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Author Topic: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)  (Read 814047 times)

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Offline bvillercr

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2205 on: May 30, 2016, 06:22:24 PM »


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2206 on: May 30, 2016, 08:35:38 PM »
Here's a video one of our friends took.

https://youtu.be/NNzH8GGuBl4

  Troy pussy footing it just to make it all the way thru and then a rocker arm broke :roll:
  Bought the missing pigtail for the EFI and will know throttle position when we download.

  Good pic of why it's called El Mirage at end of run.

                JL222

  We got the GoPro in car video up on my computer Sat and Troy took a pic of video with his I-phone.
  We were busy yesterday with his daughter ''Peyton's'' 16th birthday party and 50 + guest :-o
  So hoping he'll have time to post it soon.

  If you look at the throttle on left side of hood, in the video to be posted, you can see it never goes out of site.
  You can tell when rocker arm breaks, engine quits, and it takes 10 sec. to cost thru finish line at 147 mph.

             JL222


  This post got hidden on the other page.
  Anyhow if you look thru the dust of the ''in car video'' the finish line goes by about 10 sec after rocker breaks.

        JL222
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2207 on: May 31, 2016, 11:51:05 AM »



  The dust comes in after shutdown, makes me believe that the header exhaust '' which blows by the doors'' is keeping dust out.

  Checking on better door seal.

                JL222

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2208 on: May 31, 2016, 07:09:55 PM »
Several years ago I was chatting with someone in tech inspection line, and looking over the car they had a NACA duct that I could not understand what it was feeding air to. When I asked them they said it fed air into the passenger compartment so it was slightly pressurized during a run. They said it helped keep the dust out when running on the dirt, and also as a safety measure to keep any flame from entering the passenger compartment if they had a fire and it got past one of the fire seals in the fire wall.

I don't recall the car now, it was 8-10 years ago but the idea sounded good as he described it.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2209 on: June 03, 2016, 12:08:30 PM »
Several years ago I was chatting with someone in tech inspection line, and looking over the car they had a NACA duct that I could not understand what it was feeding air to. When I asked them they said it fed air into the passenger compartment so it was slightly pressurized during a run. They said it helped keep the dust out when running on the dirt, and also as a safety measure to keep any flame from entering the passenger compartment if they had a fire and it got past one of the fire seals in the fire wall.

I don't recall the car now, it was 8-10 years ago but the idea sounded good as he described it.

  We had air 3/4'' air hoses from front to inside one coming up in dash in front of steering wheel + a small air scoop in driver side window [ the part not connected to window]. We put a new front end on and didn't replace the front air scoops because they didn't
stop the dust. We taped off the window scoop because of the replace windows with Lexan rule.
  We had to abort several Bville runs because the front of Lexan side windows would pop out.
 You can see in the inside videos all the devices we used to stop blowout that didn't work. We finally attached 3/4'' aluminum angle
about 4'' long in 3 places to door frame on body. We have to bend the Lexan under the metal strips and give a final hip push to shut
the door. Door opens easily from inside.
 Fix worked to a 294 mph 1st mile time and a indicated 318 top speed.

  JL222

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2210 on: June 04, 2016, 01:22:32 PM »
The stage 5 rocker arms have arrived.  Now it's time to start the inspection process.



  Hope to install new stands and rocker arms tomorrow, check if geometry is right, then start to take off heads and check pistons.

  Heading to shop to fix swamp cooler pump, it freezes up every in the off season.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2211 on: June 13, 2016, 10:05:32 AM »
As our fellow racers were setting records at El Mirage on Sunday we were switching out our valve train.

Out with the

In with the new!








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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2212 on: June 13, 2016, 10:46:24 AM »
Blessed are those that post pictures of cool eye candy.  Thanks :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2213 on: June 13, 2016, 11:29:19 AM »
yeah and they are the color of choice for many LSR types BL blue  :-D
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2214 on: August 08, 2016, 02:06:40 PM »
Blessed are those that post pictures of cool eye candy.  Thanks :cheers: :cheers:

  Not so sure about cool :-P

  We have had hell the last few weeks, after firing up we discovered no oil in rocker shafts that oil the rockers and pushrods.

  Aftter removing the heads and checking cam bearing to see if bearing had spun and was blocking oiling holes [it was ok]

  and pumping oil up through block, we drilled out the KB oiler holes in the rocker stands that supply oil to the shafts.
  kB holes were half the size of stock stands.

  Fired back up and problem solved , called it a night.

  Next day, fired it up and only firing on one side :roll: Just bought a new EFI Y connector for same problem a while ago.

  Spray cleaned connectors, checked voltage, and ran good, Warmed her up and set the valves. Started up again and ran

 on one side only. ordered another EFI Y harness. Delivered Thur.

   Justin our EFI expert came out last night to put 294 mph bville tune in EFI from laptop, installed new harness and same old thing, firing on one side only, couldn't fix it after checking and cleaning all connectors. Injectors show voltage on hot wire on bank not running?

  Troy's been talking to tech and it could be an ignition signal problem and I talked to fast about a new box and they said
I could check my box on another car with a fast unit. Justin has been working on a car with a fast unit. call into him waiting on answer.
  If that's not enough my tow truck needs a new sensor :cry:
 
  If I need a new box FAST can ship next day to Wendover :cheers:

     JL222
  
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2215 on: August 08, 2016, 08:26:44 PM »
Good luck fixing the problem and on the salt.
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2216 on: August 09, 2016, 08:57:05 AM »
If you end up needing a box I will have spares with me and I can get you a GREAT deal on one from FAST.  (we are a WD Dealer)
Look for us if you need help with the box.  I will have my Oscilloscope and equipment to fix things with me on the salt.
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2217 on: August 09, 2016, 09:33:00 AM »
Great pics and glad you sorted the oiling problem.
Thanks man. Always look forward to your posts and wish you guys all the best. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2218 on: August 10, 2016, 01:51:13 AM »
If you end up needing a box I will have spares with me and I can get you a GREAT deal on one from FAST.  (we are a WD Dealer)
Look for us if you need help with the box.  I will have my Oscilloscope and equipment to fix things with me on the salt.
Paul Powell
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  Thanks Paul, that would me great :-D  I just ordered a new box this morning and being shipped to the Nugget Casino.
  We really need some help as the car is hardly running and we can't figure it out.
 We are loaded up and leaving about 6:30 in the morning.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2219 on: August 10, 2016, 10:36:30 AM »
Check us out when you get there. We will be there Friday Morning.
You can call me (252) 452-4998 or (252) 885-0079
I know we can get you running.
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