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« Reply #345 on: August 09, 2017, 11:30:53 PM »

Nice install...

Don't forget rule 3.I.1

 Good thing Stainless is patient. I can be a handful at times.

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That is a side of him that is not seen often rolleyes

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« Reply #346 on: August 11, 2017, 06:25:06 PM »

Back half of the chassis is in POR15 rust inhibitor after sand blasting. Didn't want to spray in the open so eight hours behind a paint brush got the job done. No time for a top coat so will have to try and limit direct sunlight. Finally, I get to start putting the car back together.

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« Reply #347 on: August 26, 2017, 07:32:22 PM »

The lakester is scary close to completion. Stainless stopped by and sorted my ECU wiring loom. Rob's generosity with time and resources is humbling. A true friend and patron of the sport. Anyway, with Rob's help, Dave Dahlgren now has a working electrical diagram to complete wiring. This means I very well may be able to start the engine and check out all systems by next week! Maybe even a little dyno time as well. Might just make WoS yet.

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« Reply #348 on: August 30, 2017, 12:54:53 PM »

Looks great John. I hope you pull it off?.  cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers
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« Reply #349 on: August 30, 2017, 10:03:27 PM »

Looks great John. I hope you pull it off?.  cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

Thanks, Mike. Started the engine today and boy, does the thing sound angry! No oil or coolant leaks so it is on to finish wiring. It will be close but I think we will make it.

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« Reply #350 on: September 08, 2017, 08:05:27 AM »

The real race has been preparing the lakester in time for WOS. With little to no time to spare, it appears as though we might make it. A few things left to do on the car and trailer, then, wheels hit the ground for one more hot test before the trek west.

John


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« Reply #351 on: September 08, 2017, 08:21:03 AM »

Good luck with it John. It's looking great.  cheers cheers cheers

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« Reply #352 on: September 08, 2017, 09:08:15 AM »

Show Time!!!!!!  Have fun John!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #353 on: September 08, 2017, 11:47:25 AM »

John,
Go fast and be safe! Looking for good things from you and your car.

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« Reply #354 on: September 08, 2017, 10:12:04 PM »

Thanks, guys. You know better than I that that big white place can humble you. We sure will give it our best.

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« Reply #355 on: September 08, 2017, 10:43:54 PM »

John,
Go fast and be safe! Looking for good things from you and your car.

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« Reply #356 on: September 09, 2017, 08:45:30 AM »

well John,  I disagree  with your description ---its not so great any more  cry  pols have let the BLM allowed it to be mined out of existence
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« Reply #357 on: September 09, 2017, 01:31:36 PM »

John,
  Ross tells me you may need some ground crew.
Team Graybeards will be happy to help. Even a 4 wheeler...
When do you arrive in Wendover?

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« Reply #358 on: September 09, 2017, 09:51:29 PM »

John,
  Ross tells me you may need some ground crew.
Team Graybeards will be happy to help. Even a 4 wheeler...
When do you arrive in Wendover?

Sam
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Sam, sorry for the late reply. Still thrashing long hours getting ready.

I had three guys lined up, then they couldn't al go, then they could go but at different times and now they all three can make it. But I will look you up when we get to the salt. I appreciate the offer.

John
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« Reply #359 on: September 18, 2017, 07:47:16 PM »

Last day of WOS and had a great time. We fought a shifting problem that would not allow us to shift past 3rd gear until the last day of competition. We found a small spring that one of its legs would randomly lodge between two dowels, not allowing the shift barrel to rotate. Too bad we found this so late or I have no doubt the car would have gone well over 200 mph. The final run saw the car spin but Lyn still turned in a 178 mph pass at the quarter. At the end of the day, my co driver, Lyn St. James and I did get our B license.

I have to send out a huge thank you to Stainless for all the help before and during the race. He kept us all organized and pointing in the same direction.

I must also mention that the John Stowe/Ted Wenz race engine performed flawlessly the entire meet as did the little Hewland Mk9 gearbox. Other than that little spring issue, the gearbox held up just fine.

We will definitely be back next year stronger and faster than ever, if Mother Nature smiles on us.

John
 
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