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Author Topic: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)  (Read 885866 times)

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Offline bvillercr

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1290 on: August 18, 2010, 10:23:15 AM »
We talked with George callaway about el mirage, and he said it's not looking very good.  The lake bed still needs to improve before we run there. :evil:  We think we have two incar videos but the GoPro isn't working on our computer, so we will have to wait till we get home to figure it out.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1291 on: August 18, 2010, 01:49:50 PM »
Here's a couple of starting line shots prior to your 270 mph shake down pass:


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1292 on: August 19, 2010, 10:26:31 PM »
Bret and I were at the long course timing slip pick up position.

We had immediate access to the print out for each run.

Impressed? You d a m n e d well know it. They were tearing down in IMPOUND when we stopped by.

When we left, they did not know what shape they were in.

Early the next morning when we passed the Impound area, the car still had it's blanket around it as

everyone else was huddled to go to the starting line.

It was like your kid came home from school and his report card said....INCOMPLETE.

B U M M E R.

We still Love ya, John and Troy.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1293 on: August 20, 2010, 12:06:36 PM »
Thanks freud, I think you two were just as excited as we were. :-D. The good news is that we think it will be easy to pick up 20 mph in first and second gear to get that 300mph in the quarter.  After looking at the data logger JL222 was feather footing it in those gears, tps showed less than 40% throttle.  It's all talk now, but just wait till next year!  First run will be a shake down thru the 3, go to impound and back it up with a harder pull to the 3.   :-D  we can only speculate until next year.  I'll try and get some more data to show later. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1294 on: August 20, 2010, 09:48:46 PM »
F.. next year....how about next month...or two...?...

seriously...double dog dare ya...

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1295 on: August 20, 2010, 11:37:09 PM »
F.. next year....how about next month...or two...?...

seriously...double dog dare ya...

would love to go back again this year, but the time it would take to get the motor out, put back together, vacation and time spent with the family is too critical to get back this year.   :-P 

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1296 on: August 21, 2010, 02:47:09 PM »
Dodge that sucker sounds good coming down the course. Ran over 290mph this evening, but sounded like you guys clicked it off early? Flirting with 300mph big time and sounds like lots left too! Good luck the rest of the week :cheers:

  Thanks for the pics, great shots... I didn't click it off, it lost a piston skirt and blew compressed air into pan and blew off oil breather tube. I'm pretty sure it happend before the 3 mile marker but the video camera battery went dead on that run :cry:
  Where were you watching from? And don't forget sound travels at 1100 ft per second, so it sounds as though a car shuts off later than it does. The play back on the F.A.S.T. EFI indicates we were over 300mph for 5 sec. with a top speed of 316 mph
  I hope someone got a video of that run.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1297 on: August 21, 2010, 08:53:04 PM »
In the first run the data logger didn't get turned on, but we did get our only video.  We may have been going faster in the first run than the second.  In the video(so I've heard not seen yet) it showed that JL222 shut down before the 2 and still got a 1/4 speed of 270.  I need to collect the SD card and post it asap. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1298 on: August 21, 2010, 11:22:16 PM »
In the first run the data logger didn't get turned on, but we did get our only video.  We may have been going faster in the first run than the second.  In the video(so I've heard not seen yet) it showed that JL222 shut down before the 2 and still got a 1/4 speed of 270.  I need to collect the SD card and post it asap. :cheers:

   After the 2 but before the 21/4 :-) We did run 5 mph faster on 1st run in the new 2 mile time than on the 280 21/4 and 294 3 mile run.
  It gets a bit confusing with the new 1st mile traveled to 2nd mile time, but I like having that time.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1299 on: August 21, 2010, 11:31:34 PM »
One thing we forgot to mention was our lexan front windshield.  We had some vibration in the motor this year and after two runs at good speeds the window had micro stress cracks on the drivers side with only a couple on the passenger side.  Looks like we need a replacement, anyone know of a good cpany who sells lexan?

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1300 on: August 21, 2010, 11:49:44 PM »
One thing we forgot to mention was our lexan front windshield.  We had some vibration in the motor this year and after two runs at good speeds the window had micro stress cracks on the drivers side with only a couple on the passenger side.  Looks like we need a replacement, anyone know of a good cpany who sells lexan?

You ever watch Street Customs? There is a company in Corona I think that does special project Lexan replacements. They are on the show all the time.

Scott

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1301 on: August 21, 2010, 11:58:31 PM »
I was at the 4 1/2 but that last run gave me chicken skin.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1302 on: August 22, 2010, 02:02:11 AM »
Troy, when you start looking for Lexan or its generic replacement, look for Marguard or its generic replacement. It has a special scratch resistance which is a real bonus on a windshield which is continually getting cleaned. Using lots of liquid when cleaning also helps.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1303 on: August 22, 2010, 10:17:30 AM »
This is were we get all our polycarbonate (lexan) and plexi glass.http://www.tapplastics.com/
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1304 on: August 25, 2010, 08:21:36 PM »
  Hopefully Troy can post the video of our 271 MPH 21/4 pass tomorrow [if one counts 1/4 mile markers you can see were I shut off at the start of the 1st timed mile and before the 21/4].
 Thankfully we hit that big rainstorm between Ely and Tonopah on the way home as I can see no salt left on truck or trailer and its been to Dodge hot to unload and clean up, 110 in Fresno today, tying 1931 record.
  Troy is coming out early tomorrow morning when we hope its not to hot and he can post SD card video after cleaning race car.

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