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« Reply #3225 on: November 19, 2014, 11:55:19 PM »

Hey tauruck,

thanks for the welcome!  Cheers!

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« Reply #3226 on: November 20, 2014, 07:18:49 PM »

I am Joe and live in SE Michigan. I Just picked up an Ohio mile record holding mustang from an Oklahoma Racer. Got a great car from a great guy~!  The previous owner ran an GM motor, I'll be running a Ford. He ran 173, I am looking forward to May and just getting a full pass in! I may not post much but I will read these forums when I have questions. Would like to run Bonneville in 2016.
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« Reply #3227 on: November 20, 2014, 07:39:06 PM »

Hey, hey -- another racer from Michigan (even if you're about as far from Skandia as you can be and still be a part of the Great Lake State grin).  Welcome, Joe.  Thanks for joining up, and don't worry if you don't think you've got much time to post and show us a good and comprehensive build diary.  With any luck at all you'll get so interested in what you're doing and seeing the help that'll proceed towards you from the forum -- you'll be here frequently.

Welcome to landracing.com and our Forum. cheers cheers
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« Reply #3228 on: November 20, 2014, 07:55:57 PM »

Joe, Welcome to the madness.  grin  cheers

You did get a good car! I saw this car do the 170's back in June.


Glad to hear it's going back to Ford power!  cheers

From the June picture post thread:
http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,13983.0.html

I take so-so pictures and post them so folks can see the cars that are racing. I also do an internet audio stream of the FM broadcast of announcer, Brian Lohnes.

Again, Welcome,

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« Reply #3229 on: November 23, 2014, 05:16:55 PM »

Hello,
Im originally from Indianapolis IN.  Was a crew member on a couple of of roundy rounders.  Many moves later, family, and work I live in Tennessee.  The bug has bit me again. 
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« Reply #3230 on: November 24, 2014, 03:30:54 PM »

Hello everyone, my name is fernando, I am from Miami Florida. I've had this car sickness for the last 42 years well at least since I can remember. I have always been fascinated speed, specially those who do it on top of the salt. I am finally at a stage in my life where I can build the car that is not for a quarter-mile, but rather top and speed on the salt flats. I am looking forward to this form and should you ever find yourself in Miami look me up I'm always up for a good beer and Cartalk
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« Reply #3231 on: November 26, 2014, 06:39:45 PM »

I'm Tom Collier, running a turbocharged Harley Sportster, #1171, M-PBG/F 1350.  I was a rookie this year at WOS, managed to qualify for a D license, and unofficially hit 146.9 before having to shut down due to my shift linkage coming loose  embarassed  I'm really excited about next year and will attempt to run at Bub's as well as WOS.
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« Reply #3232 on: November 29, 2014, 10:37:49 AM »

Welcome guys.... get rule books and have fun.  cheers
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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.
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« Reply #3233 on: December 02, 2014, 02:12:22 AM »

Hi Everybody,

Now that I'm retired and settled down I'm spending more time with my hotrods and other old cars.

I've raced NHRA Drags, USAC and NASCAR in Midgets and Late Model Stocks. I'm a retired welder and machinist.  

I've been to the Salt Flats as a spectator several times over the years on my vacations. I loved every minute of it.

I've wanted to build and run a Lakester and a Streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats every since I saw the movie "The Lively Set" at the drive-in when I was a kid. What a great movie.
Does anyone here remember "The Lively Set"?

Designing and building my own vehicle to run at the Salt has been a dream of mine ... more like a passion that has grown over the years. I guess there's no better time than the present to get started. I'd like to build a Lakester to run at the Salt and the Dry Lakes.

After poking around a little here I liked what I read on the forums so I decided to join you guys.

Anything you guys can share with me on how to get started in the Lakester Class would certainly be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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« Reply #3234 on: December 02, 2014, 02:15:25 AM »

Welcome ChassisWorks.
As you'll find out, this is an awesome forum with great members.
Enjoy the stay.

Mike.
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« Reply #3235 on: December 02, 2014, 08:08:25 AM »

    Welcome aboard CW!  Good choice on the Lakester class for a build, basic class rules let you concentrate on the important ones - safety.

    #1 get a rule book and study, study, study.  New '15's won't be available for a bit but a '14 with the new changes [don't think much applies to lakesters] posted on the home page here will serve you well. 

     Thinking traditional tank or a dragster look alike?  Converting a dragster is not really a viable option, basically the chassis are two different ballgames.

     Packaging is a major issue for both lakesters and liners, space within the body gets real small real fast.  Good planning pays big dividends in time, money, and frustration savings.

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« Reply #3236 on: December 02, 2014, 06:33:10 PM »

Thanks for the welcome Mike.

Have a good one

Welcome ChassisWorks.
As you'll find out, this is an awesome forum with great members.
Enjoy the stay.

Mike.
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« Reply #3237 on: December 02, 2014, 06:56:02 PM »

Thanks Ed,

I'll have to check the rules before I do anything, but I'm thinking of making my own body shell by making a male/female custom body mold to build the body in. Using graphite cloth with epoxy resin for the body. I'll use the traditional body shape similar the the belly tankers.
I'll have to check the rules to see if there's any requirements on the length, width, girth and so on.

I'm thinking of making a chromoly round tube frame. Again I'll have to check to see what the requirements are such as what methods the chassis and the welds have to conform to.

I have a few power plant options from several engines and transmissions I've picked up over the years. I'll be running carbs naturally aspirated.

I'd be interested to hear what you and some of the others here use as a suspension system or no suspension at all.

I'd really like to hear any other advice and your Salt Flat and or Dry Lake experiences you care to share.

Thanks again Ed

Steve

   Welcome aboard CW!  Good choice on the Lakester class for a build, basic class rules let you concentrate on the important ones - safety.

    #1 get a rule book and study, study, study.  New '15's won't be available for a bit but a '14 with the new changes [don't think much applies to lakesters] posted on the home page here will serve you well.  

     Thinking traditional tank or a dragster look alike?  Converting a dragster is not really a viable option, basically the chassis are two different ballgames.

     Packaging is a major issue for both lakesters and liners, space within the body gets real small real fast.  Good planning pays big dividends in time, money, and frustration savings.

                 Ed
    

    
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« Reply #3238 on: December 02, 2014, 07:13:32 PM »

CW, build the inside as small as you can package everything and then put the body on it.  Have you looked at a lot of lakesters?   Study your competition.
CM is not necessary unless that is the frame and cage material you are most familiar with.  Since weight is rarely an issue use mild steel.  Remember the rule book contains minimums for safety. 
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« Reply #3239 on: December 02, 2014, 07:27:49 PM »

Steve;

Mild steel is not a bad choice for building a chassis-- it absorbs more energy in a crash than chrom-moly. When a material deforms in its yield range, it is absorbing energy.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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