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Author Topic: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)  (Read 814048 times)

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Offline Dr Goggles

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1935 on: November 18, 2013, 02:10:25 PM »
So,with a year off to think about it, have you guys considered using some narrower tires? :evil:

Just kidding, good to see you firing up again. :cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1936 on: November 18, 2013, 05:42:40 PM »
John,
Great to see that you and your check book are back at it!! Looking forward to the updates and the margaritas at Bville next year!

Rex

  It helps the check book when you reach the age  of mandatory withdrawal from retirement accounts :-D

  Might have to get early payouts for next year to cover everything as a lot of parts got thrashed. Block is repaired but still need

  new cam and lifters,rods and pistons, some rocker stands, one head and some valves, oil pan and new sleeves.

  Cam and lifters are to be shipped on the 21st.

  Linda starts withdrawal next year but somehow I feel its Las Vegas time :-D

  We took a trip to Vegas for Linda's Bday last month and had a great time :-D

  Yeah Rex some of the best times are margaritas in comfort of back of trailer looking out when storming.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1937 on: November 18, 2013, 06:06:52 PM »
So,with a year off to think about it, have you guys considered using some narrower tires? :evil:

Just kidding, good to see you firing up again. :cheers:

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  We also have problem with panhard bar hitting on sheetmetal when springs are set as soft as we like so we had to adjust the

spring platform up to prevent  that happening,

 We have different bolt holes for bottom shock mounts and by going to top mount it will give more clearance and allow us to lower
platform for a lower spring rate and hopefully have the clearance we need.

  One year when track was good I was able to give more throttle than normal and I was thinking '' holy Sh.t :-o

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1938 on: November 18, 2013, 08:22:46 PM »
AWESOME! This was the first build thread I read and I absolutely love this car! Can't wait to sse you guys on the salt. Keep the updates coming!
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1939 on: November 18, 2013, 10:38:36 PM »
Welcome back.

Save some time for the Bonneville NW Reunion  Feb 22, 2014

www.bonnevillenwreunion.com

More info soon.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1940 on: November 19, 2013, 01:29:37 PM »
Just read an interesting thought about the cost of racing. "The cost of racing has not increased over the last 20 years, it still takes every penny you have!" So true.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1941 on: November 19, 2013, 08:28:47 PM »
Rex it was the same way for me in the 60's building & running my gasser for 8 yrs

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1942 on: November 20, 2013, 09:58:17 AM »
We have a lot to do and will get started as soon as we know the cam is a good fit.  Have to start managing my weekends!!  Can't wait to start another rebuild, getting ready to do it again. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1943 on: November 20, 2013, 10:20:59 AM »
Rex it was the same way for me in the 60's building & running my gasser for 8 yrs

Don

  Yeah...Don, and spending the whole weeks paycheck on a mag and catching hell :-D

  But the hard part for todays youngsters to understand, is on 3 1/2 bucks an hr in 1963, we had a new house and Pontiac Gran Prix,still tough though being in construction.

  Sounds like we had similar lives, but I didn't run the gasser much.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1944 on: November 20, 2013, 04:02:32 PM »
Back in the day I was un attached so the only hell I got was from me, thinking what a dummie i'am am spending all my coin

Looking back I probly would do it again, as I had a great time and made some life long friends too

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1945 on: November 28, 2013, 09:20:28 AM »
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1946 on: December 06, 2013, 04:21:42 PM »
Step one for 2014 rebuild has arrived.  Many more steps to go.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1947 on: December 06, 2013, 04:37:59 PM »
Zoiks thats one bumpy stick!!!! :cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1948 on: December 07, 2013, 02:14:52 PM »
Step one for 2014 rebuild has arrived.  Many more steps to go.



  Hey Troy...forgot a pic of the new Crane pro roller lifters  :-D

 Crane cam is made on special 9310 steel core with valve seat pressure at 352 lbs closed 811 llbs open. max rpm 8600. We'll never run that hi on purpose.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1949 on: December 08, 2013, 07:47:39 PM »
John, I was bored this evening so I got out my old Don Montgomerys Supercharged Gas Coupes book. I saw where Arley Langlo ran A/GS in 1961. Did he have a Willys or something else? I got a bunch of autographs in that book from the old gas racers like Cookie Cook and KS Pitman.