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by Speedster
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: what will this car do?
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: what will this car do?

You should be OK and that is the Maximum I would ever go. If you can add more weight to the front I know 3/4" is safe on the Best track. Our Girl Scouts raced on a really rough wood track last year but fortunately even when they bounced they remained on the track.
Let us know how the car does.
by Speedster
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: what will this car do?
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: what will this car do?

Where does the car balance?
by Speedster
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sandpaper
Replies: 0
Views: 212

Sandpaper

Our Walmart in Oregon, Ohio sells 3M - 3000 Grit Sandpaper. Cost is a little over $6.00 for 1 sheet. They also have numerous grits up to 2500. Auto Zone also sells 3M - 3000 Grit Sandpaper.
Best Wishes for your Pinewood Derby season.
by Speedster
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races
Replies: 47
Views: 6861

Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

Ya did a GREAT job, Randy. I'm sorry to see it end.
I thought Ford had already given the tracks away. Are they wanting to sell things?
by Speedster
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races
Replies: 47
Views: 6861

Re: 2017 Ford Fast Track Races

I'm sorry to hear it probably will not be continued but happy they did do what they did. What I really would like to see Ford do is teach the science behind what makes a car go fast. I have no doubt Ford would do an excellent job. Ford could set up a program, teach Girl Scout leaders, leaders teach ...
by Speedster
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Maximum Velocity's Newsletter
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Maximum Velocity's Newsletter

I received an email from Maximum Velocity telling me I must sign up for the Newsletter again to continue receiving it. He makes it easy by simply clicking on the appropriate line. I can understand why he wants to clean up the list. The 1st issue is coming in October. If you are unaware of this you m...
by Speedster
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 1175

Re: BSA wheels

Hi there, Byiani, Welcome to Derbytalk. I was not aware that any BSA wheels were made anywhere other then the USA or China and carry an Official BSA stamp. As far as I know, the popular vendors carry only the BSA wheels that read, OFFICIAL BSA MADE IN USA on the inside of the wheel. I checked our "S...
by Speedster
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Maximum Velocity MV wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

Re: Maximum Velocity MV wheel

MatthewCox, I think there might be some confusion here and it's probably my fault. The vendor known as "Maximum Velocity" (Randy Davis) makes a derby wheel of his own design and he shows how it is made. How a wheel is made is what I thought the folks would enjoy seeing. If I have confused anyone in ...
by Speedster
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Coffin Nail Racing - Car Photos
Replies: 33
Views: 3597

Re: Coffin Nail Racing - Car Photos

Thank you, George. I'll email you.
by Speedster
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Coffin Nail Racing - Car Photos
Replies: 33
Views: 3597

Re: Coffin Nail Racing - Car Photos

Hi George,
Would you be so kind as to open a new Topic under "Car and Semi-Truck Construction"? I'm interested in learning exactly how "Snake Bite" was built if you are willing to share that information. I have a couple of questions I'd like to ask you. Thank you.
by Speedster
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 1175

Re: BSA wheels

Thanks for the pictures. The pictures I originally saw from another vendor appeared much lighter in color and had what I would describe as a "Neon" effect. I was hoping that is what the wheels would look like. After seeing the pictures on Derbytalk I suspect that is probably more close to what the w...
by Speedster
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 1175

BSA wheels

Check out the 4 new colors for BSA wheels. Blacklight Green, Pink, Purple and Glow in the Dark White. They surely are Bright.
by Speedster
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Coffin Nail Racing - Car Photos
Replies: 33
Views: 3597

Re: Coffin Nail Racing - Car Photos

Since the cost of paint was brought up, I'd like to add something a lot of Folks might not know. Automotive Basecoat colors can be purchased in a Rattle Can. Stores servicing Body Shops Will sell you any color plus the cost of the can. The cost of colors vary. The ones I have purchased cost around $...
by Speedster
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Red Rocket ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: Red Rocket ?

Paul, you are apparently correct. I could not find Liquid Glass anywhere. Perhaps they went out of business.
by Speedster
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Coffin Nail Racing - Car Photos
Replies: 33
Views: 3597

Re: Coffin Nail Racing - Car Photos

Folks, when I write something my intent is to never hurt anyone. It is simply my opinion and it is up to you to decide what you want to do. I hope I have done that. I'm a Senior citizen and will turn 79 years of age in a few months. In my younger years I spent 13 years as an Autobody Repairman and R...