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Offline Dynoroom

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Re: Modified roadster construction
« Reply #285 on: August 25, 2017, 09:49:04 PM »
Well well, another year at the salt. It would be nice to tell you all things went great, but we are going to be working to repair body damage from this seasons course conditions.

It does appear we have solved the engines electrical issues we dealt with over the last two years. The power was there (even if we couldn't use it) & drive-ability was exactly what the driver wanted. Unfortunately, getting sideways at upwards of 230 MPH is not good for certain body parts, like the engine cover. Also, trying to clear the course to not hold up the event is not good for the nose. So I guess we will dig in & repair the body, probably better than repairing engine or drive line damage.   
We will also be looking at adding more weight, why not...
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Offline jdincau

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Re: Modified roadster construction
« Reply #286 on: August 25, 2017, 10:09:57 PM »
     We had the same experience at 150 mph in the street roadster. No traction (15 to 20 MPH tire slip). Spun it twice, ripped up the bottom of the duce shell, some of it from the off course crunchies, some from the 6 inch potholes on the road from the pits to the short course. Saturday we had MUD on the car from towing to the short course, it was miserable. We need about 500 lbs of weight to run in those conditions, a big difference from 2009-10 when it was smooth and dry.
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