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64 kiwi boni

Rocker cover racers

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Do any of you guys do rocker racing at your events?

 And if so, do you want to share some tips ?

i have been doing this for a number of years and had lots of fun building and racing them :cheers:

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I've seen them at the national conventions but not at our local events. The Boys Scouts host build pine wood derby cars usually in the winter. Similar idea. I will have to see if I can find a picture of Jacob's GTO pinewood derby car.

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58 minutes ago, Frosty said:

The Boys Scouts host build pine wood derby cars usually in the winter.

Did this a long time ago when I was in the scouts. Good fun. Probably the thing I enjoyed most :lol: 

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42 minutes ago, Ringo64 said:

Did this a long time ago when I was in the scouts. Good fun. Probably the thing I enjoyed most :lol: 

Enjoyed most?  Was  the reason to join. :rofl:

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36 minutes ago, JUSTA6 said:

Enjoyed most?  Was  the reason to join. :rofl:

Probably more accurate :lol: 

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These are mine and the bosses rocker cover racers, we have had a lot of fun running these at rod runs and even at the Nationals 

i used a straight 6 gmh cover and the boss used a holden v8 one.

 hers runs skate board wheels inboard style and i went with a custom skate board bearing front and hand made rear wheel set up ( no lathe job)🙄

I am  running a plum crazy paint job and the boss went with a tampax theme !!:o hence the cord! both at the max weight of 10 pounds max weight under international rules :) 

If anyone is keen on sharing specs i am always keen to make speed improvements, 

 

my rocker cover racer.JPG

bosses rocker cover.JPG

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9 hours ago, 64 kiwi boni said:

Like these guys do...

 

i am interested in what these wheels are in this vid, you computer guys must know!!!🙄 are they hard drive disc's ?🤨

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7 hours ago, 64 kiwi boni said:

i am interested in what these wheels are in this vid, you computer guys must know!!!🙄 are they hard drive disc's ?🤨

If I had to guess I would say a hard drive disk. Maybe a 2.5"?

Have my mom searching for my pinewood derby car, it's somewhere in their house :lol: . I'll post pics if she finds it. 

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11 hours ago, 64 kiwi boni said:

i am interested in what these wheels are in this vid, you computer guys must know!!!🙄 are they hard drive disc's ?🤨

I have no idea, but LOOKS like CD's glued to bearings on the backside. You can see it on the front wheel of the racer on the right.

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Never heard of this before. Looks like fun for sure.

 

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