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Author Topic: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)  (Read 909164 times)

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Offline jl222

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2520 on: November 25, 2019, 05:43:34 PM »
After replacing all the door and hatch "gaskets", even taping the doors and hatch shut, here's how Steve Batchelor solved the dust problem . . .

 Thanks again Jim... do you know where Steve found that scoop?

 Anyone know where to find small scoops?

 Ordered new door weather stripping today From RockAuto.com.

   JL222
« Last Edit: November 25, 2019, 05:45:20 PM by jl222 »

Offline Stan Back

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2521 on: November 25, 2019, 06:35:14 PM »
He made it.  I'll see if I can find a better picture of it. 

I think it's all about equalizing the pressure in and out.  With our roadster, I had a windshield the first time I ran at El Mirage.  The dust came up to the top of the "glass" and obscured my vision. I didn't run it again.  The dust doesn't do what we would suppose it would.
« Last Edit: November 25, 2019, 06:38:12 PM by Stan Back »
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Offline Stan Back

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Re: Getting ready for Bonneville(rebuild)
« Reply #2522 on: November 25, 2019, 06:58:57 PM »
This was about 1990 and I'd driven the roadster up from Berdoo to spectate.  The scoop looks to be configured like an early Pro Stock one.  I'm thinking that it's more important in its location than its configuration.  I only drove the car once -- at Bonneville -- and that doesn't count.  Sure was loud sitting back in there with all that horsepower rattling the tin.  I can barely drive, but never screwed up on that one.  The car was a gem.
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