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 91 
 on: October 12, 2017, 12:09:03 PM 
Started by Eddieschopshop - Last post by Eddieschopshop
Ill get some more pics if cage etc. I need to sit in the car then ill give an idea about driver size. It has a Fontana head hilborne injection and dry sump in the motor. Good stuff!

 92 
 on: October 12, 2017, 12:02:50 PM 
Started by Stainless1 - Last post by Rex Schimmer
Stainless,
Great to see you are building a new Bockscar!!! Looking forward to watching your build and see what ever new modifications you will be incorporating. After running the old car for so many years I am sure you have a long list of "If I every do this again I am going to change (insert long list of changes and new ideas here)" .

Rex

 93 
 on: October 12, 2017, 10:53:38 AM 
Started by Slide - Last post by ggl205
From what I've heard, sounds to me that the trouble is not the switch but the track roughness.

Ron

Ron, the three mile short course was rough but not so bad as to trip an inertia switch. Maybe I was the only one having this problem or I just had an overly sensitive switch. Either way, I want something better for next year. Conditions at Bonneville are not getting any better so our new reality is a rougher track and vastly different surface conditions. Just trying to get the car ready for whatever the track gives us.

John

 94 
 on: October 12, 2017, 10:44:55 AM 
Started by Sequim Jim - Last post by Sequim Jim
Here's a freebie.
The easiest way to get a one off, is to use foam. I prefer pink or blue. After you get the foam shaped, spray Super 77 contact cement on it and roll aluminum foil over it. You can get aluminum foil out of any old lady's cupboard, just don't get caught. The foil will give you a surface that you can wax and use release agents. From there do your layup.

 95 
 on: October 12, 2017, 10:38:37 AM 
Started by Slide - Last post by Ron Gibson
From what I've heard, sounds to me that the trouble is not the switch but the track roughness.

Ron

 96 
 on: October 12, 2017, 09:55:08 AM 
Started by smarjoram - Last post by ggl205
Too bad the Blue Flame project wasn't picked up by someone or some company to move it further along the development path. So much had already been learned that would require large sums of money to recreate. Not sure what Bloodhound will actually accomplish but if it fails to achieve, funding of this type for an absolute LSR record may not happen anytime soon.

John

 97 
 on: October 12, 2017, 09:23:38 AM 
Started by Slide - Last post by ggl205
John, We have always used a Ford switch in the Bockscar, never had a problem and only $5 at pick&pull. We used the ford bracket to mount it in the tail of the lakester. cheers
The switch only cut the power to the fuel pump relay.

John, you were there and witnessed first hand the trouble we had with that Ford switch. There has to be a better, higher G switch out there. Tom Burkland mentioned Riekers (sp) as a possible manufacturer of an adjustable G switch that also had a tilt feature but I can not find them anywhere on a net search.

John

 98 
 on: October 12, 2017, 09:20:23 AM 
Started by smarjoram - Last post by MAYOMAN
The wheels and tires had been dynamically tested at 850 mi/h at Goodyear. So that would have been the practical maximum speed. We would have been targeting 800 mi/h for the kilometer and mile record speeds. The chassis had been designed structurally and wind-tunnel model tested (Ohio State University) well above that. I really wish we had tools like CFD back then. This was really still the sliderule era. Another change for the supersonic records would likely have been a refinement of the rear wheel attachment structure. We had begun to do that before the project was terminated. The exposed tubular struts were a compromise for time available. They solved a pitching issue, but a better drag solution was proposed for later.

 99 
 on: October 12, 2017, 09:05:55 AM 
Started by smarjoram - Last post by ggl205
What maximum speed did you reckon the Blue Flame could have achieved?

John

 100 
 on: October 12, 2017, 09:05:20 AM 
Started by SPARKY - Last post by Ron Gibson
Sparky
If I understand your post, sensors on both rear wheels and driveshaft  huh huh huh

Ron

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