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Offline jl222

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2520 on: November 25, 2019, 05:43:34 PM »
After replacing all the door and hatch "gaskets", even taping the doors and hatch shut, here's how Steve Batchelor solved the dust problem . . .

 Thanks again Jim... do you know where Steve found that scoop?

 Anyone know where to find small scoops?

 Ordered new door weather stripping today From RockAuto.com.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2521 on: November 25, 2019, 06:35:14 PM »
He made it.  I'll see if I can find a better picture of it. 

I think it's all about equalizing the pressure in and out.  With our roadster, I had a windshield the first time I ran at El Mirage.  The dust came up to the top of the "glass" and obscured my vision. I didn't run it again.  The dust doesn't do what we would suppose it would.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2019, 06:38:12 PM by Stan Back »
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2522 on: November 25, 2019, 06:58:57 PM »
This was about 1990 and I'd driven the roadster up from Berdoo to spectate.  The scoop looks to be configured like an early Pro Stock one.  I'm thinking that it's more important in its location than its configuration.  I only drove the car once -- at Bonneville -- and that doesn't count.  Sure was loud sitting back in there with all that horsepower rattling the tin.  I can barely drive, but never screwed up on that one.  The car was a gem.
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2523 on: February 03, 2020, 01:37:56 PM »

  Last Sat we installed an air scoop in front windshield. Used a 2in wide 1/4 cup stainless measuring cup, cut the bottom and handle off, holesawed the wndow and finished to size with the air tool .Glued it in front and back with clear silicone.

 Still need to get some 3m weatherstrip glue or similar [ used to call it Elephant snot back in the early seventies when we put it on our motorcycle bolt threads to keep from coming loose when racing the desert, it was yellow :-)] for the new door weathersriping .

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2524 on: February 03, 2020, 07:22:10 PM »
LOL... Gorilla Snot. We used it to glue the hand grips on the dirt bike handle bars. Messy stuff for sure.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2525 on: February 03, 2020, 07:42:40 PM »
We used the term Gorilla Snot too. It's actually weather strip adhesive. We always used 3M brand because their products usually work as designed even if we, as racers, seem to find other uses for them.  :-D :-D :-D

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2526 on: February 03, 2020, 08:20:03 PM »
yea, we called that stuff yellow death... anything you put it on was not coming off... including you...
 
Oh, John, without pictures it never happened  :?   :cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2527 on: March 14, 2020, 07:04:57 PM »
 
  Major improvement to shop today. 10,000 lb 2 post car lift installed. lifts up to 75 in.

  No more laying on back to check rod bearings ECT.

  Picked up hoist in Hayward Ca last week and had 2nd thoughts about installing ourselves.

   600 bucks to install and glad I had it done, saved a lot of cussing.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2528 on: March 29, 2020, 02:37:30 PM »
 
  heavy duty 220 volt extension cord finally arrived and we lifted the Camaro for the 1st  time.  Really going to make things easier. :-D

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2529 on: April 04, 2020, 12:01:21 AM »
Every few pages I like to put up videos of our runs so if people want to find them they can locate them a little easier.  These are some of our better videos.

     These are in 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHUEA-pScY8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udo7XM472Qk

                 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55XA0vrNNj0

                 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxkEtJ1b6AI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLG0JFzazrs

 More from the past

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 Something to watch while quarantined  :-D

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2530 on: April 04, 2020, 01:49:29 PM »
John ?

Where did the water come from in the last few seconds of the very last video you posted?

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2531 on: April 05, 2020, 11:58:17 AM »

  Jim... from the vent hose from the intercooler tank. it now has a catch can :roll:

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