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by davet
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: cab-over semi
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: cab-over semi

devet, I do like the looks of your fuel tanks dents wrinkles and all! However If your still looking to do something different to cover them up maybe you could change up the looks to like what is seen in this link. https://misracing.com/site-assets/2017/07/Anderson-Motor-Speedway-Big-Rig-Truck-Vinta...
by davet
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: cab-over semi
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: cab-over semi

Yes, Yes....that was look I was going for. ;)
by davet
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: cab-over semi
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: cab-over semi

It's all chrome tape that's why the rounded fuel tanks turned out looking like sausages. I may actyally remove those and square the ends. It's bugging me.
by davet
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: cab-over semi
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: cab-over semi

whodathunkit wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:21 pm
Can't wait to see it finished !
The pics don't do it justice.. bet it looks better to see it first hand and in person.


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Ha! You're too kind. Actually it's a 20 footer and looks better from a distance.
by davet
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: cab-over semi
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: cab-over semi

Hey there Whoda. It's not big office desk top quality like you put together but the kids will enjoy it. No trailer. We still have 7" for a length limit. I didn't start with the intention of having it look this way. It morphed as I went along and never really started with a plan. I have to finish up ...
by davet
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: moral/ethics dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: moral/ethics dilemma

It does look like OP now that you mention it. I may have identified two really fast cars that will be there. That takes a little heat off me. I still hate to run it and deny a new racer a chance to be #1 during their heat. I'm just assuming it will be faster than anything else because of the people ...
by davet
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: moral/ethics dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: moral/ethics dilemma

It's not Whoda quality but the kids will think it's cool.
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by davet
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: cab-over semi
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: cab-over semi

95% of the kids we have racing didn't know what a pinewood derby car was when I introduced the idea at church. I know this is lacking in the fit and finish area but the kids will think it's cool. I put some lines of glue atop the fifth wheel to simulate a fresh application of grease. I got carried a...
by davet
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: moral/ethics dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: moral/ethics dilemma

I think everyone would like to see your truck race. Simply disqualify yourself at the very beginning. You might choose to announce you just want to see how your truck will do. If it happens to be very fast you might get some very interested people asking how the truck was built. I think folks will ...
by davet
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: cab-over semi
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: cab-over semi

Sorry guys. Photobucket is telling me to upgrade to a $399.99/yr plan in order to 3rd party host my pics. You'll have to imagine the pic instead.
by davet
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: cab-over semi
Replies: 14
Views: 589

cab-over semi

This started as just a front-heavy, wind pusher to ensure it wasn't faster than any of the cars the kids built at our workshop. It morphed into this ladder framed, hollowed out balsa cab with a COM of .625". Now what do I do with it? I can't race the kids' cars from our workshop, it would possibly b...
by davet
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: moral/ethics dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: moral/ethics dilemma

I like that Darin. We have 3 speed trophies for each class. I've decided not to be the guy that operates the workshops and organizes the race and then have the fastest car.
by davet
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: moral/ethics dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: moral/ethics dilemma

No. We had no idea how many racers we would get and I didn't want to end up with more trophies than racers. We have around 28 Builder Class cars built at church, all ages. We have around 8 Open Class carsthat can be built at either church or at home using NSC rules, all ages.
by davet
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: moral/ethics dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 433

moral/ethics dilemma

My church asked me to put on a pinewood derby event at our church. My son had good success in scouts so I was happy to do it. I've never put on an event before but we've had 2 of our 3 workshops now and the race is in 2 weeks. I pre-cut many wedges for the kids to choose if they didn't want to cut a...
by davet
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Maximum Velocity kits
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Maximum Velocity kits

In working more with these kits I've noticed one thing. The hub does not extend out beyond the back edge of the wheel as far as BSA wheels. Because of this you have to be careful of 2 things: 1) When setting steer on the DFW you have to make sure the leading edge of the wheel doesn't contact the blo...