Hey it's all go go go here at The spirit of Sunshine Central.........
here is a recent email exchange between the brains trust ....we have decided to enter the car in "streamliner class" as well this year , just by adding some simple guards to the rear wheels....the most recent exponent of this was I think the Old Crow tank. There are few streamliner records here, there is a E/BGS, EBFS build on the go that I think will be ready for 2011, but not much else...all the other stuff has been in A or AA.
Strap yourselves in , my only regret is I can't draw a comic strip to go with this.......Rev wrote:
I have found some rear guards perfect for our bellytank to streamliner
We'll put a steel flat face on the inside to attach to the drums or an
Close the outside arc with a flat piece.
Hell we could even make the brake lights and indicators functional!
Will be more slipstreamed, better lookin, quicker to build and in more
keeping with the car than some trailer style.
I am bidding on them.
Have you read the stuff I did yesterday?....hopefully we can sort the
bum-torture sitch out , I'm getting the fuel pump organised and also
the rest of the fire system stuff.
We're getting there.
also I met an old mate last night who has a business neighbour who is
a tuner and has a dyno. He's keen to help us with our mapping.
DrGThe Rev wrote:
I thought we discussed the seat and you said that it was fine with the
blue rubber insert, so I spent a little time cleaning it up and
ticked it off the list...
Now its back on the list?
Dyno sounds interesting, we can save money by blowing up the motor
here instead of there.
Now that was funny, I had thought about that possibility, but not
that it would save us money.
But , your majesty, I've a cunning plan....................
We get the new motor dyno'd, and stick it in the car, but we also take
the VP bottom end that we used last year. We are up to parachute
passes, then we are able( with the front runners)to run to or about
200.At that point we are in destructo territory, if we get
there.....or if it does it twice.....
If we organise the guards so we can run in streamliner class we need
to go up through the licensing passes....just once, not each driver.
The VP motor was pretty much out of huff at 160.....it might do 175
with the limiter off.
So, with the new(VN) motor in we do the parachute passes, we each go
If the motor hangs together we put the guards on, do 125, 150 , 175
and if it's STILL hanging together try for 200 , alternate drives.
If the motor DOESN'T hang together we put the VP in it , at whatever
point of the above plan we get to and start at the licensing passes
Yeah I hear you, we only got four passes last year , but there's two
tracks this year........... and to quote Ben "next year I'm gonna have
You know it makes sense.The Rev wrote:
Not only does it make sense, I had already thought about that.
Also could pop the Colonel in for the first drive...
Oh, by the way, we are now the owners of two Morris Minor
guards. Anyone going to Wendouree soon?
ps we had 4 passes in the first year after two years no racing in a
week half washed out with one track, if we can manage 2 a day that's
the eight passes required for 3x200mph by Thursday.
Don't forget we can do the two fuel classes for streamliner too so the
Spirit can have 4 Australian landspeed records to her name.Doc wrote:
get him to freight the guards , it's $25 gas at least for me to get
them...and three hours I haven't really got, probably only 45 bucks ,
or ask if he has Couriers Please and get 'em sent to GrummThe Colonel wrote:
Don't send em to me
I've got enough scrap metal lying around at work
Unfortunately I have to work on saTURDay, so while I am there I am
hoping to do the cam dial on the engine and then maybe if i get time i
will assemble it
Speaking of cams, my bank account details are still the same.
And yes I would drive it, if i could work the stupid clutch pedal, or
perhaps even get in or out of the thing
I would only have to buy a fire suit, and another helmet, which reminds
me, you should check with Bob if your helmet is still legal
Which gets me back to that thread on dlra. Who designed this rubbish anyway
G Doc wrote:
clutch?....find us one of those miniature remote boosters and I'll put it in.
Dunno what everyone’s movements are for the weekend but the meeting is on at Norm's I don't want to go but we have to enter as it is the last day before late fees,.I will have the bundy tube and the fittings to do the fire system, am finding out about filliing the empty cylinder and getting them all checked this week, to be done next week.I did the cut on the seat for the other cylinder and fitted the pinchweld to the edges. I drilled holed for the Ubolt on thefirst one , haven't sorted the second one but I think we may need to double up some of the stainless hose clamps cause we don't have enough big ones.......
Colonel can you pocket the seat catch you have been talking about so we can get that at least as a temp measure on the chute doors.
I bought some 1.2.mm plate steel yesterday to use for the streamlinerguards, did you ask the guy about freight Dik?Rev wrote:
He is going to deliver them to your door personally. He is coming down this weekend to see the Hot Rod show and so will be passing by on ballarat Road.
The guards are a bitwedge shaped so we may need to put a top to them as well to get the inner side parallel but no biggy, cardboard will save the day.
We'll do it nice and strong then bog the curve on top to make it all nice.
That's good, in light of "The guards are a bit wedge shaped so we may need to put a top to them as well to get the inner side parallel but no biggy, cardboard will save the day.We'll do it nice and strong then bog the curve on top to make it all nice
" , trust me.........this is a one pass job , there will be no fore-lock tugging.....if it's too hard we go with the Dolan interpretation and just make an "in spirit only" version and wait til when we have time to burn to get these nice cowls all sweet..................... Rev wrote:
I think my forelock has been tugged off...