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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #795 on: July 21, 2010, 11:47:24 PM »
You've scratched it CK, now you can stop worrying about it mate.

Could you use a small convex mirror on the passenger side front pillar for those few times when you need to see forward on that side or perhaps a small, stick on "fish eye"  like they use on a van back glass (you like that?  :wink: ) to see what's behind them when reversing.

Well done.

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #796 on: July 22, 2010, 08:12:00 AM »
Charles, be aware that on the salt when you are on the long course turn outs it will be hard to see who is coming down the return road. That's because of your blocked vision out to the right across the hood area. I have to be real careful in that area. Good luck on your beautiful work and have a lot of fun.

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #797 on: July 22, 2010, 10:33:44 AM »
Charles, be aware that on the salt when you are on the long course turn outs it will be hard to see who is coming down the return road. That's because of your blocked vision out to the right across the hood area. I have to be real careful in that area. Good luck on your beautiful work and have a lot of fun.
When I make my 180 turn back to the return road, I look for a cone to stop by just inside of the road.

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #798 on: July 22, 2010, 10:39:45 AM »
Brian --

That's a good practice.  But some of us are no longer under power and maybe turn off too soon, not wanting to hold up things by waiting for the next turn-off and going too slow to make it to the road.

We've even overshot the road and not made the 90ยบ left, but went out into the crunchies a little.  It would be a great concern not being able to see to the right under those circumstances.  I guess I'd opt to just take it to a slower turnoff and take my chances.

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« Reply #799 on: July 22, 2010, 11:00:36 AM »
Charles, sorry to hear about you mishap.  I was bummed to hear that you messed up the front end a little and just about fell over laughing when you said you stumbled and broke off the door handle.   :-D  Well now you won't have too worry about dinging it up at the races and if you do it won't be your first time.  Hope to see you on the salt. :cheers:

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #800 on: July 22, 2010, 11:23:26 AM »
No video, right??

Good planning!   :cheers:

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #801 on: July 22, 2010, 07:50:19 PM »
I am glad you all have as good a sense of humor as I do.....

The door handle is back on (and snug for sure)... The air dam is repaired and reinforced,, and repainted...

The visibility issue is noted and proper mirrors are on the way to solve the issue...

I would assume that before I make the turn off, I would be slow enough to loosen or remove my belts,,, if I do I can lean well enough to see over the right side of the hood.  (that is only area I cant see well when fully buckled in)?

Is the turn out a Left or Right Turn ?

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #802 on: July 22, 2010, 08:00:13 PM »
Short course usually turns out to the right, and the special (another short) course turns out to the left.  The long course turns out to the left.

Remember that you'll be running on one of the short courses as you and your car get licensed.  Only when you run 175 in the quarter (from mile marker 2 to MM 2 1/4) do you graduate to eligibility to run the long course.

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #803 on: July 22, 2010, 08:22:54 PM »
Jon,  yes I have all that... I remember back in April,, you sitting patiently in my shop and going over all the procedures and such with me.... I feel I will have a lot to learn, but spending quality time with you that day has certainly accelerated my learning curve.  I am glad the long course turns out left,,, that is better for me.

Sorry to hear you can't make Loring,,,

See you next month.

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #804 on: July 23, 2010, 03:44:59 PM »
Some very bad accidents have happened at BV turning (and returning) to the return road.  Not a good idea at all to loosen or drop your belts until you're ready to get out of the car.  Everyone's Favorite Roadster got creamed on the return road.

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #805 on: July 23, 2010, 04:57:20 PM »
Charles and others. You don't have to make a 90 deg. turn going to the return road. A lot of racers just go off at an angle to the return road so everything is directly in front of you. If the salt is rough you don't want to get into the pressure ridges. Also in most case if you are 75% of the way to the return road you will be safe to wait for a SCTA recovery vehicle to assist you. We generely won't hold the next run unless it's a streamliner. Remember the return road is about 1000 feet from the track so you can see whats ahead toward the return road.
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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #806 on: July 26, 2010, 04:47:28 PM »
Thanks Glen.....

Stude being loaded early in the morning for the 20 minute ride to the chassis dyno.

Then ready to load tomorrow night in big hauler for the ride to Maine.

packing tools and driving gear tonight.

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #807 on: July 26, 2010, 05:31:25 PM »
Charles,

Do you have an in-car video camera?  It would be cool to see year first run down the track?  Also, video of the dyno session tomorrow.

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #808 on: July 26, 2010, 05:38:41 PM »
Gifford,

Yes I have a Go Pro Hero wide angle in car camera,,, as a matter of fact,, I just picked up the go pro roll bar mounting kit,,,all I had was the window mount suction cup that came with it.  I will have several in car camera videos  (I hope)

As to video of the dyno session,,, hmm,, .. my motor man is hyper sensitive about that...

I will have the camera there and may make a few short videos...

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Re: Venable Rods and Racing - 53 Studebaker Build E/CGALT
« Reply #809 on: July 26, 2010, 07:51:52 PM »
Charles,  Dont Pinto off the dyno guy ...