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by Fatdaddy
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Pinecar single axle kits
Replies: 7
Views: 2153

Re: Pinecar single axle kits

We're getting ready for a YMCA Indian Guides/Princesses pinewood derby. It's a huge event with 500+ cars racing in one day. The rules are pretty open, however, we are required to use the wheels and axle included in the Pincar kit. This kit has a single axle with a plastic cap on each end. My questi...
by Fatdaddy
Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Girl Scout race coming.. Our box has old wheels???
Replies: 13
Views: 2793

Re: Girl Scout race coming.. Our box has old wheels???

Ok, The girlscout races are always a bit less competitive (though some want to win, including my kid). Rules are never the best. She comes home with the box her troop leader got her. Its a new kit with old wheels. I can only guess that means we will have a mix at this years race... So what do we do...
by Fatdaddy
Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Wheel Comparison Opinion Needed!
Replies: 14
Views: 2646

Re: Wheel Comparison Opinion Needed!

In most races, bending axles isn't illegal, however, in most races, H tread or V taper IS against the rules. I know in our district (same council as yours, just southeast of you) we cannot use wheels with any kind of tread modification. Instead of those two types of wheels, if you arent prohibited f...
by Fatdaddy
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: What would you guy have done?
Replies: 8
Views: 1904

Re: What would you guy have done?

I would approach him with the sign and ask him if he has trouble reading.

Or better yet, inform the race officials, NO ONE should be touching another scouts car.
by Fatdaddy
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Newest Pinewood Project for 2010
Replies: 22
Views: 5760

Re: Newest Pinewood Project for 2010

You are quite a craftsman! If you dont mind me asking, how long did each take you to make?
by Fatdaddy
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Air brushing / compressors. do you use them ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1552

Re: Air brushing / compressors. do you use them ?

I have a Cambell Hausfeld 2 gallon compressor I got at Lowes on black friday for 59 bucks with a free nailer/stapler, and a 15 dollar harnor freight spray gun. Both work real well for what I am doing, non intricate work. I also own an Iwata BCR Revolution airbrush that worked great til I bent the ne...
by Fatdaddy
Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: How many new wheels versus old in the market
Replies: 9
Views: 1587

Re: How many new wheels versus old in the market

If you look at the box, it will have one of 2 stamps, if there is a Z stamp, it's old wheels, if it says IN0809 it has new wheels.
by Fatdaddy
Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: New Wheels Made by Revell?
Replies: 84
Views: 15000

Re: New Wheels Made by Revell?

Our local Michael's has the product, on an endcap near the models, along with the standard PineCar product.
by Fatdaddy
Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: 2010 Derby Car Construction Journal
Replies: 6
Views: 1748

Re: 2010 Derby Car Construction Journal

pack529holycross wrote:http://seminoletrails.com/DAYTWO/

My grandson wanted General Lee, so im taking artistic license by using a 2009 Challenger body just for fun - please forgive the sacraledge. :-)
That 2009 Challenger is a beauty! Just call it the General Lee Redux :) Or maybe the General Petraus? :)
by Fatdaddy
Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: How come no one puts aerodynamic "fenders" on cars?
Replies: 69
Views: 16628

Re: How come no one puts aerodynamic "fenders" on cars?

There are 2 good reasons for turning the wheels inside out. On a full weight wheel, when prepped with a body cone of some type, running the wheels reversed has less of a braking surface than if the wheel was turned normally. On lightened wheels, specifically the 1 gram and lower, reversing the wheel...
by Fatdaddy
Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Our first 2010 car
Replies: 41
Views: 8605

Re: Our first 2010 car

Not only is it available, you'll get better results with your airbrush. You can get all of Spaz Stix' colors in ready to airbrush, no thinning required. They have flourescents, color-shift paints, glow in the dark, etc.... http://www.spazstix.com/index.php I checked them out, nice stuff, and not to...
by Fatdaddy
Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Our first 2010 car
Replies: 41
Views: 8605

Re: Our first 2010 car

If your local hobby shop doesn't stock it, they should be able to get it within a few days. It's also available through http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WTI0095P?FVSEARCH=spaz+stix and http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=spaz+stix&x=9&y=17 . The downside of t...
by Fatdaddy
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Our first 2010 car
Replies: 41
Views: 8605

Re: Our first 2010 car

Dupplicolor makes a chrome paint in a can as well, saw it at Advance Auto Parts. True, but it doesn't provide the mirror-like chrome finish that the Spaz Stix does (when used on the underside of lexan), or the Alsa MirraChrome or Killer Chrome (which are a chrome deposition spray and waaaaay expens...
by Fatdaddy
Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Our first 2010 car
Replies: 41
Views: 8605

Re: Our first 2010 car

Dupplicolor makes a chrome paint in a can as well, saw it at Advance Auto Parts.
by Fatdaddy
Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: New Wheels Made by Revell?
Replies: 84
Views: 15000

Re: New Wheels Made by Revell?

Looks like once this snow ends, I'll be headed to Michael's :) Were these in the model section? We often see ad coupons for Michaels 50% off any single item. If those works on these wheels, that would be quite the bargin. :thumbup: It would if it were good for more than one item. Michaels will also...