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by Vitamin K
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 9 - January 23, 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 9 - January 23, 2019

I really like those cars in this month's gallery! Very creative incorporation of fenders into a design that actually looks like a race car!
by Vitamin K
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 93
Views: 2123

Re: Hello brand new here.

Cyanoacrylate popularly known as Super glue. Only the inside hub will touch and stay at that point because of the toe-in. I'm interested in this. Should I use something like Loctite Ultragel Control or the "runny" stuff or does it make any difference? Would this be worth doing even if you are limit...
by Vitamin K
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 93
Views: 2123

Re: Hello brand new here.

Do 4 before 3. Actually, I think 4 is usually done before 1. email Vitamin K and ask him if you should tape over the wheel holes and leave the wood bare. If I'm running graphite, I will leave the wood bare and just rub graphite into the wood. If I'm running oil, though, I will apply a few layers of...
by Vitamin K
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 93
Views: 2123

Re: Hello brand new here.

Sleestak wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:38 pm
Tried to bend a axel tonight using the board trick. Total failure. Not only did it not bend it hurt my hand . Maybe my axels are crome? I think maybe I've been pranked. Buying the axel bender I tap with hammer tonight.
What kind of axles are you using?
by Vitamin K
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 93
Views: 2123

Re: Hello brand new here.

Mornin. Todays question... I can not yet find max pro spray silicone. Does brand name really matter. Would any quality brand name spray silicone work as well? Going to home depot after work to check there. If you have a Microcenter near you, you can purchase it there. Another option would be the 3M...
by Vitamin K
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 93
Views: 2123

Re: Hello brand new here.

Vitamin k I will try this. I have several axel to practice on. Thanks. Do you agree the back axels shoukd angle 2.5% and the front 1.5%. Or should all 3 be 2.5% Doing this free style by hand Ill be guessing. We just need to beat some 5 year okld girls and their dads who arw not putting the work or ...
by Vitamin K
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 93
Views: 2123

Re: Hello brand new here.

The drill jigs are an investment. They work very well if you buy one of the precision ones, like the Clear Drill Jig. However, bending axles is not hard to do by hand. Here is my method (Stolen from Stan Pope): - Get a piece of pine (or other soft wood) about 1x1x3 (The exact dimensions don't matter...
by Vitamin K
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 93
Views: 2123

Re: Hello brand new here.

Now thats what I'm talking about Vikimin K. Ok oil it is. Ill return this graphite I bought. Tell be the greatest oil on the planet. I know there are 2 maybe 3 kinds. Most of the oils available are based on Krytox GPL 100. Some are just pure Krytox, others have additives to (allegedly) make them fa...
by Vitamin K
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 93
Views: 2123

Re: Hello brand new here.

Here's my takes: 1. Rules state oil is allowed. My question is should I use oil on a track where most of the other cars will be using graphite? If the car makes several runs I dont want graphite dust getting in my oil tires. Should I just use graphite? My kids have run oil at Derbies full of graphit...
by Vitamin K
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Tamiya Craft Cotton Swab
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Tamiya Craft Cotton Swab

87106's are the swabs that I use as well. I feel far more confident that my kids (or myself, even) can polish the bores without tearing them up.
by Vitamin K
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Tungsten and Duct tape
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Tungsten and Duct tape

Wait a minute VK isn’t the shiny foil tape also considered a duct tape for air conditioner ducts? So it isn’t considered as a duct tape as well! Although I know what your saying about the foil tape As it has the higher adhesion and sticks to most everything. I just had to toss this thought in about...
by Vitamin K
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Tungsten and Duct tape
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Tungsten and Duct tape

Very nice, Speedster!

I do something similar, but with the shiny foil tape as opposed to duct tape.
by Vitamin K
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: WTB...[no advertising for this vendor] SILVER BULLET
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: WTB...[no advertising for this vendor] SILVER BULLET

The Silver Bullet Pro jig has been out of production for quite some time now.

Might I recommend you look into the Clear Drill Jig instead? Star Cars Derby has them, including the one with the new 5th bushing that drills a pre-toed-in axle for the DFW.
by Vitamin K
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Canopy Weights from a Spoon
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Canopy Weights from a Spoon

Thanks for the complement....I just hope they stay on. If anything, they do make it look cool. I updated the Pinterest link with a couple other ones we created. If you have the time, you can get a little creative with the spoon. On one we used the normal shape of the spoon and drooped it to a point...