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Author Topic: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!  (Read 342146 times)

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Offline Seldom Seen Slim

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #630 on: September 25, 2008, 02:41:36 PM »
Engine is running, course is clear, car is moving.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #631 on: September 25, 2008, 02:43:35 PM »
Speed Demon:   through the ten and looking good.

through the nine

speeds    entry   246.252
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #632 on: September 25, 2008, 02:44:39 PM »
Go Speed Damon  :evil:  ....... GOOOOOOO!!!
Speed "Damon"...?

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #633 on: September 25, 2008, 02:44:49 PM »
kilo  248   mile 248.731   exit not reported.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #634 on: September 25, 2008, 02:45:16 PM »

Don't forget that we have two turbos on it which the exhaust housing are glowing ==> source of ignition?????
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Diesel engines (as in tractor trailer) have exhaust gas temperatures between 350F-900F. I've seen a hot rodded Cummins run at 1475F without melting the tops of the pistons. I touched the exhaust (by accident) right off the turbo on a big Cat (working on a running engine) and it burned right to the bone in a micro second.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #635 on: September 25, 2008, 02:45:35 PM »
Edit: Pay no attention to the idiot at the laptop.  He didn't listen clearly.  NOT an early shutdown.  DUH!!!

Bummer!  The Demon shut off  in the middle of the run.  Chute deployed, slowing safely.  Don't know why yet.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #636 on: September 25, 2008, 02:46:38 PM »
Anyone know the record speed they were looking for with Speed Demon?

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #637 on: September 25, 2008, 02:48:24 PM »

Don't forget that we have two turbos on it which the exhaust housing are glowing ==> source of ignition?????

Diesel engines (as in tractor trailer) have exhaust gas temperatures between 350F-900F. I've seen a hot rodded Cummins run at 1475F without melting the tops of the pistons. I touched the exhaust (by accident) right off the turbo on a big Cat (working on a running engine) and it burned right to the bone in a micro second.
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We had on this run over 1900 F EGT's before first stage means right on the exhaust manifild, which the exhaust turbo housing will glow, which ignite the Evan ...

 

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #638 on: September 25, 2008, 02:49:16 PM »
Anyone know the record speed they were looking for with Speed Demon?

J

I thought is was 275 on natural aspirated engines ...

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #639 on: September 25, 2008, 02:49:25 PM »
Speed Demon speeds (official, from the tower):

Entry   246.252   kilo   248.767   mile   248.731   exit  251.142

Is faster than the existing record, but he'll need to go faster on a return run to exceed the existing record by the minimum required 1%.

But no, I don't know the number - the existing record.  All I got from the tower is what I reported.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #640 on: September 25, 2008, 02:50:34 PM »

Ray's regular site is www.chevyasylum.com     


O-KAY, a coupla things are under way.  First of all, I'd like to get a link to Ray The Rat's photo album so everyone can access his photos as easily as possible.  I'm getting asked over and over about where's this photo, where's that one -- so I'll try (or Debbie will, hint-hint) put a link to his stuff right on the front of landracing.com


Here's the link to the PB album:
http://s445.photobucket.com/albums/qq178/RayTheRat_2008/

The Burkland excitement:

http://s445.photobucket.com/albums/qq178/RayTheRat_2008/burkland_wed_runs/

The Mormon Missile shots from Wednesday:

http://s445.photobucket.com/albums/qq178/RayTheRat_2008/morman_missle_wed_runs/

Waitin for the Demon to head down the course,

RtR


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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #641 on: September 25, 2008, 02:50:44 PM »
Anyone know the record speed they were looking for with Speed Demon?

J

I thought is was 275 on natural aspirated engines ...

Ok, then it's 225?

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #642 on: September 25, 2008, 02:53:27 PM »
It's gotta be faster than 251 if he needs more speed to exceed it by 1%.

It's not like SCTA.He doesn't have to qualify.  He can run below the record on one pass if he feels that he can add enough speed to make the average more than 1% above the exiting mark.

I amend my calculations. I used the exit speed and not the mile speed. Principle was correct, entered the wrong data.

Hind site always give the correct answer.


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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #643 on: September 25, 2008, 02:54:11 PM »
Here's a video that Bobby somebody put on YouTube of George Poteet and Ron Main's "Speed Demon" streamliner. It's shaky because it was shot without a tripod but it gives you an idea of the car:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJyc-A15akk&feature=related

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #644 on: September 25, 2008, 02:54:46 PM »
Now comes the bad news - at least from my personal point of view.  Nancy and I have to leave the salt after the Speed Demon makes the return run (which it looks like it will do -- Mike Cook reports the car is in good condition).  The other teams remaining out here are being informed that they're welcome to parade to the north end of the track as soon as the Speed Demon makes that return run -- but we'll be on the way home, looking forward to seeing what Ray reports from this fine location.

Here's a bit of news -- Dan Warner was just on the CB reporting that the S/D is running that 181" N/A engine against the Honda F1 car record.  No, I still don't know the speed he's chasing.

I'll post now and continue in a few minutes.
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