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by TedBull
Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: So your scout race is done for the year, Whats next ?
Replies: 16
Views: 6000

Re: So your scout race is done for the year, Whats next ?

For my son and I Mid America Derby is next. I am no where near ready, trying to get my dailey driver back together. Then I have to clean the garage and get working on our two cars, and build one more. Then I plan on doing some league racing at NPWDRL. I will start in the street stock class. The hot ...
by TedBull
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Thank you for all the help.
Replies: 11
Views: 4433

Re: Thank you for all the help.

Thanks Guys Ted, awesome cars! Also I'm trying to place your view... Are thse the Cascades or Olympics you can see across the water? I grew up in Sultan (Steven Pass area) and used to work in Seattle (just north of the PI building) and my first house was in Renton. The view is of Mt Pilchuck from ac...
by TedBull
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Thank you for all the help.
Replies: 11
Views: 4433

Re: Thank you for all the help.

Update!!! So my son praticipated at our District Derby last weekend. My sons car was fast enought to take 3rd place. He was very excited about that. A ribbon was given for each heat. He finished in first position his first three heats, and then third in the finals. And what realy made me proud was h...
by TedBull
Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: First teardown and best way to get epoxy off tungsten??
Replies: 30
Views: 9336

Re: First teardown and best way to get epoxy off tungsten??

I cannot say becuase I have not yet tried to re-use tungsten and I dont think I plan to. My cubes are epoxied in there real, real well. When I build my next car and my sons builds his we will use aluminum tape to hold in the tungsten to the bottom of the car so it will be easy to remove. I wonder if...
by TedBull
Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Non-BSA open races?
Replies: 4
Views: 2538

Re: Non-BSA open races?

I was also intersted in expanding our derby experiance to more than just the yearly pack race and district race. The Mid America Derby in May is our next goal. Then League racing for me. As far as finding local races, like sporty said check with churches, community events, I have heard walmart has a...
by TedBull
Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: RC Crawlers
Replies: 8
Views: 8973

Re: RC Crawlers

Very cool. If I may ask, what does it cost to build one of those? birddog It depends on the level of durability and capability you want out of it. The trucks that are availible as kits go for around $300. The stock trucks are not very capable. My trucks have carbon fiber chassis and titanium links....
by TedBull
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: RC Crawlers
Replies: 8
Views: 8973

Re: RC Crawlers

This thread has gotten a decent amount of views but only one reply. Oh well, figured I would post this anyways. My hard work paid off with a couple of nice finishes in two of the classes at our last comp. I find it hard to be competitive in all 4 classes becuase its alot of work. http://i189.photobu...
by TedBull
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Thank you for all the help.
Replies: 11
Views: 4433

Re: Thank you for all the help.

Thanks guys. And thank you sporty, That compliment means alot coming from you. I had my son read what you wrote and he was grinning from ear to ear. He first just wanted to build a fast car, just like the league racers cars we looked at online. Then after he finished sanding his freshly cut car he b...
by TedBull
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Thank you for all the help.
Replies: 11
Views: 4433

Thank you for all the help.

Just want to say thanks to everyone on the forum that answered my questions and offered advice. And thanks to all of you in general who have shared all of your tips and info with everyone. We had our pack derby this evening. My son (tiger cub) Took first place overall (pack champion) in the derby. A...
by TedBull
Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: pictures of our finished car RACE RESULTS ADDED 3/3
Replies: 15
Views: 6404

Re: pictures of our finished car

Very nice work. Looks like its setup with all the tricks. Should do well.
by TedBull
Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Mid America
Replies: 163
Views: 41248

Re: Mid America

I am not scared. This is my first season building pinewood derby cars and I will be sending my first three builds to Mid America, and will run my novice skills up against the pros in modified and stock class. I know that I will most likely place dead last. But it will be a learning experiance and fu...
by TedBull
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Swiss Army Knife Car
Replies: 21
Views: 8570

Re: Swiss Army Knife Car

Very cool car. Did you lose the toothpick yet? I always loose the toothpick.
by TedBull
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Mid America
Replies: 163
Views: 41248

Re: Mid America

We (my kids cars and I) all weigh in at 142 or 143 -- ironically last year our car that was 142 ran faster then the 143...Also the reason we use the exact measurement that we do is a lot of packs strictly measure ounces... and in tenths... 143.4grams is the exact amount that is below 5.1 oz (if you...