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Author Topic: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)  (Read 615402 times)
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« Reply #2295 on: August 18, 2017, 04:45:57 PM »

Bikes were doing good qualifying.  Maybe a plus with lots of holes in their records list. 
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« Reply #2296 on: August 18, 2017, 08:32:28 PM »

That's odd the Buckeye Bullet ran +330MPH on the long course as well as George's (SpeedDemon) 453MPH exit speed. Strange.
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« Reply #2297 on: August 18, 2017, 08:42:19 PM »

Did you run?
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« Reply #2298 on: August 18, 2017, 08:44:50 PM »

Nope. Crewing for a car that got a red hat at 260MPH, and crewing on another car that got 3 red hats! 
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« Reply #2299 on: August 19, 2017, 01:28:55 AM »

That's odd the Buckeye Bullet ran +330MPH on the long course as well as George's (SpeedDemon) 453MPH exit speed. Strange.

  I believe the bumps on longer wheelbase streamliners doesn't upset the chassis as much as the shorter cars.

  Our wide tires do not grip well on a loose choppy track so looking for narrow tires and rims.

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« Reply #2300 on: August 19, 2017, 08:34:50 AM »

Big, long, heavy, tandem wheels, over 6000# and other things help BIG things stay moving.

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« Reply #2301 on: August 19, 2017, 09:41:31 AM »

Big, long, heavy, tandem wheels, over 6000# and other things help BIG things stay moving.

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The BB3 weighs 8900 dry.
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« Reply #2302 on: August 19, 2017, 12:12:32 PM »

Big, long, heavy, tandem wheels, over 6000# and other things help BIG things stay moving.

Johnboy

  Tandem as in dually? Or in line, one after the other?

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« Reply #2303 on: August 19, 2017, 02:48:01 PM »


  I ran the rooky course just to get a tune and avoid a long wait [still long] and so rough couldn't give much throttle.
 
  Ran long course and same deal, afraid I would spin, bumpy and loose. Gave up before the three. Told Troy you can try it but I'm not driving on that crappy course again So $150 driver change.

 Troy now believes me grin Got up to 185mph at the 21/4 and 163 in the 3 but got very side ways and loose all the way. Packed up and left.

  Its unbelievable how bad a course the BNI thinks its acceptable to run cars down. The course had been moved over and down a mile so we were waiting on a dragged huh course. I laid my tape measure on edge over a hole an inch deep and the holes were all over. With holes you have bumps.
  ThunderSalt shredded his Mickey Thomson tires after a 235 mph pass shocked

  There was a bad roll over early in the week and the driver was taken to Salt Lake.

  Were not going back until Conditions and grading improve.

  I talked to Seth Hammond and after driving the course on Thursday on the 10th he said the course was to rough
 for them to attempt to go fast enough to set a record
 So he left the car parked in Wendover.

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Here is how the long course was described to me on a Friday drive down the course. " If you were holding a full cup of coffee in your hand when you left the starting line in the push vehicle by the time you completed the five mile course you would be lucky to have a half a cup left. There were two half mile sections that were smooth, but not together."

Some vehicles are better in those conditions than others, but I did notice that team speed demon did not run again even though they qualified for a record. That run was enough to give George his name on the Hot Rod trophy.

The SCTA did their best under the circumstances. There is just not enough salt to work with.

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« Reply #2304 on: August 19, 2017, 05:08:01 PM »

"Nope. Crewing for a car that got a red hat at 260MPH, and crewing on another car that got 3 red hats!"

So tell us what you learned from riding in the push trucks.  Or were they full?
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« Reply #2305 on: August 19, 2017, 07:26:49 PM »

"Nope. Crewing for a car that got a red hat at 260MPH, and crewing on another car that got 3 red hats!"

So tell us what you learned from riding in the push trucks.  Or were they full?

I was just sharing something positive that happened on the salt and can't figure out why you feel the need to attack me? Oh, I almost forgot, I the push trucks were full.
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« Reply #2306 on: August 19, 2017, 10:10:01 PM »

Nope. Crewing for a car that got a red hat at 260MPH, and crewing on another car that got 3 red hats! 

  In the certified records I can't find any car that set 3 records over or under 200mph? Strange.

   Who were they?

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« Reply #2307 on: August 19, 2017, 10:48:44 PM »

Tim Boyle and his son and a crew member got hats in the 622 pickup.
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« Reply #2308 on: August 20, 2017, 02:54:11 AM »

Yup. Jon got it right. Big Tim, his son, and the crew chief.
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« Reply #2309 on: August 20, 2017, 12:27:15 PM »

Yup. Jon got it right. Big Tim, his son, and the crew chief.

  Yesterday there was only 2 certified records for Tim Boyle, same driver, today 4 records and same driver.

  Driver changes not listed has happened to us.

  Congratulatios cheers

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