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by Speedster
Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Painting experiment
Replies: 15
Views: 3580

Re: Painting experiment

Quite Frankly, for a 1st time try I think you are doing extremely well. I would cut out a simple design using a Pinewood Derby block, sand the block smooth, load the block up with primer, wet or dry sand the block so there is no wood grain showing and lay out your design again. Since the enamel clea...
by Speedster
Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Adding a Friction Brake to an Old Track
Replies: 48
Views: 15013

Re: Adding a Friction Brake to an Old Track

This is a picture of my skid track. It is 8' long, raises the cars off their wheels, and they come to a stop in about 4'. It has Walmart drawer liner on the center guide strip. It has been used for 7 years without being replaced. No problems so far. We do not allow weights to be screwed to the botto...
by Speedster
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello, Thanks, and Pack Results
Replies: 14
Views: 2044

Re: Hello, Thanks, and Pack Results

Pacfanweb Beautiful car!! Here is what I would do. Call Hodges Hobby House and have them Overnight you a set of wheels , axles and some of their graphite. The hub will already be polished and graphited. Try to find someone in your area that sells Hob-E-Lube graphite. Find on Derby Talk the post "Gra...
by Speedster
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Hello, Thanks, and Pack Results
Replies: 14
Views: 2044

Re: Hello, Thanks, and Pack Results

Your wheels are blue. Did someone turn them on a lathe? Have your axles been turned on a lathe?
by Speedster
Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: 2nd Year Head Scratcher...
Replies: 8
Views: 2052

Re: 2nd Year Head Scratcher...

A place to start would be in the Post, Graphite selection/testing? Go to the end and find Sporty's technique in preparing the wheels. Others will give you better advice than I on other things.
Best of Luck.
by Speedster
Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Air brush like techniques?
Replies: 9
Views: 2508

Re: Air brush like techniques?

They're stock and came from Hodges. In 1996 the Owens Corning Corporation (Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio) was the PaceSetter for the United Way and decided to have a Pinewood Derby to kick it off. They bought 2 new tracks. It was a huge show. There was a NASCAR driver there with his car, a band, lad...
by Speedster
Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Air brush like techniques?
Replies: 9
Views: 2508

Re: Air brush like techniques?

You're on your way. Best of Luck.
Bill
by Speedster
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Air brush like techniques?
Replies: 9
Views: 2508

Re: Air brush like techniques?

I'm just learning how to post a picture and this is a test.

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by Speedster
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: CO2 Powered
Topic: BSA Blastcar Racing
Replies: 17
Views: 9743

Re: BSA Blastcar Racing

We have an "OUTLAW" race after our regulation racing in our Pack as I'm sure many folks do. It is open to everyone. Our only rules are, no fire, no rockets, and the car cannot interfere with another car or damage the track. That's it. You might like to try this because it involves the scout and his ...
by Speedster
Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Tracks
Topic: Adding a Friction Brake to an Old Track
Replies: 48
Views: 15013

Re: Adding a Friction Brake to an Old Track

I originally built an 8' stop section and it remains that today. I don't like cars going very high in the air so the section was built to resemble the track (but painted red) and a guide strip is placed under the original guide strip to lift the cars off their wheels. That's as high as the car will ...
by Speedster
Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Air brush like techniques?
Replies: 9
Views: 2508

Re: Air brush like techniques?

An easy way to do this is to use automotive basecoat /clearcoat paint. I primer/surfacer, sand, and then base coat/clearcoat the entire car. You can buy the primer/surfacer from Walmart in a spray can. It's Rust-Oleum automobile Primer and is lacquer based so buy a quart of Lacquer Thinner. 3 to 4 h...
by Speedster
Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Edge runner - camber question. Need advice ASAP!!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2159

Re: Edge runner - camber question. Need advice ASAP!!!!

I have never seen a track like you talk about and wonder why anyone would be interested in such a thing.
Do your rules allow you to build 2 cars? One for Pack and one for District?
by Speedster
Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: look what came in the mail…
Replies: 8
Views: 1495

Re: look what came in the mail…

Beautiful job and I'm sure you have Great Memories. Congratulations.
Cheers
Bill
by Speedster
Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Graphite selection/testing?
Replies: 25
Views: 4204

Re: Graphite selection/testing?

There you have it, Folks. The man with the trophies has spoken.
Thanks Sporty. You are very generous.
Cheers,
Bill
by Speedster
Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Graphite selection/testing?
Replies: 25
Views: 4204

Re: Graphite selection/testing?

I wish I were 70 again, Stan. You are a youngster. Folks might want to read Chapter 9 - Friction and Lubrication in Doc Jobe's big green book. The graphite from Hodges Hobby House was the fastest at that time. Has something to do with the big flake. My book has a date of 2004. I have been using Hodg...