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Author Topic: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)  (Read 906194 times)

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Offline Dr Goggles

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1320 on: August 29, 2010, 08:01:13 PM »

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1321 on: August 29, 2010, 11:02:24 PM »
weight and speed might have something to do with it

  Speed :-o  not us the limit is 70 in Nevada and you have to go a little faster than that to keep from being blown off the road by truckers :-)
  Tires were rated at over 11,000 lbs. car weighs less than 5,000 + trailer and maybe 400 lbs more and 70 lbs psi in tires, 6 PLY though. Now we have 10 ply [rated] actual 7 ply [ beggars can't be choosey in the middle of Nevada] but we think a lot of the problem is coming over Donner Pass on I 80 as the road gets chewed up by snow chains in the winter and beat up by trucks all the time. Going different way next time.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1322 on: August 29, 2010, 11:09:24 PM »
John,

What kind of lift and duration does you cam have? You can PM me if you want.
Thanks.


SSS,

Food for thought on trailer tires. Some people are starting to think that trailers that have torsion axles are more prone to tire failure than those with standard leaf springs. Reason? Torsion axles don't distribute the load as well to all the tires, therefore sometimes overloading a tire. Example: speed bumps, going in and out of driveways etc.

Tom G.

   Geeze Tom you gota Know everything :-)  Why you want to know?

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1323 on: August 29, 2010, 11:19:37 PM »
weight and speed might have something to do with it

we think a lot of the problem is coming over Donner Pass on I 80 as the road gets chewed up by snow chains in the winter and beat up by trucks all the time. Going different way next time.

                 

I rode my Hayabusa over Donner Pass on the I-80 last month and thought I was going to kill myself. I don't ever recall getting that much feedback through the bars in all my years of riding. Definatley a bad a chewed up piece of road.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1324 on: August 29, 2010, 11:45:34 PM »

   Geeze Tom you gota Know everything :-)  Why you want to know?

            JL222

LOL. NO. I was just thinking about what happened at Speedweek a year ago, and started wondering how the cam is affecting you valves. Without going into a long explanation (of lift, duration, valve spring pressure, ramp style, lifter type, etc.) that is it in a nutshell. LOL.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1325 on: August 30, 2010, 07:13:18 PM »
As far as we know the heads worked great, when we lashed the valves they were loose which is a good sign.  We will take the engine apart late September to find out why the piston skirts failed. :?

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1326 on: August 30, 2010, 07:37:05 PM »
JL222.........Tom knows everything except where any individual part is in his storage area.

If it's in the house he knows where it is because he has stumbled over it.

His inventory software failed him.

CRS program is replacing his failed software. He tried to replace all of it with LOST IN SPACE v34.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1327 on: August 30, 2010, 10:56:08 PM »
You talk about CRS, I can't even remember what it is. :mrgreen:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1328 on: August 30, 2010, 11:07:24 PM »
JL222.........Tom knows everything except where any individual part is in his storage area.

If it's in the house he knows where it is because he has stumbled over it.

His inventory software failed him.

CRS program is replacing his failed software. He tried to replace all of it with LOST IN SPACE v34.

FREUD

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1329 on: August 31, 2010, 08:55:09 PM »
We can watch our only in car video, but I need to learn how to edit it on quick time.  Anyone use this program or any other program for the gopro? :-P

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1330 on: September 03, 2010, 03:22:35 PM »
Ok, here it is..... What a pain this video was to find the correct software to edit it, and all along I ended up using my daughters computer which had the software already built in.  Great Christmas gift from her family to her/me. :-D

Anyway, this is our first run and only video :cry: that I have for this year at Bonneville.  We ran to about the 2 and shut down soon there after, we went 270 in the 1/4, but we were going faster on this run than the following run the next day when we went 294 mph at the 3.  You will see water pour out of a water vent tube for the intercooler in which we did move later and need to modify still.  The GoPro takes a much better video than we have been using.  Hope you enjoy. :cheers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLG0JFzazrs

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1331 on: September 03, 2010, 03:52:09 PM »
Oh Yea!   :cheers:

That sure starts easily and idles well.  I think I will watch it again full screen with my helmet on!  :-D

Yes, a catch can is needed.

Thanks for sharing.  Glad it is to the point you can make some fast runs.

Geo

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1332 on: September 04, 2010, 11:51:22 AM »
 
  Well, everybody heard Bvillrcr remind me to turn on data logger [ didn't] :roll: and other data logger which has a longer recording time didn't work either. Wish they had as this run was 9 mph faster in the new 2 mile traveled time than our time later that day when we had a 280.51 21/4 time.
  
 I really like the 1/4 mile flags as it helps to see were shifting occurs, but different colors than mile markers
would help. I'm sure SCTA will work it out.

  In the video I shut off just at the end of 2 miles traveled and start of 3rd mile and the 21/4 mile marker goes by
a few seconds later.

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P.S. driver does't have to worry about turning on data logger anymore, crew moved it to out side :-D

« Last Edit: September 04, 2010, 08:16:03 PM by jl222 »

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1333 on: September 04, 2010, 08:39:41 PM »
We also learned that 100lbs of ice isn't enough for one run. :-o

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1334 on: September 04, 2010, 09:30:08 PM »
NICE :cheers:
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