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Offline bvillercr

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1740 on: August 05, 2012, 04:36:21 PM »
We are lucky to have Bill come up a few days early to help u's with the car.  Here's Bill pushing pistons down to me.



All the pistons are in.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1741 on: August 06, 2012, 09:32:20 AM »
While the heads were being massaged I kept busy by putting the lettering on.



We will put the engine back together today, then pack the truck and start the car tomorrow....well that's the plan for now. :mrgreen:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1742 on: August 06, 2012, 09:30:15 PM »
John and Troy, have fun and go fast.......

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1743 on: August 06, 2012, 10:14:18 PM »
Thanks Gary.  The intake gaskets are glued in and trimmed and the manifold awaits. 



But first it's margarita time!!!


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1744 on: August 06, 2012, 11:29:25 PM »
Is that a rattle can top your using to measure with? A true racer!  :cheers: Tony
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1745 on: August 07, 2012, 01:47:24 AM »
Is that a rattle can top your using to measure with? A true racer!  :cheers: Tony

Haha, no.  But it is race related, it's a Bonneville 200 mph shot glass. :-D

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1746 on: August 07, 2012, 09:36:08 AM »
MMMM... MARGARITAS!!  I'm sure glad we pit together  :-D :cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1747 on: August 07, 2012, 10:16:56 AM »
MMMM... MARGARITAS!!  I'm sure glad we pit together  :-D :cheers:

   More Tequila or smaller cups?  More Tequila :-D

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1748 on: August 07, 2012, 04:37:52 PM »
Motor is back together!!



Getting ready to fire it.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1749 on: August 07, 2012, 07:01:38 PM »
She's alive and well!!  Time to put on a new hitch package, pack the truck and load the car.  Bonneville here we come. :-D

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1750 on: August 10, 2012, 08:16:52 PM »
Some rain an a lot of wind.  But this is a great way to deal with it.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1751 on: August 10, 2012, 10:41:07 PM »
They were lookin' stout in tech.

Sounds like they were ready when the storm came.

The paint certainly stands out.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1752 on: August 11, 2012, 11:08:19 PM »
Thanks Frued, we plan to wait for the #1 course to open up in the morning and do a tuning pass to the 2.  Then make an effort at a record pass. :-D

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1753 on: August 13, 2012, 07:19:48 AM »
Update from yesterday:  we got in line around 11 and it took 3 hours to get to the front!!  We then proceeded to start the engine but the batteries that we charged the day before had lost it's charge!!! No bueno to start the engine.  So we pulled out of line ran into the Mayors office(carquest) and bought two new batteries.  So today we will try to get a tuning pass in and a real attempt later in the day.  Sure glad we have a week of racing. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1754 on: August 14, 2012, 07:32:59 AM »
Yesterday we did a tuning pass and learned a few things.  First the pass: it was a very mild run, 10% throttle about 6 lbs of boost.  We hit about 200 and shut it down before the 2.  Two mile time was around 156.  We also learned that the tire company didn't balance the rear tires properly and the vibration was something of concern, so we took them off headed to Wendover and got them taken care of.  Lastly the windows still want to blow out!!  Especially the left side, so we braced both windows again, we can't pull them out now!!  Today we will lay down a good pass in a couple hours from now. :cheers: