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Offline revolutionary

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Re: Breaking Wind
« Reply #345 on: May 15, 2019, 04:36:22 PM »
Any idea what started this disaster? Did the cap come off the unbroken rod shown in your photo?

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

I couldn't find any sign that there was any oiling problems. Looking at where the rod bolts broke, it looks like one had fractured at the root of a thread then the other failed soon after. I could not understand why. I contacted Oliver and ARP. It seems that between when we bought these and when they broke, they changed the rod bolt tensioning procedure as they had found torsional failures. This is specifically called out in their new procedure. New rods (same Oliver Max's) follow the new procedure... That's racing :)
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Re: Breaking Wind
« Reply #346 on: May 15, 2019, 06:05:36 PM »
Any idea what started this disaster? Did the cap come off the unbroken rod shown in your photo?

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

I couldn't find any sign that there was any oiling problems. Looking at where the rod bolts broke, it looks like one had fractured at the root of a thread then the other failed soon after. I could not understand why. I contacted Oliver and ARP. It seems that between when we bought these and when they broke, they changed the rod bolt tensioning procedure as they had found torsional failures. This is specifically called out in their new procedure. New rods (same Oliver Max's) follow the new procedure... That's racing :)

   On our Bill Miller Top Fuel rods, he wants 90 ft lbs one side then the other side. Also high dollar bolts with oil on threads and washers.  We also use his top fuel coated pistons with dykes rings.

Weird to torgue one side to 90 ft lbs then the other but we do it.

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Re: Breaking Wind
« Reply #347 on: June 18, 2019, 11:59:09 AM »
The new headers and exhaust housings are off at Swain Tech now. Let's hope they can get back to by in early July so I can do some dyno testing...
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Re: Breaking Wind
« Reply #348 on: June 26, 2019, 11:51:52 AM »
Proper use of our tennis court this weekend. Painted the interior and engine bay with some Rustoleum Smoke Grey.






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Re: Breaking Wind
« Reply #349 on: June 26, 2019, 06:20:51 PM »

  Dyno then Bville?  Hope so :cheers:

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Re: Breaking Wind
« Reply #350 on: July 03, 2019, 09:27:59 AM »

  Dyno then Bville?  Hope so :cheers:

              JL222
Yup. Plane tickets and rooms are booked so I hope he gets it done in time. Are you guys running this year? I haven't been paying attention to the build threads much.
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Re: Breaking Wind
« Reply #351 on: July 09, 2019, 05:19:29 PM »
I got the exhaust housings and headers back from Swain Tech yesterday. Supposed to be good stuff!
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Re: Breaking Wind
« Reply #352 on: July 10, 2019, 04:09:28 PM »
 :cheers:
Miss LIBERTY,  changing T.K.I.  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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Re: Breaking Wind
« Reply #353 on: July 10, 2019, 04:28:52 PM »

  Dyno then Bville?  Hope so :cheers:

              JL222
Yup. Plane tickets and rooms are booked so I hope he gets it done in time. Are you guys running this year? I haven't been paying attention to the build threads much.

 Yeah, rooms booked, Dyno tomorrow. See you there, go 300, but we hope were faster :-D

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Re: Breaking Wind
« Reply #354 on: July 15, 2019, 09:50:08 PM »
Today was my go/no-go decision day for Speedweek. It looks like we'll push through and see you all there.
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Re: Breaking Wind
« Reply #355 on: July 16, 2019, 12:06:59 AM »
Great news!  We'll see you on the salt. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: Breaking Wind
« Reply #356 on: July 22, 2019, 12:58:52 PM »
Today was my go/no-go decision day for Speedweek. It looks like we'll push through and see you all there.

Good! If you need to stop here for anything on your way there, feel free.
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Re: Breaking Wind
« Reply #357 on: August 01, 2019, 12:16:20 PM »
Getting closer. Runs on starting fluid but has a fueling issue I need to solve. at least I have 9 days before leaving...
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Re: Breaking Wind
« Reply #358 on: August 02, 2019, 12:45:30 PM »
yeah and due to the move one more day of travel time  :-(
Miss LIBERTY,  changing T.K.I.  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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Re: Breaking Wind
« Reply #359 on: August 07, 2019, 12:16:31 PM »
^ exactly....

Car runs now but needs tuning. Still a couple more nights of thrashing and then we hit the road Friday night.  Won't arrive until late Sunday night and hopefully make passes Monday. Thanks to the help from my wife, dad, step-mom, Chris Coffey, Shannon and Lil Mike for being my pit crew next week!
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