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Author Topic: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)  (Read 886776 times)

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Offline landsendlynda

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1185 on: July 16, 2010, 02:06:14 PM »
How can there ever be too much information on a build???   :-o  Seems to me, the more information available, the more questions are answered for new builds and more options for current builds!!!   Besides, I enjoy reading all of the build diaries and I don't even race!!  :roll:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1186 on: July 16, 2010, 02:12:27 PM »
I do not post much at all, but I love your updates and look forward to your updates no matter how "small" they may be.  Please keep them coming, it makes me feel vested in your effort!

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1187 on: July 16, 2010, 02:36:48 PM »
 :cheers:  X2 from me!   Keep up the good work, and We'll see you on the Salt, or dirt, soon!      Crow.
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1188 on: July 17, 2010, 06:38:44 AM »
those headers are beautiful!!
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1189 on: July 17, 2010, 09:24:54 AM »
It seems to me, from the number of hits we receive on www.target550.com, the information that is posted is followed

very closely. I try to show as much of what is done as possible. Then when the car runs, if there are problems and a

fix is needed, the readers will have an idea of where the problem started. They can refer to that area of the build in

past postings and feel as if they are part of the ongoing process.

It appears that this post comes in the same area. Both posts also give ideas as to how a certain part is built and the method

may help another builder.

Thanks for such a comprehensive diary.  I'll see you on the Salt.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1190 on: July 18, 2010, 11:54:23 AM »
We should be completely done with both headers by Tuesday. :-P we will then proceed to placing two more data loggers and start the wiring.  Dyno pulls are right around the corner. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1191 on: July 18, 2010, 12:02:52 PM »
Thanks Freud, sometimes I wonder if I'm posting too much info and people will start getting bored with the thread. :mrgreen:

I think you have more fans than you realize - we appreciate your dedication to the car and the build diary.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1192 on: July 18, 2010, 12:13:40 PM »
Cpt. Chrispy is right -- you haven't heard me asking you to step ack and cut down on the posts to the diary, have you?  Nope -- nor will you.  Thanks very much for your posts.
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1193 on: July 18, 2010, 02:14:41 PM »
Right on!   :cheers:

You wouldn't have 116947 hits on this thread if people weren't interested in reading all of it.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1194 on: July 21, 2010, 09:54:24 AM »
We didn't work on the car on Monday so we are a day behind.  Tuesday we worked on the drivers side header and are almost finished welding the braces and pipes.  By the time I get to the shop today most or all the welding will be complete. :-D All thats left to weld is 1 1/4 pipes at the flange, heat up the braces and bend to pipe and weld, the top braces need fiting and welding, and drill and weld all EGT bungs and A/F bung. 

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1195 on: July 21, 2010, 11:35:42 AM »
 :cheers: I'm sure that Keystone lite can is for holding spare rod,,right?   Keep up the good work, and photos!   BCNU on the Salt!     Crow
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1196 on: July 21, 2010, 02:13:17 PM »
:cheers: I'm sure that Keystone lite can is for holding spare rod,,right?   Keep up the good work, and photos!   BCNU on the Salt!     Crow

  Also, special lined can to keep from getting oldtimers disease ''if I remember right'' + more cans for the buck :-D

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1197 on: July 21, 2010, 03:41:07 PM »
Remember, too much keystone leads to beer pong cattle branding :-o
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1198 on: July 21, 2010, 03:46:36 PM »
Remember, too much keystone leads to beer pong cattle branding :-o

  Hey don't talk about our crew member :roll:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1199 on: July 21, 2010, 04:13:39 PM »
Cool thread! Lot's of pics and info- I love it.
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