What should you use to hold the mousetrap car?

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What materials can be used to hold a mousetrap car together?

Super Glue or duct tape

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What can you use for wheels on a mousetrap car?

What You Need: Wooden snap-back mousetrap.Duct tape.4 eye hooks.Wooden dowel that fits inside the eye hooks.Heavy cardboard.Large and small rubber bands.Foam board (usually found at a craft store)String.

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How do you make a mousetrap car also using CO2?

first you buy a mouse trap, then you find old toy car wheels. next you fashon the wheels so they spin, then you take off the metal ontop of the trap, and place there a co2 can. then you tape it down and slightly open the cap. LET IT GO My brother just made a CO2 car in his woodshop class, then he...

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What can be used as traction for mousetrap car wheels?

Glue on an elastic (rubber) band. A thin film of bath sealant works well too.

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What do you need to build a mousetrap car?

What You Need: Wooden snap-back mousetrap.Duct tape.4 eye hooks.Wooden dowel that fits inside the eye hooks.Heavy cardboard.Large and small rubber bands.Foam board (usually found at a craft store)String.

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What can you do to decrease the forces acting on the mousetrap car?

Moving the mousetrap closer to the drive axle with a shorter arm will increase the pulling force, but will decrease the distance of pull.Reducing friction on the axles is one of the most important considerations for any machine.If you reduce friction, you reduce energy loss.

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What is the best way to build a mousetrap cars?

1) One way to increase distance is to replace the string that pulls the axle with a rubber band.2)Larger wheels will increase the distance obtained using the same amount of http://www.answers.com/Mousetrap%20Car#. Using more string than what is needed will cause the string to rewind around the ax...

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What should you use to wash your car?

I recommend you use a car wash detergent made especially for car finishes, that you can buy almost anywhere. Do not use any detergent that removes grease or it will remove your wax.

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What do you call the thing above the vehicle that's used to hold things?

That would be a cargo rack.

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What should you charge per mile to use your car?

however much you want to charge

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What are 3 things you can use as wheels on a mousetrap car?

Alot of people think that the Romans conquered Italy, but actually, corn expires after three weeks of being refrigerated, leading to the death of Archduke of Austria-Hungary, Franz Ferdinand; while this is important, CDs are great materials for wheels.

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What types of energy does a mousetrap car use?

Potential energy, Kinetic energy, sound energy and mechanical energy

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What holds the car to the road?

Gravity and also the traction between the tires and the road. The ridges on the tires sort of grab the road so you don't slide, especially on rainy days.

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Where should you place the mousetrap on the chassis for the best performance for speed?

For optimal performance the mouse trap should be positioned on the chassis so that the tip of the lever arm falls directly above the drive axle when the mousetrap vehicle is in it's fully wound position (as pictured bellow).

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What kind of string do you use for a mousetrap car?

A mousetrap car can be made from cardboard or balsa wood with CD's for wheels and axles of wood or brass tubing.Power to drive the wheels is provided by a mousetrap to which a wand and string is attached to the snap arm.

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How should you hold the steering wheel when turning?

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What unit would I use to measure the amount of gasoline my car holds?

Depends where you live. Where I live it would be measured in US Gallons.

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What is the definition of Mousetrap car?

Basically instead of putting petrol diesel into the fuel tank you actually put mouse traps in. but not all petrol stations offer mouse trap unleaded, you'll have to look around to find it.A school project that requires student to build a toy vehicle that is powered by a standard mouse trap. The o...

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Does the wheel to axle ratio help the mousetrap car?

Yes, it does. The bigger the circumference of the wheel, the more distance the car covers in one axle rotation. The ratio applies to all wheeled vehicles.

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What is the effect of using large or small wheels on a mousetrap car?

Wheels and Axles By changing the size of the drive wheel(s) you can speed-up or slow-down your mousetrap vehicle.Larger diameter drive wheels have a greater travel distance per each turn than compared to smaller diameter drive wheels.

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What is the fastest mousetrap car speed?

March 16th 1999, at girard, Ohio. The fastest record of a mouse trap car was 40.2 M.P.H, but they cheated some how, it wasnt much different from a regular one.

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What holds a engine to the car?

Motor/engine mounts. Number of mounts and configuration differs from one vehicle to the next.

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What materials can be used to hold your vechicle together?

Glue, metal bolts and welds.

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Where do you attach the snapper arm to a mousetrap car?

The snapper arm, is the long thin stick thing, right? Ok then. You attach that snapper arm, to the little semi-curved rectangle, the small one. So when you pull the snapper arm across the mousetrap, it hits it. You just slide it in there, with the more hook part facing up. But you have to kind re...

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What is the device used to lift and hold a vehicle to change a tire?

its called a jack usually a scissor type jack is what comes with cars to change a tire

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How long should the lever arm be on a mousetrap car?

For maximum speed, position the mousetrap 2 1/4 inches from the drive axle and cut the lever arm to a length of 4 1/4 inches.The lever arm can be cut using a dremel tool or by using a fine tooth hobby saw.The lever arm should always be "just" long enough to reach the drive axle or performance wil...

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How do you build a mousetrap car?

there are lots of different sites on the web that are helpful. I built mine my looking at pictures of ones on google.

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What are the best materials for a mousetrap car?

Gather your mousetrap car making materials. Elastic bands/rubber bands.Eye hooks (4)Heavy cardboard or foam core.Mousetrap.Pliers.Ruler.Thin dowels (2)Utility knife.

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Should you use cars less?

this is an interesting question.from an ecocentric point of view, yes, you should walk everywhere to avoid pollution etc. also, if you don't drive a car, you are 10 times more likely not to be involved in a car crash.however, if your job involves racing cars, you could find some difficulties in c...

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How do you build the best long distance mousetrap car?

I would suggest building a motor first.

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How big is a mouse trap for mouse trap cars?

It depends on the mouse trap that you use if you use a little cheap one they are about 3 7/8 long with width of 1 13/16 and a height of 1/4 (all in inches)

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Will a dealer hold a used car?

There are only 3 times you should ever have to give a deposit on a vehicle.Lastly, a dealer may ask for a deposit to hold a vehicle for you after a Purchase & Sale Agreement has been signed.They want to make sure you're serious about buying the car before they will agree to hold it for you.

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What should a student use to describe a car motion?

A: A cars motion could be described as a people carrying unit that overcomes its standing weight, to propel its self forward. A motorcar uses an internal engine to do this by transmitting power from the motor to the wheels, pushing the car forward or backwards.

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What should I use to safely polish my car?

There are many different polish that you can use to polish your car. The different types of cars is through Car X. You can visit an auto shop and get the information.

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What should I use to wash my new car?

What Kind of Products Should I Use? Don't use household cleaning agents like hand soap, dishwashing detergent, or glass cleaner on the paint.These aren't formulated for use on a car's paint and may strip off the protective wax.

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How do you get your mouse trap race car to move straight?

You should try pointing your front wheels slightly inward if you have the string attached to the back axel

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How is the mousetrap attached to the chassis?

A mousetrap car works on the principle of a lever.The mousetrap is mounted on a chassis with front and rear wheels.The bar attached to the spring on the trap is extended or replaced by a longer lever arm.A string is attached to the lever arm and wrapped around the rear axle.

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What should I use to wash my car?

What Kind of Products Should I Use? Don't use household cleaning agents like hand soap, dishwashing detergent, or glass cleaner on the paint. Do use a dedicated car-wash product, which is milder and specifically designed for use on automotive paint.

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What defects should you look to avoid on a cheap used car?

You should look for the engine defects when looking at a cheap and used car. You really don't know where that car has come from, so you need to make sure the engine is nice and good.

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How do you find spring constant in mousetrap car?

Measure the force (f) required to compress the spring a given amount (x) then use hooke's law to compute the spring constant (k) (f=kx)

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How do you make a mouse trap car reverse?

Due to the simple mechanism driving the car, the only way I can think of is turning the car to face the other direction

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What materials needed for a mousetrap car?

duct tape, mousetrap, wheels ( anything), pliers, end hooks, pop bottle ends,

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What grit sandpaper should you use to prepare a car for paint?

when sanding it down you should start with a lower number(rougher grit) and move to a higher number like 600-800. the higher number is, the smoother it will become.

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What is the physics behind a mousetrap car?

A mousetrap car uses the stored energy of a mousetrap spring to generate forward motion.In competitions, the goal of the mousetrap car is to achieve as much forward motion as possible, on a flat surface and/or on an inclined surface.In other words, the goal is to maximize the distance traveled on...

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In general, we don't recommend buying an extended warranty on a used car.Warranty companies are in business to make money, and they've usually done their homework.This means you'll likely spend more on the warranty than any repair costs your car may accrue during the period when the warranty is v...

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What is the pulley system for a mousetrap car?

Slows down the power output of the spring on the trap. So that makes it go slower, and go much further.

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What is the farthest distance a mousetrap car has gone?

the farthest a mousetrap car has ever gone is 100000 meaters

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What mileage should you buy a used car at?

You should consider the current mileage when purchasing a used car.Of course, the fewer miles it has been driven, the better.An average of 12,000 miles per year is considered the norm.Of course, some cars are driven less than that, but many are driven much more due to long commuting distance.

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When should you use your car horn?

Use your horn Only when necessary, to avoid collisions.To try to get “eye contact” with other drivers. You may tap your horn to alert another driver who might turn in front of you and cause a collision.On narrow mountain roads, where you cannot see at least 200 feet ahead of your vehicle.

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What gas additive should you use if you are storing your car for the winter?

Just fill your tank up before storage. with fresh gas unless you plan on storing it for six months or more.

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What used car problems should you watch out for?

One major concern is odometer tampering. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that consumers lose billions of dollars a year to odometer fraud. Odometer readings may be rolled back or documents can be forged. Making miles disappear helps increase the car's value to...

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What problems related to friction did you encounter and how did you solve them in mouse trap cars?

How to solve problems of physics? i want an answer soon.

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Who holds the title to my car?

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What oil should you use in your car?

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When jump starting a car what cable should you use?

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What motor oil should you use in your car?

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What should you be looking for in a used car?

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What questions should you ask when buying a used car?

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What kind of wheels for mousetrap car?

Old CD Discs work well also.Lego wheels are the best...but we had a small selection to choose from, i would personally just strap the mice to the trap and hang food in front of them.

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What forces act on a mousetrap car?

friction, air resistance and gravity

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What makes a mousetrap car go farther?

Mousetrap cars will go farther if the spring has more distance from the back wheels.Add rubber bands, or tape around the wheels to give them better traction.The better the wheels can grip the floor, the farther the mousetrap car will go.Use a long rod to attach to the mousetrap spring.

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What questions should you ask when buying a used 2012 car what physical things should you look for on car?

There are literally hundreds of questions to ask - about the vehicle's previous ownership, service history etc. Physical things to look out for are; chips in the windscreen, rust around the sills, dents in the paintwork. If you don't feel confident - take a qualified mechanic with you !

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Should you undercoat a used car?

NO. Only new cars should be undercoated. Unless you feel like ripping apart the car cleaning all the rust off then you could, but it is too much work.The above answer is kind of stupid. The poster asked if a used car could or should be undercoated. If the car in question has rust peforation or is...

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Should you power cars by using spirits?

Generally speaking, it would be impractical to power a car just on spiritous liquor. If you are producing high alcohol content ethanol, you know how much effort goes into the process. If you can produce better than 90% alcohol, you are doing well and probably should water it down and drink it rat...

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How do Newton's laws apply to mousetrap cars?

The mouse trap car relates to Newtons first law because the car does not move until the force of the mousetrap moves it and then it doesn't stop until it hits something or until gravity finally stops it.- Newtons second law: Acceleration is produced when a force acts on a mass.

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How long should a car hold fuel pressure?

A second test is to turn the key to off and see how long the pressure holds.For the specification we must consult service-data, but the system should hold some pressure for about five-minutes.In the example above, from a late-nineties model Jeep, it should hold at least 30 PSI for five-minutes.

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You want to buy a used car from a dealer but car has lien on it what should you do?

I would be very leery to purchase anything from anybody while there's still a lien attached. As you probably know, this entitles the lien holder their right to however much was loaned against the vehicle, which must be cleared at the time of title transfer. The dealer should have taken care of th...

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What is the pulley in a mouse trap car?

The pulley on a mouse trap car acts as an extender (rods balloons etc.) , allowing the force of the pull to be stronger than one without a pulley based on it's positioning. There are 4 ways to use a pulley with a mouse trap car: 1) Leverage 2) Temperance 3) Steering 4) Balance There are also di...

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Should you use overdrive in the city?

not recommended overdrive is for cruising at highway speed

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Should you use your gears to slow down?

When you're driving uphill, change down to a lower gear to avoid the engine struggling to give enough power.Driving downhill, you can use a lower gear to increase the effect of engine braking and reduce the risk of overheating the brakes.

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Does the wheel to axle ratio affect the pulling distance in a mousetrap car?

yes cause its cool like tha yes cause its cool like that melvin

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What dealership should I visit to purchase the best used family car?

Hertrich dealership has 3 very reliable locations. One is in Delaware another in Maryland and a third in New Jersey. They have have many makes and models that is sure to fit any size family.

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How do you make a mousetrap car increase in distance?

Make sure that when you wind all the string up it is tight, and make sure that the bolts and washers are holding the wheel in place, so the wheels don't slide side to side while it going. Oh, and you could try adding more string to use, just make sure it doesn't get caught in the axle when you te...

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Do you want a heavy or light mousetrap car?

about in between.if the car is too light it is probably no very strong (it will Break).but if it is too heavy it wont move very fast.hope this helps...

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Why do you put CD's on a mouse trap car?

CD's make good wheels for a mouse trap car. They provide little friction and the large diameter will help you get the most distance.

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How do you increase torque on a mousetrap car?

Steps Shorten the lever arm. Installing a shorter lever arm is the best way to adapt a racer for speed. Find smaller wheels. When you increase the size of the wheel, the amount of torque necessary to begin a rotation increases as well. Increase the size of the axle. Increase traction. Kee...

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How do you increase and decrease frictional forces mousetrap car?

Moving the mousetrap closer to the drive axle with a shorter arm will increase the pulling force, but will decrease the distance of pull.Reducing friction on the axles is one of the most important considerations for any machine.If you reduce friction, you reduce energy loss.

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What used diesel truck should you buy?

If you are asking about a tractor-trailer truck, then I would suggest a Freightliner. I have driven most makes of trucks, Peterbilt, Keniworth, Volvo, White, Ford, and Freightliners. The newer trucks on the road today are mostly Freightliners. These truck's parts are easier to access. But for dur...

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What are the characteristics one should use to compare car hire companies?

Some characteristics one should use to compare car hire companies are previous reviews, prices, travel time, and insurance costs. Generally, depending on the purpose of the trip, these factors will affect the company you should hire greatly.

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How much string do you need to make a mousetrap car?

The answer you are looking for lies in trial and error. I found that with the placement of the mousetrap and of my rear axel i needed about 10 inches of fishing line to get the max performance out of it. Also, Fishing line seems to work better because it rolls tighter and has a high tensil strength.

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Should you use an impact wrench to tighten lug nuts?

When loosening a lug nut you'll notice the socket attached to the impact wrench moving slowly as the lug nut is loosened and then quickly when it's loose.Be cautious when tightening lug nuts using an impact as it's easy to over torque them—which can stretch or even strip the threads.

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What oil weight should you use?

it depends on the car and how many miles it has on itAs far as I know all GMs with the remote oil sending unit require 5W30.

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What lights should you use in rain?

Any time your visibility is less than 150 metres because of heavy rain, for example, you'll want to use your low beams headlights.If you were to use your high beams in thick fog, for example, the light would get reflected back to you.

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What lights should you use in fog?

Heavy rain, snow, sleet or fog Any time your visibility is less than 150 metres because of heavy rain, for example, you'll want to use your low beams headlights.If you were to use your high beams in thick fog, for example, the light would get reflected back to you.

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Where is the chassis in a mousetrap car?

in the center of the mousetrap car.

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Name two kinds of friction affecting the mousetrap cars?

the first one is surface and a stick underneth it

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Which position should you hold your hands on the steering wheel?

The popular belief is that having your hands at 10 and 12 is the safest way to drive, but this is wrong. According to AAA, the best way to hold the steering wheel is to place your hands at 9 and 3.

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What physics concepts are in a mousetrap car?

work, kinetic energy, potential energy, conservation of engergy

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What are some general information about mousetrap cars?

It is best if they have night vision sights as Mice tend to be nocternal and chasing them in your Mousetrap car is best done at night. My first was too big and I smashed several walls chasing a mouse into it's hole.Still I hate mice so a few rebuildable walls is an easy sacrifice

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How long should a radiator hold pressure?

It should not rapidly lose pressure, but it is normal to lose a little.Tip: The radiator cap should be able to hold most of the max pressure for up to five minutes.You don't need to wait five minutes, though.

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What questions should you ask when buying a used car and what physical things should you look for on the car?

Here are some things to consider asking when buying a used car:

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How long should fuel rail hold pressure?

The basic leak-down test A second test is to turn the key to off and see how long the pressure holds.For the specification we must consult service-data, but the system should hold some pressure for about five-minutes.

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Where are you supposed to hold the steering wheel?

NHTSA now recommends the technique known as 9 and 3.Place your left hand on the left portion of the steering wheel in a location approximate to where the nine would be if the wheel was a clock.Your right hand should be placed on the right portion of the wheel where the three would be located.

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What is the best Amplifier you should use in car audio?

for most people this will be a matter of opinion. but it depends on what you want it to do. is it for subs or highs. the best thing you can do is get everything to match. ohms, watts, and volts if you get into hcca amps.

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How a mousetrap car works?

A mousetrap car is a model car that has a mousetrap as the engine. The mousetrap is a powerful source of potential energy stored in the spring. To power the car, there must be a connection between the bar of the mousetrap and the axle of the car. Usually, a rubber band tied to the bar of the mous...

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Will friction affect mousetrap cars?

simple answer: no. real answer: assume that it does not, then, the friction of the wheels against the ground will not exist, leaving your car to spin its wheels quite happly without going anywhere. on second thought, your wheels would probablly not be spinning either way as to power said conventi...

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How do you increase wheel traction on a mousetrap car?

Adding traction to a wheel will give the wheel more grip and greater acceleration potential and will also give a wheel a bit of cushion to act like a shock absorber.One way to increase the traction of a wheel on smooth surface is to add a rubber traction tread that has more grip than the original...

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How do you make a mousetrap car go further?

Steps Use large rear wheels. Large wheels have greater rotational inertia than small wheels. Use thin, light wheels. Thinner wheels have less friction and may go farther if distance is what you want or need with your mousetrap racer. Use a narrow rear axle. Create traction by giving the ed...

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