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Author Topic: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)  (Read 615626 times)
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« Reply #435 on: August 17, 2008, 01:41:29 PM »

 The reason i'm doing better is because i supervise more and Troys been doing the starter work under the car
(truckstop young fart).

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« Reply #436 on: August 17, 2008, 10:20:45 PM »

Troy,

        I think you guys made a great call on taking a break! Sometimes you need to walk away and gather your thoughts. It always seems like when you put all the time in like you guys have done you end up chasing your tail and not be all that efficient(at least for me), you then take a break and come back with fresh minds and everything seems like a breeze to get through. You guys are doing awesome work and please continue to keep us posted.

Scott

The break has already helped, spent some needed time with the family before we leave and the rest oh the rest was good.  Yesterday I felt like a zombie, brain function was not very good nor was my patience or attitude.  Much calmer now and hopefully tomorrow will bring good things. grin
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« Reply #437 on: August 17, 2008, 11:15:54 PM »

Troy,

        I think you guys made a great call on taking a break! Sometimes you need to walk away and gather your thoughts. It always seems like when you put all the time in like you guys have done you end up chasing your tail and not be all that efficient(at least for me), you then take a break and come back with fresh minds and everything seems like a breeze to get through. You guys are doing awesome work and please continue to keep us posted.

Scott

The break has already helped, spent some needed time with the family before we leave and the rest oh the rest was good.  Yesterday I felt like a zombie, brain function was not very good nor was my patience or attitude.  Much calmer now and hopefully tomorrow will bring good things. grin

Awesome! We are pulling for you......... grin
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« Reply #438 on: August 19, 2008, 03:08:45 AM »

Well, it wouldn't be a normal day for us until something goes wrong.  We had two minor oil leaks one at the valve cover and the other at the fuel pump.  The one at the valve cover did scare us enough to pull the cover and do a compression test.  No damage just a smokey scare.  After that we went on with the tuning process.  The car has never sounded this good ever!!  I'm waiting for a video to load before I go to sleep but it is taking too long.  So I will post it later.  Troy
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« Reply #439 on: August 19, 2008, 05:08:14 AM »

Troy & Crew,You guys are truely "above and beyond" On behalf of the DLRA (here downunder),we wish you all the best with your efforts,and hope you get the run you have earned!Wish I was there to see it run. Cheers, Bob. DLRA #66 C/GCC.
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« Reply #440 on: August 19, 2008, 08:41:39 AM »

Bob thanks for the response.  Here is the last video until we get back.  Hopefully I will have a few videos from inside the car as we run, not sure if the DVR will hold up to the vibration or noise though. 

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« Reply #441 on: August 19, 2008, 09:50:29 AM »

Bob thanks for the response.  Here is the last video until we get back.  Hopefully I will have a few videos from inside the car as we run, not sure if the DVR will hold up to the vibration or noise though. 



I’ve been watching this thread for quite some time now and all I can say is your dedication to this project and making sure that everything is totally dialed in is a true testament as to the kind of racers that you and your family truly are. I wish you the best of luck when you guys roll that baby onto the salt, so quit dicking around with videos on the internet and get that sucker to B’ville and leg it!!! Good luck guys and we all look forward to hearing about your trip to the salt.
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« Reply #442 on: August 19, 2008, 10:00:49 AM »

Sounds awesome. Hope I am there to hear that thunder as it goes out the back on a record run!!!
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« Reply #443 on: August 22, 2008, 10:24:36 AM »

Does anyone have a report on these guys? I'm guessing that no posts means they're on the salt! Sure hope everything is going great...it sure sounds bad Acura on the video grin
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« Reply #444 on: August 23, 2008, 06:36:29 PM »

From the SCTA site.  Doesn't look so good.

222 A      BGALT   John Langlo 242.144 257.810 193.102 0.000 0.000
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« Reply #445 on: August 23, 2008, 09:00:55 PM »

Looks like it spun on record return.
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« Reply #446 on: August 23, 2008, 09:47:21 PM »

I heard there was concern in inspection about the intercooling plumbing in the passenger compartment.
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« Reply #447 on: August 24, 2008, 11:41:12 AM »

Yesterday's runs after the spin:

222 A      BGALT   John Langlo 223.086 236.434 194.648 0.000 0.000   
222 A      BGALT   John Langlo 203.365 208.716 0.000 0.000 0.000   
222 A      BGALT   John Langlo 241.292 244.836 263.147 269.959 244.649

This morning's record run:

222 A      BGALT   John Langlo 238.786 248.264 219.980 0.000 0.000

Congrats, guys!  You certainly earned it!

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« Reply #448 on: August 24, 2008, 05:26:07 PM »

My dad drove the car the first day and I drove the rest of the week.  We had plenty of problems while racing in which I will post later.  The car ran great!  We just couldn't get a consistant run in without concerns.  We only ran a couple of really good runs and never powered through the 5, I did get really sideways and had to abort a record return run.  I was trying to run too hard to the 3 and never spun the tires but when I put the foot down the torque of the car would shoot me right and I would have to back out of it.  Anyway I have a fantasy football draft right now and no way of contacting my league. evil  Got to go and I will post back later.
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« Reply #449 on: August 24, 2008, 05:43:23 PM »

Oh yeah I forgot to say that I got a red hat. grin
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