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by Speedster
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: The TRANSPONDER now available for ALL tracks
Replies: 2
Views: 1934

Re: The TRANSPONDER now available for ALL tracks

If you are able to set up a track in your house where you control the temperature, I can see where nearly anyone could have a one lane test track. Build a wood track, buy the transponder and hook it up to any T.V. You would have a test track year around.

John, Might we see the price?
by Speedster
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 75
Views: 1258

Re: Hello brand new here.

It has been said on Derbytalk by very fast racers an Extended wheelbase car is easier to tune. Others on Derbytalk might have opinions. Derby Evolution Pinewood Derby does a good job on wheels. From what I can tell from your very lenient rules, you have 2 choices. 2.4 Gram wheel (NPWDRL BASX) $22.95...
by Speedster
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 75
Views: 1258

Re: Hello brand new here.

Yes Whoda, you are correct. That was a lousy description on my part. I should have said, "As you turn the nail backwards" - which would have moved the bend forward . Thank you. Yes, they're talking about the wheelbase. Stock size on a BSA block is 4 3/8". You are allowed to extend it. Good to hear y...
by Speedster
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 75
Views: 1258

Re: Hello brand new here.

Sleestak, You're not Stupid. You just don't know. I want to say one thing and then I'll show you what to do to clarify this for you. This is the EXACT situation I didn't want to happen to you. OK, cut a straight piece of an old wire hanger about 6" long. Take a pair of pliers and at one end measure ...
by Speedster
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 75
Views: 1258

Re: Hello brand new here.

Actually a rail rider with the Dominant Front Wheel set with Positive cant is less likely to get into trouble then a car with the Dominant Front Wheel set to run straight and set so the wheel is perfectly straight up and down. Setting the wheel with Positive cant is one of the reasons it is Positive...
by Speedster
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 75
Views: 1258

Re: Hello brand new here.

Maximum Velocity has REALLY FAST shipping.
by Speedster
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 75
Views: 1258

Re: Hello brand new here.

Sleestak, I would like to purchase some of the rail rider axles for $15.00 and offer them for sale in our workshops.
Would you please tell me where you found them. Thank you.
by Speedster
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Starting Council Race
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Starting Council Race

Well, Randy seems to have covered a few things to think about. Allow me to share a race I introduced to our Council many years back. I wanted to have a race between The Boy Scouts and any Business that wanted to participate with the Business paying a fee to participate. It started out "YOU DO IT" !!...
by Speedster
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 75
Views: 1258

Re: Hello brand new here.

Hi Darin, I know it was you who showed him how to apply graphite and install wheels. Lubing and alignment are two very important parts in building a fast car. I never underestimate anyone. In your case, I REALLY would never underestimate you and I don't know if that would be enough if I ever had to ...
by Speedster
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 75
Views: 1258

Re: Hello brand new here.

"They" installed some pennies. Are "They" the same ones who showed him how to apply graphite and install wheels? Hmmmmmm.
by Speedster
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 75
Views: 1258

Re: Hello brand new here.

BREAKING NEWS !!!!! Do NOT EVER, EVER, underestimate a 5 year old Girl Scout. Our Pack supplies the track, timer, Grand Prix Race Manager software and an experienced operator to Host multiple Girl Scout races. It may be true you need to beat only one car and that's the car that takes 2nd place, but ...
by Speedster
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 75
Views: 1258

Re: Hello brand new here.

Would you please tell me where you can buy these axles for $15.00. Thank You. Also, I would like to caution you, unless the nail is actually a BSA nail the head is not going to be a perfect match. Yes, it probably will be close but if the inspector spots it you are probably breaking the rules.
by Speedster
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 75
Views: 1258

Re: Hello brand new here.

I got the picture. Thank you.
by Speedster
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 75
Views: 1258

Re: Hello brand new here.

Howdy, Team Sleestak. Would you please send me a picture of the car, either to Derbytalk or my email. You will notice in the video most of the wood that could be removed, has been removed, and he could only get a 1" COM. Science will allow me to do something a little different and yet the car will l...
by Speedster
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 75
Views: 1258

Re: Hello brand new here.

Drilling in the side of the car will not affect the looks. There will be about 1/8" of the hole left showing after the holes are filled with 3 - 3/8" x 1/2" tungsten cylinders from Maximum Velocity. 1/2" Cylinder lengths vary and some are a bit longer and they are a nuisance. Bondo is best to seal t...