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by itgl72
Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Glue weights to bottom of car?
Replies: 7
Views: 3997

Re: Glue weights to bottom of car?

All is well, we are good to go. Had a great day and all the tips here as usual were helpful.
by itgl72
Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: weight placement
Replies: 27
Views: 5994

Re: weight placement

Thanks for all the help, looks like we had a good day. I made sure to include my two boys in everything I could in this project. Other than cutting, my 1st and 2nd grader got the idea of how it worked, they picked their design, helped with sanding, lubricating and filing axles, paint, and choosing t...
by itgl72
Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Glue weights to bottom of car?
Replies: 7
Views: 3997

Re: Glue weights to bottom of car?

I dont plan on moving it.
by itgl72
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Glue weights to bottom of car?
Replies: 7
Views: 3997

Glue weights to bottom of car?

So we had the car done, we wanted to tweak the COG a little so the weight we had slotted under the car that was screwed in was cut to move an ounce back. Maybe we're getting too cute with all of this but, regardless. Now I need to glue the weight under the car, the other part of the weight is still ...
by itgl72
Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Pinecar "wheel turning mandrel"
Replies: 7
Views: 1824

Re: Pinecar "wheel turning mandrel"

I don't have equipment here, at short notice to built that but it looks great. If we do it again next year I'll look into that. Thanks for instructions. SO, am I leaving off with the fact that I should not lightly sand the wheels? Just leave the outside as is? I'll probably just burnish the bore, an...
by itgl72
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Rocket Speed Axles?
Replies: 9
Views: 2856

Re: Rocket Speed Axles?

Just realized those were not the correct rules they sent, or at least not for our council, it was from Minnesota I believe. Our rules are actually here: http://nega-bsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/2013-Pinewood-Derby-Rules.pdf" target="_blank Is it me or are there basically little to no rules on ...
by itgl72
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Rocket Speed Axles?
Replies: 9
Views: 2856

Rocket Speed Axles?

Has anyone here every used derbychamp's Rocket Speed Axles ? Although my son and I have recently done the whole deburring and polishing at home together, certainly they are not the best quality because we used a drill. Better than nothing, but, I recently obtained access to a set of Rocket Speed Axl...
by itgl72
Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Pinecar "wheel turning mandrel"
Replies: 7
Views: 1824

Pinecar "wheel turning mandrel"

I'm leaning towards leaving them as is, after reading a few things here but here is the question. I have in my tool kit a "Wheel Tuning Mandrel" from pine car I could mount on my dremel too. Unless my eye can not see it (my eyes arent that bad yet either) it seems the wheels I have look pretty smoot...
by itgl72
Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: weight placement
Replies: 27
Views: 5994

Re: weight placement

Thanks for all the comments folks.
by itgl72
Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: weight placement
Replies: 27
Views: 5994

weight placement

Quick question on weight placement. I understand you're looking to put weight towards the back and get a center of gravity around the rear wheel more or less. My question is, do the type of weight placements matter? I can put the weight into the body of the car and then wood seal it, or grind out a ...
by itgl72
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Mold numbers and used/last year's wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 7837

Re: Mold numbers and used/last year's wheels

What I did last year with my son was, eyeballing it really. We worked on the axels with just a craftsman drill strapped down to a step stool because we dont have a work bench in our garage. (Keep meaning to get to that) and we took a bunch of axels and just worked them. We then took each axel, and e...
by itgl72
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Mold numbers and used/last year's wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 7837

Mold numbers and used/last year's wheels

I've got about 4 sets of stock BSA wheels here. Two extra tubes I bought at the BSA store, and the sets that came with the block kit at the den meeting. So, from what Ive read in the forum here, its best to try to match wheels with the same mold number inside. My questions. What happens if I do not ...
by itgl72
Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Wheel Placement
Replies: 9
Views: 2954

Re: Wheel Placement

Thanks, we did just that and now have the car impounded. Made it in at 4.9 ounces.
by itgl72
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Wheel Placement
Replies: 9
Views: 2954

Re: Wheel Placement

To be clear, you would run the out of balance wheels on the front?
by itgl72
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Wheel Placement
Replies: 9
Views: 2954

Re: Wheel Placement

I'm just holding the nail in my hand and spinning it with effort, and Ive tried it at an angle and straight up and down. Overall, it seems two of them just seem much smoother than the other two.