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Offline Freud

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #930 on: October 29, 2011, 05:16:53 PM »
Goggles......where are the fotos of the girls?

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #931 on: October 29, 2011, 05:22:21 PM »
I whiled a few hours yesterday going back over pix. Stunning work everywhere. To those wondering about the uneven splines, a look at Carroll Smith's "Engineer to Win "and the chapter "Why things break" is a great refresher.

Nice work fERD

After reading Marlos reply about the splines that book immediately came off the shelf for another look. Call me a nerd but I read it about once a mopnth and last week was the full read through!@

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #932 on: November 05, 2011, 10:28:10 PM »
I just updated the Target 550 site with the latest stuff that Freud sent me.  It's worth the wait.  Matter of fact, it's what a lotta people have been waiting for:  The engine dyno test.  I'll tell ya right up front that there aren't any HP figures cuz that's not the reason for the test.  You'll have to check the site in order to get all the info...but there are 36 photos and "explanatory pages" that will answer a ton of questions.  There's also some shots of Kes Davenport and his FED running at Woodburn, Or.  Both the test and the drag strip visit were successful.  There are also a coupla photos of a former crew member of Les' son's who's currently rehabbing from MS.  We all wish him a quick and successful rehab.

Here's the link:
http://www.target550.com/gallery/139_dyno_test/index.html

Check it out.  It's worth the wait.


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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #933 on: November 06, 2011, 09:35:58 AM »
Now thats a dairy barn I could put to use!

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« Reply #934 on: November 06, 2011, 11:04:28 AM »
Tman, does that mean you are moving to Canada?

We will miss you.

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« Reply #935 on: November 06, 2011, 01:20:42 PM »
Tman, does that mean you are moving to Canada?

We will miss you.

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« Reply #936 on: November 06, 2011, 05:39:24 PM »
Even if you have read the Target550.com post from Saturday, go back and see

them again. Marlo Treit provided a letter about the dyno tests and his philosophy

regarding the entire build.

url: http://target550.com/gallery/139_dyno_test/index.html

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« Reply #937 on: November 06, 2011, 05:57:34 PM »
Thanks, a good read. So Whipple doesn't want to pay the MAN, no surprise. No Hot Rods Allowed.  :roll:

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« Reply #938 on: November 10, 2011, 10:45:31 AM »
Marlo Treit sent us a short paper regarding oil filtration and the way he approaches it.

Go to the NEWS section of Target550.com and have a read.

http://www.target550.com/news.html?

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« Reply #939 on: November 10, 2011, 12:18:48 PM »
After you read the oil article make sure you scroll all the way down to the bottom and read the last article.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #940 on: November 10, 2011, 06:45:32 PM »
Wow, the Target 500 article is very well said. Thanks.

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« Reply #941 on: November 11, 2011, 01:42:37 AM »
Watch for the post on Nov. 11.

Some neat stuff.

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« Reply #942 on: November 11, 2011, 10:11:02 AM »
Ray was up late or got up early. Anyhow our post for today is in place.

This will take you directly to the post: 

http://www.target550.com/gallery/140_couplers_windshield_jewelry/index.html

So many different things are happening and I miss some of them but this will

give you an idea of that they are accomplishing.

FREUD
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #943 on: November 11, 2011, 11:43:56 AM »
Freud, are the coupler cover clamps being balanced?

 I've used that type of clamp before, and ones designed for high speed applications usually seem to be designed as identical halves, resulting in the bolt heads pointing in opposite directions to maintain balance.

The one that you show looks more like a low speed design, with both heads facing the same way, putting more weight to one side of the clamp than the other. This is easier to deal with from a maintenance perspective, for sure, but could cause problems in this application.



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« Reply #944 on: November 11, 2011, 12:07:53 PM »
Whiz, I haven't asked but I doubt they have been balanced.

I'll check that out and THANKS for the heads up.

I'll forward your message to Jim, Dave and Marlo.

These are the ones that came with the couplers.

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