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by Speedster
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Our 2019 Cars
Replies: 8
Views: 1233

Re: Our 2019 Cars

Construction of Fat Sebastion's run out tool is shown on Page 64 of Troy Thorne's magazine, Build a Winning Pinewood Derby car, 2013 Edition, $9.99. It can be purchased from Fox Chapel Publishing Co. It's a Great magazine. Yes, all the answers are on Derbytalk but this magazine will speed up your kn...
by Speedster
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Weight placement question
Replies: 16
Views: 1801

Re: Weight placement question

John, at this point I would buy Tundra 3/8" rod. Cut the amount you need to get to 5 ounces. Move the rod, starting from the back and move it up the hill starting from where there is enough wood to be able to drill a 25/64" hole in the side of the car. The only way you will be able to add more weigh...
by Speedster
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Weight placement question
Replies: 16
Views: 1801

Re: Weight placement question

John, has the car been painted?
by Speedster
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.
Replies: 28
Views: 3507

Re: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.

You will not believe this.
Just yesterday I said to my wife, "Whoda will probably build a whole truck while I'm trying to get mine ready to test just the chassis".
I will not be showing my wife the Whoda Peterbilt. I hope there's an award for design and I hope it goes to you.
Beautiful Truck !!!
by Speedster
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Weight placement question
Replies: 16
Views: 1801

Re: Weight placement question

John, here's what I'd like you to do. In your mind, draw a line straight up from the rear axle slot to the top of the car. You'll see you already have a lot of weight in front of the rear axle slot from the shape of the car. Put the wheels on the car just enough to hold them in place. Have your scou...
by Speedster
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Weight placement question
Replies: 16
Views: 1801

Re: Weight placement question

I think I can tell you how to do this very easily. It will work the same way if you decide to cut another car and turn it around. When you add the wheels and axles you will have about 3 ounces total. Paint will be about another 3 grams. You need about 2 ounces to reach 5 ounces or 141.75 grams. Take...
by Speedster
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Drilling holes or bending axles
Replies: 0
Views: 540

Drilling holes or bending axles

To Derby addict, here's my opinion and I'm sure you're going to get many others. We're dealing with Scout Racing. Bend the axles. Buy The Pro axle guide $10.95, Pro Body tool Axle Drilling Guide, $10.95 (We use it to raise a wheel in our workshops) and a Pro-axle bender $79.95. You can have any bend...
by Speedster
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 15480

Re: Hello brand new here.

I would suggest you educate the Inspector how to identify a lightened wheel, such as the 1.8 gram wheel. Give the inspector one of the lightened wheels so he/she can compare it to a stock wheel. The inside rim stays stock but material has been removed. The outside step is normally removed which allo...
by Speedster
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 15480

Re: Hello brand new here.

I learn something new everyday. I've never heard of anyone not allowing a regulation BSA wheel made in the USA to not be allowed. I wonder what the reason could possibly be?
by Speedster
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 15480

Re: Hello brand new here.

Congratulations. That's a Great book. The Pro Wheel shaver costs $42.95 but it requires another tool called the Pro Hub tool that cost an additional $10.95. My personal choice is to buy 3 sets of the Preferred numbered wheels (2, 8, 15) and that will automatically give you 4 sets if you are allowed ...
by Speedster
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fast times on a long wooden track
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Fast times on a long wooden track

Good Looking cars. Definitely built for speed. OK, I have a better understanding of the track. Do you know the distance between the start pin and the timer? Are you running on 3 wheels? Are you restricted to graphite? Did you check the wheels on a Concentricity gauge? There are preferred wheels avai...
by Speedster
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fast times on a long wooden track
Replies: 6
Views: 878

Re: Fast times on a long wooden track

Howdy bikencycle, Welcome to Derbytalk. I would have liked to have seen that race. Was the start about the normal 4' high or was it much higher? I'm very familiar with the 35' Best track where the car travels 29'10" from pin to timer. The winning car in our District consistently ran 2.54XX on a 35' ...
by Speedster
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 15480

Re: Hello brand new here.

thekob, Welcome to Derbytalk. I'm sorry that is how your Father felt. I would have preferred he taught you all The Physics of the Pinewood Derby and then helped you build your car. Please read your rules very carefully. What's the name of the book you got at the Scout Shop? "Build a Winning Pinewood...
by Speedster
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Results from 2 District Races
Replies: 0
Views: 535

Results from 2 District Races

Commodore Perry District Scout Caitlin (young lady) won the Commodore Perry District Webelos Cub Scout race yesterday. The scouts 1st raced on a 40' Freedom track and there was a car length difference at the finish line. The top 8 finishers on the Freedom track then moved to a 35' Best track (29'10"...
by Speedster
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Maximum weight on PWD wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Re: Maximum weight on PWD wheels

OK. Don't take me too seriously. No one else does. I'm having a good time with this.