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Author Topic: Team Unorthodux, the third year  (Read 25377 times)

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Offline mergatroyd

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Re: Team Unorthodux, the third year
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2015, 11:16:11 PM »
Awesome thread mergatroyd. I really like the post on casting. :cheers:

Regards, Mike.

Thanks!

I've been learning (as in reading, not tried yet) some fiberglass tricks from you and sofadriver that I'll likely put into practice on the other bike.  Pics of it after I can jigger it around the metric ton of stuff hiding in that container.  It needs to come out anyway so I can see in daylight how badly those fairing mods ended up.
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Re: Team Unorthodux, the third year
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2015, 11:18:15 PM »
If I can help in any way I'm in.

God Bless and good luck.

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Re: Team Unorthodux, the third year
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2015, 12:03:21 AM »
Hey, Quenten!  Don't know if you remember me from Speedweek 2 years ago and the Monster forum.  Looks like you got bit by the salt bug, too!  I thought I was thinking outside the box but you're waaaay outside!  Very, very cool!   :cheers:
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Re: Team Unorthodux, the third year
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2015, 04:36:55 AM »
The bike at Loring is one of the Frink's. Harley engine, rear cylinder is the super charger. I will do some digging around tonight and see what I can find for pictures. I think his is shovel based

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Re: Team Unorthodux, the third year
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2015, 09:53:16 PM »
This is the only picture I have of the bike. I thought I had more. Looks like top speed has been 93.453


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Re: Team Unorthodux, the third year
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2015, 10:28:03 PM »
This is the only picture I have of the bike. I thought I had more. Looks like top speed has been 93.453


Very cool!  Thanks for the pic!

Loring is a timed mile, standing start?
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« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2015, 06:57:42 AM »
Speeds are timed at both 1.0 and 1.5 miles.

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Re: Team Unorthodux, the third year
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2015, 11:22:43 PM »
A bunch of stuff showed up today, and I ordered what are supposed to be the proper injectors for my poison-infused plans.

Time will tell how well I have planned to integrate/invent stuff I could have learned more easily with an apprenticeship to a race team...
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Re: Team Unorthodux, the third year
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2015, 11:43:46 PM »
So, my high flow injectors showed up, and are a 75% solution to what I wanted.

I know, I know, want in one hand...  :dhorse:

So we'll have to be making/buying some bits to fit them in something that resembles a useful location.  Packaging, packaging, packaging.

On a packaging note, I think I have avoided having to re-package the air intakes and cooling system!  Bonus!

I should have some more pics this weekend...
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Re: Team Unorthodux, the third year
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2015, 07:35:51 AM »

So we'll have to be making/buying some bits to fit them in something that resembles a useful location.  Packaging, packaging, packaging.


When Keith Duckworth was complemented about the compactness and accessory integration on the then new DFV F1 engine, his reply was: "Packaging is everything."
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Re: Team Unorthodux, the third year
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2015, 12:40:32 AM »
Both bikes.  It looks like nothing has changed, but trust me, there's progress.

And the fairing has been approved...
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Re: Team Unorthodux, the third year
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2015, 06:37:57 PM »
A long overdue update:

Injectors packaged and installed... no pictures, because I am across the country.

I will be coming to the salt this year with an incomplete aero package.  That's okay, because the rider isn't licensed for record speed yet, and I still haven't fired it up and cured the mystery rev limiter.

For this latest metal-casting experiment, I decided to try to make a lost foam investment....

Add to the list of things I have now learned:
If you need to make a relatively large investment, you need a mechanized mixing apparatus.  My plaster/sand/water mix got very lumpy before I finished mixing it and refused to suck in any more water.

I have that bike in to get an exhaust made... I don't have CNC tube-cutting machinery at home and required angles/tolerances were not conducive to cutting bent tubing by ear.

I have no idea what I'm doing... but it seems to be working!

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Re: Team Unorthodux, the third year
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2015, 12:57:36 PM »


Fuel tank and exhaust for the 500 single.
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Re: Team Unorthodux, the third year
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2015, 09:16:25 PM »
Link to a video my brother took of the first loud noises we've made this season:
https://www.facebook.com/grant.fuller.56/videos/10204694142338129/

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Re: Team Unorthodux, the third year
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2015, 10:15:36 PM »
Methanol is good, but it killed the fuel pump.

Add to that the discovery of more work needed in injector packaging.

packaging, packaging, packaging. :dhorse:

But we did get the new blower head cast today.  It's off to the lathe for gussying/finishing.
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