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by batstar70
Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New BSA Wheel and Axle??
Replies: 273
Views: 56392

Re: New BSA Wheel and Axle??

pack529holycross, Good set of rules. Our pack Pinewood derby commitee meeting is in 3 weeks, I'll bring up some of your ideas there. If its OK with you.
by batstar70
Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Spray graphite?
Replies: 5
Views: 2644

Re: Spray graphite?

I have used the Jigaloo spray with so-so results. Like Nitro Dan said, it is bad for wheels, but I sprayed it only on the axles. About 4-5 coats, letting it completely dry between coats.
by batstar70
Wed May 13, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Scales
Replies: 10
Views: 3973

Re: Scales

TOU wrote:Thank you...I just ordered one. Anyone have any idea where I can get a 5 ounce weight?
I think Max Vel. has the 5 oz. calibration weights for sale in his web site.
by batstar70
Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: New Site - Now Online
Replies: 30
Views: 11151

Re: New Site - Now Online

Randy, One thing I did notice was the "spell check" feature was missing at the bottom when you use the "post a reply".It used to be down by the other boxes-preview, submit, save, cancel are. I use it a lot just to check myself. batstar70
by batstar70
Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Wheel gap on RR
Replies: 9
Views: 1781

Re: Wheel gap on RR

beachnut, I've been using the thickness of an old ATM card, with a U-shaped notch cut into it for the axle. batstar70
by batstar70
Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: New Site - Now Online
Replies: 30
Views: 11151

Re: New Site - Now Online

Randy, Site looks great. Nice upgrade. Very bright and inviting. batstar70
by batstar70
Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Newspaper reporter
Replies: 11
Views: 2225

Re: Newspaper reporter

Good article,well written.Nice to see our adventures in print. Thanks, batstar70
by batstar70
Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Bore damage from Pro-Hub tool?
Replies: 17
Views: 2872

Re: Bore damage from Pro-Hub tool?

Thanks quadad, I undestand now.
by batstar70
Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Camber Analysis Help Needed:
Replies: 13
Views: 1983

Re: Camber Analysis Help Needed:

Randy, That about how I understand it also. I seems to help visualize it from above. At least for my wy of thinking.. batstar70
by batstar70
Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: 2009 Scout car - The Barris Batmobile
Replies: 24
Views: 11573

Re: 2009 Scout car - The Barris Batmobile

WOW!!!! Awesome looking... Hands down one of the best PWD Batmobiles I have ever seen. Classic design, my favorite body style also. Very nice craftmanship. batstar70
by batstar70
Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Bore damage from Pro-Hub tool?
Replies: 17
Views: 2872

Re: Bore damage from Pro-Hub tool?

Stan, pardon my ignorance ... but, tread dressing tool? I must not have that one yet in my [censored] :) Maybe Stan means the ProWheel Shaver. That's the one DerbyWorx tool I would say try to live without anyway though (even without it being extra sloppy). quadad, maybe I don't understand fully, bu...
by batstar70
Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Starting pin idea
Replies: 21
Views: 2918

Re: Starting pin idea

Sounds like a good idea to me. Might also have some head start implications with the front wheels starting ever so closer to the finish line. At our Derby race we were lucky or fortunate to have an experienced starter. He centered and lined up all the cars, so everyone had an even as could be start....
by batstar70
Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: We won!
Replies: 5
Views: 1220

Re: We won!

Congrats on you and your sons PWD victory. Good luck at the Districts. Ours wasn't as good. My son finished 2nd in his division (wolf) and 4th overall fastest out of 42 boys in the pack. Thanks to everyone who posts here for their invaluable knowledge. It helped alot this being our first race. batst...
by batstar70
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:17 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: New way to apply graphite
Replies: 4
Views: 1978

Re: New way to apply graphite

Great tip. Some times the simple ones work the best. Thanks
by batstar70
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Car Carry Case
Replies: 19
Views: 3733

Re: Car Carry Case

I like davem, use a shoe box w/foam inside to cushion the car and suspend the wheels.