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by Speedster
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 35' Best track speed
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: 35' Best track speed

Sloroller, you have a fast car. Was that the fastest car in the Pack race? Are you rail riding? Are you on 3 wheels? FWIW, I set 3 wheels with 1 1/2 degrees camber. When on the ground the Negative camber on the rear wheels are leaning just enough a piece of printer paper will slide under the wheels....
by Speedster
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 35' Best track speed
Replies: 7
Views: 468

35' Best track speed

We set up our Pack's 35' , 4 lane Best track, Champ timer last night and ran some 3 wheel rail riders, 4 3/8" wheelbase, graphite only, to check out the track. The fastest car was timed at 2.547. What I found amazing was we ran the same cars down the same lanes a seconds time and this car ran 2.547 ...
by Speedster
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Forum Changes
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Forum Changes

That's really nice. Thank you.
by Speedster
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 98
Views: 5062

Re: Hello brand new here.

Thank you for the very interesting info.
by Speedster
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 98
Views: 5062

Re: Hello brand new here.

Cyanoacrylate popularly known as Super glue. Only the inside hub will touch and stay at that point because of the toe-in. I'm interested in this. Should I use something like Loctite Ultragel Control or the "runny" stuff or does it make any difference? Would this be worth doing even if you are limite...
by Speedster
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 98
Views: 5062

Re: Hello brand new here.

leerbennet, I know you're trying to help but this gentleman wants 1st place. If you would humor me, would you please read all the posts previously shared with Sleestak. He has very lenient rules and I already have recommended wheels from a vendor. Yes, oil is faster then graphite and the Mid America...
by Speedster
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Mid America Pinewood Derby - 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1726

Re: Mid America Pinewood Derby - 2018

Hello Greg, A friend of mine and I would like to race the Class "B" Big Rig race this year. We've read the rules. Might we see some pictures of Class "B" trucks? I would like to see you separate graphite from the other lubes even though you could run them all together. Someone signing up for "Graphi...
by Speedster
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Explaining Camber and Toe
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Explaining Camber and Toe

Trying to explain Camber and Toe to a 6 year old racer might present a bit of a challenge. How about we have some Fun with it. What's that saying, "A picture is worth a thousand words". Take a Walgreens Cotton Swab, cut one end off, put a little dishwashing soap on the end and shove it into a wheel....
by Speedster
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: New Directions
Topic: The TRANSPONDER now available for ALL tracks
Replies: 3
Views: 2251

Re: The TRANSPONDER now available for ALL tracks

The price is $130 plus $40 per lane. A 4 lane Transponder is $290.
by Speedster
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 98
Views: 5062

Re: Hello brand new here.

Yes, just sand it down. Sand far enough that it passes the front and rear of the wheel. As late as it is you might simply choose to do what Darin suggested. Widen the wheel gap on the rear wheel behind the Dominant Front Wheel. Do 4 before 3. Actually, I think 4 is usually done before 1. email Vitam...
by Speedster
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 98
Views: 5062

Re: Hello brand new here.

I wrote this before I read your additional posts but I decided to submit it anyway. It's here if you need it. I'll back up and read your posts. Not both wheels if the rear wheels are rolling straight. It will always be the rear wheel following the Dominant Front wheel. With the Negative Camber on th...
by Speedster
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 98
Views: 5062

Re: Hello brand new here.

No, it makes the rear wheel farther away. Yes, I mean the body where the dominate front wheel goes into. Please look on Pages 86 and 87 of your book, Build a Winning Pinewood Derby Car. It explains why you do this and has pictures of a car where this is done. I think we might not have talked about r...
by Speedster
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: New Directions
Topic: The TRANSPONDER now available for ALL tracks
Replies: 3
Views: 2251

Re: The TRANSPONDER now available for ALL tracks

If you are able to set up a track in your house where you control the temperature, I can see where nearly anyone could have a one lane test track. Build a wood track, buy the transponder and hook it up to any T.V. You would have a test track year around.

John, Might we see the price?
by Speedster
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 98
Views: 5062

Re: Hello brand new here.

It has been said on Derbytalk by very fast racers an Extended wheelbase car is easier to tune. Others on Derbytalk might have opinions. Derby Evolution Pinewood Derby does a good job on wheels. From what I can tell from your very lenient rules, you have 2 choices. 2.4 Gram wheel (NPWDRL BASX) $22.95...
by Speedster
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 98
Views: 5062

Re: Hello brand new here.

Yes Whoda, you are correct. That was a lousy description on my part. I should have said, "As you turn the nail backwards" - which would have moved the bend forward . Thank you. Yes, they're talking about the wheelbase. Stock size on a BSA block is 4 3/8". You are allowed to extend it. Good to hear y...