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Offline Elmo Rodge

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Re: Berkeley tune up AK
« Reply #90 on: July 23, 2009, 07:09:39 AM »
Come on down Erik. I'll see you at the Salt. Wayno

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Re: Berkeley tune up AK
« Reply #91 on: July 23, 2009, 08:56:10 AM »
Lookin' forward to it Wayno.

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Re: Berkeley tune up AK
« Reply #92 on: July 24, 2009, 08:37:52 AM »
The menageri is on the boat, should be on the water as soon as the boat 'sails'. :-D

We'll pick it all up in Tacoma.
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Re: Berkeley tune up AK
« Reply #93 on: August 06, 2009, 10:07:35 PM »
We made it here, yesterday, working on getting the car through tech with both drivers.
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Re: Berkeley tune up AK
« Reply #94 on: August 07, 2009, 11:16:32 PM »
Car is throuhg tech, took a good chunk of yesterday and almost all of today (not incluing lunch, we did take one  :wink: ).

Amongst other things the car has a new shoulder belt pass through, new leg restraints and some additional padding.

I'll see about getting some pictures of all that up, kinda fried right now, I know we did more, but I'll be darned if I can remember what it was. :?
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Re: Berkeley tune up AK
« Reply #95 on: August 10, 2009, 11:01:52 PM »
Two runs today and we didn't get to run till after noon. :-D

I got a 128 and a 131. Unfortunately not in that order. :-(

I'll likely try to make it earlier in the day tomorrow. Might make it a bit faster before the air gets quite that thin.
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Re: Berkeley tune up AK
« Reply #96 on: August 11, 2009, 12:09:00 AM »
Nice one Eric, getting there I mean, running is the pay off , if you run really fast all the better.congrats on everything so far :cheers:
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Re: Berkeley tune up AK
« Reply #97 on: August 13, 2009, 06:42:07 AM »
That's what I thought; thanks.

We had been going progressively slower (notice I said HAD) we turned a corner yeterday around lunchtime and got the car going faster. After lunch I got a best of not quite 147.

As far as I know that's the fastest the car has been with this engine.

We have the car re-configured to fit Pops, we are going out shortly to get him a run in the cool air, we are hoping for another 2-3 Mph.

More later.
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Re: Berkeley tune up AK
« Reply #98 on: August 16, 2009, 01:09:24 AM »
Pop's made a run Thursday in the am. The master switch took that opportunity to fail. :-(

After we healed that malady I made a 142 Mph pass with an 8 Mph headwind.

We stopped running after that as the aft 3 injector bells had oil in them. We figured that much blowby was the engine's way of telling us 'stop'. I'm sure it's for the best as after we got the body off there was oil on the battery, it's in front of the engine. :-o

More after we get it home to do a post race checkup.

We are in Spokane at the moment, hopefully we can catch the last day of the Goodguys show. :-)
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Re: Berkeley tune up AK
« Reply #99 on: August 16, 2009, 05:18:35 PM »
Eric, it was nice to see you all at the salt.

I must admit that I was really pulling for you guys and was hoping to see the little car in impound.

I too had issues and had to come to the point in deciding that it was better to stop then to continue on a path that may have a bad outcome. I am confident that you all will have the issues worked out and will come back stronger next year.

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Re: Berkeley tune up AK
« Reply #100 on: August 16, 2009, 05:44:23 PM »
Thank you, we hope to, you do the same.
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Re: Berkeley tune up AK
« Reply #101 on: October 13, 2009, 08:49:50 PM »
Just wondering, are fiberglass reproductions of the body available?

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Re: Berkeley tune up AK
« Reply #102 on: October 16, 2009, 12:24:08 AM »
I haven't looked so I don't know. :-(

I suspect not though as it was a unibody, it would make a cool kit though; if you could find a donor chassis small enough.
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Re: Berkeley tune up AK
« Reply #103 on: October 26, 2009, 12:26:47 AM »
Okay so I have some progress to report on the home front. (yes at some point I'll likely start a new thread for the '10 effort, but not yet).

We finally got caught up enough to do some work on the car today. :-D Amongst other things we did a leakdown (differential compression test if you prefer) and a cranking compression test.

#3 (French engine so the 2nd one from the "front") had 78% leakage coming out the crankcase breather, but at least it mustered 155 Psi on the cranking test. :-) Not quite so good when you figure the 2nd worst on cranking compression was 205 Psi. :-o

Next we plan to verify where the ignition timing was set once we were done. It started going faster when we were pulling lead out, so we don't really know where it is now. As it managed 142 Mph with an 8 Mph headwind (as tired as it was) We figure the ignition timing has to be close to where it needs to be, so we are going to put some effort in finding where it is before we take it apart. :-D
Just happy to be here. :-D

Erik