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by Vitamin K
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Are we due for new wheels?
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Are we due for new wheels?

If they're getting ready to update the molds, I would love for the wheels to come with some kind of witness marks inside of the wheel to help dissuade people from doing internal weight removal. As long as it's some sort of marking that can't be duplicated with machining, I think that would be a gre...
by Vitamin K
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: Are we due for new wheels?
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Are we due for new wheels?

If they're getting ready to update the molds, I would love for the wheels to come with some kind of witness marks inside of the wheel to help dissuade people from doing internal weight removal.
by Vitamin K
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cars jumping 1 lane only
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: Cars jumping 1 lane only

We replaced our old Best Track this year with a new one. It's a great track except we have a problem with cars jumping on the outside lane. Most of the cars jumping are more backloaded with weight. If we run the cars backwards they are fine. All seams on the track appear to be flush and tight, noth...
by Vitamin K
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Tip: Be careful with weird wheelbases!
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Re: Tip: Be careful with weird wheelbases!

Here's his final product. Just looking at that wheelbase hurts. Hope we tuned it right! ;)

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by Vitamin K
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Tip: Be careful with weird wheelbases!
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Re: Tip: Be careful with weird wheelbases!

I find it interesting that they're still using the old Shape N Race Derby name rather than the new StocKar Derby name. Presumably, they're getting their kits from the Shape N Race company rather than from CSB Ministries. I think they're calling it Shape 'n' Race out of tradition from when they've h...
by Vitamin K
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Tip: Be careful with weird wheelbases!
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Re: Tip: Be careful with weird wheelbases!

whodathunkit wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:24 pm
CSB “shape n race kits!

Wood block 2-1/4w x 1-1/8 h x 6-15/16 L
Off set 7/32 inch deep axle slots..
With a wheel base of 3-11/16 inches.

From a performance perspective, that's pretty crazy.

It does make for more realistic looking cars when coupled with fenders, though.
by Vitamin K
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Tip: Be careful with weird wheelbases!
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Tip: Be careful with weird wheelbases!

So my son got a chance to build ANOTHER car this season, as our church's Christian Service Brigade troop(?) is holding an overnight lock-in followed by a Shape-n-Race Derby. Well, my son is already engaged in Trail Life, but since a lot of his friends from church are in CSB, he's gonna hang out with...
by Vitamin K
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Pinewood Derby Rules
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Pinewood Derby Rules

Glad my family isn't building cars for that race.

Double elimination SUCKS.

Also deliberately prohibiting rail riding? Duuuumb.
by Vitamin K
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Our 2019 Cars
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Our 2019 Cars

Woo Wee! Look'en Good !!! VK kids! VK, Do you know if there is any benefit to treating the wheel bores with pledge as well for the graphite lubes ? If it works good for axles why not the wheel bores also. (Just thought I'd ask if you have tried this .) Y'know, I was wondering that same thing myself...
by Vitamin K
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Our 2019 Cars
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Our 2019 Cars

Great looking cars. Reminds me of the Daytona 500. I have a couple of questions. What is Plast-X and where can it be purchased? The nail? The nail comes with a shiny zinc coating. Can any amount of sanding or polishing actually make the nail more slippery? The wheel bore is polished, then 3 coats o...
by Vitamin K
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Our 2019 Cars
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Our 2019 Cars

Figured I'd share the details of our latest family builds here. We've left the BSA and our kids do American Heritage Girls and Trail Life now. It so happened that one of the TL Troops in the area runs a joint race for Trail Life and AHG, so our Troop participated. They didn't restrict what kits we u...
by Vitamin K
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Krytox 100 Withdrawn by Manufacturer
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: Krytox 100 Withdrawn by Manufacturer

I guess the Pinewood Derby community isn't a large enough consumer to sway the minds of a big industrial giant.
by Vitamin K
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Scouts - Girls and Boys
Replies: 2
Views: 573

Re: Scouts - Girls and Boys

I've always thought "Powder Puff" was a terrible name for a girls' race. What's it got to do with racing?
by Vitamin K
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Is teflon dry lub compatible with graphite?
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Re: Is teflon dry lub compatible with graphite?

I have never ever ever heard of anyone having good luck with dry telflon lube for pinewood derby applications.

Don't use that junk. :) I would stick with Pledge if you feel it is within the scope of the rules.
by Vitamin K
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Pinewood Derby Times
Topic: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 9 - January 23, 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: Pinewood Derby Times, Volume 18, Issue 9 - January 23, 2019

I really like those cars in this month's gallery! Very creative incorporation of fenders into a design that actually looks like a race car!