Landracing Forum Home
November 22, 2017, 10:45:54 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]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: The front is done..............well maybe kind of done....  (Read 4217 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Sumner
Global Moderator
Hero Member
***
Online Online

Age: 73
Location: Blanding, Utah
Posts: 3963


Blanding, Ut..a small dot in the middle of nowhere


WWW
« on: November 24, 2007, 07:51:15 PM »



Well I finally finished to the very front of the car yesterday.  Today I went and got a 4 bolt GM vortec block and hauled it and a steel crank I've had to the machinest to work over for the new motor for my truck.  This little trip was only 300 miles -- down to Farmington, NM and then to the machinist in Cortez, CO and then back home to Utah.  I can see the area where these two towns are in out my front door, but that doesn't mean they are next door.

Back to the lakester.  I thought I had started on the front of the car (ahead of the cage) last spring.  I looked at my build index and saw that it was June of 2006, how depressing.  Well at least I'm working on it some almost every day now and I'm still somewhat optimistic of getting it to Speed Week next summer and running it at least one event.

Here is the link to the build if you haven't been there yet and the front starts about page 49:

 http://purplesagetradingpost.com/sumner/bvillecar/bvillecarindexpage.html

c ya,

Sum 
Logged

wolcottjl
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Location: Virginia
Posts: 289





Ignore
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2007, 09:45:23 PM »

Congratulations!  A major milestone completed.  Your build documentation is one of the more entertaining sites out there.  I usually lurk and keep my mouth shut.

Joel
ECTA
M/MP
Logged

Joel Wolcott
Moving to 2 wheels in 2010
Harold Bettes
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Age: 74
Location: High Country (6672'MSL)
Posts: 375


Firebase High Country




Ignore
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2007, 01:29:14 AM »

Congrats Sum,

You will soon have the thing on the wheels and soon on the salt!

Regards,
HB2
Logged

If it was easy, everybody would be doing it.

As iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another.
team_cougar
New folks

Offline Offline

Location: Huntersville NC
Posts: 27





Ignore
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2007, 09:11:21 AM »

Hey Sumner,
 I just wanted to let you know how inspiring your work is for a lot of us out here miles away from Bonneville.
 Your documentation of the Lakester and of Hooley's Stude are really great and your site and threads are much more than entertaining for me.
I appreciate all your hard work. I appreciate your spirit. And, as another guy on a shoestring, I appreciate seeing another guy like me out there doing it.

 Keep up the good work on the Lakester and the pickup! Hope to run into you at Bonneville one of these days and hope to see the lakester make a run when I'm there.
Andy
Logged

Andy White
Huntersville NC
1970 Mercury Cougar
krek
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Age: 51
Location: Missouri
Posts: 38





Ignore
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2007, 09:48:38 AM »

Ditto what these guys have said.  I'm enjoying the journey along with you!
Logged
stratman59
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 51
Location: Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Posts: 280





Ignore
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2007, 11:21:32 AM »

me too!!! great job and thanks
robbie
Logged
willieworld
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Age: 72
Location: 921 chicago ave modesto ca. 95351
Posts: 1818





Ignore
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2007, 05:28:50 PM »

me too and ditto  nice to meet you in nov at el mirage keep up the good work  willie buchta
Logged

willie-dpombatmir-buchta
Stainless1
Administrator
Hero Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 66
Location: Wichita KS
Posts: 6456


Robert W. P. "Stainless" Steele Wichita, Kansas



« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2007, 08:03:15 PM »

Sum, keep up the good work, looking forward to seeing that beast on the salt.  Everyone loves a challenge and inspiration, even us "loaded" old retired guys...
it is looking great
Logged

Stainless
Red Hat 228.039, 2001, 65ci, MSA Bockscar Lakester with a little N20 
MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.
Vortex1
New folks

Offline Offline

Age: 55
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 25




Ignore
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2007, 08:52:05 PM »

Sum, the lakster looks great!

Jim B
Logged
PJQ
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 115


South end, Land of Oz




Ignore
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2007, 10:52:34 PM »

Sum,

There's a lot of amazing engineering to get the suspension inside the body of the car. Well done, looks strong enough to survive 300+!
Your drawings of the body style is reminiscent of "Golden Era" cars. What will the wheel base be?
Logged

Regards,
PJQ
Velocity Science Laboratories
Sumner
Global Moderator
Hero Member
***
Online Online

Age: 73
Location: Blanding, Utah
Posts: 3963


Blanding, Ut..a small dot in the middle of nowhere


WWW
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2007, 04:43:34 PM »

Sum,

There's a lot of amazing engineering to get the suspension inside the body of the car. Well done, looks strong enough to survive 300+!
Your drawings of the body style is reminiscent of "Golden Era" cars. What will the wheel base be?

Actually those sketches are not two close to what the body is going to look like.  I attached a picture of the Blue Flame that I redid the pointed nose on.  The body will most likely be close to this with a wing like pod going down both sides to cover the axles/suspension and water tanks for cooling and the inter-cooler.  Also the tail will not be near as large as in the picture.

The wheelbase is 152 1/2 inches and the track is about 55 inches.

Thanks guys for the encouragement,

Sum


* blue_flame_-_2.jpg (45.1 KB, 760x282 - viewed 263 times.)
Logged

willieworld
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Age: 72
Location: 921 chicago ave modesto ca. 95351
Posts: 1818





Ignore
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2007, 05:53:23 PM »

very nice piece    willie buchta
Logged

willie-dpombatmir-buchta
Bville701
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Age: 36
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 580





Ignore
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2007, 11:21:18 PM »

Looks very cool and a lot of engineering is involved. What made you change you mind on the motor from small block to suzuki? Did you think about hyabusa?
Logged

Ryan LeFevers

701 C/GMR - 216.509 MPH El Mirage Record Holder

El Mirage "Dirty 2" Club Member
Sumner
Global Moderator
Hero Member
***
Online Online

Age: 73
Location: Blanding, Utah
Posts: 3963


Blanding, Ut..a small dot in the middle of nowhere


WWW
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2007, 11:44:36 PM »

Looks very cool and a lot of engineering is involved. What made you change you mind on the motor from small block to suzuki?

Finances somewhat and the number of different classes I can run by changing engine size relatively easily and I might be afraid to go as fast as a small block can go.

................Did you think about hyabusa?

Sooner or later one of those will be in the car,

Sum
Logged

Stainless1
Administrator
Hero Member
***
Offline Offline

Age: 66
Location: Wichita KS
Posts: 6456


Robert W. P. "Stainless" Steele Wichita, Kansas



« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2007, 11:47:20 PM »

What made you change you mind on the motor from small block to suzuki?

I'm guessing it's the softness factor.... there are a lot of soft records in the small motored lakester classes... of course if you did use the Hayabusa motor your record would put you in the 2 club
Looking good Sum, get back to work...
Logged

Stainless
Red Hat 228.039, 2001, 65ci, MSA Bockscar Lakester with a little N20 
MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.
Pages: [1]   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 April 25, 2017, 04:00:05 AM