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by Speedster
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: New builder needing help
Replies: 35
Views: 2407

Re: New builder needing help

You don't need a new car. Your car is fine. You did a good job on it. So far you have followed science, What has happened is you have stopped following science. The block of wood is done but you have a LOT of work to still do to make that block of wood go down a hill fast following science. I know y...
by Speedster
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: New builder needing help
Replies: 35
Views: 2407

Re: New builder needing help

Be Patient. Everyone will tell you it isn't all about any one or two things and that's very true. Each thing you do is very important. Let's talk about wheels first. There are "Preferred" numbers of wheels and the vendors probably have all of them. I always bought #8 from Maximum Velocity. You were ...
by Speedster
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: level the playing field
Replies: 3
Views: 424

level the playing field

I chose "General Off Topic" so I wouldn't be reminded of my age. That's meant to be a joke. It was mentioned on 12-12-2019 in a Topic that a District was considering drastic things to try to "level the playing field. I would like to express my thoughts on this and then hear from those who would like...
by Speedster
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: New builder needing help
Replies: 35
Views: 2407

Re: New builder needing help

Welcome to "TOP FUEL DRAGSTER" competition. While I'm not a fan of the Design category, this is rediculous. Do adults put the cars on the track so no one knows whose car it is? I'm going to take a guess and say these are not going to be the rules. Are they not going to allow "light sanding of the wh...
by Speedster
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: New builder needing help
Replies: 35
Views: 2407

Re: New builder needing help

Hi Singledad 2019. I have duplicated your car. Wedge shape cut from block from BSA kit. - 53.22 grams Block with stock BSA wheels and axles installed - 2.41 ounces 4 tungsten plates placed behind rear axle slot. 2 ounces 2 tungsten plates placed immediately in front of the rear axle slot. 1 ounce Ca...
by Speedster
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Cool Websites
Topic: The West Coast Grand Prix
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Re: The West Coast Grand Prix

I Love all the smiles.
I hope I never have to compete against your 2nd grader. She looks determined.

Doug, I wish you the very Best in bringing everything together. You will be a Great teacher for your young students.

Best
Bill
by Speedster
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: 2020 Belly Tank Racer, my entry for Outlaw Class
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: 2020 Belly Tank Racer, my entry for Outlaw Class

That's a beautiful paint job and I'm guessing it's rail riding. Would you tell us where the balance point is on that car?
by Speedster
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: wheel gaps
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: wheel gaps

The steel gauge on the Pro-Axle guide measures 0.028. One of the credit cards I have measures 0.029. I bend 3 axles 1 1/2 degrees setting the rears with Negative cant and the DFW with Positive cant. I use two notched credit cards that measure 0.053. The reason I do this is because I don't want the b...
by Speedster
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 38
Views: 2113

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

Eagle, I can't find an email from you. Would you please send it again.
by Speedster
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.
Replies: 30
Views: 9130

Re: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.

As Arnold would say, " I'LL BE BACK".
by Speedster
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 38
Views: 2113

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

WOW! Thanks for all the info, Whoda. That should get him FIRED UP!
by Speedster
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 38
Views: 2113

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 t...
by Speedster
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Microwizard Crate Build
Replies: 6
Views: 1347

Re: Microwizard Crate Build

My 2 timers are stored in our house where the heat and humidity is close to the same year around. Only I can get to them. They are not in a case. Knowing where they are helps me sleep better.
by Speedster
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Pit Road - Car Parking
Replies: 10
Views: 946

Re: Pit Road - Car Parking

Thank You. Perfect picture. Nice set up.
by Speedster
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: New builder needing help
Replies: 35
Views: 2407

Re: New builder needing help

Singledad2019, If you have checked your email you will see the rear tungsten block, the front tungsten bar, the 3 tungsten cubes are all 1/4" in height. There is one 3/8" x 3/16" tungsten cylinder to finish it off and give it a 3/4" balance point. The tungsten is all set in double face tape and can ...