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by Pinewood Daddy
Sun May 20, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: What is your “real job”?
Replies: 72
Views: 46390

Re: What is your “real job”?

Speaking of "Holy Dead Thread Resurrection", I made the second post in this thread over 9 years ago. I haven't involved in PWD since my son graduated to Boy Scouts 8 years ago. Why am I back? I have no idea what led me back, or how long I'll stay. Although I still get Randy's monthly newsletter. I e...
by Pinewood Daddy
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Finished!
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Re: Finished!

I have a steel version of the Pro Body tool that locates in the slot and use a reamer to make nice straight axle holes. I use the Pro Axle block in a vice with a screw driver hammer to bend the rear axles 2.5 degrees (check with a custom gage) and the dominant front axle 1.5 degrees. I use a flat 6f...
by Pinewood Daddy
Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:04 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Finished!
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Re: Finished!

I did that once a few years ago before Rail Riding and when Stan's wax paper shim method of alignment was popular. Definitely lost a few hairs!!
by Pinewood Daddy
Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Construction Workshops
Topic: Newbie question-Big Green Book
Replies: 6
Views: 3483

Re: Newbie question-Big Green Book

I would be willing to sell mine for $50 plus shipping.
by Pinewood Daddy
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Pinewood derby, pack committees
Replies: 4
Views: 1165

Re: Pinewood derby, pack committees

Our Pack never took the PWD seriously, it was just another Pack meeting so no effort was ever put into it. Our Cub Master always said at the Pack Committee meeting, "This is our PWD Committee", but they only person that did any planning was me. I was PWD Chairman for the last 4 years before "retirin...
by Pinewood Daddy
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: how much weight do you allow for primer,paint and clear?
Replies: 10
Views: 3361

Re: how much weight do you allow for primer,paint and clear?

Always allowed 6 grams for paint. Weight was installed before painting. Used lead golf tape to add the final few grams and to allow adjustment at the race.
by Pinewood Daddy
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: How do you keep / get graphite off the paint job??
Replies: 15
Views: 5637

Re: How do you keep / get graphite off the paint job??

I used to wrap the car in plastic wrap, that had slits cut in it for the axles, before adding graphite. Did a good job of keeping the graphite off of the paint. Never tried running a car with it on though.
by Pinewood Daddy
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: We win again
Replies: 12
Views: 2883

Re: We win again

Congrats!! I know all about PWD burnout. Out last 2 years I was just going through the motions, we took 2nd in every event. Now that our youngest son has moved on to Boy Scouts I don't really miss the PWD. I just got an email from the old Pack asking for the PWD handouts I've been giving all the kid...
by Pinewood Daddy
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: How deep are you in?
Replies: 40
Views: 7889

Re: How deep are you in?

The hardest part is when your PWD "career" is over, what do you do with all of the PWD specific tools, extra parts, and track & timer? Many of them I custom designed and had made at work. I don't want to sell them quite yet, our daughter might have a Girl Scout PWD, but her Troop vanished this year....
by Pinewood Daddy
Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Tuf-Glide Lube
Replies: 1
Views: 919

Re: Tuf-Glide Lube

I bought it 2 or 3 years ago. Never tried it. My PWD career ended this past spring (son crossed over to Boy Scouts). For sale if anyone wants it.
by Pinewood Daddy
Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:40 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: What are you going to do different this year?
Replies: 22
Views: 4410

Re: What are you going to do different this year?

Since my son crossed over to Boy Scouts last Spring, I'll have my garage available this Winter for the first time in 6 years. ;) Have to put the track & timer up for sale soon.
by Pinewood Daddy
Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:19 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Something vintage to share
Replies: 46
Views: 11847

Re: Something vintage to share

It looks like you beat me out buying some of the bulk kits on eBay a couple of years ago!! ;) I did get a few old kits and a really cool car probably made in the 60's, there's thread on here somewhere. I also picked up the original October 1954 issue of Boys Life where they introduce the PWD. BetaCr...
by Pinewood Daddy
Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:03 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Final PWD race
Replies: 8
Views: 2247

Re: Final PWD race

PDaddy~ Suspecting you've experienced the phenomena of personal time acceleration - its where time speeds up proportional to the number of birthdays beyond age 35 each successive birthday. If this concept is foreign to you, get ready for it. It's as certain as eye correction and taxes. It is in thi...
by Pinewood Daddy
Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Final PWD race
Replies: 8
Views: 2247

Final PWD race

My son finished 2nd in the Webelos division and was the second fastest car in the building today at the District race. The kid that won has won his division by a big margin every year. We were .04 average behind. I did some tweaking on our track but I don't see how I could make up .04. Third was abo...
by Pinewood Daddy
Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Loose front wheel. How to tighten?
Replies: 10
Views: 1963

Re: Loose front wheel. How to tighten?

I built a car for myself this year. I drilled and reamed the axle holes and opened one hole a little too much. I put some water in the hole and the next day the hole was just the right fit.

Other than that I would drill a small cross hole and glue.