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by firstplaceloser
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Less is More? Polishing Too Much
Replies: 34
Views: 4176

Re: Less is More? Polishing Too Much

Some things to watch: 1. pix from Brady 2. follow-on multi-polish study 3. bent axle alignment video showing how to do bent axle alignment. I will watch for these things. Thanks! Sometimes I wonder, though, if I should lead those by the hand who won't invest their time to dig out useful information...
by firstplaceloser
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Less is More? Polishing Too Much
Replies: 34
Views: 4176

Re: Less is More? Polishing Too Much

Thats a great idea. I will do that for sure. I do know that the two cars the beat me at district were built similar to mine. We are all pretty good friends and I checked them out pretty good on practice day. I didn't notice any cant. I know that may have changed from one day to the next too. The rul...
by firstplaceloser
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Less is More? Polishing Too Much
Replies: 34
Views: 4176

Re: Less is More? Polishing Too Much

knotthead, Alignment was about the same. I couldn't see about the rear axles at district because we couldn't get real close to the track. On race day it did not touch the center rail. Rear wheels were touching on both because I didnt cant either. Both days the car didn't wobble. I was running slower...
by firstplaceloser
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: New track too long?
Replies: 6
Views: 3113

Re: New track too long?

Thanks everyone. Our pack is really competitive. We also have a great cubmaster that holds work shops and practice days to avoid anyone from not finishing. Although he is stepping down next year :( so we will see what happens then. If your district race is running on a 40ft track, then it would help...
by firstplaceloser
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Tracks
Topic: New track too long?
Replies: 6
Views: 3113

New track too long?

We recently purchased a new track for our pack. It's a new MW Freedom Aluminum with a K2 timer. We bought an extra 8' section so that would be a "50 foot" track (It measured 46.5' with a soft tape, pin-to-FL).......For perspective, our top time in our actual race was 3.7352 (see top-10 min times fro...
by firstplaceloser
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Lincoln Heritage Council - District Races; Thank You!
Replies: 5
Views: 1606

Re: Lincoln Heritage Council - District Races; Thank You!

pg, I am in the Lincoln Heritage Council. They held eight "district" races this year. Last year, my son was lucky enough to snag a trophy and it says "regional" but I thought there were more than three races held, kind of like this year. I have no idea what the trophy's said this year because the ca...
by firstplaceloser
Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Less is More? Polishing Too Much
Replies: 34
Views: 4176

Re: Less is More? Polishing Too Much

Hey guys, I am the friend picard1963 was referring to in this post. I didn't get a chance to post yesterday and it seems you guys have covered the topic pretty thoroughly. I just wanted to give some insight on what we did and the results I saw. At the test day we didn't have the race day axles ready...