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Projects Return of the Strange Days Bellytank.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chaz, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. We were going along great on this project years ago, and then health issues and the building of our new shop stalled it out. It was within a month or so of completion. We even tried selling it so that someone else could campaign it and get it to the salt.



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    Well, this past weekend we pulled it into the shop to resume work. Years back we even left notes taped to it so that in case we returned to it we wouldn't forget to do something. You can see the yellow note taped to the watertank in this picture.



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    We spent the day re-working the throttle. Next week some more details and adding all the fluids.. Then the following weekend : STARTUP! Thats one we've been looking forward to for a very long time! The goal is to be on the salt for Speedweek!
     
  2. 60srailjob
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
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    Sweet!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Elmo Rodge
    Joined: May 12, 2002
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    Chaz this is great news. I look forward to seeing you at Speedweek. Wayno
     
  4. Derek Mitchell
    Joined: Nov 22, 2004
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    Very cool. Can't wait to see it run.
     
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  5. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    best recheck the current rule book for any changes for your class, and safety upgrades.
    shows ya never know what the future may hold. have fun, go fast.
     
  6. Congratulations,,hope you guys make it to the salt,,,what's next?,,The Wagon?:confused: HRP
     

  7. Si !!!!!!
     
  8. VERY cool news! See you in August!!!!!!
     
  9. Happy to see you getting back to work, cant wait to see the update's.
     
  10. Toymont
    Joined: Jan 4, 2005
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    We were pretty amazed when we pulled the covers at how good our work actually was. LOL
     
  11. TV
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    Look forward to seeing you guys.( Quick an Easy Racing)-- TV @ KV
     
  12. bobadame
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    Man, time does fly. It dosen't seem like that long ago I was following your build. I guess there's a lesson in that.
     
  13. Dr Goggles
    Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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    Great, feared the worst when I saw it for sale, make sure you have the latest updates sorted, head restraint, side movement, inertia switches and fuel cut-outs have changed since you started the build...........welcome back dudes.....

    btw: did I see the Finkosel at Galpins?
     
  14. Toymont
    Joined: Jan 4, 2005
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    We will be sure to recheck all the regs etc. Our main goal is to get it fired up. And yeah the Finkosel is now at Galpin Motorsports
     
  15. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
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    Any updates? Someone locally was asking about this yesterday..........& I told them that I would check the HAMB.

    Chris
     
  16. Toymont
    Joined: Jan 4, 2005
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    The tank was actually sold and the new owners finished it and took it to the salt last year. They managed to do a top run around 207mph. They made a few changes and it turned out great. Proud to have been a part of the project. Look up TSA racing on the Land Speed board and you may find some stuff
     
  17. Here's a video of one of the runs.....




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HGqwZAaJe8&feature=youtu.be
    The car was stretched, and the canopy altered. The guys at TFA racing did a beautiful job on the car, and it made about seven passes on the salt without anything breaking... Top speed was about 207 and change.
    The cost of competing was what killed it for us. Entry fees, lodging, travel, hans device, firesuit, trailer, etc, added up to about half of what we had invested in the car. It just seemed better to pass it off to someone who could handle those expenses.
    We still feel that Front wheel drive, an automatic tranny and a crate engine were great
    choices for cracking the 200 mph barrier which was our initial goal.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2015
  18. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Thanks for update
     
  19. sodbuster
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    Thanks for the update! I will pass along the info........See you on the salt?

    Chris
     
  20. nexxussian
    Joined: Mar 14, 2007
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    Glad to see you are back at it. :)
     

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