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Author Topic: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!  (Read 330984 times)

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Offline John Noonan

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #225 on: September 23, 2008, 04:04:25 PM »
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Wow..lot's of interested folks... :cheers:

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #226 on: September 23, 2008, 04:05:58 PM »
News flash:  Just as I put ny head down for a quick break -- the Burkland team started the engines.  No napping while that car is running only fifty yards away.  

Maybe this is a good sign.  I heard a different story about Tom Burkland's run from yesterday -- that the tachs weren't making sense -- showing a double reading -- so he shut down.  Yesterday the story was that the engine tuneup was poor.  We'll see - but with the motors running it's a good thing, hey?
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #227 on: September 23, 2008, 04:20:53 PM »
I've been kinda quiet cuz I've been shooting photos and editing 'em like a madman...but that's sorta normal for me...the madman part, anyway.

Here are a coupla photobucket albums I've done in the last few hours...awww, hell...just go here:
http://s445.photobucket.com/albums/qq178/RayTheRat_2008/ and check out the albums that ya want to.  I'm workin on photos of Poteet & Main's rebuild...they're putting a normally aspirated motor to replace the turbo.  I dunno how long it's gonna take, but they're sure workin hard.


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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #228 on: September 23, 2008, 04:28:43 PM »
I can just hear the bosses all around the country cheering.  We're taking a one-hour (minimum) break.  Sawm won't return now, Akatiff wpn't return now.  nobody else is ready to run, Burkland wants to run at the end of the day.

We're going to the truckstop for a bite to eat.

Later.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #229 on: September 23, 2008, 04:33:02 PM »
Thanks to everyone out on the salt making it easier to be at home! Does any remember  or better yet have, Hal Blane's "Dragsters and Drums" album? I remember that it featured a run of one of Art Arfons' early allison powered Green Monsters coupled with Hal's driving beats!
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #230 on: September 23, 2008, 04:40:25 PM »
So the Missile is actually running against the JCB DieselMax record that Andy Green set in 2006?

Actually it won't affect their record, IIRC, the JCB was AA engine, and Goodfellow is B engine.  The Duramax can't be taken out that big.

But the fastest diesel powered vehicle anywhere today is JCB, and Goodfellow is in striking range.
Aw, that makes sense now...Best of luck breaking the all out diesel record. What a feet that would be considering the multi-million dollar effort that JCB put into it.

GO GO Missile crew :-D


Just an FYI the JCB record is 317.021  8-)

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #231 on: September 23, 2008, 04:41:32 PM »
Rocky had some uneasy handling problem... After the rebuild from last year they cut some of the water tank out of the front of the liner and the steering system was rebuilt. The steering was about 1/2 as stiff as before so they are making that a little tighter. As for the water tank in front, mike feels they lost some weight there so they are adding some lead weight back up front and making the steering a little stiffer.

Sam just said the bike wont go any faster... I did not get a clarification on that... Does that mean we are out of power at current setting or that is as fast as he feels comfortable on the aluminum front wheel?
If it's a power issue then he can just turn up the boost and that was just as fast as it would go at current setting, which was probably at 8-10 lbs boost..

Leo Hess was fighting a problem of visibility out the Harley liner...

Burklands have always favored a late afternoon pass and steered away from any mid morning- mid afternoon running.

Im sure JonW will clarify some of this by the end of the day... Won't you JonW?????

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #232 on: September 23, 2008, 04:43:48 PM »
OK This my first post so go easy on me! Would like to get more updates on the Burkland crew and if there are going run today. Lots of interested folks up here at the end to the earth Montana!!
Just an old pit crew member of  the old "411" (Studdie nad the Datsun)

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #233 on: September 23, 2008, 04:45:52 PM »
OK This my first post so go easy on me! Would like to get more updates on the Burkland crew and if there are going run today. Lots of interested folks up here at the end to the earth Montana!!
Just an old pit crew member of  the old "411" (Studdie nad the Datsun)

Just stayed tuned, a few posts previous they stated they were going to run this afternoon. You will just have to stay tuned here hitting refresh, and believe me when they run JonW will post the speeds as he goes by...

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #234 on: September 23, 2008, 04:46:23 PM »
it's alright for you lot at work, it's 22:45 here and it's going to continue into the wee small hours again.  I have to prop my eyes open at my desk whilst America sleeps :D

top work all the same :)
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #235 on: September 23, 2008, 04:54:01 PM »
I though I must have fallen asleep and took a little nap---but I think I was just holding my breath and passed out!!!!!!!!!!!!!great ---great stuff
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #236 on: September 23, 2008, 05:10:50 PM »
Question: Does anyone know why Burkland prefers running at the end of the day? I maybe be mistaken, but aren't salt conditions usually better earlier in the day?

Any update on Nish?

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #237 on: September 23, 2008, 05:17:23 PM »
its the absolute best time to run......
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #238 on: September 23, 2008, 05:22:22 PM »
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Maybe SSS will someday offer high-quality sound recordings here on LANDRACING.COM,
with Glen's oh-so-recognizable voice announcing the speeds, the sound of the chutes deploying,
the cheers of the crowd....

All in real time.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #239 on: September 23, 2008, 05:24:59 PM »
This time of year the salt and temps are better.It can be a little damp in the morning.
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