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Author Topic: Introduce Yourself  (Read 1300998 times)

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Offline DND

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2775 on: September 17, 2013, 04:11:16 PM »
Those Trumpits sound really good with a pair of good cams & megaphone pipes!!!

Offline Jack Gifford

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2776 on: September 18, 2013, 12:27:40 AM »
... a flat track Triumph Salt Hack...
Just curious what I'm missing :?. I didn't see where pipehack mentioned flat-track.
M/T Pontiac hemi guru (or does guru status expire after 30 years?)

Offline DND

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2777 on: September 18, 2013, 01:35:34 AM »
Since Triumph's and dirt track'n kinda go together, I just threw it in

Sorry if it got anyone side tracked

Out here in so-cal Scrambles - Tracking - and side Hacks all was in the same bunch of Triumph guys

Offline pipehack

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2778 on: September 18, 2013, 07:47:39 AM »
 Oh yeah.  When I was an apprentice plumber I was milking some piping too long and the journeyman called me a pipehack. Well.... we both thought it was funny and I chose it for username.

Offline Peter Jack

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2779 on: September 18, 2013, 10:05:44 AM »
Good score on the lathe. The carbide insert tooling will work really well for doing things quickly but if you want to get a fine finish with a small lathe go back to the old fashioned form and sharpen it yourself tool steel. The sharper tool will give you a finer finish.

Pete

Offline ship

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2780 on: September 18, 2013, 11:51:39 AM »
Hello
My name is Ship

I have two cars I'm considering building for Bonneville and I'm here to learn the rules and etiquette for LSR

trying to decide between a classic American 55 buick or a little Mercedes 190.




Offline DND

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2781 on: September 18, 2013, 12:32:53 PM »
Hi Ship

Welcome to the Salt bunch

That 55' Buick would be like pushing a barn door, not too good in the aero dept

What ever class you plan on running just think about ' A Small Package to Cut the Wind '

At 4500 feet you are going to loose power, so that does not help either unless you have a blower

G Don

Offline wobblywalrus

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2782 on: September 19, 2013, 01:11:53 AM »
PipeHack, is "15 miles east of downtown Chicago" in Lake Michigan?

Offline Stainless1

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2783 on: September 19, 2013, 08:53:59 AM »
Wob... I think the water is west...
Stainless
Red Hat 228.039, 2001, 65ci, MSA Bockscar Lakester with a little N20 
MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.

Offline Peter Jack

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2784 on: September 19, 2013, 10:34:25 AM »
Better "Google" Google Maps Stainless!  :roll: :-o :-D

Pete

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2785 on: September 19, 2013, 09:34:22 PM »
PJ, Chicago is not in MI  :roll:
OOPS... I guess geography is not my strong suit....
Back to your regularly scheduled programming
Stainless
Red Hat 228.039, 2001, 65ci, MSA Bockscar Lakester with a little N20 
MSA Bockscar Lakester #1000 my fastest mile 245 and change, 84 ci turbobusa motor... but Corey's 233 MPH H/BFL record is still 3MPH faster than mine.

Offline Peter Jack

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2786 on: September 19, 2013, 10:48:12 PM »
That's okay. I was up there several times when I was living in Indianapolis and I still checked Google Maps before I made the reply. Those extra years keep playing with the mind.

Pete

Offline 31fordcoupe

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2787 on: September 23, 2013, 09:44:01 AM »
Hi, My name is Steve Fowler and I am the crew cheif of our 34 ford coupe running in the aa/g altered class. our car is number 3434. We drive our car from Minneapolis, race it, and drive it back home if the Gods allow! We built our car as a street car that can also safely run at bonneville. It has been there and ran 7 times with or best speed to date being 189.6 mph. We are trying to go 200mph so we can have that coveted 200mph club sticker on our street car. Our trip is alittle more expensive since we drive the car and bring two support vehicles with for the trip. We would really appreciate any feedback on salt conditions before we leave on the 27th of September, this coming Friday. Its a real bummer to get there and just have to turn around and go home. ( We've been there before.) Thanks in advance for any updates you all may send our way! Steve.

Offline Stan Back

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« Reply #2788 on: September 23, 2013, 10:47:47 AM »
Steve --

I hope you understand that in order to join the Bonneville 200 MPH Club, you have to set a class record over 200, and, maybe, meet a minimum speed set by the club in certain classes.  See their website for particular information.

Stan

(The 175 Long Course sticker would be a badge of honor for a street car, too.)
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Celebrating 67th anniversary of racing on the salt.

Offline dw230

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2789 on: September 23, 2013, 11:46:06 AM »
Steve,

If your coupe falls into the AA/CGAlt class you have to beat a record of 246, if you have EFI on the engine you fall into AA/GAlt class where the record is 276. That is what it takes to get a red hat or one of them stickers.

Good luck,
Dan Warner
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Bonneville 200 MPH Club
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