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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #870 on: September 26, 2008, 05:43:47 PM »
I'll confirm the traction story.  Not from me but from a guy who interviewed Tom.  He said the timed area was REAL slippery and he had to pedal it big time to keep the wheel spin to a minimum.  The way it was explained to me was "slick from condensation."  I don't explain 'em, I just report 'em.

But 78 gallons per run?  Man!!!

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #871 on: September 26, 2008, 05:54:06 PM »
I don't think the 78 gallons is correct. That's a lot of fuel even if its both ways. :?
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #872 on: September 26, 2008, 05:56:06 PM »
15 gallons per run at this meet for the Burklands, described to me as 7 and 8, may be where you got that number

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #873 on: September 26, 2008, 05:58:09 PM »
Wow great to hear about the new records!

Congratulations to all!
It is nice to see all the dedication by all the teams delivering new records.

Can't wait to hear all the details of the runs and the thrash to get to the runs.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #874 on: September 26, 2008, 06:00:18 PM »
Well, it was at a 6am staff meeting. And this wouldn't be the first time that I've opened my mouth and turned out to be full of......pepperoni!
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #875 on: September 26, 2008, 06:04:34 PM »
Nitro is around $40.00 per gallon, not sure what percentage they run but it's still big $$$$
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #876 on: September 26, 2008, 06:20:07 PM »
Ray,

Would you pass along a  BIG congrats to Tom, Betty,Gene, and crew from Paul and "Uncle Bernie" (old 411 studie and datsun pitcrew mmembers). Have been following the events for the last 5 days hoping for this.

 :cheers:

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #877 on: September 26, 2008, 06:26:40 PM »
Trib reporter may be neu to English, too.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #878 on: September 26, 2008, 06:39:06 PM »
Ray,

Would you pass along a  BIG congrats to Tom, Betty,Gene, and crew from Paul and "Uncle Bernie" (old 411 studie and datsun pitcrew mmembers). Have been following the events for the last 5 days hoping for this.

 :cheers:

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If I get a chance to talk to 'em again, I sure will.

Right now we're starting to run out of time.  The Bullet is the last one trying to get a run in.  They just now (5:40 mdt) left for the mountain end.  I think this will be either the last run or the next-to-last.  If they dont get a good down run, I think they'll pack it in.  But I've only been wrong a coupla times before.  :)

I'm gettin to the point where I'd really like to get going...but I'll hang in there until we see what happens with the Bullet.

RtR

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #879 on: September 26, 2008, 06:39:54 PM »
Fast Freddy Dannenfeizer was looking at our liner and asked me how big our fuel tank was. I told him 15 gallons. He said that would get him to about the 3 mile make. He said that he uses 21 Gal. for the 5 mile pass.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #880 on: September 26, 2008, 06:44:05 PM »
Stan, sorry if my English wasn't up to your standards. I'm at work and squeezing posts in while working on the Burkland story. Just wanted to pass on accurate information, figured you guys would get the gist.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #881 on: September 26, 2008, 06:48:01 PM »
Yeah but that big blown hemi drinks a lot more then your Chevy Doug.  :-D
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #882 on: September 26, 2008, 06:50:43 PM »
Trib, he's probably just tired too. You're doing a fine job. Wayno

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #883 on: September 26, 2008, 06:52:45 PM »
Understood. It's amazing how much work you folks have put into blogging this week, especially SSS and Ray. Hopefully, you will all catch the story tomorrow in the Tribune.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #884 on: September 26, 2008, 06:55:12 PM »
Trib, lets us know when it's posted. thanks for the good job you are doing.
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