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by Speedster
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The West Coast Grand Prix
Replies: 46
Views: 18960

Re: The West Coast Grand Prix

Great Pictures. Everything is nice and clear. Thanks for posting.
by Speedster
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Lightnin's Simple Alignment Test
Replies: 19
Views: 13410

Re: Lightnin's Simple Alignment Test

When did you send a PM?
Try my email. I'd like to hear from you.
by Speedster
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Lightnin's Simple Alignment Test
Replies: 19
Views: 13410

Re: Lightnin's Simple Alignment Test

Davet, we're getting a bit Off Topic here but briefly no one knows I do it. We teach The Physics of the Pinewood Derby at our workshops and I offer Troy Thorne's book For Sale for $10.00. I absorb the shipping cost. Troy's book is on a separate table by itself for anyone to look at. The scout and hi...
by Speedster
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Lightnin's Simple Alignment Test
Replies: 19
Views: 13410

Re: Lightnin's Simple Alignment Test

Our biggest workshop with what I call my Pack 217 (I've been with them for 35 years) is where we do everything and concentrate on speed. That's what I love. Pack 217 races cub scouts and Girl Scouts and then supplies one of the tracks for the Commodore Perry District race. I do smaller workshops on ...
by Speedster
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Lightnin's Simple Alignment Test
Replies: 19
Views: 13410

Re: Lightnin's Simple Alignment Test

WOW! 4 years have passed since this was first posted. Where does the time go? Here's what we did this year. All three wheels get 1 1/2 degrees cant with bent nails. (Following RULES). Rears are installed for Negative cant. Left rear wheel gets .030 clearance and right rear wheel gets .060 clearance ...
by Speedster
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The West Coast Grand Prix
Replies: 46
Views: 18960

Re: The West Coast Grand Prix

OK, I understand. Thank you.
by Speedster
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The West Coast Grand Prix
Replies: 46
Views: 18960

Re: The West Coast Grand Prix

I was told March 4th was the Cut Off date.
by Speedster
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The West Coast Grand Prix
Replies: 46
Views: 18960

Re: The West Coast Grand Prix

Eagle, what do we need to do to watch the race at home?

Is there a scheduled time for the different categories?
by Speedster
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: The BSA nail
Replies: 9
Views: 3724

Re: The BSA nail

Loud2ns, Count your Blessings.
by Speedster
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: The BSA nail
Replies: 9
Views: 3724

Re: The BSA nail

Thank you, Kenny. We cannot plate the nail with nickel but I'm glad you did that. That helps me to explain the point I was trying to make. The BSA nail comes with a zinc coating. I feel the casting marks under the head should be carefully removed. THE END. Anything done to the nail after that will n...
by Speedster
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Tonight is axels and wheel prep. Remind me...
Replies: 11
Views: 3627

Re: Tonight is axels and wheel prep. Remind me...

I'm curious. Did someone on Derbytalk recommend you use this product? I'd like to read about it. I have decided to run a car with oil in the Mid America race this year. What I have found is there are several oils recommended for Pinewood Derby cars. Their prices range from $39.95 down to $19.95 for ...
by Speedster
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Microwizard Fasttrack Timer Case Build
Replies: 4
Views: 5517

Re: Microwizard Fasttrack Timer Case Build

They are fortunate to have you.
Best wishes for everyones success
by Speedster
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The West Coast Grand Prix
Replies: 46
Views: 18960

Re: The West Coast Grand Prix

I knew that.
That's a beautiful track. I'm eager to see the races.
by Speedster
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Microwizard Fasttrack Timer Case Build
Replies: 4
Views: 5517

Re: Microwizard Fasttrack Timer Case Build

I would put the timer in some very, very safe place all by itself.
I have 2 identical Micro Wizard timers with an attachment for one that shows Elapsed times. They are never both in the same place or the same house.

I know. My wife says I worry too much. My doctor is helping me with that.
by Speedster
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: The BSA nail
Replies: 9
Views: 3724

The BSA nail

What is it we are asking the nail to do? What is done to that nail by racers in an effort to achieve their goal? I'll call it the Extremes. 1. Sanding with 6 grades of sandpaper, removing all casting marks, polishing with Brasso,, soaking in 91% alcohol for 15 minutes, covering with Lemon Pledge, bu...