I am a senior in High School, I have been given a 3" X 1/2" compression spring that must power a car. This is not a mouse trap powered car, (that was last year). I need help trying to determine high to harness the extreme energy stored in this heavy spring and somehow get a car to travel the farthest. In the mouse trap car it was very easy I simply used a rod long enough to slowly release the energy over a long time period. With this spring I would need a 2X4 attached to wheels. I have tried to attach a small fish line to the spring and then around the axle, but there is so much pressure when the spring is compressed that it does not wrap around the axle. I have tried wire, wax string rubber coated string, I just think that variation will not work, I need some other input. Thank you Nate!