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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2310 on: August 20, 2017, 12:45:58 PM »
Sorry if I came off snippy -- I sat through all of 'em, listening to Rpn tell us what was going on. :roll:

But also -- we know Tim kinda well enough that when I'd hear his support trucvk outside the announce trailer I'd go out there for a quick howdy and corngratulations - so got the stories first-hand.

Now we'll see if Tim remembers what he said when I asked him, at our last good-bye Friday,when he was gonna let me drive the truck.

He really did say:  "Anytime!"  Woot-woot!!!!!!  I might just try to take him up on that. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2311 on: August 20, 2017, 02:36:43 PM »
Mazda --

I apologize.  Too late in the day for me to be posting.  

I just wasn't sure you realized the challenges that some of us take on with shorter (by rule) and lighter ('cause we don't have the HP) cars.

Congratulations on being a part of some winning efforts.

We didn't enjoy success this year -- but we had a great time -- maybe the best ever.  Here a shot of some of our earlier efforts.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2312 on: August 20, 2017, 10:12:01 PM »

  Not snippy Jon, just the facts as you know them.

  But when the certified records show the same driver you can see the confusion.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2313 on: August 20, 2017, 10:17:32 PM »
No worries everyone. It was a very long week and a half. Peter.
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2314 on: August 20, 2017, 10:36:23 PM »
  I washed off the salt on outside of truck Sat but the salt on inside of front fender wells was stuck like hell.

  Troy finished washing underside with pressure washer but still harder to get off than usual.  Trailer not so bad
 just into and out of pits so not much salt.

  While Troy pressure washed I swept and mopped the shop. We unloaded the truck and by then we were hot and tired and decided to unload and wash the race car another day.

   The salt was different, it didn't soak up the water as usual and it was a bitch for Troy to clean under the truck steps which are recessed, unlike my 1999 truck steps that had a bottom. That took the most time even with a pressure washer.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2315 on: August 20, 2017, 10:48:00 PM »
Troy, thanks for chasing me down. I would

never have found You. I sure wish the

week would have been better for You and

I am at a loss to explain the success that

several fast cars achieved. I hope the day

comes that there is an adequate track for

You.  Practice holding your breath.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2316 on: August 24, 2017, 08:15:49 PM »

 Race car all desalted out of trailer and in shop.

  BUT Tue went to car wash for final wash and vacuum the salt out of the interior of my truck. Got it all cleaned up and looking good. Went to Trader Joe's to pick up 2 cases of 2 Buck Chuck [now 3 Buck Chuck] Gal says how is your day going?
 I says real good.

  So I'm loading the wine in the back seat and when I went to shove it over with the other case.

  The FIRE EXTINGUSER WENT OFF :-o  It was on the floor but got put on the seat to vacuum I knew the pin was missing but in hurry to pack didn't fix it. Any how white CO2 all over and under the cab what a mess but good as new now :-D

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2317 on: August 24, 2017, 09:05:52 PM »

  So I'm loading the wine in the back seat and when I went to shove it over with the other case.

  The FIRE EXTINGUSER WENT OFF :-o  It was on the floor but got put on the seat to vacuum I knew the pin was missing but in hurry to pack didn't fix it. Any how white CO2 all over and under the cab what a mess but good as new now :-D

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Seems like an extreme way to chill wine.   :roll:

Glad to hear the Camaro came home in one piece.  :cheers:

  Don

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2318 on: September 07, 2017, 01:04:20 PM »

  Jim Fueling's coupe, where is it? From what I remember Larry [can't recall last name] but member of High Dessert Racers had it but like 2o+ yrs ago.

  Interested in the dually wheels :-D

 Or, who could make some.

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2319 on: October 03, 2017, 12:41:13 AM »

  Troy came out Sunday and we pulled the valve covers and checked the pushrods they were all good :cheers:

   We had problems on 1st runs at Bville do to bad adjusters.

  We set the valve lash which was also better than last time at El Mirage. no tightening.

  Checked compression fairly good as we have some out of round cylinders. Still scary impressive on dyno one of Steve
  Moodys employees said it was lifting the left front tire off ground and we have a lot of droop in front suspension.

  No luck finding 5 on 5 lug and 5 in rims. Going to grove tires more for Nov Mirage

  Troy says traction was good at May El Mirage but we torched a cyl and head. 6 of the 16 injectors were down on flow

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2320 on: October 03, 2017, 10:26:59 AM »
John --

We have a different opinion on the traction condition at El Mirage in May . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfWTgyTDiAM&sns=em

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2321 on: October 03, 2017, 10:31:59 AM »
DANG!!  Did Willy take backwards driving lessons from Freud?  That was - - - interesting:cheers:
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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2322 on: October 03, 2017, 10:33:55 AM »
"Willy Martin"??? That was the name of "The Man Who Never Was"!  :-)

That was quite a spin!

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2323 on: October 03, 2017, 12:00:43 PM »
John --

We have a different opinion on the traction condition at El Mirage in May . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfWTgyTDiAM&sns=em

Stan

 Wow...on skinnies  :-P Go wide :-D

 We made some changes before the May meet. Bigger spoiler up plate ''gurney flap'' and grooved the tires.
 We also were down on power do to 6 bad injectors of 16. Still 206 or so with Troy pussy footing it just to make
a full pass. torched the head and piston.

 More power now, will see what happens.



 Hoping that would help in the marbles ( is that where the spin started. where the track got bad)?

  Street roadsters, a spin on the way to a happening :-D

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2324 on: October 16, 2017, 01:54:10 PM »
Willy gets 10 style points. A 360 spin and nothing damaged.

Maybe he can try for an 11 in November.

An 11 means no spin and a record.

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