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Offline Cyclone

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #165 on: August 10, 2013, 10:15:48 PM »
Awesome shots RayThe Rat. Thank you for posting.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #166 on: August 10, 2013, 10:50:22 PM »
Ray,

Thanks for all you do for us in internet land. Your pictures are great. I will look you up on Monday.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #167 on: August 11, 2013, 01:09:25 AM »
THANKS......
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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #168 on: August 11, 2013, 02:02:32 AM »
Lightning out towards the floating mountain and clear skies at the bend, can't get any better. The HAMB BBQ was a blast with a lot of great prizes in the raffle, thanks Trent.

Lots of folks in impound already, be good to see record runs tomorrow. Wind is still kickin with a couple easy-ups and tents being put to the test. At least it's a tail wind.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #169 on: August 11, 2013, 06:03:24 AM »
....sitting here in Melbourne , It's 9pm, that means it's 5am in Wendover......GET UP YOU BASTARDS :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Do something, tell us about it...... I had all sorts of rational reasons for not going this year, none are stacking up right now :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #170 on: August 11, 2013, 06:14:12 AM »
Yep     just waiting to hear the returns before bed

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #171 on: August 11, 2013, 07:54:00 AM »
....sitting here in Melbourne , It's 9pm, that means it's 5am in Wendover......GET UP YOU BASTARDS :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Do something, tell us about it...... I had all sorts of rational reasons for not going this year, none are stacking up right now :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


I'm up, but my legitimacy excludes me from the "bastard" class.  Too bad it doesn't mean diddly sh*t.  :)

Youse guys has still got a coupla hours before return runs is over.  (Imagine that spoken in my grandfather's Pittsburgh "Devil's Triangle" [now known as the "Golden Triangle http://www.lookandlearn.com/history-images/XC1997009882/Slums-Pittsburgh-Pennsylvania?img=1&search=slums%2C+Pittsburgh] dialect.)

Here are the last 4 shots from impound yesterday evening:

The Retarded Sparks Special, running a Caddy flatty on a 141 record.  Looks like it's been "rode hard and put away wet" a coupla times too many, but it seems to go pretty well.  I'll have to see if I can get a shot of the motor later.

A 170 inch slant-six powered Barracuda after qualifying on a 100 (and change) record currently held by Clayton Ebert (who drives with hand controls, since he's normally in a wheelchair.)

The #1936 AA/GRMR "Bonneville Bob."

And the H/BFRMR belonging to Roger Cook and running a 1440 cc Suzuki motor.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #172 on: August 11, 2013, 07:56:57 AM »
Good morning Ray, where ever you may be this early. Hope you got some much needed rest and thanks for your excellent reporting, Mark.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #173 on: August 11, 2013, 07:58:26 AM »
OOPS, you beat me to it.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #174 on: August 11, 2013, 08:18:08 AM »
At the risk of gettin back into the dogfight about fat vs skinny tires, I'm gonna post some photos of the Vinson/Allison Corvette.  They made 2 licensing runs in the 170 range and the team mentioned that it ran straight as an arrow.  Admittedly, they weren't pushing real hard, but even though the car handled well, they switched to "skinnies" so that Rob Freyvogel can open it up for a record attempt.

They didn't change tires because of handling problems or instability, but because of a tire rub on the wheel arch, seen in the 3rd photo.  Rather than risk tire damage and any issues as a result, they swapped 'em out.  They may do some modifications and run the fat tires later, but at this time, they're gonna go with what worked last year.

Last photo is a an MG Midget from Milwaukee...the name otta be familiar to most folks.  They'd just gotten their pit set up when I shot the photo; I assume they'll try to get some runs in today.

Time for me to head out for record returns.


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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #175 on: August 11, 2013, 08:52:04 AM »
thanks for the tire report...:)...

in spite of feelings about old discussions..its pertinent to the situation at hand and may facilitate future forays

how about the solid tires (non-pneumatic) Poteet and Main said to trial this week....?...i know that subject has history here...

nonetheless its all interesting fodder at it relates to SW 2013 and seeking to go faster...

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #176 on: August 11, 2013, 09:16:39 AM »
BAck at it -- setting up for Salt Talks this afternoon.  But first -- George Poteet was making his return run and the car dropped parts about the 1 1/2 - so it was a turnout.  sorry, folks.  Tune in again later for their next attempt.  Other than that, though, most everyone I heard making the return run backed it up -- lots of them in spectacular measure - 10 and 20% above the record speed.  Corngratulations to them, and good luck to today's attempts.

I've got the bike nearly ready to go -- have to make a couple of bodywork brackets before I can get to tech -- but the picnic this afternoon will keep me busy 'til then.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #177 on: August 11, 2013, 09:44:15 AM »
Thanks for all the pics and chatter. Makes sitting at home more bearable. Hope everyone goes home fast and safe!

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #178 on: August 11, 2013, 09:53:37 AM »
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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #179 on: August 11, 2013, 10:16:21 AM »