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by MaxV
Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: General Coordinator Topics
Topic: Magnet in Car Fries Finish Line Electronics
Replies: 8
Views: 2541

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: 2849

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: 2022

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: 5149

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: 8509

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: 3568

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: 2022

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.
by MaxV
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Newbie mom and daughter Awana duo with questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1916

Re: Newbie mom and daughter Awana duo with questions

The Pro-Axle Press and Pro-Rail Rider can be used to bend an Awana axle.

The warning on the Derbyworx site was in regards to using the Pro-Axle Press alone to try to straighten Awana axles. As was pointed you won't need to straighten the Awana Axles.
by MaxV
Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Our 2013 derby car photos
Replies: 8
Views: 3187

Re: Our 2013 derby car photos

What wrap did you use for the princess wedding
It is a "Safari" body skin, made by PineCar.
by MaxV
Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Planning, Preps & Running the Race
Topic: BSA wheel diameter go/no go limits?
Replies: 13
Views: 3913

Re: BSA wheel diameter go/no go limits?

When I introduced the Wheel Go/No Gauge, my intent was the following: - No Wheel Modification Allowed - If the wheels may not be sanded or modified in any way, then use the 1.180 OD gauge and the .360 width gauge. - Wheel Modification Allowed - If the wheels may be sanded or lathed, then use the 1.1...
by MaxV
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Triangle Canopy, Paint Stand, and Wheel Flares-New from MV
Replies: 0
Views: 2541

Triangle Canopy, Paint Stand, and Wheel Flares-New from MV

Here in Arizona fall is finally in the air, and it is time for pinewood derby racing. Just in time for the season, we are announcing three new products and a one time special offer to help you have a great race: Triangular Tungsten Canopy - This 2.5 ounce triangular canopy is very low profile, looks...
by MaxV
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Bulk Raw Official BSA Nails for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1747

Re: Bulk Raw Official BSA Nails for Sale

Hi,

I still have plenty of raw BSA nails from the past two seasons. They are yours for$25 per pound (~544 axles at $0.046 per axle). Minimum order is one pound. You pay the shipping at my cost.

If you are interested, give me a call at 623-587-9261 (M-F, 9 to 5 MST).
by MaxV
Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Extended Wheelbase Drilled blocks
Replies: 0
Views: 1704

Extended Wheelbase Drilled blocks

As you may know, I have quite a few plain blocks on clearance that have unusual coloring. http://www.maximum-velocity.com/15600.jpg http://www.maximum-velocity.com/inventory.htm#blocks These are selling for 72 cents each. Unfortunately, some of these were made into Stndard and Extended Wheelbase Dri...
by MaxV
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Maximum Velocity Pinewood Derby Update - September 11, 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 2009

Maximum Velocity Pinewood Derby Update - September 11, 2012

Dear Pinewood Derby Fan, Fall is in the air and the smell of pine can be found in many garages around the country. Here at Maximum Velocity, we are excited to share our new pinewood derby products with you. You can see all of our new products by clicking on this link: http://www.maximum-velocity.com...
by MaxV
Thu May 17, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Derby Products and Services
Topic: Free Car Parts and Special Offers from Maximum Velocity
Replies: 4
Views: 2122

Re: Free Car Parts and Special Offers from Maximum Velocity

Most of the sale is over, but we still have several items on clearance at: http://www.maximum-velocity.com/inventory.htm

Propeller Car Kit
Detonator Kits
Pine Blocks
Booklets