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by Speedster
Thu May 20, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: CBC JAX AWANA Grand Prix Video
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: CBC JAX AWANA Grand Prix Video

That was a WONDERFUL video. Very, very entertaining. I loved the music. It was great you were able to have a workshop. It looked like everyone had a Great time.

We were able to do a Pack race and District race but not a workshop. Hopefully in 2022 we'll have a workshop.

Again, NICE JOB !
by Speedster
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: The Badder Ladder to make them Madder
Replies: 6
Views: 1558

Re: The Badder Ladder to make them Madder

They have a 4 lane aluminum Freedom track, Micro Wizard K 2 timer and the best software in the world. My understanding is everything is new.
by Speedster
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: The Badder Ladder to make them Madder
Replies: 6
Views: 1558

Re: The Badder Ladder to make them Madder

OK, let's talk for a minute. You want to show folks what speed is. You are now deep into Physics. You want to build a 3/8" ladder car. Why? Do you think you can make a 3/8" ladder car go faster then a 1/4" solid car? You will need to cover all the openings with packing tape or with the covers that D...
by Speedster
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 53
Views: 22800

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

Thank you. That's a Beautiful track, timer and software. Here's a short story you might find interesting. Prior to Covid 19 our District used a 29'10" Best track for the 1st race. The top 8 cars would then move to a 40' Freedom track. Sometimes the 1st place car on the Best track would also take 1st...
by Speedster
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller
Replies: 53
Views: 22800

Re: Big Dreams for a Big Rig - but smaller

mclewis, I'm curious and have a few questions. Do you have a picture of the track? Do you race on an aluminum track called a "Best" track? Here is the distance between the start pin and the timer if the holes were punched by Best track. 35' track- 29'10" 42' track-36'10" What's the name of the timer...
by Speedster
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: District Race
Replies: 6
Views: 1290

Re: District Race

I wasn't invited and I'm fine with that. A very capable Boy Scout did the Inspections and his mother, a Girl Scout leader, did the Check-Ins. I'll hear about everything later when they return my things. I got a call and everything went well for the Pack 217 race. I hope things go well for the new fo...
by Speedster
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: District Race
Replies: 6
Views: 1290

Re: District Race

I have just learned Pack 217 will have an "In person", Pinewood Derby race this evening starting at 6PM. Other then the scouts, it's Parents only. The reason I was notified is because I own the scale and inspection station and no one else has one. The track was set up last night. I have everything e...
by Speedster
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: District Race
Replies: 6
Views: 1290

District Race

I have learned we have a new District Executive and she connected with some Pack and then announced we will have a District Race in March. My Pack, Pack 217, use to supply everything for the District race but it looks like we will not be involved this year with the District race. When the District r...
by Speedster
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Axle bender wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 943

Re: Axle bender wanted

That's a beautiful tool.
I wish you the Very Best.
by Speedster
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Axle bender wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 943

Re: Axle bender wanted

Howdy OOBigFish As far as I know, there are 2 commercially made axle benders. 1. Pro-Axle Press $17.95 and Pro-Rail rider tool $12.95 plus $7,95 shipping- Total $38.85. You would need both these pieces. They will bend a 1 1/2 or 2 1/2 angle 2, Pro-Axle Bender $79,95 plus $7.95 shipping - Total $87,9...
by Speedster
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Goodbye Hobby Lobby 40% off Coupon
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

Re: Goodbye Hobby Lobby 40% off Coupon

Thanks for the info. That is really disappointing. I hope that's not a sign the stores are about to close.
by Speedster
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Wedge Angle
Replies: 5
Views: 1947

Re: Wedge Angle

I Love the Wedge car. I was playing with tungsten cylinders and a wedge block yesterday. Without doing anything to the wedge I find it difficult to get the COG down to 3/4" in front of the rear axle slot. 3/4" just happens to be my favorite. I realize things can be done to add more weight behind the...
by Speedster
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Build a Winning Pinewood Derby Car
Replies: 5
Views: 2341

Re: Build a Winning Pinewood Derby Car

Thank you. You are correct. It is a Coping Saw. It says so right on the package. I knew my short term memory was gone but I actually believed I could read correctly. I listed it in "Senior Moment". Now, where the Heck did I put my glasses.
Stay Safe.
by Speedster
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Build a Winning Pinewood Derby Car
Replies: 5
Views: 2341

Re: Build a Winning Pinewood Derby Car

Whoda, speaking of scroll saws.
Hobby Lobby has a Racer Tool Set. It has 1 scroll saw, 5 blades, 1 wood rasp for $13.99. It was displayed with the other Derby things.
Don't forget the 40% OFF one item.