How do you attach a pinewood derby axle?

Pinewood Derby Axle Installer

How do you attach a pinewood derby axle?

Pinewood Derby Axle Installer

  1. Lubricate the wheel and axle – Slide the axle into the wheel.
  2. Place the wheel/axle on the base with the pointed end of the axle up.
  3. Place the Axle Guide in the axle slot.
  4. Hold the Axle Guide in place with your thumb then gently press the car body straight down on the axle.

How do you keep axles in place?

A small hole (from the bottom) toward the sharp end of the axle and a single drop of super glue will hold the axle in place. The nice part is it pulls apart with a nice snap if you need to re-lube for a later race.

How do you glue pinewood derby Weights?

mgh Racing Pinewood Ninja I use Loctite Stick N Seal adhesive. Its like thick superglue. Put a thin layer down, then press your weight in. It holds very tight…but is rubbery so you can get a utility knife between the weights or use a needle nose to pull them out later.

How can I make my pinewood derby wheels faster?

5 Quick & Easy Tips For Improving Your Pinewood Derby Car’s Speed

  1. Put all of your weight in the back.
  2. Lube the car at the body/wheel friction point.
  3. Spend a fair amount of time on axle prep.
  4. Make sure your wheels are ready.
  5. Finally, once your wheels are mounted, check their alignment.

How far apart should the wheels be on a Pinewood Derby car?

The wheel base (distance from front axle to the rear axle) may not be altered. The cut slots must be used for the axles and the wheel base distance must be 4-1/4 to 4 3/8 inches. 8.

Can you glue weights to a pinewood derby car?

drill one or more holes in the bottom of the car just in front of the rear axle and insert enough of the Fine Tune weight to bring your car up to 5 oz. Glue the weight in the hole. 8. Add the wheels and axles to your pinewood derby car.

What is the perfect weight for a pinewood derby car?

First, the basics: Your car should weigh as much as it’s allowed. In most races, a Pinewood Derby car’s weight is limited to 5 ounces. If your car weighs less than that, add coins or other weights. As far as where you should attach those weights to your car … well, let’s just say opinions differ.