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Offline Dean Los Angeles

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1530 on: September 01, 2012, 09:40:35 PM »
Fair question. What is the spare parts answer?
I'm pretty sure it far excess the cardboard box I drag with me. :-D :|
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1531 on: September 02, 2012, 12:32:27 AM »
Thanks for the answer about Marlo, Bob. I had already looked at the member list and hadn't found anything. Since I don't know Marlo (or his age), I just wanted to ask whether he might be the same "Treit" whose twin-Triumph ran Bonneville (1959 I believe).

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1532 on: September 02, 2012, 12:16:45 PM »
Yes the spare parts question will be interesting.......

I was talking with Marlo a few years ago about some of the construction points on the car. One he mentioned was that the car had 3 jack shafts for the driveline, all three were the same so only one spare would be needed or at least the spares would all be the same!
As you can tell lots of thought went into the build.
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1533 on: September 02, 2012, 03:34:33 PM »
Marlo was invited to run his twin Triumph years ago at Speed Week.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1534 on: September 02, 2012, 10:45:27 PM »
Anyone have photos of Marlo's Triumph? Would sure like to see them.
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1535 on: September 02, 2012, 11:54:39 PM »
From "Cycles That Scream on the Salt" in Jul'60 Hot Rod Magazine. I believe the photo is from '59 BNI.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2012, 01:35:01 AM by Jack Gifford »
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« Reply #1536 on: September 03, 2012, 12:41:46 AM »
Thanks Jack. Did Marlow run the bike successfully?
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1537 on: September 03, 2012, 10:27:37 AM »
  Vinsky, sorry I can't help you on the Triumph question but I do have a short video of Marlo about to make a pass at (I believe) Scapoose Drag Strip with that Thrust Dragster.
  As with most of us Salt Freak's, Marlo's career started with Drag Racing and I believe he ran the twin Triumph at local strip's.
  As far as spare part's, Marlo has a "parts trailer to carry spare parts and support equipment.
  Unless he gets a much larger tow rig, I think that with a 53' steel trailer, the Streamliner, and Car Carrier, Oz's F-350 is probably about maxed out.
  Amongst the spare parts are replaceable carbon fiber wheel fairings (using molds taken from Jim Humes hand crafted Alluminum originals).
  The reason? A flat tire will destroy its fairing but hopefully nothing more........ hmmm, maybe they could add automaticly deploying ski's...............  hmmm......... let's see, their has to be room somewhere's..........  hmmm..........  Nope, it's all pretty much filled.
  After all, it's only forty two feet long..........  Bob  :roll:
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1538 on: September 03, 2012, 10:43:15 AM »
Update 188: http://www.target550.com/gallery/188_car&carrier_back_at_humes/index.html

It's on the server.  It shows the liner returning to the womb, so to speak.  It's back at Hume's shop for more attention.  There are quite a few shots of the car carrier showing that it's probably better suited for carrying the liner on the salt flats than in Hume's driveway.  The little issue with the speed brake has been addressed and there are some photos of the parachute release mechanisms. 

I'm doin a thrash on my race car, so I busted my hump and got the post done quickly so I could get back to work.

Here are a couple of extra images that were done while the liner was at Speed Week to go along with the post.



Ray, I just wanted to give you a quick thanks for taking the time to do the pics and posts in between trying to get your own car ready. Its very appreciated! Good luck with the Monte Carlo!!!!

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1539 on: September 03, 2012, 01:08:32 PM »
You're sure welcome, mc.  Now I gotta go back to work.  No rest for the wicked and all that, yanno? 

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1540 on: September 05, 2012, 01:20:26 PM »
I just received an announcement from the management of the Treit and Davenport streamliner.

For the next nine days Ray Therat and aging old FREUD are on vacation.

There will be no post until September 14th.

Ray will run his car in the World Of Speed and I plan to go to the mountains and do some Spring cleaning

at the new Document Center acreage.

Someone stole the goats and so I will have to mow the yard and get the driveway ready for the first snow.

When we make the next post we will be able to bring everyone up to date regarding testing at Mojave Mile.

"We shall return."

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1541 on: September 05, 2012, 01:33:42 PM »
Freud;

"...get the driveway ready for the first snow."

Snow? What is that?  :-D

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1542 on: September 05, 2012, 02:41:20 PM »
Dang goat steal'n varments. Well deserved rest for all.
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1543 on: September 05, 2012, 04:25:29 PM »
Ah hear that white stuuuf falls from the sky!

Truly alien. Last time it snowed in LA (other than the dusting once a decade) was 1949.

You guys enjoy your time off.
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #1544 on: September 05, 2012, 04:43:22 PM »
Dean, I have a picture of our back yard in the snow back then. We were living in Lomita at the time.
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