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FlatCad Racing's Quest for 200 MPH-a Cadillac Flathead Story!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 38FLATTIE, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. fenderless
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    Report from Elmo.....?;)

    /K

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  2. RichFox
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    Believe they did not get a run in due to windy conditions
     
  3. ronnieroadster
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    I talked to Dale they spent two days in line waiting to run lots of wind and dust but no runs the event was eventually called due to high winds. Don't think going back to Elmo is on their to do list anytime soon. That's Land Speed Racing if it was easy everyone would be doing it.
     
  4. 38FLATTIE
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    Ronnie's right- we didn't get to run. I'm trying to figure out which is worse-going to El Mirage with dirt blowing everywhere and not being able to run, or the new format on this sight! Lol!
     
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  5. RichFox
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    Wait until you get a Bonneville rain out. That's a drag. Not going to happen again soon.
     
  6. ronnieroadster
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    I remeber my first trip to Bonneville think it was 1988 or 89 it rained out never heard a motor run it really sucked. Hell of a first impression.
     
  7. 38FLATTIE
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    We are getting ready for Bonneville!

    The heads are on Don's hands, so that he can deepen the chambers, so we can run thinner gaskets, and hopefully the o-rings and receiver grooves will seal better for us.

    John K has the fenders, to work some fiberglass magic on them.

    We modified the exhaust, and added blisters, of sorts, over the exhaust.

    as luck would have it, I was able to pick up a really nice, rebuilt and running Caddy flathead!

    MODEX1.jpg MODEX2.jpg MODEX1.jpg MODEX2.jpg MODEX3.jpg BLISTER1.jpg BLISTER2.jpg BLISTER3.jpg NEW1.jpg NEW2.jpg NEW2.jpg NEW1.jpg BLISTER3.jpg BLISTER2.jpg BLISTER1.jpg MODEX3.jpg MODEX2.jpg MODEX1.jpg MODEX2.jpg MODEX3.jpg BLISTER1.jpg BLISTER2.jpg BLISTER3.jpg MODEX1.jpg MODEX2.jpg MODEX3.jpg
     
  8. I like the body fairings over the pipes.
     
  9. Dynoroom
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    How come your car is so dirty?

    o_O :)
     
  10. dragsled
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    Looks good Buddy,, Tim Jones
     
  11. what's the plan for the new engine, pull vehicle?, dragster? ect.......

    how about a cad flathead powered golf cart for the pits?
     
  12. 38FLATTIE
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    Thanks Trent!

    I'm Lazy? LOL!

    Thanks Tim!

    Carl, I'm not sure. It's real nice, but I don't have a project to put it in yet. It will probably be a backup for Randy's FED.
     
  13. That's not dirt its El Mirage "sweat"
     
  14. 38FLATTIE
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    Don is deepening the head chambers, so that we can run a thinner head gasket, and hopefully take full benefit if the o-ring/receiver groove setup. He still needs to polish the chambers.

    He has the first head done, and deepened it .050", so we can use .035" copper gaskets.

    John K is working on the front fenders, and Randy is working on the exhaust covers/blisters.

    I'm at work, and will install the heads when I return home. deeper chambers.JPG
     

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  15. Holler when you get back in town!
     
  16. B E A U T I F U LLLL
     
  17. fenderless
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    Heads are looking really good:) Really hope they will seal for ya:)
    Next stop, after 201mph:)

    /K

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  18. 38FLATTIE
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    Thanks guys!

    Will do-I get home next Thursday.
     
  19. fenderless
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    Are you ready? Looks really good:) Hope the Flatcad crew will go 200+mph.

    /K

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    Taildragger&fenderless
     
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  20. keeper
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    Looking pretty BADASS!!!
    I can't wait to toast one to you when you break 200!!!
     
  21. 38FLATTIE
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    Loaded up and on our way to Bonneville! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1407288344.667948.jpg


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  22. captmullette
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  23. Best of luck, and I hope all your hard work pays off. We'll be waiting for updates! :)
     
  24. 38FLATTIE
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    Thanks Animal!


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  25. neverdun
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    I look forward to seeing you on the salt. Hopefully putting on that red hat! Best of luck..

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  26. pregrid
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  27. woodbutcher
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    :D Best of luck to you guys.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  28. 38FLATTIE
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    Thanks everyone!

    Well, things were going good until we got between Rock Springs and Evanston, WY. We broke a trailer spring and tore all of the wiring up for the trailer brakes.

    Sure glad we left early! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1407352683.860237.jpg


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  29. fenderless
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    Best of Luck from us over here:) You probably fix the trailer quick. When you can build a 700HP Flatcad, a trailer fix is nothing;)
    When you hit the salt, we are taking passes over here With the Sidewinder:)

    /K

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    Taildragger&fenderless
     

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