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Author Topic: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)  (Read 885871 times)

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Offline fredvance

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1515 on: August 03, 2011, 09:48:17 PM »
Sounds good, opened fine with my laptop. Hope to meet you guys this year. I love your car.  :cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1516 on: August 04, 2011, 12:21:26 AM »
Thanks Fred, our pits should be fairly close to the pit entrance on the long course side; would be great to meet you too. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1517 on: August 04, 2011, 09:41:54 AM »
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Well I cant seem to get it to open.

I had the same problem with the default windows media player.

Download VLC media player it plays almost everything, they do a good job of keeping it up to date.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1518 on: August 07, 2011, 10:54:59 PM »
Car is all buttoned up and ready to load up!!





All loaded up and ready to see and run on the great white dyno!!


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1519 on: August 08, 2011, 12:05:33 AM »
All the best you guys, go get a record or two! :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1520 on: August 08, 2011, 01:56:54 AM »

  Thanks PJ, Bvillercr didn't show wsa the truck stuffed to the gills in front of the trailer, loading the car was the easy part, took most of the day on truck :-P

   Just got to load chairs behind car--suitcases in front and ice in the cooler :-D

   Never ever been ready this early :-o

   Or spent so many inflated bucks, SCTA stuff-- Lexan windows all around--Hans device--rear electric shutoff, Latches for side windows

   New top fuel style pitons and rings new rods and rebalance-- new heads and valve springs- new porting and valve job--new sleeves and bore job ---all new bearings.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1521 on: August 08, 2011, 07:23:04 AM »
Looks great as always, can't wait to hear it in person.
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1522 on: August 08, 2011, 10:14:30 PM »
Ok, now the pressure is on!  Bill, one of our crew got a new tattoo with us in mind :-D


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1523 on: August 09, 2011, 11:47:58 PM »
John and Troy,
You have a complete new piece under the hood with only some shop running, what is your plan with the engine before you get serious? I'm sure that you don't plan to just stand on it.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Like the "tat".

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1524 on: August 10, 2011, 11:59:19 AM »

  Rex...The plan is to load it some in 2nd or 3rd gear and shut down, then look at data logger and adjust.


        see you there...JL222

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1525 on: August 10, 2011, 03:17:18 PM »
My ride has arrived!!  Drive up to Carson City, Nevada tonight and head for Utah in the morning. :cheers:

« Last Edit: August 10, 2011, 04:09:02 PM by bvillercr »

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1526 on: August 10, 2011, 04:16:37 PM »
Good luck guys and be safe  :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1527 on: August 10, 2011, 06:27:58 PM »
You have to go 300 now.. to do right by that tattoo.. :-D best of luck guys!
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1528 on: August 14, 2011, 09:08:39 AM »
A little update.

Inspection line was long, we got into line at 1 and out by 4. 



Our car at the end of the line.



A nice sunrise leaving Wendover for the salt.



A photo of the drivers meeting before racing can start.



As for our car.... We did a tuning pass... We were going to make a 1 1/2-2 squirt to get a good 3rd gear pull and shut off.  The car hauled some donkey, but when JL222 shifted into 3rd he didn't lift on the throttle and spun out about the 3/4 mark and eventually taking out the mile marker. :-P



On our data logger indicated that the car was going about 220 when it spun, that was the only good news.  The front end alignment may be toe out a little so we are going to check that out today and run after it's fixed. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1529 on: August 14, 2011, 09:12:38 AM »
Good luck guys. Hope to see some big numbers :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:ers for you...
« Last Edit: August 14, 2011, 09:41:52 AM by ol38y »
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