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by tmack
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Bushy Run District 2014 Cub races
Replies: 20
Views: 6318

Re: Bushy Run District 2014 Cub races

After all of this, its funny, we were prepared to lose to your son but not to anyone else because of the history from last year (1 vs 3 rematch!!!). Totally forgot about the 2nd place dad/cub team from last year. So yeah its fitting they won 1st. Wasn't a fluke. Was really hoping for a 1,2 finish fo...
by tmack
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Bore wax, burnish, or both?
Replies: 11
Views: 3031

Re: Bore wax, burnish, or both?

I have seen as much as .03 gains as a result of correctly applying wax and then burnishing with graphite. We only polished and burnished and took third at districts. The difference between 3rd and 1st place was 0.024sec. NOW YOU GUYS TELL ME ABOUT WAXING!!! :lol: What is the process order? 1 polish...
by tmack
Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Bushy Run District 2014 Cub races
Replies: 20
Views: 6318

Re: Bushy Run District 2014 Cub races

My son came in 4th. He said "Are you kidding???" He is a good sport about it. We figured out that if his third run (lane 1) had been halfway between the times of his first two runs, he would have won 1st, all other things being equal. That is what an alignment that is just off a bit can do. Either ...
by tmack
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Bushy Run District 2014 Cub races
Replies: 20
Views: 6318

Re: Bushy Run District 2014 Cub races

Did some further digging...I really need to convert this energy into something more productive...like a new Mid America Car!! Anyway, did some more research on the past Bushy Run champs, That being Shawn's and Johns boys. Please chime in if incorrect guys. Only other nice fact to have would be COM b...
by tmack
Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Bushy Run District 2014 Cub races
Replies: 20
Views: 6318

Re: Bushy Run District 2014 Cub races

OK! Doing some detective work by looking at photos of the district race winners holding their cars and my son describing the cars to me "money car" and radioactive car" below are pics of the 1st and 2nd place winners. The first place "money" car is definitely a RR, the Left front wheel is lifted, al...
by tmack
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Bushy Run District 2014 Cub races
Replies: 20
Views: 6318

Re: Bushy Run District 2014 Cub races

Very interesting. They should do as our pack and have a set of heats for the top 3 cars to award the trophies. But yeah to not even ackowledge it in front of everyone doesn't seem right. Just curious Shawn, which way did you guys set up your drift? Ride left or right guide edge? Drift left or right....
by tmack
Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Critiquing a critique of rail riding.
Replies: 23
Views: 5674

Re: Critiquing a critique of rail riding.

Stan Pope wrote: Now, with rail guiding more commonly used, it is not unreasonable for such a car to finish 3rd ... behind two other rail guided cars!
Ha! Very true Stan, but its easier on my ego if I blame the track. How dare someone else make a rr! :burningmad:
by tmack
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Critiquing a critique of rail riding.
Replies: 23
Views: 5674

Re: Critiquing a critique of rail riding.

I posed this question on my sour grapes post yesterday where my son's rr car finished 3rd at districts. "It was the track's fault!" Haha. But maybe this question fits here. Based on track condition meaning center rail is a jagged mess. At what point is a rr ineffective or at least a wash with a norm...
by tmack
Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Bushy Run District 2014 Cub races
Replies: 20
Views: 6318

Re: Bushy Run District 2014 Cub races

Hey Shawn. Thanks for posting the times. I was looking for you last night. I think we were both on the balcony since we were up there and issac was looking up there as well. Oh well. Yeah it was a humbling night for us as well. But we still had a great time. I do think its time for a new track for d...
by tmack
Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: UPDATE: build Photos- 2014 PACK 293 Champion!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2619

Re: UPDATE: build Photos- 2014 PACK 293 Champion!!

Thanks John...we will do our best to keep the RJ legacy of RRs going ! :lol:
I'll look for you guys tomorrow.
by tmack
Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Announcing Mid America Pinewood Derby 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4940

Re: Announcing Mid America Pinewood Derby 2014

Greg You convinced me that until there is a usa standard rule book(never happen) your cuurent approach is about as good as it gets. It then comes down to what each entrant wants to get out of the experience. Meaning for us folks who take this pwd thing way too seriously... need to rebuild. But for t...
by tmack
Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Thinking of entering Mid America Open Scout Division?
Replies: 19
Views: 3417

Re: Thinking of entering Mid America Open Scout Division?

You are gonna make me enter the adult race as well. We did make a backup be a shame not to see what she can do. You guys are gonna have to give me some tips on oil and better wheel and axles. Going outside the bsa kit/graphite is all new to me.
by tmack
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Thinking of entering Mid America Open Scout Division?
Replies: 19
Views: 3417

Re: Thinking of entering Mid America Open Scout Division?

Thanks for FB resullivan.
I am sold. We are even planning a party around it at our house. Hook the laptop up to the big screen :bigups:
We are eastern standard time...so what time do the races usually start-end?
Tom
by tmack
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Announcing Mid America Pinewood Derby 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4940

Re: Announcing Mid America Pinewood Derby 2014

Greg and Birddog, You guys make valid points. It goes beyond just soil vs. graphite to be competitive in the offered classes. I guess my optimum scenario would be for a scout to build a standard wheel base car, BSA axles-wheels (polish sand only), and graphite, then the scout/dad watch it advance th...
by tmack
Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Announcing Mid America Pinewood Derby 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 4940

Re: Announcing Mid America Pinewood Derby 2014

I agree 100%, but I'm biased since we have a graphite car ready to roll. Someone brought up before that there at probably more graphite scout cars out there than oil. I tend to believe that...but with no data to back it up.