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Author Topic: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)  (Read 886791 times)

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Offline bvillercr

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1260 on: August 11, 2010, 10:12:37 PM »
Terry thanks, Evo we will have an in car camera and hopefully one of our crew members can video us making a pass.  And if we are real lucky maybe some real video person can get a shot or two of it running down the salt. :-D

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1261 on: August 11, 2010, 10:59:18 PM »
im thinking 300mph+ :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1262 on: August 12, 2010, 08:36:35 AM »
We just left and are on our way to the salt.  We will pull in tonight around 10-12. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1263 on: August 12, 2010, 01:33:39 PM »
Last year we pulled into Winnemucka and came across Rex at the gas station.  He had been hailed and rained on and was stopped trying to get dried out while fueling.  Well we just ran into him again at a rest stop an hour west of Reno.  We chatted for a while and now we are all back on the road. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1264 on: August 13, 2010, 12:19:56 AM »
Well no Wendover tonight.  We got a flat just outside battle mountain beforeyou get to Carlin.  We put the spare on and slowed down to make sure we would make it to Wendover.  Then bamm the second one blew!  Now we're limping back to Elko to spend the night and get all new tire tomorrow. :evil:  Hope to get tires early and get into Wendover asap.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1265 on: August 13, 2010, 04:58:29 AM »
Hope your getting rid of all the bad luck early and the racing goes smooth and fast. Have fun, go fast and be safe. We're looking for records gentlemen! :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1266 on: August 13, 2010, 08:33:09 AM »
Nothing good ever comes without a fight.
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1267 on: August 13, 2010, 10:55:07 AM »
We just got 5 new tires and checked out of the hotel in Elko and are on our way to Wendover. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1268 on: August 13, 2010, 04:54:13 PM »
Good luck, on the salt.

2300+ HP is insane in a "stock" car.

I have not read the whole thread, how much work has been done to the chassis over the years?  Is there like one piece of metal someone inside that used to be GM and everything else has been replaced over the years?

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1269 on: August 13, 2010, 06:09:20 PM »
Go back and read the whole story, it is all in here. No it is not a stock frame.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1270 on: August 14, 2010, 08:14:25 AM »
It's a full Alston chasis.  We were in line yesterday for tech inspection but didn't get inspected because they shut down at 5.  We were about an hour late.  We had some issues with our right rear rim rubbing on the brake caliper. :evil:  we will get back in line after the drivers meeting, and run tomorrow. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1271 on: August 14, 2010, 07:59:57 PM »
Went thru tech with ease, except the inspectors could see the dates on our fire bottles.  We got it straightened out.  Today we adjusted the tune, watched some racing, and put a few back.  We will be in line fairly early tomorrow for a test run, and will shut it down at the 2.  We will have a good idea of our tune after that and then put one down on the salt. :cheers:   

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1272 on: August 14, 2010, 08:38:07 PM »
Good luck!   :cheers:

Thanks for keeping us updated.

Waiting    Waiting   Waiting    by the computer for results.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1273 on: August 15, 2010, 12:31:35 PM »
It's a full Alston chasis.  We were in line yesterday for tech inspection but didn't get inspected because they shut down at 5.  We were about an hour late.  We had some issues with our right rear rim rubbing on the brake caliper. :evil:  we will get back in line after the drivers meeting, and run tomorrow. :cheers:

Thanks for the constructive answer.

Good luck, keep us updated!!

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1274 on: August 15, 2010, 12:34:01 PM »
Troy maybe you can tell us whats going on out there.  not too many updates this year.  good luck