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Offline bvillercr

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1725 on: July 31, 2012, 11:16:58 PM »
That is one beautiful piece of eye candy, man!  I can't wait to get it in my camera lens.  :) 

Thanks Ray!!

So everyday we inch a little closer to completion.  Today we got a few maintenance issues cleaned up but more importantly we finished our new parachute lines.  The old ones were our original and at best they were just mediocre.  The one we have now are what most racers use and are much smoother.  The list continues to get shorter, but we are still waiting on new front tires to arrive on Thursday and rod bearing should be here tomorrow.  The only picture i took was the completed and stuffed parachutes.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1726 on: August 01, 2012, 11:01:20 AM »
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1727 on: August 01, 2012, 11:49:39 PM »
More maintenance and some touch up painting today.  We checked our alignment and all was very close.  Our painters came by today to start the polishing process, looks good n shinny.  We are waiting on our new front tires and rod bearings.  Here a picture of our new enormously over sized rear tires and rims. :-D


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1728 on: August 03, 2012, 01:06:28 AM »
Hey I can't wait to time you on the long course, take care and be safe!  :cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1729 on: August 03, 2012, 10:55:42 AM »
Hey I can't wait to time you on the long course, take care and be safe!  :cheers:

  Thanks AK..being safe, 2yrs ago I bought new Goodyear front tires because of the checking on the then 2yr old
goodyear tires. These 2yr old tires had splits on the side and the 4yr old tires only have checking. I called Shellby
 [ Goodyear Western race tire dealer in Vegas] and the rep there said he wouldn't worry about checking but I ordered new tires on Moday anyway, and they arrived yesterday. $550 each :cry:
 Also [Nexgen Head and Neck restraint] should come today. The one I have is just to hard to get in and out of the
car and doesn't have the quick release on the helmet where as the Nexgen does, and you can leave it in the car on exit if you want to.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1730 on: August 04, 2012, 08:40:48 AM »
We spent a lot of time on our headlight covers yesterday.  We didn't want the air to catch the hood and lift it so we made these little diverters.





And now completed.




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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1731 on: August 04, 2012, 09:21:18 AM »
can you put those type covers over the indentions below the headlights?
bub '07 - 140.293 a/pg   120" crate street mill  
bub '10 - 158.100  sweetooth gear
lta  7/11 -163.389  7/17/11; 3 run avg.-162.450
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1732 on: August 04, 2012, 09:38:05 AM »
can you put those type covers over the indentions below the headlights?

We could, but haven't worried about them.  The best one to cover up would be the larger one in the middle.  We just don't want to screw it up and make it look ugly. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1733 on: August 04, 2012, 09:53:14 AM »
don't know about making it ugly ;
seems like it might make it more aero, imo.
bub '07 - 140.293 a/pg   120" crate street mill  
bub '10 - 158.100  sweetooth gear
lta  7/11 -163.389  7/17/11; 3 run avg.-162.450
ohio -    - 185.076 w/#684      
lta 8/14  - 169.xxx. w/sw2           
'16 -- 0 runs ; 0 events -- made a 2 state change in ZIP codes

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1734 on: August 04, 2012, 11:02:10 AM »
don't know about making it ugly ;
seems like it might make it more aero, imo.

  Yea, we know, and have thought about it, but we do most of our own work and and not sure of the results and  Bville is coming up fast. We think that from our past perfomance we have enough power to go well over 300 mph. In 2010 we had a 280 mph 21/4 and a 294 mph 1st time mile, blowing a piston just before the end of the three with an data log top speed of 318 and 2 miles left to go.
 I also like that front lip on the Camaro's as I believe it gives some downforce on the front.

  Hears hoping for a smooth course :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1735 on: August 04, 2012, 11:46:35 AM »
Go Fast---Be safe, see you there
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1736 on: August 04, 2012, 08:43:22 PM »
I hadn`t seen a Necksgen unit until I looked at one last weekend. Some friends of mine are running a Monza this year and they have one. It has some features that I really like.....What do you think, John and Troy?

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1737 on: August 04, 2012, 08:46:35 PM »
Yep, we are thrashing to get ready again!!  Hey, it's Bonneville time that's what we do. :-D






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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1738 on: August 04, 2012, 08:49:10 PM »
I hadn`t seen a Necksgen unit until I looked at one last weekend. Some friends of mine are running a Monza this year and they have one. It has some features that I really like.....What do you think, John and Troy?

We do like the quick release on the helmet and the seat belt guide, but final verdict will have to wait until we use it. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1739 on: August 05, 2012, 01:08:50 AM »
I hadn`t seen a Necksgen unit until I looked at one last weekend. Some friends of mine are running a Monza this year and they have one. It has some features that I really like.....What do you think, John and Troy?

  Yeah...Necksgen not Nexgen, got it yesderday,looks good and will give us more movement, adjustable angles for seat and comfort and can leave in car on exit if wanted 8-)

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