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by grifflew
Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: 2009 Mystery Machine
Replies: 7
Views: 10104

Re: 2009 Mystery Machine

Found a pic, this was our first Derby car ever, in 2002:

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My older son didn't win, but we had a lot of fun building it and making the decals. :D

Cheers,
Griff
by grifflew
Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Mach 6
Replies: 5
Views: 3431

Re: Mach 6

Very cool :clap:
I love your cars!

Cheers,
Griff
by grifflew
Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Ferrari 330 P4
Replies: 7
Views: 2211

Re: Ferrari 330 P4

Oh yeah, that is sweet! I know it is going to look awesome!

I just put all my stuff away since it is time for the "Honey do's", ;) stain the deck, paint the boys' rooms etc etc...

Cheers,
Griff
by grifflew
Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:20 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Source for Car Decals
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

Re: Source for Car Decals

Microscale makes great stuff, we used them on my son's "Pennsylvania Flyer" car he made in his last year as a Cub, took first in Pack :) http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p18/zippofan_photos/Derby/flyer1.jpg My favorite places for race car decals are Patto's Place for general racing and Indycals fo...
by grifflew
Fri May 01, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: The physics of areodynamics
Replies: 51
Views: 5337

Re: The physics of areodynamics

I am looking forward to seeing your Ferrari Rod :) It's funny, but the cars that win don't look anything like real cars that win. Ah well, I guess with the dad's race I am always doomed to lose since I want it to look like a real car! Every little bit hanging off the car (mirrors, pipes etc) will co...
by grifflew
Fri May 01, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: 1st post - What would you do? (Really long...sorry!)
Replies: 18
Views: 2358

Re: 1st post - What would you do? (Really long...sorry!)

Congrats on your win! :bigups: Because our Pack and District races have a strict four on the floor policy about wheels, we could never build a rail rider unfortunately. We spent all of our alignment time getting the car to go as straight as possible on all fours. This usually involved hours and hour...
by grifflew
Fri May 01, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Green T - New HR66 Pickup
Replies: 13
Views: 4435

Re: Green T - New HR66 Pickup

Sweet, I love hot rods! :bigups: I wish we could get more dads into building cool cars for our Pack adult race but they are all hung up on speed/winning too. Years ago, one of the dads/leaders built hot rods, including a Willys Gasser drag coupe. It was his fault that I started building my Indy cars...
by grifflew
Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Outsmarting the mavericks at the check in
Replies: 16
Views: 4888

Re: Outsmarting the mavericks at the check in

We had a situation with oil at our District Derby. The rules allowed only dry lubricants, ie: graphite/moly, and were inspected at check in as usual. When running the race, a car was found to have "wet" wheels, the tread surface was covered with some type of oil. The only thing we can think of is, ...
by grifflew
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Displaying All Rankings and Times to Everyone after the Race
Replies: 11
Views: 3511

Re: Displaying All Rankings and Times to Everyone after the Race

We don't put the complete rankings up on our big screen, but I do provide the complete set of data from GPRM to our committee. I cut out the individual car reports so each Scout gets his own and no one else's. There are some parents that insist on seeing the entire results after the race, so we turn...
by grifflew
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Outsmarting the mavericks at the check in
Replies: 16
Views: 4888

Re: Outsmarting the mavericks at the check in

We had a situation with oil at our District Derby. The rules allowed only dry lubricants, ie: graphite/moly, and were inspected at check in as usual. When running the race, a car was found to have "wet" wheels, the tread surface was covered with some type of oil. The only thing we can think of is, 1...
by grifflew
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Graphite Tests - Hob-e-lube, Hodges, and Max-V-Lube Graphite
Replies: 10
Views: 4783

Re: Graphite Tests - Hob-e-lube, Hodges, and Max-V-Lube Graphite

We found adding Tube 'O' Lube increased our performance after using Hodges to burnish the bore and initial lube as per instructions. Gained an average of almost .01 from Hodges only to Hodges with TOL. In our 8 years of Derbies, I think I prefer Tube O Lube best though I didn't try Max-V lube. Maybe...
by grifflew
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:28 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Testors Lacquer Paint...????
Replies: 36
Views: 15827

Re: Testors Lacquer Paint...????

The best clear coat we ever used, and we tryed Krylon Crystal Clear (ruins waterslide decals), Testors Glosscoat lacquer (stinks up the house), Duplicolor clear lacquer (same as Testors), is..... Future Floor Wax :D It can be brushed or airbrushed, over any paint (enamel, acrylic, lacquer), is self ...
by grifflew
Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Surprise District Win
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: Surprise District Win

sporty wrote:Congrats on the win !

Sporty
Thank you Sporty! :)

Cheers,
Griff
by grifflew
Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: First Place in District!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1565

Re: First Place in District!!

Its just a little frustrating to explain to a nine year old why he didn't win when his car was first every heat. Its even worse when he is so smart to remember his times from the pack race and wants to know "what I did" to make the car slow down. I am in the middle of explaining that right now. One...
by grifflew
Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Surprise District Win
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Surprise District Win

We had our District race yesterday and came away with a first place trophy! The last time we won Districts was in '06, my older son won on the first aluminum track we ever saw, a heck of a lot different that the wooden track our Pack had at the time. He placed 3rd that year on the old track so we we...