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Offline Jorge

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1545 on: August 19, 2011, 06:50:17 PM »
 :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: whats the top speed?
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1546 on: August 19, 2011, 08:57:36 PM »
Great job guys!!!    :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1547 on: August 19, 2011, 09:31:49 PM »
Our official top speed was 259 at the 3, our data logger showed a top speed around 280+.  We need to replace the front end and the hood. :| anyone know any good front end fabricators for fiberglass front ends? :mrgreen:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1548 on: August 19, 2011, 09:40:00 PM »
congrats on the hat==long time coming  :cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1549 on: August 19, 2011, 09:45:39 PM »
John and Troy....I'm overjoyed. It wasn't all you wanted but at least Daddio has the Hat.

There are still more opportunities ahead of you.

Keep all of us informed. We are most interested in your success.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1550 on: August 19, 2011, 11:23:26 PM »
anyone know any good front end fabricators for fiberglass front ends? :mrgreen:

Harry Glass makes a nice piece and will make it anyway you want, thick or light.  http://www.hairyglass.com/camaro.html   about half way down the page.  Almost all his stuff is from pro stock cars (subtle aero tweaks) and was made for Jerry Bickel, Jerry Hass and others. Tony
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1551 on: August 20, 2011, 12:12:38 AM »
Thanks Tony, but no aero tweaks in front ends.  That would get us in trouble. :-D

A few pictures of the damage.







Hard to see but when the hood blew off it took all the Dzus fasteners out of the front end.

But the results priceless!


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1552 on: August 20, 2011, 12:11:49 PM »
Congratulations Guys. It was well EARNED. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Just an outside the box thought. Would a stock hood completely gutted with light tubular bracing similar to what's used in a Cup car maybe do a better job for you? Then you might be able to use a quick release hinge at the front.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1553 on: August 20, 2011, 12:47:01 PM »
Glad to see you guys got it done. It seems we had a fairly successful pit group. 3 new club members: John, Frank, and Ed. :cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1554 on: August 20, 2011, 02:24:58 PM »
Congratulations John. Is the score now John 2  Troy 1?

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1555 on: August 20, 2011, 08:45:45 PM »
 Congrats guys. I am glad it all worked out ok and you guys and the car were ok. We spun just before you yesterday and I was watching you with the binoculars when you spun. Must have been a hell of a ride. That hood got some serious air time.
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1556 on: August 20, 2011, 11:02:39 PM »
You guys were pitted across from us, and we stopped over to B.S. with you. You guys were great!

That's an awesome car, and even greater feat that you acheived! Congrats on the red hat! :cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1557 on: August 20, 2011, 11:03:59 PM »
Congrats, guys, and a pleasure finally meeting you, Troy.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1558 on: August 20, 2011, 11:15:31 PM »
Congratulations John. Is the score now John 2  Troy 1?

FREUD

Freud, it's now 2-2.  He finally caught up to the kid and the kid has never spun. :-D

Thanks everyone for the replies, we need some ideas for a new paint scheme.  Throw some at us. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1559 on: August 21, 2011, 08:30:33 AM »
Great going you guys, really happy John got the Red Hat. Keep up the great work.