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 61 
 on: December 10, 2018, 06:46:21 PM 
Started by manta22 - Last post by manta22
Back in the "Olden Days" when I was in College at William & Mary, I had a good friend who was a car guy and an artist, "Weed" we called him (a name from a sci-fi novel that he liked), his real name was "William S. Gregory" so he was called "Pope" on occasion. He drew a Christmas card for all of our close-knit group and I saved that card for all these years. This year I scanned it so that I could share it with you all.

Merry Christmas!

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

 62 
 on: December 10, 2018, 06:34:16 PM 
Started by Seldom Seen Slim - Last post by kiwi belly tank
Interesting pic...






 Nope not Isky thats Bill Hines a master with the torch used to melt the lead he used doing body work on the many customs cars he worked on. The cigar was always in his mouth a true master of the craft using lead.
Yep! cheers
  Sid.

 63 
 on: December 10, 2018, 06:29:27 PM 
Started by comet - Last post by kiwi belly tank
It's sad to see the effort get so close and not make it. I hope this news causes some angel investor to save the project.

Due to low ROI, investors steer clear of LSR - a philanthropist is what's required.

The Aussie Invader is in a similar situation in that they're looking for funds as well.

Seems the NA Eagle is the only financially viable absolute contender still standing.
I believe it doesn't fit FIA regulations.
  Sid.

 64 
 on: December 10, 2018, 06:24:59 PM 
Started by Lemming Motors - Last post by kiwi belly tank
With engine electronics you'll need an alternator so include the stock water pump if you can, cheap & simple.
  Sid.

 65 
 on: December 10, 2018, 06:13:29 PM 
Started by comet - Last post by tauruck
I think one of the problems they had was losing sight of the objective. It became a public relations project, publicity was its prime objective. It can be argued that publicity was necessary to entice contributions and vendor cooperation but they went too far in that direction. The necessary engineering and construction suffered de-emphasis due to the bandwagon management. For many years NASA suffered the same problems, they focused on publicity, "space camp", classroom science programs, and other Disneyland-style promotion. Too bad, it looks like Bloodhound will be all for naught.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

When they were here they had all the school kids invested and going nuts.

 66 
 on: December 10, 2018, 05:55:25 PM 
Started by Lemming Motors - Last post by tauruck
John when I began building my race car using the drop tank as a body I realized I was now joining an elite group of builders who discovered the LESS is MORE theory.  That being LESS space available and lots MORE stuff to add. Oh the fun of it all plus many nights of lost sleep thinking where oh where to put everything.    cheers


And when you do sleep, Nightmares!!!!. cheers

 67 
 on: December 10, 2018, 05:42:31 PM 
Started by Lemming Motors - Last post by ronnieroadster
John when I began building my race car using the drop tank as a body I realized I was now joining an elite group of builders who discovered the LESS is MORE theory.  That being LESS space available and lots MORE stuff to add. Oh the fun of it all plus many nights of lost sleep thinking where oh where to put everything.    cheers

 68 
 on: December 10, 2018, 05:18:20 PM 
Started by Mobacken Racing - Last post by Mobacken Racing
I disassembled the rest of the engine tonight, and luckily I found no big surprises. Smiley



A bit of soot from the post run flames were expected, but look at this mark on the shaft tunnel. It looks to me like there has been oil leaking past the o-ring seal on the oil inlet. A later check of the seal confirmed that it was damaged.



The bearings look just fine to me, a bit of shine to the pressure pads but they donīt look worn. The same goes for the journal bearings, no problems there.



I wonder why the silicone seal around the shaft tunnel/diffusor plate joint has worn like this?



Some of the welds on the NGV vanes had cracks in them, I will add more filler to the welds to make them sturdier.



Here is the compressor cover, no use trying to interpret the wear marks since there is no way of knowing if any of them are from a rub that loosened the comp nut.



I got the suction oil filter in the mail today, now I just have to wait for the AN10 hose fittings before I can fit it to the suction line.



Cheers!
/Anders

 69 
 on: December 10, 2018, 05:16:24 PM 
Started by Mobacken Racing - Last post by Mobacken Racing
Maj: It is more common that a clockwise turning turbine shaft has a left hand thread, that way the turbine torque only tightens the nut further.

Wobblywalrus: I am discussing this with some guys at the jet community, the tractorpulling guys make keyways to lock the compressors on the shafts and some suggests double nuts that lock against each other.

I am sort of hesitant to adding anything to the rotor since it is designed by Garrett to work with a single nut and a proper torquing down, adding stuff to a rotor that spins up to 75.000rpm feels like begging for more problems.

Cheers!
/Anders


 70 
 on: December 10, 2018, 05:15:29 PM 
Started by tauruck - Last post by tauruck
My throttle body blank is at Geraldo for final machining. The old guy looks good
and I have a feeling he beat the Colon cancer.🙏🙏🙏.

Ian and I are arguing because I can't get to grips with Autodesk. He refused to
help with drawings. I couldn't find all the materials I needed so I bought a kid's
Math set. Compass, protractor etc.

Spent yesterday doing drawings. Bear in mind
I was educated at a school where we never had shop class. grin grin grin.

We'll know in a few days if the throttle body is a winner.
Old habits die hard. I weighed the blank before Geraldo machined it the first time.
3,3Kg and after it was 2,1. I don't expect it will lose any significant weight this time
around.

Excited and impatient. Got my MoJo back and have to make up for the year I lost. evil


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