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by scoutfrog
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Dirty Derby
Replies: 11
Views: 3222

Re: Dirty Derby

If you were to replace your "side-pods" with lead ingots, you could get 12lbs easy! 8)
by scoutfrog
Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Austin Hatcher Foundation Charity Pinewood Derby Races
Replies: 6
Views: 2517

Re: Austin Hatcher Foundation Charity Pinewood Derby Races

just a couple pics of my car
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If you want to know my speed secrets, you'll just have to come to the race Wed. (or i'll post here after )
by scoutfrog
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: No weight limits...how much weight is too much?
Replies: 9
Views: 1649

Re: No weight limits...how much weight is too much?

here is a quote from another thread. I think you could easily adapt it to a stock BSA kit. The axles held up to the 1.7 pound weight great! http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f281/scoutfrog/100_1560.jpg http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f281/scoutfrog/100_1546.jpg above are 2 pictures of before and a...
by scoutfrog
Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Problems with car on stop section
Replies: 33
Views: 4816

Re: Problems with car on stop section

O.K. , Here is my .02 worth. I've got some 1/16 X 2in (?) balsa plywood. It looks like it would be perfect to cover the whole (or hole as it were :lol: ) bottom of the car. Just a thought, I got 3 feet of it at Hobby Lobby for $1.47.
by scoutfrog
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: 2010 Grand Prix Cars - Family and more.
Replies: 5
Views: 2183

Re: 2010 Grand Prix Cars - Family and more.

My guess is it's not that "unfinished". Look at the top, you can see it's a seperate piece glued on. I would say, " hollow balsa block and a whole bunch of weight hidden inside." :shhh:
by scoutfrog
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Austin Hatcher Foundation Charity Pinewood Derby Races
Replies: 6
Views: 2517

Re: Austin Hatcher Foundation Charity Pinewood Derby Races

I missed the press conf. (thought it was canceled due to snow) and just found it in the on line paper. http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2010/mar/03/hot-rod-magazine-tour-to-roar-into-town/" target="_blank The foundation also has a facebook page about the Power Tour. http://www.facebook.com/friends...
by scoutfrog
Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Display Stands
Replies: 12
Views: 6270

Re: Display Stands

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by scoutfrog
Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: What is your “real job”?
Replies: 72
Views: 48185

Re: What is your “real job”?

Just read this thread and thought I would post my answer(s). Day job: Letter Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. Night jobs: I make wooden walking/hiking sticks and the odd cub scout wooden project(birdhouse, step stool, book shelf...) I also am a pitcrew-for-hire for some local scout groups.(I don...
by scoutfrog
Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Derby Magic Track
Replies: 57
Views: 32935

Re: Derby Magic Track

I had time today to talk to one of the the people setting up the racing with the track. He said they have used it several times and it is holding up well. I'll try to actually get a look at it as soon as I can.
by scoutfrog
Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Derby Magic Track
Replies: 57
Views: 32935

Re: Derby Magic Track

I'll throw my .02 worth in here too. I too have never seen/raced on this type of track, BUT!, that will change on June 9th,2010. A local charity is running a series of races and I'm told they will be run on a Derby Magic track. There will be 7 races in 7 cities over 7 days, so we will see how it hol...
by scoutfrog
Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Austin Hatcher Foundation Charity Pinewood Derby Races
Replies: 6
Views: 2517

Austin Hatcher Foundation Charity Pinewood Derby Races

The Austin Hatcher Foundation For Pediatric Cancer is having a series of pinewood derby races from June 5-12 2010. The races will be at each of the stops of the 2010 Hot Rod Power Tour. 7 races, in 7 cities, over 7 days. There are stops in Iowa, Illinois(2), Kentucky, Tennessee & Alabama(2). There a...
by scoutfrog
Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Girl Scout race coming.. Our box has old wheels???
Replies: 13
Views: 2501

Re: Girl Scout race coming.. Our box has old wheels???

Many years back, My dad and I had a little trouble trying to find an "identical" part for a car we were woking on. The car belonged to a friend of his and my dad was working on it for him. When we went to replace the water pump with a new one, it did not fit. we returned it and explained it did not ...
by scoutfrog
Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Rules....
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Re: Rules....

On your other post I posted a pic of my "illegal" open cars. If you read my post from Feb 5 2006, it explains the building of them based on using "the rules in the box". I had been asking for printed rules for 3 years and was told "..rules in the box". Basicly, the idea was, "if there is not a rule ...
by scoutfrog
Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: What would you guy have done?
Replies: 8
Views: 1551

Re: What would you guy have done?

Yes, it does tend to happen at some derbys. But it has yet to happen at any of the pack or dist. derbies (I usually hit about 2-3 packs and 1 dist each year)that I have been to. At most of them, the same track/track operator are there. We(I run the weight part of check-in) have orange barrels with r...
by scoutfrog
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: district rules look pretty strict
Replies: 6
Views: 1574

Re: district rules look pretty strict

I edited my first post to include a photo. It is cut from a official BSA block with nothing added.