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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #420 on: September 24, 2008, 02:58:27 PM »
only a bump can lift THIS CAR so
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #421 on: September 24, 2008, 02:58:33 PM »
And Nancy and I are right here.  Just got a tour of the Burkland transporter.  We;'re heading to town for a couple of minutes -- everything is on hold for at least an hour -- likely 'til 3.30 PM Mountain time.  Hess wants to run, Wheeler is hoping to find the oil leak, Burkland is having a meeting about what's next, Poteet/Main are waiting to run if the new parts get installed.

We'll be back soon.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #422 on: September 24, 2008, 03:00:18 PM »
Any news on how Lynn is doing?
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #423 on: September 24, 2008, 03:02:00 PM »
I'm in the Midlands of England - great job by SSS and photographers.  Just can't watch at work!

The FIA Diesel record would be the target that still stands in A - III - 10 to the Thermo King (235 mph and change).  Has the Mormon Missile team achieved a new FIA mark?  I seem to have missed a few pages since last night and during today?  [If they take Andy's record then JCB may have to sell some more back hoe diggers and mount a new challenge].

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #424 on: September 24, 2008, 03:02:40 PM »
"Willie you will hear it from me 1st at the WF if your CB works."

Glen, CB? Now, that's real old school technology - all kidding aside, I'm looking forward to hearing your familiar voice again!
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #425 on: September 24, 2008, 03:08:05 PM »
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Pardon my ignorance, but what would cause the wheels to come off the ground like that? Heavy braking, causing wheel hop?

Under heavy braking, and it was HEAVY braking, the first good bump starts a pitch and yaw motion that is evidenced by this picture. Notice the gap where NONE of the wheels were on the ground. And the freeway comes at you fast! This picture would have been better in the other direction to show that enormous highway berm that is GOING to stop you.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #426 on: September 24, 2008, 03:08:19 PM »
Willie, I can talk faster then I can type :roll:
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #427 on: September 24, 2008, 03:08:36 PM »
Any news on how Lynn is doing?

Prayers needed.  Just read on another board they he has burns and they air lifted him to the hospital.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #428 on: September 24, 2008, 03:09:34 PM »
Hey, Ray I would like to buy the largest photo you  can make of Burklands wheel hopping pic. Please don't say no can do. Thanx, Mike R.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #429 on: September 24, 2008, 03:16:21 PM »
How come you made the decision not to go then Max?
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #430 on: September 24, 2008, 03:21:12 PM »
Do u suppose there are any gearheads on the Space Station?

Anyone in the Houston area know how to get an e-mail to them?

That would be a first. A post from the Space Station.

This thread has had 8400 hits in 3 days. Good traffic.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #431 on: September 24, 2008, 03:24:05 PM »
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Do u suppose there are any gearheads on the Space Station?

Noonan's from Mars, does that count?

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #432 on: September 24, 2008, 03:30:14 PM »
Dean, are you saying that Noonan is a space case.  :evil:
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #433 on: September 24, 2008, 03:31:25 PM »
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Do u suppose there are any gearheads on the Space Station?

Noonan's from Mars, does that count?

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Atleast we all know you are from you're anus

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #434 on: September 24, 2008, 03:33:17 PM »
As fantastic as it is having this thread to follow, and Jon's superb commentary, over here it is getting late, so I wish all the best for the rest of today, and will catch up tomorrow! Hope the guy who got burned is ok.
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