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by Speedster
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Mid America Big Rig track
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Mid America Big Rig track

Thank you, Mr Whoda,
My ignorance is showing. I should have checked with Best track, I'll get one ordered. That additional height should make considerable difference in speed.
by Speedster
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Mid America Big Rig track
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Mid America Big Rig track

Thank You.
That means a lot of weight can be placed 19 inches behind the pin. The total weight of the truck is limited to 25 ounces. A truck can be built very light. It looks like a lot of testing is in my future.
Always open for suggestions.
by Speedster
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Mid America Big Rig track
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Mid America Big Rig track

Does anyone know? Is the start gate for the Big Rig track in its normal position for a Best track with the start end extended to accommodate the longer truck or is the start gate moved down the track and the start end is still at its normal height of about 4 feet ? What is the maximum weight a stock...
by Speedster
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Scouts - Girls and Boys
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Scouts - Girls and Boys

Nothing. I think folks used to think it was a cute name for little girls.
by Speedster
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Mid America Derby Apr 27 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Mid America Derby Apr 27 2019

I surely wish I could attend. That's got to be quite a party. I watch my neighbors house and they will not be back from Florida in April. Tell Gregg to move it into May. OK, I'm kidding.
by Speedster
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Advice on modifying car for districts please
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Advice on modifying car for districts please

Here's some weights on the wheels. China - all #1. 2.72, 2.73, 2.75, 2.76. USA. 8-2.55, 15-2.58, 11-2.55, 1-2.64 , 6-2.64, 5-2.53, 10-2.59 Pinewood Derby wheels are not flat, they are concave. If you set a wheel at the edge of a table, line your eye up with the very bottom of the wheel, use a strong...
by Speedster
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Advice on modifying car for districts please
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Advice on modifying car for districts please

I used the screw method a lot of years ago but it's a lot of work and not really worth doing. It tilted the rears ever so slightly and caused the rears to migrate to the axle heads. I think any bend in the axle is going to cause the wheels to go to the axle heads plus give the benefit to align the r...
by Speedster
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Prepping for districts
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Prepping for districts

Gentlemen, I have 100 tubes of BSA wheels that were destined for a workshop for 100 Girl Scouts. The workshop never happened and I am still storing the wheels. Since I am retired I decided to check them on knots concentricity gauge. None of them are any good. The way to get a set of decent wheels is...
by Speedster
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Mid America Derby Apr 27 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Mid America Derby Apr 27 2019

They wouldn't need to split the divisions. The info would be in the computer. They could run them all together. They would not need to award some fancy trophy to the graphite division. A letter from Gregg would satisfy me. I think it might draw more trucks for the Class "B" division because it's a l...
by Speedster
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Is teflon dry lub compatible with graphite?
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Is teflon dry lub compatible with graphite?

Please help me. I don't understand what you mean when you say you are trying to stretch the dry lubricant rule. Why would you not be using Hob-E-Lube graphite and learn how to lube the wheels by a recommended way. I have a tube in front of me with a $3.99 sticker on it. It can be purchased from Hobb...
by Speedster
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Mid America Derby Apr 27 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Mid America Derby Apr 27 2019

aircooled,I tried writing to Gregg's email but it came back undeliverable. A couple of us would like to race in the "B" class truck but we would like the graphite to be a separate category. They could still race them together but if you sign up for "graphite" only then that would be the only award y...
by Speedster
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Scouts - Girls and Boys
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Scouts - Girls and Boys

I had nothing to do with the decision but I got my answer. On Feb 9th Pack 217 raced the Cub Scouts and Caitlin, in her Cub Scout uniform, won her race. On Feb 10th Pack 217 raced the Girl Scouts and Caitlin, in her Girl Scout uniform, won her race. On March 9 Caitlin will race in the Cub Scout Comm...
by Speedster
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Semi truck with a Lowboy trailer build.
Replies: 11
Views: 432

Re: Semi truck with a Lowboy trailer build.

You even have the drop in that side window. I would say you still are doing your Super High Quality work. It looks Great.
by Speedster
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: New guy & Access in a Ladder/Hollow design Q.
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: New guy & Access in a Ladder/Hollow design Q.

That's a cute idea and I'm sure a lot of work. Just a thought. Normally the race authorities require the lights be turned off when racing.
by Speedster
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: BrokeDownDan
Replies: 0
Views: 84

BrokeDownDan

I enjoy everyone's Derbytalk name but every once in a while one will make me smile Big Time. BrokeDownDan is one of them. I can't stop laughing. So, BrokeDownDan, if you will write to us and tell us why you chose that name. I'm hoping it's nothing more than a broken wheel on a Pinewood Derby car or ...