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by Kenny
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: The BSA nail
Replies: 10
Views: 5527

Re: The BSA nail

This was my Sons final axle prep process as a Webelos II Scout, much of it improved and adapted over time using methods from me (Dad), who raced in an adults-only class. I will only post the things our Pack and District rules allowed (or didn't explicitly forbid) for competing Scouts. Your Pack and ...
by Kenny
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: New builder needing help
Replies: 36
Views: 12079

Re: New builder needing help

This thread has been an interesting read after such a long time away from PWD. I sense disappointment and frustration by OP. Hang in there. You’ll do better. You’ll both figure out what, if anything, you missed or miscalculated. Don’t get frustrated, just figure it out. How did the winning cars beha...
by Kenny
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Fall TMC Big Rig Challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 5111

Re: Fall TMC Big Rig Challenge

Very sorry to hear about the loss of your parents. My condolences. And, very nice post on the Big Rig Derby! Happy New Year!
by Kenny
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: level the playing field
Replies: 3
Views: 2949

Re: level the playing field

It’s been awhile since I’ve checked in. Happy New Year! I’m going to take a potentially different view on this topic and suggest that organizers focus on stratifying the field through classification or categories and keep the guidelines as loosely defined as you can. Trying to “level the playing fie...
by Kenny
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Alignment Tool Comparisons
Replies: 50
Views: 47744

Re: Alignment Tool Comparisons

Hi folks! It's certainly been a while! :) One additional attribute that is worth considering for the Den and Pack build night scenarios is that the some of these jigs have the drill bit guide that gets bigger and less precise with each use. This is true even for the tools requiring no drill press. M...
by Kenny
Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Construction Workshops
Topic: Bandsaw Jig
Replies: 8
Views: 8662

Re: Bandsaw Jig

Very nice.
by Kenny
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Other Vendors
Topic: Building the Fastest Pinewood Derby Car - Review
Replies: 9
Views: 11676

Re: Building the Fastest Pinewood Derby Car - Review

As usual, very thorough and well done review FS! Very well done.

K
by Kenny
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Axle plating
Replies: 5
Views: 2866

Re: Axle plating

I played with copper/nickel and chromium electro-plating...the latter interesting because of hardness. However the chemical hazards were not worth it. Cost was high. And, like shorty points out imperfections were difficult to eliminate. What I was REALLY interested in was a tungsten carbide axle set...
by Kenny
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Turning Wheels on a Mini Lathe.
Replies: 73
Views: 28241

Re: Turning Wheels on a Mini Lathe.

Hi You Guys! It's been awhile! Impressive article/tutorial again Mr. Pope! Three generations at the mini-lathe cutting precision wheels...damnation. I sure miss this stuff...sigh. All mine are gone and no grandkids in sight...sigh. Anyway, I hope you all are well and I wanted to say hi and see who t...
by Kenny
Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Lets Ride The Rail!
Replies: 8
Views: 4379

Re: Lets Ride The Rail!

RR is absolutely proven and may be worth a foot or more over 48 ft vs a identically built and perfectly aligned straight runner. The main reason you'll have a hard time pinning anyone down on specific time advantage is because that elusive number is a "moving goal-post" due to the inconsistency inhe...
by Kenny
Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: canting front wheel
Replies: 17
Views: 7809

Re: canting front wheel

pgosselin wrote:Well, the new wheels are vasty improved over the old ones.

Paul
Some are more "vastly improved" than others ;)

That fact is either a problem or an opportunity depending on your point of view.


K
by Kenny
Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Tools. Pictures. Drilling axle wholes.
Replies: 35
Views: 13600

Re: Tools. Pictures. Drilling axle wholes.

To the casual surfer newbie checking out all these excellent options for making axle holes in your pineblock: To keep cost of the drill-guide style of tools down, softer metals must be used by their manufacturers. In cases where the drill bit is in contact with the tool, beware that you may be enlar...
by Kenny
Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Aerodynamics ... Opportunities?
Replies: 25
Views: 9881

Re: Aerodynamics ... Opportunities?

I've never played with fenders after playing with such questions a few years ago. My conclusion was that the 7 inch body length limit was a problem.

Reading Stan's post makes me wonder what happens if a few standard car limits, i.e. length, or weight, or both, are lifted.

K
by Kenny
Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Green Hornet Black Beauty
Replies: 15
Views: 7978

Re: Green Hornet Black Beauty

I have a sneaky feeling this is going to be a very popular car in PWD real soon.

I'm sure it will turn up soon.

K
by Kenny
Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Few questions on build related to our rules
Replies: 35
Views: 11181

Re: Few questions on build related to our rules

I agree with Stan, the only opinion that matters is the Race Director or Rules Committee. Guessing wrong could be very bad scene for your Scout...best to get written clarification or sign-off. FWIW: Slots get a bum wrap...one of the fastest racers ever to grace this board OWNED pure stock racing and...