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Author Topic: Belly Tank Build Diary  (Read 169838 times)

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Offline Mike Brown

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Re: Belly Tank Build Diary
« Reply #465 on: July 07, 2020, 07:31:51 PM »
I have an in car video if someone could chime in on how to post it or a link to it.  The first pass off the trailer was with no ice in the intercooler was over 200 mph.  The only engine change for the season was from a MAF tuneup to speed density with allowed me to get rid of the air filter hanging out the side of the car.  At the most this resulted in 20 additional horsepower.  We did not make a fourth gear pull on the dyno after the tune up to get an actual maximum horsepower number.  I also added a fairing behind the new smaller cage.  I was going to try a run with the fairing to see if it helped or hurt the speed but it reduced the buffeting on my helmet so much I decided to leave it on.  I did reduce the shift point from 6,400 rpm to 5,800 rpm which was closer to maximum torque verse maximum horsepower.  The car pulled well in third and fourth gears, I am still pedaling the car in first and second to keep from spinning the tires too hard. 

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Re: Belly Tank Build Diary
« Reply #466 on: July 07, 2020, 08:07:54 PM »
Here ya go. How to Upload a Video to YouTube NEWEST VERSION  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O7iUiftbKU
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Offline wobblywalrus

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Re: Belly Tank Build Diary
« Reply #467 on: July 07, 2020, 10:59:36 PM »
Good job, Mike.  A lot of thinking and effort has paid off.

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Re: Belly Tank Build Diary
« Reply #468 on: July 08, 2020, 01:04:15 PM »
The in car video is on Facebook.  This link should get you to it.  https://www.facebook.com/michael.e.brown.754/videos/10214471327655878/

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Re: Belly Tank Build Diary
« Reply #469 on: July 08, 2020, 03:08:11 PM »
Gotta join to see it I guess.
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Re: Belly Tank Build Diary
« Reply #470 on: July 08, 2020, 04:56:39 PM »
Gotta join to see it I guess.

Stan, I don't do Facebook either. But they will usually let you look at stuff for a few minutes, unless you go there all the time. I saw the video above and when it says to register in small letters it says not now. I click that and am good for a minute or two. But I only go there when there is a link like above. Hope that helps you.

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Re: Belly Tank Build Diary
« Reply #471 on: July 08, 2020, 05:31:15 PM »
Click on the link then "not now" to see the video if you don't have a Facebook account. 

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Re: Belly Tank Build Diary
« Reply #472 on: July 08, 2020, 05:51:38 PM »
Thanx, guys!

From a (retired) driver's standpoint, I found a couple of things distracting ? just from my experience at El Mirage and Bonneville.

One ? the patchwork of black rubber stripes.  I can't remember driving over those ? Kinda distracted me.

And, two ? Turning out to the right.  I immediately thought "what's wrong?".  Only ever running No. 1 and El Mirage, I can't remember turning out right.  Of course, I can't remember much of anything any more.

I do remember being given options several times ? right? left? right? left? etc.

Thanx for posting the video and congratulations on a 200+ run.
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Re: Belly Tank Build Diary
« Reply #473 on: July 08, 2020, 07:48:43 PM »
The in car video is on Facebook.  This link should get you to it.  https://www.facebook.com/michael.e.brown.754/videos/10214471327655878/

Sorry I 'm not a joiner  :-(
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Re: Belly Tank Build Diary
« Reply #474 on: July 08, 2020, 08:11:51 PM »
I'm not either ? for sure!

But I said "Not Now" and got to see it.
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Re: Belly Tank Build Diary
« Reply #475 on: Today at 12:13:16 AM »
... the patchwork of black rubber stripes...
Reminds me of rumble strips on approaches to toll gates.
Nice video!
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