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by whodathunkit
Sun May 26, 2024 3:36 pm
Forum: Trading Post
Topic: 18 wheeler kits or plans
Replies: 7
Views: 27998

Re: 18 wheeler kits or plans

:welcome: Questtut,
Sent you a Pm about the big rig kit.
by whodathunkit
Thu May 16, 2024 1:21 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Turbo Derby Big Rig Build
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Re: Turbo Derby Big Rig Build

Thanks FS,
Back in the day I used to paint them with a brush and testers silver model paint.
The sharpie pen just makes quick work of it.
by whodathunkit
Thu May 16, 2024 8:58 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Turbo Derby Big Rig Build
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Re: Turbo Derby Big Rig Build

Thanks VK.
by whodathunkit
Wed May 15, 2024 7:06 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Turbo Derby Big Rig Build
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Re: Turbo Derby Big Rig Build

Thank you Randy!
by whodathunkit
Wed May 15, 2024 4:52 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Turbo Derby Big Rig Build
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Turbo Derby Big Rig Build

Here's my latest big rig build using Turbo Derby products. https://i.imgur.com/1HXH6Yj.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/S5QUb0v.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/IZ1grup.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/bYB3jLz.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/3hzIN4W.jpeg To see the big rig build in action Check out.. https://www.turboderby.com/po...
by whodathunkit
Tue Apr 02, 2024 10:32 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Cutting the DFW notch?
Replies: 24
Views: 1520

Re: Cutting the DFW notch?

60,80,100,120,150,180,240,320,400, for woods.. for metals much finer grits.
by whodathunkit
Tue Mar 19, 2024 6:03 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: In Memoriam: Dr. John D. Jobe
Replies: 10
Views: 14738

Re: In Memoriam: Dr. John D. Jobe

FS, Thank You!
The Physics of Pinewood Derby Book came in today..( lots to read over at 512 page's!)
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by whodathunkit
Tue Mar 12, 2024 8:36 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Raised wheel on extended wheelbase?
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Raised wheel on extended wheelbase?

If your Rules say you can.. I would to keep the rear wheels off the wooden guide strip.
by whodathunkit
Tue Mar 12, 2024 4:51 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Raised wheel on extended wheelbase?
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Raised wheel on extended wheelbase?

:welcome: RollerDreby! (Rotational Inertia ) It takes a certain amount of energy to start a pinewood derby car rolling down the track.. heavier objects need more energy then lighter objects to get rolling. By lifting one wheel it also reduces the rotational inertia and small amount.. so less energy ...
by whodathunkit
Sat Mar 09, 2024 5:07 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheel Identification?
Replies: 9
Views: 657

Re: Wheel Identification?

VK, I hope you're kids do well with the cars and the race. I just picked this kit up to add to my collection of Pinewood derby memorabilia for different kit types to share with the kids. Yeah the wings on the block are odd alright plus the wheels are not the best like you say . Seems like I've seen ...
by whodathunkit
Fri Mar 08, 2024 5:23 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: The Big Rig 18 Wheeler Kits Topic.
Replies: 2
Views: 29905

Re: The Big Rig 18 Wheeler Kits Topic.

Images of the Christian Service Brigade StocKar Semi Truck Racer Kit: https://i.imgur.com/CUnp9hF.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/ySNA2Iu.jpeg Assembly Instructions: https://i.imgur.com/IcNximh.jpeg kit contents: https://i.imgur.com/vTwWOH5.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/GWGwKyX.jpeg Wheels: https://i.imgur.com/...
by whodathunkit
Fri Mar 08, 2024 5:08 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheel Identification?
Replies: 9
Views: 657

Re: Wheel Identification?

exoray, Here's some images of the current Christion Service Brigade Stockar kit. How you get the Stockar kit contents from them: https://i.imgur.com/M8ZOBlE.jpeg Axle type: https://i.imgur.com/ou1vuGX.jpeg Bottom view of there car body block: https://i.imgur.com/IqFjKEy.jpeg Wheels front and back vi...
by whodathunkit
Thu Mar 07, 2024 7:18 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Cutting the DFW notch?
Replies: 24
Views: 1520

Re: Cutting the DFW notch?

We run Max-V wheels for our race, so the tread bumps aren't an issue. I do remember one racer (5kids maybe?) saying that if you heard the sound of the tread bumps on the track, then you were doing it right, heh. You lucky Dog.. on the Max-V wheels. 8) And yeah that sounds like something 5kids would...
by whodathunkit
Thu Mar 07, 2024 6:55 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Cutting the DFW notch?
Replies: 24
Views: 1520

Re: Cutting the DFW notch?

I feel like I'm getting a little bit confused between narrowing (or shaving) the DFW side of the car, and cutting a clearance notch to keep the wheel from potentially rubbing. While we haven't bothered with a clearance notch in quite some time, we do still sometimes narrow the front end of the car....
by whodathunkit
Wed Mar 06, 2024 8:08 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Tips and tricks for storing sized axles
Replies: 2
Views: 92213

Re: Tips and tricks for storing sized axles

Yep the smaller size card board seems to hold them best.