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Offline Tom Slick

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #90 on: September 22, 2008, 09:19:24 PM »
Does anyone have a "refresh button" I can borrow? I think I wore mine out today! Thanks for all of the updates guys and girls, can't wait for tomorrow :-D

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #91 on: September 22, 2008, 09:37:17 PM »
There is no admission fee to attend this meet, and everyone is welcome to attend.  Go to the end of the road and you'll be told that you can go either hard right, and therefore to the pits, or off toward the left and towards the timing tower, which is at the "spectator" area.

So said Linda at Land's End when we were on the way out tonight.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #92 on: September 22, 2008, 09:50:50 PM »
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There is no admission fee to attend this meet, and everyone is welcome to attend.

Man, we have been attending! Keep up the commentary!
Well, it used to be Los Angeles . . . 50 miles north of Fresno now.
Just remember . . . It isn't life or death.
It's bigger than life or death! It's RACING.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #93 on: September 22, 2008, 10:15:01 PM »
SSS & RtR= VERY great DUO---thanks for the posts and up dates---

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IF one has two Pumps and 1 hole to put one in-- the second is most likely mounted like a Hilborn!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #94 on: September 22, 2008, 10:28:20 PM »
SSS & RtR= VERY great DUO---thanks for the posts and up dates---

McRat
IF one has two Pumps and 1 hole to put one in-- the second is most likely mounted like a Hilborn!!!!!!!!!!!

Their pumps are mounted in a proprietary fashion from Diesel Performance Research? (Curtis Halverton's shop).  Duramaxes use a Bosch CP3.3 injection pump that is capable of over 29,000 psi of pressure.  The chamber pressure on a shotgun is about 20,000 psi if I remember correctly.  The factory pump is in the "valley" in the front of the engine.  I run a second pump that is belt driven where the optional second alternator would be, which is a more conventional setup.  Pulley alignment is critical.  If I lose a belt, I drop 1/3rd of my HP instantly.  I believe Curtis's setup runs 3 pumps.


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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #95 on: September 22, 2008, 10:41:41 PM »
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Remember, this is the "Year of the Diesel".

Hmm . . . Year of the Diesel.

Well, it used to be Los Angeles . . . 50 miles north of Fresno now.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #96 on: September 22, 2008, 10:46:56 PM »
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Remember, this is the "Year of the Diesel".

Hmm . . . Year of the Diesel.



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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #97 on: September 22, 2008, 10:49:16 PM »
Hmmm...  seems the front is getting a bit light.  Too much ballast in the rear?

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #98 on: September 22, 2008, 11:14:22 PM »
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #99 on: September 22, 2008, 11:38:31 PM »
SSS & RtR= VERY great DUO---thanks for the posts and up dates---

McRat
IF one has two Pumps and 1 hole to put one in-- the second is most likely mounted like a Hilborn!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you, Sparky.  I dunno if ya got to see the shots I got of you wearing your permanent smile...I mean blue hat and 300 mph club t-shirt.  If ya didn't see 'em well, I can send em' to ya later,

G'nite

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Quick edit:  I've been up and working on some photo stuff for a couple of hours (it's 7 am, Tuesday now)  I'm out the door (almost) on my way to the salt.


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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #100 on: September 23, 2008, 08:36:12 AM »
wonder whats going on out there??? I know Ack and crew were up at 5 am for breakfast and on the salt at 6 am. Nish planned on running first thing this morning and he is always out before sunup running his engine transfer pump to warm up the fluids... If winds were good Ack was going to run after Nish ran...... So I know there is some activity going on.... And as you can see by my post, I did not make the trip I got on the road and had to turn back last night...

Now Im just a refresh button guy..

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #101 on: September 23, 2008, 08:56:54 AM »

Boy O Boy, is this getting exciting?!  I sure things would have worked out at the Bub Meet, as I fully intended to be part of this group that are going all out.  Unfortunately during our last run the blower drive shaft broke at 5500 rpm on Lambkys Liner/Black Lightning.  Earlier in the week of the Bub Meet our blower belt broke at 5500 rpm.  The blower shop in California that did all the anodysing and rebuild of the blower to update it from a street to a competition unit estimated that it would take 100 hp to run the Roots at 6500 engine rpm.  The blower is overdriven 1.6 to 1.  The blower belt used has a hp rating of 60.  As blower belts usually have a 50% fudge factor as to what they can actually transmit, I felt safe.  Evidently this isn't the case.  By the fact that the blower drive is giving up at 5500, I figured that the blower is taking more like 150 hp to run.   The entire drive has to be redesigned, new pulleys manufactured, a wider drive belt, and a larger blower pulley shaft made.  This couldn't be manufactured or done right in the short length of time between the Bub Meet and the Shootout, so this, my LSR friends, is why the Vincent streamliner isn't there. 

Wish it weren't so.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #102 on: September 23, 2008, 09:20:49 AM »
It's 7.20 Tuesday morning:  Nish car runs a couple of miles and shuts down.  First run of the day ends with a shutoff.  That's racing. folks.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #103 on: September 23, 2008, 09:22:24 AM »
Thank's to all who are reporting and informing us "refresh button racers". Those racing are an inspration to everyone who has the dream. Go fast and be safe.
 Max, keep going, we are all in your corner. One day it will all come together and lightning will strike!
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #104 on: September 23, 2008, 09:27:47 AM »
Jon,

Can you find out what the sequence of events were for Burkland. I heard they were running way to rich and Tom Shut it down. Can you confirm this? and what are they doing to fix it.

Did the "Little Green Machine" make it out to the salt this morning?

Is Ack Prepping for a run this early am or are they waiting?

Is the wind blowing that would prevent Ack from running?

JonAmo