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Offline bvillercr

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1440 on: June 11, 2011, 09:52:17 AM »
Video update time.  Every once in a while I will post our old videos so they are found fairly easy.  Not sure how many pages between each posting on this build diary but seemes like it has been a while. :mrgreen:


El Mirage Nov. 08 sunday

http://youtu.be/NJZbf4_IUeo

same run but inside view.

http://youtu.be/L8BabM070vc

El Mirage Nov. 08 saturday.  I was a bit more aggressive on this first run. :|

http://youtu.be/mHUEA-pScY8

same run inside view

http://youtu.be/Udo7XM472Qk


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1441 on: June 11, 2011, 10:11:09 AM »
Dyno session in the late night/morning hours.

http://youtu.be/iJApvHuDpL0

We did some tuning during the day time too.

http://youtu.be/8ksf9rHChFM

results for previous pull.

http://youtu.be/DFcpyvs5na4

Bonneville speed week 09.  This is what happens when you don't clutch it when the wheels get loose in the lower gears. :-D BTW: this is not me. :-D

http://youtu.be/N_CEUEoBgq8

Bonneville speed week 10.  First GoPro video, much better quality.  Shake down pass 270mph

http://youtu.be/kLG0JFzazrs


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1442 on: June 13, 2011, 08:13:44 PM »
Hey Troy,

Are you guys planning to run at El Mirage this year, or are you running Bonneville only?

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1443 on: June 13, 2011, 11:11:30 PM »
If we/car can survive Bonneville this year we will run El Mirage in November.  We have too much to do To the car before Bonneville to make any meets prior. :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1444 on: June 19, 2011, 11:01:53 PM »
Front window is mounted and just needs each screw to be counter sunk so it is flush to the window. 

Getting the spoiler ready for a window.



Drilling the holes that attach the spoiler to the window.



Finally have the deck lid window mounted.  Just have to place a few fasteners through the window in a couple strategic areas to make sure the window stays attached to the car.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1445 on: June 20, 2011, 12:09:39 AM »
WOW!!! That looks REALLY good!!! GREAT job!!!   :cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1446 on: June 20, 2011, 10:06:37 AM »
We will check today and see if we can pick up our parts.  The block has been bored, just waiting on the crank and heads to be finished.  :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1447 on: June 20, 2011, 11:48:56 AM »
Wow I'm caught up on all 97 pages  :-D

Congrats on your documented process of overcoming obstacles that offten detour the most ambitious goal chasers!! 

After running numerous payment events I'm excited about running on the salt this year!!  Thank you for the motivation displayed through your dedication to achieve.   :cheers:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1448 on: June 20, 2011, 02:01:20 PM »

  Thanks Livin...I guess being stuborn helps :-D We always thought we were on the right track using centrifugal superchargers but we have had our problems using two. When Procharger came out with the
4000 cfm F3-R39 it solved that problem as we now can just run one.
  Hopefully with our new top fuel type pistons and some fine tuning it will hold together and make a couple of 300 mph + recorded times.
  Stop by at speedweek.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1449 on: June 21, 2011, 08:11:46 PM »
Killer job on the rear window - heck, the whole darned car.  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1450 on: June 22, 2011, 06:56:59 PM »
Had a little set back today.  The heads we have been running since 92 are no longer good.  The heat we created last year got the beat of them! :evil:  we are seating for new ones that have the stock dimensions valve length and manifold bolt pattern amongst many other variables.  Hopefully we can get heads without having to replace the manifold. :-D

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1451 on: June 26, 2011, 12:58:17 AM »
We got a few things done today.  Since the front window isn't 100% finished, I took the window out and prepped the dash for a fresh coat of paint.  Today we did get our passenger side lexan installed.  Here is a look at how we traced and cut the lexan.



The finished piece with the window track installed.



Window installed minus the brackets we will use to hold the window in place.



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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1452 on: June 26, 2011, 11:59:53 AM »
 

   Bvillercr.....Those fotos sure look easier than it was :-D


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1453 on: June 27, 2011, 10:16:14 AM »
Glass window traced onto the lexan, and how we cut it.



The inside dash is painted winter grey and the area where the window will sit is a gloss black.  Once we counter sink the screw holes the window will be on for good.



Driver side window is now installed, much easier than the passenger side.  Now we need to order our clamp down latches and install those and the side windows will be complete.


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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #1454 on: June 27, 2011, 11:07:15 AM »

  We are hoping to use the latches you see on the pro-stock side windows, as we need to roll the windows
down to steer the car in and out of the trailer. We also have to turn on the air to the trans or it will not roll
backward.

  Anyone trying to use non-formed Lexan on curved glass is in for a lot of cussin :-P  Ours is pre-formed.

  Were also looking to use Duze-fastners on the side of the rear window as I'm worried that air could pull
the glass away from the body and rip off the whole deck lid spoiler and all, with disastrous results. The Lexan 3/16'' is flexable as the stock glass is very sturdy.

  JL222