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Build Diaries / Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Last post by Stainless1 on July 01, 2020, 11:38:14 PM »
Jerry, near the Rapids according to the label... love their porters, stouts, scotch ales... anything they age in a barrel... never had a bad one... lots of good ones... wish they came more than 4 at a time... they are rare here, but when I find them... yep... buy them
I think the last time we put on roll bar pad we used a heat gun.... might play with that... anyone have any tricks to share?
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Your wallet equals your HP,so make as much HP as you can afford and take it from there.So much more that goes into flat out speed but the money to make the DEPENDABLE HP is huge!
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SpeedWeek 2020 / Re: Meeting result
« Last post by ggl205 on July 01, 2020, 04:11:50 PM »
JR529, the driver will be wearing a balaclava that is something of a mask and helmets are all full face so drivers are the least of the starters worry. He may want all crew to stand back 10 feet or so while he checks out driver safety equipment. I think this part can be handled safely.

John
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SpeedWeek 2020 / Re: Meeting result
« Last post by gnomenator on July 01, 2020, 03:34:02 PM »
I speak for myself and maybe a few others in the same boat- I am past the 'a little long in the tooth' era of my life ,so between losing years to poor salt/rain-outs etc, I see ANY chance to run as worth the risk-hell, everytime we climb into one of these hotrods, we are gambling our life ! As has been mentioned before, it's not a mandatory thing, if you aren't comfortable, don't attend. I, for one appreciate the hard work that all the volunteers and officials do, and don't want to endanger anybody. But if they choose to attend, we are all grown aduts! Ok, I'm done! Stay safe all ! :cheers: 1drink
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SpeedWeek 2020 / Re: Meeting result
« Last post by jimmy six on July 01, 2020, 02:54:58 PM »
Even tho I am a fan of our starting line procedures, perhaps it?s time for the drivers and his team to assure the driver is ready. NASCAR  USAC, INDY, NHRA starters don?t. The doors, canopy, etc would be open for starter communication If needed.

To me the most important thing a driver needs to know is where he is going: 3 mile short course or 5 mile long course and which way to turn off. 

My thoughts on your question. JD
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Just a quick question for the guys that have already done this.... on average, for a full size, standard cab truck, specifically a 1995 Dodge with standard bed, what would be a reasonable horsepower needed to reach 200 mph at Bonneville? No real mods to the truck?s body other than to remove the side mirrors, and possibly a front spoiler to keep air from going under the truck and causing lift, and the same for the rear, a bed cover and small spoiler to keep the back end planted for traction. The 1st gen Dodge Ram trucks, just looking at them, they look quite a bit more aerodynamic than say my 2006 Dodge truck? 
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Bonneville General Chat / Re: Doug Herbert
« Last post by ratpatrol66 on July 01, 2020, 02:07:40 PM »
Nobody could find him, wait that's Waldo.
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SpeedWeek 2020 / Re: Meeting result
« Last post by JR529 on July 01, 2020, 01:58:16 PM »
I am a volunteer and responded to the question asking if I am going to work as a tentative yes.

But I have to admit I question one thing, and that is how are we going to act with any sort of safety at the starting line? How exactly does a starter clear you to run without practically getting into the car with you to pull on all your belts, check your helmet strap, arm restraints, neck restraint, fire bottle pins, everything? The driver will already be in their helmet and breathing hard and they definitely wont have a mask on. I understand how we can mitigate risks during almost all of the event but I don't see what can be done for that one.

Genuinely asking.
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Build Diaries / Re: UK Lakester build G/GL
« Last post by ronnieroadster on July 01, 2020, 01:42:31 PM »
Tail fin thingy - yes.

The rear structure (where it goes pointy) is not shown in the pics of the chassis on the path.

I was thinking CofG for front / rear weight distribution / traction at this stage. I assume at this stage that up to 60 percent of the total mass on the rear tires is the target?



    John once you have determined the C/P for your lakester you may be surprised to find the front axle to rear axle weights will be extremely close when moving the weights around to get the C/G forward of the C/P.  On my car the final axle weights needed so the C/G was forward of the C/P is less than a 200 pound difference. 
    Ronnieroadster
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