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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #285 on: August 12, 2013, 04:27:56 PM »
Here are some speed shots done a little earlier...I've been runnin back and forth between the camera and the computer and it's takin longer than...well, it's just takin longer.



That Studebaker truck (#898) is bitchin'...this whole thing is a conspiracy to make me spend more money on my car...  :-D

As I recall, there was a lot of pre-planning before Norris Anderson decided on what truck to build.  He chose that Stude cuz it was slipperier than any other truck in that class...and 622" of Chevy big block doesn't hurt, either.


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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #286 on: August 12, 2013, 04:36:48 PM »
Here are some speed shots done a little earlier...I've been runnin back and forth between the camera and the computer and it's takin longer than...well, it's just takin longer.



That Studebaker truck (#898) is bitchin'...this whole thing is a conspiracy to make me spend more money on my car...  :-D

As I recall, there was a lot of pre-planning before Norris Anderson decided on what truck to build.  He chose that Stude cuz it was slipperier than any other truck in that class...and 622" of Chevy big block doesn't hurt, either.



Yup, that will definitely make a lot of things very aero-friendly...  8-)

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #287 on: August 12, 2013, 04:54:24 PM »
Speed Demon just ran...apparently with a motor/class change: D/BFS.  He ran thru the 4 with an exit speed of 384.  I dunno if he qualified or not.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #288 on: August 12, 2013, 05:11:38 PM »
Speed Demon just ran...apparently with a motor/class change: D/BFS.  He ran thru the 4 with an exit speed of 384.  I dunno if he qualified or not.


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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #289 on: August 12, 2013, 05:34:07 PM »
Well, here I sit in the line for inspection - finally.  I fiddled about most of the day yesterday - 'til noon, then had to set up for salt talks.  So this morning I got the final brackets for the bodywork fabbed and installed and mounted everything - and then the cousin and her family showed up.  So when I eventually got the bike a;l buttoned up and down here for inspection -- the first thing the inspector wanted was to have the tail section removed.  Crap - it took me quite a while to get that on there just right.  So -- before I went to the pit to take it off (didn't want to do that in the line -- would waste other people'e time - I made sure he saw and noted the bike with tail section -- so he didn't then ask us to show it WITH the tail.

But then, before I left this line -- he pointed out that the rules require a bike in gas class to have ALL of the nitrous system removed - not just the bottle.  No way in heck am I gonna remove the lines and solenoids and so on -- so what the heck, I'm now in a fuel class.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #290 on: August 12, 2013, 06:00:40 PM »
Another announcement that the 200mph club dinner was open to the public as long as you buy a ticket.  Has the dinner changed or are they hurting for money? :cheers:  Every time I have gone the banquet room is full. :?

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #291 on: August 12, 2013, 06:05:50 PM »
Thanks again for all the info  ,between the audio, pics and comments its just great coverage  :cheers:

Only thing i would ask if it is practical and can be passed on is at the audio , can there be a background radio or just racetrack track sound or something, so i know when the coverage has dropped out and can refresh , the occasional paper shuffling and mic bumps now actually helps

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #292 on: August 12, 2013, 06:16:44 PM »
Hey, Ray, if you get a chance ask that fella what he did for oil to blower as I am building a 2 stroke with turbo too. Or get his contact info. TIA.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #293 on: August 12, 2013, 06:23:49 PM »
Has anyone had the stream drop out. The stream has stopped more then once since i started listening this morning. when it go's out i hit refresh and it comes back. i was just wondering if i was the only one it was happening too.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #294 on: August 12, 2013, 06:30:26 PM »
Ya, It drops out every so often. But I like to think they are doing the best they can.

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #295 on: August 12, 2013, 06:32:21 PM »
Has anyone had the stream drop out. The stream has stopped more then once since i started listening this morning.

I just hit F5 to refresh. :cheers:

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #296 on: August 12, 2013, 06:51:03 PM »
Well looks like thats the end of the stream for today. enjoyed every minute of it. still cannot wait to hear the turbinator II when it runs. wonder what there chances are of going 500mph at this meet.
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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #297 on: August 12, 2013, 06:55:37 PM »
hope the salt drys out some more , bikes seem a bit limited by it and the number of spins must be near a record

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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #298 on: August 12, 2013, 07:26:04 PM »
Hey, Ray, if you get a chance ask that fella what he did for oil to blower as I am building a 2 stroke with turbo too. Or get his contact info. TIA.

If I see him, I'll ask, but there are a hell of a lotta people here.


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Re: SpeedWeek 2013 - the event
« Reply #299 on: August 12, 2013, 07:59:09 PM »
I have had to hit the 'refresh' about every 15 mins. or so..........That never happened when it was "hosted" by this site.......Oh well, working out the bugs & I'm glad to have the 'stream'.

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