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by Speedster
Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Micro vibration
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: Micro vibration

Sporty, this has really been interesting. 5kidsracing recently told us to use wax before graphite and the one he recommended (Red Rocket) is a bit of an involved process. I thought it was to help cut down friction if the graphite wore out but now I'm thinking it might be for micro vibration. How fas...
by Speedster
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Building the Fastest Pinewood Derby Car - Review
Replies: 9
Views: 6435

Re: Building the Fastest Pinewood Derby Car - Review

Thanks FS. I already ordered the book when you told us about it in a previous Post. I'm looking forward to reading it and probably recommending it in our workshops. Thanks for the info.
by Speedster
Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: 2013 Lineup
Replies: 17
Views: 3771

Re: 2013 Lineup

I'm going to guess the Black and Red car will be the fastest. It will get the jump through the transition. Stan Pope said so in a different Post.
by Speedster
Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Mold #s on the wheels?
Replies: 19
Views: 3435

Re: Mold #s on the wheels?

Washington, did you use only one end of the tool or did you try it on both ends? Mine also measures .095. I checked 30 wheels thinking I might find one that would not go on the shaft but they all fit.
by Speedster
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Extended wheel base vs short wheel base (rail riders)
Replies: 20
Views: 5909

Re: Extended wheel base vs short wheel base (rail riders)

Nice looking cars, Seth. Enjoy the Race. I'm eager to hear the outcome.
by Speedster
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Weights in a very thin car
Replies: 11
Views: 3872

Re: Weights in a very thin car

I suspect the car is level. 3 points make a plane. In a rear weighted car it's not uncommon for one of the front wheels to be off the ground. If you are not allowed to bend your axles you might try putting 2 hacksaw blades together and very slightly saw down the slot that is holding the one wheel co...
by Speedster
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:14 am
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: DIST QUALIFIER OPINIONS REQUESTED (unless this duplicates)
Replies: 13
Views: 4748

Re: DIST QUALIFIER OPINIONS REQUESTED (unless this duplicate

I think it's wonderful you can open it up to everyone. Our district allows the 1st and 2nd place cars in each den to compete at the district races. That gives a total of 150 cars that race. The registration form and $7.00 must be turned in by February 22, 2013 and the race will be held on March 16, ...
by Speedster
Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Firet time drilling axel holes-question
Replies: 19
Views: 3738

Re: Firet time drilling axel holes-question

Good Advice. Will Do.
by Speedster
Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Axles in Revell Kits
Replies: 15
Views: 6481

Re: Axles in Revell Kits

Ir's true. A Pack or District can make any rule they choose. However, on the tube of wheels and axles I have it states on the official BSA sticker, "Officially Licensed Product - Boy Scouts of America". Also, directly under the sticker in the red area it states "Official wheels and axles". I checked...
by Speedster
Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Firet time drilling axel holes-question
Replies: 19
Views: 3738

Re: Firet time drilling axel holes-question

OK Sporty, I found a spot on the new Chinese nail near the head that mic's out at .0895. Should I sand the nail very lightly with 3000 grit wet and leave one side of the hub ride on the .0895 while the rest of the shaft is .086 or should I use Max V's 4094 axle that measures .087 all the way up the ...
by Speedster
Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Tuning questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2456

Re: Tuning questions

We are required to use the slots and they must be visible. This is our way. The pliers, ends filed down, are used only to turn the axle on the DFW. Axles are inserted using a drill press and removed, if needed, with the car in a padded vise. The axle is tapped out with an appropriate size screwdrive...
by Speedster
Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Decal question
Replies: 9
Views: 1532

Re: Decal question

I'd take a piece of your clear adhesive paper and see if it doesn't stick to the car just the way it is. In any event, I wouldn't use a chemical to try to remove the wax from an air dry clear.
by Speedster
Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Stands that a Cub Scout can build.
Replies: 4
Views: 3290

Re: Stands that a Cub Scout can build.

Whoda, that just might be classified as Treason, but it does look really COOL !!!

Thanks to everyone for the ideas. Great projects for the scouts.
by Speedster
Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Axles in Revell Kits
Replies: 15
Views: 6481

Re: Axles in Revell Kits

Yes, they both qualify.
by Speedster
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Wheels Rules
Replies: 41
Views: 11817

Re: Wheels Rules

Mr. rpcarpe, you have made me smile. I'll bet you get some Tall stories when those little guys reveal their speed secrets. Do a lot of them use that white Teflon powder for their lube?