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Author Topic: TREITS STREAMLINER  (Read 809302 times)

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Offline 4-barrel Mike

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2460 on: March 11, 2018, 08:47:50 AM »
From Russ Meeks Instagram:

https://instagram.com/p/BgLj1DYluJ-/

"Got the car teched today should make our first run tomorrow afternoon"
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2461 on: March 11, 2018, 08:51:46 AM »
Those photos are great to see.  Thanks for posting them.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2462 on: March 11, 2018, 10:51:43 AM »
Mike, thank you for being our liaison to Gairdner.

Russ - KEEP SHOOTING!

If everything holds together, I think they have a chance to absolute slay it.

I'm profoundly saddened that Freud couldn't make it - he earned this privilege.
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Well, I guess we're making a LOT of progress . . .  :roll:

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2463 on: March 13, 2018, 09:29:27 AM »
Per Russ Meeks Instagram,
"Dropped a valve just before the 3 went through the 3 at 289 pulled the heads cleaned. Out the garbage massage the pistons put on a new set of heads in the morning should be ready to run by noon"

pictures here,

https://www.instagram.com/russ_meeks/

I wonder if that was Wilbur or Orvill
« Last Edit: March 13, 2018, 01:58:50 PM by jdincau »
Unless it's crazy, ambitious and delusional, it's not worth our time!

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2464 on: March 13, 2018, 01:41:02 PM »
Russ, thanks for the updates. Keep on running and tell Les he can do it.
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2465 on: March 15, 2018, 05:44:50 PM »
I just got out from the Lake. The liner had its second shake done run last night and ran 360ish mph. Looked and sounded great. Valerie also had a good run at 328mph. Track in good nick apart from some damage from a roll over from the Bronze Aussie.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2466 on: March 16, 2018, 10:18:36 AM »
Reading the text along side Russ' instagram photos it appears Marlo is done for this meet. They blew a clutch with lots of collateral damage.

https://www.instagram.com/russ_meeks/
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2467 on: August 20, 2018, 09:22:46 PM »
Freud hasn't mastered onehanded typing yet -- so here is an update as posted on the T550 website.  Hopefully Marlo and crew make an appearance upcoming (at least for further testing). 

- me: Mark - home: Dry Heat, AZ USA - build underway: J-BFS Streamliner

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2468 on: August 21, 2018, 08:49:38 AM »
About these four cars. As I remember it there were 5 cars over 400 mph. Flashpoint went 415 as it.s best mile speed. Carboliner went 413 as it's best mile, What are we? Chopped liver?

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2469 on: August 21, 2018, 01:38:06 PM »
About these four cars. As I remember it there were 5 cars over 400 mph. Flashpoint went 415 as it.s best mile speed. Carboliner went 413 as it's best mile, What are we? Chopped liver?

Hi Rich,

Sorry Flashpoint was not mentioned in Marlo's reply and I am positive it was not intentional. I could be wrong but he may have left for home before Flashpoint made the run over 400. I know the car he was helping broke, was unable to be fixed, and was packed up on Tuesday and left early Wednesday morning.

I will contact him and let him know.

Thanks for pointing out the mistake.

Tom G.
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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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2470 on: August 21, 2018, 02:19:41 PM »
I know Marlo didn't mean anything by leaving Flashpoint out. But to me at least, it seems as though Flashpoint is almost invisible to people when they are thinking about fast cars. 415 is not chopped liver.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2471 on: August 21, 2018, 02:48:18 PM »
I know Marlo didn't mean anything by leaving Flashpoint out. But to me at least, it seems as though Flashpoint is almost invisible to people when they are thinking about fast cars. 415 is not chopped liver.

Thanks Rich.

Here is proof that Flashpoint is a contender. From Facebook.

Tom G.

Robert Dalton
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We kicked a blower belt off at the 4.2 mile. racepak data had us 440 mph at that point.. Car was on a rail.. straight arrow ride..
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2472 on: August 22, 2018, 11:22:41 AM »
I know Marlo didn't mean anything by leaving Flashpoint out. But to me at least, it seems as though Flashpoint is almost invisible to people when they are thinking about fast cars. 415 is not chopped liver.

I talked with a couple of the Flashpoint crew guys at the KOA (sorry again guys for a couple years ago) and told them a lot of folks were pulling for them. They kinda feel invisble actually. I reassured them that those who know, know.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2473 on: August 23, 2018, 04:03:54 AM »
Does anyone have a picture of Flashpoint, I`m not familiar with this car?

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2474 on: August 23, 2018, 06:37:10 AM »
Does anyone have a picture of Flashpoint, I`m not familiar with this car?
Try http://www.runsonsalt.com/Bonneville_2017_5_2/#/1.  Or https://www.facebook.com/Flashpoint7800/.

Unusually for a very fast streamliner it now has wings front and rear.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2018, 06:50:57 AM by TrickyDicky »