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Offline Podunk

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #810 on: July 28, 2020, 03:53:03 PM »
Wheel looks great. Glad to see them finished. Need more pictures.

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #811 on: July 30, 2020, 08:30:34 AM »
Got the old wiring installed... running a few tests to ensure everything works.  It ain't pretty... there's only so much lipstick you can put on a pig.  Lots of temporary wires since the wiring plan was considerably different.  Could not find a spot that I liked for the Motec that would reach everything... so it found its own spot based on fitting the wiring to the motor.
But during our initial tests the motor coughed when we were checking the starter button worked as advertised... so I gave it a little throttle and it lit...
More testing scheduled today, will put the wheels on and put it on the ground.... there is hope...
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« Last Edit: July 30, 2020, 03:42:25 PM by Stainless1 »
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MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #812 on: July 30, 2020, 12:02:00 PM »
Oh heck theres still a week before the pits open. You got this covered.    :-)
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #813 on: July 30, 2020, 01:26:47 PM »
That sounds truly promising Stainless. Good luck the rest of the way. Your strong effort's being rewarded.  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #814 on: August 02, 2020, 07:33:30 AM »
Well today I am changing to lighter springs on the shocks... Ross and I got it on the scales... made the corners balance... figured out neither of us are suspension gurus but we are at it anyway. 
Still lots to be done in a short period but we are officially in thrash mode.
Hey Stan... do the the wheels look finished?  Well they are not really... when we get back I need to send them to anodize but these will work for now.
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #815 on: August 02, 2020, 09:08:59 AM »
I predict a record being obliterated :cheers:
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #816 on: August 02, 2020, 10:38:08 AM »
Good luck, Bob. Be safe, go fast.
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #817 on: August 02, 2020, 11:43:22 AM »
Stainless & JohnBoy and the whole team,

first, stay well and fine and away from the troublemaker

second, give our new baby some nice runs through the mile marker that you get the necessary numbers for some records in the near future

All the best from good ole Germany.....tough to miss that meet

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #818 on: August 03, 2020, 12:15:10 AM »
Thanks guys... only about a weeks worth of work left...  :?
But I'm trying to get that done tomorrow.... Ross (MC2032) has been helping all weekend... OK... for the last 2 years... we got it on the ground with John Goodman's (ggl205) help and coaching on suspension... rolled it out and managed a "half a dozen" point turn around to face it the other way.  It has seen the light of day on it's own wheels
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #819 on: August 03, 2020, 12:26:20 AM »
A long ways in a short time and it is beautiful.    :cheers:

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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #820 on: August 03, 2020, 01:09:17 AM »
Woohoo  :clap
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #821 on: August 03, 2020, 02:41:01 AM »
Looking fast :cheers:
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #822 on: August 03, 2020, 08:35:16 AM »
A few wheel pictures
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #823 on: August 03, 2020, 01:17:09 PM »
Looks fast :clap
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Re: Bockscar 2.0
« Reply #824 on: August 03, 2020, 10:09:32 PM »
Thanks guys... only about a weeks worth of work left...  :?
But I'm trying to get that done tomorrow.... Ross (MC2032) has been helping all weekend... OK... for the last 2 years... we got it on the ground with John Goodman's (ggl205) help and coaching on suspension... rolled it out and managed a "half a dozen" point turn around to face it the other way.  It has seen the light of day on it's own wheels
 :cheers:

That looks great brother. You built it in record time. God Bless and be safe.