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Offline Bob Drury

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2025 on: July 13, 2014, 12:19:24 AM »
  Hey Six, give me a call, I can't find your number to save my Acura................... (no, not that number)
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« Reply #2026 on: July 13, 2014, 12:47:20 AM »
Target 550 will get one run Snday. Everything loks OK.

Just warming the oil will take several ours. Meet closes Sunday so we plan for maybe noonish.

After they run I'll come to the 6 and see if their wi-fi has enough horsepower to get a post made.

I won't let Landracing down.

Thanx for ALL the support.

We had the best light I have ever seen for a shoot on the car tonite.

Peter Vincent is hyperventilating.  Pork Pie left 5 minutes before Marlo asked if we could do it tonight.....d a m n I hate that.

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« Reply #2027 on: July 13, 2014, 01:22:47 AM »
Glenn,
  Photo is awesome......Ray would be beside himself ( don't think for one second he is not there, look at the light!!!!)
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 One Run, I will try you tomorrow.

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« Reply #2028 on: July 13, 2014, 06:30:42 AM »
Oh what a beautiful morning...

Best of luck today, thanks for the reporting & photos.

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« Reply #2029 on: July 13, 2014, 08:06:24 AM »
Great shot Doc. Best of luck today. Mark.

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« Reply #2030 on: July 13, 2014, 04:58:13 PM »
Well lets get to it...........

Not a report that I want to write.  Midmorning Marlo was in line. I went to the 2 1/2 mile  to do fotos. Les never

got to me under power. At about the 2 they sneezed the front blower, big time pop and the chute was out as he

went past me. A lot happened. The rear engine had a fire and burned the mag, the plug wires and some hoses down.

Besides that, it blew a body panel completely off the left front corner. The parachute camera caught the panel as the

car drove away from it. Les was in no danger at any time. There are many questions to be answered but at this time

I have not asked them. I do not think the car will be ready for Speed Week. I'll just keep watching and listening and

when I know I well tell. I may post fotos tonight. They are in the camera but I still have other things to do. We are NOT

sitting on the fotos. They will all be shown so be patient. Wish I could have had better things to tell.

The car will go to Marlo's shop in Oregon and then to Hume's place for cosmetic surgery.

Certainly it's a set back but at this sage of this project there's no backing down.

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« Last Edit: July 13, 2014, 05:07:49 PM by Freud »
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« Reply #2031 on: July 13, 2014, 08:21:46 PM »
Thanks for the report, Freud. I'm sorry the car got hurt but it's fortunate that Les did not. I hope it can be back up & running for Speed Week.

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ
Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

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« Reply #2032 on: July 13, 2014, 08:28:38 PM »
a set  back?  Not really when you look at the big picture.  Inevitably there are going to be a hiccups (like this) along the way.  There is still a BIG LEARNING CURVE upcoming and although many many years vested into designing and building her -- she is still a newbie on the salt and incredible patience will be needed in maximizing that potential with the talented crew you have.  Now start working on those answers to the questions and get that streamliner back on the salt... that is where she will write her ultimate destiny.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2014, 08:30:55 PM by superleggera »
- me: Mark - home: Dry Heat, AZ USA - build underway: J-BFS Streamliner

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« Reply #2033 on: July 13, 2014, 09:41:35 PM »
Freud, some times little unforeseen glitches are going to happen.  I am sure Les and the rest of the crew will get a handle on it. Hope you guys can fix it in time for speed week. Still very hopeful and wishing you the best here in Cali. Mark.

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« Reply #2034 on: July 13, 2014, 10:15:56 PM »
Are 'burst panels' legal on streamliners? Might be something to research.  I'm sure this team will get it right.
John

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2035 on: July 13, 2014, 10:22:28 PM »
Bummer!
Doug Odom in big ditch

How old would you be now if you didn't know how old you are?
If you can't race it or take it to bed - it ain't worth having.

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« Reply #2036 on: July 13, 2014, 10:43:18 PM »
Vinsky, what is your answer when it already has 6 burst panels in

it and the manifold gaskets went before the burst panels?

Dan Warner says it's all in the rule book.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2037 on: July 13, 2014, 11:01:03 PM »
Are 'burst panels' legal on streamliners? Might be something to research.  I'm sure this team will get it right.

Vinsky,

Here is a link to the Target 550 website. This picture show a white unit on top of the blower intake manifold, and each motor has one. It holds 3 burst panels in a row, and as I remember the panel above it was made to blow off in case the burst panels did in fact burst.  
http://www.target550.com/gallery/187_rats_salt_flats_photos/187_033_jpg.html


Tom G.

PS. Here is what it looked like before being painted and assembled. You can see where the 3 burst panels attach.
http://www.target550.com/gallery/65_air_control_systems_and_portrait/65_001_jpg.html

http://www.target550.com/gallery/34_%20induction_system_chute_tubes_and_canopy_shock_absorber/034_06_jpg.html
« Last Edit: July 13, 2014, 11:47:24 PM by desotoman »
Asking questions is one's only way of getting answers. As a young boy I was always taught that there is no such thing as a stupid question. It suggests that the quest for knowledge includes failure, and that just because one person may know less than others they should not be afraid to ask rather than pretend they already know. In many cases multiple people may not know but are too afraid to ask the "stupid question"; the one who asks the question may in fact be doing a service to those around them.

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« Reply #2038 on: July 13, 2014, 11:30:54 PM »
Great research Desotoman.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2039 on: July 13, 2014, 11:38:12 PM »
Vinsky, what is your answer when it already has 6 burst panels in

it and the manifold gaskets went before the burst panels?

Dan Warner says it's all in the rule book.

FREUD

  Maybe the body needs burst panels similar to funny cars?

    Hope you guys make it to speedweek  It's amazing all the grimlins that can pop up.
            
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