[elky] Re: AAA card...or not

OOOooooooh BOYS!!!!!!!

I can smell the gas!
JC

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John Christensen
Saint Charles, IL
On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 9:21 AM, Ray Buck <rbuck@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  Well, now you'll have something new to see:
>
>
>
> I had one of my insomnia nights so the hood got sanded, spot puttied,
> sanded, another coat of primer, sanded again and a coat of the final color,
> flat black.  As soon as the Advil takes over I'm gonna go wipe it down with
> a tack rag and give it another shot of the flat black.
>
> Then I'm gonna bag the battery box for now, (it hits the hood and it'd take
> a lotta cuttin and pastin to make it fit) and install the shorty plugs, hook
> up the ignition wires, get some premium gas and as soon as Jim can break
> free, we're gonna see what happens.  Watch for a mushroom cloud over the
> Intermountain area.  :)
>
>
> r
>
>
> On 7/23/2011 5:12 AM, John Christensen wrote:
>
> Great progress. Can't wait to see it in person!
> JC
>
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 12:58 PM, Ray Buck <rbuck@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>>  I see you have it planned, but just for discussion sake, since it's
>> solely a racecar, maybe cut a hole in stock hood, and let air filter sit in
>> 135 MPH wind. Same as cold ram air, and avoid all the plumbing over the
>> engine.
>>  Smokey Mt Frank
>>
>>  Bleeve me, aero is the way to go.  I plan to run the car faster (150-160
>> at least) and at that speed, managing the air over the car, particularly
>> keeping the flow smooth is important.  Many guys even run the exhaust out in
>> front of the front wheel openings to help smooth that area.  If I was
>> running it on a drag strip, I'd cut the hole and put a scoop on it.  But on
>> the salt, you're running for a much longer distance and the less aero drag
>> there is, the more speed you can wring out of the car.  It's not like the
>> drags where ya got fat rubber gripping the VHT surface at the starting
>> line...we run skinny tires (better traction, for sure, since the weight of
>> the car is concentrated on a smaller area) and run for a minimum of a mile
>> before the timing lights on the 130 course, 3 miles on the long course.  On
>> the international courses they set up at the Shootout, it's 11 miles long.
>> Four miles to get up to speed, 3 timed miles and 4 miles to slow down.
>> Sounds crazy, but at 450mph, it takes a while to get a 10,000 pound car (I'm
>> not kidding...that's about what the Burkland liner weighs) stopped.  And if
>> one chute fails...well, it gets kinda hairy:
>>
>>
>>
>> In this shot, only one of the wheels is in contact with the ground.  He
>> stopped 1/4 mile short of I-80.  Here's the whole thing:
>> http://www.chevyasylum.com/lsr/bsf2008/shootout/burkland/Welcome.html
>>
>> About the wires on the headers/pulley:  Yes, there are wires on the
>> headers.  :)  They're for the probes that go to the Exhaust Gas Temperature
>> (EGT) monitor probes (this is an old photo):
>>
>>
>>
>> In the other photo it looks like they're on the pulley, but they're
>> zip-tied to the alternator bracket.
>>
>> I'm on my way to get some silver paint for the underside of the hood.
>>
>> Later,
>>
>> r
>>
>>
>> On 7/22/2011 10:48 AM, STILLFRANKSFAULT@xxxxxxx wrote:
>>
>>
>>  In a message dated 7/22/2011 12:22:17 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>> rbuck@xxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
>>
>>
>>
>> It's needed.  The carb won't clear the hood with the single-plane manifold
>> and 1" spacer...not to mention the cold air intake:
>>
>>
>>
>> Alla that stuff brings the top of the air cleaner about 3" above the
>> normal hood line.  The hood has a 4 3/4" raised section.  I figgered 6" was
>> overkill.  :)
>>
>> r
>>
>>
>> On 7/22/2011 9:54 AM, STILLFRANKSFAULT@xxxxxxx wrote:
>>
>> Is the raised hood a necessity, or for looks?
>>
>>
>> Smokey Mt Frank
>>
>>  In a message dated 7/22/2011 11:25:12 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>> rbuck@xxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
>>
>>
>>
>> I could have been that, but it wouldn't restart until it had cooled off.
>> The O/P at idle is around 10 psi and runs at 40 (when hot) at around 2500
>> rpm.  It's about what I'd expect in a motor with that many miles on it.
>>
>> Last nite I was gonna install the glass hood on the race car, but decided
>> I'd looked at the peeling paint on the nose for long enough.  I scraped,
>> sanded and cleaned, then gave it a quick shot of black:
>>
>>
>>
>> The lens kinda distorts it a bit, but it looks like what it is: a
>> rattle-can job that covers the cracked/peeled areas.  "Better'n it wuz."  ;)
>>
>> I'll paint the underside of the hood silver and the top flat black for the
>> time being.
>>
>> r
>>
>>
>>
>

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