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by whodathunkit
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Non-tungsten, non-toxic car
Replies: 16
Views: 438

Re: Non-tungsten, non-toxic car

Speedster thanks Yes 6 rolls of 50 would be 300 Don’t know why I typed 250 guess I was thinking 5 rolls of 50 would be closer to 25 oz. Eagle sounds like you and I are in the same boat When it comes to testing the truck threw a curve. The longer the truck is the more the wheels need to be closer to ...
by whodathunkit
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Non-tungsten, non-toxic car
Replies: 16
Views: 438

Re: Non-tungsten, non-toxic car

I wonder how many roles of pennies it would take to come up to weight on a Big Rig. Might be kind of cool to make them the cargo. Maybe a logging truck. Today's penny weighs 2.5 grams .. 100 of them = 250 grams .. or = to 8.81 ounce 11.3 pennies per ounce. 50 pennies per a roll.. 6 rolls of pennies...
by whodathunkit
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Is XPS foam lighter then balsa?
Replies: 13
Views: 927

Re: Is XPS foam lighter then balsa?

WOW they turned out look'n good!
Going to have to try this soon.. thanks for the tips!
by whodathunkit
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: .087 axle vs .092 axle
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: .087 axle vs .092 axle

Well Speedster, This is a good one! Small vs large axles! And drift with stock wheels My thoughts are the smaller axle size would have more Movement or slop in the wheel bore because of the Loose fit. Larger axle size not as much movement. Guess it comes down to the wheel bore size. And ratios of fi...
by whodathunkit
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Weighing Trucks
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Weighing Trucks

Sound like you got it rolling good speedster!
by whodathunkit
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.

WAIT. THERE ARE BOOKS AND PATTERNS? TOO LATE FOR THIS YEAR. BUT< YOU HAVE PEAKED MY CURIOSITY AGAIN - THANKS!! Yes Eagle, There are woodworking books and patterns for making large scale wooden semi trucks. ( Just not for the pinewood derby!) Some links to patterns and or kits for building the large...
by whodathunkit
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.

Eagle,
Speedster wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:11 am
don't use Basswood for the chassis and then break it in half when cutting out weight pockets.
by whodathunkit
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.

Different views for you! http://i67.tinypic.com/2reibfo.jpg Not the best pic at showing why i moved the raised wheels out http://i63.tinypic.com/t0hxsw.jpg You may also note how i cut the rear fenders out to clear the track rail while in the curve also. Sure don't want those dragging the track as we...
by whodathunkit
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.

I apologize. I did not make myself clear. I didn't mean to refer to the rules. The rules are fine. I was suggesting someone talk about all the mistakes a person can make while building a truck (I think I made them all). Too much wood either in front of or behind the truck wheels so it does not clea...
by whodathunkit
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.

Okay.. I did not write the rules.. However they do read! Body specifications for Mid America class b big rig. You can use any kit. Waite there is no kit that I know of for this type of big rig class b .. maybe use some parts out of the 18 wheeler kits. Or you can make your own as long as it meets th...
by whodathunkit
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.

Your right the track plate piece i have is not long enough for the 17 to 19 inch long semi trucks.
by whodathunkit
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.

Thank's Eagle Yes moved out so they don't drag on the rail! The truck stands are just something thrown together to rest the tucks on and keep all the weight off the wheels . Speedster, Here is a close up pic of the wooden blocks I made to move the wheels out! http://i64.tinypic.com/2dwaj2x.jpg I don...
by whodathunkit
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.
Replies: 26
Views: 1086

Re: Stretched frame pusher axle Peterbilt.

Do you have a side view picture of the Chassis before anything was attached to it? It appears the bottom is not a simple flat piece of wood. I'm wondering if you did something specific where the dominant wheels are inserted to get bottom clearance. Speedster The frame for the truck is all one piece...
by whodathunkit
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Screws for weights?
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Screws for weights?

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by whodathunkit
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Screws for weights?
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Screws for weights?

Well Speedster, The Revell screw on weights do look a lot like the ones from PineCar! There is a square snap off style weight block & then wedge snap off style weight block. As for guessing at the screw size? There are small screw size charts you know. The Revell weight screws also look to be The co...