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 on: December 12, 2018, 03:59:24 PM 
Started by 2club - Last post by Rex Schimmer
Not really sure how to take that comment: "Unless your name is Rex just be a copy cat and get building...." but I will take it as a complement! Actually there is quite a bit of data regarding aero objects moving close to the ground you just have to find them and then see how they apply to what ever you are working on. The laws of physics i.e. aerodynamics, apply to everyone and everywhere you just have to figure out which ones and how they pertain to your specific project.

Flat bottom cars are built because they are much easier to build than a round bottom car, more room for "stuff" and you only need to build half of the body!



 on: December 12, 2018, 03:58:09 PM 
Started by QikNip - Last post by QikNip
Not that I'm even remotely close to making it with my present car, but after reading the rules for 200 MPH club membership I'm confused. It seems to say you can get a red hat by breaking a class record with a speed over 200, but it also seems to say if you run over 200 that also qualifies for membership.  I've always assumed it was the first one. But is that true? huh

 on: December 12, 2018, 03:33:35 PM 
Started by Brickster - Last post by Brickster
Ran the engine on Saturday 12-8-18
Did all low boost stuff, 4.5 psi and spun it to 6500
Made 720hp and 625 ftlb 
Pic and videos on my Facebook
Brick Casper

 on: December 12, 2018, 03:18:00 PM 
Started by tauruck - Last post by tauruck
Thanks Sid. cheers cheers cheers cheers

 on: December 12, 2018, 03:13:49 PM 
Started by wobblywalrus - Last post by thecarfarmer
Wow, I just spent the last few days reading through the last 216 pages...

At various points, I found myself wanting to post a reply "you need to join the Speedtalk forum...", "you don't *need* to buy a mig gun, your oxy torch and Solar flux Will weld SS", and so many others - and remembered that the topic was years old...

But now I've caught up, I'd recommend cutting a few sets of bells out of some inexpensive plastic.  PE oughta be cheap.  Fuel cells are made of it, so gas shouldn't hurt it.  TAP Plastics has stores in PDX and Tigard; is one of those close?

I expect you might find an advantage to being able to tune that intake length to track conditions, changes in cam timing, etc...

 on: December 12, 2018, 02:30:51 PM 
Started by Lemming Motors - Last post by manta22
Sid, you couldn't fit a capacitor big enough to make a difference into a 40 ft streamliner. Not enough energy storage in a capacitor.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

 on: December 12, 2018, 01:53:35 PM 
Started by wobblywalrus - Last post by wobblywalrus
Another interesting article.

 on: December 12, 2018, 01:34:17 PM 
Started by tauruck - Last post by kiwi belly tank
I went through the cam thing this summer & found very little interest from the cam companies to whittle me out a grind to my specs to prolong valve spring life, they all wanted to fit me up with an off the shelf cam.
 Howard Cams on the other hand went out of their way to come up with a steel billet blank that would take my specs, they had it to me in seven days & charged me the same price as a production grind.

 on: December 12, 2018, 01:16:44 PM 
Started by Lemming Motors - Last post by kiwi belly tank
The end goal is to not lose voltage so there's many ways to do that including capacitors. If you're worried about 1.5 hp loss with an alternator, a screw head in the wrong place on the body skin will suck up that much.
The Davies-Craig water pump from Aus has been around for years & comes with a controller.
I have two Meziere pumps on the KB.

 on: December 12, 2018, 01:00:33 PM 
Started by comet - Last post by gowing
After the success of the Thrust SSC, I was curious and excited to see what next on the drawing board.
The bloodhound looked to be a logical successor to the "fastest" crown.

It wasn't long until it seemed that "fundraising" was a primary focus of the project, and I lost interest.
The 2017 test runs renewed my hopes that running the car was still a possibility, But now I suspect that it was a
publicity stunt in order to hopefully obtain more funding.

I find it interesting that the track was completed before the car.
 I don't think that I would have done things in that order (putting the cart before the horse), but I assume that their
management  had a valid reason at the time.

R.I.P. Boondoggle, I mean Bloodhound.

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