No.. but i've been thinking of doing that to push the Cog, back close to 3/4!
It's tricky to align a car useing vintage wheels and 8 penny nail axels!
I had lots of fun with the kid's trying to speed this car up.. to bad we dident use lube on it.
we just wanted to see what it would do.. and wow what a job it done.
Yes 7 3/8 overall lenth! Have you seen the stats from Wirl that this car ran there on April 17,2010?
It was some what slower there! avg time 3.6747 fastest run was 3.573s
Ran it there also with no lube.. in the open class.
The kids told me to race it there for them so i did my best for them!
Hay FS, Here is something i want you to look at!
this is a pinewood derby wheel that has stumped me cold in my tracks as a collector
it look's to be a vintage Batacrafts or Cmi wheel!
It also has mold numbers in the wheel but no where do i see the
Cmi markings! the tread is somewhat wider, and it's also 1 1/4 in diameter plastic!
It also has a hub to it! Can you help me with this wheel!
I haven't a clue and i'm at a loss with it!
ok...FS what are you up to now you stumped me with your? yah got me good!!!! (7in) 3/8 out?
Thanks!whodathunkit wrote:Yes 7 3/8
Sorry, not my area of familiarity. I might suggest you start a new topic over in the General Car/Truck Racer Topics forum to give it better visibility? Perhaps some derby vendor(s) may have a clue, since they are often exposed to lots of different types of cars, as well as different organizations that do woodcar racing (not just BSA)...whodathunkit wrote:Can you help me with this wheel!
and im down to as if i have much to pull out anyway!
once more thanks for your help.. I'll be talking to you later!
All BSA rules we have ever raced under required the car be 7" or less in length, although according to this page, 7 3/8" seems to be an original specification. So yes, I was wondering if a vintage style car might be legal to race with its protruding front wheels (never the fact that wheels are susceptible to being damaged or misaligned!) in a modern race.whodathunkit wrote:FS what are you up to now you stumped me with your? yah got me good!!!! (7in) 3/8 out?
An interesting off-season topic might be how the BSA kit rules (rules in the box) and the kit contents (wheels, axles, blocks) have changed over time, and approximately when they changed. Whoda, if you can contribute to such a discussion as a memorabilia collector, maybe you could start a new topic over in the General Topics forum?
This one is geting a little long! i'll give it a go.. But right now i have some more pic's on the semi trucks i'd like to share in that post. Just to show you i'm getting the hang of this!
Just my way of saying thank you FS.
You'll see photos posted in all the fora. The Car & Semi-Truck Photos forum (this forum) is mainly to "show off your cool vehicle designs and track burning speedsters!" You gotta have pictures for that; hence its name.whodathunkit wrote:can you post photos in that form?
Whodathunkit!!! ((( kids do your best in School !)))
And tell your dads to get the book Pinewood! the Story of the Pinewood derby!
Because according to the original 1953 Rules & Regulations in his book
The Over-all length of the car shall not exceed 7-3/4
1957 Boys' Life Motto..
Better Scouts dererve the Best-
Outdoors or in, they meet the test
You and I can guide there deed's
Serve them better - meet all needs.
Let's make an effort; we surely can
Install and use a Budget Plan-
Fuilling our aims as topflight leaders.
Every boy, this year, a Boys' Life reader.
How many of you dads with kids in scouting. have heard Donn's story about his dad
and what went wrong.. the day his son's co2 powerd car hit the water sprinkler!
I think we all know why Don Murphy, Invented this pinewood derby car
To do a greater good for the love of his son.. And the kids in Scouting!
All I want to be..Is a missing person.
Last seen.... Cub Scouting & doing my best
having fun acting like a kid again!
Discovering how kids can teach us to be
better leaders for their tomorrow/future.
Thank's for all the help you rock [...] whodathunkit
How's this for thinking inside and outside of the right box of fun
I HOPE YOU WILL BE ROLLING DOWN THE RIGHT TRACKS!!!
I wasn't aware "Best" track was building tracks back then. That 1st track looks like an Incline. I wonder when the 1st Circular Arc track was introduced ?
I received some treasures at a workshop yesterday. Be talking to Ya, Whoda.
Speedster, the very first fully aluminum Pinewood Derby track by Best Track.Speedster wrote:I Love this stuff.
I wasn't aware "Best" track was building tracks back then.
Or SMR Enterprises Was shipped out In August of 2002.
Or are you talking about the Beta Crafts track plating for the Challenger track?
And did you have to pull up this old topic ? (Thanks Speedster) or should I type it like i use to Speedsteer.. naw!
Speedster i'd be happy to help out with any thing vintage PWD if i can.
Just like FS helped me out getting started here on DT.
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So you think that I need to write a book..
I'd have idea on were to start or how to even go about getting it published if i did.