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« Reply #1395 on: July 17, 2017, 12:20:50 PM »

Looking forward to meeting you and seeing your "beast"!

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« Reply #1396 on: July 17, 2017, 08:05:25 PM »

Thank you, Rex. I'm looking forward to meeting you, too.
Mine is a shoe-string, no-sponsor effort- don't expect much.  tongue

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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« Reply #1397 on: July 18, 2017, 07:09:16 AM »

You're not alone Neil. grin
Proud to know you. cheers cheers cheers
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« Reply #1398 on: July 18, 2017, 09:06:01 AM »

Mine is a shoe-string, no-sponsor effort- don't expect much.  tongue
Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

I guess that description fits most of us, but the reasons to keep doing it far outweigh the costs.  As far as expectations....
I expect you to have fun
I expect you to be safe
I expect you to go fast as you want/can

Your years of building is about to come to fruition... enjoy the ride  cheers
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« Reply #1399 on: July 18, 2017, 09:53:00 AM »

Thanks-- I really am looking forward to being there.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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« Reply #1400 on: July 18, 2017, 06:08:54 PM »

Mine is a shoe-string, no-sponsor effort- don't expect much.  tongue
Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

I guess that description fits most of us, but the reasons to keep doing it far outweigh the costs.  As far as expectations....
I expect you to have fun
I expect you to be safe
I expect you to go fast as you want/can

Your years of building is about to come to fruition... enjoy the ride  cheers

I can't wait for you to say that me!!!!. That would be something. smiley
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« Reply #1401 on: July 18, 2017, 07:38:33 PM »

I made a "Gurney Lip" (AKA wickerbill) for my spoiler and bolted it on. Crummy pictures but I was in a hurry.

I decided my Bowden cable throttle was a POS so I ordered a push-pull cable from Control Cables and it came in yesterday. Now to find a way to snake it from the pedal to the carb. Argghhh.

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« Reply #1402 on: July 18, 2017, 08:14:53 PM »

Neil:

It is exciting, all of the work, the thought and the time. It will soon be all worth it. Just to build something unique and get to Bonneville is an accomplishment. Many think and dream, but few actually do it. The first rookie passes are the best and then when you are ready to let the horses run it will make everything worth while.

May I suggest you get someone to take a lot of photos.... As the driver, tuner and everything else you will be surprised how fast the days go by. I gave RAY the RAT a few bucks and he took some fantastic photos for me. If you don't have a GoPro, please go on eBay and buy a used Hero2 there can be had for around $50. If not PM me  your address and I'll loan you mine with some mounts. The videos are priceless when you get back home.

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« Reply #1403 on: July 18, 2017, 08:36:07 PM »

Replacing the cable was a really strong move Neil.  cheers cheers cheers

Your new setup will be much safer.

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« Reply #1404 on: July 18, 2017, 08:47:37 PM »

Neil:

It is exciting, all of the work, the thought and the time. It will soon be all worth it. Just to build something unique and get to Bonneville is an accomplishment. Many think and dream, but few actually do it. The first rookie passes are the best and then when you are ready to let the horses run it will make everything worth while.

May I suggest you get someone to take a lot of photos.... As the driver, tuner and everything else you will be surprised how fast the days go by. I gave RAY the RAT a few bucks and he took some fantastic photos for me. If you don't have a GoPro, please go on eBay and buy a used Hero2 there can be had for around $50. If not PM me  your address and I'll loan you mine with some mounts. The videos are priceless when you get back home.

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BR

Thank you- I know what you mean about the pictures. I was on the crew of a Can-Am M8C McLaren in '72 & '73 and I didn't get one darned picture of that car or any of the team. There was just too much work going on to take time to take photos. I'll check the GoPro on eBay. Thanks for your kind offer.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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« Reply #1405 on: July 18, 2017, 08:54:04 PM »

With push pull cable don't forget the pedal toe strap. Extra safety along with the double springs.
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« Reply #1406 on: July 19, 2017, 09:51:06 AM »

Jack;

I already have the toe strap and two throttle return springs. Now I only need to route the new cable.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
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« Reply #1407 on: July 19, 2017, 05:49:05 PM »

It is starting to look like a real race car. I ordered the vinyl decals from www.doityourselflettering.com. They are easy to apply and this company uses the good 3M vinyl.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ


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« Reply #1408 on: July 19, 2017, 05:52:04 PM »

To prevent confusion over the "B", I cut the letters and put a space between "B" and "GMS".

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ


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« Reply #1409 on: July 19, 2017, 06:01:56 PM »

Make a slash and put it there -- It would be more appropriate.
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