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by Speedster
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 6 - December 12, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 6 - December 12, 2018

The Phantom 500 truck is an 18 wheeler. It's the Dual wheels that make it an 18 wheeler. You have probably all seen the Class 8 trucks with REALLY WIDE tires so there are a lot more trucks on the road that are using only 10 tires today. That Big Wide tire can easily be made by cutting a wheel, gluin...
by Speedster
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cub scouts/Girl Scouts
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Re: Cub scouts/Girl Scouts

Thank you. It sounds like a wonderful organization.
by Speedster
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cub scouts/Girl Scouts
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Re: Cub scouts/Girl Scouts

Darin, what does CSB stand for?
by Speedster
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cub scouts/Girl Scouts
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Re: Cub scouts/Girl Scouts

VK, this is all new ground. We'll just take it one day at a time.
by Speedster
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cub scouts/Girl Scouts
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Re: Cub scouts/Girl Scouts

Vitamin K, I agree with you 100% (Almost) Since these are two very separate races where one has nothing to do with the other, what would be any rule to even suggest two separate cars be built? The rules have already been sent to the Packs and Troops for the 2019 races. If any rules are changed they ...
by Speedster
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cub scouts/Girl Scouts
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Re: Cub scouts/Girl Scouts

Whoda, you are correct. She will receive a BSA kit from each group. The kit is not the problem. The problem is, "Will she be allowed to race in the Cub Scout race on January 9th and then the Girl Scout race on January 10th"? If she wins in the Cub Scout race will she then be allowed to race the Cub ...
by Speedster
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cub scouts/Girl Scouts
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Re: Cub scouts/Girl Scouts

The Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts have different rules although they are very similar. Our Pack happens to race Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts but they each race on different days. The Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts do not race each other. What we have is a Girl Scout belongs to both a Girl Scout troop require...
by Speedster
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cub scouts/Girl Scouts
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Re: Cub scouts/Girl Scouts

Loud2ns, Thanks for your thoughts. I think it's going to be difficult to tell a scout who wears the uniform and was invited to belong to that group that only she cannot participate in one of the activities. I sense a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America coming if that happens. It seems to me it...
by Speedster
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cub scouts/Girl Scouts
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Cub scouts/Girl Scouts

We have a Girl Scout who has joined our Cub Scout Pack. She happens to be the daughter of our Pack leader and the guy who runs our Pack and District Pinewood Derby. She and her dad also build very fast cars. Our Pack leader's wife is closely connected to a Girl Scout troop. OK. She wears a Cub Scout...
by Speedster
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times-Vol.18
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Pinewood Derby Times-Vol.18

Howdy Racers, I like to share with everyone things that make me laugh. The latest Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 5, November 28, 2018, has an educational Feature Article. I urge you to read it. Here's the thing I can't quit smiling about. The name of the Feature Article, "I BOUGHT STUFF FROM...
by Speedster
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Something vintage to share
Replies: 56
Views: 14233

Re: Something vintage to share

Congratulations rwburbage, on what you are going to do. Might we get pictures of the track and timing system when you have it completed? I think you will have One of a kind.
Best wishes.
by Speedster
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Something vintage to share
Replies: 56
Views: 14233

Re: Something vintage to share

Hi there, rwburbage. Welcome to derby talk. You've been a quiet gentleman the past 2 years. There is a picture of a Pinewood Derby track in the Cub Scout Leader, How To Book, 1987 Printing, and it sold for $6.50. I emailed you a copy of the track. If you are unable to make out all the fine print on ...
by Speedster
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: How to post a photo
Replies: 24
Views: 101605

Re: How to post a photo

Howdy Gramps,
I'm very familiar with electric cars. Might we see some pictures of all the cars that raced?
by Speedster
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA Wheels and axles
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: BSA Wheels and axles

Reducing the size of the wheel bore would actually work against some of our builds, though I suppose I could grind the axle down. We are required to have the wheels sit straight up and down and square to the block. Our rear wheels and Right Front wheel are riding on a nail with 1 1/2 degrees of camb...
by Speedster
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA Wheels and axles
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: BSA Wheels and axles

All good ideas. Maximum Velocity already has the perfect nail (for me) with his 4094 nail. Unfortunately, the head is not a perfect match to the BSA nail but if that were the BSA nail everyone would be the same. Let me quickly say, "I do not like the blunt end of anyones nail". I know, I know, Randy...