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Offline Tman

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2760 on: September 11, 2013, 08:00:00 PM »
I've been a lurker for awhile, I should do an introduction I suppose....

Name is "Mac". I live about 1.5hrs from Bonneville and go out every year for opening weekend. I'm a wannabe I guess. I've never raced, probably never will, but I can't get enough of the cars, the environment, the sounds, the overall atmosphere of the bonneville salt flats. It's like medication for me. I'm a hot rodder and have a '54 chevy belair. I'm really into collecting Bonneville racing memorabilia. Old stuff. I have some cool nick-nacks and some crazy rare old signs and stuff. If you have any of that old "junk" I'm the guy to call!!! Thanks everyone, I look forward to learning from the folks on the boards.

Mac

Mac is not a newbie, he and his sons have helped us with our BBQ for two years now. Thanks to them we raised the 900 bucks for Save the Salt this year! Thanks again Mac!

Offline Freud

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2761 on: September 12, 2013, 09:35:38 PM »
Welcome gmansyz.

This is a crazy group but they are most willing to help.

Ask and Ye shall likely be answered.

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2762 on: September 13, 2013, 02:28:35 AM »
Hi, to all the like minded,
Adam from the south of Australia, we have salt down here, really good salt.
Check out DLRA or Lake Gairdner,
Cheers.

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2763 on: September 13, 2013, 06:55:55 PM »
Hello, everyone.  I'm tallguy.  I've wanted to see the Bonneville Salt Flats
for more than 40 years, and in August, finally did for the first time.  I spent
3 days at Speed Week, an annual event, which is HUGE!  There were more
than 500 race vehicles there, and thousands of people.  It was more and
better than I expected.  I had come prepared for an onslaught of solar
rays -- direct and reflected.  My pupils shrunk and stayed shrunk while I
was on the salt.  But I did spend a lot of time in my truck, parked beside
the 5-mile mark of the long  course, with the engine idling and the air
conditioner on.  It was quite pleasant.  I saw Speed Demon, the fastest
car of this year's Speed Week, go 384 mph.  It was really moving.  And
although I had expected to be kept about a quarter mile from the race
lane, it appeared more like 900 feet.  Nice! 

I am now sitting in a motel room in Wendover, UT, about 5 miles away
from the Salt Flats.  I drove here from California a few days ago to watch
Mike Cook's Bonneville Shootout, a much smaller annual event that hosts
just a few very fast race vehicles.  But right now the Salt Flats are a lake,
and will take at least a few more days to dry enough for racing.  I won't
be staying here that long.

I appreciate the forums, and will be occasionally reading and posting.

Looking forward to being part of all this.

Andy Lampenfeld (tallguy)

Offline Graham in Aus

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2764 on: September 13, 2013, 07:01:52 PM »
Hi Andy, Oh yeah......

You got the fever!!

That salt fever  :-D

Welcome  :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2765 on: September 13, 2013, 07:06:46 PM »
Andy, welcome to salt fever, yearly fixs required. Glad you enjoyed our great sport. Where in Calif. are you from. lot's of LSR people down there. I am from Long Beach,( now in Utah) Member of the Gear Grinders club, Timer and announcer for SCTA/BNI from 1983 to 2012. Now crew member on the team Vesco Little giant #444 and the Turbinator II #111. we are hoping to run at the world finals next month.  :cheers:
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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2766 on: September 15, 2013, 02:02:43 PM »
Yes Andy, welcome to the forum! You should come back for World Finals.
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Offline A-Man

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2767 on: September 16, 2013, 11:41:39 AM »
hope this is right   Hello everyone a year and a half ago I couldnt even spell LSR let alone Bonneville and now Im up to my eye balls with a car;   My name is Andy Davis and Im the Driver/Crew Chief of the Kent Fuller Streamliner #74 Smoke N Mirrors

Offline DND

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« Reply #2768 on: September 16, 2013, 01:56:45 PM »
Hi Andy

Glad to see you are a LSR dude now, can you tell the forum guys here what the status is of the liner

I know a lot of people are wanting to know how the car is doing for this year?

Thanks , G Don

Offline A-Man

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2769 on: September 16, 2013, 04:14:45 PM »
We are shooting for Oct. 1-4.  With engine sitting so long it had leaks in the intake ports anyway got it sealed up and will start assembling tonight, will try and stay up with information for all Thanks for asking  Andy 

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« Reply #2770 on: September 16, 2013, 07:44:34 PM »
Hi Andy

Thanks for the engine info, there have been lots of rumors about not letting the car run with the driver set up

And you would have to install a standard roll cage to run the car, and raise the drivers head for looking side to side

Just wondering if you had to do those things?

G Don

Offline A-Man

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2771 on: September 17, 2013, 07:48:42 AM »
Good Moring  Yes we did raise the driver up, so now we are in the process of changing controls for the new position still tons of work

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2772 on: September 17, 2013, 12:55:45 PM »
 I'm pipehack a.k.a. "Bill" I'm from the Chicago area. I'm getting the hankerin to get ready for a build which I'm leaning towards a Sidecar set-up. I just ordered a rule book yesterday and was told that's the best way to make sure my build goes in the right direction. Looking forward to check out some of the other builds for more ideas. I have a couple of 650 triumph motors and I think I'll go with one of those.

Offline DND

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2773 on: September 17, 2013, 02:30:06 PM »
Hi Pipe

All right a flat track Triumph Salt Hack, how cool is that

Been a flat track guy since 70' when most of them ran Triumph's

Plenty if info here on this LSR forum, plus you can start a build thread to show us what you are building and get some good info too if needed

Welcome to the LSR group

G Don

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #2774 on: September 17, 2013, 03:38:50 PM »
 thanks buddy,
  I'm a tool FREAK!. I have more hand tools than you can shake a stick at. I pick them up at estate sale and the local flea. I did this on purpose for pit reason. that way I can pack a separate box and not worry about my box loaded at home. I also have a Lincoln 180c MiG and two Dillon/Henrob torches that I LOVE PLUS  Purox aircraft torch. I just picked up a craftsman/Atlas 6x18 lathe last weekend with all the tooling. I ordered a quick change tool post with carbide insert lathe bits. I know it's not a big lathe , but it will do for a lot of small parts. bungs and small brackets,  Believe it or not I pick that baby up for $250.00! The gal I got it from husband passed away 25 years ago and I happened to be the first one to turn it on since. major Craigslist score!. My wife is very supportive, so I'm lucky I have that covered. Thanks again for the welcome. I love the oddball engines. Really love the British stuff. don't know why.??!!