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by whodathunkit
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Polishing AWANA axles
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Polishing AWANA axles

I like your Ideas Guy's! You might also try turning the axles in your drill in this manner.. to help cut down on the sanding shards or small burrs left from grinding the axles with sanding paper. counter-clockwise for the right side axles. .. And then clock wise for the left side axles. http://www.l...
by whodathunkit
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA Axles Made in China
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: BSA Axles Made in China

Bill,

Have you seen any of the pinewood derby cars kits by Peachtree in hobby lobby stores as well ?

There kit's use the solid axles like the pine car brand kits do.. but much smaller in diam.
https://www.peachtreeplaythings.com/pro ... by-racers/
by whodathunkit
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: How to build Speedsters favorite car!
Replies: 13
Views: 2744

Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Your welcome dbarker72! .. and I hope it is Speedster!
by whodathunkit
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Use the Long truck nail
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Use the Long truck nail

Cool idea there Speedster! I find the 1 3/8" long 18 wheeler axles to be very soft and bend easy being zinc coated and steel. Might be tough for most to file down the (0.087) axle shaft to ( .086) as well. Would a 2 1/4" .086 hardened drill rod work better for this application ? https://timesavers.c...
by whodathunkit
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Car body finger nail polish around wheel step. How to?
Replies: 12
Views: 575

Re: Car body finger nail polish around wheel step. How to?

Sleestak,

Most of the pinewood derby topics that i have read about finger nail polish around the axle car body area .
There using the Sally Hansen Teflon Tuff Clear or the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme.
by whodathunkit
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: How to oil axels
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: How to oil axels

Some krytox 100 bottles come with an eye dropper style applicator and some bottles will have the 5 ml needle tip applicator. If your bottle has the eye dropper style applicator .. one drop of oil out of it is two much oil at once. Id look look at dumping the krytox 100 oil over into a clean bottle w...
by whodathunkit
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Derby Repair Tool Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: Derby Repair Tool Kit

Grate looking tool kit there Randy.. looks like you've got it covered! I don't know if i'd ad a bottle of ca glue to the tool kit or not.. because it might get messy if it leaks out however it might be handy to have one for Glueing weights back on. And maybe i'd toss in one of those fancy finger nai...
by whodathunkit
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Car body finger nail polish around wheel step. How to?
Replies: 12
Views: 575

Re: Car body finger nail polish around wheel step. How to?

Hi Sleestack, Are you going to run the car with a graphite lube or an oil lube? For a graphite lubed car some say it is best to go.. with bare wood and graphite rubbed in the area's where the wheel hub meets the car body. Here's a topic that talks about it more. http://www.derbytalk.com/viewtopic.ph...
by whodathunkit
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Personal experiences with "slots required" rule
Replies: 27
Views: 2655

Re: Personal experiences with "slots required" rule

Speedster! My Personal experiences with slots and using bent back axles: I don't like using the bent axles on the back any more.. Why? Because there hard for me to get aligned just right.. And it's way to easy to get them knocked out of alignment any more. If the car takes a hit on one of the back w...
by whodathunkit
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Personal experiences with "slots required" rule
Replies: 27
Views: 2655

Re: Personal experiences with "slots required" rule

Speedster, I'm not seeing the gap gauge on the axle guide tool in the pic eagle posted for you! However you did say that you let the kids hold an old credit card while pressing the axle in hand over hand method..with the drill press and setting the wheel gap. That's a really cool idea to get the kid...
by whodathunkit
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: How to build Speedsters favorite car!
Replies: 13
Views: 2744

Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Your Welcome Speedster It made me smile as well !
by whodathunkit
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: How to build Speedsters favorite car!
Replies: 13
Views: 2744

Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

:welcome: dbarker! Sorry , I haven't been on DT much here lately! I almost missed seeing you post about the pic's.. I used to use tiny pic to host the images there no longer hosting images now. So a lot of my photos are gone on a lot of the topics I have posted in the past. I have re -loaded the ima...
by whodathunkit
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: rattle from tungsten weights
Replies: 20
Views: 856

Re: rattle from tungsten weights

If your rattle is coming from.. front to back.. meaning when you pick up the front and then the back up when your hearing the weights rattle. This might hurt you a little in speed. I would not worry so much if its a side to side rattle with the weights.. in less your car running with the death rattl...
by whodathunkit
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?
Replies: 19
Views: 1232

Re: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?

Speedster wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:17 pm
The Pinewood Derby is my year around Hobby.
I hope my Posts help everyone and hurts no one.

Same here Speedster!
by whodathunkit
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?
Replies: 19
Views: 1232

Re: Information on Derby Car Supplies by Roadway Racers?

Eagle, a Gentleman you know well (Whoda) is the man to ask about wheels or anything else regarding the Pinewood Derby. If he doesn't know the answer I fear it is probably lost to History. Whoda probably knows the names of the people who cut out the cars for the 1953 race. Well Speedster... I wish i...