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Re: Wild Weasel a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #1560 on: November 13, 2013, 12:26:32 AM »
Yeah, that's usually pretty handy.
You planning on hanging the "hair dryer" back on there?
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Re: Wild Weasel a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #1561 on: November 13, 2013, 07:26:47 AM »
Sid,  I have some, what I hope to be minor helmet venting issues, to solve.  I then plan to change the axle & gearing for to more suitable for El M, install the intercooler, and turbos for more rear end weight but run NA at El M until we get the car sorted out then-- go play with the turbos at B'Ville.
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Re: Wild Weasel a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #1562 on: November 13, 2013, 09:19:37 AM »
I have a new helmet blower sitting on the shelf that I'm not using. I would gladly donate it to your cause if you can use it.
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Re: Wild Weasel a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #1563 on: November 13, 2013, 12:01:59 PM »
Thanks Sid for your offer-- Andy has one also  let us see if we can use his system and his helmet  we may be calling
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Re: Wild Weasel a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #1564 on: November 13, 2013, 07:35:52 PM »
.... I do not know what the SCTA/Goodyear speed limit is on the new "Top Fuel" tire, 4 x 17 Goodyear part number  808-130-089 which is about an inch wider but still is made to fit a 17 x 2.5 wheel.... Rex

I can't find that tire by that part number using Google.  If you go to the Goodyear site here....

http://www.racegoodyear.com/tires/pdf/Drag_010313.pdf

....is it the 2904 on page 3 of that document?

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Re: Wild Weasel a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #1565 on: November 14, 2013, 02:06:46 PM »
um,
Yes it is the 2904 which is the front tire that Top Fuel has been running for the last 2-3 years. As I said I am not sure what the speed rating is, I do know that the older tire had a life of about 4-6 seconds on the rim at 275 mph.

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Re: Wild Weasel a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #1566 on: November 14, 2013, 02:21:30 PM »
um,
Yes it is the 2904 which is the front tire that Top Fuel has been running for the last 2-3 years. As I said I am not sure what the speed rating is, I do know that the older tire had a life of about 4-6 seconds on the rim at 275 mph.

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Re: Wild Weasel a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #1567 on: November 14, 2013, 05:35:17 PM »
Sum, yes the 2904 is the 17 x 4 inch Frontrunner the TF cars are using. Back in about '06 they were finding with the narrower 3 inch Frontrunner at 310+ the tires were starting to blister and chunk rubber. Since moving to the 4 inch tire and creating a larger contact patch they have resolved the problem

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Re: Wild Weasel a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #1568 on: November 14, 2013, 06:26:05 PM »
Sum, yes the 2904 is the 17 x 4 inch Frontrunner the TF cars are using. Back in about '06 they were finding with the narrower 3 inch Frontrunner at 310+ the tires were starting to blister and chunk rubber. Since moving to the 4 inch tire and creating a larger contact patch they have resolved the problem

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Re: Wild Weasel a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #1569 on: November 16, 2013, 07:31:32 PM »
Well we are on to plan "B"  the vent system on Andy's helmet will not clear our "shoulder pads" but his G force helmet works much better with its "visor opening" on to working on using it.
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Re: Wild Weasel a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #1570 on: November 17, 2013, 07:56:45 PM »
Henderson North Carolina  ---does anyone live near there?
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Re: Wild Weasel a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #1571 on: November 18, 2013, 05:19:59 PM »
There are some ECTA guys that are fairly close. I'm about 3.5hrs one way.
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Re: Wild Weasel a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #1572 on: November 18, 2013, 05:21:58 PM »
Thanks Cap'n T  going another way thanks
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Re: Wild Weasel a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #1573 on: November 19, 2013, 06:59:21 AM »
Henderson North Carolina  ---does anyone live near there?

Sparky, If you decide on the Henderson, NC thing let me know as I'm only about 1 hour away.
Can't help you this week as my wife and I are on a Caribbean cruise. We get back home next Monday afternoon and will be available then.

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Re: Wild Weasel a TRUE belly tanker
« Reply #1574 on: November 19, 2013, 09:54:46 AM »
    Is it one of those cruises where you sail out and they tow you home? Just kidding.
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