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Author Topic: Black Lightning 2011 attempt  (Read 25426 times)
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« Reply #150 on: September 01, 2011, 01:52:19 PM »

Argh.  sad
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« Reply #151 on: September 01, 2011, 02:19:27 PM »

Was it going fast?!
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« Reply #152 on: September 01, 2011, 03:37:19 PM »

Disconnect the front motor and run on the rear one.  The Johnson (& Dudek?) 650cc pushrod Triumph liner did 230mph in the 50s with about 65 HP.  Marty Dickerson did about 150mph on his sit-on non-streamlined gas Vincent also in the 1950s.  You should get the record on just the rear motor.  I wanna see it run - don't give up.
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« Reply #153 on: September 01, 2011, 03:47:17 PM »

Lost the front motor, burned a piston.

dag nagget.

can it run with the rear engine only?

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« Reply #154 on: September 01, 2011, 05:35:29 PM »

Bummer -- do you have the parts to do a field repair, or is that motor done for the meet?

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« Reply #155 on: September 01, 2011, 06:17:42 PM »

We had another piston but since this is the last day of the meet and it closes early, there was no time for repairs.

Max has an AMA record as a solo streamliner and an SCTA record as a sidecar streamliner, but at speeds that should be much higher, and since his original goal was the 322 EasyRiders speed, running on one engine wouldn't be considered, whether or not it would be mechanically feasible.

Thanks for your interest and support.

Who knows, Max may try again next year.
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