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by MaxV
Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Generally speaking: grooved or not for oil? Graphite?
Replies: 20
Views: 4332

Re: Generally speaking: grooved or not for oil? Graphite?

As Stan points out, the test were done with a weighted wheel spin jig, so the test simulates a wheel under real conditions. http://www.maximum-velocity.com/nl/v8_i6_figure1.jpg You can read the full article here: http://www.maximum-velocity.com/pinewood_derby_times_v8_i6.htm#feature" target="_blank ...
by MaxV
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Alternate Derby Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 1358

Re: Alternate Derby Wheels

Here is something similar that I made with Outlaw Wheels on the front, and PineCar-brand wheels on the rear.
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by MaxV
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Red and Turquoise RSNX Wheels
Replies: 0
Views: 2103

Red and Turquoise RSNX Wheels

RSNX wheels are normally made from Delrin plastic, which comes in either white or black. Now there is a new plastic in the Delrin family called Turcite. Turcite is a self-lubricating, engineered thermoplastic. It comes in either red or turquoise. We purchased a small quantity of these plastics and h...
by MaxV
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Custom Paint Stencils
Replies: 17
Views: 2990

Re: Custom Paint Stencils

by MaxV
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Maximum Velocity Pinewood Derby Update - September 17, 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 2713

Maximum Velocity Pinewood Derby Update - September 17, 2013

Dear Fellow Pinewood Derby Enthusiast, It was a hot summer, but finally the weather is cooling down. That means it is time to tell you about our hot new pinewood derby products. You can see all of our new products by clicking on this link: http://www.maximum-velocity.com/newproducts.htm Here are a f...
by MaxV
Tue May 07, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Pinewood Derby Inventory Clearance Event - May 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 2193

Pinewood Derby Inventory Clearance Event - May 2013

Now that the 2012-13 Pinewood Derby season is coming to a close, Maximum Velocity is offering you an opportunity to prepare for the next racing season with great products at substantially reduced prices. Special offers include: - Pre-cut car kits, including the Assimilator and Propeller Car Kits - S...
by MaxV
Wed May 01, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Cutting your own pine blocks?
Replies: 31
Views: 5275

Re: Cutting your own pine blocks?

This is the nature of most pine. The lightest block I have found is 2.77 oz, and the heaviest is 6.38.

If you want lighter pine, then go for sugar pine. It tends to run quite a bit lighter than Ponderosa and other pine versions.
by MaxV
Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Loose axle guides?
Replies: 10
Views: 1684

Re: Loose axle guides?

PineCar kits have shallow axle slots to accommodate the long rod axles. If you use a BSA block, then the slots are deeper and the axles stay in better (and the wood glue works better).
by MaxV
Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Magnet in Car Fries Finish Line Electronics
Replies: 8
Views: 2739

Re: Magnet in Car Fries Finish Line Electronics

I tried a small rare earth magnet on the starting pin of my freedom track, and there was no discernible attraction.
by MaxV
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic: New track too long?
Replies: 6
Views: 3058

Re: New track too long?

It is a Freedom Series. 48 ft. And, BTW, seems like everyone talks about a 42' length, so I am confused. There are two main manufacturers of aluminum tracks. The Freedom Track comes in 8 foot sections, so they are 32, 40, 48, etc. The BestTrack comes in 7 foot sections, so they are 35, 42, 49, etc.
by MaxV
Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: AWANA kits
Replies: 7
Views: 2150

Re: AWANA kits

I tried to order wheels over the phone during the summer of 2012 and was refused. It is possible that the Awana position on this has changed. It is also possible that you can order one or two sets, but they don't sell larger quantities. I'll have to try again.
by MaxV
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: First teardown and best way to get epoxy off tungsten??
Replies: 30
Views: 5565

Re: First teardown and best way to get epoxy off tungsten??

The melting point of pure tungsten is over 6,000 degrees, but most tungsten sold for pinewood derby weight is "sintered", meaning it is pressed from powder, and is not totally pure. So, the melting point is much lower (not sure of the temperature). Epoxy melts at a fairly low temperature, but it wil...
by MaxV
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Photo Galleries
Replies: 3
Views: 8630

Re: Photo Galleries

Though 2007, we were racing in Awana, first using Awana kits, then using PineCar kits. In 2005, an outlaw race was added. From 2009 on, our kids got too old, so it is all outlaw racing.
by MaxV
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: Running 2 50 car races in 1 hour 15 min. Any Suggestions?
Replies: 8
Views: 3785

Re: Running 2 50 car races in 1 hour 15 min. Any Suggestions

GPRaceman couldn't say it because he is the vendor, but use Grand Prix Race Manager (GPRM). You can get it from him, or several other web vendors.
by MaxV
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: AWANA kits
Replies: 7
Views: 2150

Re: AWANA kits

Vendors used to be able to buy quantities of Awana wheels for resell. But earlier this year, Awana clamped down on that, and will now only sell the wheels to official Awana clubs. I don't know the rationale for that decision, but it seems to me that all they did was reduce wheel sales.