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Offline bvillercr

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1050 on: May 13, 2010, 12:13:20 PM »
Mike that was a hint:

In the last few months a family member has become ill with an intense and undiagnosed pain. It comes and goes every other week, so some weeks are great and some are not so great.  We could have the car ready tonight but we can't leave this person alone in the current health condition.  So unfortunately we will not be making this may meet. :evil:  so instead we are looking at the June meet, it's been a long time since we have been to a one day meet, I hope the track is good this weekend for all and for us in June.  I will still keep updating as we progress.   :cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1051 on: May 13, 2010, 01:11:00 PM »
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

I really appreciate the updates and the application of engineering on your car!  Thanks for taking the time to keep us posted.

Geo

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1052 on: May 13, 2010, 08:07:26 PM »
Geo thanks, we go some good news today.  It's not cancer, but it could be Rhumatoid arthritis which can be very painful and cause swelling.

On a lighter note we have the car on the dyno and are going to tune it later tonight. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1053 on: May 13, 2010, 09:22:36 PM »
Troy and John,

Glad to hear it was not the big "C". If it is RA get the best doctor you can find to try and get it under control. My heart goes out to your family member, and I will keep them in my prayers.

When you get the dyno results if you don't want to post them, send me a PM and I will see what I can come up with speed wise. I need the whole sheet both torque and HP.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1054 on: May 13, 2010, 09:55:53 PM »
Troy and John:

If it's RA get a good rheumatoid specialist. It can be beaten.

In 2002 / 2003 I had RA badly enough that I walked with 2 canes, I couldn't step the length of my foot and I couldn't lift my arms to the side more than about 6 or 8 inches. With good drugs and physiotherapy, both of which I got off about 4 years ago, I now lead a pretty normal life with little pain and unless you knew about my past you wouldn't know I've been through it.

Every time I start to feel a little limited or a little sore I think back to those times. I smile to myself and think how great it is to be alive and able to really enjoy life again.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1055 on: May 13, 2010, 11:14:47 PM »
Troy and John:

Rheumatoid arthritis is a bad animal. My son-in-law is a big strappin' fellow that can work bent over all day and keep on peckin'.

He went thru the same problem. It took several doctors before he found a specialist that gave him any relief.

He is back to supporting his family but it has been a struggle and w/o the insurance that he had, he wouldn't have

made it. Medication at the rate of $3000 per month.

Keep looking and you will find someone that can give the needed care.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1056 on: May 14, 2010, 02:41:22 PM »
  Thanks everybody :-) The family member is my wife Linda, she has been through a lot this past year with a lung lobe removal due to cancer, which so far test show she has beaten. This latest problem was first diagnosed as shingles but now its not acting like shingles. so more testing is being done. Linda amazes me with her non complaining with all the pain and problems she has and I'm blessed to be married to her.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1057 on: May 14, 2010, 03:17:48 PM »
 Thanks everybody :-) The family member is my wife Linda, she has been through a lot this past year with a lung lobe removal due to cancer, which so far test show she has beaten. This latest problem was first diagnosed as shingles but now its not acting like shingles. so more testing is being done. Linda amazes me with her non complaining with all the pain and problems she has and I'm blessed to be married to her.

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Hope this works out well, Best wishes.   :cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1058 on: May 14, 2010, 07:41:41 PM »
On a lighter note, the refreshed engine sounds great.  More dyno time on Monday, no numbers yet.  Still getting a base map set. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1059 on: May 15, 2010, 01:58:52 PM »

  Ordered 2 EFI pumps [ 1 spare one] from Summit thrusday and they arrived fri at 5 pm. Low buck ones because we just use it to prime system. Dyno testing put off to monday as there is no El Mirage rush now.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1060 on: May 15, 2010, 08:00:51 PM »
That is to be one of my projects this year.
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1061 on: May 16, 2010, 08:49:12 AM »
John, I hope your wife gets better, those Harts are a tough breed....

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1062 on: May 16, 2010, 01:01:33 PM »
John, I hope your wife gets better, those Harts are a tough breed....

  You got that right Gary :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1063 on: May 18, 2010, 09:50:55 AM »
You learn a lot with a dyno.... :-o  Yesterday we were warming up the car on the dyno and discovered that there may be a possible vacuum leak somewhere, so we shut it down and looked.  We tightened the manifold and restarted the engine and proceeded the dyno work.  The throttle would go up to a certain RPM and not back down until you physically shut the butterfly, so we shut her down again to take a look.  As it turns out we had a loose butterfly screw, so we thought.  As we took apart the butterfly we discover the butterfly shaft was broken.  So we would not have made the May meet anyway. :evil:  Today we will contact Wilson and try to get a free bee shaft from them.




One of our tuners Justin Coffman messing around with our Wilson elbow.  Yeah it's big. :-o




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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1064 on: May 18, 2010, 11:29:21 AM »
SH*T happends, doesn't it Troy? There are so many little things that can go wrong.