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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #120 on: September 23, 2008, 10:21:19 AM »
That's it for now, folks.  Go to the bathroom, go fill your coffee cups, do some work so that boss doesn't think you goofed off all day.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #121 on: September 23, 2008, 10:21:34 AM »
I remember the nets from earlier events.  The first time I saw them used was when I think it was Carl Heap in the Phoenix swallowed a valve and had an engine fire and he used them successfully.  BTW the valve piece was HUGE!  

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #122 on: September 23, 2008, 10:24:47 AM »
C'mon, guys... knock off the play by play updates.  I gotta get some work done!

No WAIT.  What did that OLD salt racer tell me once... "NEVER let work get in the way of your hobbies."

Yeah, that was it.  Okay, I stand corrected.

DISREGARD this posting.

And keep the cool reports coming.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #123 on: September 23, 2008, 10:33:42 AM »
Say it isn't so about the Nish liner swallowing a valve. :cry:

This was the 800incher correct? Is this the same motor they had problems with last year, just built bigger? Or do they have last years motor ready to go at the shop? Just talking out load, wondering if they have any options to keep running if they did indeed break the motor that is in the car now!

Keeping my fingers crossed they can keep running this week :-)

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #124 on: September 23, 2008, 10:40:36 AM »
Wowie Zowie---ain't this Bitchin!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Great job you 2 soon to be 3---lets see Big Jon---little jon and RtR
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #125 on: September 23, 2008, 10:42:19 AM »
1st year with the Nish "Big" motor at private meet they made some runs and aborted the motor for that meet due to "LOW" oil pressure. Crew took liner back to SLC and put the smaller motor in and ran in the 380 mph range.

2nd year at private meet with that big motor, put a rod out the bottom of the motor and thru the body on first pass.

3rd year, this year, they swallow a valve, gulp..... Alot of cubic dollars there...

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #126 on: September 23, 2008, 10:43:37 AM »
Wowie Zowie---ain't this Bitchin!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Great job you 2 soon to be 3---lets see Big Jon---little jon and RtR

Sparky,

I aborted the trip about 30  miles out last night... So im stuck back in Denver... Hitting the refresh button...

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #127 on: September 23, 2008, 10:52:45 AM »
Wowie Zowie---ain't this Bitchin!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Great job you 2 soon to be 3---lets see Big Jon---little jon and RtR

Sparky,

I aborted the trip about 30  miles out last night... So im stuck back in Denver... Hitting the refresh button...

JonAmo


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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #128 on: September 23, 2008, 10:58:47 AM »
Jon   thanks for turing around!!!!!!!  I didn't have your cell phone number---but I thought and worried about you trying to drive straight through----thanks for making the smart choice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!---I no longer drive from Phoenix to the Salt straight through during the day unless I have a co driver and we get to start early!!!!!
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #129 on: September 23, 2008, 11:06:54 AM »
Say it isn't so about the Nish liner swallowing a valve. :cry:

This was the 800incher correct? Is this the same motor they had problems with last year, just built bigger? Or do they have last years motor ready to go at the shop? Just talking out load, wondering if they have any options to keep running if they did indeed break the motor that is in the car now!

Keeping my fingers crossed they can keep running this week :-)

I could say that it wasn't so, but this photo kinda tells the story.  It ain't pretty.  When I talked with Mike Nish this morning, he said "it's real hurt."


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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #130 on: September 23, 2008, 11:10:41 AM »
Say it isn't so about the Nish liner swallowing a valve. :cry:

This was the 800incher correct? Is this the same motor they had problems with last year, just built bigger? Or do they have last years motor ready to go at the shop? Just talking out load, wondering if they have any options to keep running if they did indeed break the motor that is in the car now!

Keeping my fingers crossed they can keep running this week :-)

I could say that it wasn't so, but this photo kinda tells the story.  It ain't pretty.  When I talked with Mike Nish this morning, he said "it's real hurt."


Man that's a heart breaker!!! :cry:

Let's hope they have something sitting in the shop back in SLC so they can come back out and play.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #131 on: September 23, 2008, 11:16:18 AM »
C'mon, guys... knock off the play by play updates.  I gotta get some work done!

No WAIT.  What did that OLD salt racer tell me once... "NEVER let work get in the way of your hobbies."

Yeah, that was it.  Okay, I stand corrected.

DISREGARD this posting.

And keep the cool reports coming.

Wuhdya say folks?  Should we see about getting SSS the John Maddin award?  Here's one vote  X

I agree.  SSS deserves the award.  This is a great thread.  I feel like I'm on the salt after all.  How bout we all dig into our pockets and send some moola to Landracing.com?  I'll be getting a check off.  Where do I send it?

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #132 on: September 23, 2008, 11:24:46 AM »
How about a Paypal account, I'd chip in for sure. Thanks Jon, great stuff. -Dean

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #133 on: September 23, 2008, 11:36:02 AM »
9:35 AM PDT and there are 66 people signed on.

WOW

Don't any of us work anymore?

Seems that the advertising rates just skyrocketed.

Thanks Deb and Jon and Jon Amo also.

Amo's vision is certainly blossoming.

There was a PayPal account set up in the past. It's probably still there.


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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
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