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by Speedster
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: List of Unenforceable Rules at Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 4997

Re: List of Unenforceable Rules at Check-In

This is interesting. I have 2 BSA axles that do not match in shine and if my eyes are not deceiving me, the dome on the heads do not match up perfectly either. One is a bit flatter than the other. The 2 BSA axles actually look like your picture yet they are both BSA. They have never been used. If th...
by Speedster
Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: List of Unenforceable Rules at Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 4997

Re: List of Unenforceable Rules at Check-In

Yes, I think you can tell by the head unless you use MaxV's beautiful new axles that have no casting marks. How anyone duplicated that nail so perfectly is beyond me.
by Speedster
Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: List of Unenforceable Rules at Check-In
Replies: 22
Views: 4997

Re: List of Unenforceable Rules at Check-In

I think an ultra lightened wheel is rather obvious so that could be enforced. Revell is supplying pre cut cars and they have the official BSA seal on them. I think our District is going to allow them since they're going to make a lot of money for the Boy Scouts. I don't know yet if other pre cut car...
by Speedster
Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Basic starter template for new scouts and parents
Replies: 47
Views: 11638

Re: Basic starter template for new scouts and parents

I have learned on DT that 2 ounces should be placed behind the rear axle slot. Using 4 tungsten rounds will allow you to do that. The other 2 recommended ounces should be placed in front of the rear axle slot if the weight of the car allows that. Also, with the design shown, 5/16" of wood can be cut...
by Speedster
Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Construction Workshops
Topic: Cutting cars by hand
Replies: 9
Views: 7443

Re: Cutting cars by hand

52 seconds with a Disston Model C-1/26" 8 point crosscut hand saw. A line drawn through the block will give you 2 even wedge shaped cars. Axle slots will have to be cut into one of the wedges.
by Speedster
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Awana vs. BSA Axels... do they look obviously different?
Replies: 26
Views: 3368

Re: Awana vs. BSA Axels... do they look obviously different?

Topspin.D, I can't help but be curious. Why do you think an Awana axle would give you any advantage over a properly prepared BSA axle? Do you plan on doing anything to the Awana axle?
by Speedster
Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Cars in progress
Replies: 23
Views: 3825

Re: Cars in progress

Seth, I think you do understand it. When the front is longer it will push the CM farther up the arc. Let me see how close I can come to Dr. Jobe's explanation. "No matter where the COM starts on the circular arc ramp, it will reach the horizontal run about the same time. This is to be expected becau...
by Speedster
Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Cars in progress
Replies: 23
Views: 3825

Re: Cars in progress

Seth, we are required to use the standard axle slots. I no longer cut off the back and move it to the front. For a small fee, Max V will shift the slots in the block. I order 10 at a time. Who knows, maybe his slots are more true than comes in the box. If you are considering NOTHING but speed then p...
by Speedster
Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Setting rear axle Negative camber
Replies: 10
Views: 2208

Re: Setting rear axle Negative camber

A quick history. My friend, Wil, who taught me this, is out of the pinewood derby. His son took 1st place in the District 4 out of the 5 years he raced. He was beaten the 5th year by another rail rider. The rail rider that beat him was caught with bent axles. I gave him a set of raw axles out of the...
by Speedster
Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Setting rear axle Negative camber
Replies: 10
Views: 2208

Re: Setting rear axle Negative camber

My wife just told me my 1st sentence in the previous post sounded sarcastic. If anyone took it that way, Forgive Me. It was meant to be humorous. I admire Stan Pope.
Bill Klingler
by Speedster
Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Setting rear axle Negative camber
Replies: 10
Views: 2208

Re: Setting rear axle Negative camber

Once again I'm thankful I'm not racing in Mr. Pope's District. I will admit I have never used a nail out of the box. Speaking of nails, MaxV has nails made. Has anyone with the equipment ever tested a few of them to see how straight they are, their circumference? Thanks to everyone on DT for all you...
by Speedster
Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:40 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Setting rear axle Negative camber
Replies: 10
Views: 2208

Re: Setting rear axle Negative camber

This will never hang in the Toledo Museum of Art. Hopefully this will help those who do not have the skill (Me) to drill angled axle holes.Image
by Speedster
Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Setting rear axle Negative camber
Replies: 10
Views: 2208

Setting rear axle Negative camber

If you must use the standard axle slots. The rear of the car needs to be at least a 1/2" over the rear axle slot. Drill a tiny hole up through the axle slot at the area where the point end of the nail becomes round. Drill a 1/4" hole from the top of the car down toward the axle slot leaving enough o...
by Speedster
Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Cars in progress
Replies: 23
Views: 3825

Re: Cars in progress

Sorry for the blurry picture. Hopefully this is more clear.Image
by Speedster
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Cars in progress
Replies: 23
Views: 3825

Re: Cars in progress

Here's a picture of my car, Image