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by Speedster
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Mirage paint question
Replies: 6
Views: 1896

Re: Mirage paint question

I'm not familiar with the word "Mirage" in painting. Could you give me a bit more detail?
by Speedster
Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: GRAPHITE GRAPHITE EVERYWHERE.. First tech inspection how do
Replies: 7
Views: 3200

Re: GRAPHITE GRAPHITE EVERYWHERE.. First tech inspection how

I'm going to guess most BSA rules state the overall length of the car is 7" and usually has to fit in a box or some other measurement device. This is how you solve it. Take a meat cleaver with you. If they have a decoration hanging past the 7" mark, WHACK IT OFF!!! Oops. These are young ladies. Don'...
by Speedster
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Painting experiment
Replies: 15
Views: 5023

Re: Painting experiment

Looks Gorgeous. Very clean lines.
by Speedster
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: How much faster is a RR
Replies: 5
Views: 3009

Re: How much faster is a RR

Thank you for your suggestions. The 1st track we encounter is a Best track. I was told it is 29' between the start and the timer. I don't know if that's relevant in anyway but I thought I'd mention it. If we set the car up with a 5/8" COM, is it going to handle that quick curve OK? A friend of mine ...
by Speedster
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: How much faster is a RR
Replies: 5
Views: 3009

How much faster is a RR

Please give me your opinions. My young friend, Josh, took second place in his District race 2 days ago. The final track consisted of 8 cars racing for the trophies. There was a method of scoring on the final track that involved points. The fastest car I own, a 3 wheeler, could beat Josh's car, a 4 w...
by Speedster
Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:34 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: 2nd Fastest Car in Louisville
Replies: 7
Views: 2722

Re: 2nd Fastest Car in Louisville

CONGRATULATIONS on the win. That is quite an accomplishment.
I'm also impressed with the photography.

I'm curious about how many tracks were used and what type scoring system was used.
by Speedster
Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Thanks DT
Replies: 0
Views: 2493

Thanks DT

Thank you for all the help so many have given. My young friend, Josh, took 2nd place in the district today. He is a very happy young man.
Thanks again.
Speedster
by Speedster
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: pictures instead of decals
Replies: 10
Views: 2467

Re: pictures instead of decals

Here's a way to have some fun and your son will be very proud. You can accomplish it in a couple of hours and probably a whole lot less. Go to a paint store that services your local body shops and buy a roll of 1/16" of "Fine Line" tape. Lay out your own flames. Look at a picture of a flame to give ...
by Speedster
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Unlimited class next year- what are my opions since I'm new
Replies: 22
Views: 4720

Re: Unlimited class next year- what are my opions since I'm

Mr. FS, you are The Man. I would prefer the lattice strip to get the full 1/4" height since I depend on it. I think 1/4" x 1 1/2" is a standard size which would save the cost and work cutting it down if that would be acceptable to the rocket cars. It would be more exciting to spectators if we go hea...
by Speedster
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Unlimited class next year- what are my opions since I'm new
Replies: 22
Views: 4720

Re: Unlimited class next year- what are my opions since I'm

Hello, Everyone. I'd like folks thoughts. Let me start off by saying, "I'm not so sure I cannot beat a Rocket car." That being said, here's why. There's no way a Rocket car could beat a slot car and I can't either. I'm going to guess most folks think it's the speed. Speed is not the problem. I have ...
by Speedster
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:46 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Unlimited class next year- what are my opions since I'm new
Replies: 22
Views: 4720

Re: Unlimited class next year- what are my opions since I'm

Cubmasterbob, you build the chassis. It consists of 4 pieces. There are 2 pieces of 1/4" brass tubing and 2 slot car motor mounts that also hold the axles. That's the chassis. You make the length to fit the wheel openings on whatever body you are going to attach to it. The body is for looks. You cou...
by Speedster
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Unlimited class next year- what are my opions since I'm new
Replies: 22
Views: 4720

Re: Unlimited class next year- what are my opions since I'm

Beware of the width. You don't have much room before you interfere with the car next to you. I use Channel 5 - Green, in McDonalds and I can't get it out without tearing the car apart. Perhaps you could choose another channel. I sense a trip to Illinois in my future. Ha, Ha. Good Luck. Cheers Speeds...
by Speedster
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Unlimited class next year- what are my opions since I'm new
Replies: 22
Views: 4720

Re: Unlimited class next year- what are my opions since I'm

I can't make out the name on the motor but they're all fast. Winning usually depends on reaction time when you're racing another one of these. The car covers the track in about a second. Overall length of tubing is 4 3/4", notched in about 1/2" from the end to bolt motor mounts. Motor mounts were us...
by Speedster
Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Unlimited class next year- what are my opions since I'm new
Replies: 22
Views: 4720

Re: Unlimited class next year- what are my opions since I'm

If you have a Mini-T with a modified motor, You Are There. Those are the expensive parts. You won't lose the car. The electronics are all held on the chassis and roof of the Dodge with double face tape. When your derby is over simply take the electronics out of the drag car and put them in your Mini...
by Speedster
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Unlimited class next year- what are my opions since I'm new
Replies: 22
Views: 4720

Re: Unlimited class next year- what are my opions since I'm

The RC parts which are the radio, speed control, modified motor, 7.2 volt Nickel Metal Hydride battery are from a modified Losi Mini-T RC car. The chassis was built from square brass tubing to fit the Revell Funny Car Body. Front wheels were Awana on McD's and BSA on the blue car. Slot car parts wer...