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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #45 on: July 13, 2007, 09:30:12 PM »
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Glad to see you're hooked on the site. Good job keeping us updated on the progress/build. Are you going to El Mirage this week end? If not will see you at speed week. :-D
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #46 on: July 13, 2007, 10:42:21 PM »
Too much to do to get to Mirage.  See you at Bville.  Troy
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #47 on: July 14, 2007, 01:39:54 PM »
Took the old engine out.  Time to clean and paint the engine compartment.  A lot of assembly to next week.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #48 on: July 14, 2007, 11:41:38 PM »
WOW!

Now THIS is why this site is addicting!

Man, you guys do nice work! And THANKS for all the neat pics!

Beautiful!

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #49 on: July 15, 2007, 01:15:40 AM »
Our water injection system.  This will be changed to a single air intake with the same principle.  We are going to a single procharger.







The basic injector nossle with an enderly jet.



Water injector tank.  Notice the multi colored markings?  If we do not use sealed bottled water and get inspected as it goes in and get then get it sealed we could be accused of using some sort of fuel additive which would put us in a fuel class. 



The aluminum lid is put on because we blew of the plastic twist lid when the boost came up.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #50 on: July 15, 2007, 06:23:48 PM »
On this set up we have had reading of up to 380 degrees at 32 psi.  Which seems high but that's 75% adiabatic effecient at 90 degrees ambient.  But that's after we inject water.  We have never taken the temp without h20 injection.  That is why we like to inject water into the impeller, because at 380 degrees the water evaporates and also cools the blower.  The intercoolers that we have been using were mac truck 4"radiator cores.  Mark Johnsons dad, (Lawrence) made them for us at his radiator shop in 1989.  4x4x16 we were able to cool the temps to 250 degrees.  Hope to get a whole lot more of a temp drop (like down to 100) with this new intercooler pictured in this build page. 

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #51 on: July 15, 2007, 07:53:49 PM »
Fresh coat of paint for the engine compartment.





Just got our new blower and water injection system.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #52 on: July 15, 2007, 10:08:37 PM »
ya always like to see a guy spraying water into an operating electrical device.  Leather is a poor insulator, wear rubber gloves...  :roll:  Of course if you used a gas powered it would count in your inch count, ya got some to spare don't you?   :wink:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #53 on: July 15, 2007, 10:33:19 PM »
ya always like to see a guy spraying water into an operating electrical device.  Leather is a poor insulator, wear rubber gloves...  :roll:  Of course if you used a gas powered it would count in your inch count, ya got some to spare don't you?   :wink:

Leather,  do you ride a motorcycle?  We can spare 4 cid before the next class change.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #54 on: July 16, 2007, 09:53:11 PM »
So you could use gas...  Couldn't tell if those were red cow welding gloves or red cow servicers...  :roll: but I like the concept... keep up the good work, see ya on the salt.  8-)
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #55 on: July 17, 2007, 09:36:12 AM »
More maintenance on the car.  We got our cam package late yesterday and will assemble it on Wed.  Heads are out for re-freshening and should have them back later this week or early next.   
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #56 on: July 18, 2007, 12:23:28 AM »
Got the new 6" intake tubing for the inlet side of the blower.  The dry sump tank has been shipped and the blower is in the process of being made.  Still optimistic about making it to bville.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2007, 10:50:05 PM »
Did a few things today while waiting for all of our parts to come.  We installed our new push bar system on the push truck, took off the old harmonic balancer, cleaned and repaired the inter-cooler water tank.  We are waiting on our heads, blower, dry sump tank, injector nozzles and some miscellaneous little stuff.  We cannot put the engine in until the heads are finished and we cannot plumb the pipe until the blower gets here.  We are starting to feel that we might not make it; but we are sure going to try! 
    Here is a picture of our new air intake.  It was five inches and now with the new blower it is six!  Not sure how it is going to fit yet.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #58 on: July 18, 2007, 11:16:06 PM »
We are starting to feel that we might not make it; but we are sure going to try! 
   

Hey great thread and great job! And I do know how you feel about starting to feel like you are not going to make it, I am in the same boat with my bike.

Scott
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #59 on: July 19, 2007, 09:57:02 AM »
Thanks Scott, we are doing what we can to make it.  Time is short.