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by Speedster
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: The BSA nail
Replies: 9
Views: 2310

Re: The BSA nail

Yep, that would be a compound bend. Thanks for the explanation.
by Speedster
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: The BSA nail
Replies: 9
Views: 2310

Re: The BSA nail

Live and learn.
This is the 1st time I have heard about "compound bends" in the shaft. Would you describe what is meant by that and what advantage it might give?
by Speedster
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: District Race-Northwest District
Replies: 0
Views: 205

District Race-Northwest District

The Northwest District of the Erie Council held their District race at Camp Miaconda, Toledo, Ohio, on Saturday, June 20th. This is the only District in the Erie council that requires 4 wheels on the ground. This is not my district but I did work with one scout in the Northwest District to help him ...
by Speedster
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Facebook,-Shelley Miller Lisano
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Facebook,-Shelley Miller Lisano

Shelly, I apologize for the misspelling of your name. That was definitely all my fault.

Thank you again for the story. It was very interesting.
by Speedster
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Facebook,-Shelley Miller Lisano
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Facebook,-Shelley Miller Lisano

OK, Facebook. Shelley Miller Lisano Posted in Grand Prix Software Central. It is a wonderful story about a man trying hard to win a Pine car race.

I'm very curious. Who is Shelley Miller Lisano? Thank you for posting the story.
by Speedster
Fri May 22, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Weight bias Equation
Replies: 25
Views: 1593

Re: Weight bias Equation

I'm sorry if I have caused confusion. RRR races AWANA involved in his church. I know of no other AWANA race then the one with his church. He and his racer then joined a league so they could continue to race. I think races are held every month. RRR likes oil. If memory serves me, Eagle likes oil. Is ...
by Speedster
Fri May 22, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Weight bias Equation
Replies: 25
Views: 1593

Re: Weight bias Equation

Gentlemen, if I might back up here for a moment. A few years back some of us wanted to race against our good friend "Sporty" who built very fast scout cars with his son and was frequently on Derbytalk with his vast knowledge. We signed up for Adult Racing at the Mid America race and at that time the...
by Speedster
Thu May 21, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Weight bias Equation
Replies: 25
Views: 1593

Re: Weight bias Equation

My test is to get the results of a car using a .087 dfw nail and the same car using a .093 nail. I already have the car which is Commodore Perry District legal. Lube is Hob-E-Lube graphite. I use the car for demonstration at workshops. The tungsten weights are exposed to show the scouts the differen...
by Speedster
Wed May 20, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Weight bias Equation
Replies: 25
Views: 1593

Re: Weight bias Equation

I'll do my best.
It will definitely be on the same car.
by Speedster
Wed May 20, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Weight bias Equation
Replies: 25
Views: 1593

Re: Weight bias Equation

I believe the .093 causes more friction because the wheel cannot straighten out as much. With only .004 total clearance the wheel is immediately steered into the rail and held in that position. The wheel is now skidding down the track at a greater angle then if it were allowed to straighten out more...
by Speedster
Wed May 20, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Weight bias Equation
Replies: 25
Views: 1593

Re: Weight bias Equation

I have 3 - Triton T2 scales from Maximum Velocity, $19.95. Calibration weight is extra. I have one calibration weight. These scales are not used in workshops or races. They are strictly for back up. For Workshops and races I prefer the scale from Hodges Hobby house, $29.95. The scale comes with the ...
by Speedster
Sun May 17, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Weight bias Equation
Replies: 25
Views: 1593

Re: Weight bias Equation

I have no answer for the question but because of the specs on the car I would like to go Off Topic a bit and ask a couple of questions. 1. Is the 4 3/4" wheelbase because of rules or is it specifically about Physics? If it's about Physics, other then Doc Jobe, who decided this is the best for speed ...
by Speedster
Wed May 13, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Those Crazy Lazy Hazy Days of Summer
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: Those Crazy Lazy Hazy Days of Summer

Mr. Ratrodsrule1, This is the most difficult thread I have ever tried to help with. You commented you are lazy which is perfectly fine. That's your choice. However, you then used the word Rejex. The fact that you even know the word Rejex suggests to me you are not lazy. Putting aside the word lazy I...
by Speedster
Mon May 04, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Celebrating "Star Wars DAY"
Replies: 0
Views: 1185

Celebrating "Star Wars DAY"

"MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU"
by Speedster
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: 2 - Lane 42' Best Track with Timer For Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 2040

Re: 2 - Lane 42' Best Track with Timer For Sale

It is a Micro Wizard timer that shows Elapsed times without a computer so I will assume it is a K-3 timer. Cost new is $375 plus shipping. A 42' , 2 lane Best track, cost $555, $107 shipping for a total of $662. $375.00 plus shipping $662.00 includes shipping -------- $1037.00 The K-3 timer new come...