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by Vitamin K
Mon May 13, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New York Race
Replies: 5
Views: 135

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: 771

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: 6
Views: 424

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: 1812

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: 6
Views: 424

Re: How to build Speedsters favorite car!

Very cool.

What drill jig is that in the top picture?
by Vitamin K
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Red Rocket ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3133

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: 2564

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: 2564

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: 11017

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: 2564

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: 708

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: 11017

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: 11017

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: 11017

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: 11017

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...