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by TOU
Thu May 03, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Space Derby
Topic: 2008 Space Derby
Replies: 8
Views: 26043

Re: 2008 Space Derby

NICE! I guess I missed it, but what were the thrust motors made of?

Thx!

TOU
by TOU
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Our first 2010 car
Replies: 41
Views: 8144

Re: Our first 2010 car

Hey All, Just a quick update, I will never use this paint on cars again. I put on three medium...not heavy but not light coats on it. When first done it looked AMAZING and then some! Over the three days of letting it cure the "chrome" look started to oxidize...which is why I considered a clear coat....
by TOU
Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: New BSA Wheels - More Specifications by Mold Type
Replies: 9
Views: 5075

Re: New BSA Wheels - More Specifications by Mold Type

So the question that comes to mind...what do we do with all the other wheels that we get accumulating these preferred wheels?
by TOU
Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: New Wheel Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1246

Re: New Wheel Question

After you've removed the step, the head of the axle sits deep in the hub. What is the best way to remove a wheel and axle with this configuration without damaging either the wheel or the axle? The tool I have works well with the old wheels, but not so much with the new ones once the step is removed...
by TOU
Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Our first 2010 car
Replies: 41
Views: 8144

Re: Our first 2010 car

I haven't clear-coated it yet. I might just try the Minwax polyurethane that Sarge used before I sand it back down and respray it. It might be the gloss I need, if it doesn't react with it. Hey Shawn, Nice car. Coincidentally we also went for a chrome finish this year. One thing I noticed is it is ...
by TOU
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Creating BSA Razor Wheels with the Pro Wheel Shaver
Replies: 27
Views: 8317

Re: Creating BSA Razor Wheels with the Pro Wheel Shaver

AMAZING WORK! Thx for posting it!
by TOU
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: My Midnight Deuce and a half...
Replies: 9
Views: 4224

Re: My Midnight Deuce and a half...

I hear you, safety is key, it is mostly something that "Dad" runs. Keep in mind the prop stops as soon as I left off the throttle. It is also say now that we run it in to a "buffer". When I first ran it I was unsure how to run it and how much abuse it would put up with. So I initially waited for the...
by TOU
Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: My Midnight Deuce and a half...
Replies: 9
Views: 4224

Re: My Midnight Deuce and a half...

TOU, great job on the rig! Now step it up a notch and install one of those wireless micro cameras on top the cab, then pipe it to an overhead projector so everyone can get a drivers point of view from a vehicle going that fast! I saw that someone had done this on a regular PWD car over in this thre...
by TOU
Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: My Midnight Deuce and a half...
Replies: 9
Views: 4224

Re: My Midnight Deuce and a half...

Tou, You stated: "(I think that he either bent or chipped his prop after one of his runs though...I chipped mine later running backwards up the track. )" Can you tell me how well the car ran up the track and where the starting point for it was? I don't have Cub aged boys anymore (them things grow b...
by TOU
Mon May 18, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Scales
Replies: 10
Views: 4041

Re: Scales

Thank you! BTW I got my scale from the Ebay vender for like $19 delivered. Very impressed so far for the money spent.

Cheers!

TOU
by TOU
Tue May 12, 2009 2:06 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: "Weight is important, but it isn't everything"...???
Replies: 6
Views: 1414

Re: "Weight is important, but it isn't everything"...???

I'll try to address several of your points tomorrow as I'm beat, but thought I would point out a couple more statistics from the data above before I hit the sack. 12/25 of the overall top cars were 5 ouncers...including 1st place. Additionally 5/10 of top 10 are 5 ouncers. Wild eh?!
by TOU
Tue May 12, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: "Weight is important, but it isn't everything"...???
Replies: 6
Views: 1414

"Weight is important, but it isn't everything"...???

in a recent thread Stan wrote: Weight is important, but it isn't everything. Until recently I didn't think weight was completely everything...but pretty dang important. However recently some things have me really rethinking this a bit....as to exactly how important weight really is; I think Stan is ...
by TOU
Mon May 11, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: My Midnight Deuce and a half...
Replies: 9
Views: 4224

Re: My Midnight Deuce and a half...

Thx gpraceman, I appreciate that...as mentioned, I probably wouldn't have thought to use this kit with out your input and direction. They and their speed is quite addictive....I know they are not pure old school PWD but they are fun and the crowds and the little kids love'em. (Heck so do the "BIG" k...
by TOU
Mon May 11, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Fans for outlaw cars
Replies: 5
Views: 2180

Re: Fans for outlaw cars

What you have planned will work...but I might advise something like the following that I recently built and raced this weekend. It was pretty fast..... http://www.derbytalk.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4932" target="_blank IMHO, I really think it is hard to beat this type of setup for the money and time...
by TOU
Mon May 11, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: My Midnight Deuce and a half...
Replies: 9
Views: 4224

Re: My Midnight Deuce and a half...

Hey All, I thought I would give you an update of this weekends festivities. We entered one car for each in my family including this one, seven total. Over all, we did quite well; I'll try to post them and their results in another thread shortly. Back to the Midnight Deuce & a half... Results: Let's ...