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Author Topic: Team Unorthodux, the third year  (Read 15414 times)
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« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2015, 11:16:11 PM »

Awesome thread mergatroyd. I really like the post on casting. cheers

Regards, Mike.

Thanks!

I've been learning (as in reading, not tried yet) some fiberglass tricks from you and sofadriver that I'll likely put into practice on the other bike.  Pics of it after I can jigger it around the metric ton of stuff hiding in that container.  It needs to come out anyway so I can see in daylight how badly those fairing mods ended up.
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« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2015, 11:18:15 PM »

If I can help in any way I'm in.

God Bless and good luck.
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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2015, 12:03:21 AM »

Hey, Quenten!  Don't know if you remember me from Speedweek 2 years ago and the Monster forum.  Looks like you got bit by the salt bug, too!  I thought I was thinking outside the box but you're waaaay outside!  Very, very cool!   cheers
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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2015, 04:36:55 AM »

The bike at Loring is one of the Frink's. Harley engine, rear cylinder is the super charger. I will do some digging around tonight and see what I can find for pictures. I think his is shovel based
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« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2015, 09:53:16 PM »

This is the only picture I have of the bike. I thought I had more. Looks like top speed has been 93.453



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« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2015, 10:28:03 PM »

This is the only picture I have of the bike. I thought I had more. Looks like top speed has been 93.453


Very cool!  Thanks for the pic!

Loring is a timed mile, standing start?
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« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2015, 06:57:42 AM »

Speeds are timed at both 1.0 and 1.5 miles.
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« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2015, 11:22:43 PM »

A bunch of stuff showed up today, and I ordered what are supposed to be the proper injectors for my poison-infused plans.

Time will tell how well I have planned to integrate/invent stuff I could have learned more easily with an apprenticeship to a race team...
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« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2015, 11:43:46 PM »

So, my high flow injectors showed up, and are a 75% solution to what I wanted.

I know, I know, want in one hand...  Dead Horse

So we'll have to be making/buying some bits to fit them in something that resembles a useful location.  Packaging, packaging, packaging.

On a packaging note, I think I have avoided having to re-package the air intakes and cooling system!  Bonus!

I should have some more pics this weekend...
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« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2015, 07:35:51 AM »


So we'll have to be making/buying some bits to fit them in something that resembles a useful location.  Packaging, packaging, packaging.


When Keith Duckworth was complemented about the compactness and accessory integration on the then new DFV F1 engine, his reply was: "Packaging is everything."
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« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2015, 12:40:32 AM »

Both bikes.  It looks like nothing has changed, but trust me, there's progress.

And the fairing has been approved...


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« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2015, 06:37:57 PM »

A long overdue update:

Injectors packaged and installed... no pictures, because I am across the country.

I will be coming to the salt this year with an incomplete aero package.  That's okay, because the rider isn't licensed for record speed yet, and I still haven't fired it up and cured the mystery rev limiter.

For this latest metal-casting experiment, I decided to try to make a lost foam investment....

Add to the list of things I have now learned:
If you need to make a relatively large investment, you need a mechanized mixing apparatus.  My plaster/sand/water mix got very lumpy before I finished mixing it and refused to suck in any more water.

I have that bike in to get an exhaust made... I don't have CNC tube-cutting machinery at home and required angles/tolerances were not conducive to cutting bent tubing by ear.

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« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2015, 12:57:36 PM »



Fuel tank and exhaust for the 500 single.
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« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2015, 09:16:25 PM »

Link to a video my brother took of the first loud noises we've made this season:


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« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2015, 10:15:36 PM »

Methanol is good, but it killed the fuel pump.

Add to that the discovery of more work needed in injector packaging.

packaging, packaging, packaging. Dead Horse

But we did get the new blower head cast today.  It's off to the lathe for gussying/finishing.
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