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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2250 on: March 27, 2017, 03:16:00 PM »
 
  Working to get the 222 Camaro ready for May El Mirage.

  Troy sanded the corrosion off the brake rotors so wheels would turn, still corroded after washing from Nov. meet?
  We had to remove one rear caliper and remove one adjusting shim for better pad alignment.
  I lubed grease fittings and WD 40 rust spots.
   I just sold a 98 ford ranger after sitting for many years due to wires eaten by rabbits here, and outside at a shop in Fresno for 3 years to get fixed [ which never happened after paying 1st]. Now ex friend  and ex crew member :roll: Anyhow no rust or corrosion on rotors and brakes worked just fine.

  Then the starter decides not to work. Installing spare next weekend and hope to fire up.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2251 on: April 13, 2017, 01:59:30 PM »
  Fixed the starter and engine fired up after a bit, got to figure out how much throttle at start up.

  Started work on bigger spoiler upturns at rear of spoiler.

  Ordering new helmets and tire groover  from Summitt

 Also new front and wide :-D rear tires from Dan Gurney Goodyear Tires in Las Vegas.

  We keep getting deep cracks in sidewalls of front tires. Rep said EPA laws prevent chemicals that they used to use and
the tires that used to be made in Chile were better.
  I've got a stack of these cracked tires with like new thread :roll:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2252 on: April 19, 2017, 02:51:02 PM »

  Ordered new helmets and tire groover from Summitt in Reno Nev. on Monday and UPS delivered them on Tuesday :-D

  We had 40+ people for Easter and it's a toss up which was more exciting, starting up the 222 Camaro or the 41/2 ft
  rattle snake with 13 rattles :-o

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2254 on: April 30, 2017, 01:02:12 PM »

  Bigger new spoiler riser should help El Mirage traction, + grooving tires. Got grooving tool and blades, no instructions,
guess I'm supposed to know all about it :roll:

 Painting spoiler today and adjusting starter, it's not releasing from flywheel.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2255 on: April 30, 2017, 09:21:26 PM »
Painting the spoiler and it's now installed.





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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2256 on: April 30, 2017, 11:17:55 PM »
How about a redneck wind tunnel test with result. :-o





The dust made it all the way to our spoiler :-D


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2257 on: May 01, 2017, 01:03:41 AM »
How about a redneck wind tunnel test with result. :-o





The dust made it all the way to our spoiler :-D



  Click on small pic to go to Video. But Troy missed the redneck leaf blower :-D

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2258 on: May 01, 2017, 10:34:45 AM »
 :?  no snake video
Miss LIBERTY,  changing TKI  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2259 on: May 02, 2017, 07:28:04 PM »
:?  no snake video
       Working on pics, same group Mother's day.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2260 on: May 09, 2017, 12:57:18 PM »
 
  Almost ready for El Mirage, warmed engine and set valves, touched up paint inside and outside frame. removed fire bottles
  for certification by Deist Safety at El Mirage. checked and set tire pressure on rear FAT  :-D tires so distance around were
  equal for grooving. Then we practiced grooving on old tire

 This morning figured spacing for each groove to come out even and getting ready to make pattern for marking grooves.

  New 2283 tires being shipped and 2291 fat boys coming from Ohio. Out of stock at Carroll Shelby's in Vegas.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2261 on: May 09, 2017, 06:49:06 PM »

  Almost ready for El Mirage, warmed engine and set valves, touched up paint inside and outside frame. removed fire bottles
  for certification by Deist Safety at El Mirage. checked and set tire pressure on rear FAT  :-D tires so distance around were
  equal for grooving. Then we practiced grooving on old tire

 This morning figured spacing for each groove to come out even and getting ready to make pattern for marking grooves.

  New 2283 tires being shipped and 2291 fat boys coming from Ohio. Out of stock at Carroll Shelby's in Vegas.

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  Ordered the 2283 Front Runners yesterday morning in Las Vegas and they arrived this morning here in Clovis :-o
  Template for marking grooves in tires almost done, finish tomorrow and maybe start grooving

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2262 on: May 10, 2017, 11:03:59 PM »
New front tire are here.



JL222 made this pattern mock up to mark the tire





Me using the grooving tool, works best when heated at least 15 min.



Final result equals

 
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2263 on: May 11, 2017, 10:31:30 AM »
Your rear tire groove pattern looks a lot like a pair of rain tires I have. Nice work.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2264 on: May 18, 2017, 11:49:28 AM »

  New fat boy tires arrived yesterday and grooved tires and new front runners got mounted, balanced and installed.

 We also completed a bench for inside front of trailer to carry our crates. My old truck had a shell which we could lock. new truck doesn't. Troy has pics.

  Were ready for El Mirage, starting to load in a few minutes and leaving tomorrow early.

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