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Offline HCarte

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #360 on: September 24, 2008, 01:33:58 PM »
Nice pass Sam...I talk to rocky they broke a drive shaft. They have parts to fix it.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #361 on: September 24, 2008, 01:34:19 PM »
Sam had to vere off course  because he was on fire.. that is what the word is.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #362 on: September 24, 2008, 01:38:01 PM »
Jon -- good to see you're still alive and back on the air.  We were wondering. . .

Sam is going to ride down the course to see the track where he went off course (per the FM radio rightnow).  Wants to see his tire tracks.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #363 on: September 24, 2008, 01:38:19 PM »
Yes correct Hcarte, Ack Attack sheared off the main shaft on the front motor. They are putting in another motor as we speak.. They also took the rear doors off the liner,, Mike and Rocky felt this was causing the bike to handle poorly. The doors were off on the last pass for Ack, so now just dealing with front motor.

The picture of Burklands car with salt spray going by verifies the reports that when he was going by the pits at speed the streamliner was rocking back and forth and stopped very close the they dyke.

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #364 on: September 24, 2008, 01:39:27 PM »
Sam had to vere off course  because he was on fire.. that is what the word is.

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Little "A" gets the scoops first...Jon A are you sure you are not at Bonneville.. :-D

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« Reply #365 on: September 24, 2008, 01:40:50 PM »
Tom Burkland reports that he "clipped" a cone about the 4 1/2 -- called the officials to make sure it was removed from the course (in case it had bounded into the way).  Radio reports that it was removed and repositioned.

Could be that's what chipped the paint on the underside (in the photo above).

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #366 on: September 24, 2008, 01:50:44 PM »
Thanks SSS, excellent reporting and I can't stop refreshing.....

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #367 on: September 24, 2008, 01:52:07 PM »
Missile is in position and engine is being lit.

Terry Kizer says that Sam went off course -- and they've got the same bad oil leak.  No fire -- I saw the bike up close.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #368 on: September 24, 2008, 01:52:17 PM »
This has been the best week at work ever being able to sit here and get things done all the while getting minute to miute updates on all of the happenings at this great event! :cheers:

Anyone have a sure fire method of getting old/used automotive grease/oil off of the keyboard/mouse??   :-D :?

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #369 on: September 24, 2008, 01:53:02 PM »
Missile is accelerating hard. "Like a missile" says Mike Cook.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #370 on: September 24, 2008, 01:53:43 PM »
Mormon Missile is running, through the three.  Looking good.

Through the four.


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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #371 on: September 24, 2008, 01:54:23 PM »

Slim,

Have you ever "Seen" an alcohol fire... :-D

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #372 on: September 24, 2008, 01:55:06 PM »
In the mile

342.879 entry

334  kilo

mile  334.034

chute out at the seven.

Lots of white smoke coming out -- watching closely.

Is on fire.  Roll fire truck.
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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #373 on: September 24, 2008, 01:55:48 PM »
In the mile

342.879 entry

334  kilo

mile  334.034

chute out at the seven.

Lots of white smoke coming out -- watching closely.

Is on fire.  Roll fire truck.

Nice speeds, hope he and the car are OK...

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Re: "Private" meet -- Top Speed shootout!
« Reply #374 on: September 24, 2008, 01:56:33 PM »
SSS awesome job staying on top of things....

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