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by Vitamin K
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Red Rocket ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2639

Re: Red Rocket ?

Derby addict wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:30 pm
So whick Rejex product is the one to use. They make several
This stuff: http://rejex.com/rejex-high-gloss-finish-that-protects/
by Vitamin K
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Other Vendors
Topic: Now Available: The Clear Drill Jig
Replies: 10
Views: 2183

Re: Now Available: The Clear Drill Jig

I've done that as well VK. I usually don't worry about the epoxy in the slot. It is mostly just insurance. But, I have had to clean a drill bit or two. And, I have trouble with epoxy staying sticky all the time. I just did some. Don't know what it was like on the inside. But, it was still tacky a d...
by Vitamin K
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Other Vendors
Topic: Now Available: The Clear Drill Jig
Replies: 10
Views: 2183

Re: Now Available: The Clear Drill Jig

You not only can drill your slots with the Clear Jig - you should. I fill mine with epoxy first. Still clearly visible, but I don't have to worry about the axles loosening. I actually prefer to roll a toothpick in epoxy and insert that into the slot. The reasons are a few: - Epoxy in slots takes a ...
by Vitamin K
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 8283

Re: Hello brand new here.

I've read through the thread and have a couple of q's. I think I'm in a similar spot as sleestak, as we're both suffering from dismal childhood derby failures. Young KOB had his mind made up he was going to make his as thin as possible. He cut his like a plank, and added a big ole lead plate weight...
by Vitamin K
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Other Vendors
Topic: Now Available: The Clear Drill Jig
Replies: 10
Views: 2183

Re: Now Available: The Clear Drill Jig

Has anyone used this jig yet? I debating on buying a jig, but, choking on the cost of these things. The $200 for the silver bullet, the wife may divorce me. $115 for this, I could probably hide that from the wife, and then there is The Block for $60, wife would never notice that. The Block is the c...
by Vitamin K
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Krytox 100 Withdrawn by Manufacturer
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Krytox 100 Withdrawn by Manufacturer

If the oil is not viscous enough, though, it won't stay in the wheel bore. It really is a sweet spot to hit.
by Vitamin K
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 8283

Re: Hello brand new here.

Congrats!
by Vitamin K
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 8283

Re: Hello brand new here.

I didnt to anything to my axels as far as another lube. I had bought a can of liquid silicone with teflon and I tested it on a big nail. well 20 minute later the nail was still wet. So I didnt want to mix by derby oil with wet silicone so I just used the oil plain on the axles. You really want some...
by Vitamin K
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 8283

Re: Hello brand new here.

My experience with Krytox is that the spin test doesn't last as long as with graphite, but on the track, under load, the cars are at least as fast as with graphite. Plus, it's a lot less messy to have Krytox at our workshops than graphite (which always left a big black mess). But I'm more experienc...
by Vitamin K
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 8283

Re: Hello brand new here.

Hey fellas. So My car is ready. All I have left in bend my axels. I'm planning the back 2 2.5 degree and the 1 touching front wheel 1.5 degree. My question is....This Thursday night we turn in the cars. The race is Friday night 7pm. When should I oil the wheels and axels. Wednesday so I have time t...
by Vitamin K
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Oil -Freezing
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Oil -Freezing

Definitely use oil. Be sure and coat your bores and axles with a good choice of oil-repellent treatment!
by Vitamin K
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Are we due for new wheels?
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Are we due for new wheels?

If they're getting ready to update the molds, I would love for the wheels to come with some kind of witness marks inside of the wheel to help dissuade people from doing internal weight removal. As long as it's some sort of marking that can't be duplicated with machining, I think that would be a gre...
by Vitamin K
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Are we due for new wheels?
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Are we due for new wheels?

If they're getting ready to update the molds, I would love for the wheels to come with some kind of witness marks inside of the wheel to help dissuade people from doing internal weight removal.
by Vitamin K
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cars jumping 1 lane only
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Cars jumping 1 lane only

We replaced our old Best Track this year with a new one. It's a great track except we have a problem with cars jumping on the outside lane. Most of the cars jumping are more backloaded with weight. If we run the cars backwards they are fine. All seams on the track appear to be flush and tight, noth...
by Vitamin K
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Tip: Be careful with weird wheelbases!
Replies: 13
Views: 637

Re: Tip: Be careful with weird wheelbases!

Here's his final product. Just looking at that wheelbase hurts. Hope we tuned it right! ;)

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