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Author Topic: new EFS streamliner from Italy - Gus Gus -  (Read 21270 times)
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« on: January 05, 2011, 01:09:58 PM »

Hello

My name is Fabio Montani and I'm building an EFS streamliner and plan to run at speed week 2011.
attached a few pics of the car under construction

It is quite difficult to handle the construction and then to run a LSR streamliner project being based in Europe  but I was so fascinated by speed week that I simply couldn't resist and gave up any other motorsport activity to concentrate in this project

Any comment/interest from forum members is welcome


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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011, 01:16:05 PM »

Hello, Fabio - and thanks for joining the landracing.com Forum.  We enjoy seeing the progress of folks new to our forum - and to building for land speed racing, too, so your car and your ideas will be welcomed.  Please post often - and keep us up to date as you progress.
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011, 01:16:22 PM »

sorry I'm not familiar with this oum yet
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011, 01:21:06 PM »

When you want to ost a photo on the topic you've started -- it's just like posting more text -- first click "reply", then typethe words, then click to add "additional options", like photos.  You do not start a new topic for each post.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2011, 01:26:46 PM »

THANK YOU
should be ok now
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2011, 01:28:56 PM »

Welcome to to Landracing. Now tell us a little about the car,engine etc. Also a little about yourself.
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2011, 06:06:18 PM »

That is a very nice- looking car, Fabio. Best of luck at Bonneville.

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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2011, 06:45:12 PM »

That, is a beautiful thing.

Show us more, tell us more.....
what motor?,
what speeds to you hope to run?
Where are you in Italy?
What have you raced before?


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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2011, 06:48:39 PM »

Yes, I am interested in details as well.

Can one of the moderators merge his two threads?
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2011, 08:14:08 PM »

Cool looking car!

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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2011, 09:11:40 PM »

That car looks great.  Is that a motorsickle engine in there? 
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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2011, 09:24:59 PM »

That car looks great.  Is that a motorsickle engine in there? 
I wouldn't think so if it's an E motor.  cheers Wayno
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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2011, 09:31:06 PM »

Do you have any as built pictures. Interesting rear suspension.
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« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2011, 11:07:51 PM »

If you look at the suspension and gearbox and some of the stuff Fabio has in his shop my guess it the engine is some sort of F1 style motor, maybe one of the older (mid 90s) 3.5 units. Fabio looking forward to seeing you next year, give us some more details on your car.

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« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2011, 05:53:36 PM »

Thank you for your interest will try to reply to your question at once:

I'm 51 and leave in Bergamo (near Milan) .I gained significant experience in motorsport as driver and team owner in international sports car - prototype racing including four participation to Daytona 24 hrs.I campaigned in the last years Riley and Scott cars both in Europe and USA till 2002 including my own construction car named ReM in 2002 when this activity come to an end.
I'm a genuine enthusiast and my main activity is in a totally different field.
I have always been fascinated by LSR and since 2007 I regularly visited Bonneville with the people ,old friends with race car engineering experience, actually involved in the project and the construction of Gus Gus .
Also I had a diving experience at Maxton in a GT car just to became more familiar with this kind of motorsport.

Gus Gus project reflect the kind of race cars we are familiar with where applicable with some emphasis on safety that determined the adoption of a carbon tub in conjunction with the tubular chassis ,according the rules, and fabricated aluminium front suspension assy.
The attached pic are quite dated but gives an idea of the combined construction .

The engine is 3,5 litre V8 a Chevroled Indy Racing League 2004 spec built by Menard it run on methanol and deliver 750 Hp at 11.000 RPM. with a max torque of 450 Nm at 8000 RPM.

The gearbox is also a derivative of Indy Racing League manual H 6 speed with much different gearing built by EMCO USA

Aerodynamics has been extensively simulated by computer with particular attention to prevent stagnation of the air under the body.

Bodywork has been modelled full scale to make the moulds and construction is made with prepreg fiberglass-nomex ,the floor is made with stainless.

car dimension :
LENGTH   8004 MM         (24.25)
WIDTH    1145,5                (3,5)

HEIGHT :   
TOP OF CANOPY 960 MM     (37,8)
TOP OF FIN 1460 MM          (57,5)
BOTTOM TO GROUND 50 MM   (2)

FRONT TRACK 800 MM       (31,5)
REAR TRACK  900 MM        (35,4)
WHEELBASE  5036 MM      (15,26)

WEIGHT  1300 KG        (2870 LBS)
FRONT SECTION AREA =  0.91 M2

We hope to achieve speed in the region of 310 miles but we know it will not be easy and we surely need to gain experience to achieve the target.

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