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Building the Vehicle

adding weight without butchery


an inch ahead

Axle Drilling Advanced Tip

Balsa wood fenders

Car Design and Weight Placement

Car Ideas

Decals and Stickers

Fast and Easy way to add weight to the car.

Fun Car for adults

Gloss Finish

Hotwheels Building Method

How much should the boy do?

Make Your Own Reflective Windows from Old Credit Cards

Model Using Plastic Packaging

Parent's Helper to Independent Inventor

Sanding Tips

Securing Axles

Setting wheels

Substitute for lead weght

The perfect template using your photo scanner

Wider car body

Manage a Race

A Certificate for Everyone

A Low-Budget Scoring Solution

A Pinewood Derby Heat for Dads

Car Building Workshop

Early Weigh-In

Fun Run

Geezer Derby

Girl Scouts Too

Grudge Match

How Many Rules?

Other activities

Pinewood vs Space vs Raingutter

Seating Arrangements

Which is better? Raingutter, Space or Pinewood

Speed Tips

Graphite to Wheels/ with Paper Towel

5.0 ounces

Adding axle performance

Adding weights

adjusting weight

Are aeordynamics important?

Axle Grooves

Axle Polishing

Axle Polishing and Embedding Graphite

Axle Wheel Spin

Correcting bad tracking

Cutting axles for holding graphite

fast wheels

Five Ounce Weight Limit

Glue Axles in Place

Graphite Fastest on 2nd Run

Graphite on Car

Graphite patch between wheel and car body

Graphite vs. Teflon Powder

Grind wheels together

How to Make Sure Axles are Straight

Identify trouble wheels - wheel spin test

Increasing Potential Energy

Lube it or Loose it!

No Paint Here

Polishing Axles

Reduced Friction

Reduced wheel friction

Same wheels get faster each year

Side Weights

Six Points of Friction

Speed Work the Axle Heads

Super Graphite Axle Prep

Three wheels on the track

Tilted Axles

Use a drill to spin the axles

Use Graphite

Weight Tip

Weighted Wheels

What Kind of Weights?

Wheel hub contact area

Wheel hubs

Wheel Performance

Wheel Polishing and Shaping

Wheel Spinner

Where to Put the Weight