
Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: No paint?
Replies: 12
Views: 3274

Re: No paint?

I did an experiment which is listed under Paint Weight, Info/experiement. By Speedster and was posted by Sporty. The car was painted with primer surfacer, color coat, and clear coat. The total weight added to the car was 2.6 grams which is .092 ounces if my scale is correct. I remember reading in Do...