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by Vitamin K
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA Wheels and axles
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: BSA Wheels and axles

Since you raised the possibility, why aren't the Max-V wheels made with tighter bores, then? I set the bore size to the smallest it could be and still fit the Pro-Hub Tool. Ah, hadn't thought of that. Sadly kind of forces everything down to a lowest common denominator, but what can ya do, right? :)
by Vitamin K
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA Wheels and axles
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: BSA Wheels and axles

The reason for the size of our speed axles is to fit in BSA-size slots and holes. If the diameter was larger then they would be too tight. Awana axles are larger, but so are the slots on the Awana block. A better solution would be for BSA to reduce the diameter of the wheel bore to better fit it ax...
by Vitamin K
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA Wheels and axles
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: BSA Wheels and axles

I know not everybody's rules allow for it, but slotting the head of the axle makes installation sooooo much easier.

I do like MV's axles a lot, but if they could just get a little bit thicker (e.g. like Awana axles), I'd love them even more. :)
by Vitamin K
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA Wheels and axles
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: BSA Wheels and axles

An improved axle would be aces!

Also, I'd like them to start putting some kind of witness marks on the inner tread of the wheel, so as to better detect people removing material with a lathe or similar.
by Vitamin K
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Do you want fries with that?
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: Do you want fries with that?

Very cool! Just might wanna take note that this couldn't run in a lot of Scout races unless the front was changed to not be concave, though.
by Vitamin K
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Narrowing body for Railriding
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Narrowing body for Railriding

VK, I apologize for any confusion I might have caused by writing something that caused you to write your 1st sentence. My intent was focused on the Dominant front wheel and the rear wheel that follows the Dominant front wheel. I understand the narrowing of the body of the car 1/16th of an inch is t...
by Vitamin K
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Narrowing body for Railriding
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Narrowing body for Railriding

I don't believe that narrowing the body at the DFW has much to do with keeping the raised wheel off the rail. That much is accomplished by the fact that the car is rail-guided. The narrowing is more to account for the fact that the car wants to ride uneven to the rail since the DFW is hugging it. Ho...
by Vitamin K
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Jeep with trailer build
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: Jeep with trailer build

Nice light effects!
by Vitamin K
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Back to the 50's Blvd.
Replies: 24
Views: 1348

Re: Back to the 50's Blvd.

Whoda, do you attend any venues where you actually get to see your creations roll?
by Vitamin K
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Back to the 50's Blvd.
Replies: 24
Views: 1348

Re: Back to the 50's Blvd.

So cool, Whoda!
by Vitamin K
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Need help with miscjunk.org timer!
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Need help with miscjunk.org timer!

If it were me, I'd use a breadboard to get everything working, and only solder the final stuff after the bugs were ironed out.
by Vitamin K
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BSA wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 1378

Re: BSA wheels

Derby Evolution posted a photo of the new wheels. Imagine the white wheels with graphite all over them. :eek: https://scontent.fapa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36176078_1080989785388176_7742285567357878272_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeGB8RdOrHzebqajizg30ASUxAoEsv2RAgb-wMCsTcq90-r4gSKqyYwigNlqNSlq6ByqgR...
by Vitamin K
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Red Rocket ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Re: Red Rocket ?

I would go with the Rejex.

You can also get a can of Max-Pro Heavy Duty Silicone spray. It works great on the axles (for use with krytox) and you can also spray it on a swab, wait 30 seconds for the propellant to evaporate and use it as a bore prep. For scout level stuff, it is great.
by Vitamin K
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Red Rocket ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Re: Red Rocket ?

Hi paulg, I have heard from more than one source that Red Rocket is just Rejex brand wax, with some kind of colorant added to it. https://i.imgur.com/lDFVzjEm.png Whether or not this is true, I can tell you that Rejex makes a fine wax for wheel bores. Liquid Glass works well too. Either should do yo...
by Vitamin K
Mon May 28, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Cool Websites
Topic: Community Pinewood Derby Day.
Replies: 2
Views: 1448

Re: Community Pinewood Derby Day.

    whodathunkit wrote:
    Mon May 28, 2018 4:20 pm
    City of Manhattan Beach California... Community Pinewood Derby Day.
    http://www.citymb.info/departments/park ... -derby-day
    So...I guess that was today? :)