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by thekob
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 17582

Re: Hello brand new here.

Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for all the advice and conversation. My daughter ended up getting 2nd among all the 27 Wolves. She also won "best looking" among her rank which was a bit surprising since it was voted on by her peers and I didn't think that many boys would vote for a glittery ca...
by thekob
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Decided to build me a rack for staging our cars.
Replies: 13
Views: 3599

Re: Decided to build me a rack for staging our cars.

Very nice, I think I may steal this for next year (the idea and design, not the rack lol). We segment our cars by rank so maybe we could make something shorter and/or more narrow. Also, just spitballin' but I might try and make the parts where there's numbering on the wood blocks into a dry-erase su...
by thekob
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Help Cars Finish!
Replies: 17
Views: 9152

Re: Help Cars Finish!

We had a kid who had those lead tube weights stuck to the bottom of the car without hollowing it out first. Fortunately he did a test run and we noticed he didn't finish. Another volunteer thought it was due to having one of his front wheels off the track, but I had experienced the same thing as a s...
by thekob
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 17582

Re: Hello brand new here.

I learn something new everyday. I've never heard of anyone not allowing a regulation BSA wheel made in the USA to not be allowed. I wonder what the reason could possibly be? My best guess is just there may not have been a lot of thought put into the rules, or perhaps they just hadn't considered the...
by thekob
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 17582

Re: Hello brand new here.

Congratulations. That's a Great book. The Pro Wheel shaver costs $42.95 but it requires another tool called the Pro Hub tool that cost an additional $10.95. My personal choice is to buy 3 sets of the Preferred numbered wheels (2, 8, 15) and that will automatically give you 4 sets if you are allowed...
by thekob
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 17582

Re: Hello brand new here.

Oh, btw the book I referenced was "Building the fastest pinewood derby car" by Troy Thorne.
by thekob
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 17582

Re: Hello brand new here.

The only "local" source of Krytox that I can think of would be a Scout Store, where they sell it (overprice, IMO). Otherwise I'd just order from Maximum Velocity, or Ebay or some other vendor. For "slickening" up the body where the hub is going to contact, I would recommend a few coats of CA glue p...
by thekob
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 17582

Re: Hello brand new here.

thekob, Welcome to Derbytalk. I'm sorry that is how your Father felt. I would have preferred he taught you all The Physics of the Pinewood Derby and then helped you build your car. Please read your rules very carefully. What's the name of the book you got at the Scout Shop? "Build a Winning Pinewoo...
by thekob
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello brand new here.
Replies: 122
Views: 17582

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 ...