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Offline Freud

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2055 on: July 28, 2014, 03:10:23 PM »
I sent a news post to Clare Sanders, our web elf, and it will probably be posted

either today or early tomorrow.  THANKS for asking.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2056 on: July 28, 2014, 03:13:48 PM »
I sent a news post to Clare Sanders, our web elf, and it will probably be posted

either today or early tomorrow.  THANKS for asking.

FREUD

 Thank you sir. All the best to T-550
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2057 on: July 28, 2014, 11:46:51 PM »
There is a new post on Target550.com

Here is the url:  http://www.target550.com/news.html

Just click on that link.

Note the new page foto.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2058 on: July 28, 2014, 11:52:06 PM »
Thanks Freud, very interesting.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2059 on: July 29, 2014, 11:03:41 AM »
Soooo bummed the car won't be at speed week!   You guys learned a tone from the test and tune and the best of luck to you guys if you make the September meet. :cheers:

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2060 on: July 29, 2014, 11:16:19 AM »
Thanks for the update Freud. Wishing you guys the best for September. Mark.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2061 on: July 29, 2014, 11:44:44 AM »
I assume the streamliner is at Jim's shop now:  If so -- are you going to be able to update on the repairs required on a regular visit basis? 

Also did you ever get the early build pictures scanned and setup for posting on the Target550 website.  The documentation story starts mid-build but it would be fantastic for documentation of the frame build itself and earlier details.  I'm sure lots of work to do to make happen -- but it would complete the "whole story" of the creation process.
• me: Mark • home: Dry Heat, AZ USA • build underway: J-BFS Streamliner

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2062 on: July 29, 2014, 12:18:41 PM »
The car is still at Marlo's shop in Oregon.

Jim is making a new panel. He won't need the car for a while. He has the patterns

from the first time around and many spare parts so he can progress w/o the car.

Marlo has the big mechanical part to solve. The blower situation will be a real challenge.

So to fix that he needs the chassis down there.

As I get more info I'll post it. Because of distance I may not use as many fotos but if

I don't I'll try to give a word description. We will just play like it's a one way fone chat.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2063 on: July 30, 2014, 06:15:27 PM »
I just checked in on the Target 550 site. That cover shot is very impressive. Perfect back drop.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2064 on: July 30, 2014, 09:13:29 PM »
Good news that they had the opportunity to learn about these issues in July at the test and tune so they have more time to get the problems solved and have a better chance of making one of the later events in this year's Bonneville calender.

Best of luck everyone, I was looking forward to seeing the car at Speed Week, keeping fingers crossed you can be ready for the Shoot Out.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2065 on: July 30, 2014, 10:18:24 PM »
I just checked in on the Target 550 site. That cover shot is very impressive. Perfect back drop.

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

Click this link and at the top of the page click on Home for the picture. Now hold onto your socks.  :cheers:

Or here is a direct link to the picture.
http://www.target550.com/_add2014/550.jpg

Mark,

You are 100% correct, that is one fantastic picture, just like the car is. Thank you Doc.

Tom G.


« Last Edit: July 30, 2014, 11:11:04 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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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2066 on: July 31, 2014, 10:35:56 PM »
Ryan Davenport has made a video of the parachute deployment on the Target550 test at the USFRA Test & Tune.

Here is the url:  http://www.target550.com/video2014.html

Just click that link.

Thanks to Clare Sanders for a rapid post.

I think that the speed that I posted, 278 MPH, may have been incorrect. The video will tell.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2067 on: July 31, 2014, 11:13:37 PM »
  I stopped by Marlo's shop today and I won't attempt to make a damage assessment but can tell you that other than a few body panels, there is little if any damage to the car, or drivetrain (at least to my eyes).  Dickie and Korey were busy doing routine maintenance on the race car, carriage, and transport trailer, Jim Hume is working on replacement side panels, and Marlo is busy as usual doing everything.
  None of these guys have lost the fire, and they plan on being back  on the salt this year............  One Run
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2068 on: August 01, 2014, 12:24:43 AM »
We had intended to have a Memorial for Ray on Tuesday of Speed Week.

That included an event with his ashes.

I know other people would be willing to do that for us but I also feel

that we owe it to Ray to use the Target 550 car. After all, he was part of

this project. When the car runs, it will be done.

This has been discussed with his family and they allow this flexibility.

I will keep everyone advised. Ray said he was in no hurry.


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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #2069 on: August 01, 2014, 10:19:56 AM »
Ryan Davenport has made a video of the parachute deployment on the Target550 test at the USFRA Test & Tune.

Here is the url:  http://www.target550.com/video2014.html

Just click that link.

Thanks to Clare Sanders for a rapid post.

I think that the speed that I posted, 278 MPH, may have been incorrect. The video will tell.
That video is the second run with the engine failure and the lost body panel.  Maximum speed per the Racepak GPS on that run was 224.61 mph.  The first run had a maximum GPS speed of 272.71 mph - the video for that run can be seen on YouTube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_Jp8K8j5FA

Ryan