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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4320 on: March 08, 2014, 10:56:25 AM »
....probably will not be taking it to Bonneville this year unless the post office delivers a bucket of money....

Don't know about the post office, but PayPal might if you setup a donation account.  I'd put some into it to see you guys and the car over here next summer,

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4321 on: March 08, 2014, 12:17:17 PM »
Speaking of seeing some of the Aussie folks -- when I turned the (Huntimer) calendar to March the other day I was greeted with a photo of Wayno's tank being pushed by a couple of people, one of whom, on closer inspection, turned out to be Goggles hisself.  You're even more famouser than ever, JS, so you need to be here this August to have additional photos taken.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4322 on: March 08, 2014, 02:13:05 PM »
Speaking of seeing some of the Aussie folks -- when I turned the (Huntimer) calendar to March the other day I was greeted with a photo of Wayno's tank being pushed by a couple of people, one of whom, on closer inspection, turned out to be Goggles hisself.  You're even more famouser than ever, JS, so you need to be here this August to have additional photos taken.

I was only there because Lindsay Lohan was otherwise engaged despite promising to push, I'm one of the third tier pseudo celebs that he keeps on standby.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4323 on: March 08, 2014, 03:39:25 PM »
Sometimes you need to make the leap of faith to get the numbers
From what we found with my mates bike this year and seeing others speeds i think speeds in general were down due to the soft salt
there was nearly 2" of soft ,so soft  that if you rubbed your foot in some places  you could displace the salt , a shovel could have dug a hole
moisture has nowhere to go , out at the sandbar near the entry point the thin salt felt better , but was mud underneath
Dirt under the Bonneville salt does not let this happen , makes for a much better chance of running with the exception of last years continual showers and storms

Your gearing may not have been as bad as you think

Doc think seriously about planning the trip,
Organise a dyno in SLC and tune at the altitude before the meet with the fuel you want to run
you will gain several Aussie years of experiance in one meeting , and no doubt get a lot of help
Its the sort of thing where you make the decision and do it, waiting till you achieve certain goals could take another 10 yrs
The spirit could stay more than one year and save transport costs   

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4324 on: March 08, 2014, 03:58:38 PM »
Well,the car was having some issues,
Turns out it wouldn't pull the 2:14s. Who would've thought, so we changed the gear set.
G

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"Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4190 on: January 18, 2014, 06:47:16 AM »
   
Is 208 your target speed?  If so, I'd grab the 2.28 or the 2.41.   I think you'll lose too much hp when you shift into high gear, and never recover."

Hind sight is always 20-20.  I sure admire your belly tanker; wish that it were mine!

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4325 on: March 08, 2014, 04:08:28 PM »
What we got was points on a graph ,that we didn't have before, we hit an aero wall albeit at a much lower power than we would like but when I find the dyno graph I will know what it makes at 5280 and know that that is how much drag the car has at 204mph...stop distracting me I should be doing the weeks story. :wink:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4326 on: March 08, 2014, 04:15:02 PM »
I apologize for distracting you!. Bring it to Bonneville and git 'er done!  Probably even pull the 2.14!
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4327 on: March 08, 2014, 04:23:11 PM »
Trying not to give away the plot line before I write it,that's all.

Looks like the engine dump figure at 5300rpm was about 272hp
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4328 on: March 08, 2014, 05:35:30 PM »
Scott Horner races at Bville and other venues and runs his shop - HeadsUp Performance - in SLC.  URL to his new(to me) website is  http://headsupturbos.com/  His dyno is a bike-only dyno -- but I wouldn't be surprised if he knows of a car dyno that you could use.  He builds sand rails -- don't know if he can dyno them on some kind of chassis machine that I haven't seen.  Shall I ask him for you?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4329 on: March 08, 2014, 06:02:00 PM »
On friday morning, I went out to rescue two bikes, one of them was Jeff Lemon who broke a gearbox (fastest speed throwing up in a helmet at Bonneville) the other was Chris Bryson who got bogged at the 9 mile on the course.
the salt was soft

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4330 on: March 08, 2014, 07:37:39 PM »
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4331 on: March 08, 2014, 08:58:27 PM »
Yeah. Stop distracting him. I'll do it. You can leave the SOS at my house or Gus's house.  :cheers: Wayno

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4332 on: March 09, 2014, 04:55:50 AM »
"... Ran rich and then ran lean...." and Dr googles will explain...

I have been enjoying watching reruns of Columbo on British tv (better than the endless reruns of Murder She Wrote) and the inner detective is sensing the crime committed.

Did someone not fill the tank with petrol??? Did you run out of fuel on a run?!?

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4333 on: March 09, 2014, 09:08:48 AM »
You can always test an engine on a dyno.

For this year, the re-work on the front end is probably more important.  Is it tracking straight?  On bad salt, did the car feel confident?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #4334 on: March 09, 2014, 11:01:47 AM »
Yeah. Stop distracting him. I'll do it. You can leave the SOS at my house or Gus's house.  :cheers: Wayno

Sounds like a plan
Oh, and happy birthday Wayno
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