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Author Topic: Inline-four crankshaft  (Read 216762 times)

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Offline Jack Gifford

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Re: Inline-four crankshaft
« Reply #465 on: May 17, 2019, 12:28:53 AM »
I built the 4-corner lift/tilt hoist deal back in 1984 when I ran my first blower engine and wanted to be able to deal with the complete engine with blower/injector in place. I've gotten a lot of use out of it.

If you believe "anything's possible", then yeah, it could be going in a couple of months- but it's not likely. Ideally, it would be ready to roll 6 weeks from now when there's a nostalgia tenth mile drag event only 20 miles away. It certainly won't be updated to current SCTA specs by then, but I'm pretty sure they'd let me limp down the track- all 528 feet of it!
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Re: Inline-four crankshaft
« Reply #466 on: June 19, 2019, 01:20:39 AM »
Thrashing on it and getting a lot done. Hoping to have it moving in time to do some test running at the local (S.Butler NY) tenth-mile dragstrip on June 30th (first of this summer's four nostalgia events). It won't be SCTA compliant by then (12 year old tires, etc.) but I believe I'll be allowed on the track.
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Re: Inline-four crankshaft
« Reply #467 on: June 28, 2019, 11:24:44 PM »
I haven't learned the art of lakester-packing yet- the tank will need to grow a big blister around the blower. However, I just squeaked by to have it ready for a trial run (a whole tenth of a mile!) Sunday. I selected quick-change gears for about 120 MPH (instead of 200+ for landspeed venues), but it sure won't perform like a drag machine.
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Re: Inline-four crankshaft
« Reply #468 on: June 29, 2019, 12:38:54 AM »
Go for it Jack and enjoy some of the fruits of your labor!  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Good luck!

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Re: Inline-four crankshaft
« Reply #469 on: June 29, 2019, 06:23:21 AM »
Good luck Jack! Keep us posted.
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Re: Inline-four crankshaft
« Reply #470 on: June 29, 2019, 05:01:06 PM »
Off to the [drag] races! :-)
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Re: Inline-four crankshaft
« Reply #471 on: June 29, 2019, 05:33:48 PM »
Make us Tank Guys proud, Jack.  :cheers:
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Re: Inline-four crankshaft
« Reply #472 on: June 30, 2019, 11:14:20 PM »
"Speed Queen" made me proud today- didn't embarrass me at all (starting in 'high gear' on a dragstrip)! First time out went amazingly well- no problems, no fluids on trailer deck coming home. I'm mad that I didn't look at ANY gauge during those quick few seconds- not even the tach. And the strip's timing equipment didn't get any numbers. All I know is that it ain't no slouch.

I just looked for 'South Butler Nostalgia Drags' on facebook- the first video was my run.
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Re: Inline-four crankshaft
« Reply #473 on: June 30, 2019, 11:22:33 PM »
Mike Kelly - PROUD owner of the V4F that powered the #1931 VGC to a 82.803 mph record in 2008!

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Re: Inline-four crankshaft
« Reply #474 on: July 01, 2019, 12:14:57 AM »
That car sounds and looks nice. 

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Re: Inline-four crankshaft
« Reply #475 on: July 01, 2019, 05:00:38 AM »
Jack,

     Congratulations!  :cheers:  Very impressive first time out!  Next safari Loring?

Mike,

     Big thanks for the link  8-)

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Re: Inline-four crankshaft
« Reply #476 on: July 01, 2019, 07:56:10 AM »
Well done Jack. Most of us who have built major projects have been there at one time or another. Now that most of the stress of first time is gone you'll be able to do a proper test program.

Boy, does it ever sound good and looks great!  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Inline-four crankshaft
« Reply #477 on: July 01, 2019, 05:03:33 PM »
Jack...?.Great Job...at the end of the day, hard work does pay off....good luck...Paul...
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Re: Inline-four crankshaft
« Reply #478 on: July 01, 2019, 08:06:12 PM »
The top end charge in high gear looked and sounded great congratulations     :cheers:
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Re: Inline-four crankshaft
« Reply #479 on: July 02, 2019, 05:14:36 PM »
Sounds GREAT!! Great job Jack!!

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