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Author Topic: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT  (Read 179902 times)
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« Reply #780 on: July 14, 2010, 09:28:41 PM »

That ride is going to be like the first date with a hot chick. Enjoy and be safe. smiley


Don't forget to wear protection!!!!    rolleyes

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« Reply #781 on: July 14, 2010, 09:30:40 PM »

Lookin really sharp Charles.  Nice number too, that's the area-code for the portion of California I live in, Ventura County.
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« Reply #782 on: July 14, 2010, 11:09:09 PM »

I May be able to test drive tomorrow afternoon..... I HOPE....

Charles

Any test drive under 100mph would be a waste of time!   afro

Mike

OBTW: Looking forward to seeing the finished car.


I agree,,,, I have access ( at times) to a 5000 foor runway,,, that gives me 1/2 run and 1/2 mile to stop,,, would think 125 mph is safe in that area,,, for a few shakedowns...

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Of course, 125 mph shakedowns are useless without video to "analyze".   cheers

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« Reply #783 on: July 16, 2010, 03:37:20 PM »


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Of course, 125 mph shakedowns are useless without video to "analyze".   cheers

Mike
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Mike , you just like videos !!!!   evil

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E/CBFALT, E/CBGALT, E/CGALT, E/CFALT, A/CGALT, C/CGALT, D/CGALT, C/CBGALT, B/CBGALT, C/CFALT
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A/CBFALT, B/CBFALT, C/CBFALT, C/CFALT, C/CGALT,   E/CGALT, E/CFALT

Fastest Standing Mile at Ohio  203.343mph
Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
Fastest Standing 1.5 Mile at Loring 213.624mph
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« Reply #784 on: July 16, 2010, 03:43:29 PM »

No Darlin' it has to do with you making a "first run" in your new Lady and we won't be there to see it!!!!!  She may be your Lady, but she's been in our houses and shops too, so we have those first step jitters that every new parent gets!!  C'mon, be my "Charles Darlin'" and share with us!!    Pleeeeeeeaze!!!     grin

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« Reply #785 on: July 16, 2010, 03:57:07 PM »

No Darlin' it has to do with you making a "first run" in your new Lady and we won't be there to see it!!!!!  She may be your Lady, but she's been in our houses and shops too, so we have those first step jitters that every new parent gets!!  C'mon, be my "Charles Darlin'" and share with us!!    Pleeeeeeeaze!!!     grin

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Yes you know I will post what I have..test is no go for tomorrow,,,rescheduled for Wednesday afternoon,,,,depending on weather!!!

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« Reply #786 on: July 19, 2010, 08:34:18 PM »

It looks like the original airport runway is no longer an option for a test session.  Working on two more possible local air strips with good runways. 
I can get a steering, brake and suspension test at lower speeds, but I need to check out a high gear pull too.

I need to make sure all is well before loading up for Loring. So I am also trying to book a chassis dyno for Friday night or Saturday.


More updates soon,

Thanks for all the interest and moral support during this build.

Charles
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Fastest Standing Mile at Maxton 196.967mph
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« Reply #787 on: July 21, 2010, 05:40:11 PM »

Well  Good news today and a small accident too !!!

I test drove the Stude today around the industrial park,  Clint Bowyer's Team was very helpful and weighed my car at his dirt team's shop.  Very nice group of guys.  When leaving the shop I got on the gas a bit and did not see a friggin pot hole and ran the left tires in the big dip and the bell housing scraped the pavement (no damage) but then I cut short into driveway and dropped the right side tires off the pavement and the front airdam hit and it now has a small 3/4" hairline  crack under the bottom edge and a 1/4"  chip in the paint.  Larry can fix that in less than 30 minutes,,,, There I go,,, done tore it up and was only a few hundred feet from the shop.  Also when pushing the car, I slipped and grabbed the passenger door handle and tore it off the car !!!  what a dunce I am,,,, Larry can fix that too... Man I had to leave before I tore anything else up today,,long hours in the heat and no sleep,,, I was a klutzzzzz  today...

The new clutch was hard to get use to.. I got it now,,, Rev it and dump it  LOL...  Car ran good, steered straight and stopped straight,,, we need to bleed the brakes more and add some more front or take out some rear on the balance bar.  

Visibility is great looking straight out over the left side of the hood. looking right is not to good. I am sitting so far back I can not see the nose of the car (it slants down fast and I low and in the back seat area).
Good thing we run on straights LOL.

Car was much lighter than we anticipated,, this is good for Maxton and Loring... but could prove not so good for Bonneville.

Total "wet weight, race ready" of the Car without me is     2910 Lbs.  52% Rear 48% Front (this is good)
Left and right perfect balance 49.9 % Left 50.1% Right.

Now with me in the car some things change (Imagine that)

Total weight is now  3284
Rear is still 52% and Front is 48% (still as we wanted)
Left is now up to 53% and Right is 47%   I do not know what to think of that as far as handling goes.

OK back to some Math and suspension changes.

Charles
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« Reply #788 on: July 21, 2010, 06:25:14 PM »

Charles,

Even with you in the car, those are darn good numbers.  If however you want a 50/50 side to side ratio, just add some balast to the other side, lined up with your seat so the front to rear doesn't change.  This would be easiest done on the scales, you just sit there while the weights are set in the passenger side.

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« Reply #789 on: July 21, 2010, 06:26:15 PM »

Charles,
Looks like all of the ballast needs to be added on the right side of the car!!

You had better get that car to a race track before you do something serious to it!

See you at the salt!

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« Reply #790 on: July 21, 2010, 06:35:00 PM »

Giff and Rex,

Yes while we had the car on the scales we had to add weight to the right side (and yes in the passenger seat area)

I figured since the car was 3284 with me in it and it was 3% light on the right I would add 3% weight to that side, so we put in 100 lbs and  yes the car then weighed 3384, but the weight bias only changed 1%.. Total weight was now 3384 and left was 52% and right 48%,,, so that means we need to add 300 lbs low and right to get the car to 3584 with a 50/50 left to right and it still maintains the 52% Rear and 48% front.

I am not sure how Important pefect side to side weight balance is in a door car like mine HuhHuh

I was more concerned that we had at least 1 to 2 % more weight on back than front and that we do !!!

I will not be adding weight for Loring or Maxton,,,,, and since I am only running a Little 255 CID  "E" motor built with junkyard parts  evil evil evil I don't think I will have as much traction problems as Gary Hart or Hooley's Studebakers or Bob D's all of which Inspired me to build my own Stude,,, Hey GUYS,,,, I DID IT...

Charles
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« Reply #791 on: July 21, 2010, 06:47:05 PM »

Hey GUYS,,,, I DID IT...

Yes, Charles you did.  And we are darned proud!

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« Reply #792 on: July 21, 2010, 07:30:34 PM »

Junk yard parts my@$$
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« Reply #793 on: July 21, 2010, 07:32:53 PM »

Junk yard parts my@$$
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 cheers evil grin shocked sad evil undecided cheers

Terry, I knew you would be the first to respond on that one... LOL... I owe you a beer,,, see you in Loring.

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« Reply #794 on: July 21, 2010, 07:58:37 PM »

  Charles, you have done a great job.  A few battle scars make it a race car.  I wouldn't worry about less than a 100# difference on the front.  You need a thousand more pounds for the salt, maybe a little more if it is wet (curse the thought).  Hope to see you at Speedweek................... Bob
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