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Offline jmetric

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2985 on: March 27, 2014, 06:16:22 PM »
  Jmetric, If you want to go 150 mph with 12" wide tires, plan on making the vehicle weigh about two tons minimum or you will never make it to the three under power.
  The sand dunes are on the Oregon Coast, Central Idaho, or Death Valley.  We run on SALT.
We don't get a lot of salt down on the Texas land speed racing air-strips.
Ever been to one? It's a blast.

Offline jmetric

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2986 on: March 27, 2014, 06:18:41 PM »
The Goodyear drag race FrontRunners are good for at least 200.

(I think Goodyear also calls some of its LSR tires FrontRunners, but the drag race ones should be good for your use.)

Thanks guys, but I took my front runners to the Texas Mile last year and they rejected them as a "drag race" tire.
Luckily I had my street tires which were fairly high speed but would have kept me from going to the >160mph class.

I like the fact the Goodyear LSR tires say "land speed racing" and 300mph speed rating. Hard to get much clearer than that. But the cost.


Offline Bob Drury

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2987 on: March 28, 2014, 10:39:36 AM »
  Hey, you guys didn't expect me to read Jmetric's entire post before I got snide, did you?
  Jmetric, welcome to the site.  Don't pay any attention to any posts by Myself or Stan Back.   
                                                               Bob  :-P :cheers:
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Offline MMorgan

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2988 on: March 28, 2014, 02:20:16 PM »
    Been a member on here for awhile but have been just been watching and not commenting.  Thought I should finally at least introduce myself.  I know quite a few of the people on the site here from the salt etc. already.  In 2012 we built a small streamliner (dragster but with non-aerodynamic front fairings to fit into the streamliner class as there isn't a diesel lakester category).  We debuted the car at the 2012 World of Speed and were able to get a record in the I/DS class at 64.396 mph (was an open record) with our 22 hp v-twin naturally aspirated diesel.  The record only held for a day but we did also get to go back out after the run and debut our yeast biodiesel (B100) that myself and my biochemistry team here at Utah State University produced and the car ran almost identically (but smelled like baking bread) with no modifications to the car.  The record was bumped up to 72.102 by another team.  We came back for World Finals and ran 73.318 but couldn't overcome the wind with our 22 hp for the back up run and fell a little short of resetting the record.  (Huge thanks to the Jack Rogers team for loaning us items for gearing testing at the event).  In 2013 we brought the car to SpeedWeek and were also working with the Steve Strupp and the Rogers team on the Camaros.  I got hurt while we were out on the salt and wasn't able to run the USU car after our first pass (playing with tuning again from winter changes) and had Sue Christophersen (200 Club from the 757 Camaro) take over driving duties for me.  She ran 72.569 mph which qualified but she had to leave the next morning so we couldn't attempt a back up so we went ahead and ran our algae biodiesel (B50) and Sue ran a 73.977!!  Bonneville has been an awesome experience and I'm definitely hooked and am looking forward to many years of running at Bonneville as I'm currently only 26.  We will be back this year without the USU car (funding) but will be helping out with the Rogers Camaros again.  I'm also working with Steve to set up a whole bunch of social media we will be debuting for the Rogers cars here shortly.  Keep an eye out for that! 
      My family history lies mainly in drag racing (parents ran a dragster in the 80's, Dad and I crewed a 41 Willys ProMod a few years ago), my mom is a Pearmain (Salt Lake City) which includes 60's/70's top fuel history (Iron Horse one of the first in the Cragar 5 second club with Dan Richins driving)).  Looking forward to more salt!!  Probably too much information to put here but hey what the heck!   http://USUBFP.blogspot.com    www.facebook.com/USUBiorenewableFuelsProject
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Offline Stan Back

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2989 on: March 28, 2014, 05:24:59 PM »
Welcome!

Without reading all you've posted -- is that a similar diesel to the military bike?
Member of the San Berdoo Roadsters -- "California's Most-Exclusive Roadster Club".
Celebrating 67th anniversary of racing on the salt.

Offline MMorgan

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2990 on: March 29, 2014, 09:12:56 PM »
The little diesel is actually a chinese generator engine!  Here is a picture of it out of the car last year.
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Offline toadjammer

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2991 on: March 30, 2014, 08:28:12 PM »
Sorry, my comment got buried in Trent's post above. Copied here:

Hi Trent- welcome! You have not mentioned class that I have seen. Different locations, different rules but for ECTA and SCTA you have to build the car to the class record, regardless of what speed you think you want/can  do, record or no. As far as I know, the LS series was not yet available in the '93 Camaro ( more like '96 or '97 though I could well be incorrect) That makes it an engine swap and puts you in /GC. Both the production and GC records for a C engine are over 230 so you will need to build to that- fire systems, lexan windows,  etc. I suspect drag front runners have been run to those speeds but you are getting into the LSR tire area. Was a while back but I ran M&H FC front runners on my liner without issue. I am not sure what Jim Knapp currently has on the car but it has been over 300 now. Anyway, good luck and keep us up on the build. As suggested, start a build diary so we can see progress.

jacksoni,
Yes, I plan on running GC/B.
427CI LS3 4 speed muncie.
I put a 9 inch in it with coil overs all over. Rebuilt everything in the front. New trailing arms, panhard and torque arm.  Put 3.0:1 in it to get started. Discs all around.
Fuel cell and battery mounted doing the exhaust right now.
Trying to get alot of the other stuff done before we put the cage in so we don't have to move anything.
I would like to run front runners and drag radials for the start and go to LSR tires when I absolutely have to.
I am going to go to the Ohio mile in May to see what other guys are doing up close.
Probably 2-3 months away from having it ready.

I have read alot of the rules over and over and am trying to make sure we do everything right as we go.

I will start a build diarysometime this next week.

Everyone here seems to be very helpfull.
I hope I can return the generosity in the future.

Thanks
Trent
« Last Edit: March 30, 2014, 08:34:45 PM by toadjammer »

Offline lclrt

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2992 on: April 02, 2014, 10:17:50 PM »
Just joined,Chris here,

Run/manage a sports car repair/restoration shop. Just starting gathering information/history for the restoration of a old Bonneville car,the car has been all. over the country,found and bought up here in Oregon. Looking forward to the project, as well as any help and info towards the project.

Thanks,

Chris



Offline 4-barrel Mike

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2993 on: April 02, 2014, 10:32:35 PM »
Welcome Chris.  Lots of LSR enthusiasts in Portland.

How about some more info on the car?

Mike



Mike Kelly - PROUD owner of the V4F that powered the #1931 VGC to a 82.803 mph record in 2008!

Offline lclrt

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2994 on: April 02, 2014, 10:39:06 PM »
Welcome Chris.  Lots of LSR enthusiasts in Portland.

How about some more info on the car?

Mike





Hi Mike,

Devan Body, tube frame, slant six engine. Raced '65-68, set class record in 1966. Restoring it to original 1966 specs. Rear body has been highly modified, front is all original, was on ebay a few years ago for sale. Does not look like profile pic at this time, hoping to restore it to look of pic.

Thanks,

Chris

Online Peter Jack

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2995 on: April 02, 2014, 10:44:53 PM »
Just for your information Chris the correct spelling is Devin. That might help in your research. They were quite common at one time. Might be worth taking a trip to the swap meets this weekend. Might save a ton of work.

Pete

Offline salt27

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2996 on: April 02, 2014, 10:57:26 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Chris.

This wouldn't by chance be Marlos Devin would it?

  Don

Offline desotoman

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2997 on: April 02, 2014, 11:08:23 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Chris.

This wouldn't by chance be Marlos Devin would it?

  Don

Here is a link to Marlo's Devin. http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,12128.0.html

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Asking questions is one's only way of getting answers. As a young boy I was always taught that there is no such thing as a stupid question. It suggests that the quest for knowledge includes failure, and that just because one person may know less than others they should not be afraid to ask rather than pretend they already know. In many cases multiple people may not know but are too afraid to ask the "stupid question"; the one who asks the question may in fact be doing a service to those around them.

Offline lclrt

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Re: Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2998 on: April 03, 2014, 12:04:59 AM »
Yes it is, he sold it about a month ago,looking forward to bringing it back to life, thanks for the spelling correction Chris

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« Reply #2999 on: April 03, 2014, 01:00:12 AM »
Yes it is, he sold it about a month ago,looking forward to bringing it back to life, thanks for the spelling correction Chris

I'm glad you snatched it up and are doing a resurrection.   :cheers:

How about a build diary.

 Don