Landracing Forum Home
November 19, 2017, 04:29:06 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
BACK TO LANDRACING.COM HOMEPAGE
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  


(Note: Donations are not tax deductible)







Live Audio Streaming and Archives of Past Events
Next Live Event: TBD
Pages: [1] 2 3 4   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Our new Lakester build. Lansing Michigan  (Read 9925 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
TugBoat123
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 31
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Posts: 50





Ignore
« on: March 28, 2015, 08:10:33 PM »

Well folks... This is going to be a blog/build diary of my families attempt at building a salt-worthy lakester. Please follow along. I welcome all the friendly constructive criticism, helpful hints, and encouraging words of wisdom similar to what I've seen as I've looked through other build diaries on this website. We (my mother, father, brother, sister, friends, and I) have no intention of breaking records. We are just excited to go fast and have a good time.
Logged
Stan Back
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Location: San Berdoo
Posts: 4757





Ignore
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2015, 08:36:30 PM »

You're in the right place -- there seems to be more lakester people here than any other category -- go for it!
Logged

Member of the San Berdoo Roadsters California's most-exclusive roadster club.
Celebrating 65th anniversary of racing on the salt.
TugBoat123
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 31
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Posts: 50





Ignore
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2015, 08:43:03 PM »

First, I'd like to mention that we started attending speed week over 10 years ago. We brought a car out there in 2012. We made rookie mistakes. We didn't do everything we should have to make sure our car was "legit". We were disqualified in tech because our roll cage was 1\8" too small in diameter. We went home with our tail between our legs. It was a heartbreak. This is not a new story at Bonneville. It won't be the last time it happens. It happens every year. So anyways... I digress.
    My father (the captain/crew leader of our group) wasn't discouraged. We have a good engine. Good trans. And plenty of other things we need to complete a car. So, he got a good company in Ohio to build us a new chassis. This blog will start with me posting descriptions and pictures of where we are at right now, and I will probably post pictures from the past as I reminisce (or lament) over previous experiences. I'm sure I'll be asking plenty of questions along the way. Thanks in advance! Hope to see you on the salt this August.
Logged
Elmo Rodge
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Location: Smack dab in the middle of Utah
Posts: 1447





Ignore
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2015, 09:21:48 PM »

What engine class are you running? It helps in the overall thought process.  grin wayno
Logged
TugBoat123
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 31
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Posts: 50





Ignore
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2015, 09:42:21 PM »

D/GL is the class we will be running. We have a small block Chevy. Naturally aspirated. Connected to a 2-speed Powerglide trans
Logged
TugBoat123
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 31
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Posts: 50





Ignore
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2015, 11:16:13 PM »

Struggling to add pictures. First my pictures were too big, so I tried to resize them. Now i don't have any option at all to attach pictures. It'll allow me to take new pictures using the camera on my tablet. It won't let me choose from my photo library at all. I'm confused. I can't figure out where that option went. I'm going to have to dig around and see if I can find some info on here on the forums. I would really like to share some photos of the new chassis and the drive train. I will also share some photos of other things we are working on (such as rebuilding the back door/gate/ramp on our trailer).
Logged
Emil Shuffhausen
New folks

Offline Offline

Location: near Austin, Texas
Posts: 22





Ignore
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2015, 11:56:21 PM »

An online photo storage account will be a big help. I like Fotki.com. I've been with them for about 14 years and have no complaints.
Logged

I'm not really Michael Caine's character from "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels".

Lee Owens

Starting on a long path to a P-38 belly tank lakester build.
TugBoat123
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 31
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Posts: 50





Ignore
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2015, 12:01:12 AM »

Went to Ohio today to check out the progress on the chassis


* IMG_19731-1.jpg (203.69 KB, 480x640 - viewed 571 times.)
Logged
bearingburner
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Location: East Wendover, Massachusetts
Posts: 418




Ignore
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2015, 12:34:55 PM »

 I hope you and your chassis builder have rulebooks for constant reference. Hope to see you at Willmington when you give the car a shakedown.
Logged
Stan Back
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Location: San Berdoo
Posts: 4757





Ignore
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2015, 03:13:18 PM »

P.M. sent.
Logged

Member of the San Berdoo Roadsters California's most-exclusive roadster club.
Celebrating 65th anniversary of racing on the salt.
SPARKY
Global Moderator
Hero Member
***
Online Online

Age: 75
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 6255




« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2015, 07:24:13 PM »

3.T  huh
Logged

Miss LIBERTY,  changing TKI  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

The # 1 issue is: TO KEEP THE REPUBLIC      
   Center for Self Governance            tncsg.org     mrspowell.org

"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."   Helen Keller
kiwi belly tank
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Age: 166
Location: Lava Hot Springs Idaho
Posts: 2244




Ignore
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2015, 08:01:46 PM »

My guess would be your chassis builder builds 1/4 mile stuff due to the large scrub radius & lotsa front end stuff out in the breeze.
You might want to reconsider the Glide & go to an overdrive trans with a lock up converter if it's not too late in the build.
  Sid.
Logged
jdincau
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Age: 76
Location: Palmdale, Cal.
Posts: 847





Ignore
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2015, 08:43:20 PM »

3.T  huh
Sparky is referring to rule book section 3.T. It says you cant use that type of front axle. You need to talk to Lee Kennedy, his contact info is on the SCTA/BNI web site.
Logged

Unless it's crazy, ambitious and delusional, it's not worth our time!
jimmy six
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Age: 73
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2487





Ignore
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2015, 10:58:23 PM »

It's unfortunate but jdincau is correct. Even tho you mount it rigid the front needs to have an axle. I believe the rule was rewritten about 15/20 years ago due to failures of "dragster" type front ends. You may get a variance but I'm sure it will need engineering tests. Yours appears very stout but it will need authorization. Good luck and Lee Kennedy notification is a must...
Logged

First GMC 6 powered Fuel roadster over 200, with 2 red hats. Pit crew for Patrick Tone's Super Stock #49 Camaro
SPARKY
Global Moderator
Hero Member
***
Online Online

Age: 75
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 6255




« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2015, 12:04:15 AM »

"This is going to be a blog/build diary of my families attempt at building a salt-worthy lakester."

What does this mean to you? How about your dad,  especially your dad; if he is the ONE calling the shots! 

"SALT worthy LAKESTER"    To me that means understanding the problem before acting.


Sorry for being so brutal but this is the TYPE  of research you guys need to be doing.

I spent 4 hours in my shop yesterday with a guy who is thinking of coming to B' Ville for the first time. One of his friends had me call him and invite him over---Why?? --because this friend knew I would not sugar coat anything--and that I had made so many mistakes It bothers me to see others make so many ROOKIE MISTAKES and have to go home with out getting to run.

-we discussed all the various classes and I tried to apprise him of what he was up against, the pros and cons and some common mistakes I had seen in each over the last 15 years.

 Then he started at the front of my lakester and asked what the issues were at the front axel, the drivers compartment , the tank bay, the eng. bay the rear axle, the chutes  I think he most likely today has a list of things he thinks he needs to know more about to continue his SALT education before he buys or builds.

GET A RULE BOOK READ IT 10 times---DISCUSS IT  , read the builds of various lakesters and LINERS send private messages or call nearly any of US--- we care we hate to see folks make mistakes especially ROOKIE MISTAKES--- most of which can be avoided. There are lots of folks on Landracing.com that are willing to help---we have made the mistakes you do not have to---its yours for the research-- so that you can ask an informed question.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2015, 08:43:08 AM by SPARKY » Logged

Miss LIBERTY,  changing TKI  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

The # 1 issue is: TO KEEP THE REPUBLIC      
   Center for Self Governance            tncsg.org     mrspowell.org

"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."   Helen Keller
Pages: [1] 2 3 4   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Simple Audio Video Embedder
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!


Google visited last this page November 14, 2017, 04:59:47 AM