Register now to get rid of these ads!

JJ Hydrogen land speed record

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mr.Musico, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Mr.Musico
    Joined: Jan 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,606

    from SoCal

  2. recardo
    Joined: Aug 31, 2006
    Posts: 833

    from Winslow

    Did it have Hurst white-wall cheaters?
  3. dbradley
    Joined: Jan 6, 2007
    Posts: 1,036


    Duct tape, ball bat and hammer. A true hot rod.
  4. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,999

    from Tampa, FL

    All that and no 200 club stuff? I sure hope they keep trying and get into the 200's. Gary

  5. Indocil Art
    Joined: Apr 29, 2005
    Posts: 224

    Indocil Art

    Cool. If you can get past the TV fake shit its a cool show. Congratulations
  6. D-fens
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 369

    from Huntsville

    All that engineering and JJ didn't even get into the Two Club. :confused:

    Dunno. Maybe next year.
  7. todd_a
    Joined: Apr 18, 2009
    Posts: 397

    from Tyler, TX

    740 HP and a streamliner body, you would think that would get you to 200. Just goes to show you that crap happens sometimes. I bet they will get it over 200.

    Heck they beat BMW's attempt by 15 MPH and BMW makes cars for a living and has who knows how many engineers. I think that is a pretty impressive feat there.

    I wonder what the dyno sheet looks like on that motor.
  8. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 10,020

    Member Emeritus

    One has to wounder about Rick Byrnes 207.279 hydrogen-powered record. It was a fuel cell car not a piston engine. Just what are they claiming?
  9. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
    Posts: 4,959

    from Kansas

    Wondering it he will be on the Salt this year? Congrats for the run......but, will he have the "Boyd" camera's on the salt this year.
  10. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,859

    Retro Jim

    Jesse James is too damn crazy and dangerous !
    All are true hot rodders doing what they had to make it work . BB bats and all but what ever happened to the "BFH" we all have ?
  11. Take that Donald Trump!
  12. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 10,020

    Member Emeritus

    A lot of people do not understand the Two club. They do what ever they want to do as it's their club and they can. And going 199 on the dirt, your first time out in a 'liner is a big achevment. No doubt about it. But had Jesse gon a mile an hour faster i seriously doubt that would have gotten him into the Two club. First off he is at El Mirage and most Two club numbers are measured over a mile in two directions. Not possable on the lake. It may very well get him into the Dirty Two Club for those who go two on the dirt. But the Two Hundred Mile an Hour Club has mininums. JJs car with a 572 engine would be an "AA" Streamliner. The record for an AA/Gas Streamliner is 364.761 and you would have to break that record to gain entry into the Two club. If it was deamed that Hydrogen made it a Fuel class car then the record is 377.716 mph. Just going 2 won't do it. It's nice going Two Hundred.
    I have and I liked it. But my 208 in a class where at the time the record was 216 wasn't all that much. So no red hat for me. That;s what Jesse is up against.
  13. LongT
    Joined: May 11, 2005
    Posts: 960


    I work for the company that supplied the hydrogen for that car. They put a hydrogen refueling station on a flatbed and took it out to Bonneville.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2009
  14. notrod13
    Joined: Dec 13, 2005
    Posts: 988

    from long beach

    from a reliable source that was there JJ said he figured it would go 210 the first run no problem .... the guy that told me this could also be a liar but it would be belivable...
  15. plym49
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,803

    from Earth

    What's the 800 number to buy JJ's life? Sheesh.
  16. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,999

    from Tampa, FL

    DUH. Well I guess I'm one of the folks that doesn't understand it. 200 is 200. If the record is 377 for a class, and someone in that class goes 225, they HAD to go 200 to get there, eh? So what ifn they didn't bread a record? The SCTA has some crazy BS rules, eh? Gary
  17. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,268


    Good for you Jesse. Was this run made in the old "Pimpkin Seed" liner? If so how old is that car?
  18. Brickster
    Joined: Nov 23, 2003
    Posts: 1,131


    Congrats JJ and team, it would be great to see it on the salt. Any LSR on tv is a good thing.

  19. Dynoroom
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
    Posts: 539


    As a side note the El Mirage lakebed is not very good this season. Over the weekend (06-14-09) at the SCTA meet the fastest car "only" went 210 mph. The course ain't that good. J.J. did well.
  20. dawg
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
    Posts: 346


    dude, i hope u got my email?....
  21. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 10,020

    Member Emeritus

    You sure don't get it. The Two Hundred Mile an Hour Club is not a function of SCTA or BNI. It is it's own club with it's own rules. Like any other club. You don't get to join the VFW just because you want to and it's the same for the 2 club. Even if it was 200 that would not open it up to all the drag cars that have gone 200. It's over a measured mile twice, faster than the existing record. That's the way it is. If you want you can always start your own club and make your own rules.
  22. Dynoroom
    Joined: Feb 26, 2008
    Posts: 539


    Good man Rich. Some guys don't get it. If it was easy all them Indy car drivers would be members too....
    Joined: Aug 21, 2006
    Posts: 335


    Very COOL

    Way to go Homes..!!
  24. Death Trap13
    Joined: Jun 14, 2009
    Posts: 19

    Death Trap13

    Saw that clip today good going jj.
  25. Beef Stew
    Joined: Oct 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,253

    Beef Stew
    from So Cal

    pretty cool. good looking car.
  26. OLDSKEWL61
    Joined: Feb 8, 2006
    Posts: 565


    all i want to know is who had a ball abt on the lake? and why?
  27. Hot Turkey
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,237

    Hot Turkey

    Great job! Love this picture!
  28. myphaeton 27
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 28

    myphaeton 27

    Looks like minuscule RC cars aren't the only alternatively powered vehicles trying to break 200 miles-per-hour, as Ford just became the "world's first automaker to set a land speed record for a production-based fuel cell powered car." The whip used to set the bar, of course, is none other than the Fusion Hydrogen 999, and it reportedly reached over 207 miles-per-hour at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah without using a drop of gas. Apparently, Ford is hoping that this showcase of speed will somehow translate into advancements that will help us common folk get to work and back sans gasoline, and while we've no idea when a fuel cell propelled Cobra will roll off the line, it did note that a number of fuel cell propelled Focus vehicles were still burning down the roads as part of an ongoing study.
  29. hotrod40coupe
    Joined: Apr 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,562


    This is awesome. I really do believe that Hydrogen will be our replacement for gasoline. Congratulations Jesse.
  30. dlamerton
    Joined: Jun 18, 2009
    Posts: 4

    from plymouth

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!


Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.