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by Sleestak
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 21274

Re: Hello brand new here.

She dominated. Some wins by 8 feel. Her car seemed to pick up speed at the flat part while the others coasted slower hers keep the speed and was straight as a arrow. I have pics and videos on Facebook in anyone want to see. Private message me and we can be 2 day facebook friends.
by Sleestak
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 21274

Re: Hello brand new here.

She won 1st place!!!!!! 4.003 avarage!!!!
by Sleestak
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 21274

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 Sleestak
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 21274

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. I did test the steeri...
by Sleestak
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 21274

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 to...
by Sleestak
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 21274

Re: Hello brand new here.

Well it surly isnt my car you goof. 47 year old male girl scout? Do better. All my daughter is doing is picking the color and wheel color and stickers. She did apply glue to the weights but that us about all she can do. She is very tiny 38 pound 5 year old and cant hold a drill let alone squeeze the...
by Sleestak
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 21274

Re: Hello brand new here.

Update...over the weekend I started building the car. I drilled and cut out the under belly of the car to reduce weight then drilled holes for the tungston weights and puddied over them. Sanded and painted 3 coats of paint sanding after each coat. The car before I painted weighed 4.83 grams. So afte...
by Sleestak
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 21274

Re: Hello brand new here.

That's for all the help but I need things explained like you are talking to a kindergartener. I dont mean that to be rude.

-What us CA glue?
-Like a dime size area by wheel hole?
by Sleestak
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 21274

Re: Hello brand new here.

Yes speedster I want first place but so does every other girl scout. If we dont get first I'll be over it in about 8 seconds. That said I will use every trick and tip I have learned to give us best chances. Except for fancy tires. The pink tires from the girl scout store will have to do. Yes I'm abs...
by Sleestak
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 21274

Re: Hello brand new here.

Ok I'm out of questions and ready to build car. I'm just waiting for the workshop where I may or may not do anything at. I may prefer at home. My question is what steps do I built this. I'm thinking.... 1. Remove some wood weight from under belly of car middle and front by router or drill holes. 2. ...
by Sleestak
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 21274

Re: Hello brand new here.

So what is the best or easiest way to thin the front wood where the tire goes in about 1/16 " Just sand it down?
by Sleestak
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 21274

Re: Hello brand new here.

No, it makes the rear wheel farther away. Yes, I mean the body where the dominate front wheel goes into. Please look on Pages 86 and 87 of your book, Build a Winning Pinewood Derby Car. It explains why you do this and has pictures of a car where this is done. I think we might not have talked about ...
by Sleestak
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 21274

Re: Hello brand new here.

I've heard of rail riders where the front of the car is a little narrower. The idea is to give the rear wheels a little extra room so they don't rub the guide rail at all. But you can do the same thing by leaving extra room between the rear wheel and the car body, assuming that you've aligned the r...
by Sleestak
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 21274

Re: Hello brand new here.

IMPORTANT. When setting the car to rail ride, the body of the car behind the Dominant Front wheel should be narrowed 1/16". It is done to keep the following rear wheel off the rail. I need this dumbed down or worded better. Wouldnt this make the rear wheel CLOSER to the rail. Do you mean the body wh...