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Author Topic: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)  (Read 852078 times)

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Offline Geo

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1755 on: August 14, 2012, 07:48:48 AM »
Your perserverance over the years has been defening.  So far so great!  Wishing a bit of luck to go with your hard work.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1756 on: August 14, 2012, 04:28:01 PM »
We are done!!  Had a decent 4 mile time of 262 but shut down at the 3 1/2 after blowing holes out #5 and #6 cylinder walls.  Our top speed at the time was 281, there's always next year...  We hope. :mrgreen:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1757 on: August 14, 2012, 05:00:09 PM »
Man that sux!  I really feel for ya.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1758 on: August 14, 2012, 05:36:01 PM »
Bville

Sorry to hear that. I watched your build updates. The car was looking good in the staging line.
The great white Dyno is brutal.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1759 on: August 14, 2012, 05:38:12 PM »
281mph-- very impressive.
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1760 on: August 15, 2012, 08:44:00 PM »
Thanks everyone!!!  Our soft record is under attack and we are happy to have some competition. :-D. Sets the fire under our jackasses and we will be back with a vengeance next year.  Good luck to Lee Seccillio(sp)! :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1761 on: August 19, 2012, 03:10:28 PM »
No more advertising for Keith on this block. :mrgreen:


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1762 on: August 19, 2012, 03:29:46 PM »
I hate it when there are new holes in the block!

Sorry to hear that, it was great to get to visit with you guys for a while.
I hope next year you can get it all sorted out the way you want it and put down a run we know the car is capable of.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1763 on: August 19, 2012, 04:36:34 PM »
John and Troy, sorry about the windowed block. I have used a term many times for these kind of problems, "that's racin".

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1764 on: August 19, 2012, 08:20:14 PM »
Sorry to here about your 'issues" Troy. Do you know why & what wanted out of the block so badly yet?
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1765 on: August 19, 2012, 09:00:47 PM »
Troy---it was so good to meet you----sorry about the destruction of the bottom end-- will follow with renewed inttrest following your dective story---who dunn it??????????????
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1766 on: August 19, 2012, 10:45:52 PM »

  We don't know yet and rods are top fuel type, but they said it dumped a bunch of oil on the track. After a few beers I thought, why should it dump a bunch of oil?  Checked the 4 gallon dry sump and the only oil in there was in the tapered part below the pickup?
 
  We had a time of 260 + in the 4th mile but was going 281 when it let go, car felt like it was going to jump out from under me at any time [ car usually feels glued in] and was never over 50% throttle [except for a sec or 2] I was just trying to not spin it and not looking at the guages, just ready to pull the chute.

  We haven't had oiling problems with this drysump system in the past and checking the bearings from last year
some looked like brand new out of the box and we reused them all.

  One breather tube blew off and not much oil on firewall. or engine.

  Its like the suction part of pump wasn't working, we'll find out more next week.

  Reading  Bill Jenkins book in dry sump section, he uses a screen and not a flat plate [like we have] below crank as he says the oil forms balls of oil and bounces off of plate and back onto crank. 

 Hopefully our GOPRO video came out and well try to take a video of data log for that run.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1767 on: August 19, 2012, 10:59:54 PM »
John and Troy, I hate it.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1768 on: August 20, 2012, 12:53:38 PM »
Man that is an expensive little piece of aluminum!!!! Great seeing you at the salt and I STILL owe you a margarita!!!!

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1769 on: August 20, 2012, 05:00:15 PM »
Looking forward to autopsy results. Interesting about the oil. Things that make you go hmmmmm.
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