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by Crazylegsiraq
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Length of car past the front wheels
Replies: 25
Views: 5136

Re: Length of car past the front wheels

Sounds good. It's obvious we got lucky with the axles/wheels/alignment at the last minute. I was hoping he would only win like one heat so it would get his "competitive juices" flowing for next year. But, it seems to have worked anyways as he is already talking about helping out more next time. I ke...
by Crazylegsiraq
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Length of car past the front wheels
Replies: 25
Views: 5136

Re: Length of car past the front wheels

His times on his six runs varied between 2.289 to as fast 2.271.
by Crazylegsiraq
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Length of car past the front wheels
Replies: 25
Views: 5136

Re: Length of car past the front wheels

I'm a little concerned about his times on the shorter track(25ft wooden 6 lane) at Pack event and how the COM being at around .5" in front will do at current alignment on a 42' aluminum track 3 lane.
by Crazylegsiraq
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Big Day
Replies: 21
Views: 4233

Re: The Big Day

Ok Speedster! Must've had a stroke of good luck! My wife and I were so busy last week preparing for our oldest boys Confirmation Mass that I didn't get time to finish prepping the wheels with my scout. Saturday was hot laps, inspection and garage lock down. Forgot all about it until about an hour be...
by Crazylegsiraq
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Length of car past the front wheels
Replies: 25
Views: 5136

Re: Length of car past the front wheels

Ok Speedster! Must've had a stroke of good luck! My wife and I were so busy last week preparing for our oldest boys Confirmation Mass that I didn't get time to finish prepping the wheels with my scout. Saturday was hot laps, inspection and garage lock down. Forgot all about it until about an hour be...
by Crazylegsiraq
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Length of car past the front wheels
Replies: 25
Views: 5136

Re: Length of car past the front wheels

Ok Speedster! Must've had a stroke of good luck! My wife and I were so busy last week preparing for our oldest boys Confirmation Mass that I didn't get time to finish prepping the wheels with my scout. Saturday was hot laps, inspection and garage lock down. Forgot all about it until about an hour be...
by Crazylegsiraq
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Length of car past the front wheels
Replies: 25
Views: 5136

Re: Length of car past the front wheels

I'm well aware and would definitely entertain the thought of going but my with work schedule, limited time to finish the car, and my oldest sons Confirmation the same day as the race... GEE WHIZ we're gonna be cutting it close! I'm thinking if Maverick does well enough to get to districts, I'd be in...
by Crazylegsiraq
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Length of car past the front wheels
Replies: 25
Views: 5136

Re: Length of car past the front wheels

Get in your car and drive to Curtice, Ohio and I'll pick you up. My wife's going to West, Virginia for a few days on the 24th. I'll have a nail waiting for you and we'll run it down the track. I've done some crazy stuff for my family Speedster! But driving over two hours for a straight nail? I may ...
by Crazylegsiraq
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Best axles for a "by the rules car"?
Replies: 60
Views: 9633

Re: Best axles for a "by the rules car"?

So after reading this and not having liquid glass readily available, what graphite is everyone's favorite? I'm probably gonna shy away from the hobby line stuff I've read and heard is garbage. But if I'm gonna have polished axles and bores(may try waxing as well), who's got the a graphite tip or su...
by Crazylegsiraq
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Best axles for a "by the rules car"?
Replies: 60
Views: 9633

Re: Best axles for a "by the rules car"?

So after reading this and not having liquid glass readily available, what graphite is everyone's favorite? I'm probably gonna shy away from the hobby line stuff I've read and heard is garbage. But if I'm gonna have polished axles and bores(may try waxing as well), who's got the a graphite tip or sug...
by Crazylegsiraq
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Length of car past the front wheels
Replies: 25
Views: 5136

Re: Length of car past the front wheels

Our rules allow rail rider. However they have rules on axles as being polished only. BUT, before I bend the axles straight(because they're all bent except for maybe 3 of them)5 out of 8 wobble like crazy in our press meaning they're bent out of the box, is it really gonna make a difference if I bend...
by Crazylegsiraq
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Length of car past the front wheels
Replies: 25
Views: 5136

Re: Length of car past the front wheels

So I have been in the book and Speedster sent me(Thanks a million by the way!), and after getting my boy into the power tools(polishing axles/wheels etc.), I debated inserting the axles prior to filling the slots provided with the 5min. epoxy after using the #44 bit in a drill jig found online. So o...
by Crazylegsiraq
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Length of car past the front wheels
Replies: 25
Views: 5136

Re: Length of car past the front wheels

Holy Smokes! Super cool of you to offer this. You don't even know. Wow thanks again. For everything.
by Crazylegsiraq
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Length of car past the front wheels
Replies: 25
Views: 5136

Re: Length of car past the front wheels

Thanks so much! Right now I'm just gonna keep strolling through this cool blog site. I really like reading about the trials and errors. My first boy always did well with design/paint. We usually placed at pack level and got to enjoy two trips to district events. One for design and one for paint. But...
by Crazylegsiraq
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Length of car past the front wheels
Replies: 25
Views: 5136

Re: Length of car past the front wheels

Thanks again for the response. I'll need to look up the difference between camber and tow in mean to understand better. And to answer about myself, no, this isn't my first derby. I am a father of 4, and had my oldest son go through 4 derbies. However, my last car was built 4 years ago, and the 3 car...