Post by oldblueracer on Jan 29, 2011 16:56:36 GMT -6
This is Jonathan"s car for Sunday" Pack race only things we need to add are some decals tonight and polish the wheels up I think this car is going to be among the fastest cars at the end I cut the car with the Sarge car as a template, drew the lines and he used a dremel tool to shape I think he did a nice job all things being eqaul and all
Post by oldblueracer on Jan 30, 2011 21:13:26 GMT -6
Well all the racing is done, Jonathan"s car breezed to a Weblos Den I win and overall Weblos Champ Car went unbeaten in 5 runs,After his cars 1st run I had to put glue and a T weight back in that fell out so I put some tape over the t-weights that were a little loose so the glue would set and it still finished unbeaten. I should have asked them to remove the tape in the finals,it started to come up and act like a break for the right side wheel. I have a feeling it was also losing Graphite in the finals Could some please tell me Where in the heck I can get Mothers Plastic Polish in A store I checked Walmart and Auto Zone and they both did not have any I need to get those Wheels polished more it may have been a factor in the end as well Jonathan is happy with what he earned.
Post by mikebobo- sledgehammer on Feb 12, 2011 11:02:03 GMT -6
The whole famlies line up. With all our past trophies. These include mine my wife(shes our Cubmaster) my sons. Nieces and nephew. Even grandpa builds a car for our pack PWD. We have a family race after the boys and spend the whole day racing and having fun!!!!
Post by oldblueracer on Mar 23, 2011 0:07:08 GMT -6
Well here is Amanda"s car so far Hit with about 5 thin coats of Primer and 2 coats of Orange,I used the stuff you can use to mark contruction sites with.( among other places) Had to bring it in the house they want it to get real cold tonight/too cold to stay on garage.
Just wanted to say that ya'll are an amazing bunch of dads-- the way that you are out in those shops working with your kids, building these cars-- teaching your kids skills and life lessons. And for the guys like Jay who are helping other kids build cars-- that is awesome! You are teaching kids about sportsmanship in a "hands on" manner. Can't beat that!
When I think back on my time with Ethan building his PWD cars, it was FRUSTRATING sometimes (Ethan can be a royal pain in the butt) and I questioned my santity for doing it. But in the end, it was really worth the effort and I will NEVER regret the time spent with my son. I think that things like PWD building have made us closer. I wish my husband could see that-- could see what he is missing out on. I know that you guys are busy and you work hard and in the evenings sometimes you just want to come home, eat dinner and veg in front of the tv. It's not easy to get up off that sofa and go out to the shop and teach a 10 year old wheel alignment. I'm really glad that ya'll do it-- for your children and for others. It lifts my spirits to see dads like you guys-- there for your kids. You are a good bunch, PWD Guys!
I agree with Teresa. Guys, we have some talent. There are many Scout Packs that can use our help in teaching these Scouts on how to build these cars! Most of these Scouts don't know how to use any of the tools to make these cars.
In this busy age, parents have little time to work with their children. We can make a difference.
Cub Scout PWD season is almost over for this year. It would be great if we can help out our neighborhood packs next year! I have to admit, you will get sucked in and it can consume your time! During the last two months, we have run three pack races, one district race and one associate engagement race.
However, it is so fun watch a determined Scout come back over to our place after getting beat at pack and rebuild his car. That smile on his face is worth a million dollars when you see them place at district! Murph
Post by oldblueracer on Mar 25, 2011 16:16:00 GMT -6
Well here is the Car called The Manders Mobile After I sprayed the clear Laquer only 2 light coats, The paint started to Crack how can i turn this into my advantage Here is the Spray paint that I used Primer Kraylon (4-5 thin coats) Orange marking paint (rustolum) 2 light coats Clear laquer Kraylon 2 light coats