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by Vitamin K
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: So I sprayed my axels with duport chain saver...
Replies: 6
Views: 3651

Re: So I sprayed my axels with duport chain saver...

My advice: Ditch the chain-saver and get some Heavy Duty Max-Pro Silicone Spray or 3M Dry-Type Silicone.

If you're insistent on the chain-saver, spray your axles, let the stuff set a bit, then wipe 'em off so you're left with just a thin waxy film.
by Vitamin K
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Polishing AWANA axles
Replies: 6
Views: 3695

Re: Polishing AWANA axles

For Awana axles, we start with 1000 grit, 10 seconds, then 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000. Wipe clean between each grit. Finish with some Brasso or Mother's Mag polish on a strip of cloth or leather.
by Vitamin K
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Roadway Racers axles
Replies: 7
Views: 4140

Re: Roadway Racers axles

Yep, you are correct. They would not be legal when the rules say you must use BSA stuff if you're racing scouts. Where do you buy Awana axles? The only ones I can find are from Maximum Velocity, 4 for $8,95. You can order them directly from the Awana store. Obviously there's shipping, so it might m...
by Vitamin K
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Roadway Racers axles
Replies: 7
Views: 4140

Re: Roadway Racers axles

I mean, unless they've got the BSA stamp on them, you can't legally use them in races that call for BSA-only stuff, right?

My favorite cheap non-BSA axles still remain the ones by Awana. So straight and smooth and thick! They're great, and like two bucks for a set of ten, I think.
by Vitamin K
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: How to oil axels
Replies: 12
Views: 4801

Re: How to oil axels

I put a tiny drop (ballpoint pen ball is about right) and roll it around the axle making sure to get the shaft and under the head, and then I use a small strip of clean white paper (making sure there aren't loose fibers on the end) to wick up any remaining blobs of oil. Krytox is a thin-film lube. Y...
by Vitamin K
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Oil -Freezing
Replies: 6
Views: 4821

Re: Oil -Freezing

Definitely use oil. Be sure and coat your bores and axles with a good choice of oil-repellent treatment! ????.like what? If you're using oil, you will get the best success if both your wheel bores and axles are coated with some kind of oil-repelling treatment. Traditionally, different products have...
by Vitamin K
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Rail Riding - "How To Guide"
Replies: 196
Views: 137835

Re: Rail Riding - "How To Guide"

The DFW should have positive camber, as such, the lower edge of the wheel should be closer to the rail and the upper edge of the wheel further from it. OK, so I have to ask. Front dominant wheel bend DOWN or UP? My boys are 4 years into this and have done really well bending it about 1.5deg UP. I do...
by Vitamin K
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Aggressive COG limits
Replies: 14
Views: 8893

Re: Aggressive COG limits

The track matters too. Not only aluminum vs wood (the smoother the track, the more aggressive your CoG can be), but also the shape of the curve. The curve of a Besttrack is a lot more brutal than that of a Microwizard. A lot of cars come out of the transition with some serious waggles on the former...
by Vitamin K
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Wanted - Workshop Tools and Race Supplies
Replies: 5
Views: 3703

Re: Wanted - Workshop Tools and Race Supplies

Good Evening everyone! I am starting to collect supplies for my AWANA Grand Prix I will be running in March. I am collecting for my personal use and for club use as well. I am looking for used. Looking for the following items . Axle and wheel treatment tools Tungsten Weights Axle Bender Graphite Ap...
by Vitamin K
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Soap Box Derby Car
Replies: 5
Views: 5757

Re: Soap Box Derby Car

Since I doubt you want to ship that bad boy, maybe you should mention your general area?
by Vitamin K
Mon May 13, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New York Race
Replies: 8
Views: 6797

Re: New York Race

When folks from the Derby community tried to engage about the poor ruleset in the past, the organizers pretty much doubled down and stuck to their guns.

Hope they find a voice of reason to listen to.
by Vitamin K
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Non-tungsten, non-toxic car
Replies: 16
Views: 9493

Re: Non-tungsten, non-toxic car

Maybe slightly more expensive, but you can also use nickels if you have a forstner bit and a drill press. :)
by Vitamin K
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: How to build Speedsters favorite car!
Replies: 13
Views: 8191

Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

whodathunkit wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:14 am
VK it’s one that I had made some time back!
Oooh, custom tooling. Slick.
by Vitamin K
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: Test Track for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 5124

Re: Test Track for Sale

ewarnhoff wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:58 pm
Is this still available? I am interested
This is from 7 years ago... :O
by Vitamin K
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: How to build Speedsters favorite car!
Replies: 13
Views: 8191

Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Very cool.

What drill jig is that in the top picture?