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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by racer-x, Sep 19, 2015.
I paid 205.00 this included the inspectors travel time and gas. He came from ne indiana.
Very interesting following along here, I had no idea on the security involved to use nitro in today's world. Again much admiration for your efforts, dedication and posting thread. Thank You !
Glad to see the certification worked out for ya, did everyone that brought there frame there get certified.?
no. one guy failed for the second time. two weeks ago they told him he needed to add a bar due to a rule change. he put the bar in but it was the wrong outside diameter. maybe the third time will go better.
We need nitro smelling updates.
This thread is always worth a look see. Like Fireball said ^
Nasa Ground Rocket comin up!!!
big nitro updates coming soon. a lot of boring busy work has been done lately. nothing worthy of photos and posts. im preparing the chassis for one more trip to jims shop. alot needed to be done to get it ready. the licence plate brackets needed to be cut off due to the second parachute being added. new ones were fabricated. the alternator brackets needed to be cut off along with the engine cooler and fuel tank brackets. they all needed to be moved. a new parachute handle was made. it differes from the old one by allowing both cables to attatch to it. the new mid plate was trimmed down and installed with the bruno and lenco. the radiator and fans went back in. the interior is all back in place. and some where during all of this car stuff i got the house in town ready to sell. i close on it this friday. there are so many details its hard to remember them all. we are making big progress. it will be running soon. we did make the final cut for the meltdown this july.
Are you coming to Bowling Green in June?
Hi Racerx.Sounds like you have busier than a one legged man in an ass kicking contest.
Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
As true as this statement is it’s funny and ridiculous at same time. Ya don’t get shit like this on the good guys car show pages!!!
I love it!!
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enloe we will be in bg this june. I have to get over to that breakfast place you talk about. im not sure if we will be racing the car there. it dependes on the crew. I might take it easy and just enjoy the show. we might cruise the hotel parking lots on 80 percent. flames flyin nitro stink hangin in humid air crazy noise and just riding around like its no big deal.
Dang I was hoping to get a chance to pair up with you.
And if anyone thinks nitro is stink they ain't right.
Is there a way to triple like this instead of just like it?
Ya, me 3.
Brian, if I could afford it, I'd pay for the 80% to cruise the Backtothe50's. They need some of that. Uhm, no, they need a whole lot of it. Nitro fumes hovering over the whole fairgrounds, trees obscured, etc. The new Purple Haze... <chuckle>... .
Hope that thing ROCKS!
You just did it!!!
Everything was going great until we tried to put the trans mount on. It was off by a half inch. I put a level across the deck of the engine and it showed it was high in the back. The mag support up front was also not fitting due to the mag pointing slightly downward. The fix is trimming the mid plate. The question is how much needs to be removed. Using a little math solved that question. The pivot point is the front mount. I just had to take a few measurements then plug them into the correct equation.
24 inches from the front mount to the mid plate.
35 inches from the mid plate to the rear mount.
1/2 inch drop needed.
The math says .200 needs to be removed. The math was right. It's much better than guessing.
Had I known when I was in school I could use math to build cars I would have paid more attention in class.
yeah, I've been using it for years.
How did you know that formula? I leaned that stuff in school, but now 40 years later I don't remember more than the basics. I'm going to call you next time I'm stumped.
I didn't completely remember it. It's been a while for me to. I called my son and his best friend they are both automotive engineers. Happy hemi day Joel.
that's a simple proportion..not much to it.
The math is simple. Trying to remember the equation not so much after 34 yrs.
Not to get off topic but I had a similar problem a while back (building related). I went down to the local church op shop and bought an old geometry book. Problem solved.
Back to regular programming. Still fascinated by this thread. Every day's a day at school!
Now thats a great idea. I would rather use a book any day compared to a computer. Barnes and noble would probable have them also. Next time I'm there I'm getting one.
Geometry was the only math class i did worth a damn in high school(circa 1990). Now, forget it, I can hardly go beyond basic math. You guys are rulers!
I tend to cheat and just figure that stuff out using AutoCAD. Otherwise, I'd have to Google the formula.
This was posted today on the Hot Rod Magazine blog:
Maybe this was a “shot over the head” for the other Drag Week racers to let them know Brian has pulled out all the stops for this season.
LOL great article the competition is going to be running scared now.
The valves that were ordered back in December finally showed up. Last week Roger sent me a pair of valves he modified to my specs just so I could mock up a set of pushrods. I should have pushrods from manton next week. Those will be 7/16 thickwall with tool steel cups. Wasting no time the heads were put together tonight. It was easy to assemble because we had already figured out valve the height and spring pressure over the winter.
Brian could you enlighten us on the topic of your new heads dual plug potential?
This would require a dual mag setup correct?
Or could a secondary plug set be for the street ignition if so engineered?
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