images of pinewood derby cars

images of pinewood derby cars

Images Of Pinewood Derby Cars

Our blocks are cut to official pinewood derby specs and the axle slots are precision cut to minimize wheel alignment problems. See our blocks We have the same wheels that come in your pinewood derby car kit but they have been cleaned up to go faster. See our wheels See our axle polishing kit Our axles are the same that come in the official pinewood derby kit. We remove all imperfections and we give them a super polishing. See our axles We have a variety of car designs with templates and full instructions. See our pinewood derby car designs You can save time by using one of our pre-cut pinewood cars. All you need to do is sand and paint. We can even install the weights for you. Over 25 designs to choose from. See our pre-cut pinewood derby blocks Another way to make your pinewood derby car is to cut the block into a wedge shape then add our plastic accessories to create a variety of designs. See our plastic accessories A coping saw is the best hand saw to use for cutting your car. See our Coping Saw See our Wood Rasp We have a large variety of easy to use weights designed for Pinewood Derby cars. See our weights Instructions on installing weights in a wedge shaped car Our weight guide is a great tool to help you drill weight holes in your car using a hand drill. Choose from our 17 colors of water based paint. Easy to use and easy to clean up. See our paint See our decals See our racing stripes You can also glue drivers, engines, roll bars and other accessories to your car. See our car accessories See our graphite For more details on building a fast pinewood derby car, see our “How To” books
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Images Of Pinewood Derby Cars

Share with Friends! Visit our Picture Gallery to see over 500 pictures of cars! Link with Pinewood Pro! Just copy and paste the following into your website Pinewood Pro – Pinewood derby car design plans, polished axles, lathed wheels, Winning Secrets, free how-to guides and full line of speed products. Or visit our links page for HTML code, Pinewood Pro logo image and get a backlink from us.
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Images Of Pinewood Derby Cars

Your child may want a military design, animal theme, cartoon theme, race car theme, or “something totally cool and different.” The table below lists about 100 pinewood derby car design ideas that will help you select a design theme for your pine wood derby car. Something should jump out at you from this design list. If not, then e-mail me your car design and I’ll add it to this list! Better yet, e-mail me a picture of your car and I’ll add it to our picture gallery that features over 500 pinewood derby cars!
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Images Of Pinewood Derby Cars

Oh, don’t worry too much about making a car design that is aerodynamic or fall into the trap of the ultimate car or the fastest pinewood derby car design. Pinewood Derby cars are not going fast enough, nor long enough for aerodynamics to affect speed in any way. It is far more important to have fun designing a cool car that you can call your own.
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Images Of Pinewood Derby Cars

The heaver your pinewood derby car is, the faster it will go so you want your car to weigh right up to the 5 oz limit. You can use just about any metal object for weights. We sell a variety of weights designed to be used for Pinewood Derby cars. You can glue the weights to the outside of the car or drill holes and insert the weights inside the car. It is best to add the weights near the back of the car for an extra speed boost. The height of the weight will not make a difference to your car’s speed. If you drill holes in the car for weights, you can use wood putty to seal the holes. Wood putty will require several hours to dry. If you are in a hurry, you can use a hot glue gun or super glue.
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Images Of Pinewood Derby Cars

Examples of weights for pinewood derby cars You can put weights under your car as long as there is still at least 3/8″ clearance between the bottom of the weight and the track. If you don’t have an accurate scale, you can take your car to the post office and use the scale there. If you plan on gluing parts to you car, be sure to weigh the parts with the car. More details on adding weights to your pinewood derby car.
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Images Of Pinewood Derby Cars

Just copy and paste the following into your website Pinewood Pro – Pinewood derby car design plans, polished axles, lathed wheels, Winning Secrets, free how-to guides and full line of speed products. Or visit our links page for HTML code, Pinewood Pro logo image and get a backlink from us.
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Images Of Pinewood Derby Cars

This page is for first time Pinewood Derby car builders with a few tips that experienced car builders might also find useful. These instructions were written to make building a Pinewood Derby car as easy as possible and, if you follow all of these steps, you will also end up with a fast car that just might win the trophy.
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If you were given a pinewood derby kit then you can start with the first step on this page. If you do not have a kit or if you do not want to cut the block, we have several varieties of pre cut blocks, an assortment of prepared wheels and polished axles that are legal in all pinewood derby races and can save you time in the building process. You will need one block, four axles and four wheels as a minimum to build a car.
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When you are done, ask your son or daughter to give their pinewood derby car an awesome knickname. Coming up with knicknames is fun and it is another way that they can personalize their car to make it their own. My son knicknamed his cars Tiger Claw, Neon Demon, Golden Retriever, and Silver Streak.
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This will be my 3rd year ordering from you. This year I have an 8 year old son, a ten year old son, and my 12 year old daughter’s young women group is also doing the pinewood derby. We are still undefeated – Last year we purchased your wheels and axles and won 1st place again, 2 years running! – Kirk from UT
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Mount each wheel on one of the axles that you prepared in the above step then spin the wheel. Reject it if the wheel noticeably wobbles from side to side or if it only spins for a few seconds. Roll each wheel on a flat, dry, clean surface. The wheel should roll in a straight line and not wobble. Reject any that follow a curved path or that wobble. You can make the wheels faster by sanding the tread area to remove high marks and other imperfections and by removing the step from the outer hub (removing the hub step may be illegal in some pinewood derby races). We have wheels with these modifications already made to them. See our wheels or you can do it yourself with our tools. Remove the step from the outer hub with the Pro Hub Shaver. Sand the wheel tread with the Pro Wheel Mandrel. Polish the wheel hub bore with the Pro Bore Polisher and wax the hub bore with the Pro Bore Wax.
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You are now ready to add wheels and axles to your pinewood derby car. First, you should lubricate the car and wheels with graphite. First we want to reduce the friction between the wheel hub and the car block. Sand the area around each axle slot with 400 to 1000 grit sand paper until smooth. Pour a small amount of graphite on a clean sheet of paper. Grind the end of a pencil eraser in the graphite (you can also use a Q-tip). Then apply the graphite to the car body by grinding the eraser into the area around each axle slot as show above. Add until the area is saturated with graphite. Next are the wheels. Add more graphite to the sheet of paper if needed then rub the wheel hub into the graphite until you have a shiny ring of graphite around the wheel hub. Rub the Q-tip in the graphite then rub on the wheel outer bore until the area around the bore is shiny. Next you want to work as much graphite into the wheel bore as possible. 1. Clean the wheel bore (hole). Run a clean pipe cleaner through the hole several times. Do this for each wheel. When done, Sprinkle some graphite on the pipe cleaner and run it through each wheel several times adding graphite often. 2. Stack the wheels on top of each other. 3. Plug the bottom wheel hole with your finger then pour a few puffs of graphite into the top hole. 4. Plug the top wheel hole with your thumb then sake the wheels several times. 5. Pour any loose graphite out of the wheel holes. 6. Insert an axle part way into a wheel. Pour a few puffs of graphite into the other end of the wheel. Slowly push the axle up through the hole while shaking and turning the wheel to work as much graphite as possible between the wheel and axle. 7. After the axle has been pushed all the way through the wheel, work more graphite between the wheel and axle by pouring more graphite between the wheel and axle, moving the axle up and down and spinning and taping the wheel. Mount the wheels on the car. The axles should be inserted as high in the slot as possible and should go straight in perpendicular to the block. Push the axle in until there is a credit card thickness gap between the wheel and block. Install the axles the right way with our Axle Installer. When all four wheels are on the car, push the car forward on a flat surface. It should roll within two inches of straight for a three foot run. If the car doesn’t roll straight, one of the wheels is pulling the car to the side. Remove one of the front wheels. Roll the car again. If it rolls straight then you know that the removed wheel is causing the problem.

Published on Aug 22, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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