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Offline fastesthonda_jim

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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2019, 02:28:11 PM »
Yeah, we had fuel problems over and over, so frequently "buttoned" it rather early, like the 2.5 to 3 with EGT's pushing 1500.
On the 309, that was with the chute out going trough one of the lights.  Actually went 323 GPS.
At one point showed .61 on the G meter (hooked up, 7 degrees retard on the Traction Control, 98% throttle, 10lbs+/- boost. WAHOO!).  
And final run of the meet, in order to test a theory (what else are we doing out there), I short shifted everything at 5500 and was in 5th by the 1.
That ride flat HAULS THE MAIL.  Guess I gotta get a new Forum pic.
And the salt was 1980's Bonneville-like.  Smooth, HARD and consistent.  
Suspension logs showed pretty much to same small "spread" for the whole run.
And it goes on forever.  A total chute failure at 400+ would be bumpy but not fatal.  You'd just eventually stop 5+ miles off the end of the course.
And the wonderful Aussies don't have a "Back Door" clock.  They just time a 6th mile!
Never got that far though.  Oil pressure and fuel pressure problems haunted us all week.
The Aussie hospitality is not to be believed.
And yes it is difficult to get to (think driving 100+ miles into Callaway's house at ELMO).  And you do have to bring pretty much everything.
But they had folks driving "in" most days, and the high dollar folks could hitch a ride in a Cessna back to Port Augusta each night if an RV in the wild doesn't suit them.
We stayed about 10 miles from the salt in the DLRA camp where they had rustic showers and toilets and served dinner every night for US $7.50 along with all the beer you could drink.  Not to mention 240Volt 50 cycle (Aussie voltage) hook ups.
And yes we're going back.  It is a week long party with some racing thrown in for good measure!
An no politics or attorneys running things.
Funny too. My best number printed onto a time slip in the new car was 309.438.  In the Bearcat it was 309.483!
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Offline jacksoni

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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2019, 03:37:02 PM »
Nice going Jim!
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2019, 08:17:01 AM »
Next time 438.309?  :?  :-o :-D :cheers:
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Re: US teams going to Gairdner - open discussion
« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2019, 05:36:01 PM »
I like your thinking DDLLC
2006 SCTA High Points Champeen
2006 Dirty "2" Wrench Of The Year
Bonneville "2" Club 2003
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Bonneville Records: G/GS, F/GS (Boy)  G/FS (Girl)
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Unlimited License
300mph line qualified (305.129 best mile speed)
The older half of San Diego's Fastest Couple
2016 Man of Distinction Award
DLRA 2019 Top Speed of The Meet