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by clemsontigerfanatic
Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: Raingutter Regatta
Topic: New to Raingutter... need pics!
Replies: 10
Views: 18400

Re: New to Raingutter... need pics!

http://webpages.charter.net/cschott/boat/supercat.html I went with these plans . They worked great . We had a great time. I'd recommend a Hot melt glue gun. Any straw will work with these. The race does not near as long as the regular boats Just have to make sure you don't make the boat too wide fo...
by clemsontigerfanatic
Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Where to buy Krytox 100?????
Replies: 9
Views: 7170

Re: Where to buy Krytox 100?????

I found this on the Grainger on line catalog. It contains Krytox

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/it ... 1611771262

They offer 2 other Krytox lubs. I don't know if any of these are what
they are looking for

Love the spell check by the way.
by clemsontigerfanatic
Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Who has to use the original BSA slots??
Replies: 16
Views: 7277

Re: Who has to use the original BSA slots??

Does anyone have a idea of how much distance extending the slots gives? I built my first extended wheel base car (Open class) at 5.50". That's 1.125" longer than standard. The rear wheels are 1/32" from the back of the car. The front wheels are 1/4" from the front (in case the car hit something it ...
by clemsontigerfanatic
Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:48 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Who has to use the original BSA slots??
Replies: 16
Views: 7277

Re: Who has to use the original BSA slots??

Does anyone have a idea of how much distance extending the slots gives?
We have built cars that were the only car with a extended base. It did not win overall. It was not against the rules.

Always a bridesmaid never a bride.
by clemsontigerfanatic
Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Slow Starts
Replies: 18
Views: 9466

Re: Slow Starts

Aspects favoring better roll on the flat: 1. Better wheel alignment 2. More weight 3. Higher wheel inertia 4. Lower CM 5. More reward CM As you can see, some of these improve both, and some hurt one but help the other. I don't understand how higher wheel inertia helps? Does that mean it has higher ...
by clemsontigerfanatic
Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: ... and a foot-operated brake too!
Replies: 14
Views: 11932

Re: ... and a foot-operated brake too!

Teeman
One of the cars I saw this year had a hinged pushbar so that it swings down after the boys let go. You know how important aerodynamics is :lol:
by clemsontigerfanatic
Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:39 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: ... and a foot-operated brake too!
Replies: 14
Views: 11932

Re: ... and a foot-operated brake too!

We don't have that many cars in our races. Steering wheels and foot brakes don't make the car faster only safer. I don't have any pitcures sorry. I have not built a steering wheel or foot brake car. I don't seem them as being that hard to do though. Just some pulleys and some cable or PVC pipe. I've...
by clemsontigerfanatic
Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: ... and a foot-operated brake too!
Replies: 14
Views: 11932

Re: ... and a foot-operated brake too!

My car building days are now over. Race was April 1st. We had some steering wheels and foot brake cars. They are the way to go. Our race had several wrecks (one car turned on its side) . If I had to do over again I would have done at least a steering wheel. Actually foot brake too. I had one very ne...
by clemsontigerfanatic
Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Site Upgrades Coming Soon - What would you like to see?
Replies: 17
Views: 20360

Re: Site Upgrades Coming Soon - What would you like to see?

It is a great website already!
I'd like spell check. Som ov uz don spel goodd
by clemsontigerfanatic
Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: 1st Time for me and my Son
Replies: 12
Views: 5852

Re: 1st Time for me and my Son

Hello All, This is my first post, although I've been lurking for a while. My Son is a Tiger Scout (First year) and this was his first pinewood derby. I thought I would pass a few words on what we learned. 2. Car check in and inspection. The car that won our pack was fast. It broke the track record;...
by clemsontigerfanatic
Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:36 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Graphite on car.
Replies: 4
Views: 1931

Re: Graphite on car.

The best way to remove graphite is litle vegatable oil on a towel.
works great
by clemsontigerfanatic
Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Rail Rider Again
Replies: 13
Views: 5042

Re: Rail Rider Again

The Pro Axle Press is a Great Tool!! and a MUST HAVE for prepping axles of any kind!! Warp Speed Since this is the second time you said that in as many posts... I know what my next purchase will be. 3 cars 3 races Awana and Cubscout District April 1 along with Cubmobile race. Used Pro Axel press an...
by clemsontigerfanatic
Thu Mar 23, 2006 6:07 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: District race today!!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 17074

Re: District race today!!!!

I dont know what kind it was but a rolled up towel after it would have done it. I wont see it again till District April Fool's day. It was flat and not tilted.

Thnaks for the reponses
by clemsontigerfanatic
Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: District race today!!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 17074

Re: District race today!!!!

We had our Pack race last night 2nd in Pack.
New aluminum track 32 ' Piondesoi with the stop section. The fast cars
like my sons kept right on going.

Anybody know why on a brand new track?
by clemsontigerfanatic
Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:53 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Need Help with Finishing and Painting methods for next year'
Replies: 32
Views: 12700

Re: Need Help with Finishing and Painting methods for next y

The House of Kolor(Shimrins) paints are wonderful. But, DON'T use the clear coat. It will crack and ruin your finish. Use the Pasti-kote Metal flake clear coat. It does not crack and leaves a glass like clear. Regardless, use auto laquer paints. They dry fast and are compatible with each other and ...